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Belly Fat Blues: How Stress and Cortisol Can Expand Your Waistline

Updated: Jan 22

I'm getting older. And sometimes (or all the time) in life, getting older can mean more responsibilities and more stress. Add to that a lack of enough sleep (tell me...what do you consider "enough" sleep?), occasional poor planning for meals, and just hormonal changes that come from aging and I'm prime for extra belly bloat and belly fat. Not what I want to put in a bathing suit to prance around on the beach or at a friend's pool party with, thank you very much.

When I put on weight, it very quickly hits my belly. If I even think about winking at an ice cream cone these days, my waistband seems to get tighter. But you know what? I know that because all the weight is trying to set up summer camp on my belly, it's because of my stress levels – which means finding balance and supporting my endocrine system, like, yesterday. For instance, after leaving a very stressful job a few years ago (seriously, I would cry EVERY day when I got home...sometimes I'd hide and do it while I was there) I lost 10 pounds and my belly shrank right quick. So, I know this about my body and how / why I put on weight in certain areas. Stress can expand your waistline, too. Let's get into a snippet of the science behind this kind of weight gain: when under stress, the body produces cortisol, and an excess production of cortisol has a very direct impact on the weight we carry, specifically in our bellies.

CortiStop supports the glandular systems of women, helping us balance and maintain a healthy weight. Boom. Yesssah. It took me some time to order it, but I just started taking it a few days ago and my pants are already MUCH more comfortable to wear. I'll continue taking two capsules per day for a total of eight weeks, then I'll stop and see if I need to restart after some time (per the instructions). I am so looking forward to hearing about your results, too!


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