DE-STRESS FOR DIET SUCCESS
Now, the last thing we want to do is stress you out, but all your dieting could be a colossal waste of time because of exactly that: stress. A study by Ohio State University found that anxiety can undo all your hard work and abstinence by driving up intestinal inflammation, which dampens your weight-control hormone leptin, regardless of how virtuous the meal. Struggle to stay calm and keep anxiety down? Here’s an easy way: add more olive oil and sunflower oil to your diet. Both contain the anti-inflammatory oleic acid, which relaxes the gut. Now chill.