Did You Know? There are 6 Ways to Recycle Old Beauty Products

Going green doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your favorite beauty products. In fact, there are more ways to reduce your carbon footprint than ever before as brands are now offering their own recycling programs, opting for plastic-free packaging, and more.

So, I’ve done some research and here are six brands that will help you be more conscious of the environment.

lilah b.
Before you toss old makeup in the trash, turn to makeup brand lilah b. to help you sustainably declutter your beauty cabinet. All you have to do is email declutter@lilahbeauty.com for a prepaid return shipping label, and lilah b. will take care of the rest. Easy peasy, right?

Le Labo
What’s more eco-friendly than recycling a product? Reusing it. Iconic fragrance house Le Labo offers an in-house refill service where you can bring in your empty bottles and get a refill for 20% off the original price.

Kiehl’s
Did you know that face wash, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner are the most commonly used plastic beauty products? While you can recycle your empty plastic bottles with other household plastic items, we recommend taking advantage of Kiehl’s recycling program. For every empty container you bring in, you receive one stamp. Collect 10 stamps and you can exchange it for a travel-size product.

Côte
Nail polish bottles are one of the hardest things to properly recycle because of its complex formulas. Thanks to Côte, you simply have to bring in your old bottles to any Côte shop and you’ll receive 10% off your next purchase.

Aveda
The hair care brand teamed up with recycling service provider g2 revolution to make recycling Aveda products easier for its customers. Just stop by one of Aveda’s stores and Aveda will ensure everything is properly recycled, reused, or burned for energy recovery.

Garnier x TerraCycle
You can send old skin, hair, and cosmetic packaging to TerraCycle at no cost. In return, you’ll receive TerraCycle points, which can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, product bundles, or a payment of one cent per point to a nonprofit organization or school of your choice.

XX, ByJenniferlynn

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Might Be a Bad Idea Stalking Your Date on Social Media

You’re single, your friend meets someone she thinks you’d be compatible with, and the matchmaker story ensues. You’re going on a blind date. But will your blind date truly be blind? Because let’s be honest, you’re bound to Google search their social media accounts to find out “everything” you need to know before the first date.

While it’s nice to know what you’re getting into, I’m going to share five reasons why it might be better to keep it a mystery.

Appearance assumptions
It’s a 50-50 shot that the person looks like the pictures they’ve put online. You can get turned off by their looks or get disappointed if their looks don’t match their social media profiles. Keeping a blind date blind allows you to keep expectations at an appropriate level and let first impressions truly be first impressions.

Context limitations
Sometimes, you need to hear the whole story to understand. [Whether] your date’s been divorced or has a child, these are conversations that may require more explanation in person, and it’s all too easy to make snap judgments if social media reveals these intimate details before you can mentally prepare or hear them out.

Past vs. present
When stalking people on social media, there’s a tendency to look at things that happened many years ago and form a judgment. This judgment forgets the fact that people can change. When we make judgments of someone based on who they were, we start questioning the behavior they show in the present. Think about it – when’s the last time you changed your Facebook bio?

Curiosity and chemistry
The more you stay in a state of curiosity, the more your assumptions start drifting into the background, allowing you to really get to know the person. When you know too much about someone, There’s no natural discovery of interests, careers, friends, and interesting tidbits about them. It’s that discovery that can lead to authentic chemistry.

Staged interactions and adjusted behaviors
When we modify our behavior toward a person based on what we think we know about them. Throughout the date, whether you’re conscious of it or not, you’ll segue to the tidbits you learned about them [through social media.] You’ll also act in a way you think they’ll like you the best. In the end, hiding any part of yourself, even subconsciously, won’t allow your date to get to know the real you.

