Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Emotional Eating ALERT!!!! YOU Deserve … Cake? Comfort? Love?

People tell me that they “deserve” cake, or a burger or fries, or a binge. They tell me that they have had a stressful day and “deserve” to, in effect, go hog wild!
When you use food to comfort yourself, as a source of friendship and love, or as entertainment, you are actually denying yourself what you truly deserve.
A client told me that she loves to come home after a difficult day at work and squirrel away into the quiet corner of her family room, with a sugared-up coffee and donut.
I asked her, “What does this do for you?” “What are you looking for?” … she realized that she was looking for a calm corner to relax. She deserved to relax. She deserved to love herself; to find comfort in a comfortable chair and take in deep breaths. She deserved to let go of the day. She deserved to embrace her feelings and herself.
Before you give into the ‘devil’s food’ and this type of ‘false idol’ thinking (yes, food is a false idol; worship something on a higher plane, please), please take a moment to pause, reflect and observe.
Ask yourself, “What will this food give me?” “What am I looking for?” “Is there something I need more than food?” Identity the real need.
YOU, my friend, DESERVE (weigh) BETTER!
Please … tell me: What do YOU really deserve?
End the insanity NOW:
Janice LIVE @ Kripalu!!!
Are YOU a Food Addict?
How to STOP Eating!
Spread the deserving word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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The Pineapple Cure: One Secret Ingredient that YOU Need!

pineapple2.jpgGlory Be! This Beliefnet Blogger is thrilled to report that pineapples, although available year-round, are hitting their sweet peak right now and will continue to do so through early summer!
Pineapples are juicy, delicious and good for you, too. They are loaded with fiber, manganese (a mineral that helps with digestion), and vitamin C, which is helpful when fighting colds and coughs.
Pineapples also contain an anti-inflammatory enzyme called Bromelain. (Ah yes, the secret, restorative ingredient that YOU really do need; don’t you?)

Bromelain helps to:

  • Reduce inflammation and swelling,

  • Strengthen bones,
  • Reduce symptoms associated with sinusitis,
  • Alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis,
  • Promote the healing of injuries (including sprains and strains),
  • Lessen post-operative swelling, and
  • Relieve Indigestion.

Pineapple facts!

  • A pineapple will NOT ripen or get any sweeter after picking.

  • Hawaiian pineapples are picked at their maximum ripeness; therefore the sooner they are eaten, the better.
  • If you don’t plan to eat the pineapple right away, store it in your fridge.

Pineapple Myths:

  • Select a plump and fresh looking pineapple.

  • Contrary to popular belief, the COLOR is not a sign of maturity or ripeness. The pineapple could be ripe, even if it is green on the outside.
  • Ease in pulling out leaves from the crown is NOT a sign of ripeness or good quality (oh my, I am always pulling the leaves!).
  • Bigger does not mean better tasting!

How to Pick YOUR Pineapple:

  • Choose a plump and fresh looking pineapple.

  • Fresh green leaves in the crown are a good sign.
  • The body should be firm, but not too firm!
  • And definitely NOT soft!

My Mother advises … “If you want to ensure that your pineapple is sweet …”
… preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Please pineapple on tray (in its original form) and baked for 15 minutes or until soft.
The heat brings the sugar out.
True enough! Thanks, Mom
Here’s to YOUR Health!
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Lemons, 15 Secrets!
The Belly Fat Cure (recipes included!)
Spread the curative word … NOT the icing!
Janice

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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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6 Ways to Flow Like Bo: Learn About Creativity and Joy from First Puppy Bo Obama

