Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares eight simple things that you can add to your daily routine that will burn an extra 100 calories. Think about it. If you do one of these things each day, rotating them if you like, at the end of one year you will have burned off 10 pounds.
Imperfection or perfectionism comes up quite a lot in my work. People tell me that they are perfectionists. I encourage them to strive to be comfortable with imperfection; to see the beauty in flawed. In other words, instead of experiencing […]
In their infinite wisdom, Beliefnet.com has published a spectacular gallery piece (if I say so myself) that features 10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating, which is a weighty topic, for sure! Many people say that they stay […]
Sugar Addict? Sugar addiction is no joke. For many years, researchers and doctors did not believe that you could get hooked on an innocent piece of candy or sugar-filled cookie, but now studies that scientists have been compiling over the […]
While thumbing through old photos with Our Lady of Weight Loss at my side, I came across “Food Journal Apples,” which I snapped while sitting on a bench in front of ABC Carpets (New York City store that inspires. If […]
As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Last Temptation,” wave goodbye to the last temptation…your last temptation! Send whatever might be tempting you to give up, derail, to lose focus on its way. Send […]
Call it what you will, Divine Intervention or Supreme Intelligence. Beliefnet has the infinite reason to run the gallery piece that I created, wrote, worked hard on entitled: “8 Positive Things You Can Do In 30 Seconds.” Here’s the start […]
Greetings Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Last week, we were invited to a dinner party at a friend’s house. Nice, yes? Always!!! Most of the time when I ask, “What shall I bring,” my dear, sweet friend […]
Do you love pickled foods? I do! Pickled beets, pickled beans, pickled cucumbers a.k.a. pickles, and pickled eggs! Love the taste and the color! That pickled red is amazing, is it not? In fact, I’m wondering why there’s no crayon […]
I’ve gone mad with power, “spiralizing” my way through the kitchen. Cucumber noodles, zucchini noodles, beet noodles, alike! I don’t generally endorse products, but I’m having so much fun with the Spiralizer, the best gadget/kitchen aide that I’ve purchased in […]
It’s time to join your favorite Dysfunctional Chef as she cracks open the summer salad recipe book, isn’t it? A simple, refreshing, healthy meal in less than 15 minutes sounds ideal to me. Ready, set, don’t cook! Crisp, Cool and […]
Set your clocks, Tushkateers*! The longest day of the year a.k.a. the Summer Solstice, is scheduled to arrive on Saturday, June 21 at 6:51 a.m. EDT, at which time the Earth’s northern hemisphere faces, most directly, toward the sun. In […]
This recipe, Flat not Fat Belly Chili, is one of my favorites, because it is, of course, a 5 yum dish. And, as most of the ingredients are already stocked in the pantry, it’s quick n’ easy to whip up! […]
Seriously, who wouldn’t want to be the smartest smartASS in town? There are SMART Goals and then … There are the SMARTEST Goals. And THEN and only THEN… there are SMART-ASS Goals. When I first started my journey on the […]
Did you hear about Edamame and Weight Loss? Going steadily together, researchers tell us that edamame (a.k.a. soy beans) which supplies a full 17 g of protein per cup, is a Super Duper POW Slimming Food! Reports from the Federal […]
Happy 2014, Tushkateers! How y’all doing? So far, so good? Maybe? For those 60% who are experiencing “The Freeze,” is it cold enough for you? OMG!!! Just writing about it makes my fingers cold! Please know that we (Our […]
A tongue twister and holiday recipe from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens that delights and feeds the soul! Ingredients: 1 Butternut Squash 1/2 cup Organic Chicken Stock 1 pound Turkey Sausage 1 slice bread, cut into cubes 1 […]
From the Our Lady of Weight Loss archives…The perfect post and video that can put you back on track after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend! Enjoy!!! Just yesterday, I was talking to “Mary” (yes, I work with my beloved clients on […]
Are you curious to know how you are one sound bite away from thin? Or one sound byte away? According to a recent study, Cornell researchers found that people ate less food and enjoyed their food more when the lighting […]
If you want to easily and effortlessly lose weight, then listen up, because Our Lady of Weight Loss has got a (non-caloric) tasty tidbit that is sure to bring a content and svelte smile to your face! Switch from Round […]
Dear Tushkateers, devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Beliefnet readers and all who serendipitously happened upon this page, While you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Pig Xing,” remember that Halloween is over and so […]
Dearest Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Tushkateers, and all who have divinely landed on this page, I urge you to NOT wait until January to lose weight! There’s something about the crisp cool fall air that shouts, “Start […]
Slow down, take pleasure in the simple things of life, heal your soul from the wounds caused by the fast pace of society. ~ Martin Suarez *** Good Day Tushkateers! How are you on this glorious day; this most magnificent, […]
Puzzled? While clicking through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Ducks? What to bring to the party?” contemplate the various things that you could bring to a party. Cake, sure! That’s one possibility, but The Ducks have […]
Try this Our Lady of Weight Loss approved, best ever summer fruit salad, by far, no exceptions! Seriously! As is, this mix of fruit n’ honey is the most awesomely delish summer fruit salad, and if you want to add […]
