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Summer Weight Loss: Grill Your Bun

Before you uncover your grill and get your beef patties a burnin,’ and your buns a toastin,’ please do take a moment to ingest these hale & hearty and healthful tips from the master of permanent fat removal, Janice Taylor (50 pound big-time-loser).

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WATCH THIS! Did Oprah Rig Votes Against Zach Anner?

People please! These rumors are getting to me. I’m about ready to eat something to stuff down the silliness of it all!!! But instead, I’m going to share Zach Anner’s video and slim down while I laugh it up!

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Today is … Eat Your Vegetables Day (to die for recipe included)

Today, June 17th, is yet another ‘bizarre’ yet wonderful holiday! “Eat Your Vegetables Day” falls smack dab in the middle of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month! A timely reminder and opportunity to add healthy portions of fruits and veggies to your healthy living plan. Recipes and video included!

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JigSaw Sunday: My 50-Pound Zen Weight Loss Secret

If you want to permanently lose weight, remove those pounds, experience freedom from food obsession, then read this! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares the true secret of her 50 pounds victory!

Best Summer Weight Loss Food (recipe included)

From May through-out the summer, the best, sweetest and most delicious fruit ever is readily available. AND at 46 caloties per cup, you’re gettin’ a whole lotta bang for your calorie buck! What is it??? Read on!

13 Summertime Tips: Freeze Your Fat Tush, Eat Berries, Lose Weight.

Is summertime weight loss different than winter weight loss? The simple answer is, “Yes!” On the upside, there’s a plethora of fresh fruits and veggies ready for the taking, air-conditioning can freeze your fat off (see tip #2), and taking an early morning walk is a pleasurable experience. On the downside, it’s bathing suit season. To that end ..

JigSaw Sunday: Today’s Bizarre National Holiday – “There’s a Hole in Your Bucket Day.”

Did you know? Today is “There’s a Hole in Your Bucket Day.” How will you fill your hole? OR … will you continue to let your happiness, energy, vitality … and well, your life, just leak on out? Contemplate that while you work on your “Get Jiggy JigSaw Sunday Weight Loss Puzzle” from none other than … Our Lady of Weight Loss.

50 CENT Quick Weight Loss

Never too thin? Take a look at these photos of 50 CENT, once a Beef Cake now a Pancake and think again!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss to the rescue with some thought provoking ‘coach yourself’ thin questions.

American Idol Winner – A surprise?!?

Who won American Idol? And just how important is it to believe in yourself? Hungry for motivation? Read on!

Buy This. Not That. – The Bobble

One Bobble filter is equivalent to 300 water bottles. Imagine – that’s 300 plastic bottles that won’t go into the landfill. Not only will you save cash, but you will decrease your carbon footprint as you do your part to help save the planet.

Simon Monjack, Brittany Murphy’s husband found dead

Were prescriptions drugs involved in Simon Monjack’s shocking death? Learn more about our country’s fastest growing addiction.

Bob Dylan’s Birthday Song – The ‘Scales’ They Are a Changin’

Our Lady of Weight Loss has a special connection to Bob Dylan! Seriously, no joke, truly. They go way back or weigh back, all the way back to 2001, when Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Coach (that’s me) first rolled out of bed (literally) and set off on her journey to Sveltesville. A fun side to Bob that he never knew existed?

Kick in the Tush: How much Dead Weight are YOU holding onto?

Halfway through the 2nd round of said mind-altering heavily vodka’ed beverage, Uncle Sy began to wax poetically about his childhood. He shared one enchanting tale after the next, peppered with family photos and memorabilia. But, as all good things must come to an end, so did this happy afternoon.

Fat embolism: Can it kill you? (House spoiler alert)

Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) want to know… “Are we endanger of dying from Fat Embolism?

Mental Health: Are you carrying your head under your arm?

In a nutshell, in order to have optimal mental health, we need to take care of our bodies. Do you know how to best take care of your body? Our Lady of Weight Loss offers a Kick in the Tush!

Quick Weight Loss Quiz: When to lose weight?

Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, asks a simple question, “If not NOW, when?” Take the Quick Weight Loss Quiz and find out when, indeed!

Fatitude Adjustment: Optional Suffering

In order to permanently remove your excess weight, you’ve got to suffer, right? Wrong!!! I am here to assure you that Permanent Fat Removal does not equal suffering! It’s totally optional!

Dancing with the Stars Results May 11: Who got kicked off DWTS?

Niecy Nash may have been Kicked in the Tush, straight off Dancing with the Stars, but no worries! She was also inducted into the Kick in the Tush Club by the Department of Jiggly Parts!

Weight Loss Tip: Clean Up Your Room Day

Did you know that today, May 10, is Clean Up Your Room Day? I invite you to join with Janice Taylor, Our Lady of Weight Loss and all the Tuskateers who are knocking out
three birds with one stone. Burn calories, lose weight, and live clean!

Mother’s Day Tribute: A Video (of and for my 94 year old mom)

This morning, as I gather my ‘stuff’ (camera, gift for mom, healthy snacks) to head off into the sunrise to visit my 94 year-young mother, I am reminded of this video that I shot 2 short years ago. Not much has changed. My mother still sits in her apartment, doing her solo act. She did finally stop driving herself to and fro the supermarket this past year. She said it was like having a limb chopped off, but she felt it necessary. Her reflexes aren’t exactly what they used to be, and she certainly didn’t want to put anyone else in danger. Brava that she came to this conclusion on her own!

Chemicals. Cancer. Health Tips.

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense. ~Henry Miller

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

From the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens … here follows two of my best Our Lady of Weight Loss approved Cinco de Mayo recipes. A bit tweaked, but still celebratory! Enjoy!!!

Spring FAT Blow Out Sale – Cheap and Easy Weight Loss

For less than one dollar a day you can Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind!

Obama Affair (not so fast)

Before we get all sucked in by the salacious headlines that our President had an affair with campaign aide Vera Baker, let’s look at the ‘facts,’ and remember to focus on our priorities.

April 30 National No Phone Day Zone

Oprah, I’m on board. No Phone Day Zone, it is! And Oprah, while we’re at it, Our Lady of Weight Loss suggests that you make your car a “NO FOOD ZONE.” Seriously folks, think of the calories saved, as well as moneys saved from not having to have your inner-car cleaned out!

