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. Anyway, if […]
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. Anyway, if […]
In the mood for comfort food that increases brain power as it ignites happy energy? Who’d say no to that? You Don’t Have to Be Einstein Tuna Casserole, one of my favorite recipes, is from All Is Forgiven, Move On: […]
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Case in point, this advertisement from Ladies Home Journal, April 1970: “The “Fat Time of Day,” when you’re really hungry and ready to eat two of everything.“ *** This morning, […]
A New Year’s Toast from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Three steps to happiness. Make Toast. Eat Toast. Be Happy. Could happiness be that easy obtain, to create, to experience? Yes! Sometimes […]
Pick a word, any word. This week’s get jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: “One Word Meditation” is inspired by the word! Any word! 1. Pick a word, any word. 2. Slowly repeat your chosen word in your mind’s eye. 3. […]
Imagine a platter full of stuffed red, green, yellow, and orange peppers. Beautifully arranged, two rows of each color, maybe even three rows, tops cut off, beans, rice and shredded jack cheese melting atop. You carry the platter of stuffed […]
One of my favorite things to do when having dinner parties — especially a holiday party — is to wrap the silverware in quotes! People unwrap their forks n’ knives and read their quotes aloud, pass them around. People want […]
With love, appreciation and deepest gratitude for your faithful friendship, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I wish you the very best in 2013, AND we invite you to … … Dream with Your Feet, bust a move, get […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss heard through the Christmas Grapevine that a good many of her Jewish friends and family go out for Chinese food on Christmas. In fact (here’s a juicy tidbit for you), when Justice Elena Kagan was […]
The doom-and-gloom-sayers, the end-of-the-world folk are predicting that the world will indeed end tomorrow, December 21, 2012, presumably prophesized by the Mayan calendar. How will it end? Will we fall into a black hole, will a monstrous asteroid hit the […]
You are a star. Own It! Our Lady of Weight Loss is 100% sure that you are a star. Feel confident in your stardom. Flaunt it, baby! It’s not only okay to own it – it’s the right thing to […]
“Ho ho ho” is a rendition of a particular type of deep-throated chortle, chuckle or laugh which is of Gaelic origin. Ho Ho Ho is known to be the laugh of Jabba the Hutt, The Happy Mask Salesman, Doctor Ivo […]
Whether you are trying to lose weight, maintain or just stay healthy, making your way through the holiday season can be a challenge, which is why Our Lady of Weight Loss instructed me to roll out her Ten Commandments of […]
I am having the most marvelous holiday season ever! Seriously, I am! It’s not that something grand or out-of-the-ordinary has happened. On balance, it’s not so different than last year or the year before. But somehow it feels different. I […]
Chances are you’ve heard the expression, “When you smile, the whole world smiles with.” Well, it’s true. Our emotions are contagious and a happy smile can go a long way! The science of this phenomenon dates back to 400 B.C., […]
While reading through all the holiday season tips given by me and others that range from how to resist the urge to stuff yourself silly to not overspend your weigh (Freudian slip) into bankruptcy, I realized that somewhere between the […]
Here we are, the first week in December. December 4, to be exact, and you know what that signifies, don’t you? Aside from it being the anniversary of Turkish Sultan Suleiman occupying Baghdad in 1534? It’s the start date of […]
The 28 Day Cure, Holiday Edition, starts tomorrow, December 4, first thing in the morning. As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Thinner Puzzle,” imagine waking up on New Year’s day thinner, happier and […]
As we head into December, with our extra long to do list in one hand, and invitations to holiday parties and feasts of plenty in the other hand, I thought it might be utterly useful to know what foods keep […]
So, really, seriously, how are you? After Thanksgiving? Did you make it through unscathed? Did you gain a pound, lose a pound, stay the same? Were you and your family/friends in total sync, smiling, laughing it up, sending love vibes, […]
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Success Coach and host of the Our Lady of Weight Loss blog, gets it! We know that Extreme Food Diets are unhealthy, unsustainable and unrealistic, yet the desire for a quick and easy fix that eliminates […]
The Holiday Diet (a.k.a. the 28 Day CURE): Wake Up Thinner, Happier and more Energized on New Year’s Day This newly energized 28 day e-course (a.k.a. 28 day e-CURE) is sure to be the best cure ever. Start Date: Tues., […]
