Let’s be honest, it’s easy to overeat.
Food tastes great and its everywhere! During the holidays we are surrounded by food and most people even put on extra weight. But could you be overeating most days?
Most people think of overeating as something that only happens during the holidays. But overeating is not as dramatic as eating until we can’t button our pants, (think Thanksgiving dinner), or some other holiday. Overeating is indulging in more than we need, or eating until we are full, rather than eating until we have gotten the nutrients we need.
We live in a time when we have almost unlimited access food.
Hurray! Food is affordable and good-tasting, and there are immense quantities of it. In fact we are bombarded by commercials, ads and offers for food 24 hours a day. We are literally surround by food.
Eating habits have changed since grandmother's time.
We do not have the natural constraints our ancestors did to prevent us from overeating. In evolutionary terms, most humans could not over eat, as large-scale agriculture and food processing generally were not available until fairly recently. Food and how we consume it changed dramatically 40 years ago. Currently, most humans and certainly Americans, have access to more food than ever before.
What are the consequences of eating too much?
Short term we might have a mild stomach ache. But in the long term there are many health risks associated with chronic obesity. Left untreated, compulsive overeating can lead to serious medical conditions, including: high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension (high blood-pressure), major depression, kidney disease, arthritis, bone deterioration and stroke.
What drives us to eat more than we need?
One reason is the emotional connection to food many people have. Research has shown that many people tend to eat more or overeat when they are feeling sad, depressed, or struggling with an issue or trauma.
A study in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researched the eating habits of adolescents, some of whom eventually developed eating disorders like binge eating. The primary information they found with these results indicate that it is important to consider depressive symptoms in overeating. One of the primary signs that we may be eating too much is to monitor the reason for eating. Are we eating because we are hungry, or because of an emotional issue?
Another consideration is symptoms of Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. An article from the Medical University of Warsaw stated that Hypoglycemic symptoms can lead people to eat more in order to satisfy urges to increase insulin. Which is another reason to practice moderation when eating sweets and address what we are actually consuming.
How to tell if you are overeating?
Listen to your body. Excessive constipation, blockage, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea or stomach aches are your body giving you feedback and warning signals that it has had enough. More often than not, if you feel a constant need for laxatives or antacids it is most likely your body telling you that you have taken in far more food than you need.
Additionally, your bodies energy level and mental alertness are also important clues. If you feel fatigued or sleepy after meals this could be another reason to edit your diet.
While we all enjoy a finely cooked meal or delicious snacks, in reality food is simply fuel for our bodies. Put simply, we consume food and turn it into energy. It’s important to remember when we bog our system down with excess fuel or fuel of poor quality, (junk food), our energy will decrease, we will feel sluggish and less alert. Overeating can actually decrease our energy levels and we end up feeling worse. This often happens due to an overloaded digestion system and poor food choices.
Learn to listen to your body and know the signals that you have had enough to eat. Beware of emotional eating and practice mindfulness to combat stress. The signs are there, we just need to listen to what our bodies are telling us.
If you are ready to feel better, get off the rollercoaster of “diets” and get back in balance again, why not schedule a fact finding call? We can build a healthy eating plan based on your lifestyle and offer support along the way, with a time tested nutritional/wellness plan.
Productivity is More Than Getting Things Done
Business coaches are strong assets for business owners because they hold the owner accountable for their own progress. They offer different perspectives to problems, offer guidance, and they observe objectively how a business operates. After a brief review, a business coach can guide you to a more efficient and profitable solution for your business needs.
Productivity is more than just performing your daily tasks. A business coach will improve your productivity in all aspects of your business life. Here are some examples:
If your ready to hire a smart business coach, schedule a discovery call with me today.
How do you feel about your life right this very moment?
Are you enjoy it? Are you fulfilling your passion? Or is it dreary and tough to get out of bed every morning?
In a perfect world, you would jump out of bed happy and energized, ready to tackle the day with ease. Your family would go off to school or work happy, your clients and co-workers would love everything you had to say, and you would see the passive income checks come in every day from your book sales, birds would sing and life would be grand!
Oaky, that's the perfect world, and mostly an illusion, but when your life is balanced, then your energy increases, you feel revitalized, and stressful situations don’t stop you in your tracks. In other words you can easily handle nosy co-workers, deadlines and traffic jams.
TCM (traditional Chinese medicine), teaches us every human body has an energy highway through which all energy flows. This flow of energy affects how we feel, how we think, and also affects our overall health. When there are no energy blockages, life is good and we can have a nearly perfect day. When we experience energy blockages due to stress, injury, trauma, poor diet, or other poor living conditions, our overall physical and mental health suffers dramatically.
Setting boundaries within your life (and this especially true for business owners) is the key to maintaining your energy’s balance. Your energy is also your spirit or your liveliness and when you take on too much work or have clients who don’t meld with your business philosophy, you become stressed, which dampens your energy, thus dampening your outlook on life.
So what can you do to re-balance your energy and also make sure this doesn't happen again? You begin by setting boundaries. (REAL boundaries you can stick with, that work with your life.) One of the fastest ways to accomplish this, is working one-to-one with a coach.
