Don't let stress stop you from losing weight! We all know that stress slows weight loss, thanks to the production of stress hormones. To fight the stress and keep the weight loss going, try these stress-busting teas:
- Valerian Tea -- Valerian root helps you sleep better, and it's more effective than sleeping pills - plus no negative side effects!
- Passionflower Tea - This tea contains chrysin, a flavone that works like Xanax. It will help you to relax, reduces anxiety, and can help you feel sleepy.
- Rooibos Tea - Rooibos helps to reduce levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) in your body, can stop your hunger pangs, and may even prevent your body from storing excess fat.
- Chamomile/Lavender Tea - The blend of soothing chamomile and depression-fighting lavender will help to balance your emotions and fight fatigue.
- Green Tea - Green tea targets fat cells in the belly, making it easier for your body to burn. Plus, the small energy boost helps you get through your work day!
- Kava Kava - This root (from the Pacific Islands) helps to reduce stress and anxiety, quieting your mind and helping you get to sleep more easily. Great for insomniacs!