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How to prevent Emotional Eating.
We all emotionally eat from time to time. Why do we do this? Most likely to take our mind off of whatever is wrong and distract ourselves with something else, food. According to  Dr. Susan Albers, when you are stressed out, your body is flooded with cortisol, a stress hormone, which makes you crave carbohydrates, sugar and fatty foods, which may be another reason why we turn to food. 
But how can you stop this? 
It is important that you recognize the times when something is wrong and you are turning to food. How can you recognize this?
Emotional hunger isn’t satisfied once you’re full. Instead you will continue to mindlessly eat to the point where you may feel sick.
Emotional hunger isn’t located in the stomach. Instead you are focused in your head. You are craving specific foods, smells, tastes, etc. You do not actually feel hungry.
Emotional hunger often leads to regret, guilt, or shame. You feel this way because you know you ate poorly and you know that food was not needed- you were not actually hungry.
Emotional hunger craves specific comfort foods. When you are truly, physically hungry - you would be willing to eat almost anything- including healthy options like fruits & veggies. However when you emotionally eat you often crave your comfort foods like sweets & other unhealthy options.  
Emotional hunger comes on suddenly, while physical hunger comes on more gradually.
How can you stop/prevent emotional eating?
Learn how to recognize physical vs. emotional eating. Catch yourself when you are about to emotionally eat and ask yourself if you are really hungry. Figure out what is wrong and causing you to turn to food.
Is it stress? Many people emotionally eat when they are stressed out with something! You need to realize emotionally eating will most likely make the stress worse- you are not actually dealing with what is wrong and you are going to make yourself feel worse by overeating.
How can you manage your stress? Figure out what you can do when you feel stressed. Instead of turning to food, call a friend, go for a walk/run, take a bath, go on tumblr, whatever relaxes you and will take your mind off of things!
Also, figure out how to deal with what is bothering you. While you can go for a walk or take a bath to take your mind off things for now and hopefully prevent yourself from overeating, that may not actually solve what is wrong. Talk to someone about what is wrong and try to figure out what you need to do to get through it! 
If you are eating out of boredom then find a new activity you can do! Take up a new hobby, make plans with friends, look for a job, or something that you would enjoy that would keep you busy more often!
Learn to deal with your emotions. Instead of turning to food when you are angry, upset, lonely, or even happy, find another outlet for your emotions! Whatever would help you personally. Write it down, as mentioned above, call someone, whatever helps YOU! 
Emotional eating can be put to an end and you will feel so much better if you learn to deal with what is stressing you out rather than turning to food! Follow these tips and do your best to work through these situations! It may be hard at first but eventually you will be able to work through stressful times with no problem at all! I know you can all do it ! And I am here if you ever need anything! 
If you have trouble with binge eating - I have a post about that here.
And if you just binged or had an off meal - I have a post about that here!
I hope this helps and my ask is always open if you need anything ! 
-Casey (toethefinishline) 
Source: helpguide

toethefinishline:

How to prevent Emotional Eating.

We all emotionally eat from time to time. Why do we do this? Most likely to take our mind off of whatever is wrong and distract ourselves with something else, food. According to  Dr. Susan Albers, when you are stressed out, your body is flooded with cortisol, a stress hormone, which makes you crave carbohydrates, sugar and fatty foods, which may be another reason why we turn to food. 

But how can you stop this? 

It is important that you recognize the times when something is wrong and you are turning to food. How can you recognize this?

  • Emotional hunger isn’t satisfied once you’re full. Instead you will continue to mindlessly eat to the point where you may feel sick.
  • Emotional hunger isn’t located in the stomach. Instead you are focused in your head. You are craving specific foods, smells, tastes, etc. You do not actually feel hungry.
  • Emotional hunger often leads to regret, guilt, or shame. You feel this way because you know you ate poorly and you know that food was not needed- you were not actually hungry.
  • Emotional hunger craves specific comfort foods. When you are truly, physically hungry - you would be willing to eat almost anything- including healthy options like fruits & veggies. However when you emotionally eat you often crave your comfort foods like sweets & other unhealthy options.  
  • Emotional hunger comes on suddenly, while physical hunger comes on more gradually.

How can you stop/prevent emotional eating?

  • Learn how to recognize physical vs. emotional eating. Catch yourself when you are about to emotionally eat and ask yourself if you are really hungry. Figure out what is wrong and causing you to turn to food.
  • Is it stress? Many people emotionally eat when they are stressed out with something! You need to realize emotionally eating will most likely make the stress worse- you are not actually dealing with what is wrong and you are going to make yourself feel worse by overeating.
  • How can you manage your stress? Figure out what you can do when you feel stressed. Instead of turning to food, call a friend, go for a walk/run, take a bath, go on tumblr, whatever relaxes you and will take your mind off of things!
  • Also, figure out how to deal with what is bothering you. While you can go for a walk or take a bath to take your mind off things for now and hopefully prevent yourself from overeating, that may not actually solve what is wrong. Talk to someone about what is wrong and try to figure out what you need to do to get through it! 
  • If you are eating out of boredom then find a new activity you can do! Take up a new hobby, make plans with friends, look for a job, or something that you would enjoy that would keep you busy more often!
  • Learn to deal with your emotions. Instead of turning to food when you are angry, upset, lonely, or even happy, find another outlet for your emotions! Whatever would help you personally. Write it down, as mentioned above, call someone, whatever helps YOU! 