The heat is on. The stove is off. Here is a fabulous, light, Our Lady of Weight Loss approved no-cook meal that you can cool down to! Tomato, Smoked Salmon, Baby Spinach Stacks Ingredients: 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard 1 tablespoon […]
As Erma Bombeck so brilliantly stated, “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and […]
What is Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Number One Rule that you seriously need to adhere to, stick to, follow, think about, ingest–to Successful Weight Loss? Make your home a “safe haven!” What does that mean? What does a “Safe […]
Want to Lose It? Then…Sacrifice Your Twinkie. Plain and Simple!! Do not keep any of the devil’s food in your home. Get rid of it NOW! Throw it out, give it to a neighbor, donate it to your local church, […]
Helloooooo Tushkateers! How are you on this fine mid-June day? I am well, and awake; even energized! I’ve been decluttering (again and again still), tossing like mad. Letting go of “stuff” and things; and the more I toss, the lighter […]
Multitudinous and Multifarious Weight Loss Thoughts, this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle and e-Postcard was created without regard to a narrative sequence. Consider it a pictorial stream of consciousness, reflecting external and internal forces of one “screwy weight […]
Here, today, right NOW, Our Lady of Weight Loss shares some of her best non-food weight loss tips! Tips that set the stage for change, and set your table for success! Use dark, small plates! Studies show that people will […]
Q: How amazing and magical is it when someone (a good friend, neighbor or even a relative) shows up at your front door with a bowl of somethin’ special that she (or he) has just whipped up to share with […]
“Perplexed” turns to Our Lady of Weight Loss and asks “How can I help my daughter? How can I restore family harmony?” Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I have three teenage-young adult kids. They are all winners in […]
Good Day Tushkateers, How are you on this bird-chirping morning? I am (we are) in Tucson, celebrating my birthday. A week long celebration, which kicked into gear last weekend in Manhattan and has now migrated to the southwest along with […]
You may say that you want to tackle ‘the’ problem, solve it, handle it and move on, but If you have been working on the same problem for more than, let’s say, a decade (is that enough time to tackle […]
Question: Where are you? Answer: Here Question: What time is it? Answer: Now Emotional eating is rooted in the “unpresent.” If we could simply live in the moment, in the now, there would be no emotional eating. When feeding an […]
Recently, a crumb-covered friend said to me, “I had a hard day. I deserved the crumb cake. I really did.” Did she? Deserve? Crumb cake? “I deserve __________.” I invite you to fill in the blank with something more than […]
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein Tushkateers! Howdy, Hi there, Hey, Hello …. How are you on this fine February morning (afternoon or evening)? Just swell? Ready to stop the […]
A New York Times breaking news alert made its way into my in-box this morning, reporting that the “U.S. economy contracted unexpectedly in the final quarter of 2012, hurt by weaker exports, a drop in military spending and a slower […]
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Case in point, this advertisement from Ladies Home Journal, April 1970: “The “Fat Time of Day,” when you’re really hungry and ready to eat two of everything.“ *** This morning, […]
One of my favorite things to do when having dinner parties — especially a holiday party — is to wrap the silverware in quotes! People unwrap their forks n’ knives and read their quotes aloud, pass them around. People want […]
Whether you are trying to lose weight, maintain or just stay healthy, making your way through the holiday season can be a challenge, which is why Our Lady of Weight Loss instructed me to roll out her Ten Commandments of […]
As we head into December, with our extra long to do list in one hand, and invitations to holiday parties and feasts of plenty in the other hand, I thought it might be utterly useful to know what foods keep […]
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Success Coach and host of the Our Lady of Weight Loss blog, gets it! We know that Extreme Food Diets are unhealthy, unsustainable and unrealistic, yet the desire for a quick and easy fix that eliminates […]
The Holiday Diet (a.k.a. the 28 Day CURE): Wake Up Thinner, Happier and more Energized on New Year’s Day This newly energized 28 day e-course (a.k.a. 28 day e-CURE) is sure to be the best cure ever. Start Date: Tues., […]
Hellooooooo Tushkateers! Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are happy to report that we made it through the storm. The major flooding was south and east of us – east by 3 blocks. As the wind ripped its […]
As Our Lady of Weight Loss traveled the Path to Sveltesville, she encouraged those who traveled with her to open their hearts and tune into abundance. “Take in a deep cleansing breath,” she said, “On the inhale, open your heart. […]
Got the Fat Belly Blues? Has your mid-section grown a section of its own? You’re not alone. Researchers have found that the fat cells in the abdomen produce a hormone called neuropeptide Y (NPY), an appetite stimulant previously believed to […]
Halloween is less than two weeks away, and I dare say, the “Just Say No to Candy” Halloween Plan just ain’t gonna’ cut it for most of us. And let me tell you why! Because saying “no, thank you” takes […]
Is there anything better than a Spinach and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Frittata? Well, maybe – but still, it’s a fabulous dish that’s not only healthy, low-calorie, and inexpensive, but it serves as a grand main dish! And … Oh […]
According to the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, your kitchen is the central part of your home that provides nourishment and sustains life. Therefore, it is the most important area in your home. In addition to having a profound […]
