THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HUNGER AND HOW TO IDENTIFY IT

A lot of people suffer from psychological hunger – a condition in which food is taken for pleasure instead of sustenance. Many believe it to be a coping mechanism or technique to alleviate distressful feelings such as sadness, pain, depression, anger, boredom and other related disturbances. Psychological eating is quite different from physical eating (which involves eating to satisfy hunger). In fact, it is a major culprit of weight gain, obesity, and emotional/psychological signals due to the guilt and shame that it can result in those who engage in it.

The difference between physical and psychological hunger

Typically, a psychological eater will choose to eat unhealthy and harmful foods such as ice cream, cookies as well as other sweet foods due to the fat and sugar content in them that brings a feeling of satisfaction and euphoria. As such, these foods trigger the brain to “happy mood” chemicals, which are natural painkillers.

Psychological hunger has become a lifestyle for most and the danger is something that most people aren’t aware of. In other to break free from the round cycle of psychological hunger, it is crucial to understand how psychological hunger differs from real physical hunger. This can really be trickier than it sounds because psychological eaters have spent months or years sticking to the act of using food to deal with feelings and are typically completely out of touch with their body’s reaction to the actual need for food or what that feels like.

Since psychological hunger is very addictive, it is important to assess and understand the signs. Taking a deep look at your own character and behavior will help in stopping the cycle of emotional eating and overeating.

Psychological hunger comes on suddenly, like an unexpected storm on a warm summer day. It is practically an urgent need for food, and it feels overwhelming. Conversely, physical hunger is not that urgent, it is more gradual, processed and also expected, as it comes in anticipated time intervals, such as meal times.

How to identify physical and psychological hunger

Cravings

In physical hunger, a sensible meal will satisfy and be beneficial to an individual – typically contains healthy selections like fruits and vegetables. In psychological hunger, one has excessive cravings for foods that are high in fat and sugar. The craving is an urgent need, and it sometimes feels like something one can’t live without or do without, and only that specific food which is being craved will satisfy.

Guilt

Psychological hunger is often accompanied with the feeling of guilt, shame, and regret after eating because in most cases, the consumer is fully aware that the food was eaten for dysfunctional reasons.

In physical hunger, however, the consumer stops eating once he/she is full. Conversely, psychological hunger is never satisfied. The psychological consumer will continue to keep eating and craving for more sugary foods and junks until they are so stuffed that they feel sick afterward.

The Emotional Hunger is in the Mind

Physical hunger is felt in the stomach when there is an absence of food or it is meal time while psychological hunger is felt in the mind. The latter also includes imagining the texture, smell, taste, and color of certain foods being craved.

Conclusion

If you noticed, there is a profound difference between these two types of hunger. Is it possible for you to identify any of these own eating habits? For many, psychological eating is a habit that covers a large part of their life and it is not healthy for the body, mind, and emotion.

Healthy Tip/Solution

The key solution is to identify and become aware of the problem and your own timing and pattern in this regard. Afterward, you then learn to discipline yourself and learn good eating habits that will eliminate the need to use food for emotional satisfaction.

30 Days to Healthy Living & Beyond

CONGRATULATIONS and WELCOME!

Congratulations on taking the first step towards a healthier and happier you. This page contains everything you will need for your journey to living healthy. With this information, our online support group and your coach, you will have all the support needed to be successful! If you have questions about the products, how you are feeling or just need some guidance, just ask!

Your 30 Days to Healthy Living and Beyond Special Value Pack contains all the Arbonne supplemental nutrition for the next 4 weeks. If you have it great! If not, it should be arriving in the next few days.

I am very excited to be by your side supporting you during this next 30 days and beyond! I will be in touch throughout your program to see how you are doing.

We also have an amazing support and accountability group where you will receive daily coaching in our online private Facebook group. This is a HUGE resource and a place for you to get your questions answered and stay motivated. This is truly a remarkable group of like-minded people who are also doing the program and looking to make healthy and positive changes in their lives. It is a place meant to support, encourage and inspire you to be your best! We are all here to link arms and help each other reach our individual goals.

Let’s do this!

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The pictures speak for themselves! When you take out what your body doesnt need and replenish your body with the things that add more HEALTH and NUTRITION….that is where the MAGIC happens.

