Dearest Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, any and all who aspire to be positive, spread joy and live a happier life, I invite you to be an oxygen giving tree, which is far more gratifying and easier […]
Dearest Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, any and all who aspire to be positive, spread joy and live a happier life, I invite you to be an oxygen giving tree, which is far more gratifying and easier […]
What does your body have to say about what you are eating? How often does the sight or smell of food drown out your body’s words of wisdom?
Greetings Tushkateers (member of the Kick in the Tush Club), Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and whomever else serendipitously landed on this page! As some of you know, we (my husband and I) moved from NYC to Tucson […]
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.
Just the other day, I was talking to a client and sharing the metaphor some of you may have read in my book All Is Forgiven, Move On or heard me speak about on the radio. I thought it worth […]
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 […]
Fatigue can whack us upside our heads any time of year, any time of day, especially during the holidays. So much to do. So little time. Am I right or am I right? I’m exhausted just thinking about how tired […]
Morning Tushkateers, Today’s fully loaded Kick in the Tush e-newsletter was inspired by a conversation I had with a client, who—for good reason and without ceremony—tossed the chocolate bars. (For those who are gasping, she actually packed ‘em up and […]
Have you ever heard the expression “You are what you eat?” Yes? Well, Our Lady of Weight Loss has a different spin on things. She says, “You are what you say.” Our Lady of Weight Loss wisely points out that […]
People tell me that they begin their diets (a.k.a. healthy living plans) by cutting back on or eliminating high fat and/or sugary foods. Sounds like a smart place to start? Maybe yes, but maybe no! Maybe, just maybe, a better […]
Dearest Tushkateers (members of the KITT Club) and Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, How are you on this amazingly possibility filled, WeightLess Monday? Ready to experience the full weight of WeightLessNess? As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy […]
Given the winter storms that are circling about including but not limited to the Georgia freeze, as well as the snow in the northeast; these spring into fat-burning action tips may seem a bit premature. But on the other hand, […]
I went wild at the supermarket yesterday, filling up my cart with a beautiful assortment of colorful vegetables. And then…when I arrived home, in Antioxidant Girl style, I unpacked the reusable grocery bags, chopped, sliced, cubed, sprinkled, baked and ate…healthy! […]
Hello Tushkateers! Today, the Best Weight Loss Video EVER, from the Our Lady of Weight Loss archives! “What Foods Do YOU Find Irresistible?” Laugh it up while you slim down! Hungry for more laughter? Then join Our Lady of Weight […]
“Being diligent in your practice should not depend on your mood of the moment. Whether your meditation session is enjoyable or irritating, easy or hard, the important thing is to persevere. It is when you don’t feel like meditating that […]
How are you going to survive Halloween without gaining weight? By clicking your way (weigh) through! Keeping both your mind and your hands busy is one fab strategy that works! Click through Halloween Orange! Send Halloween Orange, the e-card to […]
Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality. ~ James Womack I had a curious conversation with star client CM … I asked CM, “On a scale from […]
No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen. ~ Jewish Proverb Imagine Dear Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and anyone else who has landed on these pages, what it would be like if […]
The Journal of the American Medical Association tells us that writing about stressful situations, stressful life events, even the stressors of daily living helps to reduce symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. This is just one study in a growing […]
Every so often, someone says something to me about my newly found thinness that is upsetting and sends me reeling. (Yes, it’s been twelve years since I permanently removed over 50 pounds, but it still feels newly found. Until I […]
Just yesterday, when I took a much-needed break from working hard on my latest art masterpiece, a self-portrait soon to be unveiled, entitled: Miss Frozen Peas, 2013, I encountered a young man playing the Sitar. Mr. Sitar-Player had seated himself […]
What’s your #story? Your “I’m Fat” story? Your “I just can’t lose it” story? My story starts when I was born–born fat. I was the only baby in the hospital nursery to gain weight. Babies generally speaking lose their first […]
Roger Babson (first to mathematically analyze stock), relied upon his experience of the stock market that change is not uniform. Change goes through peaks and valleys like the stock market. And so does the number of the Scales of Injustice. […]
Remember the old days when folks thought chocolate caused acne, rotted your teeth and made you fat? Boy-oh-boy, were they misguided or what?! Scientists now tell us that dark chocolate (the kind that contains 70% cocoa solids) is good for […]
