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"Live simply. Dream big. Be grateful. Give love. Laugh lots" Paulo Coelho. #gratitude #thanksgiving #inspiration
 #lisachilverswellness
The idea that emotions can travel between populations similar to outbreaks of disease is not new. More than 200 years ago, an epidemic of suicides occurred in Europe. Most of the victims had read a book titled "The Sorrows of Young Werther," by Johann von Goethe, in which the hero commits suicide. To... see more stop the wave of suicides, the book was banned in several areas, according to a study published in The Journal of Memetics, which continued:1
"During the two hundred years that have followed the publication and subsequent censorship of Goethe's novel, social scientific research has largely confirmed the thesis that affect, attitudes, beliefs and behavior can indeed spread through populations as if they were somehow infectious."
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Live simply. Dream big. Be grateful. Give love. Laugh lots - Paulo Coelho. 
#dream #gratitude #live #love #laugh #lisachilverswellness
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Back to school, back to work — no matter where you’re heading this fall, chances are you’re back on your grind. And, wild guess, that probably means you’re extra strapped for time. But even if you rule out schlepping to the gym, you can still fit in a quick sweat session to strengthen and... see more revitalize you right at home.
Read full article:
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Reposted Atherton Drenth's post.
Have you ever found yourself in an impossible situation? Nothing you say or do makes it right again and you find yourself watching the whole affair dissolve into an impossible quagmire of angry tears and despair. Sometimes life goes sideways. We don’t always know or understand what we did or said to... see more create the situation but there you are in the middle of it, wondering, what on earth happened?
Relationships can go toxic at the drop of a hat. You said or did something that causes the other person to jump to a conclusion that is so far out in left field you wonder if you were in the same room at the time of the discussion.
I experienced this when my mother developed a brain tumour. Her change in behaviour was subtle at first. It caught me completely off guard. She was one person with me when we were alone and a completely different person if someone else walked into the room. Her personality would change in an instant. I tried to talk to her about it but she thought I was just being ridiculous and making it all up. My sister began to wonder if her behaviour was a sign of mental illness.
On my sister’s advice, I took mother to the doctor. He informed me that it was probably my fault that her behaviour had become so erratic. It was recommended that I was the one who needed medication. That was in the early stages of her illness. Sadly, I realized the truth of the matter. If the other person can’t see it then you must have made it up, right?
It was a bleak, dark time that had me wondering about my own sanity. I was losing my mother and seeing a side of her I never knew existed. I was alone and felt completely powerless.
After my mother was finally diagnosed, it was too late. The tumour was too far advanced and nothing could be done. She died six months later. If doctors had listened in the beginning maybe she would have survived. We will never know for sure. All I know is that I lost my mother, my best friend and confidant. Her death left me angry and deeply wounded. There was no space to grieve. I started to take my anger out on the people I loved.
My mother would have called that “leaking” my emotional turmoil out into my life. We leak when we don’t know to how to cope. Some people drink, others drug themselves to dull the pain. I wanted to be free to process the grief in a healthy and natural way. I needed to find a way to reverse all of this. I was very aware of how it was infecting every aspect of my life and it had to stop.
Everyone, including me, responded in the only way they knew how at the time. I understood I couldn’t change the past but that didn’t mean that I couldn’t find a way to let it go and move on. The hardest part of this entire journey was accepting that what was done was done. Life get’s messy. And I wondered – if prayer could clear polluted water[1], what could prayer do to clear toxic energy that had been created around relationships?
I asked for divine guidance and was taught how to do what I now call, “Energetic Do-overs.” This simple procedure has proven, over the years, to clear toxic energy and open the door to healing at a higher level of vibration. It is done privately. The other person involved need not be informed or included. It is a tool that you can use to help you on your healing journey. It will help you to transform all the fear and negative energy that has been created between you and the other person into love and light for the good of all.
Energetic Do-overs Technique
This technique takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Have your journal and some pens ready to write down any thoughts or feelings you may have afterwards.
