Take Time off for a Social Media Vacation

Your Cravings-Crushing Tip: Take Time Out to Unwind, Unplug & Relax

Of course, nowadays, you need to be social, even if you’re a naturally introverted person. You need to be on your phone often and you need to check emails.

Plus, if your goal is to serve lots of people — as I do — you need to be active on such social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagream, and, of course, on your blog, if you have one.

But what if you’re feeling burn out after facing and meeting lots of deadlines, pursuing additional training, writing a book or online course, and gearing up to serve even more people than before?

Should you continue to post regularly to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and your blog when you feel a need to unplug so you can refresh, recover and recuperate?

I contend that at least twice a year, You Need a Social Media Vacation.

And that’s what I’m now doing in the next week. What’s so cool with our world’s amazing technology is that you can post things in advance.

Now, what if you’ve endured a family crisis such the terminally illness of a parent, sibling or spouse, the breakup of your long-term marriage, or the death of a cherished loved one?

Then you really need time off.

Discover 11 of many benefits of taking a Social Media Vacation:

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Sniff Away Your Stress

Cravings-Crushing Monday: Another Super-Simple Tool to Calm You Down

Stress is one of the biggest reasons that people pig out on sugary, fatty, salty treats or processed carbs, which, of course, pack on the pounds.

Today’s Cravings-Crushing Monday tip is another super-simple idea, which can calm you down quickly.

It’s also one of my favorites.

Just keep a little lavender whenever you’re on the go, and when stress strikes, just inhale deeply. That’s it!

Ancient Romans used the lavender plant to scent their bathwater while other cultures have historically used it to treat depression, irritability, and insomnia. Research now shows us that lavender’s aroma can greatly diminish stress, which, as you may well know, is a prime trigger for food cravings.

The Scientific Evidence: As always, before I share a tactic, my researchers and I track down a study, which validates it. So check out the fascinating research on this super-simple Sniff Away Your Stress Tool.

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Lean on Rose Quartz to Calm You

Cravings-Crushing Monday: Get Soothed by this Stone Rather than Sugar

Most of you may associate red with the color of love (think, Valentine’s Day), but I invite you to get and cherish a heart-shaped, pink rose quartz, which has been hailed as a powerful healing crystal and as the love Stone.

 

Rose quartz can be your powerful ally in a number of ways.

To begin, it can have a calming, peaceful, soothing effect—which, of course, is far better than the temporary high you can get from sweets or quickie carbs.

What’s more, although most people think red is best for your Valentine, the color pink is also associated with love. (Naturally, it’s affiliated with breast cancer awareness, too.)

When you see pink, you evoke healing, sweetness, and safety, experts say.

“Focusing on pink is a way to do something healing and loving for yourself,” suggests herbalist and nutritional consultant Brigitte Mars.

Feng Shui experts also use pink to soothe the energy in a room, especially in the southwest area of your space, which is is connected to love and marriage.

Think about it. When do you eat sugary foods? Sure enough, you may use sweets as a substitute for love, as many of you have confided in me.

If you’d like to feel love — whether or not you have a special someone this Valentine’s Day — I invite you to rely on rose quartz.

Rose quartz also has been hailed for its ability to to help “open your heart to give and receive love” and to encourage you to “forgive others and especially yourself.”

Crystal and metaphysical experts also recommend:

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Water Can Wash Away Your Cravings

1 Easy Way to Crush Your Cravings — Cravings-Crushing Monday

This week’s Crush Your Cravings tip is so darn easy that you can do it anywhere, any time. Like most tactics I share, this one is incredibly simple. Otherwise, you may not want to do it, right?

The the next time a craving for candies, cookies or chips strikes, just drink one or two glasses of water and wait five minutes to a half-hour before eating. Yes, it’s that easy!


Bear in mind that despite its simplicity, this tool — as with all the Cravings-Crushing techniques I share — is based on solid science.

Plus, this tactic is very powerful.

Of course, you already know that drinking ample water offers many health benefits.

For those of you with weight issues, you need to know that drinking water before eating a meal or snack can reduce your cravings and appetite.

And what happens when you have less cravings?

You eat less, and you lose weight. Just check out the fascinating science:

Your Cravings-Crushing Takeaway:  This tactic is so darn easy! Just drink water before you even put food in your mouth. Doing so may reduce your cravings for sweets, carbs and other fattening foods so you’ll ramp up your weight loss.

Join the Cravings  Conversation: How has drinking water shut down your cravings and accelerated weight loss? Tell us how it worked for you.

Dr. David Perlmutter

Friday Favorites: Catch this Popular Gab with the Gurus Podcast to Find Out How Grains are Messing Up Your Brain

Dr. David PerlmutterIf you’re into breads, chips and other carbs, it’s time to get your brain blown away.

Find out about how gluten and carbs from renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D., author of the fabulous book, Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar — Your Brain’s Silent Killers, who appeared on my Gab with the Gurus Show.

Dr. Perlmutter — a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition — has come to recognition for blowing the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long — grains are destroying your brain.

But he’s not talking about just unhealthy carbs. He’s also talking about whole grain.

On this Gab with the Gurus show — a listener favorite — you’ll discover how:

  • You can choose not to become diabetic by cutting back on carbs and eating more fat.
  • Wheat bread is higher on the Glycemic Index than a candy bar, pure sugar or white bread.
  • Even whole grains are dangerous.
  • You can grow new brain cells at any age.
  • Even so-called healthy carbs such as whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, and depression.
  • Eating grains can make you gain weight.
  • The more overweight you are, the more rapidly your brain will shrink.
  • To recognize hidden sources of carbs.
  • There’s a little-known connection between ADHD and grains.
  • High blood sugar increases your risk for dementia, for which there’s no current medical fix.
  • Fats are healthy and how diabetes soared three-fold when people began to cut out fat.
  • Exercise can help your brain.
  • Your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol.
  • 10 percent of those with schizophrenia can be cured without drugs by going gluten-free.
  • You can take control of your “smart genes” through smart dietary choices and lifestyle habits.

Dr. Perlmutter will tell you on Gab with the Gurus:

To tune into the show either live or later, go here.

Join the Conversation: What was your biggest Ahah?