Sloppy Joe’s are an American creation that has been around since at least the 1950s. Popular with most children, a favorite in lunch rooms in schools from sea to shining sea, Sloppy Joe’s are also a favorite of parents, as […]
Enjoy life – there are no re-runs. – Shirl Lowery Helloooo Dear, Sweet Tushkateers!!! How are you on this spectacular summer day? I am Ok! Even better than that: I am A-Okay! I have had an amazing week, and […]
Because “You are What You Say (aloud and inside your mind),” and because positive self talk has the power to increase self-confidence, reduce stress and basically make your life infinitely more enjoyable, sending ripples of happiness throughout your world, I […]
Either as a side salad or a main dish, this is my kind of sexy summer salad! It’s fast, simple and delish! Ingredients: 16 ounces Fusilli pasta, cooked1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained and cut into thin strips. […]
#Walk it off! Studies from both the University of South Carolina and University of Tennessee showed that people who walk fewer than 5,000 steps per day were heavier than those who walked at least 9,000 steps; and those who upped […]
You are Getting Sleepy Report – A recent study conducted by the Harvard Women’s Health Watch reports that sleep difficulties visit 75% of us at least a few nights per week. A short-lived bout of insomnia is nothing to worry […]
Healthy living, for adults or children alike, isn’t just about the foods that we eat. It’s about being positive, nurturing relationships, and much more. Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert and Our Lady of Weight Loss, […]
“I believe in roses. And I believe in putting roses into a vase and sitting the vase on the table. I believe in getting lost and being found, I believe in going barefoot, and in laughter! My religion is to […]
“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 […]
There was a man whose name was Graham: Sylvester Graham. He was a man on a mission; his main thrust was to curb lust. Graham (1794 –1851), the 17th child of the Reverend John Graham was – in 1826 – […]
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein Happy Spring Tushkateers! Can you hear the birds chirping? Louder than it was yesterday, yes? […]
I was thrift shopping and found an “deviled egg tray” in the “fancy” cabinet that holds all the really prized and expensive household items. It was marked $18, which I thought was crazy high for the corner thrift store; and […]
How to utilize this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, inspired by The Empress, to manifest abundance, sensuality, creativity as well as inner and outer beauty! 1. As you click through The Empress, become aware of your body, as […]
The Zen master Hakuin used to tell his students about an old woman who owned a tea shop in the village. She was skilled in the tea ceremony, Hakuin said, and her understanding of Zen was superb. Many students wondered […]
The New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, poked fun of his “fat” self on David Letterman. Whether you think Govenor Christie’s weight is a potential hazard to his running for the presidency or not, I think we can all agree that […]
“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” ~ W.M. Lewis Hello Tushkateers! Before we move into this week’s KITT Club e-letter, allow me first to share a […]
As some of you know — in my life — “life” is happening is a big way. Life is happening in the form of death, as my 96 year-amazingly-awesome mother begins to leave us. With a fully open and grateful […]
The concept of earthing, a.k.a. grounding, is in simplest terms, waking barefoot. And, in doing so you ground yourself to the earth, whose energy can help you to live a healthier and therefore happier life. On an intuitive level, it […]
One strategy that is sure to help you wake up thinner on new year’s day is to eat an apple 15 minutes before your meals! According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, you can reduce your calorie intake by […]
This dish is so good, it takes all kinds of restraint NOT to eat it before it hits the table, which frankly I seem to be lacking. I’d be lost without my duct tape (hilarious video!)! It is DIVINE! […]
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 […]
This Dysfunctional Chef was blown away by this easy to prepare and very satisfying bread pudding! INGREDIENTS 3 large eggs 6 egg whites 2 cups milk * 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme pinch ground nutmeg salt n’ pepper to taste (easy […]
Never use violence of any kind. Never threaten violence in any way. Never even think violent thoughts. Never argue because it attacks another’s opinion. Never criticize because it attacks another’s ego. And your success is guaranteed. ~ Mohandas Gandhi […]
Self sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure that it doesn’t happen. ~ Alyce P. Cornyn Bonjour, Good Day, Shalom and What’s up TUSHKATEERS!!!! How goes it? What’s happening in your neck of […]
TURN A DEAF EAR TO CAKE Many of my clients tell me that they feel as if they are entitled to a treat after a long, hard day at work or a complicated day at home. “I deserve to have […]
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 […]
People call me, text me, email me, and sometimes even send massively long missives the old fashioned way, via the United States Postal Service, to let me know that they not only want to change, but they are ready to […]
