What Is Energy & How To Get More

Have you ever said to yourself, I don’t have enough energy or time? Or maybe you wonder why you are always so tired, sluggish and can’t be as fast as that guy or lady you see every day. If you have ever felt this way or said such to yourself, this month’s topic is definitely for you.

For this month, which is the national nutrition month, I am going to talk about our body’s energy in relation to our health. You’ll be getting juicy information on topics like Thoughts and their energy, How to address energy leaks in your body, Foods that increase or decrease your energy levels and also four home-based holistic techniques which would boost your body’s energy instantly! I hope you are ready for this?

So, Energy is a big buzz word going around in different circles, but if I may ask what it is, I’ll be getting different definitions right? To the scientist, it could mean one thing, while to the energy healer or a holistic coach like me, it would mean another, but one thing is constant across every sphere:

Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. This means, our body has the exact amount of energy it needs!

The common mistake

We make when dealing with our body is that, we continuously look for external sources of energy to keep our bodies running while we leave our internal sources untapped. One common example of such external source is caffeine. I am not against taking caffeine but against its extreme use. Like when you go to Dunkin’ doughnuts and get the extra tall coffee with cream and sugar and then you take multiple of that a day. This is where the real issue lies! I am up for 8 ounces of black coffee a day which is beneficial to your body but not its chronic intake. You might not know this, but according to the FDA, caffeine is a drug. Yes it is! Have you ever tried abstaining from coffee for about a week? You might begin to experience its withdrawal symptoms like the headaches, getting crankier and the sweats. These are the exact same symptoms a drug user goes through during rehab. So, when you find yourself reaching for that fourth cup of coffee or that energy drink.

Ask yourself, Am I managing my energy effectively? Am I using my internal energy stores?

Over the next few weeks, our aim is to know if we are managing the energy we already have, to build an awareness towards things which drain our energy and which of these stressors might be subconscious. We will together understand Energy is, that we are made up of energy just like everything around us and that issues arise with our bodies when we keep looking to external sources of energy. We see this in how many fall sick on vacations. Why? There is an imbalance of energy in their bodies. They are always on the go, go, go and when they get to relax and slip into the haling state, their bodies begin to try to detox itself!

My recommendation

For you throughout this week to help keep your body in a fatigued state is to breathe.  This might sound crazy to you but it has helped me through a lot. We many times forget to breathe! So when you find yourself in such a state, take three deep breathes in and relax. You should try this during this week while you try to ease yourself off these external sources of energy slowly. Build this awareness into yourself and you’ll experience that change you seek!

 

 

Top 4 Popular Diets and Their Do’s & Don’ts

Hello Beautiful!

You might know that I absolutely love talking to people about food/nutrition, and I’m known for getting all red in the face and chest when I get very excited and passionate about several topics, this one particularly!

Nutrition – or real food – are a huge part of how I became a holistic health coach several years ago, and I always give nutrition recommendations to my clients as a great starting point if you’re looking some “quick wins”.

I’ve tried so many diets (all very unsuccessful. The diets were I wasn’t) over the years, most of the time for me and it may be for you too, I was constantly felt like I was a hamster running the weight loss wheel and never seeing long-term results.

In this video, I’m going to give you four of the most popular diets and their dos and don’ts that can help you shift from feeling gross and negative about your body & health to feeling fabulous and deserving really quickly.


 


Before We Get Started. A Quick Reminder!

It’s never only about the food. Don’t get me wrong, food is extremely important to our overall health and goals. However, our internal relationship with food will make or break our ability to continue on the weight loss hamster wheel or finally have a consistent stress-free relationship with food.

Negative self-talk is one of the biggest sabotaging patterns I see in women who aren’t living their ideal life, and affirmations are one of the quickest (and cheapest) ways to turn things around.

Whenever you notice the negative thoughts come into play, you have the power to successfully interrupt the downward spiral before it causes drama in your life.

In past videos, we talk about the Top 3 Mindset Challenges when wanting to lose weight and/or change to a healthier lifestyle. Also, provided to you are 3 non-Nutritional Weight Loss Strategies, that may or may nor\t include some affirmations.