Go into your Vertical Axis
Imagine or pretend that you are standing in a sacred place. It can be a church, a field, a room or a place in heaven.
Call in Archangel Michael (or divine energy of your choice) and see him standing before you.
Call in the energy of the person you wish to create healing with.
Turn to Archangel Michael and say:
“I ask that anything that I may have said, done or thought about this person (state their name), that has been harmful, altered or blocked their life path in any way, be transformed into love and light for the good of all. I ask that all conflict between us be healed with love, in all directions and all dimensions of time. Amen”
Then imagine you are looking into that person’s eyes and say:
“I love you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.[2]
Then see yourself embracing that person, release them, step back and see them being escorted by Archangel Michael back to their life. Stand in your place of love and gratitude for what they have taught you. See yourself coming back into awareness of where you are at this moment in time.
Energetic do-overs may not heal every toxic situation you may find yourself in, nor will they necessarily create any miracles overnight. But it will release the negative vibration that toxic relationships can carry. Love is far more positive and healing than fear can ever be. Healing an impossible situation can sometimes be this simple.
Atherton Drenth is the author of Intuitive Dance. Building, Protecting & Clearing Your Energy, and Following Body Wisdom. Atherton also appears in the documentary, Voyage to Betterment” as one of 12 experts along with other internationally renowned physicians, researchers, and pioneers in the fields of consciousness research and spirituality. Atherton is a Clairvoyant, Medical Intuitive, Holistic Energy Practitioner facilitating transformational healing for her clients. She has an international client base and has been in private practice for over sixteen years.
www.athertondrenth.comwww.paradigmcentre.com
[1] From The Intuitive Dance by Atherton Drenth. © 2016 by Atherton Drenth. Used by permission from Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. www.llewellyn.com
[2] Variation of the Ho’oponopona an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness.
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Reposted Dr. Jen Faber's post.
There are 3 roadblocks on why you can't build a practice and have a life at the same time...
If you want to have a successful practice...that allows you true freedom, implement this... right now.
Here are the 3 STEPS you must take if you want to get OFF the High Volume Hamster Wheel of Practice 
Watch... see more the video here >> 
And if any of these roadblocks resonate with you then at the end of the video I've got a special invite that I want to share with you.
Don't worry, if you overcome these 3 roadblocks...you'll never have to deal with the high volume pressures of practice ever again 
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Many of my clients travel on regular basis so eating while being on the road is definitely a hot topic of our consultations. 
During my latest travel to Poland I took an opportunity to take some pictures at the JFK airport of things to eat and decided to write this quick guide to help you navigate... see more the options. 
Unfortunately I was flying from terminal 7 and the options were quite disappointing. I'm used to flying from other terminals where my go to place is CIBO EXPRESS (terminals 2, 5, 8).  They offer a ton of options from organic, gluten-free, kosher and more. You can grab hard-boiled eggs, organic yogurts, cheese wrapped in prosciutto, fresh fruit, gourmet salads and sandwiches. It's pricy but worth considering. 
Anyway, back to my miserable terminal 7. 
My options were: two regular bars, wine bar (where they only served cheese, cold cuts and pizza), Aunt Annie's, McDonald's, Box Chef and a couple of other small places. 
I considered getting this Wall Street Grilled Chicken Salad or the Gluten Free Tuna wrap (decent option if you don't like vegetables).  
I dismissed the bars as food there is usually super heavy and I wanted something light as I had a long, overnight flight ahead of me.  
So, lo and behold, of all places I picked McDonald's. 
I told myself it would be an interesting experiment for me. It's good to step outside of your comfort zone once in a while...
Of course, the obsessive person that I am, I went online and looked up the salad's ingredients. Once I saw that the grilled chicken is 100% chicken breast and antibiotic-free it was a go. 
This quite small Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad and water cost a whooping $10.15.  
