Better sleep?! HOW?!
Are you one of those people that wake up groggy and lethargic when you wake up? Or maybe you wake up WAY before you should and just cannot fall into sleep again?
I am sure that if you are in this situation, you probably have tried all sorts of things to fix this: supplements, sleep tracking devices, turning off or putting your phone away but, have you thought about what is actually around you?
*okay, doctor mode kicking in* 🙋♀️
Serotonin is a little neurotransmitter that affects your mood, appetite, memory and sleep. It is a precursor of melatonin (that I am sure you all have heard of) and that helps control the sleeping and waking up cycles. Basically, in the morning, when you expose yourself to the sun, the serotonin production will increase, peaking during mid-afternoon and then it will drop at night, playing a role in melatonin production (essential for sleep!). Also, this little serotonin hormone, is synchronised with our body temperature and our cortisol too and and all these play a role in our stress levels too.
So, if you have been having bad sleeping maybe the secret to fix your sleep is... to get some sun in the morning! Sleep environment matters. A LOT. Why? Well, I was thinking about sharing that and how to train yourself into being more of a morning person! Would you like that instafriends that actually read posts? 🤗 any other questions you have about this?
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend ☀️🎉 [@plain_sailing_elwood
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It’s Sunday. Weekend is over. Have a great day.
Why you want dessert? 😍
Is that even a real question?
First of all, how many of you think right away that attaching words like ‘good/healthy/clean’ or ‘dirty/unhealthy/cheat’ means that certain foods are amazing for you (and that you probably need those in your life even though they may cost all of your savings) and that other foods should be off bounds and only for special occasions? And how many of you saved that ‘cheat food’ for a specific time so that you can savour every single bit, cutting down on other foods for the day/week so that you avoid without those sluggish feelings that you are ‘indulging’?
The question you need to ask yourself is: should eating a treat make you feel guilty? Should it make you plan your whole life around it?!
I think we all know the answer for that. No,
no, a million times no.
Most likely, depriving yourself of the foods you love or having such a restrictive way of thinking, will almost always guarantee that you will binge, sooner or later. And that binge can snowball into even more overeating throughout time. The truth is that that negative relationship with food will lead to eating disorders in most cases - and please be aware that even if they do not fit exactly the specific criteria found in the medical books (or the what doctor google gives you 🤔) you may still have an eating disorder or disordered eating.
Allowing yourself to have some daily treats won’t ruin any goal that you may have and it’s definitely good for your mental health. Because, honestly, who doesn’t like to enjoy Sunday’s overloading and instaworthy brunches? Or even to be in bed on a Sunday night watching Netflix and eating icecream out of a sneaky tub? ✌️
Who says YES to dessert here? Happy Sunday ☀️
Fueling up for the trip to see dad.
That may look like a lot of food but I ordered the Tri-athlete breakfast. Egg white omelet with vegetables, pico de gallo, multi grain dry toast with homemade preserves and a fruit cup all at a whopping 550 calories. I threw in some Million Dollar Bacon at 330 calories cause I could. 😁. And of course, coffee with pumpkin spice creamer. First Watch has some great healthy options that don’t feel like deprivation. #eatwellbewellrepeat #cheatmealtime #breakfastofinstagram
Favourite for #fridate
☺️ ofcourse we finished the tom yum before I could reach for my phone lol #thaifood
Happy breakfast gaess😆😆😆..!!
.Gaes.. gaes... tau ga kalo sarapan bisa ngebantu kamukamu yang lg diet? Yakkk... karna sarapan ngebantu kamu ngurangin rasa lapar sepanjang hari, jadi asupan kalori ga bakal sebanyak klo kamu ga sarapan. sarapan juga bantu menghindarkan kamu makan terlalu banyak di malam hari. Konsumsi sarapan di perut kosong pada pagi hari dapat membantu memaksimalkan proses metabolisme yang melemah setelah puasa(tidur malam) selama berjam jam, sehingga pembakaran lemak akan lebih baik. Selain itu sarapan ngebantu kita jd lebih fokus, karna saat bangun pagi, tubuh kita banyak kehilangan glukosa, dimana glukosa adalah satu satunya bahan bakar bagi otak. Dengan sarapan, berarti kita mengisi kembali bahan bakar untuk otak kita sehingga kita lbh mudah fokus..