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Who is Arbonne and why the Arbonne30 Program?

Arbonne is PURE, SAFE and BENEFICIAL. It is a cutting edge Health and Wellness company that helps to educate others on how to achieve total body health. Arbonne knew that the key is to get healthy from the inside out, and so the 30 Days to Healthy Living Program and Beyond, was born. This program is not a weight loss program (although a wonderful side effect), diet or fad, but it is designed to change your life for the better. It will change how you think about food, your body and your life.

The concept of the 30 Days Program can be downright scary and intimidating for most people, but dont worry, we are here to walk you through the entire process. In today’s world our relationship to food has become emotional and unhealthy. I promise you that if you commit to doing this program for 30 days, you will be a total transformed person both inside and out. Better sleep, increased energy levels and loss of excess weight are just a few of the most noticeable changes. It ends up being a snowball effect. As you do this program, you will start to feel better and see changes in your body, which will only motivate you and inspire you continue and do more and be more. This program will help to jumpstart new, healthy habits and create a spiral of positive impacts in your life. So hold on tight, because the next 30 days will be quite the ride

Arbonne is all about HEALTHY from the INSIDE out!

Arbonne30 Client Checklist

Before getting started PRINT OUT the CHECKLIST so that you can get the best results possible!

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Your 30 Days to Healthy Living Overview

If you have NOT attended a LIVE Healthy Happy Hour, this recording is a MUST before you start. It will help you understand the importance of taking part in the 30 Days to Healthy Living program.
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So what does a SAMPLE DAY on the program look like? Your coach will help you customize your plan depending on what your goals are.

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Let’s get started!

As you begin to prepare and clean out your fridge and cupboards, below is a good list to keep on hand – The Avoid List. This seems daunting right now but I promise you there are so many delicious healthy foods you can have that will make amazing replacements

Click here download The Avoid List

Items to avoid while on the 30 Days to Healthy Living Program. Click to download for your fridge

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Five Key Areas of Focus over the next 30 Days

1. Eat Clean

This plan focuses on eating organic, non-GMO foods free of preservatives, additives, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, artificial flavors and all other toxins. Food is either fuel or poison. Simply put, anything that can’t be used as energy in the body is a toxin. Organic fruits and vegetables contain up to 40% more antioxidants than those conventionally grown. This plan will help you learn how to fuel your body for optimal health by eating clean, close to nature and TOXIN FREE!

2. Increase Nutritional Intake

Due to the overabundance of pre-packaged and fast food, many people today are overweight yet malnourished. They carry toxic fat while their bodies are starving for real nutrition. This condition can be reversed by eating whole foods and supplementing with nutrients to fill in possible deficiencies created by mineral deficient farm soils.

3. Eliminate Allergenic, Addictive, & Acidic Foods

Many people experience symptoms of premature aging or poor health and have no idea that the solution may be as simple as removing possible food allergens & sensitivities. This plan includes removing possible allergenic foods like gluten, dairy, soy and processed sugars. If you cringe at the thought of removing a certain food, chances are, you are sensitive to it. Generally speaking, the food you crave is the food that’s killing you.

4. Balance Blood Sugar

The 30 Day Clean Eating Program encourages eating low on the glycemic index for many reasons. The high, moderate and low “glycemic index” is a measure of how a given food affects blood-sugar levels, with each food being assigned a numbered rating. The lower the rating, the more gradual the infusion of sugars into the bloodstream and the more balanced the blood sugar.
High glycemic meals cause you to feel hungry soon after you eat. Eating low glycemic meals reduces hunger cravings. When blood sugar goes up in response to a high glycemic meal a process called “glycation” takes place, which promotes thinning of the skin, wrinkles and wrinkles. It’s not just candy bars and cupcakes that elevate blood sugar. Pasta, bread, potatoes, white rice and high glycemic fruits are also responsible.

5. Support Elimination Organs

As good as the 30 Day Clean Eating Program is, it would be incomplete if it did not support the body’s FOUR elimination pathways: the liver, kidneys, intestines and your largest detoxifying organ, your skin. It is nearly impossible to avoid the toxins we come in contact with on a daily basis. If toxins enter your body faster than they are removed, you will experience signs of toxicity. If on the other hand, you give your body the support it needs to eliminate these toxins, it will perform optimally.