Definitely not cheap considering that I could have ordered 4 cheeseburgers and a soda for the same amount. Still wonder why we have a problem with obesity in this country? 
Back to the point... 
The nutrition info (without the dressing) was as following: 
350 calories, 27 g carbs, 12 g fat, 38g protein. 
So far so good. 
I skipped the dressing and the tortilla chips. 
I liked the beans and corn, and I was pleasantly surprised that the salad included baby kale and baby spinach, not just plain lettuce. The chicken  was awful though. It was covered with some sort of sweet glaze and although it was supposed to be grilled chicken breast there was some sort of brown skin on it.... Very, very odd. Also there is no way that there was 38 g of protein in that salad. Maybe 20g at best. 
I regretted not getting that boxed salad with grilled chicken and balsamic. 
After I ate my sad dinner, I was walking around and taking pictures of some other things you could buy. 
These are my favorite chips. Gluten free, non-gmo and made locally in Deep River, CT. I love all of their flavors. If it was a shorter and a day flight I would have definitely bought some. 
These are my second favorite pretzels. I usually buy them at Costco for the house. They have only a few ingredients, they are non-GMO with no artificial stuff in them. I like that they stock them at the airports now. 
There were quite a few snack/protein bar options (although I brought my own Garden of Life Protein Bar). 
As per a sweet treat this brand has caught my attention:  
It's rare to see sprouted products (other than bread and beans) and I've never seen a sweet snack that has sprouted nuts in it. 
This had 2 tsp of sugar and 9 g of fat per serving so not too bad for a dessert. I will get it next time! 
Just to wrap up the article here's a quick summary of my thoughts and tips. 
7 tips on eating at the airport: 
1. Drink & buy plenty of water for the airport and the flight. 
2. If you can, bring your own sandwich and healthy snacks. I promise they will not take it from you through security. 
2. If you decide to eat at the airport, stick to light foods such as salads with protein, soups, hard boiled eggs, yogurt. 
3. Avoid anything fried. 
4. Avoid candy. 
5. If you're going to drink, go for wine or vodka. Beer can be very bloating and that's the last thing you want when flying. 
6. Skip foods high in sugar alcohols which can cause bloating which again is very inconvenient on the plane. 
7. Take digestive enzymes that will help you with proper digestion of the foods you eat and may help ease stomach issues.
Hope you enjoyed this article! 
Do you have your own favorite places to eat at the airport?
Please share them with me and my followers by emailing me or leaving a comment on Facebook. 
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Regardless of the body size, I'm pretty sure that anyone reading this (including myself) has had hundreds of food cravings and has overeaten occasionally (or a lot). Pizza, chocolate, fries, pretzels, cookies, cakes, sodas, alcohol top the list of the most craved foods. And for a good... see more reason. Today, unlike for the other 99.5% of human history when we had to exert a significant amount of work to get food, we are surrounded by highly palatable foods that require zero effort to get. 
Studies show that the same brain regions light up when people are presented with highly palatable foods as when addicts are given cocaine. Yes, you read that right. Based on years of studies, and multiple books published on the topic* researchers now are sure that certain foods are as addictive as drugs.  They stimulate our dopamine receptors SO much that it makes our brain go bananas. 
Ok, so food is addictive - I'm sure that's not surprising for you to hear. You may be sitting reading this right now thinking about that cookie platter somebody brought to work. But what can we do when those cravings arrive? 
Here are 5 strategies you can incorporate today to reduce your food cravings: 
1. Have well-balanced meals 3 times per day.  
The main causes of food cravings are: 1) blood sugar disregulation, 2) nutrient deficiencies and 3) microbiome mayhem. 
Having 3 balanced, minimally processed meals a day that combine all essential macronutrients (carbs, fats and protein) and a variety of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) optimizes blood sugar levels, ensures nutritional needs are meet, offers prolonged satiety, and feeds the good bacteria in your gut. Why 3 times a day is optimal? Studies show that the more times we eat during the day, the more we think about food. Also, constant snacking or grazing keeps our blood sugar elevated and small portions never fully fill our stomach to notify the brain that it's time to stop eating. So we are left with elevated hunger hormones and suppressed fullness hormones. 
