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Diet Cheat Sheet: Tips Plain n’ Simple

One of the Kick in the Tush Club members and participant of the Fill Up On Happiness e-diet coaching program wrote me and asked for a few simple diet tips.
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I am loving being a part of the Kick in the Tush Club and the Happiness e-diet is indeed filling me up with happiness! I feel better and am slowly but surely letting go of the excess weight. I’m still in need of plain n’ simple diet tips. A sheet, perhaps, of tips I can roll up, fold up, and carry around with me. Thank you! ~ C.
Ask and ye shall receive, my Beliefnet peeps!

Diet Cheat Sheet
TIPS: plain and simple

1. Make Your Home Your Safe Haven. Stock your fridge with the ‘right’ foods, lest the devil call your name. There’s enough temptation out ‘there.’ Create a safe, calm and happy home.
2. Seek food that is healthy and wholesome. Let go of overly-process addictive junk.
3. Fill up on fiber. Raw, lightly cooked vegetables, grains, beans and other fiber rich foods, brush your digestive tract and keep it healthy and active.
4. Eat till sated. Learn to stop eating just before you are full.
5. Drink water. Your body is 75% to 80% water, and it needs a regular re-supply of water to flush away toxins and rebuild cells. Make water-rich foods a part of your diet (fruits and vegetables) and drink pure (distilled or spring) water.
Do NOT drink sodas, colas, and other soft drinks that are filled with additives and empty calories.
6. Taste Food Before Sprinkling. Too much salt can contribute to hypertension and other maladies; excess sugar distorts your metabolism and loads you up with useless calories.
7. Moderate Your Fat Intake. Use healthy fats such as olive oil and avocado. Most healthy diets include 3 to 4 servings of fat per day. One tablespoon of oil equals 3 fats.
8. Eat Free-Range Meats in Moderation. Avoid eating animals that have been fed growth hormones, antibiotics and other toxins.
9. Variety is the Spice of Life. Create a balanced and enjoyable varied food plan. In other words, do NOT eat oatmeal every single morning for breakfast for the rest of your life!
10. Mini-Meals. Eat 5 or 6 small meals per day. This can keep your metabolism burning as if you are 10 years younger than you are! And, if you eat enough bulk food (vegetables, fruits, fiber filled foods), you can avoid feeling overly hungry.
11. Get the Best Bang for Your Calorie Buck. For example, 94% fat-free popcorn; the entire bag is around 250 calories. Or … air popped popcorn!
12. Do NOT Eat on the Run. “Dine.” Do not “grab.”
Do Sit Down. Set a beautiful table. Eat at an unhurried pace. This will improve your digestion, your equanimity, your sense of control and the quality of your life.
13. If you Bite It; You must Write It. Until you have successfully changed your lifestyle to a totally healthy one, please write down every morsel … all the BLT’s (bites, licks and tastes). You will eat less; more healthfully.
14. Count Calories. At the end of the day, it’s all about calories in; calories out. Find the ‘magic’ number that works for you (approximately 1200 to 1800 depending on how much you weigh now).
15. Exercise. Walk, Run, Dance, Jump, Play Badminton or Croquet … MOVE, SHAKE your booty!
16. Visualize. Imagine that it is one year from today. You have permanently removed your excess weight. SEE IT! FEEL IT! EXPERIENCE IT as if it has already happened. See your compelling future and you will automatically move towards it.
17. Motivate Yourself Daily. Just as you wash every day, so must you motivate yourself every day.
18. Use Small Plates. It’s better to have a crowded small plate, than an empty big one … psychologically speaking; and it helps with portion control.
19. Portion Control. Remove the words and concepts of ‘super-size’ or ‘large’ from your brain … now.
20. Read the Labels. Be sure to review how many servings are in the box, can, whatever. Labels can be deceiving. It brings us back to calorie counting.
21. Forgive Yourself. You are NOT bad. You are GOOD. Forgive and MOVE ON. Repeat Our Lady’s Mantra: ALL IS FORGIVEN, MOVE On!!!!
There you have it, my friends, 21 Tips Plain n’ Simple.
Now … just so you know, both my books are chock a block full of tips like these and more. Some are food related tips, some are mind related tips, some are behavior related tips, some are spiritual tips that will bring you into your ‘lite.’ (Books: Our Lady of Weight Loss and All Is Forgiven, Move On.
For F*R*E*E advice; sign up for Profound Paths to Health, Healing and Happiness (a seminar series that Kicks Tush!)
Click for Beliefnet’s newest gallery: 13 ways to improve your luck.
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.
“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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Go Green: The St. Patrick’s Day Diet