*All 5 areas are supported by ARBONNE’S whole food nutritional line that is certified vegan and free of gluten, dairy, soy, and artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners!

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Snack Options

On this plan you should never by hungry. While we dont count calories or have a point system we instead teach you to LISTEN to your body. You should be having 2/3 healthy snacks a day and below are just a few RECOMMENDED. Male portions will obviously be larger and if you are working out you will be eating more. The key is to LISTEN to your body!
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Get Ready, Get Set…

There are a few KEY things you’ll want to prepare over the next few days if you haven’t already...

  • Put the 7 Day Cleanse AWAY…you won’t need this until week 3.
  • GO SHOPPING!!! Bring your grocery list (included in menu’s) and get all your meal ingredients. Get your healthy snacks as well!
  • Prepare your snacks in grab bags so they are ready to grab ‘n go! (i.e., cut up your veggies, prepare baggies of 10 almonds, have your chews, fizz and protein bars ready to go for the next day).
  • Make a batch of muffins! (click here: Muffins and Snacks). If you are a Carb person…having something compliant that you can bite into will make this a smooth transition, and help you avoid caving in
  • Remember to drink WATER! It is important to consume at least 8 Cups of H2O per day to help flush everything away. Pop in an Arbonne Energy Fizz Stick for added flavour and energy!
  • Prepare your MINDSETPrepare your MINDSET. I cannot emphasize enough how important this is. Rather than thinking “I can’t have this…or that”. Start creating lists of what you CAN have. If you get clear on this from the get go…this will be SOOOOOO much easier.

TIPS to Keep in Mind

1. Start off with only 1/4-1/2 scoop of the Fiber (a day) and work your way up to the full scoop! For most people they dont get near the amount of daily fiber they need to so working your way up is key. Also if you are feeling super bloated or gassy the first few days, double up on your Digestion Plus for a few days. Take one in the morning and one in the afternoon until the bacteria in your gut can regulate itself.

2. The Digestion Plus can be used a few different ways but it is important and key to take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach! You can add it to 4 oz of water and take it like a shot, dump it right on your tongue OR I like to add it to my shake or you can add to to your Citrus Fizz Stick with water and ice as my morning beverage. It is a great way to get your energy boost in the morning and get the digestion working right away.

3. To make a good Protein Shake make sure you have a good blender on hand! While our protein is absolutely fine to drink with just water in a shaker cup having fun with some of the recipes is always a good idea. I love the Nutri Ninja ($50 on Amazon) and it works great! I recommend using your blender in the morning for your morning shake and then you can always pack the protein in a baggy in a shaker cup to fill with water and ice for lunch! I love that it is easy to take anywhere you go! Plenty of people make there shakes the night before as well. (just make sure to blend or shake before drinking)

Check out all of the Protein Shake recipes below as well as tips on how to make a basic shake! Have FUN with this. Find what you like and play with the flavors and consistencies. There are so many different recipes but I recommend trying to find 2-3 that you truly LOVE. Your Coach can help you with recommendations.

4. Remember that this is a completely new routine for your body and it does take some time for it to adjust. The first few days are the hardest! Listen to your body and know that caffeine and sugar withdrawal symptoms the first few days are normal. It gets BETTER….A LOT BETTER!

Remember this… we may say this is a 30 Day Challenge…. but really it is about little decisions that happen in 20-second increments.

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING FOR 20 SECONDS!!!

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Food prep is the key to your success!

I cannot emphasize this enough!

PREPPING FOOD IS THE KEY to your success with this program. It will make your life so much easier and on days when we are super busy or just super tired, you will have all the pieces ready to go to throw a meal together in minutes!!!!

I put aside time after a grocery shop to do all my chopping and pre-cooking, that way it is all just part of the time it takes for me to stock our kitchen and I am not having to set aside more time to do it. So while groceries are being put away I have eggs boiling, quinoa cooking and I am chopping veggies. Make sure you have pre-cooked proteins in your fridge (chicken, ground turkey, hard boiled eggs) and a rainbow of veggies chopped up. I do bell peppers, carrots, purple cabbage, cucumbers, so they are all just easy to grab and go for lunches, or grab and toss in a pan/pot for a quick dinner.