If you are already doing that but still have cravings, you may not be eating enough at meals (start by increasing the amount of produce at meals). 
So what would an optimal meal day look like? 
2-3 eggs, lots of vegetables and a piece of fruit for breakfast
Large salad with mixed greens and grilled chicken for lunch 
Salmon with sweet potatoes and lots of vegetables for dinner 
Of course depending on your work and schedule, activity levels and wake up time, you may need a 4th meal which would somewhat look like the meals above, with each meal being slightly smaller. 
2. Never shop hungry. 
I could have called this point "Clean out your pantry" but in the end of the day foods in the pantry get there somehow so hear me out here. When we shop hungry, our brains are literally screaming for energy, and for the most exciting kind, i.e. processed foods loaded with sugar, fat and salt. Don't believe me? Have you ever came home with too much broccoli? 
We are also A LOT more likely to act irrationally and buy multiple items not on our shopping list. And that's not even the problem because you may say buying and eating are two different things, however, anybody knows that it's a lot easier NOT to eat something if it's not in the house.
So to sum up: shopping while full = sticking to the grocery list = less junk in the house = less temptations/cravings. 
3. Plan all your meals for the week. 
I know you may think this sounds crazy, but planning all foods ahead of time is an extremely powerful strategy for anybody who struggles with food cravings, has obsessive thoughts about food or overeats on regular basis. And again, you don't have to be overweight to struggle with those issues. 
Planning your week removes any doubt and anxiety. It gives you clear guidelines on what you are buying and eating. If you fill your plan with foods mentioned in point 1. your blood sugar will be balanced, your hunger under control and your brain free to think about your next vacation or business venture, rather than your next meal. It may take a little while to get a hang of but in a few weeks it will become automatic. 
4. Minimize exposure to cravings-inducing media.  
Thinking about food, talking about food, reading about food and watching food can make us hungry and craving all sorts of things. I realize that by choosing the pizza picture as my featured image I may have caused you to want some right now. 
If you want to reduce your cravings, unsubscribe from, or unfollow any people, pages, video streams, stores, organizations that promote tempting foods or drinks. Pages like Buzzfeed's TASTY with millions of followers even feature categories like "cheat day" as if we need more help getting access to non-nutritious foods. 
Stop listening to the radio with commercials - our local radio 98Q drives me nuts with constant commercials for Dunkin Donuts, McDonald's and new restaurants opening in the area. I'm drooling just listening to them.  
Same goes for watching TV. Minimize exposure to commercials and food channels and your cravings will get better. 
Additionally, delete apps on your phone that may keep your brain thinking about tempting foods or drinks, for example, apps that offer any kinds of coupons, special offers, or rewards. 
For me, my obsession-fueling app was the Starbucks app. I used to be addicted to their frappucinos, and I couldn't wait to get my free drink of choice, or a discount coupon for the next sugar-loaded coffee. Get rid of anything like that. 
5. Develop your own coping strategies.  
Having a plan for when the next urge arrives is very important. Whether you decide to re-direct your thoughts, distract yourself, etc. work on having a specific list of ready to go moves when next temptation arrives. 
Here's an article on some of the best techniques you can start incorporating today. 
* Books I highly recommend you look into if you want to understand more about how we get addicted to food and what to do about it: 
 Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf
The Hungry Brain. Outsmarting the instincts that make us overeat by Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D. 
The end of overeating. Taking control of the insatiable American appetite by David Kessler, MD. 
Brain-powered weight loss by Eliza Kingsford
The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal, Ph. D. 
Do you have any questions? Need help with your nutritional intake? Want to improve your health and wellness? Do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. 
