Stress is everywhere! If you’re a Pastor, you already know this, right? But did you know that stress is chronic and can wreak havoc on your health. I have a list of foods, nutrients and lifestyle recommendations to help you lower the stress hormone naturally!
Do you feel like you're getting fatter but you're still eating the way you’ve always eaten? I want you to know that you are NOT alone! There are so many variables when it comes to weight gain and (of course) these go way above and beyond the concept of “calories in, calories out”. I discuss the four top reasons in my newest post. And none of them are related to food or exercise.
There is no shortage of health information available on the internet, in the media, and from well-meaning family and friends. But some of that information may be doing you more harm than good. In this post I spill the beans about some common healthy eating myths and what matters just as much or even more than “how much” you eat. Learn why “what” you eat and “how” you eat it are super-important things to consider. Plus try my green smoothie meal recipe. HINT: Smoothies should be considered “meals” not snacks or drinks.
We all do it. Sometimes the amazing aroma and delicious flavor gets the best of us. Especially if we're a bit on the hungry (or hangry) side. I'm talking about overeating at meals. I know that many people who struggle with Dysautonomia have digestive issues and probably don’t eat enough. But there are some who don’t have digestive issues or they ignore their digestive woes and tend to overeat which can exacerbate your symptoms due to the increase of blood volume in your stomach. This can have a big impact on our weight, energy levels, and overall health and wellbeing. Of course our body needs food to fuel it and we often (usually) eat amazingly healthy foods. But we may still overeat. In this post I'm going to give you three solid tips for preventing that from happening. Seriously! If you can make these three things a regular habit and part of your daily routine you've got one up on the overeating cravings.
Ugh!!!! I’m faaaattttttttt again!!!!!!!! This has been sooo challenging. Ok, let me give you an amended life story so you can understand what I’m dealing with…I grew up overweight and was picked on for it throughout my childhood. After my dad died from cancer when I was 26, I decided to make a CHANGE with my diet and my mom and I started going to the gym RELIGIOUSLY. We went so often the people at the desk knew our membership numbers. Eventually, the weight came off and I was down from a size 20 to a size 12 or 10. (more…)