Playing it safe

Listen, it’s ok to want to investigate there is a lot of people that are of good and bad, or just simply not knowing if they are someone you would like to pursue. We’ve all been there in some point of our lives being introduced to someone who seems to be a great person until you get to know them. I remember a case on the news about a woman in Arizona was arrested and charged with stalking after allegedly sending tens of thousands of texts to a man she met online and breaking into his home. This is the kind of situation you would want to be cautious about. I recommend alway’s going on a double date to be safe and see how this person acts around others then maybe a one-one, making sure you let someone know where you are going and when you should be back. It’s a sure thing to always be safe.

Tell me what you think?

XX, ByJenniferlynn

Let’s Get Real About Anxiety 14 Women Share Their Story

Perhaps you know someone who struggles with anxiety, or maybe you live with it yourself. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety is the most prevalent mental illness in America, affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.

However, the mental condition has been kept largely under wraps as a taboo topic of conversation — until recently, that is. Now, more than ever, people are sharing their stories in hopes of destigmatizing the mental disorder.

So what is it really like to live with anxiety? Here are real women stories to give you a snapshot of what day-to-day life with anxiety entails. See what they had to say below.

[Anxiety is a] nagging self-doubt in the back of my mind; the idea that I could always be doing better.” – Sally, 25, Actress

“My anxiety is highest in the mornings. I think that’s part of the reason why my internal clock is set to 7:20 or 8:30 a.m. no matter what day of the week or what time I went to bed. Even as a person that doesn’t have a routine 9-to-5 job with literally no stress in my life, it’s still something that I experience daily…I get an urge that I need to be surrounded by people, happy thoughts, and doing something. Laying in bed and doing nothing heightens it even more. I also get social anxiety. I get nervous and clammy and awkward and I think of any situation sometimes to get out of something. I overanalyze and am constantly critiquing what I say and how I act.” – Julie, 27, Flight Attendant

“Anxiety feels like overthinking anything and everything.” – Sarah, 25, PR Intern

“Living with anxiety means a commitment to being honest with myself, learning new and healthy ways to be patient with my thoughts and worries. It also requires me to connect with my intuition, take action in my life, and make intentional decisions.” – Jayne, 32, Performer and Fitness Instructor

“Overthinking [and] stressing about anything and everything – most of the time knowing it’s irrational.” – Camille, 34, Salesperson

“Some days are better than others, and certain situations have definitely triggered my anxiety more than I would like to admit, but it’s better than it was three years ago. I have also come to accept that my anxiety will always be something that I live with, and that’s okay with me. It’s made me a more compassionate and understanding person, and I’ve been able to help friends who are still struggling with it. And I guess that makes it all worth it.” – Denise, 25, Editor

“It plays like a continuous loop in my head. It’s over-analyzing every word, action, and thought. Should I have said this instead? What if this happens? Who did I offend? Why did I do that? Is he [or] she mad at me? Some days it’s bad, some days it’s manageable, some days it’s nonexistent. The only consistency is that my anxiety is inconsistent. It loves to pop up unexpectedly.

As far as managing my anxiety, working out is usually my go-to. I find that when I have a good/hard workout in the morning and let my brain go into autopilot, I usually have less anxious days. I also use CBD oil in the evenings to fall asleep or read a book. Otherwise, I find myself replaying my entire day in my head and analyzing what I did [and] said and think about what I should have said [or done], which then usually leads to me tossing and turning and waking up multiple times in the middle of the night.” – Erika, 28, Sales Representative

“Anxiety, especially a panic attack, feels like you’re blacked out. Your heart races, your head feels clouded, and your body starts shaking. Your mind tells you to relax, but you have absolutely no control of your body and actions. [It’s] the worst feeling ever.” – Annette, 23, Model and Social Media Manager

“Living with anxiety is like a constant check and balance system. Are these emotions valid or is this my anxiety? It causes me to doubt real valid emotions constantly. Anxiety also causes me to be detrimentally non-confrontational. I never know if I’m fighting for something because my erratic emotions think I should, or if this is something I should really stand up for. Was that argument wrong? Did the other person just make a point that sways me? [It causes] constant doubt and questioning.”– Debbie, 29, Purchasing Agent