Do it enough, and you train your brain to manifest the health and body best for you!

 


 

The 4 Popular Diets That May Help You Lose Weight

#1 – Vegan

  • Completely plant-based, No animal product

#3 – Paleo

  • Animal product, plants, no grains, etc

#4 – Keto

  • High-quality of Fats, animal products, plants, etc

#5 – Atkins

  • Extremely low carbs, plants, etc.

 

I used to think I had to eat the “right” food or believed there was magic diet pill to lose the weight for good – which is weird I know, but I said it in my head I still continue to hear it from women all around me.

Your success and abundance will skyrocket when you get ok with being successful, just as you are. And realizing every BODY is different. Why do you think seem to lose weight faster than women or those native to tropical areas have trouble tolerating high-fat foods. Your body is different than my body, you metabolize certain foods differently than I may.

“One person’s food is another person’s poison.”

There are action step I’d like you to take action on TODAY.

  1. Choose one of the diets listed above and experiment with it for 90 days.  Use your body as a laboratory. Look at this adjustment as an experiment. It may or may not “work”. And know, if that diet you chose didn’t work you have multiple others to choose from. Big Takeaway: HAVE SELF-ACCEPTANCE of where you are right now.

 

Remember, you get what you focus on, so training your brain to focus on the positive really boosts your success efforts.

 

With Gratitude

Anna

Mindset Changes To Shift Your Metabolism

Hey Hey!

If you have n’t heard the term “mindset challenges” before.

The concept of mindset challenges is strange because on the surface, why wouldn’t we want to have a successful mindset to accomplish our goals? It’s weird when you think about it.

How do you know if you have any mindset challenges? And what do you actually do about them? (Hint: there’s an free opportunity at the end of this.)

So if you’ve been feeling blocked or conflicted about weight and you don’t know why, today’s post will provide a great refresher for you.

Sometimes you just have to go back to basics.


“The Mind Is Everything. What You Think, You Become.” – Buddha

It’s way easier to think that you can’t lose weight because of something outside of yourself. You know, things like the people around me tempt me, work drains my motivation, Mercury Retrograde, or any other random excuse.

Now, don’t get me wrong: there are external factors that can TOTALLY affect your losing weight potential. But believing that you can’t do anything about those factors and start losing weight is purely an inside job.

Just make sure that your “excuses” aren’t mindset challenges (spoiler alert: they totally are!)

 

 

What Are the Top 3 Mindset Challenges?

Most people have a pretty similar mindset challenges. Honestly, you might think your situation is unique, but it’s probably not.

Here are some of the most common ones – see how many of them ring a bell for you:

  • “I have a WILLPOWER problem”
  • The ALL OR NOTHING thing: “I even eat perfectly every day or I eat whatever I want.”
  • “I’M BROKEN” internal dialogue

Once you know your particular MINDSET CHALLENGE, you can keep an eye out for how it sabotages you.

How Do We Overcome These Mindset Challenges?

  • Fully allow yourself to ENJOY any temptation (a.k.a. Breathe and eat slowly)
  • 1) Be AWARE if you lean towards perfectionism 2) Giving yourself MORE THAN 2 OPTIONS – When you choose 1 side, what else are you choosing?  3) Set an empowering MANTRA“Something is better than nothing”
  • Set an empowering MANTRA“I’m okay just as I am. I am not perfect but I am okay just as I am.”  

*WHEN WE OPERATE FROM I AM NOT BROKEN YOU SPEED UP WEIGHT LOSS


 

With Gratitude,

ANNA

Choosing The Best Detox For You

Hello there!

I am quite excited and you should too because this week, we are going to talk all about you. We would take a ride through which detoxification program or technique is right for you.

So which is best for you? Before you start any detox program, you should consult your doctor. So assuming you got a thumbs from them, which plan should you go with.

 

 

1.) Gotta Know Your WHY

First, we have to deal with our mindset. We have to identify why we want to do this. Why do you want to detox? People have different reasons.

