Revolution: Lighter Purses, Preventing Bloating & Emotional Eating

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Dr. Jennifer Ashton: How To Lose 10 Pounds From Your Purse

Tim Gunn showed How To Dress 10 Pounds Lighter. Now The Revolution Doctors are helping you feel 10 pounds lighter when it comes to your purse and your waistline.

Dr. Jennifer Ashton said one way for women to feel lighter instantly is reducing the clutter in their purses. The American Chiropractic Association recommends choosing a purse that weighs less than three pounds. She demonstrated a purse that weighed almost 20 pounds and explained that it can have ill effects on your muscles and posture.

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The Revolution: Drop The Big Bag

When it comes to purses bigger isn't better. Heavy handbags can cause health problems.

The Revolution: Smaller Purse Tips

Dr. Jennifer Ashton shared tips for cutting down on what you carry in your purse. Pack only the essentials you will need to get through the day. Choosing a smaller bag will help you cut down on what you keep in your purse.

Also, you can make your children responsible for carrying their own belongs. Lastly, make sure to alternate carrying your purse on each shoulder.

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The Revolution: Look & Feel 10 Pounds Lighter

Dr. Jennifer Ashton said a lot of women complain of bloating, from teenage years through adulthood. You may think that bloating comes from your stomach, but it’s actually your intestines.

Dr. Jennifer poked a hole in a balloon to demonstrate how your intestines work. The gases your body naturally produces typically escape on their own. But when you produce excess gas, or it doesn’t escape properly, this leads to bloating.

Dr. Jennifer Ashton: How To Prevent Bloating

How you eat affects your likelihood of developing bloating. Eating too quickly or talking while chewing can cause you to swallow a lot of air. Chewing more slowly can help you avoid bloating.

Avoiding foods that trigger bloating can help as well. These include Beans, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, and Bubbly Drinks. If they cause bloating for you, consider cutting back.

Over the counter anti-gas medications can be effective in moderation as well. Sometimes bloating can indicate ovarian cancer, so be sure to tell your doctor if your bloating gets worse or occurs every day.

The Revolution: Emotional Eating

Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry said that 75% of people who overeat are eating emotionally. There are three common reasons for emotional eating: Celebrating, Connecting With Family, and Eating Away Feelings.

Emotional Eating: Stop, Swap, And Drop

To combat overeating, Dr. Tiffanie says Stop, Swap, and Drop. Stop eating and check your feelings. Are you really eating because you’re hungry?

Swapping to healthier foods at celebrations or with family can help you avoid unwanted calories while still enjoying quality time with loved ones.

Drop the guilt of emotional eating and focus on making better choices next time.

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