“In my life, anxiety seems to go hand-in-hand with depression. If I have a day where I’m feeling really low, I also experience waves of anxiety. My heart rate increases to a level where I swear others can hear it, I develop a heightened sense of awareness to things around me, and I’ll fidget with things, namely my cuticles. When it hits, I try to take a walk or watch videos on YouTube that will make me laugh in an effort to zap me out of it, but more often than not I just barricade myself in my office or bedroom for a while until it passes. I consider myself lucky though. I don’t have it nearly as bad as others that I know. I feel that my episodes of anxiety are tolerable/manageable rather than completely debilitating. Gotta find that silver lining somewhere!” – Mary, 32, Service Desk Technician

“Anxiety is something I have lived with my whole life but got [worse] when I had my first kid, and worse when I had my second. I just recently got medicated for it and wish I had done it a long time ago. I over plan and prepare to prevent myself from kick-starting the anxiety. I’m very aware of the things that set me off, [such as] being late, so I make sure to adjust accordingly. It’s something that I work at every day and I make a conscious effort to never have it affect my kids. I’m so grateful to have my husband and family who understand and are supportive. It’s not fun, but it’s something I finally accepted and have grown to be better since.” – Eva, 33, Stay-at-Home Mom

“It’s paralyzing at times, triggers my multiple sclerosis, causing me to have tremors, and puts my stomach in endless knots. My career and autoimmune disease are the cause of it, so at some point soon a change must happen.”  Barbara, 39, Publicist

“Anxiety is oftentimes embarrassing. I feel judged by people that don’t have anxiety. They don’t understand why I feel the way I do or why my brain works the way it does. Instead of being able to work through my anxiety, I have to explain myself or justify my thoughts.” – Parker, 26, Medical Office Assistant

“What’s it like to live with anxiety? It’s re-reading every single email response three times over, worried that you may have made a typo. It’s walking out the front door and down the street only to have to turn around, walk up the stairs, and double-check that your front door is locked. It’s including exclamation points in every email (despite despising the punctuation) to ensure that your tone comes across positively. It’s being hyper-aware of filler words and stumbling over your speech or going radio silent when you notice you’re using them. It’s succeeding at your job but questioning said success and feeling like an impostor. It’s finding solace in your girlfriends, only to wonder if they secretly resent or judge you behind closed doors. It’s falling in love but having trouble trusting that the other person’s emotions are faithful, real, and lasting. It’s overanalyzing every single text, wondering what the tone might be — often assuming the worst. It’s a quick spiral when alcohol and emotions come into the picture. It’s the overwhelming feeling of being pulled in a million different directions but still wanting to respond and show up for those pulling, in fear of what life may be like if you don’t. It’s doing absolutely nothing wrong but fearing that you’re about to be found out. It’s being honest about your emotions, only to be called crazy. It’s constant cognitive dissonance and subconscious comparison. It’s wanting to keep things short, but always writing a novel in hopes of being understood. And, if I’m being totally honest, it can feel like the end of the world. Thankfully, it’s not. Instead, it presents an opportunity for growth, compassion, and empathy — all things the world could use a little more of.” – Becky, 27, Writer

XX, ByJenniferlynn

Everyone Can Benefit From These 5 Mental Health Apps

Everyone has those days – you woke up late, got your period, and spilled your coffee down your blouse. Bad days are bound to happen, but when the burnout you feel is ongoing, it can lead to stress, anxiety, and depression – ultimately affecting your physical and mental health.

However, daily maintenance of your mental wellness can make all the difference. From learning how to cope with anxiety to tracking your everyday moods, below are five apps to boost your mental health.

Headspace
A popular meditation app that users swear by, Headspace offers daily guided meditations, along with a 10-day beginner’s guide to mindfulness and meditation. Once you get the hang of it, the app delves deeper into more specific meditations catered to your every need – relaxation, anger, depression, focus, compassion, weight loss, and sleep.

