I know that when your body is under a lot of stress, you 'cortisol' dump, and the older you get....the harder it is to process, and it is 'stored' in the belly area (fat). Just above my hips, and just below my ribs I have this 'pooge' that I want to go away. I am 5'7" and 127lbs, and it's about 3lbs of 'pooge' that needs to go. Sit ups are out of the question (back) I am SUPER active, I do not drink soda, I do not consume fast food, processed packaged foods, artificial sweeteners. 1. Is there a way to 'purge' the extra cortisol that has built up in my mid-section. 2. How do I get rid of this belly. It's just gross.