The Surprising Thing That's Making You Pack on Belly Fat

Lexi Petronis, Glamour magazine

If your problem area is your tummy, you may think you've tried every option to whittle away fat. But wait, have you considered this surprising advice?

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"When stress is high, a hormone called cortisol shoots up," write the editors of Women's Health. "And high cortisol levels equal high belly fat." Here's the surprising advice that has nothing to do with exercise or diet: "Take at least 10 to 15 minutes a day to decompress and reduce your cortisol levels, and a flat stomach will be one less thing to worry about."

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Some de-stress ideas:
*Take a hot bubble bath with lavender
*Stretch or do yoga poses in silence
*Write each day in a journal
*Sip herbal tea while listening to soothing music (my fave)
*Spend a half hour in bed before falling asleep praying, meditating or just quietly daydreaming

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Have you considered the stress-belly fat connection?


P.S. Eva Longoria cut back on this and lost belly fat. And, the easy ab workout to blast belly fat...

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