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"Live simply. Dream big. Be grateful. Give love. Laugh lots" Paulo Coelho. #gratitude #thanksgiving #inspiration
 #lisachilverswellness
The idea that emotions can travel between populations similar to outbreaks of disease is not new. More than 200 years ago, an epidemic of suicides occurred in Europe. Most of the victims had read a book titled "The Sorrows of Young Werther," by Johann von Goethe, in which the hero commits suicide. To... see more stop the wave of suicides, the book was banned in several areas, according to a study published in The Journal of Memetics, which continued:1
"During the two hundred years that have followed the publication and subsequent censorship of Goethe's novel, social scientific research has largely confirmed the thesis that affect, attitudes, beliefs and behavior can indeed spread through populations as if they were somehow infectious."
Read Full Article
Live simply. Dream big. Be grateful. Give love. Laugh lots - Paulo Coelho. 
#dream #gratitude #live #love #laugh #lisachilverswellness
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Back to school, back to work — no matter where you’re heading this fall, chances are you’re back on your grind. And, wild guess, that probably means you’re extra strapped for time. But even if you rule out schlepping to the gym, you can still fit in a quick sweat session to strengthen and... see more revitalize you right at home.
Read full article:
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Reposted Atherton Drenth's post.
Have you ever found yourself in an impossible situation? Nothing you say or do makes it right again and you find yourself watching the whole affair dissolve into an impossible quagmire of angry tears and despair. Sometimes life goes sideways. We don’t always know or understand what we did or said to... see more create the situation but there you are in the middle of it, wondering, what on earth happened?
Relationships can go toxic at the drop of a hat. You said or did something that causes the other person to jump to a conclusion that is so far out in left field you wonder if you were in the same room at the time of the discussion.
I experienced this when my mother developed a brain tumour. Her change in behaviour was subtle at first. It caught me completely off guard. She was one person with me when we were alone and a completely different person if someone else walked into the room. Her personality would change in an instant. I tried to talk to her about it but she thought I was just being ridiculous and making it all up. My sister began to wonder if her behaviour was a sign of mental illness.
On my sister’s advice, I took mother to the doctor. He informed me that it was probably my fault that her behaviour had become so erratic. It was recommended that I was the one who needed medication. That was in the early stages of her illness. Sadly, I realized the truth of the matter. If the other person can’t see it then you must have made it up, right?
It was a bleak, dark time that had me wondering about my own sanity. I was losing my mother and seeing a side of her I never knew existed. I was alone and felt completely powerless.
After my mother was finally diagnosed, it was too late. The tumour was too far advanced and nothing could be done. She died six months later. If doctors had listened in the beginning maybe she would have survived. We will never know for sure. All I know is that I lost my mother, my best friend and confidant. Her death left me angry and deeply wounded. There was no space to grieve. I started to take my anger out on the people I loved.
My mother would have called that “leaking” my emotional turmoil out into my life. We leak when we don’t know to how to cope. Some people drink, others drug themselves to dull the pain. I wanted to be free to process the grief in a healthy and natural way. I needed to find a way to reverse all of this. I was very aware of how it was infecting every aspect of my life and it had to stop.
Everyone, including me, responded in the only way they knew how at the time. I understood I couldn’t change the past but that didn’t mean that I couldn’t find a way to let it go and move on. The hardest part of this entire journey was accepting that what was done was done. Life get’s messy. And I wondered – if prayer could clear polluted water[1], what could prayer do to clear toxic energy that had been created around relationships?
I asked for divine guidance and was taught how to do what I now call, “Energetic Do-overs.” This simple procedure has proven, over the years, to clear toxic energy and open the door to healing at a higher level of vibration. It is done privately. The other person involved need not be informed or included. It is a tool that you can use to help you on your healing journey. It will help you to transform all the fear and negative energy that has been created between you and the other person into love and light for the good of all.
Energetic Do-overs Technique
This technique takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Have your journal and some pens ready to write down any thoughts or feelings you may have afterwards.