Orange is a healing color, a power color, a lucky color and … … my sources tell me that it increases the desire to eat, and … … it also stimulates curiosity, enthusiasm and creativity. If change of any kind […]
When I say “Comfort Food,” you say … no, you YELL, “Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Garlic Roasted Potatoes!” Here is the best ever garlic roasted potato recipes from the OLofWL kitchen! Ingredients15 whole garlic cloves 2 tbsp olive oil […]
Greetings y’all!!! I am excited to share these 4 Simple NON-FOOD TIPS to a Smaller and Taller you, because … … Sometimes it is about food; sometimes it’s not. Not directly anyway! Read on, follow these very simple non-food rules, […]
” …. what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in […]
One of my favorite dishes is fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and basil. It is to die for good, especially when you get seriously fresh mozzarella. Back in the day, my high school friend and I would visit her uncle in […]
Feeling bitter? A tad hostile? Perhaps argumentative, contentious, spiteful or even scrappy? If yes, then you can metaphorically offer your bitterness, or his or her bitterness, a cookie or a gumdrop. Or – if you take the literal route, and […]
All the dreamers in all the world are dizzy in the noodle. ~ Edie Adams Call me dizzy, call me a dreamer, call me noodle-crazy, but if you ask me, green noodles are fun! Agreed? Green Noodles ARE Fun! Which […]
For those of us who are interested in eating something that tickles our taste buds, satisfies to the point of happy, and fills us up healthy … … Then this recipe is for you!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss’s The […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss has been ‘after’ me, nagging at me, telling me to put together a mega-list of diet/weight loss tips for y’all. (I’m telling you … she is quite the boss.) Thing is, I wanted to put […]
Are you ready to get your Labor Day Grill On??? I am! And so is Our Lady of Weight Loss. She instructed me to share the following, because she is 100% positive that once you are turned onto grilled fruit, […]
Looking for a magic bullet? A miracle cure? Something that will add health to your life and help you lose that fat belly? If you’re looking for the ‘magic bullet,’ then you’ve come to the right place!!! Our Lady of […]
I woke up with a Jones for Peanut Butter and Bananas! Imagine that!!! My gut reaction to my Jones was to think,” steer away from PB and Bananas; way too many calories.” But, at closer examination, I realized that […]
Does “greasy tasting” equate to “more grease?” I thought so, but was I wrong?! *** “If you look at a French fry under a microscope, you’ll see that while it’s being fried, the water inside the food is rapidly expanding […]
Who is Lord of the Fries in your house? This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle features the French fry! Did you know that … 1. French fries account for more than 1/4th of all potatoes sold in the […]
Are you ready to cook up a vat of full of beans, full of life, high-spirited, zesty and tasty 3-bean chili? Here, your favorite Dysfunctional Chef, Janice Taylor, shares her summer to autumn favorite! CHILI FEVER (that’s an oyxmoron, […]
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? ~ Rumi TUSHKATEERS!!! Greetings to YOU, one n’ all!!!! Are you ready for yet another fabulous August day!!! Are you ready to spread your wings and fly through the […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “Our Lady of the Squash Blossoms” was inspired by squash blossoms! Did you know that summer squash blossoms? And that those blossoms are edible? Bright orange Squash Blossoms are primarily found […]
This afternoon, just as I was thinking, “I sure am in the mood for something sweet,” lo n’ behold, right there on the kitchen counter sat three ripe bananas, begging to be mashed! “Mash me,” they sang. “Okay, I will,” […]
Before you can achieve what you want, you need be know what you want… … What you really, really want. Not what you think you ‘should’ want or what others want for you, but what you really, really want! While […]
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence. ~ Norman Vincent Peale Helloooooo Beloved TUSHKATEERS!!! Happy end of July/ first week in August! And speaking of August!!!! Segueing straight into the week […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – “Sunflower Girl” – was inspired by the Sunflower. The sunflower stands tall. She keeps her face looking toward sunshine, thus eliminating shadows. With her head full of seeds, she is readied […]
Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either. ~ Bodhidharma TUSHKATEERS!!! Helloooooo!!! Howdy Do! … AND – guess where I am right now! 35,000 miles high in the sky; finishing this week’s […]
Greetings ! I wanted to remind y’all just how important breakfast is and not just because research shows that those who eat breakfast lose more weight than those who do not. More importantly, those who skip breakfast often find themselves […]
Does your home support your goals? Is your fridge stocked with the ‘right’ stuff? “Make Your Home Your Safe Haven“ is one of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s BASIC Rules. Because … … if your home does not support you, […]
When people ask me how I permanently removed over 50 pounds (11 years ago – my oh my, how time flies), I tell them that first and foremost I changed my mind (as Albert Einstein says, “You cannot solve a […]
Save Me from Myself 4th of July Sexy Cucumber Salad: Whenever there’s a gathering and the temptation to eat more than I really want seems likely, I whip up a salad or two and bring with. Sometimes I share; sometimes […]
I just returned from the corner fruit stand where I scored 2 pounds of fresh cherries, just in time to ‘cook up’ a fabulous lunch. Well … I don’t mean to imply that I am going to actually cook, as […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (she who guides me) is serious about weight loss, but not heavy! She asked me to share the following 9 tips with you that she feels will surely […]