Who Got Kicked Off American Idol April 28?

Last night, Siobhan Magnus was voted off American Idol. One of the things I like most about Siobhan is her authenticity, her level of comfort with herself. As Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” And Sioban did just that! I’m hoping we will see more of her!

Sandra Bullock Baby

I just love when life ‘delivers’ a happy surprise, and this morning it surely did. Enter the picture … drum roll please, Louis Bardo Bullock, son of Sandra!

How to Love Your Thighs: 5 tips

I was talking to one of my star weight loss clients (you are all stars), who has permanently lost over 35 pound. Yes, JB is thrilled about that, but she is still having difficulty loving herself, because she’s kind of down on her thighs. They are not perfect thighs. They are not stick thin thighs like you see in the magazines; they are not air-brushed thighs. After an interesting conversation that was filled with aha moments, I decided to share a few tips on how to love yourself, love your thighs.

Get Jiggy Sunday: 6 Dog Quotes & 1 Dog Listening

This week’s Get Jiggy Sunday JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle was inspired by the dogs that jumped into the water fountain at St. Phillips Square in Tucson today. Bravo Doggies!!!

Gods, Girls and Artichokes

Zeus had a plan. He thought that whenever his wife Hera was away, he’d get together with Cynara. However, Cynara soon became homesick. She missed her mother, so she slipped back to the earth for a short but meaningful visit with the mortals. When she returned, it was quite apparent that she had a new attitude. Zeus wasn’t particularly happy with her un-goddess-like behavior. He threw a fit and tossed her back to earth, and he changed her into the plant that we now call the artichoke.

Crystal Bowersox: Betrayal. Apologies. Tears.

After a full week of headlines, the dread-locked singer and American Idol frontrunner, Crystal Bowersox (a.k.a. Mama Sox) last night served up platters full of soul, gratitude and love.

420 is National Weed Day

Medical Marijuana – used by patients for cancer, AIDS, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and Lou Gehrig’s disease is legal in Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and 14 states; Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Will you demonstrate today?

JigSaw Sunday: Tropical Spring Toss (recipe included!)

This week’s Get Jiggy JIGSAW Sunday, Tropical Spring Toss, will keep your hands and minds busy, out of the cookie jar and take you on a journey, straight into spring!

The Diet Dance: Vogue – Sue Sylvester Style (video alert)

If Sue Sylvester, the fictional character played by actress Jane Lynch in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee, can “Vogue,” why not you? Watch the video, Vogue with Sue Sylvester and burn calories!

Video – Gum Wrapper Prom Dress

Video alert: Have you heard about Iowa High School Junior Elizabeth Rasmuson’s brilliant use of gum wrappers? She used the white and blue Wrigley’s “5” wrappers to make her prom dress! And her boyfriend, Jordon Weaver, weaved himself a gum wrapper vest!

KFC Double Down bring you down?

One of my weight loss rules is to ‘know what thy eat before I eat it.’ Often, we look at something, like the new KFC Double Down and think, ‘hey, there’s no bread so it must be okay.’ But hey, is it? Will the KFC Double Down ultimately bring you down?

April Holiday: No Housework Day

I’m not sure how “No Housework Day” originated or when it was first celebrated. I am imagining that a woman who was tired of her daily chores, tired of the dust reappearing, that a woman who was more than likely being taken for granted threw her arms up in the air, took in a deep breath and proclaimed …

Dancing With the Stars: Niecy Nash Sheds Tears not Pounds

Kelly Osbourne danced away 42 pounds last season. Jennie Garth, Mya , Mel B. from the Spice Girls, Jane Seymour, Lisa Rina and Marie Osmond (while on Nutrisystems) toned their arms, lifted their butts, and dropped at least 100 pounds (combined total). Niecy Nash, however, star of “Reno 911″ is dedicating her dance performance to “thick girls everywhere.” And instead shedding tears for love.

Sandra Bullock Pre-Nup: Jesse gets squat if he cheats

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James have a prenup that specifically states that he gets no money in a divorce if he cheats.

JigSaw Sunday: Cactus Bloom

This week’s “Get Jiggy, Stay Busy and Lose Weight Jigsaw Puzzle” was inspired by my recent trip to Tucson, Arizona. I’m fascinated by the cactus, the saguaros, in particular, whose flowers bloom at night and are pollinated by bats!

Easter Candy and your ever expanding …

Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach provides vital Easter candy information! Something to consider on Easter Day (and the days that follow).

Ruby’s Weight Loss Journey – 366 pounds lost, more to go

Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, invites you to imagine what it must be like to lose 350 pounds and for the very first time be able to drive a car, use a normal sized seatbelt, wear a pair of jeans. Read Ruby’s story here. An in depth and moving interview from Beliefnet’s editor Holly Leibowitz Rossi.

How to Stop Suffering: Forgive and Move On

You have done something (perhaps you ate the entire bag of chips before you even got to the check-out counter), thought something (you want chocolate more than anything and will do anything – even drive 50 miles if you have to – to get your hands on a bar, especially dark chocolate), or felt something (you feel sad and lonely now that Betty Crocker no longer lives with you) . . .that you believe to be ‘bad.’

Passover: Matzo Brie Mania

From the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens – Matzo Brie! There are two matzo brie camps; those who fervertly believe that soaking the matzo in cold water before frying is the only way to go, and those who follow the hot water recipes. Either way, matzo brie (much like french toast) is delicious!

Passover Recipes

Imagine … El Al Airlines will be serving up some 650 pounds of gefilte fish, 400 pounds of smoked salmon, 28 gallons of horseradish, 325 pounds of smoked trout, 275 pounds of assorted chocolates and more than 45,500 packages of individually wrapped matzo on their nonstop flights from New York alone. (Recipes … to follow).

Sandra Bullock Pregnancy Rumors

The ‘Sandra Bullock pregnancy’ rumors have taken off like wildfire, the Internet ablaze. Reports are admittedly coming from unreliable sources …

How to Train Your Dragon. Hunger, Appetite, Weight

People say, “I really don’t understand why I am always hungry. It’s this crazy thing, like an alien has taken over.” People ask, “Can you shed ‘lite’ on this unexplained phenomenon? How can I slay the dragon? Or at least train my appetite dragon?”

Jesus: Portion Control and The Last Supper

What would Jesus eat and just how much? Just how big were the plates at the Last Supper?

