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Session 2: Stress Be Gone Sadly, stress can contribute to weight gain.

While certain levels of cortisol are good for us, chronic stress causes the cortisol levels to elevate to a point where it starts causing problems: ► Abdominal weight gain (“belly fat”) ► Sleep problems ► Depressed immune system ► Blood sugar abnormalities High cortisol levels tell the body that it needs something with a lot of calories, the faster the better. When we’re facing this type of situation, raw carrots and kale chips rarely come to mind. Fortunately, there are ways to bring calm into your ‘being’, which has the wonderful effect of reducing your cortisol response and levels, and those “the only thing that will work is a chocolate milkshake and fries” cravings. One of the very best ways to manage stress, reduce chronic stress, achieve a healthy level of cortisol, and keep those cravings for high calorie, not-so-healthy, foods is to make meditation a part of your everyday routine.

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