Are you always hungry? (Part Two: Emotions) 

Hey guys!

Today I want to talk about emotional eating as part two to this post. This is so hard to overcome because you have to look beyond food. I can’t tell you how to fix it. This is a time to start that journey to get to know and love yourself. Howvever, I wanted to talk about some tips and appetite vs. hunger.

I am NEVER one to say restrict your hunger, ever ever ever. There are some people though who still struggle with appetite vs hunger. Hunger is that human drive that you need food. Your body is hungry and needs fuel to keep on. This should never be ignored, IMO. On the other hand there is appetite. Appetite is that desire to eat for usually other reasons. Someone brings food to the office and you get a smell of something delicious and then you want food. Your around people eating candy and then you want food. That’s appetite. Sometimes the fun to give in to appetite and I don’t think it should be ignored either. Sometimes though learning to ask yourself “do I really want/need food now” is helpful. Learning to discover WHY you are eating before just eating every good smelling thing. Sometimes the answer is I’m hungry or I want to enjoy company but sometimes the answer is I don’t know why I’m eating.

So moving on here are some tips to help when you can’t stop eating for reasons that aren’t physical. Please don’t use these to restrict when your hungry👍🏼.

1. Eat healthier options: If you’re still really struggling this is definitely going to be the best option. Try and keep trigger foods out of the house (until you feel more balanced) and bring in things to munch on when those feelings arise. Have carrots, salsa, air popped popcorn, apples, rice cakes, etc. Things that are light and healthy as a transition period while your trying to work on emotions.

2. Go run an errand: This can really help. Go to the bank, the store, wherever. Just go run a quick errand and you’ll probably be less munchy when you get back. If you’re still hungry eat a healthy snack.

3. Go on social media: AKA the perfect way to kill time. 😜

4. Call someone: Sounds clique but it works. You don’t have to tell them why you’re calling just catch up, ask about them.

5. Write: I LOVE writing…books, songs, journaling. Escape into a new world for a bit.

If this is something you struggle with I highly recommend The Body Book by Cameron Diaz. Don’t judge because a celeb wrote it, haha, it’s a GREAT book!

From my friend at randemoss.com, another GREAT resource!👌🏼

I hope this helps! Have a great day😊 ~ Aubrey

Do you or have you struggled with thise? What helped/helps you?

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Are you literally ALWAYS hungry?

  1. Eat enough greens/minerals: I’ve talked about this a lot but you would be surprised how much volume and how filling veggies can be. Plus, mineral rich foods can be really filling for a low calorie count. Not to mention minerals are SO good for you!:)
  2. Eat enough fiber: Fiber is very filling that’s why oatmeal is going to more filling than snickers or oat bran is more filling than oatmeal. Try increasing your fiber slowly and see how you feel.
  3. Sugar Balance: Eating to much sugary foods (even fruits) can make you crave more sugar but on the other token if you don’t eat enough sugar in your diet it can lead to lots of cravings. So just take a glance at your intake now and evaluate:)
  4. Is your diet working for you?: Sometimes to find a diet that fits with your taste buds and lifestyle choices you have to experiment. Do you like your food? Are you eating too much or too little? So many factors to look at, which is why there are like a million different diets out there.
  5. Intermittent Fasting: If you don’t have a history of food issues you can try intermittent fasting. It’s definitely not for everyone but it shortens your eating time but it allows you to eat more just in a shorter time.
  6. Cravings: Are you really craving certain foods. Maybe you need to just give in. Sometimes having that cookie or whatever it is will satisfy in a way no other food can. On the other hand is there a substitute you can make. Acknowledging your hunger and cravings will really help your satisfaction:)
  7. Not a Good Balance of Macros: If you eat to much or to little of something this can drastically affect your hunger. Try switching around the types of foods you are eating and see if that helps (i.e. more/less protein, more/less carbs, etc.).
  8. Calorie Restricting: If you don’t eat enough or set goals that are to tough right now you really can set yourself up for insatiable hunger or binges later on.
  9. Healthy Weight: If you aren’t at a healthy weight your body may increase your hunger drive to protect you and bring you back into balance. Being at healthy weight, especially as a female, is very important.
Beauty Detox Power by Kimberly Snyder is a great book if this topic interests you!     Beauty Detox
I hope this helps! I know first hand how tough this can be and these tips helped me. I was just coming out of being very sick and underweight and couldn’t get full no matter how much I had.
Emotions can also play a huge roll in this so I will do a follow up post on that:)
Have a GREAT day!
<3: Aubrey
Have you or someone you know gone through this?

How to: Naturally Whiten your Teeth While Increasing the Health of your Mouth (Lots!)

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to do a video on 12 ways to whiten your teeth naturally without spending a bunch of money and ingesting a lot of chemicals. Some of these are more common sense but I wanted to include them as reminders!!!!;)

1. Essential Oxygen Hydrogen Peroxide Rinse: This stuff has made such a difference for me. The hydrogen peroxide has totally cleaned and whitened my teeth dramatically.

2. Tumeric Paste: I use this daily and will switch this to every other day once my mouth is at the health and whiteness I want to be. Take 1 tbs. turmeric powder and mix with a little water to make a paste. Then, use a SEPERATE toothbrush to brush your teeth. The toothbrush will stain but it’s okay, that is why you use a separate one. Then, you will brush teeth and use your rinse AFTER. This seems weird but it really helps!

3. Oil Pulling: Take a sesame or coconut oil and swish in your mouth for 20 minutes then SPIT IT OUT. I know this seems crazy but it has SO many health benefits. I will link more information: here.