Happiness Flash: Laughter an Aerobic Workout

Laugh Yourself Skinny. Laughter is one of the best aerobic exercises. One minute of mirthful laughter is equal to 6 minutes on the rowing machine.

Kick Childhood Obesity in the Tush – One Household at a Time

Leave your judgment, lectures and nagging at the door. Encourage and support your children to live their best life.

Kirstie Alley’s Big Life … And?

Kirstie Alley’s Big Life: A review from Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, author and 50 pound big-time-loser. “Hopefully, Kirstie will get her groove back and future episodes will include some useful weight loss information, and a more interesting life that motivates and inspires. So far, only Kirstie is big; not her life.

Vernal (Spring) Equinox: How 23.4 degrees of sunlight and joy melt fat.

This week’s “Get Jiggy Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle” is inspired by the Vernal Equinox. At precisely 1:32 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:32 Universal Time), the Sun will cross directly over the Earth’s equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, with open arms; in the Southern Hemisphere, autumn arrives. Ponder that while you keep your hands and mind busy working Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle!!! A miracle cure if ever there was one!

St. Patrick’s Day: Corned Beef, Cabbage, a Mock Cocktail.

Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Coach, shares her best ever Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe. Needless to say – it is extraordinarily delicious, and it’s Our Lady of Weight Loss approved! Low in calories. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Pretty Wild language: How to Pull Out the Stops

Our thoughts and words create our realities. They determine what we focus on, how we direct our attention, and how we use our mental and emotional energies. What words do you use? How to they inform, color and create your reality?

Daylight Savings Time 2010 – How to best survive the time change.

We are not just turning the clocks ahead by one hour! Tonight, we are also moving our internal clock and the many mechanisms that are governed by it, ahead by one hour, and therein lies the rub. Getting those inner-mechanisms to work on a time schedule!

3 Weight Loss Tips: New, Mind-Twisting and Fat-Melting!

Permanent Weight Loss isn’t just about what we eat or how much we exercise. There are external factors at play that can and do influence the way you eat and how you burn your calories. Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, shares 3 mind-twisting and fat-melting tips!

Einstein Was Right: General Relativity and Your Bathroom Scale

Score one for Einstein and then score one for Our Lady of Weight Loss! Do you know what the scales really measure – scientifically that is?

The Story of Stuff – The video that went viral is now a book

Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach reports … For those familiar with the video that went viral, “The Story of Stuff” by Annie Leonard, you will be delighted to learn that Annie’s new book of the same name has hit the shelves! How does all that ‘Stuff’ affect your happiness and health … your weight?

Dancing With the Stars 2010 – The ‘Pairings’

The best in Celebrity Weight … Hot off the Dancing With the Stars dance floor! The pairings!!! Who will dance with whom and who is your fav?

Academy Awards: Oscar Winner Quotes

For those of us who are hooked on watching the Academy Awards, because we love movies, the glitz of Hollywood, or just because it is a time-honored tradition, here follow some of ‘award-wininng’ quotes from last night’s Oscars.

JigSaw Sunday: Healthy living? Home? Haven? HELP!

It’s GET JIGGY SUNDAY!!! Want a fun way exercise your brain? To weigh less? To keep your hands and mind busy and out of the cookie jar? Then GET JIGGY with Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach! A jigsaw puzzle that delites!

Dysfunctional Chef: Strawberry & Arugula Salad Recipe

Happiness is a new supermarket overflowing with fresh fruit and vegetables! Join Dysfunctional Chef, Janice Taylor, as she whips up a Strawberry and Arugula Salad to die for. Simply delish!

1-Minute Video Cure: Major Energy Infusion

Life and Wellness Coach and fun expert, Janice Taylor, shares with you quick, effective and oh yes – fun – ways to boost your energy! Join in on the laughter.

Dr. Seuss Birthday – 10 Quotes, green eggs and more to simply make you roar!

Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. In celebration, your weight loss coach, Janice Taylor, serves up platters full of her favorite Dr. Seuss quotes that you might like to post, green recipes that feed the soul, minus the mold and videos that will get you through, so without further ado … read on!

Outside the Donut Box Tips that WORK!

Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, has a few “outside the donut box” weight loss tips that will blow your mind and melt the fat cells that include turning your bathroom into a meditation center, art gallery and no food zone! Tune in, melt fat!

Jigsaw Puzzle: How to Prevent Heart Attacks

From Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach: This week’s JigSaw puzzle was inspired by my exploring ‘aspirin.’ A puzzle of its own kind! Who should take aspirin, how much, does it prevent heart attacks, strokes?

The Sugar Cancer Connection?

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, turns to Marion Nestle, Ph.D., author of Food Politics and What to Eat, to get the skinny on sugar.

Kelly Osbourne: How I Got Thin (preview of US Weekly)

Janice Taylor, weight loss coach, comments and questions Kelly Osbourne’s weight loss journey.

National Pancake Day: 100 Calorie Pancakes

In celebration, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares her favorite 100 calorie pancake recipe with you, as well as a few tips on how to make the best pancake ever! Enjoy your holiday.

The JigSaw Puzzle Challenge: White Out (4 difficulty level)

Janice Taylor, weight loss artist and coach, visits MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) – a place where she spent several hours thinking about art, creativity (not food!). Here, she photographs an artist sketching the work of another artist. Artist to artist to artist. A creative passage. She hopes that you catch the Creative Weight Loss bug!

The Green Tea Diet: Miracle drink melts fat.

Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares information about the ‘green tea diet,’ sure to help you lose weight – fast!

Seeing Jesus (and Mary) in Food and Other Objects

Hungry for a tasty sampling of “Jesus (and Mary) in Food and Other Objects” (from Ashtray Jesus to Nun Bun)? Delish, fat-free, cal-free, carb-free treat.

What are You Giving Up for Lent?

The Yin and Yang of Lent!!! What are you giving up for Lent; what are you gaining from Lent? Our Lady of Weight Loss leads the way!

The 3 Step (Guilt-Free) Diet: Grilled Cheese Included

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal shares “The 3 Step Diet,” which inevitably leads you straight into the arms of a gooey grilled cheese sandwich!

