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American Idol Finale: 6 Stress-Busting Snacks

I don’t know about you but this Beliefnet blogger is a bit concerned as to how she is going to get through tonight’s American Idol finale. It promises to be a star-studded nail-biter of an event. Will the stress of […]

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How ill-mannered are you?

After I did a bit of research on etiquette, I was shocked to learn that my family is made up of a bunch of ill-mannered heathens. And, if I were to be perfectly honest, I’d have to say that I’m […]

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Biggest Loser Winner: Puzzled? Are you?

This week’s jigsaw weight loss art was inspired by Helen Phillips’ Biggest Loser Win. Question: Helen Phillips’ has lost it. Will she find it, again? Comment below. For more celebrity weight loss: Biggest Loser Winner: Helen Phillips’ big win? Kirstie […]

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How do you stop yourself?

It takes a lot of energy for a person to stay stuck, to keep a problem firmly alive and in place. How do you stop yourself from permanently losing weight? People say to me, “No matter what I do, I […]

Elizabeth Edwards: from public humiliation to new reality

This article, written by Beliefnet blogger Janice Taylor is featured in both The Huffington Post and USA Today! Read on and be sure to comment! People say that we only get ‘what we can handle,’ that there are ‘lessons to […]

Rebecca Romijn: Lose 60 Pounds, No Exercise!

Rebecca Romijn (a.k.a. Rebecca Romain and Rebecca Romjin-Stamos) claims that she lost (never to be found again) 60 lbs after giving birth to twin girls, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip … 35 pounds in the first three weeks, […]

Weigh-In: You are beyond measure.

This week’s jigsaw puzzle was inspired by and is for those who grapple with the numbers of the scale. Do NOT let the scales of injustice put you into a tail spin! People listen up, the number of the scale […]

6 Simple Fat Loss Tips: Shed Those Pounds

Weight loss is on one hand rather simple … … if you follow some basic tips, the pounds can and will melt away. 6 Simple Diet Tips that will help you shed those pounds … 1. Reduce your fat, sugar […]

What will happen when you become fit & healthy?

No one is an island, unto themselves. People belong to wider systems, and it’s useful to think through, to know how a change will affect those systems. As you let go of your excess weight, become slim, fit and healthy, […]

Mother’s Day Recipes – Satisfying and Scrumptious (video included)

We are visiting my 93 year-young mother on Mother’s Day. While she lives along, drives and is A-okay in every way, she no longer cooks! (Not that she was much of a cook to being with … oops, don’t tell […]

Mother’s Day: Best Mother Ever Award Goes to …

Tell the truth. Are you a bit cranked out, disillusioned or just plain tired? Are you giving, running, doing until you are dry? If yes, I’d like to encourage you to stop it, right now! There’s no way you can […]

OVERWEIGHT: Will It Kill You?

A new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health reports that hundreds of thousands of deaths each year are due to diet and lifestyle. Below are the numbers of annual deaths in the United States due to […]

Dining Out on a Diet: Guilt-Free and Delicious (recipe included)

For those of us are watching our weight, counting calories and/or carbs and find dining-out a bit daunting, I’ve got two words for you. “Order Ceviche!” Ceviche (also spelled cebiche or seviche) is a seafood dish that is marinated in […]

Kirstie Alley: A puzzle for these fat times.

This week’s jig-saw weight loss art was inspired by Kirstie Alley’s appearance on Oprah (Thursday, April 30). I empathize with both Kirstie and Oprah. I’ve lost ‘it’ and found ‘it’ more than once. Here’s a link to my this week’s […]

What If Weight Loss Were No Longer an Issue?

Food for thought … Now, just imagine … What IF weight loss were no longer an issue? What WOULD you do with all that time and energy? How often do you think about your weight? How often do you think […]

Boost Your Immune System: Survive Swine Flu

Dramatically Increase Your Ability to Survive Swine Flu Avoid airplanes, subways, confined spaces and BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM!!! Imagine that your immune system is your own personal army. Your troops guard against attacks from ‘alien’ forces, and they defend against […]

The Ultimate Weight Loss Question-The Ultimate ANSWER!

