How Being Stress Addict Thickens Your Waistline For Life

Working too much, caring for your family close and far? Trying to be everything for everybody? Stressed out?

Many of us are stress addicts. We claim to want inner peace, but if life gets too peaceful, we go seeking our next hit of our drugs of choice – cortisol and adrenalin. 

Why chronically elevated stress hormone cortisol levels are dangerous for your body, mind and spirit? 

You are whole, right? And everything must be balanced in order to work in harmony so you can be truly alive, vibrant and enjoy your life in fullest.

I am sure you know that your body has amazing ability to heal itself. It knows how to fix broken proteins, kill cancer cells, prevent aging, and fight infection. It even know how to heal ulcers, make skin lesions disappear and knit together broken bones!

Although it cant do it all by itself. You need to help – because those natural self-repair mechanisms don’t work if you’re stressed or live under prolonged chronic stress. 

10 Signs You Have WAY Too Much Stress aka Cortisol 

So how do you know if you’re a stress addict? Here are 10 signs that you’ve made stress hormone cortisol your drug of choice.

1. You’re not sleeping well.

Cortisol levels are supposed to drop at nighttime, allowing your body to relax and recharge. But if your cortisol levels are too high, you might notice that, even if you’ve been tired all day, you get a second wind right around bedtime. Then you toss and turn all night – and feel tired again the next day.

2. Even when you sleep well, you’re still tired.

Over time, high levels of cortisol deplete the adrenal glands and predispose you to chronic fatigue. So if you feel like your get up and go got up and went, you’re probably stressed.

3. You catch colds and other infections easily.

Cortisol deactivates your body’s natural self-repair mechanisms, which means that your immune system which is perfectly designed by nature to keep you healthy goes caput, leaving you vulnerable to every cootie you encounter.

4. You crave unhealthy foods.

Cortisol raises your blood sugar, putting you at risk of diabetes. High glucose levels then bump up your insulin levels, which then drop your blood sugar – and all of a sudden – yes, you guessed it – you’re struck with wild cravings for sweets.

5. You experience backaches and headaches.

When your cortisol levels are high over a long period of time, your adrenal glands start to get depleted. This raises prolactin levels, increasing the body’s sensitivity to pain, such as backaches and muscle aches. Excessive cortisol also hypersensitizes the brain to pain, such that even the slightest twinge can excite the nerves of the brain, causing headaches.

6. Your sex drive is in the crapper.

Consider cortisol the anti-Viagra.  When stress hormones are high, libido-inducing hormones like testosterone drop and voila… nothing.

7. Your gut acts up.

Your gastrointestinal system is very sensitive to stress hormones like cortisol.  You might experience nausea, heartburn, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, or constipation as a result of too many stress hormones.
8. You feel anxious.

Cortisol and adrenalin can lead to jitters, nervous stomach, feelings of panic, even paranoia.

9. You feel blue.

High levels of cortisol suppress production of serotonin, and next thing you know, you’re awash in doom and gloom.

10. You’re gaining weight, especially around your abdomen, even when you eat well and exercise.

Cortisol tends to make you thick around the middle, even when you’re doing everything “right.” 

Sound familiar? 

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