The following E-emergency email came swirling into my inbox this morning, from a client of mine – who has, (drum roll, please) – permanently removed over 20 pounds in the past 12 weeks! (Results typical:) I thought her plea for […]
A Sinfully Satisfying “Tasting” Guide to Thanksgiving from Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor to you, with love. Downloadable for the road! Thanksgiving Calorie Guide Ready to change your mind? Try this miracle cure on for size! […]
I woke up this morning with bats in my belfry and butterflies in my gut! In other words, I woke up with Belly Brain, which triggered a memory of Oz. I remembered what the great Oz said (not from the […]
This week’s Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle features Our Lady of Weight Loss, Steaming Mad Hot! Now that we’re into the Holiday Season full-fat blast, Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to encourage y’all to steam up platters of vegetables. Stay […]
Last Thanksgiving, for a change of pace, I whipped up “Janny’s Lentil Pate” that was to die for. It was a mega-hit. People asked for the recipe! It’s delicious, it’s healthy, it’s amazing and it’s Our Lady of Weight Loss […]
If you want to make your dreams come true, including but not limited to permanent weight loss, then you are going to need to wake up. Here, Janice Taylor (that’s me) shares 10 quotes that will help you to WAKE […]
As we blast our way into the holiday season, people increasingly say to me, “I wish I were naturally thin.” Then I could eat as many holiday cookies, drink as much eggnog and slide as many sliders down the hatch […]
How are you on this fine morning? Did you wake up and say, “I’m alive!” with reverence, acknowledging that each new day is a miracle? Me neither! Not first thing, anyway. A rather large honkin’ vehicle road past my NYC […]
This week’s Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle, “One Way or Another” was inspired by a one-way sign I stumbled upon that points in both directions, which reminded me of the Blondie song, One Way or Another. Sing along: “One way or […]
This dish is so good, it takes all kinds of restraint NOT to eat it before it hits the table, which frankly I seem to be lacking. I’d be lost without my duct tape (hilarious video!)! It is DIVINE! […]
When I heard that neuroscientists found that touch activates the brain’s cortex, which is linked to feelings of reward, my weight loss bells and whistles went off. People tell me (and back in the day, before I permanently removed over […]
Feeling Stressed? Here are 12 quotes that inspire, motivate and provide a “call to action.” A call to action are words that urge the reader, listener or viewer — you — to take immediate action. Without action there is no […]
If you’re going through Hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill Happy Day, Tushkateers! As you know, it’s been a crazy week here on the east coast. We were one of the lucky few who did not directly suffer the […]
This week’s Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by Our Lady of the Deep and Cleansing Breath, she who is curious to know: “When was the last time you noticed yourself breathing? “When was the last time you were awed […]
Need a lift? Down a Stuffed Mushroom! Studies have shown that those of us those who suffer from depression tend to have low levels of folate. Spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables are some of the best natural sources […]
How heavy is your dead weight a.k.a. anger and upset? I’d read about a teacher who asked her students to bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes to class. For every person the student refused to forgive, […]
Pumpkin Seeds? The new anti-depressant? If you think that pumpkins are only good for carving, or maybe a holiday pie, then think again. Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious, they are jam packed with nutrients that are needed to have […]
Hellooooooo Tushkateers! Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are happy to report that we made it through the storm. The major flooding was south and east of us – east by 3 blocks. As the wind ripped its […]
How to Survive the Frankenstorm: Aside from the obvious Hurricane Preparedness Lists that include water and food, read Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 5 Tips on How to Survive … as in not lose your mind … the storm! 1. […]
I found this Hummus, Avocado, Roasted Tomato recipe on Eat Live Run last week. It hit all my happy spots. Easy to make. Familiar ingredients. No specialty shopping required. Relatively low in calories (unless you go hog wild with the […]
Our weight depends on a complicated blend of variables – from how much we move (exercise), to what we eat, how much we eat, how we feel about ourselves, to hereditary factors. But there is one very simple thing that […]
As Our Lady of Weight Loss traveled the Path to Sveltesville, she encouraged those who traveled with her to open their hearts and tune into abundance. “Take in a deep cleansing breath,” she said, “On the inhale, open your heart. […]
