Weight-Loss and Stress–and the power of getting into Pleasure!

Theresa Before and AfterHave you found a correlation in your life between feeling stressed out and gaining weight?

When you’re stressed, your body releases a hormone called cortisol which slows down your metabolism, causing you to gain weight. And when you are stressed, this same hormone triggers you to reach for fattier, saltier and sweeter foods.

Chocolate is comforting in the first few bites, but emotional eating to comfort stress can lead to adding on extra pounds, which is not comforting and only adds to the stress in your life.

What’s a girl to do? There is one sure-fire remedy for stress, and that’s PLEASURE. And by it’s very definition, it means feeling good.

When you are in PLEASURE, or what I like to call Body Joy, you release neurotransmitters called endorphins― and your body feels light and beautiful, happy and free, and naturally high! Endorphins are those natural body messengers that make you feel SO GOOD after taking a brisk walk, or dancing in the living room, or running down the beach with a dog or child. Endorphins are your body’s natural reward system for taking the actions that are the most healthy and truly comforting for you.

You have to understand that getting into PLEASURE is essential in your ability to lose weight.

You know, in our cultural learning of the best ways to lose weight–we are usually trained that we need to suffer to do it. Things like working out and dieting are very hard to maintain because of the energy of depriving yourself, of not following your body’s natural design of feeling good to lose weight.

One of the best ways to tap into your natural PLEASURE and your natural sensual self, is to DANCE. Dancing and rocking your hips to the beat and shaking your delicious booty, is a sure fire to activate your Pleasure center.

Women’s pleasure center is in their hips–it is where the core of our movement comes from, we feel things in our gut, being tapped into our sensual selves makes us feel overflowing and creative in every area of our lives.

Shaking your hips and booty just feels so good! And tapping into your natural wellspring of creativity, pleasure, sensuality, and power gets you on your way to feeling great in your body and knowing that anything, and everything, is possible.

It’s not about grueling workouts or riding an exercise bike for an hour–which just conditions you to believe in the necessity of struggle, it’s about getting into joy and play and being “in” your body.

If you are ready to experience sustained weight-loss through the power of pleasure, then you have to check out Theresa Stevens’ free training on the power of pleasure and happiness to help you lose weight. Visit her website here: {affiliate link}

Tapping into your body’s natural pleasure, beauty, and energy is deeply satisfying in every area of your life. Visit www.loseweightbydancing.com to learn more today!

Theresa Stevens
Inspirational Dance Teacher and
Founder, Lovelight Samba

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