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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Halloween, Primary Point of Entry to the Holiday Season?

As Halloween (which is—by the way—but a few days away) signifies for the majority of us the beginning of the holiday season, I thought it appropriate to talk about the mouth. Yes, the mouth! Your mouth, my mouth, the mouth […]

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Are You Hungry? Or, Are You Hungry?

Are you hungry?  Or, are you hungry?  And, if you are hungry; are you physically hungry or emotionally hungry?   Seriously, emotional hunger and physical hunger are the two main types of hunger.  Familiarizing yourself with the cues associated with each […]

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#OneWord Thursday: #Listen to the Nighttime Fall

A follow up to my Tuesday’s Kick Tush post, “The 7 Don’ts of Listening,” I decided to dedicate this week to listening:  to people, to pets, to the rustling trees, the chirping birds, to my thoughts, to the nighttime fall; […]

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Easy Weight Loss: How to Change Your Relationship With Food

  Our Lady of Weight Loss wants me to encourage you to think about taste, because “Taste is No Small Thing.” Dig It:  Taste is always with us, ever present. Even when you detect “no taste,” there is a flavor […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 8 Steps to Easy Weight Loss

Good Day Tushkateers, How are you on this bird-chirping morning?  I am (we are) in Tucson, celebrating my birthday.  A week long celebration, which kicked into gear last weekend in Manhattan and has now migrated to the southwest along with […]

#OneWord Thursday: End Emotional Eating, Be Here “NOW”

Question: Where are you? Answer:  Here Question:  What time is it? Answer:  Now Emotional eating is rooted in the “unpresent.”  If we could simply live in the moment, in the now, there would be no emotional eating.  When feeding an […]

Eating Styles: What does your style say about you?

According to Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, she who has devoted a great deal of time to examining the way in which people eat, there are 10 basic eating styles – from Gulp […]

PLAY, TOSS and LOSE: Weight Loss JigSaw Sunflower Girl Salad

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – “Sunflower Girl” – was inspired by the Sunflower. The sunflower stands tall.  She keeps her face looking toward sunshine, thus eliminating shadows.  With her head full of seeds, she is readied […]

Weight Loss Tip: How to Read the Restaurant Menu

  This morning, one of my star clients (you are all stars) said to me, “Janice, your restaurant tip did the trick.  I’ve not been able to make good choices, but now I can!” What advice had I given my […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

SLOW COOKER TIME!  This Dysfunctional Chef loves her slow cooker rotisserie chicken, for a variety of reasons. 1.  It’s really hard to ‘mess it up.’ 2.  One-pot clean-up is a dream. 3.  The chicken is tender, moist and guaranteed to fall […]

Breaking the Sugar Habit: Gandhi’s Story

Back in the day, in the 1930’s I believe, there was a young man who was obsessed with eating sugar.  His mother was concerned, knowing that sugar is a ‘bad’ habit and not good for the health of her son, […]

13 Steps: A Guide to Mindful Nighttime Eating

This morning, while working with one of my star clients (you are all stars), the topic “nighttime eating” – once again – surfaced. Since a good many of us find nighttime eating one of  the biggest ‘permanent weight removal’ challenges, […]

Chewing the Fat: Fatter than Ever?

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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef: You say POTATO Frittata (I say potato Frittata)

You say potato, I say POTATO Frittata is a spectacularly delish dish that weighs in at under 300 calories per serving!  And, if done right, with loving kindness in your heart and a steady hand, it is also a work […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Festive, Stylish, Sensual

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is loosely inspired by the Queen of Pentacles (Tarot). I was reading about the Queen of Pentacles and the words that were used to described her, including but not limited to “festive, […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Mindful Candy Diet

Boo! Tushkateers, Are you ready for the pre-Halloween edition of the Kick in the Tush Club e-letter?   Are you ready to see how many calories are in candy corn? We are but a few days away from Halloween.  Are you […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Sultry, Sexy Potato Salad

Greetings One n’ All!  I’m uber-excited about my new way of cooking:  combining healthy ingredients (always), creating recipes that won’t ‘weigh you down,’ (always) and NOW adding a sultry and sexy twist. What makes these recipes sultry and sexy?  It’s […]

11 Simple Strategies – Move Past Depression

I know from first hand experience that depression can move someone toward food.  And I know – again from first hand experience – that ‘eating for depression’ is counter-productive and counter-intuitive. Gaining weight only serves to intensity the depression and […]

July 4 – Permission to Pig Out???