How Can I Lose Weight???!!? I received an email from a reader enquiring, “Can you give me some pointers on weight loss?” To which I replied, “might you please be more specific?” After all, I could write volumes on the […]

SWINE FLU: Avoid It Like the Plague

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h. and then ‘it’ LANDS with a thud on door knobs, hand railings, elevator buttons, grocery carts, telephones … on anything and everything that you mindlessly and automatically touch on […]

Healthy Mindset: Psychology Today Talks with Our Lady of Weight Loss

Chewing the Fat: Susan K. Perry, Ph.D., Creating In Flow blogger for Psychology Today and Janice Taylor, author, blogger, weight loss coach dish the dirt, chew the fat, and talk ‘creative weight loss.’! THE INTERVIEW: Get Creative, Lose Weight, Find […]

Exercise for the Exercise Phobic

KICK ’em and TWIST ’em Exercise Tips for Exercise Drop-Outs. Our Lady of Weight Loss wanted me to share some exercise ideas for those of us who are NOT gym bunnies … some creative ideas to loosen us up, get […]

KILL Food Cravings! See Red.

This week’s Weight Loss Art was inspired by an amazing dish of Kimchi (Korean Spicy Cabbage) that I so enjoyed! It’s spicy flavor left me seeing ‘red!’ And FYI … spicy foods are great for voiding a desire for something […]

Creative Exercise: Polish Off a Piece of Cake

Want to polish off that piece of cake? Try polishing the dressers instead. Given the amount of running around I do, I barely have enough time to sleep, much less exercise and/or clean. (Plus, I resist – neither activity is […]

Bush Tortures Detainees: 1,000 Calorie Diet Plan

As stated in the New York Times and The Huffington Post, President Bush turned to Slim Fast and Jenny Craig to rationalize the use of dietary manipulation on detainees. From The Huffington Post: In a footnote to a May 10, […]

How Mean Are YOU?

How mean are you? To others? To yourself? Our Lady of Weight Loss has received hundreds if not thousands of emails from readers who ‘confess’ their self-sabotaging and mean-spirited words … all directed at themselves! Words, thoughts and sentiments that […]

EARTH DAY RECIPES: To Die For Delicious

EARTH DAY RECIPES: EAT GREEN What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to eat environmentally friendly, healthy and green! Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Earth Day recipes feature seasonal fruit, veggies and heaps of good energy! Not your usual […]

Scientists: Obesity Causes Global Warming

Oh My … more bad news for those (34% of Americans) who are obese. In a study released by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine scientists found that overweight people emit more carbon emissions than slim […]

Emotional Eating ALERT!!!! YOU Deserve … Cake? Comfort? Love?

People tell me that they “deserve” cake, or a burger or fries, or a binge. They tell me that they have had a stressful day and “deserve” to, in effect, go hog wild! When you use food to comfort yourself, […]

The Pineapple Cure: One Secret Ingredient that YOU Need!

Glory Be! This Beliefnet Blogger is thrilled to report that pineapples, although available year-round, are hitting their sweet peak right now and will continue to do so through early summer! Pineapples are juicy, delicious and good for you, too. They […]

6 Ways to Flow Like Bo: Learn About Creativity and Joy from First Puppy Bo Obama

My friend and colleague, Susan K. Perry and I were discussing how Bo Obama, the first puppy, rollicks on the White House lawn in a natural state of joy, exuberance, with complete abandon; essentially in a constant state of Flow! […]

QUIZ: Are YOU a Food Addict?

What characterizes a food addiction? Simply put, you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop eating. The foods seems stronger than you. The food also gives you a false sense of pleasure; pleasure that inevitably turns into […]

Dr. Laura: Mean-Spirited; Anti-Fat

Here’s what Kick in the Tush Club member, Nathanne, has to say about Dr. Laura and “her horrible attitude toward overweight people.” (She was inspired to speak out by last week’s post “Governor Paterson Declares War!” Dear Janice ~ The […]

American Idol: Gay Contestants? Does Anyone Care?

This past weekend, the New York Times published an article by Guy Trebay: American Idol’s Big Tease. Guy Trebay writes: “You are Adam Lambert, the contestant widely tipped as a favorite to be the next winner of “American Idol.” And […]

My Arse Hurts (and it’s expanding)

This is a favorite of mine; something that Kick in the Tush Club members look forward to receiving! Something you might want to consider on Easter Day (and the days that follow) … … here follows some vital Eastern Candy […]

How to STOP Eating!

