Holiday Stress – Why You Have to Deal with It

When stress is always present, your body can’t get rid of the excess cortisol built up in the blood. That cortisol just hangs around, causing lots of trouble: It turns young fat cells into mature fat cells that stick with you forever, and increases your cravings for high-fat, high-carb foods.

Jillian gets deep into the understanding of hormones in her book Master Your Metabolism.

You can get that book for free as an audio book (read by Jillian) by going to

Jillian Help Lu Avoid Chowing Down on Cookies

Jillian’s New Workout Mix, Vol. 4 – Why You NEED Sleep

Jillian has a 60 minute non stop workout mix that will get your heart rate up and keep it there (128 bpm).

Jillian Michaels Workout Mix, Vol. 4 (60 Min Non-Stop) – iSweat Fitness Music

In case you missed them here are links to

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Losing It Soundtrack


Why You Should Get at Least Hours of Sleep

Just two nights of bad sleep will cut your satiety hormone leptin by 20 percent and increase your hunger hormone ghrelin by 30 percent. That one-two punch makes you much more likely to snack on high-carb treats, which couldn’t come at a worse time for your insulin levels. In a recent study, University of Chicago researchers found that just three nights of poor sleep made the bodies of young, healthy test subjects 25 percent less sensitive to insulin. This level of insulin resistance is comparable to that brought on by carrying 20 to 30 extra pounds.

In order to block fat-storage hormones and allow the full release of fat-burning hormones, you need to get at least seven hours of sleep a night!