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How Stress is Misunderstood and why Smarter is Better

Anything the body perceives as stress has the potential to negatively impact results

What are examples of stressors?

Too much exercise (long duration moderate to high intensity)

Not enough rest and recovery between training and exercise

Not enough sleep

Eating too little, drastically cutting calories

Ignoring your cues around hunger, energy, cravings

Trying to rush the process

Extremes or significant changes, that become chronic

Consuming toxins, pollutants

Consuming processed, refined, artificial foods and products

Consuming foods or items your body is sensitive to, intolerant or allergic to

What ways might they (stressors) impact results?

Slow results - fat loss, muscle gain

increase fat gain

Cause inflammation

Water retention

Increased hunger

Increased cravings

Low energy or unstable energy

Poor sleep

Mood changes - irritability, anxiousness

Decreased performance

The Metabolism is a stress gauge. It will respond, adjust and adapt to the demands put on it.  What you WANT to do is work WITH your metabolism rather than against it.

You do this by understanding how the metabolism works, how exercise, food, lifestyle influence it; paying attention to your own individual biofeedback, and making intuitive and intentional choices that take all this into account.

It sounds like a lot because likely you’ve been taught to believe that you just have to diet, and/or exercise, and be in a calorie deficit in order to lose weight (or surplus in order to gain muscle).

It’s also likely foreign to you because society and conditioning teaches us to ignore our own physiological and psychological cues from a young age. Cues around hunger, energy, cravings. And cues about how we feel, our mood, and how we perform, look etc. Ignoring these internal cues, and instead leaning on external ones to tell you intonation - when to eat, how much, what to do for exercise, etc - leaves us disconnected from our own body.

Our body, our own metabolism, physiology and psychology WANT to keep us in balance, safe, and healthy. And it’s ALWAYS telling us how and what to do to achieve this. It’s just we don’t listen or honor that.

It’s time we tune in, learn to understand how it works, and apply that information and feedback.

That’s what I’m here for as your coach, as an expert in metabolism, body and behavior change, physiology and psychology. So you can find and do what works for you. So you can have a healthy relationship with your body, food and fitness. So you can simplify and sustainably reach the goals you have.

More is not better. Less is not better.

Smarter is better.

Find YOUR Goldilocks point.

Contact me today,

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