Got the Fat Belly Blues? Has your mid-section grown a section of its own? You’re not alone. Researchers have found that the fat cells in the abdomen produce a hormone called neuropeptide Y (NPY), an appetite stimulant previously believed to […]
Halloween is less than two weeks away, and I dare say, the “Just Say No to Candy” Halloween Plan just ain’t gonna’ cut it for most of us. And let me tell you why! Because saying “no, thank you” takes […]
Listen to this Weight Loss Audio – The Motivational Moso, which was recorded to inspire, motivate and energize you, so that you can easily and effortlessly move toward your weight loss goals. After you listen in, consider the length of […]
“Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. Such attitudes are active and definite factors in creating satisfactory conditions. Watch your manner of speech then if you […]
Are you ready to click through this week’s Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled Our Lady of Hot Pink Prayers? Did you know that pink is the color of love and affection? And, an antidote to sadness? And, quite possibly, an […]
Is there anything better than a Spinach and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Frittata? Well, maybe – but still, it’s a fabulous dish that’s not only healthy, low-calorie, and inexpensive, but it serves as a grand main dish! And … Oh […]
According to the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, your kitchen is the central part of your home that provides nourishment and sustains life. Therefore, it is the most important area in your home. In addition to having a profound […]
Never, never, never, never give up. ~ Winston Churchill OMG Tushkateers! Of all days for my Internet connection to crash – on Kick in the Tush Tuesday – but that’s what happened yesterday and that’s where I was … […]
This past week, on the Kick in the Tush Club/Facebook page, Tushkateers from across the land expressed their personal struggle with staying motivated. One day they’re all in, excited, doing the happy inspiration dance and then, the next, they have […]
Orange is a healing color, a power color, a lucky color and … … my sources tell me that it increases the desire to eat, and … … it also stimulates curiosity, enthusiasm and creativity. If change of any kind […]
This week’s JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by Our Lady of Om, who invites you to not only click through “Ommmmmm”, but also to join her in a simple breathing meditation. Here, a simple Breathing Meditation from Our Lady of Om. […]
One of my favorite dishes is fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and basil. It is to die for good, especially when you get seriously fresh mozzarella. Back in the day, my high school friend and I would visit her uncle in […]
Are you ready to love yourself? Are you ready to become fully alive? Are you ready to take responsibility for your experience and begin to lead a happy, full life. Are you ready to not only create it but embrace […]
Self sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure that it doesn’t happen. ~ Alyce P. Cornyn Bonjour, Good Day, Shalom and What’s up TUSHKATEERS!!!! How goes it? What’s happening in your neck of […]
Did you know that there is a step by step ‘how to’ guide for just about anything under the sun? A right vs. wrong way to do things? Well, there is and this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: […]
All the dreamers in all the world are dizzy in the noodle. ~ Edie Adams Call me dizzy, call me a dreamer, call me noodle-crazy, but if you ask me, green noodles are fun! Agreed? Green Noodles ARE Fun! Which […]
Imagine this: You are at the office, someone offers you a piece of birthday cake, retirement cake, baby shower cake, leftover brownies from the corporate luncheon. What do you say? (Hint: NOT, Thank you!) How are you going to make […]
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. ~ Agnes Repplier Greetings TUSHKATEERS!!!! How are you on this fine September day? Peachy keen? Right as rain? Happier than a hot […]
For those of us who are interested in eating something that tickles our taste buds, satisfies to the point of happy, and fills us up healthy … … Then this recipe is for you!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss’s The […]
TURN A DEAF EAR TO CAKE Many of my clients tell me that they feel as if they are entitled to a treat after a long, hard day at work or a complicated day at home. “I deserve to have […]
Yesterday, was the 100th anniversary of Julia Child’s birth. American chef, author, and television personality, she is most remembered for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her first cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” as well as […]
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? ~ Rumi TUSHKATEERS!!! Greetings to YOU, one n’ all!!!! Are you ready for yet another fabulous August day!!! Are you ready to spread your wings and fly through the […]
