Weight Loss

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Stress….

Weight Loss….

The next word I am going to give you is Cortisol!

If you are not familiar with Cortisol, it’s the hormone that is responsible for your hunger, digestion, sleep/wake patterns, blood pressure, physical activity and your ability to deal with stress.

Cortisol is the main stress hormone when your body goes into sympathetic mode, otherwise known as “fight or flight”.

Cortisol production is managed by the adrenal glands.

Adrenal Fatigue is a real and happens because we humans are running around like “stress cases” from one thing to the next and not taking care.

So, if you are constantly stressed, cortisol is constantly being produced and leads to things like your body storing FAT, depression, sugar cravings and even food addictions!

YIKES!!!

What helps?

Diet, Lifestyle, Stress Management, Supplementation, Exercise…

And right about now, you might be saying this….

“I eat right, I run, and I am still not loosing weight.”

I am going to let you in on a tip…running actually raises cortisol!

Interested in knowing more details about how to loose weight and reach your goals?

Want to feel at home in your body?

I am available for individualized diet, lifestyle and stress management consulting.

Send me an email today cameron@thetravellingyogini.com to schedule your free 20 minute consultation with me.

Here’s to being at home in your body,

Cameron

 

Alcohol and Goals of Weight-Loss…

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Today’s topic is one that offers contemplation.

My first question is this….

If your goal is weight loss, would you be willing to replace alcohol with something else_____ fill in the blank?

This is what we know about alcohol consumption:

Alcohol has this crazy effect on your fat regulating hormones (estrogen) and your will power to eat sweet and salty foods!

It most definitely increases your appetite, lowers your fat metabolism and testosterone levels for up to 24 hours, blocks the production of an energy building molecule called Acetyl-Co-A (think energy depletion affects metabolism hence, fat loss), cortisol levels rise (which increases the breakdown of testosterone which by the way the more testosterone you have the more your body burns FAT), and your liver and kidneys get worked to deal with processing and filtering the alcohol through your system.

I am sharing this today because maybe you are struggling with weight loss and replacing alcohol is something that you can do or better yet have been wanting to replace to help you achieve a goal such as weight loss.

If you or someone you know is interested in regaining and maintaining their vitality through diet, lifestyle and stress reduction consultations, my practice offers a unique and individualized approach to helping you achieve your desired goals in Health.

The question is…

What would it feel like to be at home in your body?

Email me cameron@thetravellingyogini.com today for a free 20 minute consultation that is part of my 7 and 12 week wellness packages.

Here’s to being home,

Cameron

 

 

Summer Soothing Spray

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My favorite time of year.

Where the air is humid and things are moist.

The sun and I have a respectful relationship.

First off, I am a Heliophilia.

This means a desire to stay in the sun.  A lover of sunlight….

With this mountain living I have been doing I am searching for ways to nourish my skin when I go to the beach.

This past ten days I have been in mosquito and sun land.

Here’s a new recipe for sun and bugs inspired by Bauman College.

You are going to love it!

Get spritzing,

Cameron

Recipe:

*1/2 cup of spring water

*2 tbsp. of pure aloe vera gel (fresh from your garden is best)

*10 drops of organic tea tree essential oil

*10 drops of organic peppermint essential oil

*topical vitamin E oil

*5 drops of lavender essential oil

You will find that the peppermint will soothe the skin while the tea tree oil will help with itching.  Aloe is essential for moisture and helps with any pain you might have if you are burned!  Vitamin E is the best for healing any bites from the buggies and is full of antioxidants so all those free radicals and environmental damage that the sun can cause by boosting your collagen and preventing wrinkles!  Magic.

Mix it up and put it in a spray bottle and use it daily (multiple times is great!)  I love it as a facial toner to spritz a few times a day.  Let me know how you are enjoying yours.

 

Smoothie Heaven

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It’s that time of year where all I want is fruit!

Today’s blog is one of my new favorite recipes for a smoothie.

Smoothly yours,

Cameron

Wild Blueberry Blast

Smoothie

Wild Blueberries are nutritional

superstars! They are packed with

fiber, vitamins, and minerals and have

twice the antioxidants of cultivated

blueberries.

Wild Blueberries, available year-round in

your supermarket freezer section.

Ingredients

3/4 cup 100% Organic Orange Juice

3/4 cup Frozen Wild Blueberries (freshly picked when in season)

1/2 cup Whole Greek-style yogurt (can substitute non-dairy like coconut milk or goat)

1/2 cup Frozen Pineapple Chunks

*1 teaspoon Chia Seeds (my favorite super food full of omega-3′s, protein and fiber)

Directions

1. Place the Orange Juice, frozen Wild

Blueberries, Yogurt, Pineapple, and

Chia Seeds in a blender and blend until

smooth.