Food Related and Preventable: In 18 Minutes 4 Americans Will Be Dead

“Sadly, in the next 18 minutes, 4 Americans will be dead from the food they eat.” said Jamie Oliver as he began his Ted Talk. Let’s join with him. Get Political: Be Healthy

St. Valentine’s Day Recipes, Puzzles and Chocolate Covered Quotes

Get your downloadable St. Valentine’s hearts, jigsaw puzzles, to die for recipes and more here, NOW! Hurry! Janice Taylor makes weight loss fun!

A Walk in the Snow: Photos from the New York City Storm

Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares her Winter Wonderland, New York City February 2010 Snow Storm photos. Janice ventured out on the snowiest day of the year to snap, crackle and pop her weigh down! Get it! Get in your daily walk, no matter! Stimulate your brain, get the endorphins pumping, move your body!

Gratitude Girdle … Some days are better than others!

How to count your blessings, change your life and transform your girdle into an amazing piece of Weight Loss Art. Listen up and Lighten up with Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and our country’s premiere weight loss artist!

Superbowl Sunday Alternative: Valentine’s Pavlovian Call to Love. (Jigsaw puzzle / recipe included!)

Playtime at the Kick in the Tush Club: This week, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Coach – she who makes weight loss fun – offers up platters full of Pomegranate Hearts, Rosemary Capellini, Sage Advice and more!

Wear Red Day 2010 – Get your downloadable dress here!

Today is WEAR RED DAY 2010! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, has designed the perfect downloadable red dress for you to wear on WEAR RED DAY 2010! Print it and drape yourself in it! Enjoy.

Top 10 Fatitude Tips from Skinny Scoopers

Listen UP and Lighten UP! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss scoured the universe and have found a sister site, a place where you can go for the latest in news that helps you lose! Skinny Scoopers! You can thank them later! After you read on and lighten up!

6 Obesity Fighting Tips for an Obesogenic World

‘We live in an obesogenic environment – a plethora of fast food outlets, reliance on cars, and offers enticing us to eat larger portions …’ Professor Mike Kelly – as quoted in the Telegraph 8th October 2003 Ain’t THAT the […]

Egg Diet. Lose 20 pounds in two weeks.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher lost 20 pounds in 2 weeks by eating 56 eggs. Would you? Weigh-In with Janice Taylor your weight loss coach! Making Weight Loss FUN!

Quick Weight Loss? With a snap?

Weight Loss Motivation 101: We can all relate to wanting things to change on a dime, to lose weight with the snap of a finger, can’t we? Our Lady of Weight Loss explains!

13 Tips – Jolt Your January Resolution

Hey! How IS that January resolution working for you? I’m wondering if you’re still on the wagon, or if you’ve fallen off the wagon, and then gotten back on again? Well, just in case you fell off and you’re feeling a bit bruised and discouraged and want some encouragement, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, have put together some really small baby steps that you can take today that will get you moving again!

Tough Love Weight Loss

In order to successfully embody a healthy lifestyle, one must build reserves in all areas of their lives, including their relationship sector. If you are overflowing with loving relationships, you will in turn feel better about yourself; perhaps even love yourself (woo hoo). You can fill yourself up with love! It’s way better than cake. Truly!

Guilty? Suffering? Ready to let go?

Guilt can overwhelm us and block the rest of our emotions. In other words, you can become so consumed with feeling guilty that you are unable to fully feel joyful or fully feel dreadful! Are you ready to let go and MOVE ON?

National Hug Day – the Rules for a Full Frontal Hug

Today is National Hugging Day! I’ve already hugged three people! And in doing so, I realized that hugging is a bit more complex than just grabbing someone and squeezing! Not everyone welcomes a full frontal hug! Go figure!!!

National Popcorn Day – Make a popcorn frame!

It’s National Popcorn Day and rather than celebrating it by hitting the streets in search of a bucket or two of buttered caramel popcorn, I thought it the perfect opportunity to make a piece of Weight Loss Art™®!

Sunday Sermon: a visit from Our Lady of Self-Esteem, the patron saint of permanent self-confidence

Join with Our Lady of Self-eSteem, the patron saint of permanent self-confidence, sister of Our Lady of Weight Loss, as she moves us through a jigsaw puzzle that increases self-love!

What? You forgot to eat?

When was the last time that you were so engrossed in an activity or passionately at play that you forgot to eat? Maybe, say – when you were 10? Playing with your Ken and Barbie dolls? If you find that you are all too often foraging for food, searching for snacks, or rummaging for rations, you need to get a life! A life filled with passion and play!!!

What’s does your eating ‘style’ say about you?

According to Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, who has devoted a great deal of time to examining the way in which people eat, there are 10 basic eating styles. What does your style say about you? Something to chew on!

The War on Salt – 25% less or else

Unless you’re running marathons, swimming the British Channel or climbing mountains (in other words, engaging in arduous exercise in sweltering environments wherein you need extra sodium to compensate for the amount of fluids you’re sweating out), you should be thinking of ways to reduce your sodium intake.

The 21 Day Cure – Blow the fat cells out of your mind.

The 21 Day Cure: Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind from your Weight Loss Coach, Janice Taylor, starts on Monday, January 11th. There’s still time to join with us as we blow the fat cells out of our minds!!! “Janice is a kooky genius …. see if her idiosyncratic plan works for you.” O, The Oprah Magazine

V Magazine’s “Size” Issue – voluptuous is in!

The up-coming “Size” issue of V Magazine, scheduled to hit the stands on January 14, is overflowing with a bevy of voluptuous beauties flaunting their feminine wiles. Plus-sized, scantily clad models work it as they model Guess jeans, Ralph Lauren and Versace. Check out the preview photos …

Healing Foods – Cure All Recipe

Because a number of scientific studies have demonstrated that garlic is a ‘healing’ food and that regular consumption of said garlic cures our ills, I decided to load up on this aromatic vegetable like there’s no tomorrow, adding it in bulk to my recipes! Read on for the best Penne recipe ever!

In 2010: How to reduce stress, promote harmony, eliminate toxic energy and lose weight.

Diet Resolutions 2010: Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach and 50-pound big-time-loser is here to tell you that the best way to begin anew is to make sure that the energy in your home is supporting your new healthy eating and living style. Learn how to reduce stress, promote harmony, eliminate toxic energy and lose weight!

The Fool’s New Year – Fat-melting puzzle with a side of guilt-free comfort food)

Take a leap of faith right off that cake, straight into 2010! Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of Permanent Fat Removal and Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach and 50 lb. big-time-loser, invite you to join with them as they follow the lead of The Fool.