This afternoon, just as I was thinking, “I sure am in the mood for something sweet,” lo n’ behold, right there on the kitchen counter sat three ripe bananas, begging to be mashed! “Mash me,” they sang. “Okay, I will,” […]
People call me, text me, email me, and sometimes even send massively long missives the old fashioned way, via the United States Postal Service, to let me know that they not only want to change, but they are ready to […]
Chewing the FAT with Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal Dear OLofWL ~ I’ve heard you say that one should, if one really wants to lose weight, “make your home your safe haven.” What […]
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ~ Albert Einstein Hi there, hey there, ho there … TUSHKATEERS!!! Oh […]
Before you can achieve what you want, you need be know what you want… … What you really, really want. Not what you think you ‘should’ want or what others want for you, but what you really, really want! While […]
A Weight Loss Riddle: You’ve decided to make scrambled eggs for breakfast. You take three eggs from the refrigerator. As you are oh so gracefully moving toward the counter, one falls from your hand and smashes on the floor. What […]
One way to start to implement change and activate the power within is to send a new message to your unconscious. A strong message, that at the same time not only respects how your unconscious mind has been protecting you […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Watermelon Straight Up, Please” was inspired by the watermelon!!! Here follows some interesting information about the watermelon for you to chew on, whilst you click through the puzzle. Remember, clicking burns calories. […]
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart …. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung Howdy and Hey There TUSHKATEERS!!! I trust y’all made it through Independence Day in […]
When people ask me how I permanently removed over 50 pounds (11 years ago – my oh my, how time flies), I tell them that first and foremost I changed my mind (as Albert Einstein says, “You cannot solve a […]
Are you ready to jump head first into week 10 of the Feed Your Soul Project? Are you ready to … pull out your mental weeds? Think happy thoughts and/or cultivate habit awareness? Just imagine what your life could look […]
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. ~ Benjamin Franklin Howdy TUSHKATEERS!!! How are you on this […]
Given the amount of contrasting talk ‘out there’ about the relevance of taking vitamin D and calcium supplements, I thought it useful to list what foods are ‘heavy’ in Calcium and vitamin D. First, an important word from the New […]
A quarter of the way there, on my way to 200 Ways to Feed Your Soul, here follows tips 41-50; week 5! It is quite amazing! As I said last week, the idea of creating 200 ways to feed your […]
A great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge. One modest square of chocolate leads to another, and while we fight the urge, in the end, we mysteriously find ourselves holding […]
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 […]
This week’s Dysfunctional Chef Recipe shines the spotlight on blackberries, a.k.a. “black caps,” an extraordinarily healthy food. Black Caps are high in antioxidants, a substance that protects the body by neutralizing free radicals or unstable oxygen molecules, which are known […]
Angel of Flower Power, our this week’s Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the wise words of the Buddha … … “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” Remember – […]
In anticipation and preparation for my next workshop, “Feed Your Soul: Change Your Weight,” I’ve committed to listing 10 Ways to Feed Your Soul each week from now until the workshop, which is scheduled to begin on September 16 – […]
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 […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s cousin, the patron saint of strikes and spares, wants you to know that BOWLING BURNS calories and it is big fun. In fact, so much fun and fabulous, Jon Hamm and his Mad Men […]
Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! Are YOU ready? Are you READY to shed worry and shed the pounds that accompany it? GREAT!!! Because, I have a number of Shed Worry/Shed Pounds Tips to share with you today! BUT .. Before I […]
It is always a good idea to wear your ice cream on your head, rather than your hips! ~ Janice Taylor This week’s Get Jiggy WEIGHT LOSS JigSAW Puzzle, entitled Thin a La Mode is inspired by Poem […]
Are ‘cravings’ a gateway to binging? It’s worse than we thought! “They” (as in researchers and scientists) tell us that not only can giving into cravings tip the Scales of Injustice into the wrong direction, but food cravings have been […]
Tushkateers! Hey there and howdy do!!! Goodness gracious me, it’s TAX Day! For those of you who haven’t filed yet, haven’t mailed the checks that are sitting on the dining room table; for those of you who are hyperventilating and […]
I was perusing my recipe files, looking for something that is both Our Lady of Weight Loss approved and classifies as comfort food, which brought me straight to my infamous 100 Calorie Pancake Recipe! Fantastic for a Sunday brunch. a […]
A friend confessed that she frequently, throughout the day and sometimes throughout the night, visits her refrigerator, tugging on its door – opening and closing it – looking for an answer. Sometimes she looks in the vegetable bin – sometimes […]
Greetings Tushkateers and Friends of Tushkateers! It has been a glorious week, has it not? A week of Easter eggs, Matzoh Brie, and Tulips, galore! Yes, I took a long (lunch break) walk yesterday with my boyfriend (a.k.a. husband of […]
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, […]
Is there a right and wrong way to Hard Boil an EGG???? Yes! Of course, and with Easter smack around the corner, I thought it a good time to share the info! How to HARD Boil an Egg … the […]
It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. ~ Oprah Winfrey Good day Tushkateers! Are […]
Passover starts on April 6 and it goes all the way through 14, and Our Lady of Weight Loss admittedly is a Matzo Brie freak! She started heating up the skillet this past Sunday. Seriously! She will whip up a […]
This morning, I innocently took a walk to the local convenience store to pick up a few much needed items. Upon entering, I was bombarded with Easter candy! To the left of me, to the right of me, down the […]
WHAT IS ACCEPTANCE? Buddhism’s first noble truth, “All life is suffering,” is an invitation for people to accept that suffering is a natural part of life. The term “Kabbalah” literally means acceptance. Acceptance is the fifth stage of the Kubler-Ross […]
This week’s Get Jiggy WEIGHT LOSS JigSaw Puzzle, “The Hummingbird Miracle,” is being transmitted from 35,000 feet high into the sky! (I am on my way home! Woo Hoo!!) And yes, today’s technology is nothing short of a miracle; as […]
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. ~ Gloria Steinem Hellloooooooooo Tushkateers!!! How excited are you that it is Tuesday and you are receiving a Kick in […]
As promised in my last Monday’s post, which mentioned the unmentionable, here follows the best beef hash recipe ever, courtesy of Sunflower Farmer’s Market monthly magazine, which is always chock-a-block with healthy and delicious meals! The Rosemary Hash weighs in […]
After forty years (yes 40!) of breakfast related studies that show without a doubt that kick-starting your day with breakfast is the healthy thing to do – for children and adults alike – people still tell me . . . […]
Just as I was about to preheat, so to speak, and whip up a platter full of Rosemary Beef Hash, a dish I carefully pulled from the pages of one of my favorite healthy cooking/living magazines, when the words “pink […]
Every Riven Thing God goes, belonging to every riven thing he’s made sing his being simply by being the thing it is: stone and tree and sky, man who sees and sings and wonders why …. Christian Wimans Greetings and […]
This Best Ever Quinoa Berry Salad is – well – the best ever! An absolute MUST MAKE; a 5 Yum event if ever there was one. Peter and I and the kids (who are hardly kids – but once a […]
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled Biscuits & Rabbit Thoughts was inspired by the brilliant quote (above) by Nietzsche, which I know to be true because […]
“He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.” ~ Proverb Greetings Tushkateers & BRACE YOURSELVES … today is Pancake Tuesday! a.k.a. Fat Tuesday a.k.a. Shrove Tuesday, a.k.a. Mardi Gras and finally a.k.a. – my personal fav – Bursting Tuesday, […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled Puppy Love, features the puppy (duh!) Is there anything cuter? (I can hear the kitten people starting to meow!) It was inspired by “Buddy,” a puppy who recently adopted my friends […]
As most of you know, ten years ago I permanently removed over 50 pounds with Our Lady of Weight Loss by my side. Part of my permanent fat removal plan was to ‘fill’ up on life; to get involved in […]
You have been embedding negative and/or positive self talk patterns into the deepest parts of your mind since early childhood. Those self-talk patterns have take hold and have deeply affected you, so much so that you are what you say! […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I really don’t quite understand it, but food – in particular – sweets with a heavy emphasis on chocolate – has a crazy kind of power of me. It knows my name and […]
Greetings Tushkateers … and a very Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU! As I am sure you are well aware, today is Valentine’s Day. How exciting for both Our Lady of Weight Loss and me to celebrate the day with you! […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled: Angels of Love is Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s Valentine to YOU! As you click through “Angels of Love,” meditate on loving-kindness, and chew on this: Love is whole and complete; […]
