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The Belly Fat Cure: Three Punch Knock-Out (Recipes Included)

Belly Fat Leads to More Belly Fat by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. Write Janice for Free Consult!
Despite my (successful) diet attempts, healthy lifestyle, prayers and screams, my mid-section has grown a section of its own! YIKES! This weight loss guru can’t have that happen! What to do? Research belly fat, fight back and knock those mid-section fatties outta’ here!
It’s all in the Why Me “Y!”
Researchers have found that fat cells in the abdomen produce a hormone called neuropeptide Y (NPY), an appetite stimulant previously believed to originate form the brain.
Belly Fat Cure
Fortunately, scientists have found that certain foods do fight belly fat. Three big claps for the scientists! (Clap! Clap! Clap!)
#1 punch … Whole Grain Foods
Studies show that those who incorporate whole grains, cereals and other foods into their diets tend to lose more fat from their abdomens than those who eat only refined-grain foods. You know, the ‘white’ stuff.
Brown Rice Bites!
This recipe incorporates all three knock-out-fat ingredients! Plus hot and spicy salsa! (Research shows that hot and spicy foods support your weight loss efforts, as well!)
Ingredients:
3 cups cooked brown rice, cooled
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, lite
2 eggs
4 egg whites
1 16-oz. jar HOT Salsa, thick and chunky style
1/2 cup 2% plain yogurt (Greek is best!)
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup crushed corn chips, organic
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine rice and cheese; set aside.
In medium bowl, beat eggs until well blended.
Stir in salsa, yogurt, salt and pepper.
Add salsa mixture to rice and cheese; mix well.
Spray mini-muffin pans with cooking spray.
Spoon in rice mixture, to just below the rim.
Sprinkle crushed chips on top; gently press into mixture.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown. YUM!
#2 punch … Low-Fat Milk and Yogurt
Research shows that the more calcium in the fat cells, the more the fat cells burn fat. So, load up on calcium rich foods!
Like Hummus:
My neighbor says, “Hummus is like crack to me. I love it!” I concur! Here’s a ‘low-cal’ totally healthy version that features yogurt. Again, I so prefer the Greek kind.
Ingredients:
1 15 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained (save liquid)
4 cloves garlic, crushed
juice from one freshly squeezed lemon
2 tablespoons low-fat peanut butter
3/4 cup 2% plain yogurt (Greek)
1 teaspoon cumin
a pinch of salt (to taste)
Instructions:
In blender combine all ingredients, blend until smooth and creamy. If it is too thick, add a bit of the liquid from the chick peas.
#3 punch … Lean Protein
Lean proteins, eggs and beans, help to keep you feeling full longer, increase your energy, which in turn helps you to burn belly fat.
Jane’s Ginger-Lemon Chicken
My friend, Jane, shared this recipe with me. It’s delicious, healthy, easy to whip up, and it’s an easy clean-up!
Ingredients:
12 oz. chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
1/3 c. coarsely cut fresh cilantro
1/2-inch piece fresh ginger
grated peel of 1/2 lemon
2 cloves minced garlic
juice from 1/2 lemon
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. olive oil
Instructions:
Combine ingredients in a food processor and then baste on the chicken as it broils.
About six minutes per side.
Enjoy!
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Janice

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Fatty Liver: Might YOU Have One?

