OHH YEAH


Jasmine Elnadeem

Jasmine Elnadeem

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OHH YEAH, the yellow block lettered  standing out there screaming loud on my Zara denim.

I don’t usually talk about my clothes even if I love fashion so much but sometimes one item of clothing can stand out and express many things in few words. They are MOM jeans, which gives that ’70s ~ ’80s vibes, and fit so nicely on me.

Because I love loud music, and oh yes loud music kills a cocktail hour.

I was shy when I was very young, but by time I taught myself how to stand strong and no matter who I’m with, or what they are saying, I stood confident.

Shyness means insecurity, even if it’s only a small bit.

Working as a journalist then in marketing for over 15 years taught me that If you’re shy and don’t talk too much, people won’t remember anything about you. So If you want people to remember you, express yourself, share your emotions and opinions loudly. And don’t be afraid to say what people don’t want to hear.

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“I AM OK” is what I say most of the time, it sums up my every day response when someone asks, “How are you?”

I say “I AM OK” even if sometimes I’m not. That’s why I always say that a smile doesn’t mean I’m okay, a smile means I’m trying to be ok.

People think because I look small, it means I don’t eat much, but the sparkling patches (burger, ice cream, a shake) on my jeans are so much me.

Jasmine Elnadeem

Jasmine Elnadeem

Jasmine Elnadeem

Last but not least, the block lettered “WORK IT”, because if you want to know what is round the corner, you need to follow your free spirit and find out.

Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to.

If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.

Let your true self shine through. BECAUSE YOU ARE UNIQUE.

MUCH LOVE!!

DEJA VU


Jasmine Elnadeem

Moving to a new country, trying to fit in as much as possible isn’t an easy task.

I won’t hide that lately I have been feeling emotionally overwhelmed. I know that I don’t show that and I usually smile at people’s faces but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel very tired. Too much to handle at one time.

I actually for the first time not being able to predict my own emotional state. Many want too much from me, too much of the time.

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Yes everyone has triggers that make them more vulnerable to react to them, and unfortunately someone just pushed those triggers and made me remember an earlier trauma from a previous experience in my life.

But they say that flat tires are simply our opportunity to pull over and stop, to face our problems and to reevaluate the road we’re on.

So from now on, I won’t distract myself, but rather reframe my thoughts to manage my emotions.

Now I wrote about them, tomorrow I will talk with safe people and maybe one day I will learn how to cry them out when alone!

How to stop emotional eating and hunger!!


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Does stress, anger, or sadness drive you to eat or not to eat at all?

In my case stress usually drives me to stop eating and I lose appetite. As I have been sick, feeling helpless in bed for some days now, can’t move or walk and of course I can’t go to the gym, what made me feel stressed, sad and depressed.

Whether you feel angry, sad, bored or even excited, food can act as a buffer against these emotions.

We don’t always eat simply to satisfy hunger. We also turn to food for comfort, stress relief, or as a reward.

Unfortunately, emotional eating or hunger doesn’t fix emotional problems. It usually makes you feel worse. Afterward, not only does the original emotional issue remain, but you also feel guilty for overeating or you feel sick for not eating at all. 

Learning to recognise your emotional eating triggers is the first step to breaking free from food cravings and compulsive overeating, and changing the habits that have sabotaged your diets in the past.

Since I started my food program and training with David Seisay, I tried to learn how to stop my emotions from driving me to crave food or to not eat at all.

Yes at the moment I can’t walk, stand up for long or go to the gym but I’m trying as much as I can to eat healthy at home.

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So where do you start if you want to stop eating emotionally? 

The first step is awareness, recognising that you do eat or not emotionally and WHY!! Each time you reach for foods ask yourself, “Am I really hungry or am I just responding to something else that is happening?”  

If you are eating or not as a response to anger and/or stress, some of these activities will help you calm down and deal with the issue at hand, instead of covering it up with food. 

  • Try to remove yourself from the stressful situation. If you’ve had an altercation with a friend or family member, take some time away from each other to calm down and get your thoughts together,
  • Take some deep breaths. Deep breathing has been shown to reduce blood pressure and promote feelings of calmness,

  • Exercise also helps to get the negative energy out, it’s a known stress buster and you may even find that it helps you deal with anger, 

    Go for a short walk outside, or push around some heavy weights at the gym,

  • Listen to music. Make a special CD or playlist that you can turn to when you need it. Stay away from dramatic music when you feel down and replace them with cheerful ones which move your body,

  • Be organized, If mornings are so busy that you’re barely able to get out the door on time, put some time-management skills into practice so that you don’t have to rush or feel stressed each morning. Try to organize your life and prioritize yourself,

  • Play with your cat/dog, that sometimes help me to cuddle and be cuddled by my two amazing cats.

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Sadness and Loneliness These two emotions often go hand in hand. So SMILE and let everyone know that today, you’re a lot stronger than you were yesterday 🙂