Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

How to Ward Off the Afternoon Slump

Are you sinking fast? Is your motivation, enthusiasm and energy coming to a screeching halt? As you blood sugar starts its downward spiral, your body clock slowly shifts into its natural lull.
You are tempted to stick your hand into the ubiquitous bowl of office candy, grab a soda or a cup of coffee or even hit the vending machines, aren’t you? Candy, cookies, chips, oh my!
These are “empty calorie foods”. Foods that contain few or no nutrients, but still have calories. They’re laden with sugar, salt and fat! At best, you’ll get a temporary jolt.
What to do?
Instead … choose a snack that is designed to get your blood sugar on track and send you happily into high gear once again. Remember, snacks aren’t meant to “fill you up,” but rather to help you to be “not hungry.”
Peanut butter on a rice cake – YUM! Measure out one tablespoon of peanut butter and carefully and evenly spread it over two rice cakes. If possible, toast the rice cakes. They are transformed from Styrofoam to an exotic, crunchy treat.
Whole grain cereal with low-fat milk – Buy some miniboxes of healthy cereals to keep on hand with a half cup of low-fat milk.
Baby carrots and hummus – Measure out two tablespoons of hummus on a pretty, small plate. Then artistically arrange some carrots around it and dip away. Double dip if you like!
Here’s a list of other snacks that travel well:
Air-popped popcorn
Applesauce (individual containers)
Apple slices
Baby carrots
Cherry tomatoes
Dried fruit
Fresh fruit
String cheese
Veggie Sticks
How to you pull yourself out of your afternoon slump?
Please share your secrets!
More healthy tips, recipes and secrets:
Eat More: Weigh Less
Sinful Summer Recipes
Recession proof foods!
Spread the word, not the icing!
Janice

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Join the Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Write Janice Taylor, Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser for an introductory one-on-one coaching session.
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Diets don’t work: Transformational journeys do

Fat Suit.jpgDo you want to manifest deep, lasting and significant change? Do you want to permanently remove those excess pounds? Do you want to step out of your fat suit? Then you must journey inward, take a good honest look at your core beliefs, what you value most and your identity.
As Our Lady of Weight Loss reminds us, the first step on this inward journey is to take responsibility for where we are right now, in this moment.
Even though you may feel like you are victim to other people cookin’ up fattening food and serving it to you; even though you may fall victim to the basket of bread on the restaurant table; even though the fast food restaurants make it cheap n’ easy to ingest those burgers and fries – at the end of the day, you are responsible for what you put in your mouth.

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s
Top 3 “Take Responsibility” Vision Questions!


Write these questions out in your Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club notebooks and then sit back and thoughtfully and honestly answer them!

What part did you play in creating your weight; your excess pounds?
What do you need to do to take responsibility for your health?
What first steps might you take towards creating a healthier you?

How to move from stuck to unstuck!
What’s your stay fat strategy? Yes, you have one!
Fill Up on Happiness! (video included!)
Bob Greene, I have 5 Fat Burning Questions for You!
Spread the word, not the icing!
Janice

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Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal an OPRAH BOOK CLUB pick: Summer 2009 – Buy NOW!
Join the Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Write Janice Taylor, Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser for an introductory one-on-one coaching session.
Visit Our Lady of Weight Loss.
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Miley Cyrus happy, healthy and pregnant?

The cyber-airwaves are humming this morning with “Is Miley Cyrus carrying Jonas Brothers, Nick’s love child?” rumors.
True or not, it brings to the forefront an important topic, “pregnancy weight,” and presents an opportunity to remember what one needs to do to stay healthy during pregnancy.
Healthy Reminders
First of all, no matter what the number says on the scales of injustice prior to your pregnancy, even if you are clinically obese, you must gain weight and eat well, because you are growing a new human being. Nutritionally deprived babies are smaller and can be sickly and sickly babies tend to need more hospital time, have a higher occurrence of problems and incidence of neonatal death.
Eating for Two
Remember that eating for two doesn’t mean that you need to eat twice as much. In fact, ingesting an additional 100 to 300 calories of nutrient dense foods instead of the ubiquitous high-fat, high-sugar junk foods is the way to go. Ditch the candy bars and bags of chips and reach for fruit!
Gain, How Much?
The rule of thumb is that women who are clinically obese should gain a minimum of 11 pounds, women who are average weight should gain 25-35 pounds and women who are underweight need to look at an average gain of 25-40 pounds.
Nevertheless, you may need to gain more or less, remembering that these are the averages. Therefore, you should definitely put this on your checklist of things to discuss with your health care provider.
BabyCenter.com has a fabulous pregnancy weight gain estimator. Just punch in your height and weight and it will tell you the amount of pounds you will gain and how it is distributed!
Where does the weight go? (Source: Babycenter.com)
A woman who is 5’5″ tall and weighs 145 pounds
Maternal:
Uterus / 2.39 lbs.
Breasts / 1.0 lbs.
Blood / 3.09 lbs.
Water / 4.15 lbs.
Fat / 8.27 lbs.
Subtotal: 18.89 lbs.
Fetal:
Fetus / 7.5 lbs.
Placenta / 1.6 lbs.
Amniotic Fluid / 1.97 lbs.
Subtotal: 11.07 lbs.
Total: 29.96 lbs.
More Celebrity Weight!
Mo’Nique Loses 40 Pounds: Puts a lid on it.
Jon and Kate plus 8: Heavy matters.
Kelly Clarkson: Weight Gain
Spread the word, not the icing!
Janice

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Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal an OPRAH BOOK CLUB pick: Summer 2009 – Buy NOW!
Join the Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Write Janice Taylor, Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser for an introductory one-on-one coaching session.
Visit Our Lady of Weight Loss.
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Diets don’t work: A kick in the tush does.

KICKOL-LOGO.jpgReconnecting with Your Motivation 101: Food for thought from Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of permanent fat removal and Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Beliefnet.com
Motivation doesn’t always come easy, particularly when it involves habits and addictions. (Yes, I do believe that food can be an addiction.) Some of us need a bit of a kick in the tush to kick-start our healthy living regimes.
Here follows a mental-cise (something for you to ponder, think about and even write out in your Kick in the Tush Club notebooks) that will help you to change your mind.
“You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” ~ Albert Einstein
Instead of visualizing how your future will improve when you permanently remove those extra pounds, instead of concentrating on how fabulous you are going to look, please take a minute to …
Visualize a future where nothing changes, a future where no dreams have been pursued. No actions have been taken. What does that future look like, feel like? Are you experiencing a deep sense of regret or loss? Might you find the energy, the will, the drive, the motivation to move forward now?
What will it take to motivate you to change, to create the life you’ve always wanted?
Mind blowing sausage links!
The end of overeating: An interview with Dr. David Kessler (a MUST read)
Oprah’s Book Club, Summer 2009 Reading – Our Lady of Weight Loss!!! (see sidebar for purchase info! a delightful, fat-melting read, inspiring and motivating read)
Fat to Thin: How to step out of your fat suit today.
Did you know? Beliefnet has a kick-tush Kick in the Tush Club chapter! Join now!
Spread the word, not the icing!
Janice

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Follow Janice on Twitter and/or Facebook!
Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal an OPRAH BOOK CLUB pick: Summer 2009 – Buy NOW!
Join the Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Write Janice Taylor, Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser for an introductory one-on-one coaching session.
Visit Our Lady of Weight Loss.
ART heart.jpg about Janice

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