It Took 3 Days! (27,000 Views)

Good afternoon lovely people ❤

I hope you are all well, as I have just gotten into the office & settle i, I thought I’d do a quick blog post.

I had a work conference this morning & it was AMAZZZZZING! We got to see the rest of the movies for 2017 & what 2018 is bringing. There are some GREAT movies coming out, I am SO excited.

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I am fully healed from my cupping bruises (Blog is here Cupping Therapy), the bruises are all gone, I went to get a massage on the weekend, it was THE BEST THING EVER! I couldn’t believe how well the masseuse massaged me, I also ate the BEST acai bowl afterwards, it was delicious.

I cannot believe how crazy these views are coming along! We are nearly at 30,000 views, I have no words. You all are so supportive, inspiring & motivating. I post FOR YOU ALL! You all motivate me to post.

I love that you are all so real with me & my posts, you all share your stories on my blogs in the comment sections, & I love it, I feel like I am starting to get to know you all individually.

This has been a wonderful journey so far – I have enjoyed every minute of it. I have started to come out of my shell more & start posting things that are relevant to me.

I normally don’t tell people my problems but to have all your support w/ my 2 anxiety posts I Must Confess… & Anxiety in Relationships – I am so bless to have you all.

These 2 blogs are the RAW me, this is me sharing my journey w/ you all & to have so many people like the post, comment & even take the time to read it means so much to me.

WordPress has become a place where I do not feel alone, starting blogging is scary but I felt so welcomed from the start.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foods To Avoid When You Are Stressed

When you’re feeling stressed, it can be all too easy to be consumed by projects, deadlines or life in general. Sometimes eating becomes an afterthought, something you do when you have a few minutes spare. The problem with this is some foods can actually make you feel worse when you’re already under pressure.

 

There are some foods you shouldn’t eat if you’re stressed, which I’m going to talk about below.

 

Foods high in sugar

Such as: Pastries, donuts, ice-cream, sugary cereals, chocolate bars.

While it might feel like you get a burst of energy from foods high in sugar, it’s usually followed by a slump. This is caused by your blood sugar dropping dramatically, and it often leads to you feeling tired and grumpy. If you are already stressed out, a sugar crash can make you feel even worse. Not to mention that refined sugar can lead to a rise in cortisol (stress hormone), making you feel worse and leaving you prone to poor immune function or weight gain.

Instead: Try a few squares of dark chocolate, or even dark chocolate-covered almonds. Dark chocolate has antioxidants, known for their relaxing properties, as well as magnesium, which can help you to fight fatigue. Blueberries are another good choice because they are rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants to help reduce stress.

 

Foods that are highly processed

Such as: Cookies, chips, packaged meals.

When life is crazy-busy, it can be hard to resist the lure of a packaged meal that you just heat and eat. Yes, you will have something in your stomach. BUT — processed foods are usually full of refined sugar, preservatives, salt and fat. You would basically be feeding your body empty calories, as well as excess saturated fat. That can leave you feeling bloated, tired and uncomfortable. If you are already stressed, you might have noticed your digestive system already isn’t performing as well as it normally does. It’s best not to put it under more strain.

Instead: While packaged meals might seem like a good option, you need to nourish your body. Something like grilled salmon or this quick buddha bowl recipe is fantastic because it has kale, brown rice and chickpeas. Kale can help your body fight fatigue, while the chickpeas and brown rice are gentle on your stomach. Plus there’s turmeric in the dressing, which may help calm inflammation in your gut.

 

Foods that are high in salt

Such as: Fried foods, potato chips, pizza.

Sodium, aka salt, can make your body retain fluid, which can cause your heart to work harder and your blood pressure to increase. Not to mention you tend to feel bloated and uncomfortable. The problem with eating foods that are high in salt is these side effects may also decrease your energy. On top of this, too much salt can deplete your potassium stores, which affects your nervous system. And salty foods can make you feel thirsty, a sign of the early stages of dehydration, which can also leave you feeling tired and irritable.

Instead: Try eating sweet potato fries, avocado on toast or some almonds. Sweet potato has potassium, which can help with bloating and has positive effects on your nervous system. Avocado and almonds have magnesium, which can help to fight fatigue and headaches.

 

If you’re stuck in a bit of a stress loop, try not to forget your diet! Reaching for the right foods can help to balance your nervous system and your stomach, which can make a noticeable difference to how you feel. Eating well is part of the solution when it comes to reducing stress, and exercise can also play its part.

 

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)