Cut Too Deep?

     

    Cutting calories? Good for you, but go too low and you may be being counter productive. Studies show that taking in too few calories lowers metabolism and may increase the production of stress hormone cortisol which causes the body to store extra fat.

     How can you diet and still avoid this pit fall? Be flexible. Allow yourself occasional indulgences. Never take in under 1000 calories a day. Eat healthy meals and try to feel happy and positive about your choices. Keep hunger at bay by eating frequently and including protein with every meal or snack. Try restricting sugar and caffeine which also increase the stress hormone. Exercise along with dieting to help fight stress, build muscle, and burn extra calories.

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