Emotional Overeating – You’re Not Alone

Are you dealing with emotional overeating?  Anyone….Anyone….?    I wanted to share a bit of my struggle with emotional overeating.  I am 100% percent positive that I am not alone in this.  My husband and I have moved back to eating a ketogenic diet the last few weeks.  I am starting to feel like my old self again, physically! Mentally, I am still struggling with overeating!

The last 7 months I’ve been dealing with chronic pain and trying to figure out where that pain is coming from and how to find a resolution. I was so focused on it that the goal of losing weight went to the back burner.  I was still eating mostly organic food and usually lower carb but there were so many binges. Binges on things I have no business eating, can you relate?

Back in November, after my surgery, I started eating organic, gluten free, dairy free and soy free in hopes that it would help my pain level.  It did, I saw an improvement in the level of pain and I attribute it to changing my diet and adding in new supplements or increasing the dosage on stuff I was already taking.  Eating this way helped me maintain my weight, but I was not losing and I wasn’t feeling well at the weight I was at.

So here we are at the end of February and I am getting back to my happy place in ketosis but I have been struggling a LOT with over eating….

The wonderful thing about keto is that I am full most of the time. The amount of healthy fats that I am consuming fills me up! Despite how full I am I still find myself wanting to snack when I am not hungry at all!!

My stomach says “Hannah, I’m full right now and I don’t require any more food.”  My brain/emotions say “Hannah, let’s have some chocolate, or pizza, or chips….we could even go get those awesome non gmo chips that only have potatoes, salt and avocado oil! That’s good for us, right?!?” (yes, my stomach and brain talk to me quite often)

There is a constant battle going on in my mind and in my body.  It’s mentally exhausting.

A few weeks ago one of my favorite bloggers, Leanne of Healthfulpursuit.com did a Periscope about overeating.  That periscope saved me in a moment of weakness! I was literally about to get up and go to the kitchen to find something else to mindlessly snack on when I heard the little Periscope alert on my phone.  Leanne talked about redirecting yourself when you feel like overeating. I typically redirect by crocheting or reading.  That has been a strategy that has worked for me in the past.

She also spoke about exploring it!  Taking a deeper look and asking yourself why you’re doing it? That one is a bit more tricky! So I’ve been trying to do this during the week and I need to commit to doing it more! I have a small journal and I’m going to try and write down what I think is going on in my head when I feel the need to overeat!

Sometimes the easiest part of fixing a problem can be identifying it! I’ve known about this problem for many, many years. Now is the time to put my big girl pants on and start to deal with it.  I’m going to be reporting back here on the insights I learn about myself and keep you updated with my journey. If you’d like to join me or need a safe place to discuss your own overeating issues, you’ve find it!

Emotional overeating is a tricky little subject and a complicated one. I know that one day I will be free from it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Everyday Shea Vanilla Mint Body Wash

Changing to all organic products can be a little daunting at times.  I was quite overwhelmed when I began the process myself.  The best bit of advice that I can give you is to start with purchasing things that you run out of. When you get to the bottom of that shampoo bottle, start searching for an organic and chemical free alternative and so on and so forth.

I recently had to replace my body wash and I am so pleased with the new, healthier version that I found!!!

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The Smell:

I love a good smellin’ body wash! When I began switching to organic products I had a slight fear that I wouldn’t be able to find products that wouldn’t make me smell, as my sister would say, “Like a hippie!” 🙂  This product goes above and beyond in my opinion! The mix of mint and vanilla is very pleasing to the nostrils and I am extremely happy with it!

The Lather:

I give this product a 10 out of 10 in the lathering department! I don’t know what it is about a good lather, I guess it makes me feel like the product is really doing it’s job!  My skin feels clean and slightly moisturized when I get out of the shower.

The Ingredients: 

The EWG Skin Deep website gives this product a score of 1! I use the EWG Skin Deep website any time I want to check on a product and see if I should purchase it. They look at all of the ingredients, assess how harmful they are and then give the product a score.