. Itu td gaes bbrpa manfaat sarapan yg saya pelajari dr berbagai sumber(yg kredible). Dan tntunya msh banyak lg manfaat sarapan yg lain buat tbuh kita. So jgn lewatkan sarapan ya gaess😃😃 happy breakfast..!! #instaphoto #instafood #breakfast #breakfastoftheday #breakfastofinstagram #indonesianbreakfast #indonesianfood #brrakfastfood #breakfasttime #nasigoreng #nasigorengpete #friedrice #petefriedrice
Good Morning. How are you today? It’s the weekend!
How do you want to feel today?
This week has been quite chaotic and even though I am SO READY for the weekend, I’ve been asking myself this every day.
Why? Because it is important to start the day with an intention of feeling.
Setting up a good positive mood right in the morning makes you take control of your day, change your life and flip it upside down if you have to. Instead of fussing, complaining and being negative about how your life is, how tired you are, how many problems you have… a shift in perspective makes a world of a difference ☀️
Remember, you did not choose situation, but you have the strength to start getting yourself in the right direction! Success in life is all about confidence. How many amazing opportunities passed by because you were too afraid to try?
The way I see it, we have the opportunity to take a chance, everyday, with everything we do. Because what's the worst thing that could happen, really?
I couldn’t have asked for a better Friday. Thank you so much John and @shakenbakecafe
team for being so amazing and for today’s brunch! I believe that hard work and honesty should be recognised and this place speaks for itself ❤️ if you haven’t been there, you’re missing out on great food, great vibes and basically... a jolly good time ✌️
Who’s ready for the weekend and to get some amazing brunch like this? 👆😍🎉
Miss Siam Thai Fried Rice. So satisfying! Lunch, yum!
Toasting four different ways ,a little bit of everything!
1. almond butter topped with chocolate grain-free granola + seeds
2. Avocado topped with organic strawberries + honey drizzle
3. almond dairy-free cream cheese topped with organic blueberries + honey drizzle
4. Crispy pasture raised fried egg made with ghee oil + red pepper flakes on gluten-free toast
Do you have a favorite, if so which one would you pick?
#breakfastofinstagram #healthyliving #healthyrecipes #healthyeating #Tastyfix #foodiegram #Hawwsips
Ginger Chicken Rice. Lunch.
Did you say fried chicken ?
The best korean fried chicken only at your local cafe. 📸 @lngs
An appreciation post for the tastiest fried chicken burger 🍔 ~
📍: Collective Espresso
🍔: Fried Chicken Burger
If you never have a bad day, you're probably doing something wrong; if you never have a good day, you're DEFINITELY doing something wrong.
I hope everyone’s ready to kick some ass this week 👊 I’m already at the hospital for my first day and oh boy, I’m scared. I’ll be starting an internship at one of the most respected hospitals in Victoria. That basically means I’ll have to give my very best and push myself to do what every senior doctor wants me to, without getting any money still. They want me to show how much I am worth.
Being put on the spotlight is not easy, we all know that, and because of that I’ve decided to force myself to have 2 dedicated self care days during the weekend and I’m so proud that I didn’t self sabotage myself and that I sticked to them.
It is time to shine 🌟 happy Monday crazy world 🌎
Isn’t the cutest almond latte you’ve ever seen? 🙌
I’m an extrovert. I’m all about taking risks. Taking that extra step that potentially can make me uncomfortable and be the worse decision I’ve done. Challenging myself. Trying new things. Different things. Crazy things ✌️
But the truth is that having a bowel condition and still wanting to do all that sometimes isn’t easy. I know many of you don’t eat certain things mainly because you’re afraid of 1-what effect they may have on you (like gas, bloating, 💩) or 2-you see those foods as not part of your diet and as ‘indulging’.
Not focusing on number 1 because obviously if something is clearly bad for you (and I mean clearly and not just in your mind or because it’s the last fad diet), you should avoid it. People, food is food. There aren’t good or bad foods.
Eat the food you enjoy. If that means eating the same everyday just because you enjoy that, do it (as long as you are covering you micro and macronutrients and it’s not because of some hidden ‘fears’). If you like to try different things and make every day exciting, go for it!
There is no reason to stick to a diet you don’t enjoy 🙌 And, porque no los dos? ✌️
One sentence and my personal opinion for the pals that only read the first & last sentence: life is too short and there are way too many good cafes waiting for you to visit ✌️☀️ happy Sunday y’all!