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. ~ Albert Camus TUSHKATEERS!!! Are you ready for a gentle, positive, and happy Kick in the Tush that shifts your mental map, changes your perspective and your point […]
This morning a coalition of food safety advocates, medical experts and foodborne illness victims held a telebriefing to discuss the critical need for full implementation and funding of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). I participated in same and […]
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 […]
Are you ready to jump head first into week 10 of the Feed Your Soul Project? Are you ready to … pull out your mental weeds? Think happy thoughts and/or cultivate habit awareness? Just imagine what your life could look […]
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 […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled PIG CROSSING, is inspired by the 4th of July, Independence Day! Are you ready for the marching bands, parades, fireworks, and the BBQs? Last year more than 80 million folk participated […]
Want to help your man lower his risk of prostate cancer? Then, according to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, you best feed him tomatoes! Ripe, juicy, red tomatoes! From the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens here follows […]
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 […]
Howdy All! It’s Soul-Full Thursday! The day that we focus on enhancing our ability to live and love with enthusiasm; the day we focus on the little things in life that are oh so meaningful! Here follows Tips 51-60 (shooting […]
Did you know that approximately ninety percent of Americans believe in God? And 67% of Americans are overweight (1/3 of which are obese). For those who believe and are overweight, I am wondering … Do you believe that it God’s […]
New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday plans to ban the sale of sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and entertainment venues. Upon hearing the news, Our Lady of Weight Loss thought it a good […]
This week’s Dysfunctional Chef Recipe shines the spotlight on blackberries, a.k.a. “black caps,” an extraordinarily healthy food. Black Caps are high in antioxidants, a substance that protects the body by neutralizing free radicals or unstable oxygen molecules, which are known […]
Yes, today is my birthday, and I am celebrating and experiencing it ‘modern day style’ – via social media. My Facebook page is amass with birthday greetings, which I must say is a splendid way to start the day! I’ve […]
“We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s […]
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. ~ Andre Gide Hello and How’s It Goin’ ??? … Tushkateers !!! Last night, I got to ‘thinking!!!’ (Imagine that!!!) […]
I love a good nap. Sometimes it’s the only thing getting me up in the morning. ~ George Costanza, Seinfeld : George Sleeping Under His Desk The Exhausted Modern World. The modern world puts enormous value on being as productive […]
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 […]
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 […]
WHAT IS ACCEPTANCE? Buddhism’s first noble truth, “All life is suffering,” is an invitation for people to accept that suffering is a natural part of life. The term “Kabbalah” literally means acceptance. Acceptance is the fifth stage of the Kubler-Ross […]
We all experience stress. It is a natural and necessary part of life. However, persistent stress that is not resolved is deemed ‘distress,’ and it can lead to anxiety, depression, diminished health and for us emotional eaters, extreme stress 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! […]
Anyone out there remember the “Manwich?” In 1969, Hunt’s introduced its Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce and it revolutionized the Sloppy Joe. It sure was a staple in our kitchen. My mother, the gourmet, used to break it out on […]
Greetings Tushkateers!!! How are you on this fabulous morning (afternoon or evening, depending on your time zone)? I’m just ‘dandy’ – ‘peachy keen’ – maybe even ‘groovy.’ It’s not my style to toss out an empty “how are you?” I […]
I stumbled upon a gaggle of “Healthy Living Quotes” that I found interesting. Not just because they were profound or struck a personal cord, but rather because the majority of them were said hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years […]
President Obama delivered a fine State of the Union address last night, but OMG!!! … he forgot the MONEY RITUALS!!! Therefore, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I thought we’d share our 5 best money rituals with you! They are […]
Did you know that one little biscuit is somewhere between 120 and 180 calories? (Source: CalorieCount/About.com) One of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Golden Rules of Permanent Fat Removal is to check the nutritional information before chowing down. No guilt. […]
National Hugging Day, which has become an internationally recognized observation that embraces hugging (pardon the pun), is but three days away (Saturday, January 21). So, I thought it a good time to roll out and review The Rules of The […]
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 […]
It’s KICK in the TUSH TUESDAY!!! Every Tuesday, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Artist, author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss books, and creator of the Kick in the Tush Club, shares a portion of […]