4. Floss and Brush your Teeth 2x a Day: Come on guys 2X A DAY!;)

5. Tounge Scraping: People neglect cleaning their tounge, but a simple tounge scraping in the AM could take care of that.

6. Watch Your Diet (Sugar, Wine, Coffee): Eating a ton of sugar can really hurt your teeth and if you eat something sugary try eating something low sugar with it and wash your teeth after. Also, remember that wine and coffee can stain your teeth so be aware of your intake of these things.   

 7. Alkaline Diet: If you are too acidic your body can stat taking calcium from your bones. Extremely bad news for your teeth.

8. Eat Enough/ Prevent Osteoporosis: If you don’t eat enough you can develop osteoporosis which will REALLY affect your teeth long term. This is why dentists are usually one of the first people to find eating disorders.

9. Fun Fact: Strawberries are natural teeth whitener because they contain malic acid which is a enamel whitener so eat up!

Don’t forget the giveaway

What are your beautiful white teeth tips?

With love and you beautiful smiles ❤

How to Not Feel Restricted on a Healthy Lifestlye. 

I talked about how to make a diet your own here and today I wanted to follow it up with tips on how to not feel restricted on a healthy lifestyle.

When you follow a specific boring plan it can definitely feel restricting. Some people fall off and now some people go it IIFYM which is okay, but some people don’t want to eat processed foods and then counting macros becomes a lot of work. That is where, hopefully, some of these tips come in to help out:

1. Add Super foods: You’d be amazed at the difference this can make it making your healthy lifestyle more fun. The only thing is only if super foods are in your budget at the moment, you can get good deals though. It can easily transform your berry smoothie into acai bowl or your normal apple at lunch to a handful of delicious mulberries. I love doing this with my diet all the time.

2. Add Toppings: Instead of drinking your green drink put it in a bowl and add coconut flour, coconut shreds, and dried fruit. BOOM! If your doing a “boring” salad every day add toppings or make your dressing. It really makes it all so much better.

3. (Sweet tooth People) Don’t be afraid to make your meals dessert. Instead of having tofu and broccoli, make a tofu chocolate pudding with cucumber slices for dipping or instead of a salad with a tomato based dressing make your salad with greens, dried and fresh fruit with a mango based dressing.

4. (Savory People) Keep spices on hand. Take your steamed veggies add nutritional yeast, garlic, and real salt. Bam, pizza veggies. Instead of fruit based smoothies, make creamy veggie soups like cucumber avocado soup or tomato soup with hemp seeds and chia seeds.

5. Make Subsitutes: You can google and find a substitute for anything. Banana ice cream vs. Regular Ice cream, Mulberry Blueberry vs. Regular cereal, and so on. So many great ideas.

Don’t forget the enter the giveaway: here.

I hope this helps you stay on your journey!
Be kind to yourselves,

❤ Aubrey

Cranberry Avocado Waffles

This recipe is a real treat. It’s so good!

Cranberry Avocado Waffles:
~2 Flax Eggs

~1 Chia Eggs

~3/4c Oat Fiber (Nunaturals)

~1/4c Cranberries

~1 Small Banana

~1/2 Small Avocado

~Stevia

~Baking Powder

~Cinnamon

~(OPT) Sea Salt, Acai Powder

Mix “eggs”, oat fiber, stevia, baking powder, and cinnamon. Put in waffle maker. Top with sea salt, acai powder, cinnamon, 1/2 Avocado, and the banana.

This was has been my favorite waffle recipe yet! The cranberry/avocado/banana combo is AMAZING!!!

Another benefit of this recipe is cranberries are AMAZING for you! They really nourish your urinary tract. Funny I know, but important.

Have you tried this combo? ❤

Lemon Poppyseed Waffles With Blueberries❤️

  Today’s recipe is really fun and a unique set of flavors:)!

Lemon Poppyseed Waffles with Blueberries

~2 Flax Eggs

~1 Chia Egg

~3/4c Oat Fiber

~Tsp. Lemom Zest

~TBS. Lemon Juice

~TBS. Poppy Seed

~Stevia

~Sea Salt

~Baking Powder

~Frozen Blueberries

~(OPT) Superfood: Purple Corn Powder  … Benefits: TONS of antioxidants, more than blueberries, and tons of phytonutrients

Mix all ingredients except blueberries in a bowl really well. Spray waffle maker with coconut oil and add in batter one at a time. This makes a lot of waffles:D.

Finally, add sea salt and frozen blueberries. They will melt and form a sort of yam on there…Mmmmmm!

Don’t forget to tag me in your creations!

Love you all!

Aubrey

Zit Zappers💥

Hey guys! So no matter how clean you eat or how well you take care of your skin inevitably you get a zit at some point. And they suck!!!

This post is to give you some of my top zit zapping techniques. 😜

*Click the pictures for the links*

1. I swear by this stuff!!!! (Warning: it is not natural at all but I only use a little bit rarely and it works so well. If this isn’t for you go to the next one). It’s by Clean and Clear and you just dab a little on the zit and literally gone the next day! It stings a lot so be warned haha!

2. Use a clay mask.  Mix it wth apple cider vinegar and peppermint essential oil (just a little!). Your face with feel so fresh and clean.

3.  Use an aspirin mask on the zit.

4. Use Witch Hazel on the zit.

5. Don’t wear makeup (at least face makeup) until the zit is gone. Makeup and a ton of product will make it a lot worse. It really will!

6. Change your pillowcase. Your pillowcase collects lots of germs and such so you want to change it fairly often but change it that night when your skin is acting up.

I hope this helps!!!!

Which of these will you try? ❤️