LRS 028: Removing Stress Once and For All 111

Removing Stress - The Let's Reach Success Podcast - Episode 28

Today’s topic is stress, a common struggle we share.

I’ll talk about ways to reduce it so that you can simplify your life, get back your peace of mind, and be more productive and happier as a result.

I’ll try to look at stress as something outside of us, which can be eliminated pretty easy using a minimalist approach.

Sometimes, all it takes it looking at things from a different point of view, getting to the cause and trying to analyze why we do what we do.

In today’s episode of The Let’s Reach Success Podcast I’ll also share some natural stress relievers, and leave you with tips on what to do today to deal with the stress.

Show Notes:

  • Why stress is actually an illusion and how it’s us who bring it in our days [0:56]
  • How we complicate our life [2:22]
  • A simple reason why we’re so stressed [4:03]
  • Removing stress by getting rid of belongings [5:00]
  • What wanting more leads to [6:22]
  • How to start doing one thing at a time and live more slowly [7:17]
  • The benefits of sauna [10:40]
  • 1 things to add to your menu to remove stress [11:30]
  • More ways to reduce stress naturally [12:15]

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Action Steps:

  1. Try to analyze the ways in which you complicate your life. Are you doing too many unnecessary things daily? Are you talking more than you need to and thus complicating communication?
    Make a list of anything that can be reduced and eliminated from your life, as it’s exactly what brings you extra worries and stress.
  2. Let go of past and future and come back to the present moment. Be mindful of what’s around you right now.
  3. Get rid of excess belongings.
  4. Focus on what you have.
  5. Stop multitasking, start removing stress by doing one thing at a time.
  6. Also live life this way by going slowly, doing things you enjoy and being positive.
  7. Start going to the sauna.
  8. Drink carrot juice in the morning.
  9. Meditate daily for a few minutes.
  10. Begin drinking kefir and green tea daily.

You Might Also Like:

Principles of Minimalism and Simplicity
Benefits of Living a Minimalist Lifestyle
Choose Less to Have More
Find Joy in Everything You Do
Main Causes of Stress

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Facts on Saturated Fat and How it Affects Women’s Health 12

Facts on Saturated Fat and How it Affects Women's Health

If you’re confused about what food are good for you today, but bad for you tomorrow, you’re not alone.

Take fat, for example. One day, all fats are bad. Then we’re told we need healthy fats. Another day, the perception of what’s considered ‘healthy’ fat is under scrutiny. Here’s the skinny on saturated fat.

The Truth About Saturated Fat

Just a few decades ago, fat was the enemy, especially saturated fat as found in butter and other animal-based food products. They’re the kind of fats that solidify at room temperature, which is due to their atomic makeup; the carbon cells are completely covered, or saturated, by the hydrogen cells.

Foods that contain saturated fats include:

– Red meat
– Eggs
– Cheese and other dairy products
– Poultry
– Pork
– Palm and coconut oil

Saturated fat was thought to cause high cholesterol and ailments like heart disease. However, new research has shown that a diet that includes saturated fat and reduces carbohydrates actually has the opposite effect, especially in women over the age of 50. This has led to the rise of low carb and paleo diets.

The benefits of saturated fat has been studied by researchers, dietitians and journalists like Nina Teicholz, whose book, The Big Fat Surprise, summarizes nine years of research on the subject of saturated fat and women’s health.

The conclusions reached by many who’ve viewed the data are that there is no conclusive evidence that saturated fat causes heart disease or obesity when eaten as part of a balanced diet. In fact, over the period between the first recommendations by the American Heart Association demonizing fat in 1961 and now, heart disease, obesity and related conditions have increased.

How Did Saturated Fat Become the Enemy?

The big turning point came after the release of the so-called “Seven Countries” study conducted by Ancel Keys. This research – and false conclusions – looked at diets around the world. Keys determined that the seven countries with the highest rate of heart disease also consumed the highest amounts of saturated fat.

What the study overlooked, and what turned out to be the real cause of adverse health effects, was that people in these countries also ate the highest amounts of processed carbohydrates and sugar. The problem was that Keys went in with a hypothesis about the correlation between fat consumption and heart disease, and rejected any findings that didn’t support his theories.

What’s it All Mean?

We’re not suggesting that fat doesn’t raise cholesterol, which is a contributing factor in heart disease. However, certain kinds of cholesterol are beneficial, even necessary, to good health.

Adding modest amounts of saturated fat and reducing sugar and refined carbohydrate consumption increases the HDL (good) cholesterol and lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol. The trick is to choose the right kinds of saturated fats, not deprivation.

Food With Beneficial Saturated Fat

The right levels of saturated fat in your diet allows you to enjoy eating again. Food tastes better and is more filling, which means less temptation to binge and less over-eating. Choose saturated fat from healthier foods like coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, and grass-fed beef over grain-fed.

If you’ve been depriving yourself and avoiding ‘real’ foods like red meat, cheese and butter, this is good news. The best diet for anyone is one that uses moderation without necessarily excluding entire food groups.