53 End the Late Night Eating

End the Late Night Eating on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

We’ve reason to celebrate, crave bears. Crave Cast is almost 1 year old!

Can you believe it? I’ve so enjoyed this year of talking to experts to share their knowledge with you, and I’ve loved talking to YOU!

This week I asked put some feelers out on social media for a couple questions to discuss and I got some great ones about late night cravings and about feeling free.

Listen in for some tips to end late night eating, and to help you feel free with your body and yourself.

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Are you going to feel physically better later if you eat this now?”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • Where those late night cravings come from
  • Why you have to check in on what and when you’ve eaten
  • Why you should choose healthy foods for a snack
  • How to analyze whether your cravings are real
  • What else you can do for your wellbeing other than eating or drinking
  • Why you shouldn’t be afraid of physical pleasure
  • The reality of the craving for freedom
  • What happens when women feel free in our bodies
  • What are the two body myths keeping us from freedom

There are ways of living that help you feel your body, appreciate her, and trust her.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • Why we shouldn’t think of it as “getting your body back”
  • How the myth of the lost body is keeping us stuck
  • What are heart habits
  • Why we have to reframe the stigma around sex and losing your virginity
  • How society uses weight and sexual status to brand us
  • How food became our safe sex
  • Why we have to become aware of these myths
  • How we can truly be free

When we stop judging and defining ourselves by our food and by our pleasures, we can truly be free.”  (Click to Tweet)

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When we feel free in ourselves, we can change the world.”  (Click to Tweet)

 

 

52 Intuition and Gut Health

Intuition and Gut Health on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

I’m back, crave bears! I took a week off for summer vacation – something I highly recommend you try! I just returned from a week in Costa Rica, where the fiancé and I learned to surf at Surf Simply.

But something else happened on my vacation, involving Jane Pratt of XO Jane (who I love!) that really has me thinking about intuition and trusting your gut.

Sometimes it can be hard to trust ourselves, to listen to our bodies, especially through the din of our own cravings! Not to mention the fact that society and modern medicine have convinced many of us ladies that we can’t trust our own bodies.

But we can! And I want to help you get back in touch with your gut, so you can be better attuned to your intuition. Take a listen to today’s episode to hear some tips for grow and trust your intuition. And head over here to download the packet I just assembled all about intuition!

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Wouldn’t it be great just to hear and trust your body all the time?”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What fear I faced on vacation last week!
  • Why the idea of following your gut has been so strong lately
  • Why intuition has been on my mind lately
  • There are things you can do to grow and trust your intuition better
  • Why we should listen to ourselves and trust our bodies
  • What happens when you trust your body and intuition
  • You have to heal your gut so you can better hear your intuition

When we listen to ourselves we get stronger. We shine.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • How gut feelings are like cravings
  • How we’ve been taught to distrust our own bodies
  • The message women receive from society
  • Why you should stop eating the toxic 6 for a week and start taking probiotics
  • You have to practice feeling what it feels like when your body is telling you something
  • What is the yes/no exercise

Gut feelings are like cravings: they’re messages that we can choose to hear and take powerful action on.”  (Click to Tweet)

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When your gut is happy, healthy, and moving properly, it will be your intuitive guide.”  (Click to Tweet)

 

51 Why Other People Matter To Your Weight Loss

Why Other People Matter To Your Weight Loss on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

There’s a new adventure on the horizon, crave bears.

Do you know how important relationships are to you and your health? Did you know that working out with a buddy can make it more fun, make you work harder, and sustain activity for longer? Other people matter!

There’s a study that says you are the five people you spend the most time with. So why not spend time with powerful, awesome women who inspire you and are working towards the same goals?

Today I’m telling you all about the Women, Food and Desire 14 Day Challenge. Starting on August 17th, I’ll be leading a group of ladies in activities, some requiring only ten minutes, some requiring a few hours, to encourage self care and community. We’ll all be supporting each other along the way during this two week journey.

I’d love for you to come join us. Head here to learn more about the challenge and sign up! I’ll see you there.

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There’s a strong correlation between our relationships and how we feel in our lives and how healthy we are.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • The correlation between our relationships and our health
  • What is the most important predictor of successful aging
  • The benefits of exercising with others
  • Why we need to put a human face on activities we want to do
  • How others can help you get unstuck
  • What are mirror neurons?

There are studies that show that you are the five people you hang out with the most.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • How to switch up some of your routines
  • What is the 14 day challenge?
  • Why do the challenge?
  • How to honor what your body is asking for
  • What are self care activities
  • What is a pleasure playdate?

Having people in your life who really support and mirror what you want in your life is important.”  (Click to Tweet)

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You can join a tribe of other people who care about their body and their life as much as you do. ”  (Click to Tweet)

 

50 Put Yourself on the List

Put Yourself on the List on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

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)

 

49 The Caltons – The Powers of Micronutrients

The Caltons on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

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?

Today’s sponsor is Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice here.

