Reduce caffeine – caffeine increases cortisol levels, cortisol is released in response to stresses in the body. Cortisol suppresses the immune system and raises blood sugar levels – high cortisol levels is the last thing you need if you are trying to reduced body fat and lose weight.
Get quality sleep – sleep is essential for recovery, when you sleep your body is healing and detoxifying. Sleeping is the most anabolic thing you can do – meaning that it’s the most opposite thing to being stressed.
Find some ME time – set aside portions of your day where you can be alone and relax. Learn to switch off, a stressed mind = raised cortisol.
Listen to your body – recovering properly from workouts and finding an equal balance is important. Experiment with training volume and frequency to see what works best for your body.