I always have pre-cooked brown rice or quinoa in the fridge too! Then if there is any left

at the end of the week (usually there isn’t) I do a hearty soup or chili and throw everything in a pot with some organic diced tomatoes and veggie stock that can either be frozen for meals for later or eaten!

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Printable Cheat Sheet Guide

Print and put on your fridge!

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Watch this video to learn everything you need to know about your

Arbonne Essentials Products

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Your Meal Plans for 30 days

Here are some meal plans that are compliant with the program. As you get into a routine and get familiar with what you can and cant have, get creative and start making your own recipes and meals! Keep things simple! We recommend checking out all of the recipes and hand selecting a few that you think your whole family will enjoy and you can begin to put them into a rotation. All of the recipes are there as a resource but you dont have to make them all! Find what you like and keep things SIMPLE. Don’t forget to share new recipes that you like on the FB page so other people can try them!

Week One: Meal Plan

Spring/Summer • Fall/Winter • Vegan

Week Two: Meal Plan

Spring/Summer • Fall/Winter • Vegan

Week Three: Meal Plan

Spring/Summer • Fall/Winter • Vegan

Week Four: Meal Plan

Spring/Summer • Fall/Winter • Vegan

Body Cleanse… everything you need to know

We don’t do the cleanse until day 15!

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How to make a BASIC PROTEIN SHAKE

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Protein Shake Recipes

Find a few that you love and have fun with them!

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Extra BONUS goodies to help you on your journey!

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COCONUT OIL – A HEALTHY TIP FOR YOUR DAILY COOKING

Coconut oil has been used for thousands of years because of its enormous health benefits. This oil is made with natural ingredients such as lauric acid (a saturated fatty acid) which experts believe it to help in weight loss, massage, reduce cholesterol levels, and fight off viruses and bacteria causing diseases from the body. Also, coconut oil is known to have nutrient values which are beneficial in treating hair and skin diseases in the human body.

Many people are incorporating this popular oil in their daily cooking regimen because of its nutritional benefits. In fact, a healthy diet is not complete without coconut oil. In this article, we will discuss five reasons you should include coconut oil in your daily cooking.

Regulates Thyroid

Coconut oil is used to treat ailments related with thyroid. The vitamin A present in coconut oil works together with fat to ensure that the thyroid gland function efficiently. This is particularly important for those who feel sluggish or dizzy.

It Helps in Weight Loss

Obesity is one of the most common problems the human race is facing presently. Coconut oil is known to contain medium-chain fatty acids – a chemical compound that is known to reduce excessive weight without side effects. How it works: This fatty acid helps to increase the body metabolism, burning excess fat in the process.

Skin Moisturizer

In its pure form, coconut oil is beneficial for the skin. This healthy oil contains vitamin E which is a powerful anti-oxidant. Skincare and beauty products manufacturers use coconut oil because of its healing properties. You’ll observe that the best moisturizers and shampoos are made with natural ingredients, including coconut oil. Using such creams will protect your skin from rashes and also make it heal quicker.

Hair Health

Coconut oil is used for hair treatment. Feeding your hair with products that contain coconut oil will make it shiner, feel thicker, and also strengthen the scalp. Eating a lot of nuts and vegetables after applying coconut oil on your scalp will produce a faster result.

Massage Benefit

Professional massage therapists use coconut oil for massage because of its lubricating property. The glide and slide property of coconut oil along with its great feel on the skin make it suit any massage style.

CONCLUSION

There is a common misconception that coconut oil is bad for the health because it contains close to 90% saturated fat. While that is true, those inexperienced practitioners ignored the fact that there are three types of saturated fats: short chain, medium chain, and long chain.
Coconut oil is harmless because it is a medium-chain fatty acid. As a result, coconut oil can be easily digested and assimilated in the body. In addition, the fat isn’t directly stored as body fat rather it is transferred directly to the liver and used up as energy immediately. So, instead of being a doubter you can be a partaker of the enormous benefits of coconut oil by incorporating it in your daily cooking.