Happy New Year – 10 Simple Steps to Kick Start 2010

n honor of 2010, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Artist and author, pulled together 10 of your favorite Our Lady of Weight Loss blog spots from 2009! They range from covering something – anything – in chocolate!!! to spiritual weight loss tips from Suzie Winfrey??? Hmmm … an interesting top 10 list that is sure to get you moving in the best ever direction for 2010!

Best 2010 New Year’s Card (downloadable and spreadable)

Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal have created the above downloadable and spreadable New Year’s Card for you to pass on to your friends, family, co-workers – reminding all that it is far better to fill up on the joyous possibilities than the ICING!!!

21 Simple Steps to Living a Life You Love

Want to live a life you love? Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach shares her 21 Simple Steps to Living a Life You Love!

Festivus for the Rest of Us!

Ready to celebrate Festivus with the rest of us? Get your Pepperidge Farm cake and M&M’s and challenge the head of household to a wrestling match.

National Covered In Anything Chocolate Day: 25 quotes and a square of chocolate

In honor of National Covered in Anything Chocolate Day, I’ve gathered 25 fabulously rich and tasty chocolate quotes! You can now cover yourself in these fun thoughts, phrases, words and thoroughly enjoy one 1-oz. piece of dark chocolate, if you like, at 170 calories per ounce!

Christmas Song – A Doggy Christmas Surprise

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Coach, shares with you a Christmas Song that is guaranteed to get you smiling and shakin’ your booty big time!

The Holiday Diet Fast

Much to Weight Loss Expert, Janice Taylor’s shock (yes SHOCK!), after forty years (yes 40!) of breakfast related studies that show without a shadow of a doubt that kick-starting your day with breakfast is the healthy thing to do – one of the best strategies to lose weight – my peeps told me that they opt to skip breakfast, especially on the party days, thinking that they will save those calories for later. To fast or not to fast? Join in the discussion!

Food Addict?

Is it time to step up to the plate (so to speak), take an honest and courageous look at your life, and make a commitment to loving yourself? Are you ready to let go of belief systems and habits that no longer serve you? Are you ready to step into a healthier 2010?

National Cookie Day. Celebrating Kooky Cookies

Kick in the Tush Club member Martha C., sent me the following to-die-for spinach cookie recipe. She said that she got it from her sister, who got it from a friend, who got it from a neighbor! In other words, I have no idea where it originated, but it’s my turn to pass it on!

Emotional eating: 3-Step Cure

Holidays got you feeling more emotional than usual? Are you reaching for food? Again? Here, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Author and Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss bring you the 3-Step Cure! Read on!!!

Quick weight loss: Green light means go?

Laugh it up while you slim down! Want to play “The Traffic Light Game” with Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist & Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal? Quick weight loss guaranteed?

How to Ward Off Bingeing, Cravings and the Holiday Blues

A Winter Tip from Our Lady of Weight Loss: Too little sun light can activate cravings for fatty, high-calorie foods like cakes, cookies and chips. Lack of sunlight reduces the brain’s production of serotonin, the mood-boosting brain chemical that not only helps us to feel happy but also suppresses food cravings and bingeing!

Black Friday Online Shopping

The best Black Friday Online Shopping guide from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal and Janice Taylor, America’s Premiere Weight Loss Artist. Unique, inexpensive, satisfying and uplifting. Happy times are here, again!

Thanksgiving Survival KIT: Pills, booze or meditation music?

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?! Janice Taylor and Our Lady of Weight Loss are here to help!

Thanksgiving Calorie Guide (printable, pocket-size!)

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Our Lady of Weight Loss together have created this Thanksgiving Calorie Guide just for you! Downloadable, printable, passable. Enjoy!

21 Tips: Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Janice Taylor, 50 pound big-time-loser, Weight Loss Artist, Author & Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, team up here and dish out “21 Tips: Thanksgiving Survival Guide.” A must read for any and all who are or who are not celebrating Thanksgiving. Either way – you’re gonna’ have to survive the day!

400 Calorie Fix? Thanksgiving Recipes from the Queen of Permanent Weight Loss

Here, from Janice Taylor, Thanksgiving recipes with a 400 calorie fix twist: As the temperature cools down, and the leaves turn from green to orange, red and yellow, my kitchen – home to my under-400 calorie fix recipes – comes a live! The pots and pans start humming, and sweet, tart, and tasty aromas fill the air promising and delivering great comfort. Time to cozy up.

Star Power: How to stir it up!

This week’s Get Down and Keep Those Hands Busy (and out of the candy bowl) JigSaw Puzzle: “Star Power” is brought to you by our country’s premiere Weight Loss Artist, Janice Taylor.

Fat in Japan: A crime?

Here’s a tasty tidbit for you that offers plenty of food for thought. While many of us gain a pound or two or even six over the holidays and suffer the indignity of broken zippers and split seams; in Japan, employees face an annual FATsical exam! And penalties are involved!

Water on the Moon Pies

There’s water on the Moon. Join with Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, as we raise our water glasses and toast our dreams! (No Butter)

Friday the 13th: Your Lucky Day?

Were you born under a lucky star? Is luck a random event? A force that brings good fortune or adversity? Or, is luck is the product of our own mental focus and attitudes? Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, present 13 Ways to Activate LUCK!

21 Quick Steps to Health

Are you ready to take 21 simple steps towards better health and total happiness? If yes, then join with Beliefnet’s Fresh Living blogger, Holly Rossi, as she walks the talk and talks the walk.

No Excuses November

Are you genetically cursed? Are you stressed or tired? Do you suffer from S.A.D.? It’s easy to get wrapped up in your stories and actually believe them, isn’t it? And further, use them as an excuse to eat and eat some more! Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor invite you to join with them for “No Excuses November!.”

Quick Weight Loss: Not Your Fault?

How would you like to easily and effortlessly lose weight, melt fat, and clear space so that the authentic and happy you can show up? Our Lady of Weight Loss has the questions and the answers!

Dexter, Hammers and Holiday Diets: Tip #2

How many calories does Dexter burn while hammering nails into homes? How many calories do you burn while watching Dexter? Hmmmm … more de-lish food for thought from Our Lady of Weight Loss!