I know that nighttime eating is a prob … (oops, almost said problem) … it’s a challenge for many of us, so I thought I would share my number one secret as to how to stop eating at the end […]

Governor Paterson Declares War … on Obesity

Oh Goody! Just what we needed; another War! There’s the War on Terror, War on Poverty, War on Drugs … and now the War on Obesity! Governor Paterson announced in a recent press release that he is declaring “War on […]

WALK: Relieve Constipation, Cure Impotence

Today is National Walking Day. In commemoration of this day, here follows … … The Benefits of Walking by Janice Taylor (excerpt from her best-selling book, Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of […]

Banana Bread or a Banana Smooth: You Choose!

Just yesterday, one of my star clients (you’re all stars, truly) ‘confessed’ that she’d had some very ripe bananas in the house, and so she ‘had’ to make banana bread. Whoa! “HAD TO?” Make “Banana Bread?” And then … eat […]

Broccoli Sprouts: Miracle Cure for Gut Bug.

We now know, thanks to a report in Cancer Prevention Research, that THREE DAY-OLD BROCCOLI SPROUTS suppress Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections, one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide that cause stomach cancer. While the protective effects of sulforaphane, […]

Poetry Month: Love. Loss. God, my co-pilot.

This week’s Our Lady of Weight Loss ART was inspired by the poem ‘Yesterday’ written by Cody Walker. Walker’s book “Shuffle and Breakdown“, combines a pinch of Walt Whitman with a dash of Richard Pryor. Readers can expect to be […]

Kathy Ireland: Overweight. Overwhelmed.

Top model, former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl, Kathy Ireland, plumped up and packed on 25 pounds “without even knowing it! ” Kathy, like HOLA! I gained 3 pounds last month and could tell immediately; as soon as my ‘love […]

Portion Control: What Is a Serving Size?

Size Matters! In a survey commissioned by the American Institute for Cancer Research, 78% of respondents said that eating certain types of food while avoiding others was more important to their weight loss efforts than eating less food. Wrong! By […]

Sunday Puzzle: Tune In * Turn On * Drop Out …

Tune In * Turn On * Drop Out … We are about to travel back to the ’60s. Get your Flower Power sign, your tied-dyed T-shirt out of storage (or borrow your parents’)! Get ready to “Tune In” … again!Hair […]

Earth Hour Las Vegas (video)

dFor those who participated in Earth Hour (and for those who did not) here follows a link to Earth Hour Las Vegas, as well as Earth Hour Kuwait, San Francisco and more! Videos galore!For more green, energy saving ideas …… […]

Grow Your Own. Boost Your Mood.

Research shows that gardening has the power to change your mood, lower your blood pressure, improve the quality of air, alleviate depression, and increase levels of happiness. So what better thing to do than to grown your own Kitchen Herb […]

Turn Off Your Lights: Earth Hour-a global event

On Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 p.m. EDT, I am taking part in Earth Hour-a global event in which millions of people will turn out their lights to make a statement of concern about our planet and climate change. […]

Is Splenda Safe?

I’ve been hearing a lot of bad buzz about Splenda. “Many body-conscious people opt for artificial sweeteners instead of sugar when they want to satisfy their sweet tooth. Splenda is a common choice. What is Splenda? It’s a mixture of […]

Just Listen

“No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” ~ Jewish Proverb Imagine what it would be like if we really listened to each other? You know, instead of half-listening; instead of ‘sort of’ paying attention while […]

THE COLOR GREEN: Sound Judgment. Stability. St. Patrick.

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and this blogger is curious how the color green is going to affect her day. The Psychodynamics of Green by Janice Taylor Color can create balance and harmony within us, on all levels: physical, mental, emotional […]

Irish Stew: Better than Vegetable Soup

The Slow-Cooker Lamb Stew Cure from the Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kitchen. Move over Alice Waters … Our Lady of Weight Loss is cookin’ it up right! As promised in Sunday’s blog post: Go Green: St. Patrick’s Day Diet, […]

Diet Cheat Sheet: Tips Plain n’ Simple

One of the Kick in the Tush Club members and participant of the Fill Up On Happiness e-diet coaching program wrote me and asked for a few simple diet tips. Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I am loving […]