As Erma Bombeck so brilliantly stated, “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and […]

7 Steps to Mindful Eating: Saliva Involved!!!

Did you know that saliva and its resident enzymes are serving both to liquefy and break down the food in your mouth, those morsels that you’ve been chewing on? It’s true and it’s a good thing.  Because the longer you […]

Dysfunctional Chef celebrates National Burger Weekend

Your favorite Dysfunctional Chef  is celebrating Memorial Day with a National Burger Weekend!  However, she’s not just sharing any old burger; she’s sharing her best secret salmon burger recipe, loaded with healthy ingredients and bursting with taste! You can fire […]

Forks Over Knives: What has happened to us? (Video)

What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Chew on these facts! Watch the video! and then … WAKE UP!!! to the truth and do something about it!

Cook with Me Friday: All You Can Eat Winter Fruit Salad

Even though WW has deemed fruits to be ‘zero point’ foods, you don’t want to eat till you can’t breath, do you? Practice mindful eating.

Motivational Monday: 3 Keys to Listening to Your Body

When leading a workshop at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, my question to the group – “How do you know when you are sated?” – was met with dead silence. People looked at me like I was from Mars. I asked again, “How do you know when you sated? You know, when you are no longer hungry. How do you know when it’s time to stop eating?” “Ohhhhh …” said one of the participants. “When the Biggest Loser is over.”

8 Halloween Tips: The Kid Candy Connection

We now know that the USDA suggests including 250 discretionary calories per day in our food plans; and that ingesting copious amount of candy on Halloween far exceeds that amount. We are now hip to nutrients. We now want to purposefully create a fun, healthy and happy Halloween for our children.Instead of mindlessly gobbling the candy down, here are a few tips on how to make this Halloween a safe and healthy one!

News Flash: Food Cravings are Normal

As a Weight Loss Success Coach, you can bet your bottom dollar that ‘cravings’ is a topic that rises to the top often! Rather than trying to ‘kill the craving,’ or beat up on yourself for being weak and having zero will power, here follows a more ‘sane’ approach!

Cook with Me Friday: Classic Potato Salad

Imagine, if you will, an Our Lady of Weight Loss approved comfort food! This Classic Potato Salad recipe will wow you and your guests. For the full Zen experience, practice deep breaths while you chop, cube and mix!

Weight Loss Word Wednesday: How much DRAMA?

Janice Taylor, your Life & Weight Loss Success Coach, wants to know – how much weight loss drama have you participated in and/or created this week?

The 21 Day Cure: Feed Your Soul. Lose Weight.

Here, in – The 21 Day Cure: Feed Your Soul. Lose Weight. – Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, Hypnotherapist and 50 pound weight-loss-winner, reveals the secrets of permanent weight loss.

BBQ: Best Bang for Your Calorie Buck

Yes, I am still talking about what to eat this weekend! Why? Because my in-box is flooded with emails from y’all asking me ‘what to eat?’ ‘what to bring?’ How to survive it!!!
I say, enjoy it! Make good, healthy choices and grill on!

Is your brain making you fat?

As we head into this holiday weekend, we need to understand that our pre-frontal cortex has a limited supply of energy. Every time we use our ‘veto power’ to say ‘no, thank you’ to the multitude of foods that will inevitably be offered to us, hot off the grill, we are dipping into our limited supply of mental energies. What to do? How to sustain our resolve throughout the weekend? Read on!

Labor Day: Best BBQ Recipes Ever!

Janice Taylor, Life & Weight Loss Success Coach is excited to share her two favorite BBQ recipes that are simply splendid and Our Lady of Weight Loss approved. 5 Yum Delish!

11 Eating Styles: What does yours say about you?

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, she who has devoted a great deal of time to examining the way in which people eat, there are 10 basic eating styles – from Gulp n’ Go to Totally Beige to the Food Architect. Which style is yours?

7 Tips: How to Keep Your Children Happy and Healthy in the Face of School

We can’t blame our children for wanting to hit those devil-filled vending machines, can we? But we can take action and help put and keep our children on the healthy path!
Here are some thoughtful tips on how to keep your children happy and healthy in the face of school (lunches).

Is your Mouth of Chi blocked or blessed?

Prior to learning about the Mouth of Chi, I confess that I hadn’t give much thought to the importance of entry points, nor had I even considered my physical mouth an entry point or boundary. Now, with a different level of awareness, I will be mindful and give more thought and meaning to what I put in my mouth and what comes out of it.

Kick in the Tush: What are you looking for?

MaryJo confessed that she frequently, throughout the day and sometimes into the
night visits her refrigerator, tugging on its doors – opening and closing them – peering in the vegetable bins and sometimes the freezer.

Is your FAT story true?