As we find ourselves knee deep in holiday feasts of plenty, I thought it might be useful to know what foods bring forth the best feelings. Yes, foods change the chemical structure in your brain, and therefore have an impact […]
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 […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss and I had a meeting of the creative minds last night and decided that it would be fun (and useful) to take the following Thanksgiving quotes (our favorites), write them out on pretty strips of […]
Tomorrow’s unique confluence of dates, 11.11.11, is the talk of the town! Talk of the Universe, really! Here follow 11 interesting facts about 11.11.11. 11.11.11 is special because … 1. The day comes around once every 100 years. 2. 2 […]
Is your zig in a zag? Is your energy stuck on ‘low burn? Are you in a ‘slump?’ Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, tells us … “Whenever I’m in a slump, the first thing that I do is investigate […]
No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” ~ Jewish Proverb Just Listen! Imagine what it would be like if we really listened to each other? You know, instead of half-listening; instead of ‘sort of’ paying […]
I was having a kick-tush conversation with one of my star clients (you are all stars) regarding sexuality and sensuality. Certainly, weight can and does bring up issues with or concerns about sexuality; increased sexuality, decreased sexuality, et cetera. But […]
Livestock ‘grown’ in the U.S. consumed about 29 million pounds of antibiotics in 2009. (I thought that animals were ‘raised’ and not ‘grown?’ Huh?) On August 3, after ground turkey was linked to an antibiotic resistant strain of salmonella that […]
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 […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is entitled “Install Empowering Habits.” I don’t know if you know this or not – but listen up – because this is a ‘learning’ that can change your life. The Learning: You […]
Planning? What is it good for? Absolutely everything! Yet, we resist. There are those of us who exhibit quite a bit of resistance around planning our meals, making time for food shopping, and exercise. Is it really that complicated to […]
Can you imagine? Back in the day, we were naive enough to believe that La Parle Obesity Soap reduced fat, without dieting or gymnastics. (Gymnastics!!! wow, not exercise. I’m having a flash back to ‘gym’ class, and the gymnastic portion […]
Our body image (a.k.a. body esteem) is the picture we have of our physical body. It is an inner view of our outer self. It is formed by our awareness, imagination and emotions. It is ever-shifting. It changes depending upon […]
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 I needed to get to from Point A to Point B, and I felt like walking. Never mind the headline, “Boiling Heat Refuses to Simmer.” So what if the temperature is going to hit 100. As I walked, […]
We are, according to the annual report, “F as In Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011” released on Thursday by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), fatter than ever! (Click HERE for […]
Yesterday, I woke up. Yes, presumably a good way to begin the day! BUT, I was immediately met with the DRILLING! “They” were breaking up and tarring the streets. The noise level, I am willing to bet, was close to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Happy Meatless Monday to you!!! Did you know that you can improve your personal health and the health of the planet by eating less meat? Meatless Monday, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns in association with the Johns Hopkins’ […]
My friend, Tammy, told me that one summer, when she was a kid, she went to marine biology camp. And … while wearing rubber hip boots, she got stuck in the mud. The more she struggled to pull herself out, […]
The SUMMER of MIRACLE WHIPS a 6 week e-coaching solution Janice Taylor, your Life & Weight Loss Success Coach has DECLARED this The Summer of Miracle Whips (and, NO! I’m not talking about mayonnaise) … In […]
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 […]
On the one hand maybe I’m being overly dramatic by stating that these 6 Supermarket Food Safety Tips CAN save your life; but on the other hand, maybe they can and maybe they will!!! At the very least, they can […]
This week’s GET JIGGY SUNDAY WEIGHT LOSS JIGSAW PUZZLE in inspired by “The Empress,” one of the major arcana cards in the Tarot. The traditional Empress is filled with love and pregnant with possibility, as is the Modern Day Empress! […]
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 […]
We all know that drinking water is an absolute must! Water covers approximately 70 percent of the earth’s surface and is an essential component in most living things. Our bodies are more than 75 percent water, our blood is more […]
Whether or not you decide to follow the 17 Day Diet Plan (the new hot fat-melting plan on the block), you need to know that it’s not about the food – it’s not about your fat – it’s about your […]
“Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.” Want to guess what item in your house has […]
What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Chew on these facts! Watch the video! and then … WAKE UP!!! to the truth and do something about it!
