Try these surprising yet effective tricks to boost your weight loss success this summer:
The Cuddle Hormone Oxytocin
Did you know that the hormone oxytocin, released during orgasm, but also breast feeding, cuddling, petting your dog or getting a massage, is a powerful inhibitor of cravings? Research suggests that oxytocin can help with weightloss efforts as it makes it much easier to stick to a healthy diet, and that ‘high’ you get from physical touch not only curbs hunger, but will also make you feeling so much more confident and happy in your body.
Research shows that just one night of not enough enough good quality zzz’s will make it much harder to you stick to healthy living efforts like a diet, as your brain goes into survival mode, making you crave junk foods. It’ll also make you slightly insulin resistant and inflamed the next day, both contributing to that dreaded muffin top layer around the waist, and puffing up, even if you may be overall slim!
Featured in the August Edition of Bella Magazine.