Woebot
The 24/7 robot checks in with you every day to see how you’re feeling, whether you’re happy, content, stressed, sick, or sad. Woebot walks you through the thoughts and emotions you’re feeling in the moment and helps you figure out any distortions with exercises like generalizing, black and white thinking, forecasting, and projecting. It even teaches you useful mental health tools, such as mindfulness and how to have a growth mindset.

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker
eMoods is great for someone who’s diagnosed with a mood disorder to use in conjunction with counseling services. The app allows you to create a daily record of your moods, sleep patterns, highs, lows, medications, and other symptoms related to mood disorders. Bring your eMoods reports to your doctor and counselor visits to discuss your mood patterns, triggers, and more.

7 Cups
Created by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, 7 Cups is an app that offers online therapy and free counseling sessions 24/7. Whether you’re dealing with addiction, relationship stress, depression, anxiety, chronic illness and pain, or sleeping problems, 7 Cups provides access to volunteer listeners who provide emotional support. You can also take it a step further and get support from a trained online therapist starting at $33 per week.

UP!
Made specifically for depression, bipolar, and borderline management, UP! tracks your depression, mania, and hypomania. It’s excellent for learning how to better understand mental wellness and the psychology behind your moods, and it teaches you how to differentiate between normal mood swings and mental illness symptoms.

XX, ByJenniferlynn

VALENTINE’S DAY LOOKBOOK 2019 / BYJENNIFERLYNN

I’m taking valentine’ Day 2019 fashion trends and making them wearable for you! Some are new purchases, but most are pieces I’ve already had in my closet. I hope you enjoy the video and the have some feedback on these looks. Let me know in the comments what you think of this collection!!!

9 Ways Your Relationship Can Be Toxic to Your Health

 

The Hollywood rom-com fairytale does not exist. Every relationship has its ups and downs, as anyone in a healthy, committed partnership will admit. However, there is a definite line between a bumpy patch and a relationship wrought with pain and negativity. While numerous studies show that a supportive relationship can be good for your health — from adopting healthier behaviors to just living longer in general — the constant stress from a toxic entanglement can attack your health in ways you may not have realized. Read on to see how an unhealthy relationship can impact your overall well-being.

 

1 Suppressed Immune System

The negative effects of a long-term toxic relationship on the immune system. I’ve looked at the way couples talked about disagreements. “Couples who are more hostile, more negative or more critical of one another or [are in] situations where one partner tends to withdraw from the other show signs of having weaker immune function.” Regarding people stuck in toxic relationships, think over and over “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?,” I have also noticed changes in the body when we are in these situations. “It happens biologically.” People in toxic relationships “get sick more than people who are in healthier relationships.”

2 Heart Health

Stress and negative emotions play a part in a person’s overall decline in heart health. A study found in a 34 percent increase of heart problems for people involved in a toxic relationship, and a another study found two-thirds of people in constant conflict died 11 years sooner than those that didn’t have conflictual relationships. These findings were backed up in another recent study on coronary artery disease or stroke in women they found that women who were ranked high in social stress had poor heart health in many instances, being 12 times more likely to develop coronary artery disease, 14 times more likely to experience a stroke and five times more likely to develop coronary artery disease.

3 Increased Risk for Depression and Anxiety

People in stressful relationships have more anxiety and depression than people in loving and supportive relationships. Indeed, I have noticed that the fallout of an unhealthy relationship can include diminished self-esteem, which often results in depression and anxiety. “If we’re in a relationship that’s not working well, we tend to devalue ourselves — and when we devalue ourselves, we don’t take care of ourselves.”. Depression and anxiety can then lead to a host of physical conditions, making us prone to disease and chronic inflammation.