WHY CHOOSE NATURAL INGREDIENTS TO LOOK AFTER YOUR HEALTH

The skin is a delicate organ that serves as a gateway to the inner body. Through the pores, everything we apply on our skin is absorbed into the body and in most cases, they end up in the bloodstream. While chemical products are effective (short-term though), their constituent ingredients are too harsh to be used on human skin. So, why use something that is harmful to my health when I can just mix two or three natural ingredients and apply to affected areas to heal my scalp or improve my overall skin health. It is only those lucky few who realize the danger of using chemical products that are sluggishly turning away and looking at using natural products.

If you have not yet realised how beneficial natural ingredients are, this article is for you.

Many cosmetic companies substitute natural ingredients for chemical additives and preservatives due to the cost of processing natural compounds. It is impossible for the body to get rid of all of these toxic substances once you absorb them because our body isn’t meant to be filled with them in the first place.

Natural ingredients such as chamomile, hamamelis, etc. in moisturisers can help fight acne-causing bacteria. In addition, acne skin care natural products can give you a better chance of fighting against acne without causing irritations or skin dryness. Vitamin C from citrus is used to treat the common cold while honey is used to soothe a cough and sore throat. Aloe Vera is a popular natural ingredient that is used to treat sunburn. When ginger is mashed and soaked in warm water (in the form of tea), it makes a natural remedy for nausea.

In Comparison, You Don’t Need Much to go Natural

There are a lot of health treatments that can undoubtedly produce quick results. However, using them is practically a no-brainer, especially for those running on a low budget. For instance, the cost of surgical procedures such as “laser procedure” is usually very expensive whereas a large portion of natural ingredients can be planted in your garden. This isn’t always the case as some natural products may cost more than most chemical products; however, when you check out the difference you’ll discover that it actually balances out.

CONCLUSION

The impact of using natural ingredient is clearly understood by many but impatience makes these set of people to source for quicker alternatives. Probably they believe that natural ingredients take time but what they fail to realize is that the result obtained from surgical procedures and applying synthetic ingredients is short-term and with many side effects.
One thing is certain, the more natural the ingredients used in any healthcare product, the more effective it will be, especially in slowing down the ageing process and restoring your youthful look. Barbara Moraes recommends that you choose natural ingredients and eat healthy diets if you want to have young looking skin for a longer period of time. When it comes to looking after your health, natural health care products are your best bet anywhere, anytime.

CHARCOAL AND ITS BENEFITS FOR YOUR SKIN

Charcoal has been used for thousands of years by virtually every part of the world. It is often regarded as the wonder drug of nature. There are reasons this resource is still in existence today. Well, we believe that charcoal is extensively used because of its enormous benefits and effective results. Charcoal comes in various forms such as activated charcoal, powdered charcoal, and commercial charcoal. Powdered charcoal is a proven antiseptic and absorbent while activated charcoal is used for medicinal purposes. Commercial charcoal is lethal and it is used for barbeques.

Here are distinct benefits of charcoal for your skin and overall body:

  1. Neutralizer for poison, drugs, and toxins
  2. Detoxification
  3. Balances oily skin
  4. Anti-aging
  5. Scalp treatment
  6. Strengthens your teeth
  7. Charcoal naturally lowers cholesterol levels

Neutralizer for Poisons, drugs, and Toxins

The common use of charcoal is to remove toxins from the body. Charcoal finds its way inside the digestive tract to treat cases of organic chemicals. It is so effective that it neutralizes poisons, pesticides, mercury, lead, and many inorganic chemicals before they harm your body.

Detoxification

Charcoal can be used (applied as face mask) to detoxify clogged up or flaky skin. Adding a bit of activated charcoal in water can do wonders for your skin. You can add apple cider vinegar and essential oil to help you rejuvenate your skin. When the face mask dries up, rinse off well with warm water. This will help wipe off impurities from your skin.

Balances Oily Skin

Activated charcoal is a powerful ingredient that can suck out unwanted excess oils that are stuck within the pores, leaving it smooth. Mix a capsule of activated charcoal with 2 teaspoons of rose water once or twice a week to manage an oily face. This is only recommended for those with oily skin – stay clear if you have dry skin.

Anti-aging Agent

Aging is inevitable but premature aging is catastrophic. The older we get the more sensitive our body becomes to stress and toxins. Activated charcoal prevents certain cellular changes associated with aging, kidney function, and other vital organs.

Scalp Treatment

You can use activated charcoal as a scalp treatment before shampooing. This will help to pull out toxins and purify the hair follicle.

