Weight loss does not have to be as daunting as it seems. By understanding the physiology of digestion, we can improve it and let our bodies to lose the extra weight itself. Digestion is a function of the parasympathetic nervous system. Our job is to keep it activated while we are eating for effective and efficient digestion. Here are some ways to do that:
If you’re like the majority of the North American population, you’re always out and about running errands, commuting to work, taking the kids to practice, getting groceries, etc. Such a busy schedule take you to a path to crappy eating, and crappy eating lends itself to sabotaging your new lifestyle completely.
I don’t want this to happen to you. It’s happened to me before, and it took me a few days to get back on track. Some people never get back on track. Therefore, I want to provide you with the tips and tricks I learned for keeping up with a Grain-Free lifestyle in the midst of a busy life.
I’m sure you’ve heard the term “Grain-free” by now. Most people have heard of it, but many are not quite sure what it is. I’m here to tell you all about Grain free Grain-Free and why it is hands-down the ultimate way to eat and to live.
To explain – picture yourself as a cavewoman millions of years ago. There was no such thing as cooking, let alone electricity to do it. So what would you eat? The answer is: anything that you can find.
Cavemen and women ate anything they could find in an effort to survive: fish, meat, seeds, nuts, and greens made up the majority of their diet. Eating certainly wasn’t a hobby such as what it has been made into today, but a means for survival – a means to nourish the body and thank it for all it does.
The human body is a perfect machine. It takes care of itself. But it often needs a boost and right kind of environment, both of which come from our diet. One way of doing your body a favor is by doing a detox or cleanse.
The word “detox” often conjures up the concept of weight loss. But, in reality, it is simply, and more importantly, a process of flushing toxins from our bodies that have built-up with the passage of time due to poor habits. Weight loss often does occur, but the primary reason for a detox is to help your organs start working optimally, which requires more energy.
Cleansing or detoxing requires a lot of motivation in order to achieve your goal as it might force you to alter your plans according to the times of cleansing or detoxification.
If you follow me on my social media channels (if not you can do it right now on Instagram and Facebook) you’ve seen that I recently enrolled in Integrative Nutrition School to become a certified Health Coach. This was a goals of mine for a very long time, and this year I finally made the commitment. I feel that I want to offer you so much help but I still have a lot to learn. I want to make a bigger impact in you and in the world and that’s why I decided to go back to school and keep learning.
However, many of you may not know what a Health Coach is. Health coaching is a relatively new profession, but the idea behind it is really based in how we, as human beings, operate. As a health coach, I help you work with your unique body, and take into consideration how everything in your life affects your health and wellness.
Living with anxiety is a serious issue for many people. Millions of people who suffer from it are constantly searching for a way to escape it. Learning to control anxiety is a long process that cannot be learned overnight. However, there are myriad ways to cope with and combat anxiety, and many of them are natural:
You knew there was a bit of an obsession about cholesterol, right?
Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is.
You totally want to ditch your scale, don’t you? You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”. I mean, it doesn’t define you (obviously). What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Let’s look at your waist circumference (well…you look at yours and I’ll look at mine).
Are you sleeping through the night?
Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day?
Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you!
You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight. Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow.
Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down?