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Every person on this planet thinks about their health on a daily basis. Whether you are a starving mother in a developing nation wondering about how you’re going to feed your children, a body builder in Ohio going for an extra rep on the bench, a software developer in Silicon Valley trying to lose a few pounds, a teenager struggling with acne, and so on, you think about your health in one form or another, daily. Today, our health is a topic with an enormous amount of information at our fingertips — this blog, that TV show, this doctor/‘expert’/coach preaching that diet/workout/product. It is overwhelming and, to be quite honest, unreliable. The answer to being healthy and balanced is not in a fad diet, crazy workout plan, or over priced skincare line. It is easy, simple, and stems from decades of scientific research — and you can learn all about it here. 

Nourish is not a fad. It is not a quick fix. It is not a gimmick. It’s not a paycheck. It is based on real, evidence-based science. To put it simply, it is the truth about your health. Just the simple, honest truth. Finally. 

My name is Lisa Eberly, MPH, RD, and I created Nourish. I am a public health and nutrition masters and registered dietitian in Seattle. I received a biology degree from USC. Following my passion to make the world a healthier place, I received my masters degree in public health and clinical nutrition. I also obtained my registered dietitian license, completing a fellowship in pediatric pulmonary & high-risk infant nutrition and clinical experience in oncology & cardiology. In Fall of 2015, with my education, research, and clinical experience in tote, I created Nourish. 

Nourish offers one-on-one nutrition counseling, group classes, events, discussions, and collaborations with brands, companies, and business to offer nutrition consulting and workshops in the Seattle area. Nationwide, we also partner with brands and companies to promote healthy living through our website and blogs.

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Nutrition, Wellness, Lifestyle, Fitness, Health, Dietetics, Weight Management, Nutrition Counseling

How yoga accidentally helps you lose weight

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How yoga accidentally helps you lose weight

Lisa Eberly

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People do yoga for many reasons, however, it’s never been the go-to for weight loss. I’m about to bust that, and explain how yoga actually helps you lose weight, if that’s what you’re going for, of course!

First, yoga lowers stress. Yoga calms down the sympathetic nervous system, leading to reduced chronic and acute anxiety. Research has proven that people who regularly practice yoga have more brain cells in areas that increase focus, regulate stress, and promote self-awareness.

Sooo….people under high stress typically crave junk food. Thus, less stress means less unhealthy cravings!

The stress-lowering effects of yoga also decrease levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that promotes belly fat and fat storage in general.

Second, yoga has been proven to ward off depression symptoms, making you more happy when you’re doing yoga. Happier people are proven to be more active, burning more calories than depressed or unhappy people per day.

Third, research has shown that regular yoga practice improves quality of sleep. Sleep deprivation is linked to weight gain and decreased levels of leptin, which suppresses appetite. Therefore, yoga improves sleep quality, increasing leptin, suppressing appetite for high-calorie food!

Last, yoga makes you more mindful. Similar to increased self-awareness, yoga helps you slow down and pay attention to your actions. Regular yogis slow down and pay attention to how their food tastes and smells, making them eat less and have fewer cravings than those who don’t, according to research in Appetite.

All these factors form a chain-reaction that makes yoga change your way of living, warding off excess fat. The best part about this form of weight loss is that it’s a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. Yoga affects your hormones naturally, which controls cravings and habits in a sustainable, healthy way.