How to Improve Your Self Esteem – Now!

In this post, we will talk about amazing tips from Lori Streator, about How to Improve Your Self Esteem, such an important topic.

Are you afraid to take action in your life because you are holding onto fear? Are you feeling stuck? Are you holding yourself back from who-knows-what?

When we don’t take action and pursue our dreams or goals, its more often than not because we don’t value ourselves enough to do so. We don’t think highly enough of ourselves & our abilities to take that proverbial leap.

For whatever reason, you may have fueled your life with a negative, limiting mindset.  And now your lack of self esteem is holding you hostage in your Comfort Zone.

A major challenge of improving self-esteem is having to acknowledge and focus on changing the negative behaviors that fuel negative thoughts.

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Let’s look at a real life example:

You stay home instead of going to the gym. Because home is where you feel safe. But this avoidant behavior doesn’t provide any opportunity for growth or change. Instead, it keeps you in the same mindset and lets you begin to think that avoiding your fears completely is an effective coping skill.

When you decide to make changes because you’re tired of feeling stuck inside your own mind or you realize your current mindset isn’t serving you, you can make small changes that will begin to improve your self-esteem.

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5 Tips to Help You Beat your Sugar Addiction

In this post, you will learn 5 great tips to helping you in how to beat sugar addiction. 

How to Beat Sugar Addiction

I absolutely love warm, gooey, extra chocolatey brownies. I also love to bake and I live alone. See the problem?

I’ll bake a pan of absolutely delicious, extra chocolatey, super fudgey brownies and then proceed to devour the ENTIRE pan myself.

Not exactly the healthiest of habits.

I always wondered why I’m not satisfied with one brownie? Even when I’m stuffed I keep on eating. Many of my friends and clients have this same struggle. But why?

It turns out that this isn’t a matter of willpower. We actually become physiologically addicted to sugar!

When we eat sugar we are activating the pleasure centres of our brains to release feel good hormones. These are the same pleasure centres that are triggered by cocaine. In fact, studies have shown that sugar is 8 times as addictive as cocaine! No wonder we can’t get enough!

How much sugar are you eating?

The average American consumes a whooping 130 pounds per year, some estimates suggest it’s even more at 152 pounds!

This breaks down to an average of 22 teaspoons per day for adults and 43 teaspoons per day for kids.

How much should we be getting?

The American Heart Association recommends a maximum of 5 teaspoons per day for women, 9 teaspoons per day for men and 3 teaspoons per day for children.

What’s a gal to do when she wants to be her healthiest and happiest self but is addicted to the sweet stuff?

It’s time to bring our tastebuds and physiology back into balance and get those cravings under control once and for all!

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“Sitting is the new Smoking!”

If you are interested in health, regularly workout in the gym, or maybe teach others how to move optimally in their lives, you have probably came across the catchy slogan of ‘’SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING.’’

Yes, the big news is out for quite some time: your plushy chair is designed to destroy you. Especially your back.

Last year extensive study published in LA TIMES pointed out that for every straight hour of TV we watch; we proportionally cut our lifespan by about 22 minutes.In comparison, for every one cigarette people smoke they shorten their lives by about 11 minutes. So if you are ‘’seated smoker’’, your health is under serious threat.

Sitting is the new smoking

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SIT?

As humans nowadays, we sit more than ever. Think about all the office chairs, car seats, plane seats, waiting areas in doctor surgeries, banks, crèches, dinner tables and toilettes…and the list; of course; goes on and on. No wonder our hips are tight & stringy, our backs are more prone to injuries and we are losing our ability to maintain good posture.

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How to Detox Without Deprivation

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Cleansing is pretty popular these days. For many, including myself years ago, the word cleanse conjures to mind thoughts of deprivation, juices for day, and some extreme kind of Master Cleanse. Cleansing the body is important because we live in a stressed world. Not only do we consume foods that are laden with pesticides, we also have stress in our life, which contributes to toxicity.

Doing a cleanse four times a year during the changing of the seasons is ideal to clean out the toxins that find their way into our bodies, causing metabolism issues, weight gain, headaches, low sex drive, and overall toxicity that can take away from our happiness.

I love cleansing my body, because it cleans out the pipes. Cleansing with all natural, whole foods that are rich in oxygen gives the body exactly what it needs to recharge, rebuild, and regenerate. Cleansing is not and should not be about deprivation. Even with a juice cleanse, you can add steamed vegetables for some extra energy or a pureed raw soup if the juice cleanse is too depleting for you.

Cleansing is really about finding balance and harmony within the body and mind. Eating cleansing foods is vital for your health. This includes items such as juices, smoothies, fruits that are low glycemic and great for flushing the lymph (think: apples, grapefruit, berries, lemons, and limes), leafy greens (like kale, dandelion greens, and parsley), healthy fats (avocado, hemp seeds, and coconut oil), and plant- or animal-based proteins to support the regeneration of cells.

But let’s go a step deeper and talk about cleansing the soul. I used to think detox was just about the food on my plate, but it is about so much more than that. Detox is about removing what does not serve us emotionally as well as physically. Every cell in the body carries both physical and emotional toxicity.

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