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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.
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.
I tell you all the time it matters what you eat. But maybe you don't believe me? Did you know, Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn found that a vegan diet changed more than 500 genes in just 3 months? It activated genes that prevented disease and deactivated genes that caused various cancers and other illnesses.
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Feeling sad, or out of sorts, maybe a bit blue? Variations of mood at different points during your life are common and natural. Depression occurs when these feelings become a persistent state of being rather than a passing mood.
Clinical depression can eventually affect a person's physical health and ability to perform regular daily activities. A depressed person may eventually experience suicidal thoughts and exhibit self-destructive tendencies if their depression remains untreated.
Symptoms of depression can be mild to extreme and physical as well as mental:
Depression can occur for a variety of reasons. Some cases of depression are caused by nutritional deficiencies, others cases of depression are the result of environmental factors, such as lack of sunlight in the case of seasonal pattern depression.
When a person visits their doctor or therapist and receives a diagnosis of depression, the medical practitioner attempts to prescribe the best remedy for their patient’s type of depression.
Remedies may be as simple as making lifestyle changes or dietary adjustments. In extreme cases of depression, prescription medications may be required to alleviate the condition.
It is important to follow your doctor’s orders and this is not intended as medical advice, but if you want to be proactive in your treatment, you may want to try using various natural remedies. Some of these will be more helpful than others, depending on the cause of your depression, but you may find that can help improve your condition on a day-to-day basis.
Your Options In Natural Remedies For Depression
Many people live with mild to severe depression without seeking medical assistance. People in depressive states no longer need to suffer with the illness. Fortunately, many options for the treatment of depression exist.
Depression can be managed and in some cases completely alleviated. Early diagnosis and treatment of depression lessens the condition’s overall impact on a person’s physical health and relationships.
Call the NDMDA (National Depressive Manic-Depressive Association) Depression Hotline - Support Group (800) 826-3632 for help and seek medical attention. You do not have to suffer.
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