,,,, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. No matter how carefully a project is planned, something may still ‘go wrong’ with it. When lucky, we experience a minor glitch; a glitch so small and short-lived that you hardly notice it – a transient fault that corrects itself. However, there are the times when a hornet’s nest of difficulties presents itself, and you need to change course, immediately, lest you get knocked off your tush! Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, shares 8 ways to ‘keep balance.’
How will you utilize your extra hour; the hour that you will have ‘gained’ this weekend? Will you shake off your tale feathers and take a long walk into the ‘light?’ Will you allow the ‘light’ to shine bright or will you set your dial to dim? How will you best use your extra hour? Weigh-in Here!
Scientists recently found that sweetened caffeinated coffee not only gives you an energy boost to prepare you for your busy day, but it also help you to remember by boosting cognitive performance.
First, the fascinating facts that make for most excellent “Table Talk.” Followed by the recipe – Roasted Chick Peas and Asparagus with Mint. A non-meat, protein powerhouse of a meal! Please note that it takes approximately 4 years to produce a sizable crop of asparagus. So – when eating – please consider slowly down and appreciating its journey!
If you’re like me, living a balanced and healthy lifestyle isn’t easy and it’s hard finding answers to these really tough questions…
* How can I decrease stress and increase energy?
* How can I achieve better health at any age?
* High carb, low carb, raw food, what’s best?
* How can I create healthier relationships?
* What is whole health?
I have spent the past 2.5 hours (no kidding – 2.5 hours!) leafing through my recipes, looking for the right delish dish to whip up for Sunday night’s Oscar extravaganza. The criteria: something festive, colorful and comforting, just in case my picks don’t win – and – healthy!
37 percent of Americans have cardiovascular disease.
34 percent of U.S. adults have hypertension.
36 percent have pre-hypertension. …. read on
Last night, while watching Hollywood Week on American Idol, I whipped up a batch of my best White Bean Stew. Just as Casey Abrams’ was up at the mike, singing and a strumming “Georgia On My Mind,” I was dishing out the bean stew (with a simple salad). It was extraordinary! The stew, the salad and Casey Abrams.
If it’s Wednesday, it’s time to Rise and Grind! AND if you want to give a positive jolt to your morning, then try this quick scalp and facial massage.
Today, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, shares 5 tips to St. Valentine’s (self) Love. Janice said, “I’m not quite sure why it is so difficult to ‘love thyself,’ the number one commandment of Our Lady of Weight Loss’ 10 Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal (a.k.a. weight loss) but apparently – it is!”
Imagine waking up happy, starting the day with a smile on your face! You slip on your cozy slippers and make your way into the kitchen, where you are met with a hot bowl of steel cut oats, a bowl of fresh fruit, a poached egg perhaps (yum, I’m getting hungry). You sit at the table and before you eat (and/or afterwards – your choice) you chant your morning mantra and the fat mysteriously melts away!!!
Dr. Weil challenges the idea that old age has to be a time of decline and chronic illness. He believes that we can live well, live long and then – die expeditiously. Our goal should be to increase the number of healthy years a person lives, not simply the total number of years. To do this, we need to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The how to’s of what a healthy lifestyle means were covered, in depth.
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!
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is all about WELLNESS!!! Wellness, a curious concept. What does wellness mean to you? Click through and weigh-in!
f this tsunami of gloomy feelings comes at the end of a cold or dreary January, after feeling so high and so sure that this year would be the year, forgetaboutit. We have hit into the trifecta of upset: Broken resolve, busted zippers, heavy hearts.
What do you think might happen if you placed a fridge on your refrigerator door? Do you think that it would deter you from opening it? If you were to hang mirrors in strategic locations in your home, do you think it would reflect your body and reinforce your resolve to change your image? Do you think that you would approach the mirror with love and kindness in your heart?
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.
Get Jiggy Weight Loss Sunday is here! Today, the Queen of Knives has some inspiring words to share with us.