Go into your Vertical Axis
Imagine or pretend that you are standing in a sacred place. It can be a church, a field, a room or a place in heaven.
Call in Archangel Michael (or divine energy of your choice) and see him standing before you.
Call in the energy of the person you wish to create healing with.
Turn to Archangel Michael and say:
“I ask that anything that I may have said, done or thought about this person (state their name), that has been harmful, altered or blocked their life path in any way, be transformed into love and light for the good of all. I ask that all conflict between us be healed with love, in all directions and all dimensions of time. Amen”
Then imagine you are looking into that person’s eyes and say:
“I love you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.[2]
Then see yourself embracing that person, release them, step back and see them being escorted by Archangel Michael back to their life. Stand in your place of love and gratitude for what they have taught you. See yourself coming back into awareness of where you are at this moment in time.
Energetic do-overs may not heal every toxic situation you may find yourself in, nor will they necessarily create any miracles overnight. But it will release the negative vibration that toxic relationships can carry. Love is far more positive and healing than fear can ever be. Healing an impossible situation can sometimes be this simple.
Atherton Drenth is the author of Intuitive Dance. Building, Protecting & Clearing Your Energy, and Following Body Wisdom. Atherton also appears in the documentary, Voyage to Betterment” as one of 12 experts along with other internationally renowned physicians, researchers, and pioneers in the fields of consciousness research and spirituality. Atherton is a Clairvoyant, Medical Intuitive, Holistic Energy Practitioner facilitating transformational healing for her clients. She has an international client base and has been in private practice for over sixteen years.
www.athertondrenth.comwww.paradigmcentre.com
[1] From The Intuitive Dance by Atherton Drenth. © 2016 by Atherton Drenth. Used by permission from Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. www.llewellyn.com
[2] Variation of the Ho’oponopona an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness.
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Reposted Dr. Jen Faber's post.
There are 3 roadblocks on why you can't build a practice and have a life at the same time...
If you want to have a successful practice...that allows you true freedom, implement this... right now.
Here are the 3 STEPS you must take if you want to get OFF the High Volume Hamster Wheel of Practice 
Watch... see more the video here >> 
And if any of these roadblocks resonate with you then at the end of the video I've got a special invite that I want to share with you.
Don't worry, if you overcome these 3 roadblocks...you'll never have to deal with the high volume pressures of practice ever again 
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Many of my clients travel on regular basis so eating while being on the road is definitely a hot topic of our consultations. 
During my latest travel to Poland I took an opportunity to take some pictures at the JFK airport of things to eat and decided to write this quick guide to help you navigate... see more the options. 
Unfortunately I was flying from terminal 7 and the options were quite disappointing. I'm used to flying from other terminals where my go to place is CIBO EXPRESS (terminals 2, 5, 8).  They offer a ton of options from organic, gluten-free, kosher and more. You can grab hard-boiled eggs, organic yogurts, cheese wrapped in prosciutto, fresh fruit, gourmet salads and sandwiches. It's pricy but worth considering. 
Anyway, back to my miserable terminal 7. 
My options were: two regular bars, wine bar (where they only served cheese, cold cuts and pizza), Aunt Annie's, McDonald's, Box Chef and a couple of other small places. 
I considered getting this Wall Street Grilled Chicken Salad or the Gluten Free Tuna wrap (decent option if you don't like vegetables).  
I dismissed the bars as food there is usually super heavy and I wanted something light as I had a long, overnight flight ahead of me.  
So, lo and behold, of all places I picked McDonald's. 
I told myself it would be an interesting experiment for me. It's good to step outside of your comfort zone once in a while...
Of course, the obsessive person that I am, I went online and looked up the salad's ingredients. Once I saw that the grilled chicken is 100% chicken breast and antibiotic-free it was a go. 
This quite small Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad and water cost a whooping $10.15.  