Donna said, “I love to cook for my family for the holidays and I’m not giving it up. My mother didn’t cook or bake for us during the holidays when I was a kid, and I’d always wanted her to. So, I cook up and bake up a storm each and every year for my family, and I am not going to stop! My kids, my husband, everyone – they love it. And, I repeat, I am not giving it up!”

July 4: Hop on the Weight Loss Freedom Train to Independence

Have you ever imagined waking up one fine day, happily and mysteriously naturally thin? I’ve always wanted to wake up naturally thin, so I could eat whatever I wanted. I thought freedom equaled eating with complete abandon. I hadn’t considered that freedom might be freedom from cravings or freedom from obsessing about food.

How to Survive BBQ Season? Be a Foto-Food Journalist.

Food journaling keeps us honest. It helps us to keep track of what we eat and identify when and why we eat. In other words, keeping a food journal can shed light on our eating habits. Statistics show that those who keep food journals are more successful at losing weight and keeping it off (permanent fat removal) than those who do not.

Quick Weight Loss Tip: Get Out of Your Head

Simple Weight Loss: Your body is an amazingly intuitive, tuned in, fabulous being in it of itself, without your thoughts getting in its way, weighing it down! So … Get out of your head, and go into your body, and ask …

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!

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!

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.

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!

JigSaw Sunday: Peonies & Paper Dolls in Pink – A Love Potion Puzzle

Are you looking for love (in all the wrong places?). Today, Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist (and Coach) present “Peonies & Paper Dolls in Pink: A Love Potion” jigsaw puzzle. This puzzle promises to keep your hands and mind busy as it brings love into your life.

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

Do want to once and for all get a grip on the food and weight thing? Do you want to feel comfortable in your body? Do you want to wake up happy and energized? Do you want to stop comparing yourself to others? Do you want to stop worrying about what others are thinking about you? Do you want to stop feeling inadequate? Do you want to feel self-confident? The answer to your problem is here!
Do you want to live a life you love?

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 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

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?

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?

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!

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!.”

Cookie Monster: Cute but addictive?

Have you made giving up sugar year after year? Have you tried giving up the three c’s (cookies, cakes and candy) over and over again? Were you up-ended by a deep and inexplicable craving for Dulce de Leche Caramel Haagen Dazs ice cream? Are you a sugar addict?

The Holiday Diet Tip #4 – Savor the Flavor?

When Bird Bird comes knocking on your holiday door, will you scoff ’em down or savor the flavor? Our Lady of Weight Loss offers tips on How to Wake Up Thinner!

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!

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

28 days: 28 diet tips

Janice Taylor, Spiritual Weight Loss Coach, Guided Imagery Innovator, author and 50 pound loser offers 28 diet tips, a take-away from her 4-week program!

To Live or Die: 5 Quick Steps to Weight Loss Warrior

You might be operating from ‘food victim mode’ if: You think you ‘deserve’ ice cream sundaes, cakes and cookies, because you had a hard day. -or –
You take what happened to you in the past, drag it into the future and keep using it as an excuse over and over again. “I can’t do this, because I was ______________.” Sound familiar?

Neuroscience: You cannot break a habit.

When your old habits kick in, what will you do? Our Lady of Weight Loss offers important information and motivates like no other!

Off-the-Couch Cooking: 3 fat-melting, to-die-for, recession-proof dishes that you can whip up fast!

If cooking, as many anthropologists and social scientists believe, is the key to our humanity, separating us from the ‘beasts,’ what is the decline in cooking doing to our culture, to our lives? Our Lady of Weight Loss sprinkles ‘food for thought’ on 3 humanity saving dishes. Eat Healthy: Be Political!

diets don’t work … Listening Does.

What does your body have to say about what you are eating? How often does the sight or smell of food drown out your body’s words of wisdom?

Stressed to Refreshed: 7 simple things to do.

Letting go of stress is easier than you might imagine. Janice Taylor, coach and hypnotist, offers 7 simple things to do to move you from stressed to refreshed.

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 Secret Power of Ganesh: Remover of obstacles (belly fat or otherwise)

As Our Lady of Weight Loss was moving into a state of bliss on a leisurely and contemplative stroll on the “Road to Svelvesille,” she bumped into Lord Ganesh, the oh-so-chubby and wise, elephant headed Hindi God, who is best […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Adam Lambert: If I Can’t Have You … Tears Lost, Pounds Gained.

American Idol’s Adam Lambert delivered yet another powerful, original and absolutely mesmerizing performance last night! His emotionally intense delivery brought out the emotions in me. And while I sat in front of the television watching, breaking the number one rule […]

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