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Decoding Nutrition!

Decoding Nutrition!

This is an AWESOME little chart I found on Miramountlifestyle.com.
If you do nothing else productive today, take a good long look at this chart.
GET EDUCATED ON WHAT GOES IN YOUR BODY!

Those nutrition labels aren’t there to look pretty.

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Food Binging- Your Questions Answered!

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Hey girly,

food binging is common among people beginning their Fitspirational Journeys. 

A lot of people try to change their diets all at once, and go from eating chips, soda and suge- to full on fruits and vegetables in one day.

A few days of a 360 change in diet will most likely cause mental meltdowns and a sudden craving for your old eating habits.

Here’s some awesome ideas of what to do if you do find yourself food binging:

  1. Don’t starve yourself. Eat. I know it sounds counterintuitive, but fasting after a binge will only make you severely hungry, which can easily lead to another binge, decimating your self-esteem. When you’re hungry again, eat. If you binged at night, start fresh by giving yourself a healthy breakfast. Stick to clean, whole foods (sugar free if you can) and drink lots of water. Lots of veggies and lean protein works best for me. You can’t change the past, but you can prepare for your present and future by feeding yourself whole, healthy foods to prevent a future binge.
  2. Forgive yourself. Trying to starve yourself the next day is a sneaky way to try and get away with bingeing, to “make up” for your slip – “I’m going to make up for yesterday by not eating today.” Instead, admit you made a mistake. Forgive yourself. Be very, very kind to yourself:  Beating yourself up or criticizing yourself won’t make you change.
  3. Get back on track as soon as you can. When you slip up with a sugar binge, you usually have terrible sugar cravings for the next 3 or 4 days. If you are trying to get back on track, do what you need to do to support yourself through the sugar cravings. 
  4. When you’re ready, examine what happened. Binges are fabulous learning opportunities. Try and examine what was going on:  how were you feeling beforehand? What thoughts were running through your head? What expectations or shoulds ran the show? Write about the event and see if you can make sense of it. This can help you prepare for the next time. Think of how you can support yourself next time so that you can act differently.
  5. Drink Water! Drinking water is a great way to flush toxins out of your body. Up your water intake and it will also curve your cravings 🙂

I hope this helps, I wish you the very best. Remember, it’s NOT that big of a deal, and tomorrow is a brand new day 🙂

Xox Brittany ❤

(Thanks firstourselves.org) 

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Just had caffeine today for the first time in a LONG time and….

caffeine addiction

 

…I’M BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS!

After being addicted to caffeine for so long, and then giving it up cold turkey all at once- I decided to have a Caramel Macchiato today at Starbucks (as I type this post).

OH MY GOSH I can feel my blood sugar rising, I’m typing at 84987249874985 words a minute, and I feel like I have so much energy I could do a few laps of Kart Wheels around San Diego!

Not going to lie though, on top of that I feel really shaky and can kind of feel a head ache coming on.

Tomorrow, I’m anxious to see if I wake up craving caffeine since I had coffee today, or if I’ll wake up and not crave it at all. If I don’t crave it tomorrow, that means I’ll officially be over my caffeine addiction, which will be a BIG deal for me.

For now, off to do some Kart Wheels and Super-Speed-Blogging hahaha

Has anyone else struggled with caffeine?

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You won’t eat what you don’t see- Leave you junk food at the grocery store

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This is a very simple Fitspirational concept- if you’re used to unhealthy eathing habits, then when faced with choosing between chips and an apple; chances are you’re going to go for the chips.

But what if you eliminate the unhealthy options? Then your choice becomes an apple vs a cup of fresh strawberries. Either way, you’ll end up munching on something nutricious!

Check out this awesome shopping cart full of food. My boyfriend is a Marine and he eats really healthy EVEN THOUGH he lives in the barraks on base.

College students listen up- if he can eat healthy on base; you can eat healthy in your dorms. NO EXCUSES.

Needless to say, from the looks of this shooping cart- it’ll be a Fitspirational week!