The Six of Spoons appears when you are ready (or almost ready) to receive the reward you deserve! from Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Weight Loss Success Coach … a fun, creative and inspired way to weigh less!
A burst of hope accompanies each and every New Year promise, followed by a wave of excited and elation! Your intentions are good but … as soon as you hit an unavoidable bump in the road … self-doubt sets in and your inner-critic (a.k.a. your evil twin) pipes up.
Did you know that just one or two ounces of almonds, peanuts, cashews, pistachios or walnuts – delivers a fully-body health punch??? Studies show that nuts help prevent type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Nuts also promote longevity! (Talking about longevity, my mom is almost 95 and she’s plenty nuts!
If you, too, have difficulty with your morning Rise & Grind or suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), then you might want to take a look at the Sun Alarm! What will they think of next???
From the our Lady of Weight Loss 2011 Health Living Plan … STUDIES SHOW that SMALL AMOUNTS OF BRISK WALKING helps to keep you healthy? Learn how to decrease your chances of developing Colon Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Strokes and worse by WALKING!!!
I happened while searching for happiness on the Internet (where else would you look for happiness or anything else for that matter), hoping to order me some and have it delivered in time for Christmas, I stumbled upon “The Secret Society of Happy People.”
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!
Do you feel as if you are fighting feelings of exhaustion throughout the day? Are you moving too fast? Perhaps, feeling depleted is a wake up call to slow down! Let your body rest and as you begin to slow down, tune into your body’s natural state!
What will you bring to Thanksgiving that can help you navigate the screaming children? What will you bring that will keep you strong and able to say ‘no thank you’ to the heavily spiked Egg Nog when the slings and arrows of miss-communication are being sent your way? Seriously?!
Labels help us to justify and rationalize the limitations we imagine we have and further help us to hone our ‘victim’ act. Playing victim to food, people and circumstances. Let’s remove those labels before we get to the Thanksgiving Table.
Preliminary findings from the World Health Organization found that the noises that we do our best not to hear during the dark of the night … can have a negative impact. Just how negative? Read on!!!
Could it be that we are all that busy? So busy, rushed and stressed that we seriously don’t have time to breathe? Or think? Or reflect? Or take care of ourselves? As one of my star coaching clients – S. Tar. (yes, that is her real name) says, “We are not human beings; we are human runnings. I want to stop running; and start being.”
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.
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!
The NOW Foundation launches its “Love Your Body” campaign this Wednesday, October 20. In recognition here follows 10 of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s favorite Love Your Body quotes – to inspire and to ignite self-love!
Why would this 50 pound weight-loss-winner, the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss volunteer to bring – of all things – dessert? And why “Fresh Figs Drizzled with Love?” Tune in, taste it and hum!
The body needs time to rest and repair. If your body doesn’t get the rest it needs, it basically “believes” that it is under constant threat. If you are under prolonged stress, your body refuses to give up stored fuel. Fat is designed as a storage tank for energy, and regular rest allows the body to slow down and release storage fats.
I researched Meridia and found that there was a link between this drug and the risk of heart attack and stroke. In addition, I discovered that the drug had already been recalled in Europe, after a research report known as SCOUT (Sibutramine Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial) was published. …. read on!
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!
“Happiness lies at the intersection between pleasure and meaning. Whether at work or at home, the goal is to engage in activities that are both personally significant and enjoyable.” …. What activities are you engaged in that are both significant and enjoyable? That lie at the intersection between pleasure and meaning? Are you pursuing your dreams, your desires?
Are you feeling depressed, defeated and deprived? Are you losing the battle of the bulge? Well, no need to despair. Your Weight Loss Success Coach, Janice Taylor, has the best ever diet tip to share with you, and she can pretty much promise that if you follow it, you will make this journey an easy (relatively speaking) one!
Have you ever gotten so beautifully and intensely absorbed in an ‘action’ that time ceased to exist? You look up from the task at hand and two, three or more hours have mysteriously passed without your being aware of it? Join Janice Taylor, Your Weight Loss Success Coach, for a ‘flow experience.’