My friend and colleague, Susan K. Perry and I were discussing how Bo Obama, the first puppy, rollicks on the White House lawn in a natural state of joy, exuberance, with complete abandon; essentially in a constant state of Flow!
Flow is the mental state in which a person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing by a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity; wherein time disappears.
It occurred to us that we stand to learn a lot from Bo, so together, we came up with these …
Six Ways to Flow Like Bo: Learn About Creativity and Joy from First Puppy, Bo Obama.
1. Play Like a Puppy. You may be an adult, but if you access your playful puppy side like Bo, you will find your creativity enhanced many times over.
A playful attitude loosens up the mental connections, which will allow you to combine ideas in new ways, lifts your mood and emotions, boosts your immunity, and it strengthens and intensifies your charisma. (And is not Bo the most charismatic ever?!) Being playful helps you to live in the moment!
2. Sniff Out Novelty. Like an energetic pooch, always seek out new sights, sounds, and smells. The stimulation of novelty keeps you alert and aware and engaged in whatever you’re doing.
Puttering (or playing!!!) in the garden (I’ve got Lemon Thyme growing in my living room!), enjoying the tactile experience of a massage, or just sitting and people watching, taking in the sights, smells and sounds, can relieve boredom!
3. Make Mistakes. That’s how puppies learn, and that’s how creative people learn. Never fret too long over failures. They’re a requirement for growth.
Mistakes a.k.a. failure is the number ONE KILLER of Grand plans and Great Schemes! In all likelihood it started when you were young; you failed at something, maybe got a big fat “F” in school, or failed to get on the cheerleading squad. (Ha! Like I even tried.) Who knows what you failed at, but you did … we all did … and some of us soaked in those feelings from failure and decided consciously or unconsciously in that snapshot of a moment, on a deep level, to protect ourselves at ALL COSTS!
And so I say to you today, let’s turn that all around and “Let’s CELEBRATE failure!”
4. Don’t Store Energy. Just sitting there combating the urge to do something, your body stores the calories you take in, and you get dull. Instead, move around like a healthy animal. Make use of those calories to jolt your body and brain into full alertness. Successful creative individuals take walks or otherwise keep the blood and oxygen moving to the brain. You’ll think better.
Walking stimulates the brain to release endorphins and increases the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin, the body’s natural mood elevator. Literally, walking, romping, moving makes us happy.
5. Appreciate Those Who Care for You. If Bo doesn’t make loving puppy eyes at his new masters, how long do you think they’ll be entranced with him? Everyone likes to be appreciated, so make like a happy pet and show your gratitude.
That sets off a positive cycle of joy that moves easily back and forth between you and your loved ones; those who care for you in any and every way.
Manifesting circles of joy are a wonderful and meaningful way to add an extra boost of energy to our goals and intentions. Knowing you’re supported is a plus for being creative.
6. Learn New Tricks. Stuck doing nothing but sudoku day and night? You may be having a good time, but your brain will benefit by mixing it up. Try another kind of puzzle, if that’s your thing, or take a short course in something utterly new to you.
According to the Department of Neurobiology in the Duke University Medical Center, you can keep your brain nimble and ready for new challenges with neurobics. Neurobics help stimulate the brain’s activity, change the patterns of activity in your brain and create new connections in areas that process sensory input.
Neurobics can be done just about anywhere and at anytime. The trick is to utilize your five physical senses (see, hear, taste, feel, smell) and your emotional sense in unconventional ways. In order to WAKE UP, you want to shake up and break up your mental routine!
More Happy Links:
Reduce Belly Fat: The Happiness Cure
What’s YOUR Stay-Fat Strategy?
Lose It @ Kripalu!
Creating-In-Flow, Susan K. Perry
Spread the flowing word … NOT the icing!
Janice and Susan
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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QUIZ: Are YOU a Food Addict?

Weight Loss Coach logo.jpg What characterizes a food addiction?
Simply put, you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop eating. The foods seems stronger than you. The food also gives you a false sense of pleasure; pleasure that inevitably turns into pain.
ONE QUESTION QUIZ:
Does this describe your relationship with food?
Yes or No?
Please comment below! What’s your ‘food relationship’ like?
Need HELP?
How to STOP Eating!
How Will You SHOW UP Today?
Who’s Foolin’ Who: CRUMBS COUNT!
This tasty tidbit was based on Eckhart Tolle’s definition of addiction from the book, The Power of Now.
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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Follow Janice on Twitter:
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