Don’t let stress bring your fast metabolism diet journey down! Know the fast metabolism diet stress handling tips to overcome your stress!
We all know that being stressed while we’re on a fast metabolism diet journey is a big NO-NO. This is because if we stress ourselves up our body gave emergency signals that causes to store fat instead of losing them. But with our hectic schedule, family and social problems, work-related stuff and other things we couldn’t help but feel stressed with all the pressure surrounding on us. How do we handle them? How do we keep ourselves off from the metabolism-killer stress? Here are the fast metabolism diet stress handling tips you can apply.
Extend Phase 1
Whole grains and fruits in phase 1 have adrenal-calming effects and these foods are very easy to digest in our body. If we are stressed we usually have an abnormal sleeping pattern that slowed up our metabolism. Eating Phase 1 whole grains and fruits will help your metabolism absorb the necessary nutrients your body needs despite of the stressful situation you’re in. You can extend Phase 1 by a day. Your phase rotation for the week will then be 3 days of Phase 1, two days of Phase 2, and two days of phase 3. You can have quinoa, brown and wild rice as a whole grain to soothe the stress in your body without overtaxing your digestive system.
Eat high-glycemic fruits
Eat adrenal-calming fruits that help regulate your stress hormones like mango, pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe and kiwi.
Be sure to drink water half of your body weight, in ounces every day
When you’re dealing with a stressful situation, you tend to breathe more heavily, thus increasing your water needs. Make sure to drink water every day to keep your body hydrated and functioning well, especially if you are dealing with a stressful situation.
Drink Herbal Tea
Herbs will help you calm further and alleviate your stress. Try drinking passionflower, ashwanganda, lemon balm and Siberian tea.
Extend your Cardio-exercise
When we are stressed our mind is not functioning well and was often preoccupied with disturbing thoughts. This results into sabotaging our food and our exercise. While it is recommended to extend Phase 1 when you’re in a stressful situation, it is also recommended to extend your cardio exercise. It’s because our fight or flight instincts kick in and our body wanted to run. Give in to the desire of your body, go for a run. brisk walk, etc. Make yourself sweat and you’ll be rewarded with a clearer and lighter mind when you’re stress was being lifted up.
Sniff a lavender oil
Lavender helps your mind decide which thoughts you should hold and which one to release. Thus, making your mind be focused on one thing instead of overloading it with disturbing and stressful information. Rub a drop or two inside your nostrils.
We shouldn’t let stress get on to us and hindered our fast metabolism diet journey. Let us handle and overcome our stress, and be on track with healing our metabolism, losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle.