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How to Eliminate Emotional Eating

What is emotional or psychological hunger?
Emotional hunger is eating as a way to suppress or soothe negative emotions, such as stress, anger, fear, boredom, sadness and loneliness. Major life events or, more commonly, the hassles of daily life can trigger negative emotions that lead to emotional eating, when in actuality you are not truly hungry.These triggers might include:

Relationship conflicts, Work stress, Fatigue, Financial pressures, Health problems
Although some people eat less in the face of strong emotions, if you're in emotional distress you might turn to impulsive or binge eating, quickly consuming whatever's convenient without enjoyment. Most of the time, this quick fixes include fatty unhealthy foods that does not produce what i call the life of God.

What is physiological or stomach hunger?
Stomach hunger or  physiological  hunger–involves a complex interaction between the digestive system, endocrine system and the brain. When the body needs refueling, we start feeling tired and weak, while finding it harder to concentrate and work. The stomach, which is located just below the ribcage, starts to ache and rumble. This is true stomach hunger. When we begin eating in response, we really enjoy the food and start feeling better, because a bodily need is being met.

Emotional Eating vs Physical Hunger: How to recognize the differences

  • Emotional eating comes on suddenly. Physical hunger grows over time.
  • Continuing to eat even when you are full is emotional hunger. Physical hunger allows you to stop eating when you are full.
  • Emotional eating can be followed by feeling of guilt, while eating when you are physically hungry does not.
  • Craving a specific food and feeling instantly satisfied once you eat that food is emotional eating. Physical hunger can be satisfied by many different foods.

Tips to control emotional eating

  • Replace chaotic eating, in which you eat at any time during the day, with a more structured eating schedule. Try eating a small meal every two to three hours to control hunger.
  • Instead of eating when you’re not hungry, reach for water or take a walk or stretching  to stop the boredom.
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Disease Preventing and Alleviating - Healthy Eating

Wild caught salmon has been referred to as a nutrient powerhouse because of the many health  benefits it provides. Although farm raised salmon may be cheaper, it  is not good for your health in that it is full of toxins.  The  health benefits of wild caught salmon surely overpowers the extra cost.

Wild Caught Salmon

  • Reduce the chance of stroke—Blood clots that develop in the brain or are carried to the brain from elsewhere cause strokes and serious disability. People who eat fish regularly are less likely to develop strokes.
  • Lower chance of having a first heart attack— People at high risk of having a heart attack may be less likely to develop one if they consume the omega 3s from fish on a regular basis. Omega 3s help the heart by slowing the development of atherosclerosis (clogged blood vessels) and improving heart function.
  • Improve “good” cholesterol or HDL levels— People who have higher levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol in their blood have a lower chance of heart failure. HDL helps remove cholesterol from the blood vessels where it can be harmful. Regularly eating fish or the omega 3s from them helps boost blood levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol.
  • Lower blood pressure—High blood pressure or hypertension increases the chance of heart disease and stroke, but can usually be well controlled by medications. High blood pressure is sneaky because it can develop without a person knowing it. People who eat fish regularly consistently have slightly lower blood pressure than those who do not eat fish regularly. Achieving and keeping a healthy body weight is especially important for lowering blood pressure.
  • Lower chance of blood clots—We need some blood clotting to heal injuries, but if blood clots too readily, it can block a blood vessel in the heart or brain. When this happens it can be fatal. The omega 3s from fish reduce the tendency to form blood clots and improve blood flow. Omega 3s also make red blood cells more flexible so that circulation through small blood vessels is improved.

Hibiscus tea

  • Hibiscus tea helps to lower the levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol from the body, thereby helping to protect against heart diseases and protecting blood vessels from damage. The hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic properties of hibiscus tea can be beneficial for those who suffer from blood sugar disorders like diabetes.
  • Research studies have also suggested that the antioxidant properties of hibiscus tea also help in treating liver diseases.
  • Hibiscus tea contains vitamins and minerals like flavonoids which have antidepressant properties. Consumption of hibiscus tea can help to calm down the nervous system, and it may reduce anxiety and depression by creating a relaxed sensation in the mind and body
  • Many people drink hibiscus tea to improve digestion. It regularizes both urination and bowel movements. Since it has diuretic properties, it is also used to treat constipation, which helps you lose weight and improve the health of your gastrointestinal system and avoid colorectal cancer.  Hibiscus tea is beneficial for losing weight.

Cinnamon

  • Cinnamon has been shown to help lower the levels of LDL cholesterol in the body, often referred to as the bad cholesterol,  while leaving the good cholesterol levels untouched. This makes it a fantastic all natural remedy for high cholesterol levels.
  • Cinnamon has been shown to be effective cancer fighting foods, and there are many reasons for this, but the chief among them is cinnamon’s antibacterial property.
  • Because of cinnamon’s ability to lower cholesterol levels and improve blood circulation throughout the body, it can be used to help prevent heart disease.
  • Cinnamon May Help Improve Blood Glucose Levels in Type 2 Diabetes

Cloves

  • Cloves have been used in many traditional remedies for a number of diseases. One such disease is diabetes. In patients suffering from diabetes, the amount of insulin produced by the body is not sufficient or insulin is not produced at all. Studies have revealed that extracts from cloves imitate insulin in certain ways and help in controlling blood sugar levels.
  • As well as containing several important vitamins and minerals, cloves are rich in antioxidants (10). Antioxidants are compounds that reduce oxidative stress, which can contribute to the development of chronic disease (11). Cloves also contain a compound called eugenol, which has been shown to act as a natural antioxidant.
  • Some research shows that the compounds found in cloves can help protect against cancer.
  • Research shows that the compounds found in cloves may help keep blood sugar under control.
  • Studies show that the beneficial compounds in cloves could help promote liver health.
  • Some research indicates that the compounds found in cloves could help treat stomach ulcers.

Coconut oil, Extra virgin unrefined coconut oil

  • Coconut oil contains healthy saturated fats. The saturated fats in coconut oil may increase "good" HDL cholesterol in your body, but also help convert the "bad" LDL cholesterol into a less harmful form.
  • Coconut oil may also improve other risk factors and therefore protect against heart disease.
  • Not all coconut oil is the same in order to enjoy the health benefits, then you must get organic,  extra virgin unrefined coconut oil,  Coconut oil is safe for you to cook, sautee and stir fry.

Olive oil, Extra virgin olive oil 
*FYI* - You should never cook, fry, or sautee with first cold, cold press, or expeller pressed extra virgin olive oil. If you do this, the good oil is denatured and can cause cancer if consumed.

Extra virgin olive oil

  • Boosts Metabolism -Olive oil boosts metabolism as a result aid with weight loss. the growth of good bone structure, and brain development. It is an excellent source of vitamin E, which is very beneficial for older people.
  • Prevents Inflammation-Olive oil is rich in phenols that have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. As a result, use of olive oil helps inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria and relieve inflammation. And overall good health.
  • Improves Digestion-Olive oil is known to aid in the digestive process. It is used as a medicinal oil to clean the digestive tract and improve bowel movements.
  • Delays Aging, Prevents Gall Stones, Strengthens Cell Walls. It also increases the elasticity of arterial walls, protecting you against various heart conditions.
  • Reduces Risk of Cancer, especially breast and bowel cancer,It also  prevent cancer with postmenopausal women, Lowers blood pressure

Okra

  • It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol.
  • Okra can help stabilize blood sugar levels by slowing its absorption from the intestines – Okra contains lots of dietary fiber and acts as a natural laxative which can help you to naturally get rid of constipation.  Okra’s fiber also feeds the gut’s beneficial bacteria (probiotics) and helps maintain the pH balance of your digestive tract.
  • Okra is rich in vitamin A and other antioxidants – the green pods contain beta-carotene, lutein and xanthine, which together with vitamin A help preserve good vision and keep your skin fresh and healthy. Okra has been connected to cataract prevention and is praised for preventing spots and pimples.
  • Due to the abundance of antioxidants and fiber, some also connect okra with cancer prevention, especially the prevention of colorectal cancer.
  • Okra is a rich source of vitamin C, which helps with the body’s immunity – okra has been linked to cough and cold prevention. Since vitamin C also act as an anti-inflammatory, okra might be good for reducing the symptoms of  asthma Foods with folate can also help to cleanse your lungs.

 

Disease Prevention and Alleviation by the Word

23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe,[a] all things are possible to him who believes. Mark 9:23

16 That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man Ephesians 3:16

20 My son, give attention to my words;Incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes;Keep them in the midst of your heart; 22 For they are life to those who find them,And health to all their flesh. 23 Keep your heart with all diligence,For out of it spring the issues of life. 24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth,And put perverse lips far from you. 25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you. 26 Ponder the path of your feet,And let all your ways be established. 27 Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil. Proverbs 4:20

8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” Romans 10:8-11

5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 

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