Crying Can Help You In Weight Loss Truth or Myth?
Don’t believe crying can help you in Weight Loss?
Let’s check out some of the science behind it
Being overweight can be trying experience emotionally, especially when you’ve tried everything and are seeing minimal results. We talk a lot about the importance of proper diet and exercise as the main way to drop your weight, but we didn’t say anything about it being easy.
Unfortunately the ears are probably gonna come, but which tears?
There’s 3 different types of tears a person releases : Basal, Reflex and Emotional
Basal Tears are your regular everyday tear that helps keeps your eyes lubricated. We don’t really notice when they’re happening which is kind of a point.
Reflex Tears are named after their function these tears are responding to your environment this type of tear that comes when you get smoke in your eyes or stub your toe….ouch!!
Emotional Tears we’re going to focus now these are the tears that flow when you are overcome with emotion. When you hear a sad song that you love or when you’re being frustrated at the fact you’re not losing weight as fast as you’d like
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you that you should cry all the time, it’s more like allowing yourself to feel the emotions you’re feeling when they happen. Instead of holding back the tears, try letting them out. When we’re stressed in such bad situations we’re likely to release the stress hormone which is called cortisol.
This hormone along with the emotional tears is the magic combination that will likely result in you shedding some weight that’s why it feels so good when you just let your tears and emotions out instead of instead bottling them up, you can give your body a break from the stress. You’re releasing all that cortisol which can have all sorts of negative effects on the body like high blood pressure, lowered immunity and yes weight gain.
If you don’t allow these emotions to run their course, you’re likely to have more cortisol to coarse through your system instead of sitting and stewing about something and bottling up your emotions. When your not expending energy in a healthy way, like crying or channeling it through physical activity your body will crave sugar, and make you hungry.
So as a response your body becomes too hungry after the cortisol has run it’s coarse.
Top researchers also believe that stress caused by high cortisol levels will encourage weight gain around your mid section specifically, though they don’t really have an answer as to why this happens.
One of the main ways to battle overloading your body with the hormone cortisol is to deal with your emotions and stressors.
To quote Mark Twain : “if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen all the day long”.
Basically you have to eat the frog.
This means that if you have something hard to do, you should do it first.
When you dealing with something that’s really got you stressed, the best thing to do is face it head on that way you won’t have to stress about it any longer, and if you want to cry about it afterwards, you’ll basically be giving your body what it needs anyway. We’re betting you’ll feel 80-90% better once you face what’s troubling you and let your emotions out afterwards.
One Word of Caution
We don’t want you to get confused with allowing your emotions to run their course and depression. If you or a loved one is depressed then you should ask for help from a friend, family member or loved one. We’re just talking about letting yourself cry once in a while, and you could really help reduce the level of cortisol building up in your body. In fact, not only does letting it all out feel good, studies show this type of crying has the potential to remove toxins from your body that have been building as well.
When it comes to losing weight, the formula is still the same. Eat healthy and fewer calories than you’re eating in a day and burn those calories off by physical activity.
That’s really all there is to it
Honestly, crying feels pretty good if you’re using it as a way to lose a few extra pounds, then why not let your feelings show. Everybody cries now and again, you’d be amazed at how wonderful and refreshed you’ll feel after let it all out. it can actually be very cathartic plus you’ll be channeling all that hormone cortisol on a healthy and natural way.
Reducing your cortisol levels will lead to a healthier you, body and mind.