  • Improved digestion

  • Reduced aches and pains

  • Clearer skin

  • More energy

  • Improved sex drive

  • Better sleep

  • Clearer thinking

  • Weight loss

  • Reduce cravings

  • Decrease inflammation

  • Change/improve your dietary & lifestyle change

 

2.) How Long Will It Be

To pick a suitable program, you need to have a time duration in mind. You need to know how long you want to do this. I don’t encourage cutting out food through the detox duration (maximum of three days), because when you do, you might feel great initially, but when food is reincorporated, you tend to gain the weight you lost or more!

For a seven day cleanse, eat foods that are pre-digestive and easy on the stomach. They include cooked, boiled, meat (do not fry), vegetables, and fruits (ripe). For fats, nuts and seeds are pretty would be too hard on the digestion. For healthy fats, take MCT oil which is a pre-digestion food. The fourteen day cleanse should be done just as the seven day cleanse. In this type of detox, I usually encourage incorporation of milled flax seed and this is also applicable with the twenty one day cleanse.

When using the MCT oil, you have to start slow. Make it the first smoothie of the day, one tablespoon daily. I learned this the hard way! I didn’t go slowly and I began to have cystic acne by the third day. So don’t forget, go slow with the oil.

3.)Disattach from the outcome….JUST BE

When you have your why and the end result you desire in view, you then have to forget it totally, completely detaching yourself from it. I know it might sound crazy, but it’s important.

You could start by writing on a piece of paper, and then be throwing it away. If you do this, it helps release much of the pressure you might feel because this isn’t a quick fix!

5 Foods that Increase & Decrease Energy

Hey there, Beautiful!

Have you ever found yourself saying something like, “There just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done in my life”?

Maybe you’ve hit a weight plateau and just can’t figure out what you’re supposed to eat to increase your energy.

Or perhaps you’re sick and tired of working so hard and never seeing results in your health.

I hear you, gorgeous!

So today’s post is ultra-practical and packed with nutrition knowledge to help you gain more energy & start seeing results. Plus, I have a special discount JUST FOR YOU lasting till the last day of the month…sign up now!

Ready to find out how?

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Quick reminder!

 

Before we get started in listing the top 5 Foods that Increase & Decrease our natural energy; check out “What Is Energy & How Does It Impact Our Health” video.  We discuss that we have the exact amount of energy we did. The biggest myth when thinking about the “lack of” energy, and….

ENERGY CAN NOT BE CREATED & ENERGY CAN NOT BE DESTROYED!

For more details, check out that video here!

 

5 Foods That Increase Your Energy

 

#1 All Dark Green Vegetables

Choose organic dark green vegetable; because all dark green vegetables are high in chlorophyll. (It is a pigment found in plants, which is packed with a range of powerful nutrients. It is a good source of vitamins such as vitamin A, C, E, K, and beta-carotene. It is rich in antioxidants, vital minerals such as magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, and essential fatty acids.)

Prevents Insomnia

Chlorophyll has a calming effect on the nerves and is helpful in reducing the symptoms of insomnia, nervous irritability, and general body fatigue.

#2 Healthy EFAs (“Healthy” Fats)

Most fats are broken down slowly in the gut via a series of enzymes and eventually make their way into the bloodstream as free fatty acids.  Like sugars, once in the bloodstream free fatty acids can be used for energy (via the process known as ketogenesis) or stored in adipose (fatty) tissue for later use.

Alot of endurance athletes are swapping the bananas for coconut oil because of the longer lasting energy. Why not give it a shot?

(Make sure you find someone to guide/coach you through this process of including more fats into your diet. Let me be your guide >> coach)

More information about fats, click here.

#3 High-Quality Sources of Protein (Animal or Plant)

Protein will only act as a source of energy when there is a shortage of carbohydrates and fats — your body’s preferred sources of energy.

Eating a diet higher in protein is essential for staving off fatigue, especially early in the day when your cortisol levels are higher.  If you eat only carbohydrates, you’ll crash early and hard.

#4 Superfoods

Superfoods are basically foods that are much richer in vitamins, minerals, nutrients, electrolytes and phytonutrients, but also much poorer in calories than any other usual foods. They nourish your body on a very deep level. They’ll provide your body with a steady stream of natural energy, eliminating that afternoon slump.

According to David Wolfe; here are 8 power-packed superfoods that can help you fight fatigue.