Strengthens Your Teeth

Activated charcoals contain vital minerals that are vital for the health of your teeth. They don’t just make your teeth clean, they strengthen your teeth and promote an overall dental health.

Charcoal Naturally Lowers Cholesterol Levels

When cholesterol levels are high in the body, the body tends to restore it back to its original state. As a result, the heart and blood vessels tend to work harder just to get rid of the excess amount of cholesterol. Studies have shown that the use of charcoal can naturally lower cholesterol levels.

CONCLUSION

Just because charcoal has so many proven benefits doesn’t mean that you should reach out for the charcoal used in preparing barbecue in case of an emergency. Commercial charcoal is quite different from activated or powdered charcoal. While the latter can be a lifesaver the former could be lethal.

LIST OF NATURAL INGREDIENTS THAT HELPS WEIGHT LOSS

Weight loss remedy is one of the most popular searched phrases on the internet. Excess weight can be demoralizing and so inconvenient. Heredity, bad eating habits, poor/inconsistent exercise routines have led to a number of health issues. But the major cause of the prominent problem (obesity) can be traced to using the wrong remedy. If you are suffering from excessive weight; don’t feel bad, there are millions of people looking like you looking for the same solution. Here’s the good news, it is possible to lose weight safely and naturally. Using natural ingredients for weight loss is highly recommended by health and hygiene experts. These ingredients are safe and effective, especially when combined with regular exercise.

Here is a list of natural ingredients that helps weight loss.

Green Tea

Green tea is produced mainly in Japan and China but people all over the world are now enjoying the remarkable benefit of green tea in weight loss. It is made of unfermented leaves that are usually pale in color. Green tea comes handy for those who wish to burn excess fats in the body. Daily consumption should be before breakfast and lunch; just make sure to be consistent with the routine.

Acai Berry

You must have heard of this amazing fruit. The Acai berry is one of the most popular weight loss ingredients in the world. This super fruit has anti-aging, antioxidant, and weight loss properties. Truly acai berry is more than just a fruit as it helps to prevent cancer and heart disease. Depending on your region, buying the fruit can be very difficult. However, they can be found in different forms such as tablets, capsules, pills, drinks, and more.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years because of its diverse medicinal properties. From hair growth, increased metabolism, digestion, weight loss to other health problems, Aloe Vera has proven to cure all. No wonder it is regarded as the “plant of immortality”. In fact, Aloe Vera juice can help you achieve your weight loss goal at a quicker rate. You can join others to benefit from this remedy; if it worked for them, it can work for you!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is another excellent natural remedy for losing weight. It is made by crushing apple and draining the liquid. Besides its weight loss benefit, this healthy drink helps to fight cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Various researches have shown that apple cider vinegar can help in boosting your metabolism by burning calories faster.

Though these safe natural remedies will contribute to your weight loss goal, it is your consistency and determination that will yield faster and long-term result.

If you truly want to lose weight:

  • eat a healthy diet and balanced food
  • avoid junk foods
  • consume lots of water
  • be consistent in your exercise routine
  • eat only natural foods and fruits

Again, if it works for others, it can work for you. Happy weight loss!

LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Health is a state of being bodily and mentally active and without diseases. Ever imagined living without any form of ailment, without having to take drugs and pills? – Such life feels like paradise. Living healthy should be a lifestyle for everyone who wants to maintain a healthy body and mind. However, healthy living and healthy diet work hand in hand. Having a balanced diet is very important for living healthy. If you carry out a research on those that are suffering from obesity and other forms of diseases, you will find out that “poor diet” takes the larger share of the blame.

In this article, you will be given some valuable nutritional ideas that can prevent diseases and illnesses, improve and also maintain your health.

WHY NOT CHANGE YOUR HABIT AND FACE A NEW DIET

The quality of your diet goes a long way in determining your health status. One thing you should understand is that diet isn’t about eating three square meals; it’s about eating three moderate, well-balanced meals dispersed at regular intervals throughout your day.

To live a healthy lifestyle requires you to either:

  • Increase the intake of certain food items
  • Reduce the intake of certain food items
  • Stop the intake of certain food items

Here are some crucial things that you need to know about living a healthy lifestyle.

Carbohydrates Are Very Crucial

Carbohydrates are a great source of energy. They are very important for the body and should be part of your daily diet.