The Holiday Diet: How to Wake Up Thinner – Tip 1

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Coach, along with Our Lady of Weight Loss, invite you to ‘dump it!’ The Halloween candy that is … feel triumphant … and wake up thinner!

6 Happy Energy Tips from Denise Austin, Fitness Guru

What happens when one of America’s best weight loss experts bumps into one of America’s top fitness experts? Do sparks fly? Are tips exchanged? Does love fill the air?

Halloween: Mindful in the Face of Chocolate

Halloween is only 10 days away. I don’t know about you, but I want to stay awake and aware in the face of all those little mini-chocolate bars! With that in mind, here are some fun exercises that we can do today that can help us to exercise our ‘awake and aware’ muscles from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Fitness Center!

Aromatherapy – Do your cravings smell?

A recent study at the St. George’s Hospital in London showed that vanilla might aid in weight loss. Overweight people who wore vanilla-scented skin patches reported that they ingested smaller amounts of sweets. Want more fat burning news?

Living to 100

Living to 100, Harriet Taylor (94 years young; sure to live past 100) shares her anti-aging secrets! Amazingly young and active, an inspiration to us all.

10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating

Mindless eating occurs primarily at night, after dinner, when – after a long, sometimes difficult day – you sit down and relax. What to do? Understand it and plan for it!
Here, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal share their 10 top secrets about how to end nighttime eating now!
10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating

The color orange: dieter’s friend or foe?

Be forewarned!!! Orange is a stimulant. It stimulates emotions, thoughts, conversation and even appetite. With Halloween upon us and its pumpkins piled high at every green market, perched on every doorstep, along with those mountains of haunting little orange devils called candy corn found at every turn of the supermarket, it’s no wonder we’re in danger of caving-in to the call of the candy-filled Jack-O-Lantern.

Diet Tips and Tasty Tidbits: 15% less in 15 minutes

Diet Tips and Tasty Tidbits from the Our Lady of Weight Loss – Lose the Fat kitchens that you really don’t want to miss!

Columbus Day Special: How to Wake Up Thinner

Will you wake up fatter on New Year’s Day? Heavier than you are now? More depressed? Depleted? Lacking energy? OR … Thinner, happier, more energized? Here, Janice Taylor and Our Lady of Weight Loss, share their Wake Up Thinner secrets!

It’s a Wrap: Lizzie Miller, Toxic Hamburgers & Roasted Vegetables

From toxic burgers to body image, Our Lady of Weight Loss, culls the compelling and serves them ‘family style,’ giving you much food for thought! Wake Up America!

Hot Picks from Our Lady of Weight Loss: Toilet Tattoos

Our Lady of Weight Loss says, “If you’re not having fun – if you are not excited – you are doing something wrong!!! I am on a mission: to make weight loss fun! And I will do anything for a laugh, anything to bring a smile to your face!” To that end, this week’s Our Lady of Weight Loss shows you how to decorate your toilet seats! Get ready to move from stuck to happy!

Gods, Girls and Artichokes (recipe included)

Our Lady of Weight Loss tells all about the Artichoke! According to Aegean myth, the first artichoke was a divine young woman who lived on the island of Zinari. One day the Greek god, Zeus, visited his brother Poseidon (God of the Sea). (They were some powerful family.)

The Ultimate Fighter: How to Win the Battle of the Bulge

Want to lose weight, but you don’t know where to start? Being honest with yourself about how you feel, what the number of the scale says and what it means to you is your first step toward emotional freedom and ultimately to winning the Battle of the Bulge.

Tea Cup Pigs: Cuter than your dog or cat?

Clean, intelligent, lovable and very, very small, the Tea Cup Pig is all the rage. Will your next pet be piggish? Squeal in here!

Maya Angelou taken to Los Angeles Hospital? Phenomenal Woman

A friend telephoned this morning and told me that Maya Angelou has been taken to Los Angeles Hospital. We, a group, went to hear Maya speak last year. All hardcore, diehard fans, we ingested every poetic and meaningful word that she uttered. And so, together, we are now praying that Maya gets well fast. Pray with us for Maya Angelou is an American treasure.

20 Quick and Simple Weight Loss Tips

Be a Weekend Weight Loss Warrior. Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach shares her top 20 ‘food’ weight loss tips that you can take with you as you head off into the weekend!

Grey’s Anatomy: Seviche or Ceviche either way, delicious! (recipe included)

Did you watch Grey’s Anatomy last night? I did. And I have to say, I really thought the seviche/ceviche comment about the poor, mangled girl was tasteless (HA! pun intended) and just plain dumb. Nevertheless, it did bring Ceviche to mind … a delicious dish that is low in calories, carbs and fat. Something you might want to order the next time you’re dining out! Info and recipe to follow!!!

Spiritual Weight Loss: 10 Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal

Our Lady of Weight Loss presents the 10 Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal because it is her mission to make weight loss fun. Our Lady of Weight Loss hopes that you will smile, laugh and lighten up, particularly in these very serious times. She can’t think of anything more delicious than a side-splitting belly laugh. Can you? Sure, laughter is one of God’s greatest gifts!

Tarot Weight Loss: The Empress

Our Lady of Weight Loss turns to her Tarot Deck and The Empress for inspiration and weight loss motivation. Here, she shares her insights as well as a pear recipe.

Rosh Hashanah Dessert: Oranges in Fig Sauce (Video)

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are invited to our neighbors’ tonight to celebrate the Jewish New Year. Needless to say, Our Lady volunteered me to bring dessert. So, I’m bringing my famous Oranges in Fig Sauce. It’s easy to make, delicious and so pretty on the platter! Heads will spin! Tune in for secret ingredient!

Flaming Lips: No Licking Allowed

Lips are amazing. They help us to eat, talk, smile, and express emotions. And, most importantly, they were made for kissing!

What did you have for breakfast today?

Maybe y’all think that if you don’t eat breakfast, you just saved yourself 300 calories and are that much closer to that skinny-minnie body that you’re after. Sorry to be the one to tell you, but it just doesn’t work that way!

Live Free or Die: How to Coach Yourself Happy.

You may be clear about your goal, but are you thinking past your goal? Have you considered what reaching the goal will do for you or how it will change your life? Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss, presents an opportunity for you to ‘coach yourself happy.’

6 Billion Pounds Overweight: Dr. Ian Smith gives America a kick in the tush

“The food industry has huge culpability as to why we in America find ourselves where we are,” Dr. Ian said. “The food industry is not a non-profit agency. They are in it for the profits.”

