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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

SKINNY ON OBESITY VIDEO SERIES

Stress causes the same signals as famine and makes us crave dense calories notes Elissa Epel

"Stress causes the same signals that famine does. Stress makes us hungry. Stress turns on the brain pathway that make us crave dense calories," notes Elissa Epel from the Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment, University of California, San Francisco in the 7-part video series called “The Skinny on Obesity” (Episode 6). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 10:13 am | [0] comments

SKINNY ON OBESITY VIDEO SERIES

Stress makes us crave high-fat, high-sweet, high-salt foods notes Elissa Epel

"[W]hen we are stressed, we tend to choose less healthy choices, high-fat, high-sweet food… or high-salt, and it is those 3 that rewards the brain, and to a stressed brain, they are even more rewarding," notes Elissa Epel from the Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment, University of California, San Francisco in the 7-part video series called “The Skinny on Obesity” (Episode 6). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 10:00 am | [0] comments

SKINNY ON OBESITY VIDEO SERIES

Reducing stress and reducing cortisol, reduced belly fat notes Elissa Epel

A study that helped people reduce stress, reduced belly fat notes Elissa Epel from the Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment, University of California, San Francisco in the 7-part video series called “The Skinny on Obesity” (Episode 6).

The program they followed is described below.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 9:30 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CORTISOL

Chronic stress or diet-induced obesity is rarely associated with excess cortisol levels

There are a number of nutritional supplements being sold for weight loss which claim that excess belly fat is caused by elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and their product will help you lose belly fat by reducing cortisol levels. This may be nonsense in the overwhelming majority of cases because "chronic stress or [diet-induced obesity] is rarely associated with [excess cortisol levels]" according to a recent paper about stress and obesity. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 8:19 am | [0] comments
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