You Must Not Do Without Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are essential to the human diet. They are rich in vitamins and minerals. If you aren’t used to these healthy foods, try to start from today.

Fats

Fats provide essential fatty acids and allow for better uptake of nutrients. Canola oils, olive oils, and nut oils are essential fats needed by the body.

Do Away With Junk Foods

Junk foods are one of the leading causes of obesity because they contain high amounts of unsaturated fats, sugar, and cholesterol. In your weight loss quest, it is essential that you do away with unhealthy junk food.

Reduce Your Sugar and Caffeine Intake

For you to live a healthy lifestyle, you need to drastically reduce your sugar and caffeine intake. Here’s why! Your body gets easily addicted to these substances and over time it begins to treat them as drugs. At the time you realize how dangerous it is and try to stop it can influence hormone and blood sugar fluctuations. The aftereffect of this may lead to an increase in stress level.

Regular Exercise

Blending a healthy diet with regular exercise will yield fast and long-term results. Most people are blown up when they hear the word “exercise”; they feel that they need to visit the gym and life heavy irons. No, it’s actually easier than those. Having a simple walk around your home and garden can be an effective form of exercise if you are consistent with it. Other forms of exercises may include:

  • Jogging
  • Dog walk
  • Light running

The great thing about exercise is that it increases your metabolism and burns off fat from your body.

Use the tips above to make the transition easier.

GREEN TEA – A NATURAL AND AMAZING DRINK TO ADD TO YOUR DAILY HABITS

Green tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. This healthy drink has long been associated with a long and healthy life. It appears to be one of the easiest natural remedies to many ailments. Imagine if life-taking illnesses such as cancer and type 2 diabetes could be cured simply by drinking green tea. Fortunately, green tea extracts are used in beverages, foods, and dietary supplements – this makes it even more convenient to drink at anytime and anywhere. Drinking a cup of tea daily is a great way to start the day. Here are some wonderful health benefits of drinking this healthy tea.

Rids Free Radicals and Cancer

The fermenting process used for green tea forms a compound called Epigallocatechin Gallate – EGCG to be oxidized. After oxidation, EGCG is then converted into several other compounds. EGCG is one of the most important and effective antioxidants found in any food. They are very powerful and help our body rid free radicals. Free radicals are molecules known to cause aging, cancer, cell and DNA damage, and other health-related diseases. When it comes to cancer, green tea extract produces chemicals that bind estrogen, which does not stimulate breast cancer cells.

Immune System Booster

This powerful natural tea has great antioxidant properties. As such, one of the benefits of drinking green tea is that it acts as a powerful immune system booster.

Weight Loss

Using green tea as a daily drink can help with weight loss. It achieves this by speeding up your metabolism and then increasing the burning of fat. Many green tea drinkers have testified of its effect in reducing body fat. In fact, it appears that adding this amazing drink into your daily habit causes fewer instances of rapid heart rate and jitteriness.

Blood Sugar

According to a study at the University of Birmingham in the UK, drinking green tea can improve blood sugar level. Also, since obesity is known to be the major cause of high blood sugar levels it is best for you to first burn excess fat in the body by avoiding junk foods and drinking green tea regularly. Green tea consumption has been shown to prevent type 2 diabetes and even affect insulin production positively.

Arthritis

Green tea contains polyphenols which stimulate the body’s antioxidant enzymes. Glutathione is one of the antioxidant enzymes that are enhanced and it is helpful in the treatment of arthritis.

Healthy Tips to Note

Green tea contains caffeine, a powerful stimulant. Unfortunately, caffeine has a wide range of side effects. Fortunately, some green tea extract supplements are decaffeinated. Also, the capsule form has less caffeine than the tea form. So you can still enjoy the health benefits of green tea without suffering the side effects of caffeine.

Here’s how you can make green tea to be more effective. Put the tea into a cup, boil water and pour the boiled water over the tea. Pour the tea through a sieve into a teapot after 30 seconds. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your drink before breakfast and lunch.

If you are already a green tea taker, keep it up but if you aren’t, it is not too late to start enjoying numerous benefits.

