Switching it up today and giving you a few things that are pretty weird, but can be helpful as well. Let me know if you have any weird tips, because I love learning things like this.

"Boil" eggs in the oven

Eggs are a great addition to salads or even as a quick meal. But did you know there are some people in the world that mess up boiled eggs almost every time? Me being one of them. This way never fails.

Put your eggs in a muffin pan, bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Done.

Help with balance

If you are doing stretches, yoga, single leg deadlifts, etc... you might have some trouble balancing. There are certain, normal things you can do. Staring at something that doesn't move to give you a steady reference point and keeping your ab muscles braced are helpful.. But give this a try.

Pull down on your ear lobe. Use the ear lobe on that is on the same side as the leg you are trying to balance on. Sounds silly, looks silly, but it works.

Stop the sweating

You know that "I've already showered, got dressed but I can't stop sweating" feeling? It's not so great. Try running cold water on the inside of your wrists. Because of the high concentration of blood vessels in that area, it can help cool your entire body.

tree-cant-pass-salt Slow down your eating

Fast eaters tend to eat a lot more food than slow eaters because they eat faster than their brain can tell them the stomach is full. One of the tips I learned from an Emotional Eating seminar we hosted awhile back, was to chew your food 50 times. That really does help slow you down. My record is 38 chews it is harder than you think.

Something I learned from being in a cast for 6 months is to eat with your weak hand. My right arm was in a cast (I'm right handed) so eating with my left hand was very inefficient and slowed me down a lot.

Green apple

Getting claustrophobic?

I'm slightly claustrophobic. I'm not sure I could ever ride in a smart car. But if I did, I would make sure to bring a green apple.The Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation of Chicago found that smelling a green apple can help soothe feelings of claustrophobia.


Use the express elevator

You didn't hear this one from me if you get in trouble. But next time you're in a rush you can try this and see if the elevator is programmed this way. If are in a hurry you can make the elevator go to your floor first without waiting on all the other floors. Push and hold your floor number while also holding down the close door button. Keep them both held down until the elevator starts moving.

This one can upset and confuse other people that are riding on the elevator with you. Use at your own risk.