4 Avoidance of Preventive Health Care

It has also been noticed patients that are so distracted and anxious by their relationship problems that they stop taking care of their own health. That can mean not going to the doctor regularly, not taking their medications or even exercising regularly. “People will delay doctor appointments because they may always be fighting.”. “When you have relationship problems, you tend to be living in chaos. And that chaos has people putting off appointments that keep you healthy.”

5 Emotional Eating

Many people turn their turbulent relationships into emotional eating, often looking to high-carb, high-calorie foods that have low nutritional value, even when they’re not hungry. “What I’ve found is that when people let go of their health or gain weight, it’s a sign of conflict in a relationship. People start eating because it’s a passive-aggressive way to deal with a problematic mate.” If things progress and emotional eating goes undiagnosed or untreated, it can lead to obesity and even food addictions.

6 Adrenal Fatigue

“Fighting with your partner isn’t just bad for your relationship, it also takes a toll on your mind.”. “There are lots of studies that show chronic health issues over time if you’re in a relationship that has conflict.” One of those chronic issues is a hormonal imbalance called adrenal fatigue, which can occur when the stress hormone cortisol consistently floods your system. Living in a combative atmosphere can trigger an adrenaline-producing, fight-or-flight response, and behind that response are overworked adrenals that aren’t able to properly regulate the release of other hormones. “Excess cortisol has been shown in studies to suppress the immune system, increase blood sugar and create inflammation.”

7 Sleep Disruption

I have also noticed that people who go to therapy often mention sleep problems. “What I have even experienced is the more conflict in the daytime, the more stress they have. Your mind is working a mile a minute.”. “What I call relationship insecurity, or worry, is associated with poor sleep patterns. Sleep problems are a trigger from worry as well as anxiety.” People who get less than six hours of sleep per night increases the risk of early death, not to mention a higher risk of Alzheimer’s, diabetes and heart disease.

8 Toxic Enabling Pattern

When people don’t feel good about themselves they tend to choose partners that keep them in an unhealthy, enabling pattern. This can mean choosing a verbally abusive partner or one that drinks heavily or uses drugs. These types of relationships create patterns that make it harder for the healthier partner to break free. “Heavy-drinking spouses may be more tolerant of negative experiences related to alcohol due to their own drinking habits.” Which means that two people with a drinking habit are more likely to fall into a downward spiral together as they both enable those unhealthy patterns.

9 Systemic Inflammation

 The correlation between cancer and negative mindsets, cautions that it does not mean a toxic relationship can be the cause of cancer, which is often linked to systemic inflammation. “Correlation [show that] people with emotional states such as being negative and pessimistic and down in the dumps all the time tend to have increased chances for heart disease and cancer.”  While a person could have that type of disposition regardless of their relationships, the events in a person’s life can also influence his or her outlook. Negative social interactions are associated with pro-inflammatory cytokine activity, which impacts the immune system’s response to things like infection, cancer and sepsis.

What Do YOU Think?

Do any of these health effects surprise you? Have you ever been in a toxic relationship? What is your advice for lessening the health impacts? Tell me in the comments.

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Wondering What Happens to Your Resume? An Inside Look into the Hiring Process

 
Sitting idly by your phone? Constantly refreshing your inbox in hopes of a response to your job application? Weeks pass by and you still haven’t received word on how you faired in a recent interview. As a job seeker, it’s hard not to wonder if there’s any method to the madness behind the hiring process. While frustrations may begin to fester as days go by with no communication from an employer, rest assured, there is plenty going on behind the scenes. Just like watching a Broadway show, the visual production doesn’t always accurately depict all of the moving pieces behind the curtains, which ultimately create an entertaining show. The same goes for the hiring process. Below, we’ve shed some light on what happens inside the HR department once an application has been submitted.
 