Causes of Fatty Liver.jpgTry On Health: See how it fits! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for Free Consultation)
Fatty Liver Disease
This past week, Kick in the Tush Club member Pat L. wrote me and told me that she has “Fatty Liver.” I was concerned. I care about Pat (she has been a loyal KITT Club member for quite some time), so I did a bit of research.
Fatty Liver a.k.a. Fatty Liver Disease (FLD), steatorrhoeic hepatosis, or steatosis hepatitis, is a serious disease that compromises your all-important liver. Essentially, it is as its name implies. There is a build-up of excess fat in the liver cells. The good news is that Fatty Liver is a reversible condition!
Fatty Liver is associated both with excessive alcohol intake and obesity.
Symptoms: One thing you should know is that Fatty Liver is not easily detected, since fatty liver does not produce symptoms on its own. It can go undetected for years. As it worsens you may experience fatigue, weight gain, abdominal discomfort, weakness and confusion.
Diagnosis: The only way to know for sure is to get a liver biopsy. Initially, however, your doctor may detect something unusual in your blood test or notice that your liver is slightly enlarged during a routine checkup.
Treatment: The great news is that you can turn this disease around by eating healthfully and by slowly and permanently removing excess weight. (If you lose it; you will find it)
Easy Enough? You might read this and say, “that’s easy. I’ll just choose healthy eating.” Thing is, healthy eating takes conscious effort and determination. You have to plan meals, stock the house with the ‘right’ stuff, and practice saying ‘no’ to a bunch of foods that you have been eating (or drinking) for decades.
Trying On Health: Still it is your CHOICE! You are the sole person responsible for what goes into your mouth!
You can continue to be a person who holds onto bad food choices that may create illness (sorry, but if you are holding on to poor food choices and feeding your liver fat, you could very well be creating disease); or you can be a person who moves into their “Picture Perfect Future ™!”
More than food for thought; this is food for life!
As a Life & Wellness Coach, I emphasize CHOICE. Making choices that are not only right for TODAY, right NOW, but that are also in alignment with your compelling future.
So, please, whether you have Fatty Liver or not, do take a moment to choose wisely for today and tomorrow!
Fat-Free Links:
More on SHOWING UP!
Excuses, Excuses
More from the Mayo Clinic.
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Janice

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” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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Consciousness: An Artful Puzzle Worth Pondering

Click to Mix and Solve
Optical Delusion of Consciousness by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound big-time-loser and artist, was inspired by the following quote from Albert Einstein. (write Janice for free consultation)
“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us ‘universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein
Rating: 5 sugar cubes of happiness.
Ponder Einstein while consciously having fun putting together your jiggy jigsaw!
Rate this post. How many sugar cubes of happiness? Leave comment please!
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Janice

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” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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What Were YOU Expecting? Health? Happiness? Huh?

It’s All Good. Or is it? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for free consult.)
It is called the Pygmalion effect and it’s a fact:
If you expect the worst, you get it. Thoughts are not just a bunch of insubstantial bits of information that enter our minds and fade away into the ethers; thoughts are things. Our words, ideas, beliefs – our thoughts – shape our lives.
Thoughts have a profound effect on our capacity to see opportunity and take action. Positive thoughts lay the groundwork and enable us to actualize what we desire.
We create our reality. We are the stars of our dramas. Circumstances do not determine your happiness or unhappiness. You do! When your thoughts are in alignment with your desires, your desires will magically materialize.
And while you may feel absolutely justified as you scream, cry and carry on over gaining a couple of pounds, you might want to consider if your actions are ultimately constructive. Does getting upset and angry help? (No. In case you’re confused.) It may well catapult you into a downward spiral.
Practicing positivity does not mean that you are a happy idiot. It means that you seek solutions! It means that you understand that you are the pivotal character, the star (not the victim), in your drama. You are responsible. No pity parties!
For instance, let’s just say hypothetically that you went to a party in a foreign country where you knew no one except the host, and the host was clearly lacking in social graces and did not introduce you to a soul. Do you sit in a chair and smile like a happy idiot? Or, even worse, smile and stuff yourself with chips, dips and pigs n’ blankets. No! You are the star of your story. You introduce yourself to the other players, and you have the best time, harboring no ill feelings for the host.
When you cease playing the victim and you feel that you are worthy and that your dreams are within your reach, you are more likely to imagine positive situations with happy outcomes. You easily and effectively navigate the roadblocks.
Happiness is a practice; something to be developed. Exercise your joy muscle.
Spread the word, NOT the icing,
Janice

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