#5 Himalayan Salt

Himalayan Salt is a unique type of sea salt mined from a region of Pakistan.  It supplies an astonishing 83 unique trace minerals.  There are 21 trace minerals that are widely agreed upon to be necessary for the body’s metabolic processes.

Himalayan pink salt is shown to create an electrolyte balance within your body, strengthen bones, lower blood pressure, and improve circulation. And therefore easy flow of natural energy throughout the body.

 

5 Foods That Decrease Your Energy

(Avoid at all possible!)

 

#1 Simple Carbohydrates

White processed bread & pasta. High sugary foods; cookies, cakes, etc.

#2 Processed Meat

Bologna, hot dogs, spam, etc.

#3 Processed foods

Look at the nutritional label! Are more than 3 ingredients? If so, that will decrease your energy.

#4 Processed Dairy

Tradition pasteurized milk, yogurt, cheese.

(Exception to fermented dairy; kefir)

#5 Omega-6 Fats

Canola oil, vegetable oil,  “partially hydrogenated.” oils

 

Core takeaway: Go Slow.

Use the “crowd out” method. Start including one the first 5 foods into your everyday life one by one. You will start to unconsciously crowd out the bottom foods to avoid.

Also, remember that having someone to coach you through the transition & who has your best interest is will make your chance of succeeding increase.

 


I would be so honored to guide you to reaching and tapping into your natural energy. Now through March 31, 2018 you can save 50% off your first 3 months of private coaching sessions with me. (That is a $300 SAVINGS!!… crazy, right?!)

Learn more here >>

 

Namaste!

ANNA

 

Cellulite Challenge

Hey there beautiful!

I am so excited my heart is thumping. Today I am going to talk about Cellulite and I want to share a pod cast I heard today by host, Maddy Moon. She said and I quote, “I know for a fact that being a fitness model, meditative yogi, juice cleanse queen or a ripped G.I. Jane does not bring the happiness you are told about (Trust me, I’ve been all of those)”

While listening to her podcast “How to Stop Shaming Your Food Choices”, she made reference to one of her blog posts, “How Cellulite Saved My Life”. Her bravery and vulnerability inspired me to also be vulnerable with my followers and also to start a Self-Acceptance Challenge! Are you excited?!

Maddy posted a picture of her backside at a fitness model competition` and also a current picture of her backside and my mind went WOW! It dawned on me that having cellulite does not make her less of a person and the same goes for YOU and ME!

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So, therefore, I am starting a challenge for everyone and anyone who puts the value on cellulite at the back of their legs. I am telling you, you are not alone and its presence does not take a bit out of your beauty. It doesn’t make you ugly and no one is a standard for your body. This challenge is an avenue to say thank you to the one person who has stuck through thick and thin with you, never minding what the world thinks!

 So here is the challenge….. You get to post a picture of your legs showing your cellulite. Is it scary right? I Know! Absolutely fearful? Of course!  But do not let this opportunity slip you by. This is a chance to support each other, a chance to shove love and most importantly, a chance to say thank you to our bodies and their cellulite!

I LOVE YOU!

 

 

4 Holistic Techniques to Detox the Body

How do I get healthy? How do I keep my skin free from diseases? How do I get back in shape? These are some of the questions that detoxification can address. Cleansing your body at least every year can help you obtain more energy as well as improve your overall health. We are all surrounded by various toxic substances. We use products that could seem harmful to our health, and we are exposed to various elements such as pollution, cigarette smoke, and UV rays.

HOW DO YOU START A DETOX?

First, lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars, and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimize the use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants, and toothpaste), and substitute natural alternatives.

Now to help get rid of these toxins from your body, there are some detox cleansing methods that you can employ. These can help strengthen your immune system for healthier living.

