And other usless emotions

Confusion. Worry. Anxiety. All examples of what I refer to as Indulgent Emotions. Because indulging in any one of these emotions doesn’t yield anything at all, except the experience of experiencing them.


That’s right, and what’s more the stress that is heaped upon your body when you are spinning in one of these useless emotions floods your body with the hormone Cortisol.

Cortisol is what directs the fight or flight impulse. When you are being chased by a grizzly bear, you better have some cortisol racing through the pipes.

But when you are just going about the day to day things like driving to work, interacting with your boss or co-workers, it is complete waste.

And what’s more, at a cellular level you are building up such tolerance for cortisol, that it takes much more to get the same effect (your cells are addicted to cortisol).

High cortisol levels reduce the body’s natural ability to release excess weight.

So if you, like me, want to lose the spare tire around your waist, and button up your jeans with pride, you may want to take an inventory of exactly how much of your waking hours you devote to useless emotions.

In North America we seem to have gotten into a one-upmanship game with stress. It goes like this, “I am under such terrible stress at work”, “well you wouldn’t believe the stress of putting two kids through college”, “I don’t know, the stress of planning for retirement is about to kill me”.

You get the drift. My stress is bigger than your stress.

Perhaps there is a better Way

What if by spending 15 minutes each morning just breathing, or meditating, you could reduce your stress by 25%.

Well the cortisol bath your cells are in would start to subside, the cells could begin to recover and loosen their death grip on the fat inside.

Whoa, lose weight by relaxing? Yes, that is what I am saying.

If you would like to explore how your feelings affect your weight, Click Here. Get on my schedule and let’s talk. In the 20-30 minutes we spend, you will get an understanding of how a few simple steps can yield BIG results. And that losing weight doesn’t have to be so hard.

Dani Bates