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. ~ Benjamin Franklin Howdy TUSHKATEERS!!! How are you on this […]
Given the amount of contrasting talk ‘out there’ about the relevance of taking vitamin D and calcium supplements, I thought it useful to list what foods are ‘heavy’ in Calcium and vitamin D. First, an important word from the New […]
Anyone’s life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit. ~ Lillie Langtry Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! How are y’all doing? I must say; I am super duper fine. It’s summer and […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight LOSS JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “ENRICHED? That’s RICH” is inspired by “enriched white flour!” As it happened, I was reading, once again, about the ills of enriched, processed foods; which as it turns out can be […]
A great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge. One modest square of chocolate leads to another, and while we fight the urge, in the end, we mysteriously find ourselves holding […]
Did you hear about Edamame and Weight Loss? Going steadily together, researchers tell us that edamame (a.k.a. soy beans) which supplies a full 17 g of protein per cup, is a Super Duper POW Slimming Food! Reports from the Federal […]
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart. ~ Maya Angelou How are YOU, Dear Tushkateer??!? It’s been quite the week here; chock-a-block with life. […]
Do YOU want to look 5 pounds thinner, be more confident, and feel happier than you do right NOW? Say YES and then read on and follow Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s brilliant ‘be thin’ strategy! True or False: Good […]
This morning, one of my star clients (you are all stars) said to me, “Janice, your restaurant tip did the trick. I’ve not been able to make good choices, but now I can!” What advice had I given my […]
Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! Are YOU ready? Are you READY to shed worry and shed the pounds that accompany it? GREAT!!! Because, I have a number of Shed Worry/Shed Pounds Tips to share with you today! BUT .. Before I […]
Are ‘cravings’ a gateway to binging? It’s worse than we thought! “They” (as in researchers and scientists) tell us that not only can giving into cravings tip the Scales of Injustice into the wrong direction, but food cravings have been […]
A friend confessed that she frequently, throughout the day and sometimes throughout the night, visits her refrigerator, tugging on its door – opening and closing it – looking for an answer. Sometimes she looks in the vegetable bin – sometimes […]
Today’s Weight Loss Tip falls into the “Oh Yeah, but … “ column. “Oh yeah, I know that portion control is the ‘secret’ to not packing on the pounds.” “Oh Yeah, I know that small plates are a great idea […]
Greetings Tushkateers and Friends of Tushkateers! It has been a glorious week, has it not? A week of Easter eggs, Matzoh Brie, and Tulips, galore! Yes, I took a long (lunch break) walk yesterday with my boyfriend (a.k.a. husband of […]
This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle is entitled “Problems/Solutions.” If there is a problem, there must be a solution, no? Before you click through your problem and move to solution, read through these fabulous quotes that will bring […]
Is there a right and wrong way to Hard Boil an EGG???? Yes! Of course, and with Easter smack around the corner, I thought it a good time to share the info! How to HARD Boil an Egg … the […]
My client, who has already permanently removed a good 20 pounds of excess baggage, is nearing her goal weight: only 3.6 pounds to go. She is hoping to reach her ‘magic’ number before her next birthday, which is a short […]
It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. ~ Oprah Winfrey Good day Tushkateers! Are […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled: GRACKLE THIS – is inspired by the Great-Tailed Grackle, whose creaky call fills the air. I am currently in Southeastern Arizona. This morning, at first sound, I thought it a […]
As promised in my last Monday’s post, which mentioned the unmentionable, here follows the best beef hash recipe ever, courtesy of Sunflower Farmer’s Market monthly magazine, which is always chock-a-block with healthy and delicious meals! The Rosemary Hash weighs in […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I really don’t quite understand it, but food – in particular – sweets with a heavy emphasis on chocolate – has a crazy kind of power of me. It knows my name and […]
Greetings Tushkateers … and a very Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU! As I am sure you are well aware, today is Valentine’s Day. How exciting for both Our Lady of Weight Loss and me to celebrate the day with you! […]
Want to lose weight? Put a blue light in your refrigerator, as well as in your dining room. And … dye your food blue. Why? Blue food is rare in nature. Aside from blueberries and blue-purple potatoes, blue foods don’t […]
Paula Deen, the 64 year-old celebrity chef known for her rich Southern diet, is about to come out of the closet and announce that she does, indeed, have type 2 diabetes, a condition that is known to result from unhealthy […]
While you are roasting vegetables and eagerly awaiting your onions and carrots to soften, log onto Beliefnet and take the Politic-OMatic Quiz. An interesting buffet of political questions are presented to you that assess your beliefs and values in order […]
I’ve been thinking. Can you smell the wood burning? (Something my father used to say.) Yes, I’ve been thinking about resolutions and why it is that so many people start out on fire but ultimately fail to reach their goals. […]
Whether you are into setting resolutions or not, there is a certain wave of energy that comes with the New Year. It is a powerful energy that presents itself to you for its unmasking. And in this unmasking, you will […]
