May 222012

So I mentioned before how stress can cause you to gain belly fat and why it's important to minimize your stress. You can click the link above to see that story but the bottom line is that stress can make your belly fat. So today I'm going to share with you an awesome technique to lower your stress.

That technique is taking a bath with epsom salt. Just as the name implies it's a salt that's mainly used for stress relief or pain relief. If you use epsom salt you'll lower your stress level and if you don't then you'll have a tough time lowering stress & remember more stress means a bigger stomach.

How Epsom Salt Helps You Lower Stress
When you stress your body goes through several changes internally and externally. One of those internal changes is a loss of magnesium and an increase in adrenaline. Magnesium is responsible for the health of your muscle tissue.
So when you’re low in it: your muscles won't perform as well and your heart can start to beat abnormally which will affect your heart given enough time. How that connects is like this: your stressful day causes your muscles to perform worse which means you won't build as much muscle after your exercises which means you won't burn as many calories as you would if your stress level was lower.
You can see where this is going and this isn't even the main reason why stress affects the belly region. This is more of a side-effect. The way epsom salt helps is it allows your body to reabsorb magnesium which corrects that balances but it also alters your mood by lowering your adrenaline which puts your back in a calm state.
How To Use Epsom Salt In Your Bath
Before starting your bath it's important to set aside 15 minutes without any distractions. You want to get "lost" in your bath & fully relax so that means put everything away including your cell phone. Using epsom salt is easy; all you have to do is pour 2 cups into your bath. Make sure the water is warm and I like to pour it in when the water is running.
Next just get in the bath and just sit back and relax for 15 minutes and you're done. If you want to stay longer you're more than welcome too and I recommend you do this about 2-3 times a week. If you're stressing really bad then doing it daily is a good idea.
Now you know why it's important to reduce your stress if you want to lose belly fat. Stress causes all kinds of negative damage to your body and it's really a shame. So don't let stress mess up your chances of getting a flat belly. What I want you to do right now is go out to a store and buy some epsom salt. You can find it online or in local stores, you shouldn't have a problem finding it. I've bought it from walmart or target.
After you buy it, test it out that night and see how you feel after you do it. I bet you'll feel more relaxed & calm after doing it and you might even get addicted to these baths, which would be a good thing. How did you enjoy the epsom salt bath? Let me know in the comments below.
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  10 Responses to “Belly Fat Loss Stress Reducing Tip: Epsom Salt”

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  1. Tell me how to stop excessive armpit sweating and how to burn stomach fat with epsom salt

    • Hi Nkechi,

      Not sure that either of these items will help you lose belly fat, the point of the article is to reduce your stress, which if you have too much of it in your life will cause you to gain belly fat. Hopefully that’s more clear.

  2. Aww dis awsum I hv tried it n I feel great tanx

  3. Thanks for sharing this tip. I will try it for sure.

  4. I gained 20 pounds after breaking my foot a month after I lost my only daughter.  I was on the couch as per doctor's orders not to walk if possible for 3 months.  I am not severely overweight, 149, 5'7" now, usually  around the 130 mark.  I have been trying to do situps and be very careful of what I eat.  I am walking more now and hope that this epsom salts bath can help me reduce the belly fat.  I gained it nowhere else except my stomach.  My stress level has been through the roof since March when my daughter died.  I try very hard to control it, no medication, just breathing, walking, trying to mediate. Sometimes it works, often times it doesn't and I just have to cry it all out.

    • Hi Carolaan,

      First of all I have to say I’m sorry for your tragic loss, that’s one of the most painful experiences someone can go through. I’d really like to speak with you to help you reduce your stress so you can lose more belly fat. Please contact me so I can offer you some help.

  5. This was very helpful, thank you! :)

  6. I took a bath with it and was very relaxed. I haven't soaked in a tub in three years just showers everyday. It felt so good I took another. I had back surgery so now I can't in yet but I take the magnesium pills. Can't wait to dive back in.

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