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Emotional Eating & Cravings

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WHY WE EAT - Combating Food Cravings

Dietary Technician/Author, Beth Castle from Calgary has set out to help people all over Alberta with the mental part of food in her book/audios and seminars. As North American’s we have tripled the statistics to 67% of the population are overweight or obese since 2006.

Solutions to WHY WE EAT

Comments from a recent talk –“It was a very interesting, very informative, fun and inspiring evening for me. I learned a great deal. I really appreciate your approach – you are kind in sharing your information, knowledge, experiences and I appreciate and admire that you truly “care” about people – it really shows in your presentation and words.”


Combating Food Cravings

Having a craving and being hungry are very different. A craving is that nagging feeling of wanting a certain food item or a particular taste in your mouth. Sometimes our imagination will work overtime to focus on that food and then we can end up desiring that food all day!


Cravings for food can emerge at anytime. Cravings are not always negative—they can signal our bodies’ deficiencies in certain minerals, vitamins, or enzymes; they may be related to our nutritional needs, or they may alert us to certain hormonal imbalances, adrenal fatigue, or even insulin resistance.


All food cravings, however, can become a negative in our overall health when we respond inappropriately to them. The result is that we damage our metabolism, increase weight gain, and endanger our health. You should consult a qualified nutritionist and/or your doctor if you have concerns about cravings and the effect they have on your metabolism.


Here are some strategies for coping with and eliminating common cravings. There are two important ideas about cravings. First, they have nothing to do with will power. Secondly, we need to pay attention to what foods we crave and how we respond to them. Here are some strategies to help you recognize and deal with food cravings:


Foods that have a strong flavor may cause you to crave another food. For example, tomato sauce, cream sauce, or spicy foods containing garlic may cause you to crave a sweet food. This is because your palate and tongue are full of taste receptors; the strong flavored food may have a lingering taste and you need to cleanse your palate to get over it. Eating grapes, apples, watermelon, pineapple and cucumber can help to do this. Other non-food alternatives are to try a tongue scraper to get rid of the taste, or brush your teeth or chew some gum. You will be quite surprised by the results. Beth can help when it comes to that potato chip craving as well!


Beth’s goal is to lessen the pain associated with food. More information on this and other topics are at in “Stop Emotional Eating, Fix Food Cravings, Find your Metabolism and More” Audio Guide.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Zero Fat Gift of Love and Melatonin!!

A Zero Fat Gift of Love and Melatonin that Can Benefit a Doggie that is less Fortunate! 

Part of Proceeds of the Book Puchased Through Beth Castle go to Vet Bills for Doggies!

Wow, a great valentines gift!! A gift of love and laugher and healthy melatonin! Zero Fat!! and Packed Full of Life! Part of the proceeds to benefit a less fortunate doggie! let me know if you would like to make a difference!

Hey, I have spent the past 6 months living at the emergency Vet with all three of my dogs. I can't imagine not having vet insurance.

My great idea is to have part of the proceeds of this book sale I sell go to a dog vet bills that their family cannot... afford to treat them. Our past 6 months was about $9500 of which $3000 was not covered. I can't imagine having to make that decision that I cannot bare. I had to make a decision when I was 16 and it has affected me to this day and altered my life. Help give a gift of love and laughter and help a doggie! Charmaine Hammond and I are totally going over the fine details! email or call me at or 403-680-7200 so we can get this started!!

Get the kids involved. We need to change from too many sweets anyway. Make a difference! Thank you for all of your help should you choose. Doggie Licks!

I can't wait for the Movie to follow. It will be amazing.