Research shows that when we help another, we are at the same time helping ourselves. Studies also show that laughter is a key ingredient to permanent fat removal! Therefore, Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent […]
Are you a ‘Food Addict?’ Is your weight stopping you from moving forward? Please take an honest look at the following questions and answer, ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ 1. Do you find that you have no ‘stopping mechanism’ and even though […]
Smile Big! It’s the holidays! Whether you are happy that it’s the holiday season or not; whether you can’t wait for it to be over, or not … smile! Smile BIG and the whole world smiles with you! The benefits […]
Holy Macaroni! Christmas is only 3 days away; we’re smack in the middle of Chanukah and Kwanzaa is right around the corner,too! You know what that means don’t you? It’s time to roll out and cue up the best holiday […]
How will you navigate the holiday table? Are you planning on saying “No, thank you” to everything? Really? Everything? Or – are you planning on saying “Yes, thanks” to everything? Really? Are you sure that you want to do that? […]
Greetings and Salutations Tushkateers!!! How’s it going? Have you lost your Holiday Mind yet? This past weekend, the ‘kids’ came for a visit (they’re like soooo old, they’re hardly kids, but they’re my kids, so they will forever be ‘the […]
Last night, I had a dream! Our Lady of Weight Loss was standing on the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway singing, “Ho Ho Ho,” as she handed out little bags of stardust to those who passed by. It was […]
People tend to cultivate strange (or should I say, even stranger) eating habits during the holiday season. Our routines are turned upside down. Temptation is here, there and everywhere. Between one thing and the other, some of us mysteriously […]
Whenever you fall, pick something up. ~Oswald Avery Side note before we begin: As I was about to proof read this and make sure that I’m not sending half-baked thoughts and sentences to you, my mother (95.5 years young) telephoned […]
Today, here, right NOW!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal wants to share with you The Best Weight Loss Affirmation EVER! After speaking to Tushkateers* and Our Lady of Weight Loss fans across the […]
Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling Clementine! Clementines are in season! Yesterday, when I walked into the supermarket and saw the boxes of clementines piled high, I nearly cried tears of joy. I mean it!!! I heart […]
I had a friend whose family had dinner together. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. They even had a spare bike for a friend. It just seemed so amazing to me. ~ […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is loosely inspired by the Queen of Pentacles (Tarot). I was reading about the Queen of Pentacles and the words that were used to described her, including but not limited to “festive, […]
It may (or may not) be difficult to believe (depending on what’s happening in your kitchen), but even though Thanksgiving was three (count em’ 3) days ago, people are still eating. And I don’t mean that they are eating […]
Both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are heading to the Bronx Zoo this morning, with my husband and the ‘kids.’ (The kids are adults now and as it turns out, we’re all pretty much the same age. […]
Greetings Tushkateers*!!! Boo Hoo or just Boo? IF you still have candy in your house, then toss it NOW! I’ll wait … yup. I’m just gonna’ sit here (all day if I have to) and wait till you’ve given it […]
Greetings, Salutations and Happy Halloween, to all Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s fans, Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), Beliefnet members in good-standing, et al! Our Lady of Weight Loss knows how a good many of us […]
Here is a very simple way to lose weight, drop pounds, or shed the excess layers of adipose tissue (call it what you like). It’s called the 3-Bite Diet (a.k.a. 3-Bite Rule). It’s simple, easy and guilt-free. And … the […]
Boo! Tushkateers, Are you ready for the pre-Halloween edition of the Kick in the Tush Club e-letter? Are you ready to see how many calories are in candy corn? We are but a few days away from Halloween. Are you […]
Greetings One n’ All! I’m uber-excited about my new way of cooking: combining healthy ingredients (always), creating recipes that won’t ‘weigh you down,’ (always) and NOW adding a sultry and sexy twist. What makes these recipes sultry and sexy? It’s […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, My friend told me that her friend’s friend ‘permanently’ removed 35 pounds just by eating healthfully and by eating half of what she used to eat. Half portions, I guess, you could call it. […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by a trip to the market!!! To market, to market to buy colorful beets … carrots, greens, peppers, blueberries. OMG! Contemplate “Eat Color-Fully. Be Healthy!” as you click through […]
You CAN’T LOSE IT … TILL YOU’VE LOST IT! … Straight from the Desk of Our Lady of Weight Loss – a public service announcement! If you really want to lose weight NOW, then you need to LOSE THE CHIPS, […]
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. ~ Arnold J. Toynbee Greetings Tushkateers! I received a most interesting email from Tushkateer Nancy! Nancy writes – referencing our 21 Day Miracle Cure: Want Power – “Have […]
Good Turn Daily – If you are a true scout, until you have performed your act of kindness your day is dark. You are as unhappy as is the grown-up who has begun his day without shaving or reading the […]
These smoothies are simply sensational. What can I say? It’s the truth! And even though I am ‘the’ Dysfunctional Chef, I can whip up a smoothie like nobody’s business! Please be sure that your ingredients are fresh. It would be […]