Unexplained Phenomenon: The size of your appetite

People say, “I really don’t understand why I am always hungry. It’s this crazy thing, like an alien has taken over.” People ask, “Can you shed ‘lite’ on this unexplained phenomenon? How can I kill my appetite?” Our Lady of Weight Loss sheds ‘lite’ …

Sundae Puzzle: Mandala – the perfect circle

This Sundae Jigsaw Puzzle was inspired by the mandala, one of Tantric Buddhism’s most widely used meditational tools.

August 27: Two Moons, Mars and One Chocolate Moon Pie

Guilt Free Moon Pie, for those who are craving chocolate but don’t want to get weighed-down by the calories and fat from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens.

Women’s Equality Day: How Carol Osborn’s new book “The Year I Saved My (downsized) Soul” brought me to feet!

The Year I Saved My (downsized) Soul is about Carol’s tumultuous journey through recessionary times, and tells the tale of how she struggled to make sense of both personal and societal tribulation. In other words, she got ‘pinked.’ Lost her job and was sent into the abyss.

Sundae Puzzle: How to wake up happy

Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to set your ‘internal clock’ to happy. Wake up with a smile on your face, energized and ready to go. Here’s how!

Astrological Sweet Spot: 100 Calorie Peach Cobbler (Recipe)

As your moon rises over Miami, and you settle into your astrological “sweet spot,” Our Lady of Weight Loss serves up 100 calorie Peach Cobbler.

A Flat Belly Diet and Sassy Water Prayer

Want to have a flat belly?

Woodstock: The Minister, God and Me

Angry mother sends depressed teenager off to Woodstock with hippy-dippie minister and church youth group. Is God navigating? You decide.

True or False: Our body produces ‘aspirin.’

True or False: Our body produces ‘aspirin.’ Tune-into Our Lady of Weight Loss for today’s Miracle Cure! Delicious, nutritious, informative and fun.

Water: 5 Ways to Jazz-It-Up

The Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchen offers 5 timely tips on how to jazz-up your water! Bottoms up!

Sexy 101: 9 One-Size-Fits-All Tips on How to Let Your Sexy Rip

Want to walk with confidence, love yourself, look good in clothes and ooze sexy? Our Lady of Weight Loss has 9 sexy secrets to share with you.

Happy Birthday Obama: Sugar-free Cake for the President

In honor of Obama’s birthday, Weight Loss Artist Janice Taylor, creates a fat-free, carb-free, sugar-free cake for the President.

Jigsaw Heaven: Creative Weight Loss

Jigsaw Heaven: This week’s puzzle is inspired by National Watermelon Day! Something beautiful and heavenly to keep your hands and mind busy.

Weight Loss Fun: Bizarre August Holidays

Our Lady of Weight Loss religiously cracks open her Bizarre Holiday calendar, meticulously combs through it as she zeros in on her top 5 holiday picks. She then joyously begins planning her themed parties, proving once again that Weight Loss can be FUN!!!

Thunder Pants, Under Pants: A Weighty Weigh-In

Kick in the Tush Club member in good standing, “Thunder Pants,” confesses her ‘weighty sins’ to Our Lady of Weight Loss and receives forgiveness. What’s your dietary sin?

Breathe Away the Pounds: One breath at a time.

Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to breathe away the pounds, get energized and jump head first into life.

National Lasagna Day

Our Lady of Weight Loss celebrates National Lasagna Day with a noodle and a prayer. Join her!

More to Love FOX: Wheel of rejection?

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, puts a humorous fat-melting spin on the cookie cutter, diced and spliced TV reality show, More to Love.

More to Love: Empower or exploit?

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, wonders, “Will Fox’s new TV show, “More to Love,” exploit or empower women?

Kim and Kloe Kardashian: How to turn a 15-minute sex tape into a ‘miracle’ weight loss cure

As Kim and Kloe Kardashian launch their new diet product, “Quick Trim” – a lemonade cleanse set to hit the GNC shelves in August – Our Lady of Weight Loss offers a red-hot Kick in the Tush!

Kirstie Alley: Stuck In a Fat Suit?

Kirstie Alley on Oprah today once again discusses her 85 pound weight gain. What does Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor have to say about this weighty matter? Plenty!

Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act? Think Again.

Our Lady of Weight Loss: Sometimes free isn’t really free. So … before you take up Mars Candy on their offer to give a quarter million people per week a free piece of candy, you might want to consider the actual cost of eating a high calorie, sugar and fat ladened bar.

The Sweet Borscht Cure: End sugar cravings

Borscht, a culinary favorite in many Central and European countries, may well put an end to your sugar cravings. The sweet beat on borscht from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens with Janice Taylor, 50 pound big-time-loser!

Lemon Angel: Healing Elixir from Heaven

What do you do when life hands you lemons? Make lemonade? How about something more imaginative, exotic? With or without the Absolut Citron, this amazing cocktail from Shoes & Cocktails, “Watermelon Lemonade,” refreshes and revitalizes. The Ingredients/Recipe: Serves 3 or […]

Fat TV: Dance Your Ass Off

Buckle your extra wide seat belts folks, because this summer is gonna’ be a fatty ride! Given the enormous popularity of The Biggest Loser, one could have predicted that a plethora of ‘fat’ TV shows would be populating the airwaves. […]

Basil & Spice: Janice Taylor Drops 50, Tells All

I am excited to share with you a wonderful interview that Basil & Spice, the #1 syndicated blog site about authors and books on healthy living, posted this morning. The interview happens to be with Janice Taylor (oh, that’s me!), […]

Solar Eclipse: How to Invoke the Power of the New Moon

Admittedly, astrology is not my strong suit; reinvention, transformation and permanent fat removal are. However, I can tell you with certainly that tonight’s Solar Eclipse New Moon offers a unique, perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity, to ignite your wheels […]

Sunday Puzzle: Love Your Inner Chubby Child

This week’s Sunday JigSaw Puzzle entitled “Love Your Inner Chubby Child” was inspired by Our Lady of Weight Loss’s yesterday blog-post. “Fat Daughter: A Punishment from God.” Even though I have permanently removed 50 pounds of excess weight, my inner […]

Fat Daughter: A Punishment from God?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ My daughter is fat and it is breaking my heart. Please help me to help her lose weight. ~ Parent of Fat Child WARNING: My head is spinning, and it may well explode. […]

Weight Loss God Wink? No Excuses?

