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 ❤

10 Tips for IBS

Someone on my instagram was talking about their struggle with IBS and I wanted to give my top ten tips to help. 

There is two types IBS-D(diarrhea) and IBS-C (constipation). So I will be making those differences for each point. This post will be similar to my post on gastropersis but I wanted to give it its own post. 

1. Watch your stress levels around food! IBS is largely triggered by stress, so stressing over what/how/when you should eat will make it largely worse. Practice praying before a meal, light a candle, listen to music, if you’re eating a food you think is “off plan” “unhealthy” or “to high calorie” then find the benefits of that food and use it as an affirmation of sorts. 

2. Avoid dairy best you can. If you can’t for any which reason, try using Bulgarian yogurt or Kiefer (both have a lot of probiotics). 

3. Take a probiotic. This is honestly the best thing. You can add raw sauerkraut too. The best one is a strain know as Saccharonyces Boullardii which goes straight to our small intestine which is where 95% of digestion takes place.  

4. For IBS-D try adding carob to your diet. It helps regulate digestion. 

5. For IBS-C try adding health force movement formula. It works.  Follow the instructions. This is great at all times but especially during a flare.  

6. Avoid artificial sweetners!!! Eat the real food. 

7. Try add raw honey/apple cider vinegar/dash cayenne tonics to your day. 

8. This comes from Chinese medicine, try chewing fennel seeds before your meals. I know this tastes bad but it helps. 

9. Drink enough water throughout the day! Don’t chug but make sure your getting enough. Set goals and add a little more everyday. If you hate water try flavoring it.  

10. Lastly see a GI specialist and make sure it’s not something more severe. This is so important and worth the money.  They can give you more tips too based on your unique situation.  

I sincerely hope these help. 

❤️~Aubrey