50 Put Yourself on the List

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Why is it so hard for us to do nice things for ourselves?

Today I’m talking about exactly that with Kelly. She is so focused on taking care of her kiddos that afternoon cravings sneak up on her, and she doesn’t know where they’re coming from! I’ll give you a hint – she wasn’t putting herself or her needs on the list.

The grocery list OR the proverbial big life list!

We have to make sure we are taking care of ourselves, crave bears. Not only will it help us take care of others, but more importantly it will make us happier and healthier. And who can say no to that?

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Our body needs fat to absorb a lot of the vitamins and minerals that we’re consuming.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What happens when you have the energy to feed your kids, but not yourself?
  • How to tackle your afternoon cravings
  • Why you need to make sure you’re eating enough
  • Falling from mindful eating into emotional eating
  • The importance of starting your day eating well

Focusing on that early part of the day, that is how most habit-based, life transformation stuff works, because that is when our willpower is the highest.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • Why protein and fat are just as important as fruits and veggies
  • How awesome is a gym with a kids’ area?!
  • Why life changes sometimes make you reevaluate
  • What is negativity bias
  • Taking care of yourself as much as you take care of others

It can really overwhelm us when we’re always looking for the badness.”  (Click to Tweet)

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Take it deeper with your nutrition and feed your body what she really needs.”  (Click to Tweet)

 

 
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49 The Caltons – The Powers of Micronutrients

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

We all have cravings. We all know what we could do to make our bodies feel a little bit better. So why is it so hard for us to give ourselves the things we know our bodies want and need?

Today, I’m talking to the Caltons about cravings and nutrition. The Caltons are experts in micronutrient deficiencies, and authors of the new book The Micronutrient Miracle.

It’s all about the basics, crave bears. It’s about getting those nutrients you may be missing that are contributing to your cravings. It’s about being clear and focused so we can lead healthy, happy lives.

Let’s figure our what our bodies need, and give it to them! Let’s feel good so we can show up every day. Sound good?

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Your body naturally wants brightly colored foods.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What are the basic components of food
  • Defining micronutrients
  • How sufficient micronutrients can help prevent disease
  • The difference between cravings and hunger
  • What is hidden hunger
  • What causes sweet cravings
  • How sugar depletes your micronutrients
  • Why sugar blocks vitamin C

As soon as you become deficient in calcium, it signals a salt craving.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • The importance of trying different foods and preparations
  • How color influences our craving
  • What causes salt cravings
  • How zinc deficiencies affect your tastebuds
  • Why you need fat
  • How soy starves your hormones
  • How to look for micronutrient-rich foods
  • What lifestyle habits can be depleting your micronutrients

If you don’t realize your ‘hunger’ is coming from micronutrient deficiencies, you may start to think you have poor discipline.”  (Click to Tweet)

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A lot of micronutrients require fat for proper absorption.”  (Click to Tweet)

 
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48 Dr. Anna Cabeca – The Power of Functional Medicine

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Hello my crave bears. How are you doing this week?

I get so many questions about hormonal cravings all the time! Are they menstrual? Are they menopausal menopausal? What we do know is that hormones definitely affect how we feel and crave, and it’s so awesome that we have the opportunity to learn more about the connection between the two.

So this week, I chatted with expert Dr. Anna Cabeca. She is a certified gynecologist, Obstetrician, anti-aging specialist, and is certified in regenerative and functional medicine. What a pro, right?

If you’ve heard the term functional medicine but aren’t really sure what the heck it means, listen in for a peek inside this patient-centered method. Who knows, it could be a perfect fit for you!

We know that us crave bears are complex creatures – we’re human! We want to feel good, we want to like food, and we of course want to like our bodies. If you’re feeling like you want more support, please head over to my Facebook group and join the conversation!

