You wake up and the first thing you do is start scrolling and before you know it time has gone by and your morning routine or workout plans are out the window. Hell, you can’t even go pee mid day without bringing it with you to scroll for those .2 seconds. You cook dinner and scroll. You spend the whole rest of your night scrolling, ditching any plans you had to read, stretch, walk, or be present with family. You get into bed and scroll. And you wake up just to do it all over again. It all comes back to cortisol baby! Not only is social media creating false beliefs that you need to lose weight due to its unrealistic filters and highlight reels creating negative thoughts about your body. These constant thoughts of being unworthy are stressful. But then let’s add some fuel to the already stressed out fire with those EMF’s and constant blue light exposure (that clearly were not created with our physiology in mind) and we have ourselves a wildfire. Cortisol is released when you’re under stress. This sends your body into fight-or-flight mode, temporarily pausing regular bodily functions and slowing your metabolism. While this hormone is essential to survival, it can become harmful in excess amounts. “Laura, I’m doing all the right things but I can’t lose weight.” Says the woman that is up on her cell phone and lap top all hours of the night or can’t get her shit together because her phone is impeding on routines and habits. “I have to be up, it’s the only time I have for myself, is there a supplement I can take to help with the stress hormones?” No. I don’t care if you are wearing 3 pairs of blue blockers and taking stress reducing adaptogens. You are not addressing the problem in the first place. Blue light blockers don’t give you permission. Evaluate do you really need to lose weight or are you running into the comparison trap on social media. I can guarantee its the latter. Take away social media for 30 days, a week, or just unfollow those people that are making you feel less than and see how much your life, health and thoughts around your weight change. Perhaps losing weight has everything to do with false expectations, influence + habits.
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