Emotional eating can be put to an end and you will feel so much better if you learn to deal with what is stressing you out rather than turning to food! Follow these tips and do your best to work through these situations! It may be hard at first but eventually you will be able to work through stressful times with no problem at all! I know you can all do it ! And I am here if you ever need anything! 

If you have trouble with binge eating - I have a post about that here.

And if you just binged or had an off meal - I have a post about that here!

I hope this helps and my ask is always open if you need anything ! 

-Casey (toethefinishline

Source: helpguide

The 5 Minute Face: Makeup in a Hurry

Sometimes, there just isn’t enough time in the morning for elaborate and time consuming makeup.  When it’s one of those mornings when the alarm somehow didn’t go off, blaring all three scheduled timings of Wham!’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” or if the kids refused to turn the television off, it’s a struggle just to get dressed on time.  Don’t skip your morning routine of pampering yourself with your favorite cosmetics, instead employ your emergency backup routine: the 5 minute face.  A few years ago, this was all the rage on YouTube, and makeup bloggers and gurus took part in the challenge of a full face of makeup in 5 minutes or less.  While it’s easy to look up one of those videos to take notes, it takes practice to get the routine down just right.  Instead of spending a few hours in front of the computer and mirror to try your hand at mastering the routine, invest in a few items that will make your “5 minute face” a lot easier!

Face

Moisturize

Do not skip this step!  If you put only one thing on your face, choose moisturizer.  No matter the season, it remains one of the most important steps in makeup application.  For those who have dry skin, it helps avoid dry blotches and helps prevent your skin from “drinking up” your liquid foundation which can result in red irritated skin, amongst other issues.  For those with oily skin, it will help control the shine and break outs that can occur when oily skin is not properly cared for.  For dry skin types, try Neutrogena’s Healthy Defense with SPF.  For oily skin types, try Yes to Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturizer.

All-in-One Foundation

Leave the 5-layer routine (that is, moisturizer, primer, concealer, foundation, and powder) for days when you don’t have just 10 minutes to leave the house.   Opt for a product which cuts down a few steps without compromising on the result, such as Stila Cosmetic’s One Step Foundation.  This foundation combines primer, concealer, foundation, and powder to give you a flawless finish in just one easy step.  If you’re anything like me, your first concern would be your skin type and how this foundation will work with dry or oily skin.  Stila took it one step further as this foundation reacts to your skin’s need by hydrating and controlling oils.  It minimizes pores, uses natural mineral pigments, and for those who put this highest on their list: it diminishes the look of wrinkles and fine lines.  Best of all, it’s long wearing, fragrance free, and high definition friendly!

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Source: Free Digital Photos

Eyes

Liner & Lids

Go for a nude look with liner.  This allows for more versatile makeup to match whatever outfit you pulled out of your closet, and it also allows you to play with color on your lips.  Swiping one color on your lips in a hurry is much easier than coordinating it with a combination of shadows, and when the clock is ticking, versatility really is your friend.  Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil is easy to apply and stays put all through-out the work day, which makes it an easy choice for a go-to liner and offers 40 different colors for those adventurous types.  If you insist on a shadow over your lid, try Sephora’s Matte shadow in No. 75 Sandcastle.  It will add a warm beige tint to your lids to complement whatever shade of liner you choose.  Note: avoid shimmers.

Lashes

While products such as lash conditioners are great for when we have the time to apply several coats of different products, those “5 minute face” mornings call for something fool proof.  Maybelline’s Great Lash Lots of Lashes is a staple in almost every makeup artist’s kit, because it provides a quick and easy application with lots of pigment.  The brush is the perfect size, which ensures that every lash is coated.  It also helps separate to avoid clumps and those unsightly “spider lashes” that can occur all too easily.  Just one or two coats will give you perfect lashes in hardly any time at all.

Lips

I have been the victim of those dreaded “bleeding lines” all too often, and if your lipstick tends to run, you feel my pain.  The solution?  A lip pencil that doubles as a lipstick.  While this is surely not a new invention, NARS perfected the all in one lipstick with their Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero or Dragon Girl among 14 different shades.  It glides on easily, and does not leave your lips dry.  For those who insist on their signature tube lipsticks, don’t fret – I have something for you as well!  Skip the process of matching a liner to your choice of color.  Instead, try a liner such as Sephora’s Universal Lip Liner which goes on clear and prevents any shade of lip color to smudge or “bleed” around the outline of your lips.

While it can take a few tries to perfect, the 5 minute face is completely achievable if you use the right products.  Once you have the routine down, you can even incorporate your favorite items into the quick morning look, but who knows!  You might just get addicted to these easy go-to items in your in-a-hurry kit.