Definitely not cheap considering that I could have ordered 4 cheeseburgers and a soda for the same amount. Still wonder why we have a problem with obesity in this country? 
Back to the point... 
The nutrition info (without the dressing) was as following: 
350 calories, 27 g carbs, 12 g fat, 38g protein. 
So far so good. 
I skipped the dressing and the tortilla chips. 
I liked the beans and corn, and I was pleasantly surprised that the salad included baby kale and baby spinach, not just plain lettuce. The chicken  was awful though. It was covered with some sort of sweet glaze and although it was supposed to be grilled chicken breast there was some sort of brown skin on it.... Very, very odd. Also there is no way that there was 38 g of protein in that salad. Maybe 20g at best. 
I regretted not getting that boxed salad with grilled chicken and balsamic. 
After I ate my sad dinner, I was walking around and taking pictures of some other things you could buy. 
These are my favorite chips. Gluten free, non-gmo and made locally in Deep River, CT. I love all of their flavors. If it was a shorter and a day flight I would have definitely bought some. 
These are my second favorite pretzels. I usually buy them at Costco for the house. They have only a few ingredients, they are non-GMO with no artificial stuff in them. I like that they stock them at the airports now. 
There were quite a few snack/protein bar options (although I brought my own Garden of Life Protein Bar). 
As per a sweet treat this brand has caught my attention:  
It's rare to see sprouted products (other than bread and beans) and I've never seen a sweet snack that has sprouted nuts in it. 
This had 2 tsp of sugar and 9 g of fat per serving so not too bad for a dessert. I will get it next time! 
Just to wrap up the article here's a quick summary of my thoughts and tips. 
7 tips on eating at the airport: 
1. Drink & buy plenty of water for the airport and the flight. 
2. If you can, bring your own sandwich and healthy snacks. I promise they will not take it from you through security. 
2. If you decide to eat at the airport, stick to light foods such as salads with protein, soups, hard boiled eggs, yogurt. 
3. Avoid anything fried. 
4. Avoid candy. 
5. If you're going to drink, go for wine or vodka. Beer can be very bloating and that's the last thing you want when flying. 
6. Skip foods high in sugar alcohols which can cause bloating which again is very inconvenient on the plane. 
7. Take digestive enzymes that will help you with proper digestion of the foods you eat and may help ease stomach issues.
Hope you enjoyed this article! 
Do you have your own favorite places to eat at the airport?
Please share them with me and my followers by emailing me or leaving a comment on Facebook. 
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#health #holistichealth #matrixrepatterning
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Regardless of the body size, I'm pretty sure that anyone reading this (including myself) has had hundreds of food cravings and has overeaten occasionally (or a lot). Pizza, chocolate, fries, pretzels, cookies, cakes, sodas, alcohol top the list of the most craved foods. And for a good... see more reason. Today, unlike for the other 99.5% of human history when we had to exert a significant amount of work to get food, we are surrounded by highly palatable foods that require zero effort to get. 
Studies show that the same brain regions light up when people are presented with highly palatable foods as when addicts are given cocaine. Yes, you read that right. Based on years of studies, and multiple books published on the topic* researchers now are sure that certain foods are as addictive as drugs.  They stimulate our dopamine receptors SO much that it makes our brain go bananas. 
Ok, so food is addictive - I'm sure that's not surprising for you to hear. You may be sitting reading this right now thinking about that cookie platter somebody brought to work. But what can we do when those cravings arrive? 
Here are 5 strategies you can incorporate today to reduce your food cravings: 
1. Have well-balanced meals 3 times per day.  
The main causes of food cravings are: 1) blood sugar disregulation, 2) nutrient deficiencies and 3) microbiome mayhem. 
