Sleep, stress reduction may help weight loss
They lost anywhere from about 7 pounds to about 30 pounds in a very short amount of time. They lost an average of 5.6 kilograms (about 12 pounds) after eight weeks. Study participants lost about 0.7 kilograms (1.5 pounds) every week. At the end of the eight-week diet, their total cholesterol dropped by 21 percent while their LDL (bad) cholesterol dropped 25 percent. Their triacylglycerol concentrations dropped by 32%. HDL (good) cholesterol remained unchanged.
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The more people exercise the less stressed they are, the less stressed people are the less likely stress eaters (who often become overweight or obese) are going to overeat. March 29, 2011 at 11:44 | Report abuse | Reply Lasciel Excellent point! But, I think most people think they need to go to the gym to accomplish that when walking around your block or taking the stairs at work a couple times a week will do. March 29, 2011 at 12:28 | Report abuse | PennyNot Most over stressed folks who overeat as a result are not stressed by things easily handled by a walk around the block. Long term financial, work, family stress is the factor, not the walk it off kind.
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Stress Reduction and Mindful Eating Curb Weight Gain Among Overweight Women
At week six they attended an intensive seven-hour, silent meditation retreat. Comfort Food May Be Self-Medication for Stress, Dialing Down Stress Response A new study indicates that many humans might be self-medicating when faced with chronic stress, by eating more comfort foods containing sugar and fat. In the long term, the habit may dampen down the bodys stress response, governed by the hormone cortisol, according to UCSF researchers. In a study of 59 healthy, pre-menopausal women published in the November issue of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, UCSF psychologist Elissa Epel, PhD, and her colleagues found that among women who garcinia cambogia extract ranked in the top quarter for chronic life stress, having more abdominal fat was associated with lower daily cortisol secretion, and with less hormone secretion in response to acute stress. Researchers used a scientifically tested survey to gauge psychological stress before and after the four-month study, and recorded the womens fat and cortisol levels.
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