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Love The Skin You’re Living In -10 Habits of Glowing Skin

Your skin is your second mouth. It is also the largest organ of the body. As your second mouth, your skin readily absorbs everything you apply to it. It will absorb into your internal body the nutrients and chemical compounds applied to it, so consider what you’re feeding it.  When we talk about health and wellness we do not usually mention the skin. The skin gets looked at more from a beauty or vanity perspective. Here is what you need to know…

What you put on your skin matters as much as what you eat!

Really?

All the time we spent focusing on what we eat, and we forget about what we feed our skin!

CLICK HERE for my FREE new EBOOK titled Love the Skin You’re Living In- 10 Habits to Glowing Skin

With this ebook you will also get practical application of the 10 habits of glowing skin that are :

1.Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.

2.Commit to a Daily Regime

3.Sleep Soundly

4.Optimize Your Digestion

5.Exercise Daily

6. Breath and Meditate.

7.Avoid Environmental Toxins.

8.The Power of Your Thoughts.

9. Invest in You.

10. Beauty as a Sacred Act.

We need to consider what we’re putting on our skin because this essential barrier is not as impermeable as we’d like to think.  Passive absorption of whatever is on the skin occurs quite readily.

For example, you wouldn’t want to put the ingredients in your favorite lotions, potions, creams and cosmetics in your mouth. When you look at topicals from this perspective, if you’re like me, you might make some drastic changes to your skin care routine!

In PART 2 I will be covering how skin problems can be an indication that something is wrong within your body – like toxicity, gut imbalances, hormone imbalances, food allergies, leaky gut, low thyroid function and nutrient deficiencies. Unfortunately, most people inflame the situation by treating it externally with harsh chemicals that can make you even more toxic than before.

Confessions of A Cereal Killer

Sugary cereal is one of the worst things you can have for breakfast. A major part of my Sugar Buster Program is giving up cereal! Yet millions of people around the world use this as their breakfast food of choice. Why would something that has nearly the same amount of sugar as a candy bar be considered a decent breakfast?

How did we come to believe that eating something that’s 50 percent sugar is part of a ‘complete balanced breakfast? People are waking up and breakfast cereal has seen its sales decline in recent years.

If cereal is brightly colored, it is probably full of sugar!

Here are some of  the “worst offenders”

  1. Froot Loops is 41.4 Percent Sugar. A 35-gram serving  contains 14.5 grams of sugar, the equivalent of 3.6 sugar packets.
  2. Apple jacks is 43% sugar. 35 grams of Apple Jacks contains the equivalent of 3.8 packets of sugar, 15 grams.
  3. Captain Crunch is 44.4% sugar, A a 35-gram serving is equivalent to 3.9 sugar packets.

Need I go on? I recommend ditching the cereal and choosing a breakfast that has a healthy fat and a healthy protein.

A solution I recommend is having dinner for breakfast. Think protein and whole carbohydrates like vegetables and salad.

Need some help with your healthy meal planning?. CLICK HERE to book a functional health coaching session with me and set yourself a plan that will work long term. Having a plan works!

SIX WAYS SLEEP DEPRIVATION CAN LEAD TO WEIGHT GAIN

Most people know they should cut calories and exercise more to trim down, but there’s now significant scientific evidence that another critical component to maintaining your natural normal weight  is avoiding sleep deprivation, sleep scientists say.

“There is no doubt that insufficient sleep promotes hunger and appetite, which can cause excessive food intake resulting in weight gain,” says Eve Van Cauter, director of the Sleep, Metabolism and Health . She has spent 15 years studying the topic.

Here are six specific ways sleep deprivation is linked to weight gain.

  1. When you are running on low energy, you automatically go for a bag of potato chips or other comfort foods.
  2. Ghrelin is the hormone that tells you when to eat, and when you are sleep-deprived, you have more ghrelin.
  3. Leptin is the hormone that tells you to stop eating, and when you are sleep deprived, you have less leptin.
  4. The more sleep-deprived you are, the higher your levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which increases your appetite.
  5. When you’re sleep deprived, the mitochondria in your cells that digest fuel start to shut down.
  6. Your body goes into survival mode. Sleeplessness can fool your body into thinking you’re in danger. Your metabolism slows because your body is trying to maintain its resources, and it also wants more fuel.

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