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Question From A Reader:

Dear Rose,

I’m tired all the time unless I drink coffee in the morning. I can’t seem to lose this 10 pounds to save my life, even though I exercise and eat pretty healthy. I think I have adrenal exhaustion, but how can I tell?

~ Anna, from Chicago

Rose’s Answer:

Seems like everybody’s under stress nowadays.

When you’re body is under too much stress it causes your adrenal glands to be exhausted from overload, and it can make it literally impossible to lose weight, cause depression, and cause you to have little to no energy.

Stress & Adrenal Exhaustion Effects:

– Weight gain – even on a low calorie diet
– Tired or low energy – rely on caffeine for energy
– Speeds up the aging process – Look & feel older
– Depression/Anxiety
– throws off your hormones
– suppresses your thyroid

I can’t tell you how many of my clients will tell me that they started gaining weight 6 months to a year after a traumatic or stressful event like losing a loved one, or a divorce.

How to tell if you have adrenal exhaustion:

Are you tired a lot? I mean, when you go without caffeine for a few days? Do you feel like you are under a lot of stress – real or imagined? Are you unable to lose weight, even with regular exercise? Chances are if you think you have it, you do.

Adrenal Exhaustion Signs:

Do you ever feel light-headed when you stand up too quickly?
Do you crave salt and/or salty foods?
Look in a mirror and stick out your tongue. Is it shaky? Can you hold it still? that’s a sure sign. Seriously – I know it sounds crazy, but it’s a tell-tale sign.
Are you jumpy or easily startled? If someone jumps around a corner and yells “BOO”! does it always scare you?
Do you have difficulty losing weight, even when you exercise and eat right?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, there is a high probability that you are suffering from adrenal exhaustion.


From Sarah – Holistic Nutrition Coach, Rose Cole, publishes the Wellness with Rose eZine. If you’re ready to lose the last 10-20 stubborn pounds without dieting, and increase your energy all naturally, get your free subscription at her site! Rose has helped me and many people I know. She’s unbelievably knowledgeable, and she gives free teleclasses often…go get her newsletters and see how she can help you…

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