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Christmas Tip #11: The Family “Fat” (not like the family jewels)

We know that obesity is a growing epidemic among adults and children, leading to increases in serious illness including diabetes. For the first time, our children’s life span may be shorter than ours. How frightening is that?
And yet, we continue to overfeed our children (and ourselves).
Now, I know that you are a smart group of people. And I know that you know what to do. But it seems like some of you forget to do the ‘right’ thing; forget to buy the healthy snacks; forget the obvious.
I say this not in judgment. I am guilty of amnesia, myself. I actually had to make a sign that says “GYM IN BASEMENT… Go and HAVE FUN,”so I would remember to go and have fun!!! I had a bout of unconscious behavior while making corn soup. I was stirring while talking on the phone (an absolute no brainer … do not stir and talk) and I ate 1/2 the pot of soup before it got to the table.
So, In the spirit of telling you what you already know but might appreciate hearing again … or enjoy hearing in my kooky voice … here follows some good tips and reminders that you may find extra useful during the holiday season.
How To Help YOURSELF and YOUR Family!
1. SET A GOOD EXAMPLE
We teach by example. You can tell your kids till you are BLUE in the face that they SHOULD NOT eat JUNK, but if you are imparting this wisdom with a bad of Cheetos in one hand and a stack of Oreos in the other … good luck!a
2. SET A HEALTHY TABLE
Cook up some healthy meals, stock up on healthy snacks for YOU and THEM. Do NOT stock just for them; or just for you. You and your family ARE connected. There is a flow from one person to the next.
3. OVERWEIGHT TEEN in the HOUSE
Take it from one who lived it … Do NOT make it more than it is. One sure way to create a fat adult, is to harp on your children’s size or shape. You are essentially negatively hypnotizing them by embedding ‘bad’ messages.
BAD MESSAGES are:
… it’s such a shame; you have such a pretty face. (embedding SHAME)
… those tight pants make your behind look even bigger than it already is (embedding belief that there is something ‘abnormal’ with ones behind)
GOOD MESSAGES are:
… you are fabulous! … I love you! … you are smart! … I am lucky to be your mother. (unconditionally, wonderful messages)
4. CALORIE ANALYSIS:
You might want to understand where your calories and your family’s calories are coming from. Be curious …
How many snacks did you (or he or she) eat today?
What do they serve at school? Are the kids swapping brown bag lunches?
How many bowls of diet ice cream did you (or he or she) have?
On average, how many calories per meal?

In other words, even if I am (or you are; are your child is) successful at staying within our daily calorie range (1200 to 1400 calories to lose weight for adults), it could be that 1/3 of the calories are ‘spent’ on desserts! Is that wise? Am I creating a healthy lifestyle? For myself? For my family?
4. BE ACTIVE
Set a good example and create activities that move you and shake you.
Shake Your Booty every morning together!
Stairs in your home? Keep track of how many times you go up and down them every day, and break your own record; or have a contest with family members. Give a prize at the end of the week. (A non-food prize!)
Hike together. Bike together. Always a good idea to get out!!! Of the house! And MOVE IT!
5. HAVE FUN!!!
Laugh together. Kids laugh four hundred times a day, on average, while adults get in just fifteen chuckles.
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser.
Interested in one-on-one coaching? Write Janice for a free consult.
Want more information on how YOU CAN wake up THINNER on New Year’s Day? Christmas Diet

Christmas Diet Tip #10: One Simple Step to Eating Less

>Are you listening to what I’m saying? Are you reading what I’m writing? Are you picking up what I’m putting down?
Because I know I’ve said this before, covered this topic (as have other healthy living gurus), but there is a lot of evidence out there that suggests that y’all have NOT been listening.
So here goes, I’m going to say it again …
… and I am suggesting that you take this in fully and make it one of your hard and fast RULES!
No TV while EATING!
No READING while EATING!
No WORKING while EATING
!
When you eat, just eat. Sit at the table and be one with your food.
I PROMISE YOU that if you EAT and only EAT; pay attention to the food, taste it! Savor it! Experience it! … then you will eat much less. Naturally, without mental torture.
When you eat in front of the TV or while reading, you are in a ‘trance’ state. No one loves a good trance state better than I do (after all, I’m a hypnotist) … but you really do want to be fully awake and aware when you eat!
I permanently removed over 50 pounds 7 years ago, and this rule served me well.
Please join with me as we turn off the television and tune into our meal. At the table, while sitting. Yum! Delicious! WOW!
Amen!
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser.
Interested in one-on-one coaching? Write Janice for a free consult.
Want more information on how YOU CAN wake up THINNER on New Year’s Day? Christmas Diet

Christmas Diet Tip #9: Masticate Your Food … Chew On!

As my mother loves to say, “Masticate your food!” She’s got great delivery, and always gets a laugh. And she’s got a point.
As we chew each mouthful at least 20-25 times, we break down the food into small particles for easy and efficient digestion AND we slow our pace.
It takes 20 minutes for your stomach and brain to fully communicate with each other. “Yup, you fed me and I am sated.” I’m betting you can do a lot of damage in those 20 minutes. I know, I sure can!
I invite you to join me today to:
1. Masticate your food well; chew 25-30 times with each mouthful.
2. Be present with your food; be one with your food!
3. Savor the flavor.
4. Slow down.
5. Be sated (vs. so full it’s uncomfortable).
Please let me know what masticating your food is like for you!
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser.
Interested in one-on-one coaching? Write Janice for a free consult.
Want more information on how YOU CAN wake up THINNER on New Year’s Day? Christmas Diet

Christmas Diet Tip #8: Keeping Perspective

Keeping Perspective: It’s NOT about your FAT; it’s about YOUR LIFE!
Your weight, your diet, your exercise plan is just one slice of your life pie.
Permanent weight loss is about living a balanced life. It’s about looking at all areas of your life – health, relationships, finances, career, fun, creativity, spirituality, physical environment – and creating them so that they support YOU to have the best life ever.
Focusing only on weight loss will not serve you well. If anything, you may lose weight, but you will most definitely find it.
Make a commitment to YOU, all of you, every aspect of you. Losing weight won’t fix what’s wrong with your finances. Gathering buckets of money, won’t help you to lose weight. Seek balance. Enjoy every aspect of your life!
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser.
Interested in one-on-one coaching? Write Janice for a free consult.
Want more information on how YOU CAN wake up THINNER on New Year’s Day? Christmas Diet

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