2. Pour into glass and

garnish with your choice of optional toppings.

 

Optional Toppings

Frozen Wild Blueberries, Pineapple,

Strawberries, Granola, Fresh Mint

 

Best Summer Beverage

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Today’s post is my Favorite Summer Beverage!

Looking for something refreshing to drink that will not only hydrate you but tastes delicious? This is the drink for you.  There is nothing more refreshing then lemon, cucumber and mint water!

Ingredients:

12 cups of filtered water

1 medium organic cucumber

2-3 small organic lemons

10-12 organic mint leaves

Directions:

Wash lemons and cucumbers; slice thinly. Add lemons, cucumber, and mint to pitcher. Cover with water and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Here’s to staying hydrated,

Cameron

 

Cameron Gunter Stein, Nutrition Consultant

Today I am writing to share a client testimonial…

Here is what Fran has to say about working with me.  Please take a moment to think about your health and how you feel!  It is so easy to just put your SELF to the side and take care of all the other things…

I am available for diet, lifestyle and stress management consulting.  If this testimonial speaks to you, share it.  I am truly proud of this client and what she has done to take charge of her HEALTH.

Spread the word,

Cameron

“I am a 67 year old female who has been interested in nutrition and health since I was 20 years old.  During my early adulthood, I was plagued with digestive issues!  I began researching, reading and investigating. The body is a wonderful machine and I had the feeling that you could heal your body through nutrition. This started my journey!
I have experienced the help of several nutritionists, doctors, and coaches. Each time it brought me closer to discovering my uniqueness.
I began working with Cameron in January 2016. I was ready for solutions to my digestive issues: bloating, gas, and chronic, unexpected, uncontrollable diarrhea.
My personality is so focus and determined,  that when Cameron told me the protocol, I never questioned her guidance. Our weekly FaceTime check ins and email communications kept me on track. I always got a hand out of my goals and progress, reading information and websites, and links to nutritional supplementation.
I have been on the Paleo Autoimmune Program for four months! I have not had any digestive issues and as a byproduct of this program, I have lost a few pounds. I feel great and have stopped taking NSAIDS and no longer drink alcohol! I now take time for me. I am involved in Pilates and meditation. I even started gardening again. I make better choices for food and my life as a whole.
I finally get it! We have a beautiful machine for a body. It is important that we nourish our bodies through whole foods and we can take nutritional supplements if we have a chronic condition.
I know that I have lived over half of my life by now. It is important that the last chapter be the best it can be.
Thank you Cameron for helping me find my way!”
With Gratitude,
Fran

Alkaline State of Mind

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My goal with Nutrition Consulting is to share ways to be your best self!

The word Alkaline means so much to me…

I am in love with water!

Water to me represents life and at night my new favorite thing to do before bed is to watch Nature Shows that involve water environment.  If you are a “Netflixer” check out Wildest Islands for some visual relaxation.

I am so busy reading these days that reading at night has not become a way for me to unwind and watching drama or reality tv show before bed does not promote an Alkaline State of Mind for me.  Last nights episode was the Dreamy Caribbean….and it ended with my husband knowing I had finally checked out and a kiss and off the light went.

Also, if you know me…I am a lover of being in the water surfing, swimming, playing, having my baby, and living on the water.

So, today I want to share with you my best tips of creating an Alkaline State of Mind.

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1. Waking up in the am and drinking a smoothie: Nothing to me is better than having this in the morning.  Each morning Sophie and I go to the Vitamix and make our Smoothie.  It’s loaded with berries…I love the Whole Foods Big Bags of Blueberries and Strawberries.  I feel this is the quick and easy way to get your berries in for the day.  I add 2 cups of berries (loaded with antioxidants), 2 tablespoons of a power mix (chia (for EFA’S), maca (for energy), and cacao (for magnesium, antioxidants and mood booster), next is the greens powder (wheat grass, barley, kelp, chlorella and spirulina are my favorite alkalizers in this mix)(greens are the best way to alkalize the body especially first thing in the am when you wake up your body is the most acidic-so starting off with this drink in the am is key to getting your body well on its way to alkalinity!)  Just think this drink can shift your bodies ph to and 8 on the ph scale.

