Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

How to STOP Eating!

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I know that nighttime eating is a prob … (oops, almost said problem) … it’s a challenge for many of us, so I thought I would share my number one secret as to how to stop eating at the end of the day.
Before I share this vital information, I want you to know that it has worked for me for close to 8 years now. I used it during my weight loss journey (50 pounds gone 4ever!), and I now use this strategy as part of my maintenance plan.
Here it is …
… I end my ‘food’ day with a nice, hot cup of flavorful tea. That’s right – once the tea is poured, the kitchen is closed and all thoughts of food are channeled in creative, artistic and family matters.
For a long time, I was into cinnamon tea, but recently, for variety’s sake, I switched to peppermint. I noticed that I was not only enjoying its delectably sweet taste, but I was also getting off on its aroma. A mighty duo; smell & taste!
Peppermint (mentha piperita) is a naturally occurring sterile hybrid mint – a cross between spearmint and water mint. It has a high menthol content, and is often used to flavor tea, ice cream, candy (ahhh … love those Peppermint Patties – see calories content below*) chewing gum, and toothpaste.
In addition to its unique flavor, it is also valued for its medicinal properties. Peppermint oil (which comes from steam-distilling the plant’s leaves and stems) is used as a muscle relaxant, particularly in the digestive tract, and it helps reduce inflammation in the nasal passages.
Peppermint may …
Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Its antispasmodic effect provides relief of abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea.
Relieve Nausea and Vomiting – Both peppermint tea and peppermint oil capsules anesthetize the stomach’s mucous lining.
Control Flatulence and Relieve Diverticulitis – Peppermint relaxes the digestive system.
Reduce Heartburn – The menthol strengthens the flow of digestive juices.
Fight Bad Breath – Apply a few drops of peppermint oil to the tongue.
Lessen Muscle Aches and Pains – Peppermint first stimulates the nerves by producing a cool sensation and then desensitizes the nerves that pick up the pain message, thus the brain is fooled.
Relieve Congestion and Cough Due to the Common Cold and Allergies – Peppermint reduces inflammation in the nasal passages. Inhaling the menthol, while drinking peppermint tea, may also help to lessen symptoms.
Fight Stress – When added to the bath, the aroma of the peppermint oil may help to relieve tension.
Caution: Never ingest pure menthol (the main ingredient in peppermint oil). Even one teaspoon can be fatal.
If you have a hiatal hernia, stay away from peppermint oil. Symptoms will intensify!
Do not apply peppermint oil to the chest or nostrils of a child under five years of age. It can cause a choking feeling.
Stay away from peppermint if you have gallstones.
If you are pregnant, do not ingest large doses of peppermint oil. It’s natural ability to relax can relax your uterus right into labor!
* One (39 g) Peppermint Pattie contains 160 calories; 25 form fat; Carbohydrates, 32 grams, Protein, less than 1 gram.
I guess that’s it. So, drink peppermint tea, be healthy, end nighttime eating! Close that kitchen down!!!
Inspired links:
Restless Nights
The Secret to My 50 Pound Weight Loss
Weight Loss Inspiration!
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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Governor Paterson Declares War … on Obesity

Oh Goody! Just what we needed; another War! There’s the War on Terror, War on Poverty, War on Drugs … and now the War on Obesity!
Governor Paterson announced in a recent press release that he is declaring “War on Obesity.”
Governor Paterson, in case you haven’t noticed, “WAR” does NOT work! Anything that has the word “WAR” stenciled across its forehead is a sure sign of the PAST MASQUERADING AS THE FUTURE!
The Past Masquerading As the Future?
Yes! Exactly. An interesting concept; worthy of exploration.
Governor Paterson is planning to ‘combat’ obesity by declaring war on it. This is a failed strategy, which has been attempted again and again. Although we can, of course, learn from past events, we can also get trapped into relying on outmoded, failed strategies. How many times do you have to ‘hit’ the escape button on your computer before you realize that the darn thing just doesn’t work?
The future, my friends, is filled and overflowing with new possibilities. The future hasn’t happened yet. The future can be a place where paradigm shifts occur!
Governor Paterson, the past is already filled with one war after another on obesity. Enough already with war!
We must learn a new language.
When asked if she would join an anti-war march, Mother Theresa declined. She said that instead she would join in a peace rally. She understood that if we use the word ‘war’ we are, through our words, creating war. Get the difference?
Sit back for just for a moment and let the words “war” and “peace” resonate. What feelings float to the surface when you hear the word war? What feelings when you hear the word peace?
Let us not war on our fat, because inevitably we are warring against ourselves. We can love our excess pounds away! We need to be kind to ourselves and our bodies. Yes, obesity is problematic, but losing weight must be framed from a perspective of compassionate caring about our health and our bodies.
Let us be peaceful warriors as we undertake the task of creating health in our society.
Most importantly, we create the world we live in by our thoughts and beliefs, as the words we use are powerful living entities.

Genesis 1:3 (Hebrew) “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”

All things considered, we have the power to create a new, compelling and healthy future … starting with our thoughts and words.
Governor Paterson, your first step in promoting health is to change the conversation. Let us operate out of positivity and hope. By clinging to antiquated concepts and words, YOU ARE the past masquerading as the future.
Hungry for more politics?
American’s Ever Increasing Waist-Line
The Power of the Presidential Smile
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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WALK: Relieve Constipation, Cure Impotence

Today is National Walking Day. In commemoration of this day, here follows …
… The Benefits of Walking by Janice Taylor
(excerpt from her best-selling book, Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal)
From stress reduction to less incidence of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, the benefits of walking are amazing! Some even say walking relieves constipation and helps cure impotence.
Walking stimulates the brain release endorphins and increases the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin, the body’s natural mood elevator. Literally, walking makes us happy.
Walking gives us the biggest bang for our buck; it is the simplest and easiest way to exercise for most people.
Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, believed that “of all exercises, walking is the best.”
It seems our patriotic duty is to walk!
Here are a few ideas from Our Lady of Weight Loss on how to increase your daily steps.

Reduce Belly Fat: The Happiness Diet

Happiness Sneaks In.jpgHow to Kick-Start Your Pursuit of Happiness by Janice Taylor
As a life coach and author, I have worked with thousands of people who are searching for their life happiness. My work is to move them toward their authentic selves, helping them to generate enough happiness to light up all of Las Vegas and Times Square combined!
What I’ve seen is that people who “fill up on happiness” are more likely to naturally take actions that move them in the direction of their goals. They also tend to burn more calories, and attract happy and successful people into their lives.
What do I mean by “fill up on happiness?” I mean choose to find happiness–not negativity, gossip, mind-numbing TV shows, or empty calories–in the world around you. The following tips, techniques, and happiness quotes should get you started.
Find out what happiness is for you. At the end of this gallery, print out and create your own “Happiness Circle!” Your joyful journey starts now
In need of more delicious, mind-changing/life-changing galleries from Beliefnet and Janice?
13 Ways to Improve Your Luck, TODAY!
What’s Your Stay Fat Strategy? (yes, you’ve got one!)
13 Ways to Transform Your Life
Spread the HAPPY 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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