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Our Lady of Weight Loss

Christmas Diet Tip #3: 5 Steps to Kill the Sugar Craving

Now that Halloween is behind us (yes, my butt is bigger, too), I hope we can take a more “measured” look at sugar.
For the record, this diet guru permanently removed over 50 pounds 7 years ago, and YES, Janice Taylor DOES enjoy a sweet or two now and again.
It has been my experience that as soon as I tell myself that I absolutely cannot have something, I want it even more than I did before. I begin to obsess over the “can’t have” item.
It’s called the “Forbidden Fruit” phenomenon. And I’m betting that you are shaking your heads up and down agreeing with me. “Yup. Me too … soon as I say, “NO” … the candy calls my name even louder. It’s like some evil force has taken over.”
In the service of quieting your ‘inner alien’ a.k.a. ‘evil twin,’ here are some steps that will help you to …
Make peace with (or kill) your cravings!
1. Plan Ahead: If you are a chocolate-holic, pull out your weekly food plan/calendar right now and write in 3 chocolate snacks that you love. Example: one ounce of your favorite semi-sweet chocolate (170 calories). Plan it and count it!!
2. Enjoy It: When “The Chocolate Hour” is before you, stretch that one ounce piece for an hour! Well that’s a bit of a stretch. Nevertheless, do sit with your chocolate,. Be one with your chocolate. Do not watch television, talk to others, read the paper. Let the chocolate melt in your mouth, s-l-o-w-l-y … and ENJOY it.
3. Alternative Sweets: People generally tend to crave sweets after a meal or when they hit that late afternoon slump. You might enjoy some peppermint tea, a one- ounce box of raisins, a piece of fruit. Get it? Something natural. Not processed!
4. Wait It Out: Cravings are like clouds. They roll in with the winds and out, too. Generally, the ‘crave’ cycle is ten minutes long. As soon as you see a ‘crave cloud’ rolling in, call a friend, take a walk, get busy and distract yourself for a mere ten minutes. Build your ‘wait it out muscle.’
5. Give Yourself A Star: Whether you wait out a craving or sit and be one with your chocolate, you have changed a behavior. Seriously, that’s bigger than losing a pound and harder to do! So, give yourself a star. Buy a packet of sticky stars and put one on your food journal page every time you do something that shows that your thinking and behavior are beginning to shift.
Changing your behavior and thinking differently are the two biggest keys to permanent fat removal. We are talking permanent fat removal, not just weight loss…
… because if you lose it, you will find it!
How can you begin to change your relationship to sugar? Comment below!
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 to wake up THINNER on New Years Day? Christmas Diet

JigSaw Sundae: Scream?

Click to Mix and Solve
Today’s JigSaw puzzle … “The Morning After Scream”
… was inspired by a combination of things.
Primarily, Halloween and the turning back of the clock. My internal clock is confused and still slightly ‘off’ from all that Halloween sugar!!!
Enjoy your Sunday Sundae!
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach specializing in weight loss, healthy living, and reinvention and transformation.
Interested in her books? Workshops? Write her!
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Christmas Diet Tip #2: Halloween Candy Leftover?

The Halloween Party is OVER!
What will you do with the leftover Halloween Candy?
This morning, before anyone got up, I tip-toed into the kitchen – grabbed the leftover Halloween candy and dumped it. Down the garbage shoot … gone! And you know what? It wasn’t easy. But in the end, I felt triumphant.
I invite you to put an “X” through yesterday, as if it didn’t happen and …
MOVE ON!!!
Get rid of the candy and …
FEEL TRIUMPHANT!!!
What will you do with the leftover Halloween loot? Dump it? Give it away? Save one or two or maybe even three pieces for another time?
Please … share your strategies below. Let’s support each other in waking up on New Year’s Day THINNER than we are today!
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-LOSER!!!
Write Janice for a Free Coaching Consult!
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Christmas Diet Tip: Eating Slowly Translates to Pounds Lost

Are you worried that Halloween will turn into a two-month binge?
Are you feeling anxious that the holiday season kick-off is upon us?
Are you concerned that you might gain weight?
Here is One Thing YOU CAN Do Today that will help you gracefully and sveltely move through the holiday season.
Chew Slowly and Savor the Flavor
Research shows that those who slow down while eating and savor the flavor, eat less than those who gulp and stuff.
In a recent study conducted by the University of Rhode Island, scientists found that when eating quickly women consumed 646 calories in approximately nine minutes. When they ate slowly, they averaged 579 calories in 29 minutes!
Get it? They ate 67 calories more in nine minutes than they did in 29 minutes! In addition, those who slowed down and savored the flavor, enjoyed their meal and felt satisfied on multiple levels!
One thing you can do today: Slow Down … Savor the Flavor!
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound big time loser! Write Janice for a free Life Coaching Consult.
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