Because this is such a HUGE topic for so many people, I have designed a private VIP Day just to concentrate on this issue and get your energy flowing smoothly again. These one-to-one online days are custom designed to meet your needs and be completely life-changing in every way possible: mentally, physically, and spiritually. They are created with the focused intent on addressing issue you need support with.
If you want to take a massive leap in your perspective + happiness, cutting away months (or even years!) of frustration, false starts, and confusion – you’re in the right place.
Learn more here or book a free introductory session and we can discuss it further.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and need help setting realistic boundaries, I'm here for you.
What the Heck is Kombucha?
Have you heard people talking about Kombucha and wondered what the heck it was?
Kombucha is a type of probiotic drink, more closely resembling a tea. While you can add a lot of flavorings to make it taste different, it essentially consists of a starter with bacteria, yeast, tea, and sugar. You can make it completely at home from scratch, or you can start with the kombucha tea starters, then flavor it on your own. You don’t have to be concerned about the sugar or caffeine, since most of it is going to be used up during the fermentation process. #WIN
Yes, I said a probiotic drink you can make at home!
Kombucha is actually really easy to make at home!
Now, let’s me honest I’m sure you have seen bottles of Kombucha in health food stores and some supermarkets, but it does tend to be a little pricey. If your into saving money and also being healthy, you can make this drink at home in larger quantities.
How do you make it?
While it may seem complicated, kombucha is actually not that difficult to make on your own. As mentioned previously, you need to start with the ‘starter’ — sometimes called an active starter culture. This is what uses yeast and bacteria; and is necessary for proper fermentation. It is combined with black or green tea and sits for about 10 days. You then will remove the culture that forms on top, and can then save that for future kombucha blends. The rest of the liquid is flavored and used for consumption. How easy is that?
Flavor Your Kombucha
Keep in mind that kombucha without anything added to it can be a bit of a pungent flavor. Many people prefer adding something to it to flavor it. This can be anything you would add to your tea or a strong beverage, from fruit juice, think lemons or oranges. Many people add actual pieces of fruit to the batch and mixed in, giving it a sweeter, mellow flavor. Also you can add honey, cinnamon sticks, herbs, seasonings, and other flavors of tea for a unique and tasty blend.
The Health Benefits of Kombucha
People drink kombucha tea is because of how healthy it is for you. Probiotics are an excellent way to get the nutrients you need to help form a healthy gut, help with digestive problems and irritable bowel syndrome. People also believe it fights off colds and flu, and even can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. If you suffer from food allergies, having more natural probiotics can help with that as well.
While there are supplement probiotics, many people prefer drinking something as natural as possible, which is where kombucha comes in. To learn more about Kombucha I have a new report that includes how to make your own healthy, Kombucha at home HERE.
You’ve probably been bombarded with well-meaning advice for entrepreneurs like:
“Go big or go home”
“Dare to Dream big”
“Set goals that scare you”
“If you dream it, you can do it”
Blah, blah, etc.
This is good advice but only up to a point. It’s missing a very critical piece in the journey to joy and success in your business…
And that’s energetic vibrational alignment.
I’ve come to know too many beautiful, heart-centered, spiritual and conscious entrepreneurs who secretly feel unhappy, and overwhelmed all the time. I know this feeling too well, because I was once there myself.
When you are not in the flow of spiritual alignment your headed to burn out. This happens because you are not designing a life and building a business that is in alignment with who you are and how you truly want to show up in the world.
Sounds simple, yeah?
Actually it is….My zone of genius is around mentoring, guiding and coaching inspired, creative, conscious and spiritual entrepreneurs to connect with their deepest desires and values so they can rise with grace. With simple energetic shifts they can reach their highest potential and serve from a place of inner peace and fulfillment.
Then it’s no longer “work” or a “job” it’s your life’s calling.
Want to know more? Book an online introductory session, simple click the green tab and find a spot on the calender that works for you. With my guidance and support, my clients have called in millions of dollars of income and they have done so with far less stress and far more ease than you can imagine. #WinWin
When you connect with yourself, stay true to who you are and offer your services with a pure heart, magic happens. It really is just that easy, so if you are feeling like you are fighting a loosing battle, are overwhelmed and burning out, its time to check your alignment.
If this resonates with you, I’d love to connect with you for a powerful, one-to-one session that will shine a light on how you can be true to yourself and achieve the highest levels of success in your business.
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After your session with me you will have a crystal clear understanding of what is blocking you from having the conscious multiple 6-figure or 7-figure business that you love.
This is your invitation to awaken to your highest self and to activate your natural, spiritual gifts as you make your dreams a reality and the world a better place for all. We need your energy now, its time.
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"My zone of genius is around mentoring, guiding and coaching inspired, creative, conscious and spiritual entrepreneurs and individuals to connect with their deepest desires and values so they can rise with grace. I believe in treating the "whole person" and with simple energetic shifts they can reach their highest potential and serve from a place of inner peace and fulfillment."
“If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?”
― Maya Angelou
"Every day is a new beginning, choose wisely."
-Sarah Parker Thomas
“We are all a work in progress.
And the possibilities are endless.”
Sarah Parker Thomas