Go Green: The St. Patrick’s Day Diet

Today’s jiggy jigsaw puzzle is inspired by St. Patrick’s Day! And the puzzle is complete with a green, St. Patty’s inspired diet recipe. More to come! (Turkey) Bacon and Cabbage Soup (original recipe called for Irish Bacon, but hey, this […]

Kelly Clarkson’s Weight Gain

My, my … the tongues sure are a waggin’! The amount of stories on the web about Kelly Clarkson’s weight gain/ and the “is she pregnant?” queries this morning is ridiculous! Nevertheless, I feel compelled to add my two cents. […]

Out for Blood? Blood Orange Recession Proof Recipes, that is.

Whether or not you have had the pleasure of cutting into a perfectly ripe blood orange and experienced its ruby juices squirting out, dripping down and soaking into its skin, followed by a taste explosion, or not, you will love […]

Increase Energy: 4 Simple, Fast and Easy Ways to Say Yes to Life

When we are energized, feeling good, hydrated, smiling and breathing in the poetry of life, we are less likely to gravitate towards food as a form of self-medication and more likely to open up to living la vida feliz … […]

Dr. Seuss Birthday: Green Eggs and Ham Recipe!

It’s a YUM MONDAY!!!!… Snowing like MAD in NYC and it’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday! What an awesome combo.In honor of the great Dr. Seuss here follows my infamous GREEN EGGS n’ HAM Recipe! (See below for more recipe links to […]

Financial Crisis Aside: The Power of the Presidential Smile

I watched the President’s address last night and wow! I could not help but to be positively and happily affected by all the infectious smiles from both sides of the aisle – in particular both President Obama’s smile and Vice […]

Pancakes Today: Lent Tomorrow

Batter Up!!! Pancake Tuesday known also as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, is celebrated the day before the beginning of Lent. This is the time that we remember the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert. It is also […]

CURE Fear of Fat! (jigsaw puzzle included)

Do You Suffer From: FatSuitAphobia??? by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach/Weight Loss Artist As you know, I have created a program called “Fill Up On Happiness e-diet.” It’s a kick-tush e-coaching program that will blow the fat cells right out […]

Resourceful, Creative and Thinnish: words to chew on

I decided to write about creativity today because too many of you guys write me and tell me that you are not creative. And I BEG to differ. YOU are tremendously creative. Creativity is NOT about being a visual artist, […]

Lethal Drug Combinations! Can Your RX Kill You?

According to a study published by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, about 51.5 million of the 3 billion prescriptions filled in the United States each year contain some sort of error. That averages out to 4 out […]

Forget Bristol Palin: It’s TEA Time!

Time to take a break from Bristol Palin talking about how abstinence is not possible, the Chimp Attack and the Ashera Cat (I want one, too! Only $22,000), and join with me for a tea time break! The Cheshire Cat: […]

Valentine’s Day: The Best Lover of All

Today is Valentine’s Day (as if you needed me to tell you!). And ‘they’ say that Valentine’s Day is for lovers. Well, that’s just swell if you have a lover, and even then it can go bust (manage your expectations […]

Friday the 13th: Scared? You Should Be!!!

Friday the 13th is the most widespread superstition in America! AND – hold onto your unlucky hats – there appear to be three such happenings on our 2009 calendar: February 13, March 13, and November 13. For those of you […]

Recession Proof Your Life: STRESS BUSTERS

Are you stressed? Irritable? Having trouble sleeping? Do you feel like screaming? Crying? Eating??? You are NOT alone! In these stressful times, it’s essential to have an arsenal of coping mechanisms at hand – other than food. I mean, really, […]

Valentine’s Day JigSaw Puzzle

There are a few theories floating out there about the origins of St. Valentine’s Day. Here follows my favorite. It comes from Belarus*. It is believed in Belarus*, that St. Valentine’s Day originated from the story that upon rejection by […]

Say “Shhhhhh….” to the Scale of Injustice

Today, put the scale of injustice away and say to that voice in your mind that mocks the number and torments the soul … “shhhhhhh.” Forgive the dietary transgressions, forgive… … because with forgiveness comes empathy, understanding and forgiveness moves […]

St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu: Eat, Have Sex, Lose Weight!!!

