Angie’s YouTube Channel Wins Award

Angie’s YouTube Channel Wins Award


So excited to announce that my YouTube channel has been named among the top 50 Narcissistic Abuse Recovery blogs by Feedspot!
See the announcement here.

According to the site:
The Best Narcissist blogs from thousands of top Narcissist blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria.

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts.
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review

Discover. Understand. Overcome. It’s how smart people change their lives! Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more.

Top 7 Ways to Defeat Belly Bloat

Top 7 Ways to Defeat Belly Bloat

Belly bloat isn’t easy to beat. You try to diet, exercise, and wear different clothes. You try supplements, pills, and shakes. Yet, the bloat won’t disappear.

Fortunately, it’s possible to get rid of the large midsection that bothers you!

Before you give up and resign to living with a large stomach, try these ideas to defeat belly bloat:

1. Avoid chewing gum. Chewing gum forces you to swallow air. The excess air ends up in your stomach and can make bloating worse.

2. Reduce carbohydrates in the evening. Research shows that eating too many carbohydrates in the evening can make belly bloat worse in the morning.

  • Feel free to eat carbohydrates during the day. However, if it’s close to your bedtime, avoid covering your plate with them. Your body needs time to digest them, and it’s easier to do this if you’re active during the day instead of in bed.

3. Stop your soda habit. Soda pop and all carbonated beverages can make your stomach bigger. Instead, drink water, juice, or herbal teas.

4. Add more potassium to your diet. Potassium in food can help reduce belly bloat. You’ll get more potassium if you eat bananas, tomatoes, cantaloupe, spinach, and other produce. Nuts also contain high levels of potassium.

  •  The reason why potassium works to fight bloating is because it controls fluid intake in your body and cells. By eating more of these foods, you’ll have better fluid control on a cellular level.

5. Avoid fake sugars. You may think you’re helping your diet by eating artificial sugars. However, you’re actually making your bloating worse.

  •  Artificial sugars are hard for your body to digest. They can often lead to unnecessary and annoying bloating. In addition, in large amounts, fake sugars can lead to cramping and stomach aches.
  • To avoid artificial sugars, read package labels carefully. Artificial sugars can be in candy, cookies, baked goods, and other items. If the label has “sugar-free, “low calorie,” or similar wording, that food is likely to have artificial sugar in it.

6. Add more probiotics. Whether you turn to more yogurt or kimchi, filling your diet with more probiotics will help you get rid of belly bloat.

  •  Probiotics can greatly benefit your digestive system. They can help you balance the good and bad bacteria in your gut. They’re an important part of defeating bloating too.
  • You can find probiotics in yogurt, fermented dairy products, kimchi, sauerkraut, and other foods. The key is to find some probiotic foods that you love and will enjoy eating every day, or at least several times a week.

7. Drink tea. Instead of drinking juices or coffee, you may want to switch to tea. For best results, pick natural herbal teas without GMO ingredients. Focus on organic ingredients. Green tea and peppermint tea may help you with belly bloating.

Belly bloat doesn’t have to be a permanent part of your body. Use these strategies and win your battle with bloat.

EAT! Discover What Happens to Your Brain If You Don’t Eat Enough

EAT! Discover What Happens to Your Brain If You Don’t Eat Enough

You may be worried about eating too much, but are you also concerned about not eating enough, Drastically cutting your calories and going on a fad diet can hurt your body and brain. You may be starving your brain of essential nutrients if you don’t eat enough food.

Your brain needs a healthy diet just like the rest of your body. The cells in your brain need the nourishment that comes from food. Food provides your body with carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. It also offers nutrients such as minerals and vitamins that promote brain health.

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A healthy diet is important for a strong brain.

Your brain benefits from nutrients such as folic acid, omega-3, and others found in food. Your brain needs these minerals and vitamins to function properly.

Find out what happens in your brain if you don’t eat enough to provide the nutrients it requires:

1. Shrinking of the brain. When your diet lacks enough nutrients because you’re starving or participating in a fad diet, your brain can shrink.

  • * If you don’t get enough B vitamins, your brain can atrophy.
  • * In addition, if you don’t get enough amino acids by eating protein or omega-3s from fats, then it can shrink.