Once You’ve Applied
While you may picture your resume being swallowed up by some kind of World Wide Web black hole, it does have a destination after you hit apply. Once submitted, your resume will appear in an employer’s applicant tracking system (ATS) – a.k.a. software used to process and manage a company’s recruitment needs. Many ATS’s have customizable technology, designed to scan resumes and weed out unqualified applicants based on a list of keywords the employer enters into the system. There are many companies that still personally review each resume that comes into their ATS. However, it’s important to note that on average, a recruiter spends a mere 6 seconds scanning a resume. That’s why it’s important to invest time towards crafting a professional resume that adequately highlights your key accomplishments. Once reviewed by a hiring manager or recruiter, they will determine whether or not you qualify to move on to the next stage of the hiring process.
 
Once You’ve Completed the Phone Screening
Initial phone interviews have become widely used among recruiters as a preliminary method for creating a dialog with a candidate around their skills and wants in an ideal role. The phone screen is your first opportunity to introduce your personality and animate the otherwise lifeless text on your resume. If the recruiter or hiring manager cannot immediately schedule an in-person interview during the screening call, they will connect with the appropriate person following the call to discuss the appropriate next steps.
 
Once You’ve Completed a Face-to-Face Interview
Have you ever arrived at the airport with an electric current of excitement coursing through your body as you prepare to jet-set to the Caribbean? As you arrive at your gate, however, you resentfully discover that your flight has been delayed thanks to Mother Nature. Your irritation and anxiety intensify each time your flight is pushed back another hour, until you’re no longer certain when, or if, you’ll ever depart for paradise.
 
After your in-person interview, you’ll experience a similar mixture of emotions as you wait to hear word from the employer. The company isn’t purposely looking to torture you – there are plenty of reasons there may be a delay, including budget approvals and interviews scheduled with other viable candidates. Most likely, your interviewer(s) will need to consult with their team and the key decision makers involved in making the final call on who to hire. In addition, the employer will conduct a background check and connect with your professional references to verify your employment history and gain insight on why you’d make a great addition to the team.
 
Another way recruiters and hiring managers validate your qualifications is by perusing social media sites and using search engines like Google. According to a CareerBuilder study, 70% of employers are using social platforms to screen candidates before extending an offer. With this in mind, be sure to clean up your social profiles (yes, the keg stand profile picture must go) to ensure your forthcoming offer isn’t revoked.
 
Once You’ve Received an Official Offer
The employer has extended an official offer and you’re now swimming in an ocean of pure joy. The company will provide a written letter outlining all the particulars surrounding your position, salary, who you’ll be reporting to, and any benefits they may supply. Employers typically allow the candidate to take a day or two to review the offer and decide whether or not to accept the position.
 
Larger companies face even more intricacies when it comes to the hiring process as there are more individuals and steps involved in the decision making process. Regardless of an employer’s size, the hiring process takes time and can stem from a few days to several months. Always remember to be patient and never limit yourself in your job search. Broaden your options and consider more than just big, brand name companies that are highly competitive to get into. You never want to restrict your chances of securing a new role.
 

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Kick the Sugar By Replacing 5 Foods

Eating too much sugar over time has been linked to excess weight, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers – and let’s not forget cavities.
If you are looking to reduce or eliminate sugar from your diet, it’s inadvisable to go cold turkey. Instead, pay close attention to what you are currently eating. Are there any hidden sugars which you could easily get rid of? Remember that sugar takes many forms, such as syrups, honey, and agave.
For example, so-called savory sauces, such as ready-made pasta sauce, often contain sugar. You can quickly and easily make your own from olive oil, garlic, onion, tomato, and herbs.
Added sugar refers to any which has been added by whoever made the food, be it the manufacturer or yourself. The natural sugars in plain milk, yogurt, fruit and vegetables are not considered as added sugars and come naturally housed with nutrients and fiber.
Here are 5 dietary swaps you can make that will help you cut back your sugar intake:

1. Mashed Banana

Bananas contain a wealth of nutrients while also delivering a nice hit of sweetness. Combine mashed bananas with a dash of cinnamon to use instead of sugar-filled jam on your toast. Freeze pureed bananas in popsicle molds as an alternative to ice-cream.

