The Weekend Binge

overeating

Are you a victim of weekend overeating? The following 5 strategies can help you ditch the binge, guilt and extra weight. So often I hear the story from clients and friends that weekday food choices are healthy and very controlled…..then Friday comes along – the weekend becomes a blur of poor food choices and alcohol binges. We live hectic lives, juggle family, stressful jobs, finances, exercise, kid’s sports, homework, study, the list is endless! So it is not surprising that we get to the weekend and turn to fast food…

Overweight, stressed, fatigued and can’t lose weight?

Chronically elevated cortisol

Chronically elevated cortisol could be the culprit.   Chronic stress is something most of us are dealing with in today’s fast paced lifestyle. Juggling family, work, travel, partners working away, no partner, finances, school and physical activity all increase the release of cortisol, a steroid hormone. Cortisol is produced from cholesterol in the adrenal glands and under normal circumstances is released when we wake, exercise or are under acute stress. Prolonged high levels of stress and chronically elevated cortisol can have deleterious effects on weight, immune function, and chronic disease…