St. Valentine’s Day is next Saturday, February 14th (as if you didn’t know), and I wanted to be sure to get your dinner menu to you now, giving you enough time to think the evening through, create your shopping list, […]

DIET Re-defined! from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Dictionary

Our Lady of Weight Loss spoke to me in my sleep last night. Actually, I wasn’t quite asleep. I was dozing … in the delicious half wake/half sleep state. Yum! SHE has been communicating with me in this fashion for […]

Get Jiggy with Our Lady (a puzzle): February LOVE … March MADNESS

It’s February 1. Hip Hip Hooray … the days are getting longer; the sun is feeling warmer and hope is in the air!!! February is a month of LOVE! Enjoy this week’s Get Jiggy with OLofWL Puzzle! Spread the word […]

Want to FEEL BETTER, LOOK YOUNGER and GET A RAISE???

One of the best things you can do for yourself and for everyone around you is to smile. Smiling brings oxygen to your brain, immediately makes you feel better, and sends out comforting messages to others. Smiling pulls people in […]

LEMON: Antidote to What Ails You

While we might believe that life is a linear journey, for most of us, it is a circuitous event. There are hills, valleys, twists and turns, set backs and leaps forward. There are the ‘plum’ experiences, and then, there are […]

The Inaugural Luncheon : Tasty Tidbit or Fatty Feast?

NOT invited to the Inaugural Luncheon in celebration of the swearing-in of our great nation’s 44th President? Don’t feel bad! As it turns out the meal that they are serving, is NOT Our Lady of Weight Loss approved. Oh sure, […]

Be the SMARTEST SMARTASS Ever!

There are the SMARTEST Goals. And THEN … … and only THEN … there are SMART-ASS Goals. I thought that now might be a good time to revisit goal setting! After all, it is a New Year, and while I […]

Bob Greene, I Have 5 FAT-Burning Questions for YOU!!!

If you’ve been following the “Oprah Weight Gain, 200 Pounds of Pure Love Series,” then you know that Bob Greene, Oprah’s personal weight loss guru (who – to my knowledge – has not personally experienced the battle of the bulge) […]

The Laws of Accountability

ACCOUNTABILITY POWER: One of the most powerful principles you can follow in your quest to be the best you ever (as if you’re not good enough already?????) is to follow the Laws of Accountability. Accountability will keep you on track! […]

Dear Oprah, Why Do YOU Want to Be Fat?

Dear Oprah, I am excited that you are launching your “Best Life” series this week. I have ‘inked’ your various shows and webinars on my calendar and plan to have pen and paper at hand to take notes. I am […]

EMOTIONAL EATING: 3-Step Cure

What is the single most common, biggest, most overwhelming and likely to occur challenge when it comes to weight loss? Emotional Eating! It takes more than a good plan, good intentions, and basic nutritional information to override the emotional tsunamis […]

SMA: Seasonal Music Award goes to … (video blog)

Yes, friends, it’s time for the SMA. Seasonal Music Award – something I created just this minute (if it already exists … please don’t tell me; let me enjoy the glory of believing that I had an original thought).In honor […]

Grace Eventually: The Mozzarella Stuffed Pretzel Story (God works in mysterious ways.)

Yesterday was one of those days. At approximately 7:30 a.m. my 92 year-young mother, Harriet, called me and said, “I’m going to the hospital in about twenty minutes. I called the super to take me; I’m not up to driving […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss: The 10 Holiday Commandments (downloadable)

Ho, Ho – Hold on there! I know … it’s easy to throw your hands up in the air and say, “It’s okay. It’s the holidays. I’ll straighten up and eat right in January.” But will you get a handle […]

For Oprah: 200 Pounds of Weight Loss Tips

I’m still wrapped up, more or less, in Oprah’s 200 pounds. I can’t stop thinking about her process, and wondering what she might have thought or felt the first time a zipper busted along her 40 pound weight GAIN journey. […]

Oprah: 200 Pounds and Embarrassed? Let it go, you’re the Big O!!!

Some time ago, I wrote Oprah a letter and posted it on her website. “Dear Oprah,” I wrote, “If I can permanently remove over 50 pounds, so can you. Why don’t you come and visit with me. Stay a week. […]

Recession Proof Laughs: Cheap and Easy

Slim Down While You Laugh It Up! by Janice Taylor Did you know that laughter~ * Reduces levels of certain stress hormones. * Boosts the immune system. * May lead to hiccupping but will dislodge mucus plugs from the respiratory […]

What is the flu and will it kill you?