Can’t watch. Instead, listen:

 

IONIC FOOT BATH

The Ionic Foot Bath is a detox water bath that cleanses, balances and enhances the bio-energy present in the body. It is basically used to increase energy (both physical and mental), vitality and stamina, at the same time, it purges (detoxifies) the body of toxins, chemicals, radiation, pollution, synthetics, and other foreign materials trapped in the tissues of the body that hinders the body’s self-cleansing mechanism. This internal cleansing includes parasite cleansing and liver detoxification, which results in less body fluid retention, reduced inflammation, improved memory, greater bladder control, a more balanced pH, a stronger immune and significant pain relief, including headaches, gout, and arthritis pain. This body cleansing process results in the correct frequency required for the body cells to return to a healthy state, and to release wastes that have been bonded to them over the years. In general, our body will feel lighter after the first session. We will think more clearly, have more energy and enjoy a greater sense of well-being.

BODY MASSAGE

Everyone enjoys having a massage, with the relaxation and tension relief it brings. Body Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, including the skin, tendons, muscles and connective tissue by a professional, for relaxation or to enhance the body’s healing capability. Body massage causes chemicals to be released into the body, which brings toxins out of your muscles. Furthermore, body massage has also been found to help the substance lymph move around, which assists in getting rid of toxins from tissues in your body.

HIMALAYAN SALT BATH

Himalayan salt is one of the purest, uncontaminated salts that are as old as the earth. Himalayan salts provide benefits when taken in a salt bath. Think of the Himalayan salt bath as a bath for the inside of your body, where it draws toxins out from the entire digestive tract. When you imagine all of the waste products trapped in your digestive system — not unlike the slime and build-up that accumulates inside a garden hose or household pipes — it makes good sense that your insides benefit from a proper washing. This mechanism is a highly effective way to expel detoxifies your body naturally of toxins and waste. From this bath, you will have better digestion, increased energy, feel like a fresher you, and even weight loss.

INFRARED SAUNA

Sauna benefit remains a positive influence on your health that has been proven by sound medical research worldwide. With an infrared sauna, the benefit goes far, far beyond relaxation. Infrared sauna benefits are much-needed in our hectic, rapid-fire society. As the body warms throughout, the heat relaxes your muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and oxygen and nutrients are delivered to tissues that are not that well supplied at other times.

 

IN CONCLUSION

It’s much easier to prevent toxification and maintain a healthy body than attempt to clean up damage that’s already been done. As in life, being proactive beats being reactive by a long shot. A holistic way of detoxing your body also involves your thought, which is your mind. Your mind is very powerful. It can help you heal every disease in your body. But it can also contribute to the contrary if you give it the power to do so. It depends on the quality of your thoughts. The more positive they are, the better you will feel.

 

 

Overeating Lessons Learned

Hey there beautiful!

This month, we jumped right into the why and how to stop Overeating and/or Binge eating. A lot of us struggle with Overeating and Binge eating, and we feel ashamed to admit it even to ourselves! But never forget, everyone goes through different phases and challenges daily but every day you have is an opportunity to keep up your journey to health! So here we go overviewing what we learned this month.

 

3 Myths About Why Do We Overeat

http://www.annahilty.com/whyoe/

 

Non-Nutritional Ways To Stop Overeating

http://www.annahilty.com/stopoe/

Foods To Stop Overeating

http://www.annahilty.com/foodoe/

 

The Road to Recovery: Interview with Jenny Eden

http://www.annahilty.com/jenny/

 

 

This is a brief wrap on WHY and HOW to stop overeating. But never forget, everyone goes through different phases and challenges daily but every day you have is an opportunity to keep up your journey to health!

For more information, watch my YouTube video

The Road to Recovery: Interview with Jenny Eden

Jenny Eden Berk

A wife, mother of three spirited girls, a Health Coach and Eating Psychology Coach. I’m passionate about helping people attain a beautiful relationship with food, body and self. She is an adventurer at heart, restless to learn new things and curious about people.

 

Most importantly, she is earnest and genuine about helping others. Jenny strives to work with people to not only achieve their weight and health goals but to move beyond weight loss to get to the root of their eating and body concerns and find a peace within themselves, about themselves.

 

Been figured on:

The Huffington Post

Elephant Journal

Boston Moms Blog

 

  • What is your favorite inspirational quote and how does that apply to your everyday life?
      • How & when did you start your journey to become an EPCoach?
  • With all the eating challenges we face daily; Today, what would you consider your area of expertise to be?