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Today’s jiggy jigsaw puzzle is inspired by St. Patrick’s Day! And the puzzle is complete with a green, St. Patty’s inspired diet recipe. More to come!
(Turkey) Bacon and Cabbage Soup (original recipe called for Irish Bacon, but hey, this is from Our Lady of Weight Loss!!!)
Ingredients: 1/2 pound Turkey bacon, diced * 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed * 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice * 1 cup low-fat chicken stock * Salt and black pepper to taste * 2 cups thinly sliced dark green Savoy cabbage leaves
DIRECTIONS: Place turkey bacon in a large, deep saucepan. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. * Stir in potatoes, tomatoes, and enough chicken stock to cover. * Season with salt and pepper. * Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. * Stir in cabbage and allow the soup to simmer for a few minutes longer before serving.
Click for Beliefnet’s newest gallery: 13 ways to improve your luck.
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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Friday 13: Improve Your Luck

Friday the 13th: Luck By Chance? by Janice Taylor
Luck is thought to happen by chance; it’s not thought to be something you can plan for or obtain by intention. Some say luck is decided by our fates, or believe that some fortunate souls are mysteriously born under a lucky star.
At quick glance, it might look like there is truth to that. After all, some people’s lives overflow with abundance, vitality, successful careers, and loving relationships.
However, luck is not just a random event. Webster’s Dictionary defines luck as “a force that brings good fortune or adversity; a force that operates for or against an individual.” So, if luck is a force, you should be able to tap into it … at any time!
After a great deal of research and experimentation, I am here to tell you that there are ways in which you can tap into positive force and improve your luck. Indeed, luck is the product of our own mental focus and attitudes. Imagine now that by changing your focus, you can intentionally increase the amount of luck you experience in all areas of life.
Click for Beliefnet’s newest gallery: 13 ways to improve your luck.
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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How to Make 1001 Friends

It’s official!!! I have 1,001 friends! AMAZING!!!
True – many of my new friends are ‘virtual’ friends; people with whom I communicate on-line and not necessarily in person. Nevertheless, a friend is a friend, and I am grateful to call each and every one of these 1,001 Beliefnet members my friend!

“Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.” ~ Anonymous

That beautiful quote says it all. It’s just how I feel about all of you. You are there! I might not see you, but when I need you, or want to share a funny moment or interesting thought, you are there! And I thank you for that!!!
I shared this amazing news with one of my best friends (an invisible friend at that!), Our Lady of Weight Loss, and she suggested I share some of the following “friend-making” tips with you!

How to Make Friends – Cyber or Otherwise!

1. Be Yourself. As Oscar Wilde says, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Each and everyone of us has our unique qualities, style of dress, way of being. Celebrate You! Share the Real You! In person and on-line!
2. Smile. This one may sound simple, but if you give off an ‘approachable vibe’ (virtual or live), you may find that more and more people are miraculously and mysteriously – approaching you!
3. Surround Yourself with Positive People! Often, negative people will just weigh you down and sap your energy. Be kind, but steer clear of those who are dragging you down.
4. Say Hello. I understand that it may be a stretch for those of us who are shy, but best to get out there and introduce yourself to people. Find a group like the Kick in the Tush Club (on Beliefnet or in your neighborhood) to join! And jump right on to the boards and say “Hey there!” (With a smile on your face.)
5. Speak Kindly. Say nice things about your friends and watch how many more gravitate to you. Again, positivity rules!
Sooooo, if you are my friend, THANKS!!! And if you’re not … let’s be friends! I’m hoping for 2,000 strong!
Links: Tomorrow is Friday the 13th … in honor:
13 Ways to Improve Your Luck
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Happiness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
Sign-Up for THE FILL UP ON HAPPINESS e-DIET program
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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