Flu (noun): 1: an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease [syn: influenza, grippe] What is the flu and will it kill you? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can be mild or severe and […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s DOWNLOADABLE Survival Guide to the Holidays

The best ever Holiday Weight Loss Tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss, guaranteed to help you slim down while you laugh it up! AND – it’s OLofWL holiday guide.pdf. Print it and carry it with you to each and […]

Weight Loss Tip: What IS a Calorie?

I queried my posse of nutrition-minded friends. “What IS a calorie?” While most people know what a calorie does – gives us energy, fuels us, and sometimes if we eat enough of them, adds weight to our bodies – they’re […]

Rude Remarks: How to Handle the Weight Loss Saboteur

Under Attack!! Rude Remarks that Ruffle My Feathers by Janice Taylor Every so often, someone says something to me about my newly found thinness that is upsetting and sends me reeling. (Yes, it’s been seven years since I permanently removed […]

Back on the Wagon NOW: 13 Small and Easy Steps

13 Small and Easy Steps that Will Get YOU Back on the Wagon NOW Do NOT Give Up! I promise you that it is totally okay that you overate this weekend. After all, one weekend doth not a fat person […]

Christmas Diet Motivation (Jig Saw puzzle)

Today’s ‘Get Jiggy’ jigsaw Our Lady of Weight Loss puzzle is inspired by the season! Yes, today is the last day of November … tomorrow is December. The holiday season is here! OH My!!! Are you ready to rock n’ […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Thanksgiving Prayer (printable, pocket edition!)

Thanksgiving Prayer was created with love by Our Lady of Weight Loss for you. We wish you all delicious things on Thanksgiving Day! Click here for your downloadable Thanksgiving Prayer: ART Thanksgvg prayer.pdf Another fun print-out to take with you […]

Thanksgiving Calorie Guide (pocket, printable edition!)

Hey everyone! Here is a Thanksgiving Calorie Guide.pdf. Something fun and colorful that you can print and take with you on Thanksgiving. Now you can remember not only the calorie count of the various yummy Thanksgiving offerings, but you can […]

The Best Ever Thanksgiving Survival Guide to Mental Health

How to survive Thanksgiving? Get through it without gaining 7 pounds of excess weight and 20 pounds of family baggage? Just follow these 10 tips and enjoy! The Best Ever Thanksgiving Survival Guide to Mental Health 1. Manage Your Expectations. […]

Holiday Blues: Turn a Thankful Cheek

Got the Holiday Blues? You’re not alone! Truth be told, the holidays are a tossed salad of emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, frustration, hunger, loneliness, joy, love, gratitude and loss – oh and the dressing is stress! True enough! Now that […]

Lean Cuisine Recall: Plastic in Your Bow Ties?

Lean Cuisine Deadly? I’m a bit unnerved (to say the least) that plastic has been found in Lean Cuisine’s chicken dinners and that the Department of Agriculture deems this a Class I Recall; Health Risk HIGH alert. “The meals,” they […]

Christmas Diet Recipe: Sweet Potato Whip It

Thanksgiving? Without sweet potatoes? Perish the thought!!! For me, Sweet Potatoes are a Thanksgiving MUST! My sweet potato roots go back to my childhood when my mother whipped up the “marshmallow and pineapple casserole thing” each and every Thanksgiving. I […]

Get your Motivation & Inspiration here, NOW! Amazing!

Inspiration and motivation are BIG topics in the Land of Permanent Fat Removal. Aren’t they? People look to Our Lady of Weight Loss and me and ask, “How can I stay motivated?” And Our Lady of Weight Loss answers, “Hey, […]

Christmas Tip #13: Ward off Cravings, Bingeing and Depression

It is particularly important to go into the ‘light’ during this time of year, when the sun sets earlier and earlier and we are less likely to get out. Too little sun light can activate cravings for fatty, high-calorie foods […]

VIDEO Christmas Tip #12: Filling Up On Happiness

I was recently talking to one of my star coaching clients (each and everyone of you a star in your own way). Betty (the names have been changed to protect the innocent) said, “I know I should fill up on […]

Christmas Tip #11: The Family “Fat” (not like the family jewels)

We know that obesity is a growing epidemic among adults and children, leading to increases in serious illness including diabetes. For the first time, our children’s life span may be shorter than ours. How frightening is that? And yet, we […]

Christmas Diet Tip #9: Masticate Your Food … Chew On!