 

  • In your own words. how would you explain what Eating psychology is and the benefits?
  • Have you experienced any big breakthroughs giving & receiving EPCoaching?
  • What is the one thing our viewers may not know about EP, that they may need to know?

Energy Round

  • The best advice someone has ever given you?
  • Who is your teacher; who do you love learning from?
  • What is one book you would recommend our viewers today?
  • What is 1 thing you are GRATEFUL for?
  • What is that one action step for the listener to take today?
  • Best way to get into contact with you?

 

Links in order of the video/interview content:

http://jennyedencoaching.com/

https://jennyedencoaching.leadpages.co/the-body-image-blueprint-book-launch/

Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy) – https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/person-centered#Rogerian%20Theory%20in%20Psychotherapy

Walkie Talkie App – https://voxer.com/

Books:

Why We Eat What We Eat – http://www.rachelherz.com/why-you-eat-what-you-eat.html

The gift of our compulsions – https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Our-Compulsions-Revolutionary-Self-Acceptance/dp/1577314700

Body Image Blueprint – https://jennyedencoaching.leadpages.co/the-body-image-blueprint-book-launch/

Action Step: Worry Journal

Contact info:

http://jennyedencoaching.com/

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1738140356456267/ – Wellness Warriors Support Group

Foods To Stop Overeating

Hey there beautiful!

If you haven’t noticed, we kick-start a new series on Overeating and Binge eating. A lot of us struggle with Overeating and Binge eating, and we feel ashamed to admit it even to ourselves! Regarding these, there are common myths we tell ourselves almost every day and this has spurred me to write this.

Before we start on the types of food that will stop overeating, I gotta remind you of a few things…

  • This is an experiment; not forever. Every nutrient, the needs for each individual person will vary throughout life
  • Not wedded to any particular nutritional system. You just want to do what works for any given person. Every nutrient or substance, exact needs vary from person to person
  •  Don’t get caught up in trying to figure out the exact amount of any nutrient or macronutrient that any human being needs. Please don’t waste your time and energy. There is no scientifically correct answer anyways.

Okay, lets get started!

  1. Protein
  • Low in Protein symptoms:
    • Mood:Irritability, fatigue, depression
    • Brain: forgetfulness, poor memory, poor cognition, poor attention span, moodiness,
    • Appetite: hunger, overeating, binge eating, inability to lose weight,
    • External body: hair loss, brittle hair, brittle nails, poor muscle tone, pain, poor circulation, feeling cold, slow wound healing, headaches
    • Digestion: poor digestion, bloating,
    • Other: sleep issues, feeling faint, low sexual response
  • QUALITY over quantity – Organic
    • Plant or Animal
  • Levels out blood sugar levels throughout the day

 

  1. EFAs – Healthy Fats
  • Low Fat symptoms:
    • Mood:  fatigue, irritability Poor digestion, moodiness
    • Brain: poor cognitive function
    • Appetite:constant hunger, cravings for fried foods or fatty foods or junk food, binge eating
    • External body: inability to lose weight,dry skin, dry brittle hair, blotchy, dry or oily skin, redness around the eyes, constipation,stiff or painful joints, dandruff, brittle fingernails, dry eyes, thirst, loss of menses or irregular cycle, low sexual response
  • QUALITY over quantity
    • Trans fats and inflammatory vegetable oils are bad fats that cause free radical damage and create a perfect storm for inflammation.
      • Most restaurants cook with toxic oils because they’re cheap and marketed as heart-healthy, low-cholesterol fats.
  • Long source of energy & levels blood sugar
    • Endurance athletes are now using fats as their main source of energy

 

  1. High Fiber – not high carb
  • Low Fiber symptoms:
    • Mood: moodiness, irritability
    • Appetite: Intense hunger, constant hunger, cravings for various foods – most for carbs or high sugar foods
    • Digestion: Constipation
  • QUALITY over quantity – Organic
    • Green leafy vegetables
    • Root vegetables
  • Fills up stomach (Makes you feel full) & smoothly guides the digestion

This is a brief wrap on the types of foods that will stop overeating. But never forget, everyone goes through different phases and challenges daily but every day you have is an opportunity to keep up your journey to health!

For more information, watch my YouTube video

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