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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)

48 Dr. Anna Cabeca – The Power of Functional Medicine

Dr. Anna Cabeca on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

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!

Today’s sponsor is Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice here.

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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)

47 Sorry, I’m Not Sorry!

Sorry, I'm Not Sorry on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

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.

Today’s sponsor is Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice here.

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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)

 

 

46 How to Stop Shoulding on Ourselves

How to Stop Shoulding on Yourself on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

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!

Today’s sponsor is Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice here.

You can Subscribe to the podcast on iTunesSoundCloudStitcher or TuneIn

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)

45 Dr. Tami – How to Take Back Control of Your Hormones

Dr. Tami on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Are you tired but having trouble sleeping through the night? Does stress get to you more than it used to? Are you having trouble keeping your muscle tone? Are your cravings through the roof?

Have you thought about getting your hormones checked? After a super stressful year, that’s what I did, and let me tell you, my hormones were a mess! Once I started taking hormone supplements everything turned around.

On this week’s episode, I talked to Dr. Tami, a hormone EXPERT! Her book The Hormone Secret really helped me understand the relationship between my adrenals and testosterone, and how to get my whole body balanced and back on track.

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You can do it too! Listen in to learn more about the effects hormone imbalance can have on your body, and pick up a copy of Dr. Tami’s book to start learning all about how to get yourself back on track. Plus, if you send a picture of your receipt or book to bookbonus@drtami.com, you can score some great bonus materials.

Today’s sponsor is Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice here.

So my crave bears, let’s take back our hormones!

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Who aspires to be fine? To wake up in the morning and say, “I can’t wait to be fine”?”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • How women are hijacked by our hormones
  • Why connecting with other people is so important
  • What are the symptoms of hormone problems
  • Why women should start getting their hormone levels checked in their late 20s
  • Why your adrenal glands are so important
  • The importance of cleaning out the inflammation caused by stress
  • Why you should prioritize your health
  • How testosterone affects women
  • The importance of testosterone in fitness, energy, libido, and mood

Your adrenal glands can either deal with and produce the hormones that stress your life or bless your life.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • What supplements boost testosterone levels
  • The interaction of daydreams or fantasies and testosterone levels
  • Why women should exercise “softer”
  • Why we should all stand in a superman pose more often
  • The danger of cravings
  • How dangerous is sugar?
  • What your body and adrenals need during that afternoon lull
  • Why we have become fat in our low fat, non fat lifestyle
  • The range of reaction time to hormone adjustment

Within 2 hours of eating sugar, your testosterone levels drop by almost 40%!”  (Click to Tweet)

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Don’t slap your adrenals across the face with caffeine and sugar!”  (Click to Tweet)

 

44 Twenty Questions to Reframe Your Negative Thinking

The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Do you have negative thoughts plaguing you and your health?

Do you have emotional obstacles that keep you from your highest goals and continue to send you into a downward spiral?

Well… Never fear, The Crave Cast is here!

Today I share with you a series of questions I recently used with a client who was dealing with this situation. I teach you how to get unstuck from negative thought loops and how to stay on track with your healthy eating.

Also, I’m excited to share today’s sponsor Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audio books and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audio book of your choice here.

Now let’s get out of our negative thinking and get back into action!

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“Look for your strengths, stop focusing on all your weaknesses.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  1. What’s the evidence: Are you confusing fact with a story?
  2. Am I jumping to conclusions: Are you basing things on poor evidence?
  3. What are the alternate possibilities: Remember there’s more way than one!
  4. What’s the effects in my body of thinking this way: Who are you being?
  5. What are the good and bad things about thinking this way: Do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages?
  6. Am I asking questions to which there are no answers: Skip the questions that have no answers
  7. What thinking errors am I making: Am I applying black and white thinking to myself?
  8. Am I using an ultimatum or extreme words: Cut out the exaggeration
  9. Am I condemning myself on the basis of a single event: It’s not fair to judge yourself
  10. Am I concentrating on my weaknesses and forgetting about my strengths: Keep a balanced view of yourself!
  11. Are you blaming yourself for something that is not your fault: Start controlling your eating to support a good mood
  12. Am I taking things personal that have nothing to do with me: Is it directed at you or is this indicative to someone else’s personality?
  13. Am I expecting myself to be perfect: Learn from your mistakes
  14. Am I using a double standard: Be kind to others and help them find a solution
  15. Do I only pay attention to the negative: Remember the good things!
  16. Am I catastrophizing: Overestimating the chances of disaster does not serve you
  17. Am I exaggerating the importance of these events: Will I remember this next week?
  18. Am I stressed out about the way things should be instead of excepting and dealing with them as they are: What good can you focus on to make things/yourself feel better
  19. Am I assuming I can do nothing to change my situation: Be brave, try something different and work out some attainable step by step solutions
  20. Am I predicting the future instead of trying: Change is not impossible and remember that practise makes perfect

“It is better to focus on what you have done, not what you have failed at.” (Click to Tweet)

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“Bravery means being afraid and doing something anyway.” (Click to Tweet)

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