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3 Ways to Control The #1 Belly Fat Causing Hormone

by Joel Marion
Today I have a little science lesson for you about what I call the “belly fat” hormone: cortisol. Cortisol is a steroid hormone that’s produced in the adrenal glands. It’s a normal, natural hormone your body releases when you wake up in the morning, exercise, as well as when you’re under stress. When you’re faced with something that causes stress (say, you see a bear), your adrenals release cortisol to prepare for the fight-or-flight response (in a beautiful dance with epinephrine). This floods your system with glucose (blood sugar), so your muscles have enough energy to deal with the stress. It also slows insulin, so the glucose can be used immediately. Your heart rate increases until you escape the stressor. (Bye bear!) And then your body and hormone levels return to normal as you breathe a deep sigh of relief. Editor’s Note: 8 Healthy Foods That Cause Flab Unfortunately, in today’s day and age, our stressors are less likely to be short-lived stressors we can quickly ge…

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