Stressed out and hungry? When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones. One of these is Cortisol, which gives us the biochemical strength we need to fight or flee […]
Once upon a time in the not too distant past, there was a ‘diet’ ice cream that was being sold in New York City. It was only 90 calories per serving and boy-oh-boy was it delicious! People loved it, and […]
In the 1600’s, chocolate was thought to be a powerful aphrodisiac, inflaming lustful passion. So much so that religious leaders banned monks and nuns from ingesting it. In 1997, three French senators campaigned to have chocolate reclassified as ‘vital foodstuff.’ […]
How often do you weigh yourself? Does the number freak you out? If it’s up, do you eat (more)? If it’s down, do you eat (more)? What to do? Giving up is not an option. Nor is freaking out. Here’s […]
This morning, while writing my cheery good morning note to Tushkateers across the land (see Kick in the Tush Club; you too can be a Tushkateer!), I included the following quote from Mark Twain, which I absolutely adore. I hope […]
Dear OLofWL ~ I can’t even begin to tell you how discouraged I am. Soooo discouraged. I got on the scale this morning, and I’ve only lost 2 pounds over the past two weeks. This is slower than molasses! I […]
Here is a Tasty Tidbit from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron said of permanent fat removal! While searching the Internet for interesting food facts, I stumbled upon one that gave pause for thought. “The average chocolate bar has […]
Stop saying the following words and/or phrases and you will lose it!!! Sometimes, we unknowingly toss words and phrases about that can and do have a negative impact. I thought it ‘utterly useful’ to review some of these words today. […]
Sometimes (99% of the time???), we get so caught up in our busy lives and our weight loss efforts; so happy with our new, healthy way of being, and enthralled by the “shrinking of the body,” that we forget to […]
Yesterday, we celebrated my mother, Harriet Taylor’s, 95th birthday. She was kind enough to share her Top 2 Secret Diet Tips with us! Please join with me in wishing Harriet a Happy Birthday (and many more)! Some of you […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I just love your humor and creativity!! I have a question. I was 5′ 4″ and now I am 5′ 2″ and weigh 133 pounds, but I want to get down to what […]
Even thought I know that water is essential to life, that it is key to my health, that it reduces cravings, and that it is a weight loss tool like no other; even though I know that it the most […]
When I ask people, “Why do you want to lose weight?” people often say, “Health and better energy.” While this may be true, it is often not the primary reason (or solo reason) that they want to lose weight. They […]
Did you know that saliva and its resident enzymes are serving both to liquefy and break down the food in your mouth, those morsels that you’ve been chewing on? It’s true and it’s a good thing. Because the longer you […]
Today is National Donut Day. Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts are giving away ‘free’ donuts, but are they really free??? National Donut Day was created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor American women who served donuts to soldiers […]
When Do You Put the Fork down, down, down? How do you know when you are sated? Today, I am going to lay out some simple steps that will help you to STOP EATING!!! (Unless, of course you are legitimately […]
Here follows some very interesting information about your skin, and five (5) ‘natural recipes’ for skin care, guaranteed to help you glow healthy, AND – major weight loss bonus here – if you utilize these recipes at night, after dinner, […]
Your favorite Dysfunctional Chef is celebrating Memorial Day with a National Burger Weekend! However, she’s not just sharing any old burger; she’s sharing her best secret salmon burger recipe, loaded with healthy ingredients and bursting with taste! You can fire […]
Close to 72 million votes were cast Wednesday, but not enough of them to save the best of the best, James Durbin. His Wednesday performance of Journey’s classic “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” and “Love Potion No. 9″ were brilliant and […]
There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. ~ Garson Kanin Stressed out and hungry? When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones. […]
In honor of National Prayer Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss asked me to share this prayer from her book, “Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal.” […]
Hard boiled eggs! Yes, there is a right way to boil them!!! 1. Do NOT use fresh eggs!!! They are difficult to peel. It’s best to use eggs that are near their expiration date. 2. To help center the yolks […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, asked me to share with you this downloadable version of her Easter Candy Chart. Download, print and carry with you! Make copies for your friends!!! Spread the word […]
Here, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach (that’s me) tells us that getting back on the weight loss bandwagon is but one simple step away! That’s right … just one step. One simple step! If you want to […]
While brewing up my Rise and Grind Wednesday pot of coffee, the Feng Shui Rules of the Stove surfaced in my foggy (pre-coffee mind), and I thought them important enough to share with you!!! Especially if prosperity is a concern! […]
Yesterday, while perusing my Facebook account (more specifically, looking in on my kids’ pages, so I know what’s happening in their life, like – oh, like they left town and forget to tell me …), I noted that my beloved […]
While shopping at our local grocery store, I eyed a display of strawberries. Strawberries, big red delicious, strawberries, piled high into the sky! True enough! Even though strawberry season is from June to mid-August, new farming methods extend its season from now (right now) till mid-December!
