When Denise Harding went through the menopause aged 32, she could never have imagined the toll it would take on her body and her mental health.
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Yellow food is food of the gods, from macaroni cheese to pancakes or eggs - and now that the days have got colder and darker, we’re getting ready to stuff our faces with it more. According to research by The Happy Egg Company, eating yellow foods releases high levels of happy hormones as we associate bright colours with happiness. Macaroni cheese came next in popularity, followed by bananas and pancakes, and over two thirds of us want to see more yellow food in our fridge.
Nothing quite beats that first-thing caffeine fix. Research gathered by Ph.D candidate Steven Miller at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda and reported by Metro reveals that that the human body is on something called the circadian clock: a sort of 24-hour hormone cycle that is generally regulated by sunlight. At around 8 or 9 a.m., the day’s first dose of cortisol - a stress-related hormone that makes us feel alert and awake, in a similar way to caffeine – is released, then again between noon and 1 p.m., and then once more between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Talking to PopSugar, leading stress expert Dr Pete Sulack, explained that an emotionally charged crying session can help you shift a few extra pounds. It’s all to do with the fact that tears contain stress hormones. Well, cortisol is the stress hormone that can make you feel anxious, panicky and can cause your body to cling to belly fat.