2. Applesauce

Make your own applesauce by peeling and coring 900g of apples. Put them in a saucepan with two teaspoons of lemon juice and two tablespoons of water. On a low heat cook them until very soft, about 15 minutes. One cup of applesauce contains about 100 calories, while the same volume of sugar has over 700 calories.
You can use the applesauce in many baking recipes in a 1:1 ratio, but you’ll also need to lessen the amount of liquid used in the recipe. Typically, you can use quarter of a cup less liquid, which could save on a lot of calories from fat, too.

3. Stevia

People in South America have been using Stevia as a sweetener, a plant native to Paraguay, for many years. Stevia is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar, but almost calorie-free. Unlike many other sweeteners, it is not a chemical cocktail and was deemed safe for human consumption by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
It is available in liquid or powdered form. Read the label to see how much you need in exchange for sugar. If you can’t give up the taste of sweet tea or coffee, Stevia is a great solution.

4. Full-fat, Natural ProductsWhen the low-fat craze was at it’s all time high, 
manufacturers removed fat from food, but often 
replaced it with other things so that it still tasted 
good. Look carefully at the ingredient lists of 
low-fat yogurts and low-fat nut butters. The 
chances are there are things that you’ve never heard of. Make your own fruit yogurt by 
simply blending chopped fruit with natural yogurt. You’ll get far more taste without 
additives or sugar.

5. Cacao Nibs Instead of Chocolate

Cacao nibs are roasted slices of cocoa beans. Consider them chocolate in its purest form. A handful of nibs can curb a craving, while delivering antioxidants, magnesium, fiber and iron.
With a little creativity, it’s possible to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet and enjoy eating more real, unprocessed food. Make a plan to see which sugary foods you can substitute and enjoy healthy changes for you and your family.
Jenniferlynn xoxoxo

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Avoid on a Diet These 13 Foods

There are many different ways to diet – some diets limit fat while others limit carbohydrates or proteins. However, no matter which diet you are on, there is one tried and true method that will always pack on the weight: Eat a lot of carbohydrates.
The reason why this happens is because the carbohydrates stimulate the excessive production of insulin in the body. This in turn then causes the body to store food eaten as fat no matter what types of food are eaten. The key to weight loss is to learn how to get the body’s biochemistry back to burning fat instead of storing fat.

Stay away from high carb foods

Most dieters continue to eat too much of the foods that are naturally high in carbohydrates. The very worst carbs you can eat are boxed and packaged foods.
Stay away from high glycemic index foods
Dieters must also always avoid high glycemic index foods. The glycemic index is a scale from 0 to 100 that rates carbohydrate foods according to how much hey raise the blood sugar levels.
 
If a food has a rating of 100, then the food is going to raise blood sugar levels drastically, and you’ll have to somehow bring them down quickly. If you don’t bring the blood sugar levels down again, weight gain will occur.
 
Why you gain weight when you’re sticking to a diet
Have you ever noticed sometimes that you eat healthy foods all day long and yet when you look down at the scale, your weight increased? This can happen for a few different reasons:
 
You eat one food in the last 18 hours that caused a spike in insulin. All that’s needed for a quick gain of weight is one bad spike in blood sugar; the effects don’t wear off until 18 hours, and if that one cheating episode became two or three, you’ll have to add more hours to the time.
The overall amount of carbohydrates in the meal is too high, past 35 grams.
The meal has no fat in it.
The meal has no protein or very little protein.
Here’s your list of absolute no-nos for your diet:
 
Bagels 
Breads 
Pastas
Chips
Potatoes 
Corn
Pies 
Cakes 
Cookies 
Candies
Flavored Yogurt  
Milkshakes and ice cream floats 
Alcoholic drinks 

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