Stop Emotional Eating, Essential Practice: Eat Breakfast with Protein

Jun 03, 2020
 

Women who struggle with emotional eating and uncontrollable food cravings typically are in the habit of not eating breakfast. Many say they don't like breakfast or aren't hungry in the morning.

Sometimes you do seem to feel better without breakfast. That's because when you don't eat for eight or ten hours, your body thinks you are moving towards starvation mode and releases beta-endorphins to protect you from the pain of it. Beta-endorphins have a euphoric and confidence-building effect, but it’s only temporary. In the moment, not eating breakfast makes you feel strong and lean. But the beta-endorphins mask dropping blood sugar levels, and soon you crash. Your body responds with a strong craving and you are likely to eat anything.

In addition, stress hormones kick in when you have gone too long without nourishment. The hormones released during stress include adrenaline, which gives instant energy and decreases appetite at first, yet the effects don't last long either.

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Self-Esteem and Stress: How to Break Free of Stress and Feel Better About Yourself

May 23, 2020
 
Life is full of cycles: the progression of seasons, day changing to night and interval cycles in a piece of music. Stress also has a cycle which affects our behavior, self-esteem and ultimately, our experience and perception of life. When you’re caught in the stress cycle, something triggers your stress and you engage in reactive behavior which leads to negative thinking and low self-esteem.

Take a moment and think about this. Recall a time in your life when you were feeling overwhelmed with stress. Notice the decisions you made. What was your behavior like? How did your stress affect your relationships? And how did you feel about yourself? Thinking back, how do you feel now about how you behaved? If you are like most of us, the answers to these questions are not positive or flattering. We may even cringe and be uncomfortable remembering these times. However, know this is not you on a good day. There is not something wrong with you and you are not deficient in some way. It...

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Tapping to Release Fear & Worry and Stay Connected to Your Inner Guidance

Apr 01, 2020
 

Tapping to Release Fear & Worry and Stay Connected to Your Inner Guidance

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I hope you are well and taking good care of yourself! 

I'm sharing a video here that I recently posted on Facebook. I have been going "live" on Facebook every Monday morning at 10 am. (If you want to join me "like" my Facebook page, Body Confidence Solution, the link is below). The past couple of weeks I have been sharing Tapping tips and support as many are experiencing fear and worry in light of the Corona Virus.

In this video I show you how to apply meridian tapping to release fear & worry, strengthen your immune system and stay connected to your Inner Guidance System that will lead you to your next best step.

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