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Get Jiggy: Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind

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This digitally enhanced collage (now jigsaw puzzle) entitled Blow the Fat Cells Out of My Mind was created by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound BIG-Time-LOSER!!!!
Janice tells us, “I permanently removed over 50 pounds 7 years ago. My strongest ‘weapon of FAT destruction’ was and IS my brain. When you feed yourself with positive imagery, thoughts, feelings and love, the fat easily and effortlessly melts away. My fat ratio is: 70:30 – It’s 70% the mind, 30% food, strategy, planning and exercise.”
Spread the word, NOT the icing,
Janice

Write Janice for free ‘life’ consult!
Follow Janice on Twitter! Food facts. tips and motivation throughout the day!
Workshops! Come, play with me!
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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!
” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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A Sunday Prayer: Silence the Saboteur

A Sunday Prayer by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, author, columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser.While traveling the Road to Sveltesville, one will undoubtedly ‘hear voices’ in their head that command them to ‘eat another slice of cake’ -or- ‘drive (like a zombie) to the closest store and buy bags of chocolate.’ I don’t know what your inner-saboteur orders to you, but you do! The inner-saboteur is a voice that brings about an internal struggle. Here follows a prayer and a song presented with the intention of silencing the saboteur. Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss,When the “saboteur” who resides withinsends defeating messageswith a negative spin,I pray, dear Lady, I ‘send him packin’!’When the “saboteur” whose voice is loudknocks on my doora dark war cloudI pray, dear Lady, I sing this song.“I hear you knockingBut you can’t come in.I hear you knockingGo back to where you been.”Hallelujah, I’ve returned to my very best placea healthy, caring, self-loving spacewithout a traceof pain.Just smile, smile along my body’s length.Amen.Spread the word, NOT the icing,JaniceWrite Janice for free ‘life’ consult!Follow Janice on Twitter! Food facts. tips and motivation throughout the day!Workshops! Come, play with me!Free Our Lady of Weight Loss E-Cards! Spread the FUN word!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!” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine

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Salt to Taste : from Food to Face

A Grain of Salt by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser.
Salt, also known as sodium chloride, is our number-one source of sodium. It is an important, much needed mineral in our diets. Sodium regulates the water in our bodies, and it controls muscle and nerve function. We only need 500 mg of sodium per day, but the average American ingests five or six grams of sodium per day! That’s about two and a half times the amount needed.
Excess sodium levels may lead to fluid retention, which can lead to increased circulatory volume (which can put a strain on the heart and kidneys), hypertension and high blood pressure. (Oh my!)
Unless you’re running marathons, swimming the British Channel or climbing mountains (in other words, engaging in arduous exercise in sweltering environments wherein you need extra sodium to compensate for the amount of fluids you’re sweating out), you might want to consider reducing your sodium intake.
The amount of sodium found in processed foods is very high.
Here are a few tips on you might reduce reduce or (if you can – eliminate) the amount of processed meals, canned soups and snack foods that you eat.

  • Read the nutrition labels on all packages.
  • Check the sodium levels. It’s a real eye-opener.
  • Out of sight – out of mind: keep the salt off the table.
  • Remove excess salt from pretzels. Stay away from salted chips and nuts.
  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables!
  • In lieu of salt, try these seasonings. (Source: National Institutes of Health)

For Meat, Poultry, and Fish:
Beef – Bay leaf, marjoram, nutmeg, onion, pepper, sage, thyme
Lamb – Curry powder, garlic, rosemary, mint
Pork – Garlic, onion, sage, pepper, oregano
Veal – Bay leaf, curry powder, ginger, marjoram, oregano
Chicken – Ginger, marjoram, oregano, paprika, poultry seasoning, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme
Fish – Curry powder, dill, dry mustard, lemon juice, marjoram, paprika, pepper
For Vegetables:
Carrots – Cinnamon, cloves, marjoram, nutmeg, rosemary, sage
Corn – Cumin, curry powder, onion, paprika, parsley
Green Beans – Dill, curry powder, lemon juice, marjoram, oregano, tarragon, thyme
Greens – Onion, Pepper
Peas – Ginger, marjoram, onion, parsley, sage
Potatoes – Dill, garlic, onion, paprika, parsley, sage
Summer Squash – Cloves, curry powder, marjoram, nutmeg, rosemary, sage
Winter Squash – Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, onion
Tomatoes – Basil, bay leaf, dill, marjoram, onion, oregano, parsley, pepper
What to do with all your left-over salt? Here are a few of my favorite beauty tips!
Want to whiten your teeth? Pulverize one part salt to two parts baking soda. (Can either use mortal and pester or rolling pin.) Brush your teeth with mixture. It whitens, removes plaque and is said to promote healthier gums!
Eyes puffy? Mix one teaspoon of salt in a pint of hot water. Soak cotton balls or pads in it and apply to puffy areas. (I’m boiling water right now – no kidding!
Need a facial? Mix equal parts of salt and olive oil. Massage into face, throat and neck. Leave on for five minutes. Remove with warm water.
It’s bath time! Mix the following ingredients together in a plastic container – 1/2 cup baking soda; 1/2 cup dry milk; 1 cup Epson salt; 1 cup sea salt. Add ‘salt bath’ to taste.
Spread the word, NOT the icing,
Janice