Islam was born in a cradle of tribal turmoil, and the arrival of one God who vanquished hundreds of ancient Arabian gods changed the world forever. God reached down into the life of Muhammad, a settled husband and father, and spoke through him. Muhammad’s divine and dangerous task was to convince his people to renounce their ancestral idols and superstitious veneration of multiple gods. …. read on!
You may say that electric curlers and gold teeth are apples and oranges. But regardless of these facts, this doctor is making a spot judgment – about both the woman and our healthcare system – based on anecdotal evidence. Would he diagnose a disease based on so few facts? I doubt it.
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.
Here, in – The 21 Day Cure: Feed Your Soul. Lose Weight. – Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, Hypnotherapist and 50 pound weight-loss-winner, reveals the secrets of permanent 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!
Holy Guacamole! Who would have thunk it? According to researchers at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, dieters with an optimistic view and high hopes for a thinner future are less likely to lose weight than their pessimistic counterparts. Optimists have […]
Always in search of a new fruit or vegetable, you can imagine my delight when this morning, while squeezing fruit at the Olive Market (125th street between Madison and Fifth Avenues), I stumbled upon the mysterious Kumato.
This week’s Our Lady of Weight Loss Jigsaw Weight Loss Art puzzle was inspired by the Simon & Garfunkel song, “Feeling Groovy.” Designed to keep you motivated and smiling.
For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. (Source: Wikipedia) Here follow a dozen quotes that fill the soul.
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, she who has devoted a great deal of time to examining the way in which people eat, there are 10 basic eating styles – from Gulp n’ Go to Totally Beige to the Food Architect. Which style is yours?
We can’t blame our children for wanting to hit those devil-filled vending machines, can we? But we can take action and help put and keep our children on the healthy path!
Here are some thoughtful tips on how to keep your children happy and healthy in the face of school (lunches).
Research recently published in the “Journal of Obesity” reveals that treating yourself for behavior changes (i.e. chewing slowly, using small plates, keeping your house stocked with the ‘right’ stuff) may ultimately help you to lose more weight than rewarding yourself based on the number on the “Scales of Injustice.”
As Oscar Wilde so brilliantly put it, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Some of us embrace the idea of being ourselves – a freeing concept – while others ‘try’ to be themselves – not exactly knowing who they are and a bit reluctant to put it out there! Here follow 8 kick-tush ways for you to be you!
With each ounce that you let go of, take a moment to say, “I thank you for traveling with me thus far, and now I’d like to say good-bye.” You might put your hand on your stomach, your hips or any other part of you that has been holding on to excess weight, as you say this, allowing yourself to get ‘in touch’ with your changing body.
Prior to learning about the Mouth of Chi, I confess that I hadn’t give much thought to the importance of entry points, nor had I even considered my physical mouth an entry point or boundary. Now, with a different level of awareness, I will be mindful and give more thought and meaning to what I put in my mouth and what comes out of it.
The Nutrisystem Diet Index™ report details our ongoing obsession with weight loss and all the counterintuitive things that we are willing to give up to lose weight or willing to do to lose weight.
Do you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia also known as friggatriskaidekaphobia – an irrational fear of Friday the 13th – and/or triskaidekaphobia – an irrational fear of things associated with the number thirteen? Does the fact that today is Friday the 13th send chills down your spine?
The Hermitess stands alone in her trust that she can nurture herself. She understands that it is time to choose a path that moves her away from comfort foods, away from society’s view on food, diet and body type and size and towards her own compelling future.
If perfectionism is interfering with your life, in any way (weigh), shape (pear shaped or apple) or form, I invite you to consider letting go of this potentially dangerous characteristic.
Donna said, “I love to cook for my family for the holidays and I’m not giving it up. My mother didn’t cook or bake for us during the holidays when I was a kid, and I’d always wanted her to. So, I cook up and bake up a storm each and every year for my family, and I am not going to stop! My kids, my husband, everyone – they love it. And, I repeat, I am not giving it up!”
Yesterday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its report on obesity in America. And guess what? We’re fatter than ever. On the one hand, it is shocking to find that to be the case. We’re trying so […]
Got the afternoon blues? Blahs? Need a lift? Janice Taylor can get your energy moving! The perfect food.
Can’t stop yourself from reaching for those cookies? Well … It’s NOT that there’s something wrong with you; it’s NOT that you have no will power – maybe you’re just stressed.