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Within our body, we really have the power to restore balance.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What functional medicine is
  • The value of different approaches to health
  • What happens to female patients in mainstream medicine
  • What are estrogen dominant symptoms
  • How hormones are interconnected with neurotransmitters
  • The downsides of going on chemical birth control in your teens
  • The power of stopping dairy
  • Why healthy skin starts from the inside

We really do have to get off those Franken-foods.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • How hormones affect attraction and pheromones
  • Why you should wait to be intimate with your partner
  • How oxytocin affects your appetite
  • The power of spending time with people you love
  • How a hug can rock your world
  • The many uses of Maca
  • Why sleep is so crucial
  • Why we want biodiversity

We are a growing country of loneliness, and we need more oxytocin.”  (Click to Tweet)

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Contributing in some way is so therapeutic, it’s stronger than anything I can write on a prescription pad.”  (Click to Tweet)

 
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47 Sorry, I’m Not Sorry!

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Let’s be honest. We women apologize for everything! Why do we do that?

We deserve to take up space and breathe this air and eat food that doesn’t make us ill, right? That’s what I’m talking about today with Susan, a reader and listener from Phoenix.

By saying sorry, by not speaking up and asking for what we need, we are creating problems for ourselves, with our health, diet, and self esteem. More and more women are standing up and saying, “I am here!”

It’s time that we all get comfortable asking for what we need, don’t you think, my crave bears? We can ask gracefully, simply, and until we get it.

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Your body is so wise, but doesn’t necessarily see very far into the future.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • How migraines affect your life
  • Why you should explore eliminating toxic foods
  • Why it’s hard to give up your cravings
  • How your social life affects your cravings
  • The power of life stressors on our impulses
  • How to deal with one time events that involve toxic foods

It’s hard to pull apart which food might be causing headaches to come back and the pounds to stay on.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • Why you shouldn’t be scared to do a cleanse again
  • The importance of asking the questions when you’re eating out
  • People in the service industry want to make sure you are having a good time
  • Why women have to stop saying sorry!
  • How to ask for what you need
  • Why we need to ask for what will sustain us

It’s their job to serve you food that’s not only tasty, but that’s safe for you.”  (Click to Tweet)

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You deserve to be well, and to be treated with respect by yourself and others.”  (Click to Tweet)

 

 

 
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46 How to Stop Shoulding on Ourselves

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

You know what I’ve realized recently? Peace, love, and understanding seems in short supply these days. Even when it comes to ourselves!

So this week, I want to get you to stop thinking about what you “should” be doing, and what you are doing. I was lucky enough to do some coaching with Rachael for this week’s episode. Rachael has this same problem: her inner critic is constantly “shoulding” all over her!

Here’s a taste of what it’s like when I coach one on one. I have some spots available, so head over to this page on my website to apply. I want to talk about your deepest desires and challenges and help you move forward.

Don’t forget, I also have a free, private Facebook group! Anyone can join and share their struggles or support, and I’m on there all the time talking with folks.

Alright Crave Bears – get ready for a tough but productive episode!

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What if weight loss was a result of confidence?”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • How your opinion of your body impacts your daily life
  • What it feels like to have confidence
  • What gets in the way of doing fun things for yourself everyday
  • How caring for others shouldn’t get in the way of you caring for yourself
  • Why not being yourself is exhausting
  • Why we can see the beauty and brilliance in our friends and not in ourselves
  • The value of identifying your inner critic
  • How to be in better communication with your inner critic

How often to you find yourself listening to and honoring your truth?”  (Click to Tweet)

  • How to balance that identification of your critic by also finding the part of you that feels rooted, strong, and bold
  • Why you should allow the strong parts of you to help the weaker parts
  • Why you have to acknowledge and accept both the critical and strong parts of yourself
  • The sensitivity and emotions of humans, and women especially
  • The challenge of managing our own emotions when we’re responsible for someone else
  • Why you have to take the time to shift your attention towards yourself
  • You have the ability to be both critical and supportive of yourself
  • Why we should be hanging out with people who make us laugh

Just know that your critic is a part of you; It’s a part of all of us.”  (Click to Tweet)

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Humor is the most amazing healing agent.”  (Click to Tweet)

 
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