As my mother loves to say, “Masticate your food!” She’s got great delivery, and always gets a laugh. And she’s got a point. As we chew each mouthful at least 20-25 times, we break down the food into small particles […]

Christmas Diet Tip #8: Keeping Perspective

Keeping Perspective: It’s NOT about your FAT; it’s about YOUR LIFE! Your weight, your diet, your exercise plan is just one slice of your life pie. Permanent weight loss is about living a balanced life. It’s about looking at all […]

Christmas Diet Tip #7: Create the Perfect Plate

Tryin’ to Lose Weight? Want to eat healthfully? Then you’ve got to create the perfect plate! And who better knows what a healthy plate looks like than the American Diabetes Association. ADA suggests we divide our plate into three sections. […]

Christmas Diet Tip #5: Trigger Foods

We all know that keeping a food diary is hugely important in the land of successful weight loss. And whilst it is important to record what you have eaten and how much you have eaten each and every day, you […]

Christmas Diet Tip #4: Choosing A Food Plan

Here’s what you need to know and think about before choosing your food plan! 3,500 calories equals 1 pound It’s scientific! No matter how you slice it, dice it, package it or name it, 3,500 calories cut is one pound […]

Christmas Diet Tip #3: 5 Steps to Kill the Sugar Craving

Now that Halloween is behind us (yes, my butt is bigger, too), I hope we can take a more “measured” look at sugar. For the record, this diet guru permanently removed over 50 pounds 7 years ago, and YES, Janice […]

JigSaw Sundae: Scream?

Today’s JigSaw puzzle … “The Morning After Scream” … was inspired by a combination of things. Primarily, Halloween and the turning back of the clock. My internal clock is confused and still slightly ‘off’ from all that Halloween sugar!!! Enjoy […]

Christmas Diet Tip #2: Halloween Candy Leftover?

The Halloween Party is OVER! What will you do with the leftover Halloween Candy? This morning, before anyone got up, I tip-toed into the kitchen – grabbed the leftover Halloween candy and dumped it. Down the garbage shoot … gone! […]

Christmas Diet Tip: Eating Slowly Translates to Pounds Lost

Are you worried that Halloween will turn into a two-month binge? Are you feeling anxious that the holiday season kick-off is upon us? Are you concerned that you might gain weight? Here is One Thing YOU CAN Do Today that […]

HALLOWEEN: Is Candy calling your name?

Ghosts, Goblins, Gremlins … Candy … oh My! by Janice Taylor Tomorrow is Halloween! Is “Candy” calling your name? She sure is a seductress! What to do? Change your name and then … Think Ahead! Curb the Sugar Cravings. On […]

Weight Loss Tip: How to say “No, thank you.”

Chocolate knocking at your door? by Janice Taylor Last night, there was a knock, knock, knockin’ at my door. I opened the door … (first mistake). The Inn’s proprietor sent a little box of designer chocolates on a tray with […]

Weight Loss Tip: Travel Survival Kit

Traveling with Janice by Janice Taylor Sometimes you’ve just got to laugh … at yourself! I’m headed out of town this morning for 2.5 days … woo hoo! I love packing up my little suitcase, rolling it and myself out […]

Halloween JigSaw Sundae: Limit Your Treats Lest Halloween Will Haunt You

It’s true. Mark my words. Pay attention. I’m telling it to you straight. LIMIT YOUR TREATS, Lest Halloween WILL HAUNT YOU for months to come! from Janice Taylor 22 pieces of candy corn = 140 calories EXERCISE REQUIRED to Burn, […]

Weight Loss Tip: Clean Out the Cabinets NOW.