A new report in the April 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, unveils some foods that may seem good for you but aren’t necessarily–and advice on truly healthful foods to choose instead. Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway), if you are determined to stay fat, then chew on the unhealthy choices!!! Food for thought, hey?
Sometimes, when biting, tasting and licking other people’s foods, I have to stop myself and say to myself, “You might not be counting what you’re eating, but your body has a built-in calorie counter. Who are you foolin’?”
Since a great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge, I thought I’d share The 10 Truths of the Power of Chocolate that can help to (moderately) indulge, savor the flavor, incorporate, live with and love chocolate on a daily basis, as you stay healthy, wealthy and wise! Sounds good, yes? Great!!
What does Groundhog Day have to do with weight loss? Our Lady of Weight Loss says, “All roads lead to weight loss!” If the winter is getting you down, you might eat! If you are longing for spring, you might make an extra trip to the fridge. If it’s grey outside and/or snowing, you may turn to food to add color to your life! Here follow 9 Groundhog Day Quotes for you to chew on, as you smile and stay steady on your healthy living journey!
How Excited and Inspired Are You, Really? Are the goals you set your own, or are they coming from the ‘shoulds’ – ‘musts’ and ‘have tos’ that other people have laid upon you? If you are not excited, forgetaboutit.
Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she created fruits and vegetables colorful enough to seduce. From the brilliant red tomato to the powerful purple grape, all the colors of the rainbow are represented – and between them they offer a range of nutrients, antioxidants and other healthful compounds that are powerful enough to fight cancer, prevent strokes, protect the eyes – even lower ‘bad’ cholesterol.
When shopping at Sunflower Market, I picked up their monthly magazine, which is chock a block with health tips, recipes and more – and this recipe popped out at me for a few reasons. It’s delicious, healthy, easy to whip up, it weighs in at only 330 calories per serving! AND it’s a slow cooker recipe! (guess what I got for the holidays!) … Just its name gets me to salivating?!
Whether you are one of the 44% of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions or not, the new year does present an opportunity to reassess, revamp and revive. Today, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach shares 10 tips that will help you to keep the energy going!
Dopamine and norepinephrine increase our energy and level of alertness. Protein causes both dopamine and norepinephrine to be released in the brain. Foods that are connected to the release of these two neurotransmitters are: meat, chicken, fish, nuts, soy products, eggs and dairy products.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting herbologist, sleep expert, and creator of “Escape to Sleep” tonic, Geraldine O’Keefe. Because I know that getting the right amount of restful sleep is an important part of permanent weight loss, as well as an integral part of our mental health, I asked Geraldine to please impart some sleep wisdom upon me (so that I could pass it on to you)! If you want to live longer, be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all the day long, then read on!
Even though WW has deemed fruits to be ‘zero point’ foods, you don’t want to eat till you can’t breath, do you? Practice mindful eating.
I understand that we think ’tis the season to over-indulge, stuff ourselves silly and stress ourselves out, but it really doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to go along with the ‘agreed upon reality.’ You can – instead – wake up thinner, happier, and more energized than you are right now on New Year’s Day. All you need to do is incorporate these simple and easy tips into your daily routine
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle doubles as a puzzle and Thanksgiving Calorie Count Guide!
Have you thought it through? Suppose, just suppose, with all those good intentions in place, the sweet potato pie calls your name and you succumb. What will you do? How will you keep it light? Our Lady of Weight Loss to the rescue!