Ingredients: Azadirachta indica (Neem) Aqueous Extract, Saponified Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter* and Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) Extract, Mentha viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil.  *Certified Fair for Life – Social and Fair Trade by IMO.

The bottle states that this product is paraben free, vegan, no animal testing, no synthetic fragrance, gluten free and made from unrefined ingredients.  All of these sound pretty great to me!

The Company:

I would highly recommend checking this company out and reading more about their Empowerment Projects!  The projects they work on include: Education-Based Projects, Maternal Health, FGM Eradication, Eyeglasses and Reforestation. These projects are funded through the sale of their products!

Conclusion:

I am very pleased with this product over all! The only negative could be the price point. It was $14.99 CDN at our local Whole Foods. It is a large bottle and seems to be lasting us a long time so I will definitely be purchasing this product again!

What’s your favorite healthy, organic body wash? 

Awesome websites to check out:

More information about Everyday Shea’s Empowerment Projects

EWG Skin Deep Website – Search your current Bath and Body products and see how they score.

 

*This post is not sponsored and all opinions shared are my own

 

 

Cabbage Roll Casserole

 

Hello hello, everyone!! I hope you’re all having a fantastic day!

I uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel!! In it I show you how to make an easy low carb dinner!  This dish is inspired by Cabbage Rolls and all of their deliciousness.  I didn’t even miss the rice while eating it! It’s a ton of sauteed cabbage and a delicious, spicy tomato sauce all rolled into one amazing and simple dish!

I hope you enjoy!  If you like the video, please subscribe to my channel and leave me a comment letting me know you stopped by! I love hearing from everyone!

 

 

 

Easy Egg Drop Soup!

Today was quite cold and we got our first taste of snow for the season! I enjoyed the snow today because it reminded me of South Carolina snow… you know…the kind that will most likely melt the next day! Canadian winter is something I’m still trying to get used to.  This Easy Egg Drop Soup will definitely help me in the coming months! There’s nothing better than a hearty bowl of soup when it’s freezing cold outside. edsblog1This soup has such a delicious flavor with a tiny bit of spice! For this recipe you will need:

  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • a sprinkle of ginger powder
  • chili garlic paste to taste
  • 2 eggs

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Bring your chicken broth, soy sauce, ginger and chili garlic paste to a simmer.  Next you want to whisk your two eggs together. I like to whisk them into a glass measuring cup with a spout. This makes it easier to stream into the hot broth without making a mess. Then you want to take a spoon and while stirring, slowly stream in the whisked eggs.  20151124_150848Continue stirring until all of the eggs are in the broth.  They cook instantly!  I like to leave the broth on the stove, simmering, for just a minute more.  This recipe makes enough for two people. The only thing left to do after that is eat it!!  My husband and I both adore this delicious soup!

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Welcome!

What is Another Healthy Day?  It’s taking steps toward better health, one day at a time!  None of us are perfect and making lifestyle changes for a better future can be challenging.  I am on that journey and I’m here to share the struggles and the triumphs along the way.

I am a wife, budding home chef who follows a modified ketogenic diet, Youtuber, crafter and a coffee lover. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed creating, editing and publishing YouTube videos.

I do Keto Obsessions videos where I talk about my favorite ketogenic products, Grocery Hauls where I show you what I buy at the grocery store and natural product reviews!

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I also suffer from a disease called Adenomyosis. Adenomyosis occurs when the endometrial tissue that lines the uterus gets into the muscle wall of the uterus and causes masses.  I deal with chronic pain because of this.  So another aspect of this website will be my journey to heal with the guidance of my naturopathic doctor.

I am a southern gal who married a Canadian and I’m trying to find my way in the great white north. It’s so [insert expletive] cold right now, you guys!!! My southern bones can’t take it!  If this is your first time visiting, please take a moment to check out my youtube videos and subscribe if you like what you see.  All of my social media is listed in the sidebar.  I hope you all have a fantastic day!!