Write Janice for free ‘life’ consult!
Follow Janice on Twitter! Food facts. tips and motivation throughout the day!
Workshops! Come, play with me!
Free Our Lady of Weight Loss E-Cards! Spread the FUN word!
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!
” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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Whole Grains Will Change Your Life

The Miracle of the Whole Grain: I prayed for WHOLE GRAINS to show up and they did! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound big-time-loser!
I was talking to Our Lady of Weight Loss the other day, and asked her if there was an Our Lady of the Whole Grain – someone I might talk to who could effectively explain the importance of whole grains in a juicy, fun way !
And, no kidding, within three minutes of asking (ask and ye shall receive), I received an email from Jessica Porter, the author of Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics, telling me about one of her cooking events.
Coincidence? I think not! Divine inspiration. I immediately took fingers to keyboard and sent a hot burning email to Jessica …
Dear Jessica, what’s the deal with whole grains? Why is it so uber-important that we embrace them, ingest them, and sing their praises? ~ Janice Taylor on behalf of Our Lady of Weight Loss
And here’s what Jessica had to say!
At the risk of sounding blunt, WHOLE GRAINS WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Period. End of sentence. No exaggeration. Whole grains contain good-quality carbohydrate, that your body converts to yummy blood sugar, giving you the spark and spunk to show up for your life in the way it deserves.
The fiber of whole grains sweep out your intestines, making everything clean and regular, while attaching to excess hormones at the same time–excess hormones which have been implicated in nasty diseases like breast cancer. But wait, I’m not done. Whole grains contain B vitamins that make your nervous system nice and c…a…l…m.
Now, when I say “whole grains”, I mean the actual grains themselves, intact.
Like brown rice, millet, hulled barley, quinoa, spelt, rye, whole oats, buckwheat (kasha) and anything else you can get your hands on in its whole form. Because not only do these magical little suckers do all the stuff I mentioned above, they have one more, incredible characteristic: THEY ARE WHOLE.
Yeah, I know… duh! But this wholeness is actually something quite magical; it is a natural, powerful essence that remains intact. And that essence is what will change your life.
Consider this: there are so many things we do these days, trying to make ourselves whole: Yoga, meditation, therapy. Finding the perfect mate, or wrestling our current mate into our vision of perfection. To be whole is the deep, underlying agenda of the human being. But did you know you could eat your way there? Nature isn’t neurotic; flowers bloom, the sun shines, babies are born–not too complicated. When we eat whole grains, we bloom, and shine, and are re-born.”
Chew Grains Well: Okay, now I’m gonna sound like a total freak; I’m suggesting that you actually chew these magical seeds A LOT. Like, 50 to 100 times per mouthful.
When you’ve finished laughing, I’ll explain why: Complex carbs needs to be ground in the mouth in order to break down their molecules, and there is a digestive enzyme in your saliva that aids in this process too. In the mouth, complex carbohydrates become glucose–totally ready to be absorbed by the body. Without this chewing, digesting them can be more laborious and yield weaker results.
If you really want to get on this magical carpet ride, chew your grains well. Not at every meal, but at least once a day, chew about 1/2 a cup of grain, keeping all the mush in your mouth and not swallowing until your 50 chews are up. This will take practice, because you’re basically re-training your mouth, so be patient with yourself.
Wow! Jessica, you said a whole grain mouth full.
Thank YOU!

Spread the word, NOT the icing,
Janice

Write Janice for free ‘life’ consult!
Follow Janice on Twitter! Food facts. tips and motivation throughout the day!
Workshops! Come, play with me!
Free Our Lady of Weight Loss E-Cards! Spread the FUN word!
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!
” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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