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Coach Yourself Thinnish: “How specifically?”

Your Gain IS My Pain...contact Janice Taylor, Weight Loss SUCCESS Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian

If not NOW, when…SPECIFICALLY? … contact Janice Taylor, Weight Loss SUCCESS Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian

I often hear myself asking my clients, “How (what, where) specifically?”

As in, “What specifically do you mean?”
“How specifically are you going to achieve that goal?
“Where specifically are you going to walk those 3 miles daily?
“How specifically are you going to remember to do that one thing that will make all the difference?”

The more specific you are, the more complete your understanding and your vision of your goal.

When you hear yourself saying that you are going to …. (fill in the blank)
…. Ask yourself, “How specifically?”

And then, please do join with Our Lady of Weight Loss and Tushkateers from across the globe to discuss! Kick in the Tush Club/FB!

Spread the word–NOT the icing!
Janice

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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Sugar Addict?

"Your gain is my pain. Call me."  ~  Janice Taylor,  Weight Loss Success Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist, Positarian

“Your gain is my pain. Call me.” ~ Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Success Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist, Positarian

Sugar Addict?  Sugar addiction is no joke. For many years, researchers and doctors did not believe that you could get hooked on an innocent piece of candy or sugar-filled cookie, but now studies that scientists have been compiling over the years are pointing to addiction. Certain foods trigger the release of opiate chemicals in the brain.

While it is true that chocolate cheese cake is not in the same league as heroin, alcohol or nicotine, it appears that some brain responses may be similar. All of these addictions produce a (temporary) pleasurable response that fuels a desire for more. Can you stop at just one chocolate chip double fudge cookie supreme?  I don’t think so.

Did you know that sugar addicts tend to be depleted of key vitamins and minerals, which may weaken their immune system?  The average American consumes approximately 24 teaspoons of sugar each day. What’s your intake?  How much of an addict are you?  Do you want to get off the stuff? Confess now!

Here are a few Our Lady of Weight Loss approved suggestions to help you bust your sugar habit:

Never skip breakfast.  Those who eat breakfast are less likely to crave sugar.  Your body wants that energy boost first thing in the morning to get all your gears in motion.  If you skip your morning oatmeal, you’re likely to start craving that chocolate chip cookie come afternoon.  Low sugar breakfasts include eggs, whole-grain unsweetened cereal, fruit, and unsweetened yogurt.

Never skip any meal!  Skipping meals in general is a bad idea. Eating balanced meals at regular intervals keeps your brain and body fueled, so you don’t crave heavy starchy or sugary foods for energy.

Get enough sleep. Rest. Once again, the body starts to crave starchy and/or sugary food for energy – for fuel. When you feel the need to nap, do so.  Listen to your body.

Excessive salt can trigger sugar cravings.  Fast food restaurants and processed foods use salt to stimulate your appetite.  They want you to eat more!  Read labels. (I did a little pantry reading this morning.  I was floored. My husband had to get out the smelling salts!).  Make low-sodium choices.

Eat whole foods (not refined carbohydrates).  Refined foods a.k.a. empty calorie foods such as white bread, cookies, cake and candy, don’t satisfy your body because they lack nutrients and fiber. Try eating more fruit, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, winter squash.  They’re loaded with the good stuff.

And sorry to say – there’s no donut in the world that’s going to take away your emotional tugs, pulls and pain. Try yoga, walking, dancing, shaking it out…try talking to a friend.

I know – I know!  Sometimes it’s that simple…
but simple isn’t necessarily easy!

For more sugar-busting tips, conversations and weight loss fun, join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH Club/FB!

Spread the word–NOT the icing!
Janice

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Puzzled? Be a Foto-Food Journalist! Lose Weight!

If Not NOW...WHEN? ~ contact Janice Taylor, Weight Loss SUCCESS Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist, Positarian

If Not NOW…WHEN? ~ contact Janice Taylor, Weight Loss SUCCESS Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist, Positarian

While thumbing through old photos with Our Lady of Weight Loss at my side, I came across “Food Journal Apples,” which I snapped while sitting on a bench in front of ABC Carpets (New York City store that inspires. If you are in town put it on the top of your list.)  I’d just come from the Union Square Green Market, had loaded up on the largest apples ever and was about to eat one, when I remembered my own good advice about food journaling.

Food Journaling keeps us honest.  It helps us to keep track of what we eat and identify when and why we eat. In other words, it can shed light on your eating habits, and statistics show that those who keep food journals are more successful at losing weight and keeping it off than those who do not.

A picture is worth a thousand words.  I wondered how illuminating it might be if I photographed everything (and I mean everything) that I ate. From full course meals to bites, licks and tastes. Would I eat less? Be more honest? Gain a different kind of insight that journal writing doesn’t provide?

I invite you to snap away.  Take photos of everything you eat. Before you inhale the food, take a photo of it. At the very least “snapping” will slow you down and perhaps bring a new level of awareness, insights and resolutions about the way you eat!

Be a Foto-Food Journalist–Lose Weight!
Sometimes it’s that simple!

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Spread the word—NOT the icing,

Janice

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#OneWord Thursday: Ready Set #Focus

Focus! If not now, When??? ~ Contact Janice Taylor, Weight Loss SUCCESS Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist, Positarian

Focus! If not now, When??? ~ Contact Janice Taylor, Weight Loss SUCCESS Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist, Positarian

Whatever your goal may be, weight loss or otherwise, in order to manifest it, you’re going to need to get focused and stay focused on it. Got it?

Here, today from Our Lady of Weight Loss, she who does her best to keep her eye on the prize, to stay focused and add focus, seven (7) powerful quotes on “focusing.”

Ready. Set. Focus!

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. ~ Zig Ziglar

Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing. ~ Leo Babauta

The battle you are going through is not fueled by the words or actions of others; it is fueled by the mind that gives it importance. ~ Shannon L. Alder

Bring the mind into sharp focus and make it alert so that it can immediately intuit truth, which is everywhere. The mind must be emancipated from old habits, prejudices, restrictive thought processes and even ordinary thought itself. ~ Bruce Lee

Focus on faith and grow your roots strong and deep so no one can make you believe in something that is not good for your soul. ~ Molly Frieenfeld

Information overload is a symptom of our desire to not focus on what’s important. It is a choice. ~ Brian Solls

What you focus on expands. So focus on what you want, not at what you do not want. ~ Esther Jno-Charles

For more #Focus! Join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH Club/FB!

Spread the word–NOT the icing!
Janice

Sign up for the KICK in the TUSH CLUB monthly e-newsletter, sign up here.
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For one-on-one coaching, contact Janice!

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