2. Using Natural Care Body Products is my next favorite way…I would also throw in my shower filter as part of this process.  Having a shower filter is crucial to filtering out the nasty chlorine that the city pumps into my house.  The skin care routine is using Eminence Products (I like the Age Corrective Line) www.eminencestore.com Commercial skin care products are made with chemicals that have a massive toxic load to the body and make you acidic.

3. Drinking Water is the best choice for becoming more ALKALINE.  Drink quality water such as purified water or even better, fresh spring water (tap water usually has fluoride in it and is very toxic to the body, which your dentist may not tell you.)  If you only chose one of these 3 tips, choose this one!

Alkalinely yours,

Cameron

Winter Love

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Winter’s for me in Asheville are a labor of love.

There is nothing quite like the dump of a good snow and strapping on those snow shoes for an incredible date with my husband out in nature.

Today, I want to share with you 3 of my favorite winter love tips.

1. Oiling my body daily-This ritual is fantastic and I enjoy placing my space heater in my bathroom after I get out of the shower for the sauna effect.  My favorite lube is Coconut Oil.  I apply it liberally to my head, body and face/feet.  I then wrap up in my comfy robe and let it soak in.  Coconut oil not only moisturizes my body but is helping with my short hair frizz!  Remember to buy organic, unrefined and fair trade:)  Spectrum makes a great one that is Lavender and Vanilla scent.

2.  Bone Broth-I am just in love with Bone Broth and I even have my dog on it (both he and I suffer from Digestive Issues)!  Bone Broth is rich in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine, and proline. The collagen in Bone Broth will heal your gut lining and reduce intestinal inflammation.  So, the next time you are making soup this winter opt for Bone Broth as your stock.  You can homemake it or just buy it in the store.  Pacifica makes a great Bone Broth.

3.  Patagonia Capilene Base Layer Hoodie-I have been living in this shirt since I bought it.  I highly recommend it.  Besides Patagonia being a great company to support, this shirt is worth every dollar.  I wear it under all my clothes and I am enjoying staying warm this winter. www.patagonia.com

For the love of winter,

Cameron

 

Fall and Fresh

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It’s been a while since I have updated in a blog.  You know how life gets…I have chosen to focus on other things.

Like finally fishing school…which has been a wonderful challenge.

Along with being a Momma, wife, friend, surfer, traveler, business owner I have decided to finish my Holistic Nutrition Degree.

It has been an amazing 8 months of passion and self discovery.

If you  know me personally, you know how I love the ocean and living in the mountains has been a challenge for me.

So, to conquer this challenge I started fresh this fall.

This photo is a shaved selfie.  My hair was super long about two weeks ago and then after my run (which if you also know me you know I only run when I am being chased…however being away from the ocean, I have taken up running to get my endorphin high along with swimming) I chose to shave it!

I am writing this blog tonight from my true home (Wadmalaw Island, SC) where we are currently getting great waves and my cup is full from surfing.

I write tonight to share it’s never too late to try something new and fresh.  Shed what you think you are.  As women, we are NOT our hair.

I have always wanted to shave my head and this one I have checked off the bucket list.

Also, one off the bucket list is finishing school.

Wherever you are tonight choose to be who you are and what you want to do.

This is not a dress rehearsal!

Life your life.

Stop saying tomorrow as my friend Cat says:)

Finish school, shave your head, drive the 4 hours to get the waves, start running make a choice to freshen up your life.

Supporting you,

Cameron

 

Bend and Brew Kick off 2015 season with The Lee Brothers!

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We are so pumped about our kick off event next Sunday April 19th for the Bend and Brew season 2015!

As many of you know how getting a business going takes so much work and dedication, this break is huge for us this season.

Next Sunday April 19th @10am Hi-Wire Brewery and Travelling Yogini Yoga Tours will be hosting The Lee Brothers for the filming of their TV series Southern Underground.

The filming will be of a Bend and Brew class which is 45 min of yoga and beer educational tasting.

If you have ever wondered what Bend and Brew is like, this one is for you!!!!

The class will be FREE to the public.  FREE YOGA and FREE BEER.

The Lee Brothers are fantastic and are from my roots, Charleston SC.

I am so excited to have this opportunity.

It brings me back to my mantra these days…NEVER EVER NEVER EVER GIVE UP.

Just when you are wondering where the location of Bend and Brew 2015 season is going to be this season, this happens!

So, I hope to see you there.

Get there early as this event has limited space.

See you at Hi-Wire on Sunday April 19th for something that is SOOO ASHEVILLE.

If you have any questions feel free to email me cameron@thetravellingygogini.com

In it to win it,

Cameron