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?

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

5 Ways to Cleanse Your Liver Daily

Ahhh, your liver. 

That hard working little organ does SO much for you. It’s the reason all the toxic crap-ola doesn’t hurt you all the time. Too many of us are doing things that hurt the livers abilities to do its job (detox and much more). Also, if your not detoxing your skin will probably not be clear. If your support your liver you will definitely notice a difference in your skin as well. 

Here are five ways to daily help out your liver: 

1. Take a liver support supplement.  BY FAR my favorite is Healthforce Liver 5+. Very high quality and all herbal. 

2. Eat a healthy amount of fat. I don’t mean restrict it but eat plant based fats and eat it in portion size. 

3. Exercise, saunas, steam rooms…. Sweat, get other methods of detox working. 

4. Drink liver support teas and herbal drinks made with milk thistle, dandelion, etc. 

5. Lastly, eat more dandelion. I know it’s reallyy bitter but you totally get used to it. Juice it, blend it, massage it with olive oil/sea salt/ avocado. Last tip for dandelion is just use a little bit at a time. 

I hope this helps! 

What do you do daily to support your liver? ❤️❤️❤️💋

7 Ways to Eat Zucchini (Helpful!) + A Smoothie Trick

Here are ten ways to eat zucchini that can add volume/replace other foods so you can get more veggies🙉.

1. Zoats: I am are you’ve heard of this one but add shredded zucchini to your oatmeal it adds a lot of volume!

2. “Bread”: You can do one of two thing here. One you can take a zucchini, cut it in half long ways and than add avocado or what ever then out it back together like a sandwich. Two, cut in two long pieces with a mandoline to resemble bread.

3. Fries: Cut in pieces long ways like fries, drizzle coconut oil, bake @ 350 until crispy and then take them out add sea salt. This is soooooo good!

4. Tempura: Cut zucchini in pieces long ways again, lightly too in coconut oil, on the side have a bowl of coconut flour/almond flour and sea salt, proceed to dip the zucchini in the flour mixture. Bake @ 350.

5. Low Sugar Smoothies: Freeze zucchini in chunks. Once frozen you can add them to smoothies. It makes it so creamy. Plus you add tons of volume. This is definitely the one I use most commonly.

6. Guacamole: When food processing all your ingredients for guacamole half the amount of avocado and add lots of zucchini. You get the taste of guacamole but more volume!

7. Pasta: This is another one you’ve probably heard of but spirailize your zucchini’a to make noodles then add your favorite sauces!

What is one you are definitely gonna try! List below❤️

With love and lots of zuchinni’s!

 Aubrey 🍃💋