Did Bill lose those 15 pounds or permanently remove them? Will he find them again? Will they move back in? Here, your Weight Loss Coach, Janice Taylor weighs-in on the difference between wedding weight loss and permanent fat removal!
I know that you are all looking for the magic bullet; a pill that will kill your appetite, cravings and send you on the fast track to Sveltesville. BUTT … if it’s too good to be true, it IS too good to be true. Read how this Tushkateer lost 57 pounds with the help of a magic bullet, BUT found it, again! that’s one big BUTT!
Looking for a magic bullet? A miracle cure? Something that will add health to your life and help you lose that fat belly? Antioxidant Girl to the rescue!
According to new research from Northwestern Medicine, women who carry excess weight around their hips, a.k.a. pear shaped women, are likely to experience more memory loss than their apple-shaped counterparts.
Here, Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, shares 4 fabulous tips on how you can shelve the worries and get a restful night. Sleep baby, sleep!
Complete this Get Jiggy Jigsaw Puzzle and the ultimate way to weigh less and finally, once and for all, put an end to those sweet tooth cravings that are sabotaging your weight loss efforts will be revealed!!!
Just as I was ‘getting’ and ‘living’ the Buddhist principle of “Right Speech,” the third of the eight path factors in the Noble Eightfold Path, along come Lindsay, Bristol and Mel. Too juicy to pass it up!
How many broken eggs does it take to change … a weight loss riddle that motivates!
Our skin is so sensitive that when we apply creams, lotions and skin products alike, they get absorbed by the pores and take a little voyage into the blood stream. We wouldn’t want any uninvited toxic substances entering our bodies, would we?
Food for Thought: If you don’t know the person who resides underneath the fat, if you so closely identify with the excess layers, if the fat is protecting ‘you’ in any way, shape or form, it is difficult to imagine any other weigh or way.
This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Puzzle will not only keep your hands and mind busy and out of the kitchen, but it will reveal one of the best diet secrets ever!
Yes, you are on a healthy living Adventure (with a capital “A”). With a little willingness to experiment and a roll of duct-tape (huh? See video below) … you too can cook up the most amazing dishes that are more delish and satisfying than you ever imagined.
Start planning your Emmy party. The nominations are in and so are the party recipes!
It is sweltering hot – dangerously hot – in many areas of the States. Right here, on my block, it hit an all time high yesterday of 103 degrees! I ‘ran’ whatever errands I needed to ‘run’ at a crawl with a bottle of ice water in one hand and a ‘spritzer’ (a.k.a. spray bottle filled with ice water) in the other! Here, I share my best 7 Simple Summertime BEAT the HEAT Strategies.
We prefer mindless dieting to mindful eating. We want someone to tell us what to do. Serve up a simple plan, if you will. We intellectually understand that there is no ‘magic bullet,’ but we still cling to the hope that there is one. And, so we are willing to entertain yet another fad diet. Enter the picture …
Even though it was hot enough to fry an egg on the street this morning (97 degrees and counting!), I resisted; and instead, I pulled out my blender from under the counter, dusted it off and declared it “Smoothie Season.”
Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzles keep your hands and mind busy (and out of the cookie jar). Enjoy this week’s puzzle: Up Close and Personal with Leaf.
“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 muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” ~ Erma Bombeck
Food journaling keeps us honest. It helps us to keep track of what we eat and identify when and why we eat. In other words, keeping a food journal can shed light on our eating habits. Statistics show that those who keep food journals are more successful at losing weight and keeping it off (permanent fat removal) than those who do not.
Last week, I did a segment for Better.tv and along with some fabulous tips on summer weight loss, offered up my two best gazpacho recipes. It was great fun. While you’re whipping up a great healthy summer batch of gazpacho, watch the video!
It’s Jigsaw Sundae (oops, Freudian slip) … Sunday! Our Lady of Weight Loss here with your weekly Get Jiggy, Keep Your Hands Busy puzzle!
“HUGE,” a new drama, starring Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky and Hayley Hasselhoff (yup, David Hasselhoff’s daughter) premieres this Monday, June 28th on ABC Family, The story takes place at a Camp Shane, a weight loss camp for kids located in upstate New York, where larger-than-life teens sort through the challenges and of being an overweight teenager.
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