Having 3 balanced, minimally processed meals a day that combine all essential macronutrients (carbs, fats and protein) and a variety of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) optimizes blood sugar levels, ensures nutritional needs are meet, offers prolonged satiety, and feeds the good bacteria in your gut. Why 3 times a day is optimal? Studies show that the more times we eat during the day, the more we think about food. Also, constant snacking or grazing keeps our blood sugar elevated and small portions never fully fill our stomach to notify the brain that it's time to stop eating. So we are left with elevated hunger hormones and suppressed fullness hormones. 
If you are already doing that but still have cravings, you may not be eating enough at meals (start by increasing the amount of produce at meals). 
So what would an optimal meal day look like? 
2-3 eggs, lots of vegetables and a piece of fruit for breakfast
Large salad with mixed greens and grilled chicken for lunch 
Salmon with sweet potatoes and lots of vegetables for dinner 
Of course depending on your work and schedule, activity levels and wake up time, you may need a 4th meal which would somewhat look like the meals above, with each meal being slightly smaller. 
2. Never shop hungry. 
I could have called this point "Clean out your pantry" but in the end of the day foods in the pantry get there somehow so hear me out here. When we shop hungry, our brains are literally screaming for energy, and for the most exciting kind, i.e. processed foods loaded with sugar, fat and salt. Don't believe me? Have you ever came home with too much broccoli? 
We are also A LOT more likely to act irrationally and buy multiple items not on our shopping list. And that's not even the problem because you may say buying and eating are two different things, however, anybody knows that it's a lot easier NOT to eat something if it's not in the house.
So to sum up: shopping while full = sticking to the grocery list = less junk in the house = less temptations/cravings. 
3. Plan all your meals for the week. 
I know you may think this sounds crazy, but planning all foods ahead of time is an extremely powerful strategy for anybody who struggles with food cravings, has obsessive thoughts about food or overeats on regular basis. And again, you don't have to be overweight to struggle with those issues. 
Planning your week removes any doubt and anxiety. It gives you clear guidelines on what you are buying and eating. If you fill your plan with foods mentioned in point 1. your blood sugar will be balanced, your hunger under control and your brain free to think about your next vacation or business venture, rather than your next meal. It may take a little while to get a hang of but in a few weeks it will become automatic. 
4. Minimize exposure to cravings-inducing media.  
Thinking about food, talking about food, reading about food and watching food can make us hungry and craving all sorts of things. I realize that by choosing the pizza picture as my featured image I may have caused you to want some right now. 
If you want to reduce your cravings, unsubscribe from, or unfollow any people, pages, video streams, stores, organizations that promote tempting foods or drinks. Pages like Buzzfeed's TASTY with millions of followers even feature categories like "cheat day" as if we need more help getting access to non-nutritious foods. 
Stop listening to the radio with commercials - our local radio 98Q drives me nuts with constant commercials for Dunkin Donuts, McDonald's and new restaurants opening in the area. I'm drooling just listening to them.  
Same goes for watching TV. Minimize exposure to commercials and food channels and your cravings will get better. 
Additionally, delete apps on your phone that may keep your brain thinking about tempting foods or drinks, for example, apps that offer any kinds of coupons, special offers, or rewards. 
For me, my obsession-fueling app was the Starbucks app. I used to be addicted to their frappucinos, and I couldn't wait to get my free drink of choice, or a discount coupon for the next sugar-loaded coffee. Get rid of anything like that. 
5. Develop your own coping strategies.  
Having a plan for when the next urge arrives is very important. Whether you decide to re-direct your thoughts, distract yourself, etc. work on having a specific list of ready to go moves when next temptation arrives. 
Here's an article on some of the best techniques you can start incorporating today. 
* Books I highly recommend you look into if you want to understand more about how we get addicted to food and what to do about it: 
 Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf
The Hungry Brain. Outsmarting the instincts that make us overeat by Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D. 
The end of overeating. Taking control of the insatiable American appetite by David Kessler, MD. 
Brain-powered weight loss by Eliza Kingsford
The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal, Ph. D. 
Do you have any questions? Need help with your nutritional intake? Want to improve your health and wellness? Do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. 
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