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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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? ❤️

Cinnamon Swirl Waffles❤️

 Another recipe!!!! 😀 

This one is “low carb”, high fiber, balances blood sugar, and so filling and delicious. ❤️

 
Cinnamon Swirl Waffle Stack:

~ 2 Flax Eggs (I like the sprouted one by Navitas Naturals)

~ 1 Chia Egg 

~ 3/4c NuNaturals Oat Fiber (You can use oat flour too) 

~ Baking Powder

~1/2 TBS. cinnamon

~ Stevia

~ Sea Salt

Put in waffle maker coated with coconut oil. Top with cinnamon, sea salt and stevia. 

Add any other toppings you like. 

What toppings are you going to add? 😊💋

Homemade Raw Vegan Banana Nut Fudge 

Ya’ll are gonna die this recipe is amazing!!!!!!! I’m gonna get straight to it.

Raw Vegan Banana Nut Fudge:

~1c coconut oil

~1/2c nut butter of choice

~2 small mashed bananas

~Approx. 1/2c Cocao powder

~(Options) Sweentener of choice, cinnamon, vanilla, dash sea salt

Mash them all together. Push flat into a pan, cut into pieces about 1 inch each, and freeze. Then devour.

*Exercise portion control sadly this does make a lot of servings. 😜

*If you want to make this raw make sure you are using the raw versions of these ingredients. If not, no biggie.

This is gonna make a great Holliday recipe.

Do you like fudge? 😊💕