Do you believe in God Winks? The dictionary meaning of a God wink is “something taken as evidence that a higher power is at work; a coincidence.” SQuire Rushnell, author of “When God Winks at New Beginnings,” Beliefnet blogger brother, […]

Appetites: Filling the Empty Void

Generally speaking, I am an optimist. My glass is half full, and I truly live in a state of gratitude for all that I do have. I am a happy person, living the rules of happiness. Nevertheless, I am not […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss speaks: Hear her roar.

Recently, Yolanda Renee interviewed this Beliefnet.com blogger, Janice Taylor, a.k.a. the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss on her blog-radio show. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking to Yolanda and sharing all my weight loss secrets, but to tell you the […]

How to Ward Off the Afternoon Slump

Are you sinking fast? Is your motivation, enthusiasm and energy coming to a screeching halt? As you blood sugar starts its downward spiral, your body clock slowly shifts into its natural lull. You are tempted to stick your hand into […]

Diets don’t work: Transformational journeys do

Do you want to manifest deep, lasting and significant change? Do you want to permanently remove those excess pounds? Do you want to step out of your fat suit? Then you must journey inward, take a good honest look at […]

Miley Cyrus happy, healthy and pregnant?

The cyber-airwaves are humming this morning with “Is Miley Cyrus carrying Jonas Brothers, Nick’s love child?” rumors. True or not, it brings to the forefront an important topic, “pregnancy weight,” and presents an opportunity to remember what one needs to […]

Diets don’t work: A kick in the tush does.

Reconnecting with Your Motivation 101: Food for thought from Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of permanent fat removal and Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Beliefnet.com Motivation doesn’t always come easy, particularly when it involves habits and addictions. (Yes, […]

Stop Overeating: Take Control

If cake is your BFF (best friend forever), if the call of Cheeto sends you into an orange-stained spin, if you start to drool at the mere mention of Cinnabon, and/or if you are mad at yourself for giving in […]

Eat This: Lose 50 pounds.

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I were thumbing through old recipes, looking for inspiration, when she remembered that I used to whip up huge batches of Gazpacho during my early weight loss days. Without a doubt, these recipes helped […]

A Week of Loss: Saying goodbye to MJ, Farrah and GaGa

It has been a week of loss. Michael Jackson died, as did Farrah Fawcett. And, on the Beliefnet.com home front, Holly Rossi, lost her fascinating grandmother, GaGa. Holly’s heartfelt and eloquent piece, posted in her blog Fresh Living, touched me […]

The No Diet Way: Table Tips & Slim Down Tricks

Set Your Table for Change! Here are some great fat melting tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Arsenal for Mass Reduction … and an excellent excuse (or reason) to go shopping! Use dark, small plates! Studies show that people […]

Fat to Thin: Step Out of Your Fat Suit Today.

A number of readers have asked me for more details about my travels on the rocky road to Sveltesville, wanting me to further share my secrets that led me from a size 18 to a size 4, and how I […]

International Sushi Day: ‘Diet’ food that makes us fat?

Would you prefer knowing the truth or living in ignorance? Assuming knowledge is power and ignorance is bliss, which would you prefer – power or bliss? Here follows ‘the truth about Sushi!’ from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet.com Sushi Lover. As far […]

In need of Comfort Food?

What if this Beliefnet blogger were to tell you that there is a healthy and guilt-free food readily available – sitting in your supermarket – waiting for you – that is more comforting than mac n’ cheese, chocolate pudding, whipped […]

Is “The Biggest Loser” making us fatter?

This Beliefnet blogger wants to know, “How do you know when you are sated?” While leading an amazing Our Lady of Weight Loss enLIGHTens Workshop, I tossed the following question out to my group. “How do you know when you […]

Food Inc.: The Food Industry and You. A Wake Up Video.

Food, Inc. is a mind-blowing, stomach-twisting, eye-opening and ultimately heart-breaking film. See it – today! Filmmaker Robert Kenner ‘lifts the veil’ on our nation’s food industry. Our food supply is now controlled by a handful of for-big-profit corporations who seem […]

Laws of Un-Attraction: Top 10 Tips on How to Be Fabulous

Chances are you’ve heard about the Laws of Attraction. The basic concept is that you attract into your life whatever you think about. Positive thoughts and beliefs create a positive life; negative thoughts and beliefs attract negativity. One sure way […]

National Donut Day: Our Lady of Weight Loss takes on Krispy Kreme!

As an antidote to National Donut Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss gave a shout out to the Angel of Avocado. “HELP! Send a healthy recipe, now! Look what the big chains – Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme – are doing […]

A Star Studded Twitter Celebrity Tweet

A special twitter tweet from Dena Ross, Entertainment Editor of Beliefnet! Dena said, “We’ve selected the stars who use the micro-blogging service in the best way–to offer positive thoughts and advice to their followers. Click here to see who they […]

New Moon: How to utilize the power of the new moon to change your life.

The hype for The Twilight Saga: New Moon has begun. I caught a trailer for it this morning. Looks good, if you like Vampires, and who doesn’t? And speaking of New Moons, I was wondering if you were aware of […]

Xtreme Eating Awards 2009: and the winner is . . . .

On Tuesday, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington DC consumer group announced its 2009 Xtreme Eating Awards. All award winning dishes were chock a bloc with calories, layered with salt, fat, sugar on top of fat, […]

You Are Oprah: Top 8 to Being Great

There a multitude of self-help books in the marketplace that speak to the idea of self-acceptance, self-worth, self-love – in fact – I’ve authored two of them! And with that in mind, I have to say that Howard Glasser’s new […]

The Watermelon Angel: dessert straight from heaven

This week’s jigsaw puzzle was inspired by an absolutely delicious watermelon fruit compote recipe that Our Lady of Weight Loss whipped up and served last night. (I so love it when she visits!) She got the recipe from the Watermelon […]

Food News from the patron saint of the BBQ: The Grilled Meat and Cancer Connection

Warning from St. Adrian*, patron saint of butchers! Any meat that is made of muscle protein can generate a cancer-causing reaction when it interacts with a hot grill. I really don’t mean to be a buzz kill and put a […]

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