Breathing provides many of the same benefits that exercise does, and it will aid weight loss. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t exercise. I am saying that breathing will enhance your ability to exercise, in addition to help you burn fat!
Utterly useful diet tips from the patron saint of permanent fat removal… Our Lady of Weight Loss. Today … Want to wake up fast? Force the toxins and oils out of your skin? And … Give your metabolize a boost?
I just love baked sweet potatoes; don’t you? Delicious, satisfying, overflowing with vitamins and antioxidants, they are the perfect Thanksgiving side dish.
Now that Thanksgiving is around the corner and we have entered the Sweet Potato Season, I thought I’d serve up some shocking news about the sweet potato. Are you ready? Brace yourself.
Want to Lose It? Then, Snooze It! The International Journal of Obesity performed a study that showed people who sleep for more than nine hours each day are less likely to be overweight than those sleeping six hours or less.
If you want to easily and effortlessly lose weight, then listen up, because Our Lady of Weight Loss has got a (non-caloric) tasty tidbit that is sure to bring a content and svelte smile to your face!
Halloween, and its platters full of candy, is also the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season. For many that means that the season within which the healthy living goes out the window with ghosts and goblins and 7 extra pounds are delivered to thy stomach, thighs and hips is upon us! Is that what really want? To be out of control? Padding your body with another 7 extra pounds? OR … would you like to start the holiday season witha self-loving svelte smile?
Halloween is 6 days away! Our Lady of Weight Loss thought a calorie chart might come in handy. See what you are getting yourself.
As we get closer and closer to Halloween, I am beginning to think ‘orange’ … ‘blood orange,’ thus this very colorful, juicy and 5 yum delish recipe! Blood Orange Halloween and Jicama Salad from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchen.
How many times have you tried giving up the three c’s (cookies, cakes and candy)? Were you up-ended by a deep and inexplicable craving for Dulce de Leche Caramel Haagen Dazs ice cream? Are you a sugar addict?
You can burn an extra 350 calories per day, which translates to 3500 calories in 10 days or one pound permanently removed just by increasing your NEAT!
Studies in the US show that pumpkin seeds may help reduce hormone damage to the prostate, which in turn lessens the risk of developing prostate cancer. They’ve been used in certain areas of Europe to treat learning disorders. In China, pumpkin seeds are used to ward off depression, and pumpkin seed oil has been used for treatment of prostatitis.
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle from Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, is all about being grateful for your remarkable body! And remember, clicking burns calories. Enjoy your puzzle!
Coffee, the most popular drink in America – next to water – may help some lose weight as it increases the number of calories you burn per hour by 44%! Caffeinated coffee increases your metabolism. Cuppa Joe, be mine!
Here you go, this week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle from Our Lady of Weight Loss, guaranteed to keep your hands and mind busy; and to keep you out of the kitchen! Enjoy.
There’s been a lot of buzz on the Internet today about Mike and Molly’s fat jokes, some finding them offensive. Did you?
Can you have your cake, eat it, too and lose weight? A tasty question to chew on from your Weight Loss Success Coach, Janice Taylor.
Taste and food particles linger in your mouth and can trigger the desire to eat. If you can’t brush or floss when out, try rinsing with mouthwash!. (Keep a small bottle in your bag!). Get in there, clean those teen and neutralize your taste buds fast.
True or False? Janice Taylor shares 6 food myths that you probably still believe to be true.
If you met Betty Crocker while on your way to weighing less, what would you say when she offered you a slice of strawberry shortcake?
Today, I am excited to bake up and blend up an amazingly delicious, healthy dish for a couple of reasons. Not only is this recipe easy to make and overflowing with nutrients, it is made with eggplant – a vegetable. And just today, yet another study reported that Americans are not eating enough vegetables.
Not only is this recipe easy to make and overflowing with nutrients, it is made with eggplant – a vegetable. And just today, yet another study reported that Americans are not eating enough vegetables.
Janice Taylor, your Life & Weight Loss Success Coach, wants to know – how much weight loss drama have you participated in and/or created this week?
Take the edge off with pre-menu cocktails. 5 thirst-quenching, fat-flushing recipes from Our Lady of Weight Loss!
Yes, I am still talking about what to eat this weekend! Why? Because my in-box is flooded with emails from y’all asking me ‘what to eat?’ ‘what to bring?’ How to survive it!!!
I say, enjoy it! Make good, healthy choices and grill on!
As we head into this holiday weekend, we need to understand that our pre-frontal cortex has a limited supply of energy. Every time we use our ‘veto power’ to say ‘no, thank you’ to the multitude of foods that will inevitably be offered to us, hot off the grill, we are dipping into our limited supply of mental energies. What to do? How to sustain our resolve throughout the weekend? Read on!
Janice Taylor, Life & Weight Loss Success Coach is excited to share her two favorite BBQ recipes that are simply splendid and Our Lady of Weight Loss approved. 5 Yum Delish!