WORKING YOUR MIND AND WEIGHT LOSS

Are you planning on losing weight? Do you know that working with your mind is a great way to lose weight too? Achieving your weight loss goal requires a wider perspective; it goes beyond dieting, exercising, and the likes. Mindfulness not only helps you rid yourself of anxiety, it can help you to lose weight also. Mindfulness is the ability to be conscious of what is happening internally. Being mindful can help to improve the relationship between the mind and the body.

Barbara Moraes, a fitness and wellness coach says that working with your mind and body is important to achieve your weight loss goal. Here’s how it works.

Improving Your Mood

Relaxation is a good way to work out your mind. When you take breaks to relax, you oust any negative thought with positive thoughts. Whenever you want to feel overwhelmed, always stay focus. It takes consistency and dedication to achieve this result. When you finally learn how to maintain a positive attitude at all time, your mind naturally gets accustomed to this dramatic change and in turn, creates a dramatic impact on your life.

Controlling Your Mind

Distractions and daily life scenario have made it impossible for someone to always control what comes into the mind. Not to say that we can’t control what comes in but we sure can’t control all. However, you can take charge of your thinking and what you allow inside of you. An effective way to go about it is to always understand your mood and the current state of your mind. If you can observe when your state of mind is erratic and you learn how to control it, then you can control whatever comes in.

Weight Loss Power of Yoga

Yoga is a Hindu practice that has been practiced by monks and sages for thousands of years. It symbolizes the relationship between the mind and body. The power of yoga can help you to achieve your weight loss goal. Yoga helps you to stay calm and focused; it keeps your mind refreshed by accepting positive thoughts. Working out in the gym will burn additional calories and also build muscles but yoga is required to unify the mind, body, and spirit. A strong mind-body connection creates a new way of living which affects your mind-diet habit.

Exercise and dieting can make you achieve your weight loss goal but when they are combined with working out the mind and body, you can achieve a permanent result. Yoga creates a strong connection between the mind and the body and this encourages mindful eating which is beneficial in losing weight.

Barbara Moraes has helped a lot of individuals in the UK to achieve their weight loss goal. Don’t give up now, it isn’t too late. We’d love to help you, feel free to reach us.

MEANING OF DETOX AND HOW IT IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR HEALTH

Detox is a process in which the body is cleansed from toxic or unhealthy substances, also known as detoxification. This happens as a result of cell regenerations which take place while you are sleeping. At night while the body is relaxed, the body is cleaning itself out and removing unwanted toxins from it. This is a natural process; however, when too many heavy metal and toxins accumulate in your body, it weakens the liver and slows down its action.

WHY DETOX IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR HEALTH

Overloading the liver may be the reason why you still feel tired after 7 hours of sleep. Your body detoxes in order to make you feel healthier. By completely eliminating all of the unwanted materials, you tend to promote a better health.
Another importance of body detox is that it is a naturally occurring process. Naturally, your body system is programmed to adjust to get rid of heavy metals and toxins running through your body.

Water – the best detoxification substance

Fluids generally are important to our body as they help to flush out toxins. Water plays a vital role in the detoxification process. It helps to flush out toxins and poisons out of your body. When you stay fully hydrated each day you will become healthier, brighter, and filled with more energy.
There are two common methods of detoxification. They are:

  • Detoxing Through the Feet/ Detox Foot Patches
  • Detox Diets/Recipes

Detoxing Through the Feet

This method is beneficial for individuals who aim to alleviate fatigue. Body detoxification helps them to eliminate their bodies of harmful toxic wastes.
Detox Diets/Recipes
Detox diets are foods/fruits that help our body to rid toxic build up. There are many types of detox diets but we have are categorized into fruits and vegetables.

Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit contains ample amount of minerals, antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins that are beneficial for your overall health. Fresh fruits are green products i.e. they are not preserved with chemicals. Consuming these fruits helps to reduce the number of toxins and unwanted materials in the body.
For example, apple cider vinegar contains important nutrients that energize the body to carry out the detoxification process naturally. It also helps to increase the natural cleansing process of the liver. Grapefruit has pectin that helps to lower cholesterol, which is dangerous to the liver. In addition, grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and glutathione that helps to flush out any unwanted toxins.

Vegetables

Vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, etc. are a good source of essential minerals and vitamins for our bodies no matter the age group. Their abundance of minerals and vitamins with low calories make them great for losing weight.

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