You CAN’T LOSE IT … TILL YOU’VE LOST IT! … Clean out your cabinets NOW with Janice Taylor! I’m going to give it to you straight! There is no such thing as WILL POWER … there is only WANT POWER. […]

Weight Loss Tip: Satisfy Food Cravings

Satisfy Food Cravings without Ditching Your Diet by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for a Free Life Consult.) Food Cravings are Normal! At one time or another, we […]

13 Ways to Transform Your Life

Life Lessons Janice Taylor learned from her own life-changing leap of faith five years ago. By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for a Free Consult) Hi everyone … […]

Sundae JigSaw Puzzle: Recession Proof Your Mind!

Recession Proof Your Mind by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for FREE LIFE Consult!) This week’s GET JIGGY Sundae JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the recession! (Funny, no? […]

Got the ‘Burnt Out Blues?’ Feel Better In Under 15 Minutes

YES! YOU CAN … Move from Crappola to Incredible … from Rung Out Dish Rag to Woo Hoo Happy in Under 15 Minutes. by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write […]

Weight Loss Tip: The Perfect Snack

The Good Seed by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for FREE LIFE Consult!) Are you in search of a low-cal, low-fat, long lasting, healthy and satisfying treat that […]

Six Quick Steps to Self-Love (and a quick steppin’ video)

Be Brave: Boost Self-Love by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, syndicated columnist, seminar leader & 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for free life consult.)When I was a kid, I proudly showed my grandma my spelling test … […]

Breakfast and a Movie

NO BREAKFAST? Are you kidding? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-Pound BIG-Time-LOSER! (Write Janice for Free Life Consult).TRUE or FALSE? Skipping breakfast aids weight loss. Maybe y’all think that if you […]

The “Six Thinking Hats” Diet

“Six Thinking Hats” is a powerful technique that can help you to develop new ways of dealing with difficult situations, food or otherwise. ~ by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! […]

The Flower Remedy: Lose Weight Now

Flower Power: Visual, Smell & Taste – A Complete Diet Package! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for free consult) The taste and pleasure we derive from eating is linked […]

Never On A Sundae Jig Saw Puzzle!

Get Out the Vote Jig-Saw Sundae by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound-Big-Time-Loser! (Write Janice for a Free Consult!) This week’s JigSaw Sundae is inspired by the importance of this election. […]

The Alien Made Me Eat It!

Alien or Addict? by Janice Taylor Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist and 50-pound-big-time-loser. (Write Janice for a Free Consult). I received the following E-emergency note the other night from a client of mine – who […]

Jig Saw Sundae – Deliciously Entertaining!

Discover Me JigSaw Sundae by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! “Discover Me” is inspired by a touching tale of woe. When I was 8 years old, and weighed […]

PLANNING: A Winning Strategy

How important is it to plan? VERY! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Neurolinguistic Practitioner, Author, Seminar Leader & 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for free consult) Many of you exhibit quite a bit of resistance around planning […]

Salt to Taste : from Food to Face

A Grain of Salt by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. Salt, also known as sodium chloride, is our number-one source of sodium. It is an important, much needed mineral in our diets. Sodium […]

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

Belly Fat Leads to More Belly Fat by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. Write Janice for Free Consult! Despite my (successful) diet attempts, healthy lifestyle, prayers and screams, my mid-section has grown […]

Consciousness: An Artful Puzzle Worth Pondering

Optical Delusion of Consciousness by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound big-time-loser and artist, was inspired by the following quote from Albert Einstein. (write Janice for free consultation) “A human being is a part of […]

Hungry and Cranky After School

Starving Children Tip Fridge by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. If you had lunch at 11:30 a.m. (or even earlier) and the next time you had access to food was 3:00 in-the-afternoon, what would […]

Willpower vs. Want-Power

There is no such thing as willpower. If the cake calls your name, who amongst us has the willpower to just say, “no!?” We are more than likely than not to cave in and eat it! Want Power means that […]

What are you tolerating? Putting up with? STOMACHING?

If you wish to drown, do not torture yourself with shallow water. ~ Bulgarian Proverb This Beliefnet blogger is just back from teaching a week-long workshop (entitled: Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ Your Fat-Burning Journey to Sveltesville) and wants […]

Claim What’s Yours!

How to Pump and Use Your Assertiveness Muscle: Lessons from the Road to Sveltesville – In preparation for my trip this blogger made certain that her ASSERTIVENESS muscle is pumped and ready for action. Yes, I said, assertiveness muscle – […]

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