2. Concentration and memory issues. Without the proper amount of nutrients, your brain can’t focus.

  • * You may have difficulty concentrating on simple tasks. Math or tasks that are more complex may become impossible.
  • * You need B vitamins, folic acid, omega-3, vitamin C, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin D, and other nutrients to concentrate effectively. Without them, your brain simply can’t function the way it was designed.

3. Brain damage. If you starve or don’t get enough food for long periods of time, brain damage can be the result. This brain damage may or may not be reversible.

4. Craving food. When you don’t eat enough, you start to crave food. You can’t stop thinking about it or shut off your brain.

  • * Your ability to make healthy food choices decreases. Since your brain thinks you’re starving, you’ll eat anything you find. You won’t be able to avoid temptations or stop eating junk food.
  • * Research shows that you’re more likely to eat carbohydrates and sweets to try to refuel.
  • * The constant cravings for food distract you. They can distract you to the point that you can’t work or study. You may even be in danger as you try to drive or walk since you can’t pay attention to your surroundings.

You may be worried about losing weight, fitting into your old jeans, or looking great in a swimsuit. These things motivate you to reduce your calories and food intake. However, fad diets and desperate attempts to lose weight can leave your brain without the proper nutrients. This is a dangerous and risky practice that can have long-term consequences.

Avoid skipping entire meals for days or weeks at a time. This type of unhealthy practice throws your entire body into starvation mode and hurts your brain, too.

You can avoid overeating without sacrificing important nutrients. You can reduce calories in a healthy way while ensuring you’re getting enough for your height and age. It may take some extra research when considering a diet, but your brain’s health is certainly worth it.

Review: 5 Hour Energy – Extra Strength

Review: 5 Hour Energy – Extra Strength

What ever did I do with my life before these 5 Hour Energy – Extra Strength came out!  These little bottles of goodness are packed full of that stuff you need to keep on going throughout the day.  

When I am super tired this is my go to drink.  Not coffee.  Not soda.  5 Hour Energy – Extra Strength. Seriously!

I have only tried the Berry flavor, if they make extra strength in any other flavors I have yet to come across them.  I am sure through amazon you can find every type and flavor of 5 Hour Energy there is on the market.  

The best part about these little 1.93 ounce (57 mil) bottles, besides the fact that I am no longer tired or worn down, is that they are only 4 calories and sugar free.  That means I can drink these whenever I want without having to think twice about my diet.

On the back label of the 5 Hour Energy – Extra Strength bottle there is a recommended usage of maximum 2 bottles per day consumed several hours apart.  So if you are terribly run down and just having a hard time getting your day started then drinking 2 of these at once is not advised and could even be dangerous.  Make sure to read the directions and follow the warning label.  

I buy these in 6 pack boxes and keep them handy around the house for a quick pick me up.  I am never without my 5 Hour energy – Extra Strength close by.  

 

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day: Inexpensive but Thoughtful Gifts You Can Get (Without Leaving the House!)

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day: Inexpensive but Thoughtful Gifts You Can Get (Without Leaving the House!)

If you’re anything like me, you like to do things at the last minute – and if you’re buying a gift for your mom this year, this may be one of those things you sorta…waited to do. That’s why I figured I’d throw together this quick list of last-minute gift ideas for Mother’s day – these are gifts you can order from home and receive in time for Sunday’s Mother’s day celebrations! Or, have them shipped if you can’t or won’t see your mother. 

In no particular order, here are some of my favorites!

Sweet Gifts for Mom

 

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving!

Why not get mom something that will keep giving to her all year long? Try the Find Subscription Boxes Subscription Box App – or just get one of these awesome subscription box services for her!

Does your mom love:

Still not sure? Why not just get her a good old Amazon eGift Card? That’ll ensure that she can get whatever she wants or needs! If she loves it, you can always get her a Amazon.com Gift Card Balance Reload next year. Feel too impersonal? Get her the Amazon.com Gift Card in a Floral Box for Mother’s Day (Classic White Card Design)

If she isn’t sure what to get with her gift card, maybe she wants to try some of these before she buys. So remind her she can also:

Your turn: What are you getting YOUR mom for mother’s day? Tell me in the comments!

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