Accountability is one of the most powerful principles you can follow in your quest to lose weight, shed pounds, drop the excess, lighten up, declutter, write that novel, or be the best you ever. Accountability will keep you on […]
Does this Dysfunctional Chef love a simple, easy, salty, nutty, cheesy recipe that one can eat in bulk? In other words, a dish that gives you a lot of bang for your calorie buck? And one that you can […]
Did you know that one little biscuit is somewhere between 120 and 180 calories? (Source: CalorieCount/About.com) One of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Golden Rules of Permanent Fat Removal is to check the nutritional information before chowing down. No guilt. […]
I’ve been thinking. Can you smell the wood burning? (Something my father used to say.) Yes, I’ve been thinking about resolutions and why it is that so many people start out on fire but ultimately fail to reach their goals. […]
Whether you are into setting resolutions or not, there is a certain wave of energy that comes with the New Year. It is a powerful energy that presents itself to you for its unmasking. And in this unmasking, you will […]
I understand that we think ’tis the season to over-indulge, stuff ourselves silly and stress ourselves out,’ but it really doesn’t have to be. Our Lady of Weight Loss to the Rescue! 21 Tips: Make It a Happy Holiday Tip […]
People tend to cultivate strange (or should I say, even stranger) eating habits during the holiday season. Our routines are turned upside down. Temptation is here, there and everywhere. Between one thing and the other, some of us mysteriously […]
Whenever you fall, pick something up. ~Oswald Avery Side note before we begin: As I was about to proof read this and make sure that I’m not sending half-baked thoughts and sentences to you, my mother (95.5 years young) telephoned […]
“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” – Buddha Greetings Tushkateers!!! I received an email […]
Are you against the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture? Do you wish that healthier foods were being served to our school children? Yes? Then I’ve got some promising news for you! During a media telephone briefing, hosted by the Pew […]
Happy Halloween!!! Greetings to Our Lady of Weight Loss devotees, Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), and those who just happened to have landed on these ‘weighty’ pages! In addition to your weekly Our Lady of Weight […]
Greetings One n’ All! I’m uber-excited about my new way of cooking: combining healthy ingredients (always), creating recipes that won’t ‘weigh you down,’ (always) and NOW adding a sultry and sexy twist. What makes these recipes sultry and sexy? It’s […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I just love your humor and creativity!! I have a question. I was 5′ 4″ and now I am 5′ 2″ and weigh 133 pounds, but I want to get down to what […]
How Can I Lose Weight???!!? I received an email from a reader inquiring, “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 […]
Want to look 5 pounds thinner, be more confident, sound better and feel happy? Just stand up straight – it’s that simple. Look 5 Pounds Thinner NOW! Good posture instantly takes off 5 pounds! Stand erect and your clothes will […]
Whether or not you decide to follow the 17 Day Diet Plan (the new hot fat-melting plan on the block), you need to know that it’s not about the food – it’s not about your fat – it’s about your […]
When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. ~ Catherine Ponder How Much […]
Today’s GET JIGGY, JigSaw Weight Loss puzzle was inspired by my new juicer! I’ve wanted one for quite sometime and yesterday! Finally, I purchased one! And then headed straight […]
I just got back from the supermarket. The check-out counter was overflowing with Easter candy. It took all the willpower and want power I could muster not to buy one or two or ten Cadbury eggs not to mention the […]
Today’s post doubles as a ‘stay fat tip’ and well as a Weighty Confession! Here goes!!! Even though I know better and was well aware that I was headed for big trouble, I stopped at the supermarket on my way home from a very busy day and bottom line, I was hungry. Very hungry. Ravenously hungry. So hungry that the minute those automatic doors swung open, I could hear the chips calling my name
A Tushkateer (member of the Kick in the Tush Club) writes … How can I take this “miracle” of learning and experience a permanent change in how I use/relate to food. I have had some less than stellar choices the last few days and feel a little frustrated with myself that I can have two sides to my process of change. One part of me that is one board and one that wants to maintain the status quo.
From Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, a fun Thanksgiving craft project that’s easy and will bring a smile to your face! … A few years ago, I started a fun Thanksgiving tradition! I asked those who would be celebrating with us to email me their favorite Thanksgiving quote a few days prior to the festivities, giving me to time to get my creative juices in gear!
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, In 1992, I started working with a man named Bob, to whom I was very much attracted…..honestly. And, yes, it was mutual. Nothing came of it, as we were both married. I haven’t seen Bob in almost 15 years. At that time I was 40 years old, and weighed 125 lbs. and at the risk of sounding immodest, I was pretty darn cute. Now … fast forward … 15 years later, and I weigh 185, and at the risk of sounding pathetic, I am fat and frumpy.
Coffee, the most popular drink in America – next to water – may help some lose weight as it increases the number of calories you burn per hour by 44%! Caffeinated coffee increases your metabolism. Cuppa Joe, be mine!
Sometimes when people gain weight, they are totally baffled, puzzled, befuddled, and mystified. They are sure that they are doing everything right: consuming between 1,200 and 1,400 calories daily, exercising, thinking right, etc. They are on program, on plan, and on point BUT… the plan … it just ain’t a’workin’!
Taste and food particles linger in your mouth and can trigger the desire to eat. If you can’t brush or floss when out, try rinsing with mouthwash!. (Keep a small bottle in your bag!). Get in there, clean those teen and neutralize your taste buds fast.
Today, I am excited to bake up and blend up an amazingly delicious, healthy dish for a couple of reasons. Not only is this recipe easy to make and overflowing with nutrients, it is made with eggplant – a vegetable. And just today, yet another study reported that Americans are not eating enough vegetables.
Not only is this recipe easy to make and overflowing with nutrients, it is made with eggplant – a vegetable. And just today, yet another study reported that Americans are not eating enough vegetables.
According to the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, your kitchen is the central part of your home that provides nourishment and sustains life. Here, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, shares some very interesting tips that are sure to get your Feng Shui energy moving!
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?
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.
As we head into this holiday weekend, we need to understand that our pre-frontal cortex has a limited supply of energy. Every time we use our ‘veto power’ to say ‘no, thank you’ to the multitude of foods that will inevitably be offered to us, hot off the grill, we are dipping into our limited supply of mental energies. What to do? How to sustain our resolve throughout the weekend? Read on!
Janice Taylor, Life & Weight Loss Success Coach is excited to share her two favorite BBQ recipes that are simply splendid and Our Lady of Weight Loss approved. 5 Yum Delish!
Holy Guacamole! Who would have thunk it? According to researchers at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, dieters with an optimistic view and high hopes for a thinner future are less likely to lose weight than their pessimistic counterparts. Optimists have […]
Always in search of a new fruit or vegetable, you can imagine my delight when this morning, while squeezing fruit at the Olive Market (125th street between Madison and Fifth Avenues), I stumbled upon the mysterious Kumato.
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?
The Sun is considered a positive card that reflects happiness, vitality, self-confidence, energy, joy and success. The conscious mind prevails over the unconscious. When the conscious mind says “no, thank you” to the devil’s food, the unconscious mind no longer tries to pull you in a different direction.
With each ounce that you let go of, take a moment to say, “I thank you for traveling with me thus far, and now I’d like to say good-bye.” You might put your hand on your stomach, your hips or any other part of you that has been holding on to excess weight, as you say this, allowing yourself to get ‘in touch’ with your changing body.
A recent study in the British Medical Journal reports that people who follow a Mediterranean-style diet – that features fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, fish and olive oil – may lower their risk of death.
s in a magic trick, the Weight Loss Magician waves her magic want and presto, you are filled with a new vision of yourself, new ideas, new resolve and a new direction.
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.
If perfectionism is interfering with your life, in any way (weigh), shape (pear shaped or apple) or form, I invite you to consider letting go of this potentially dangerous characteristic.
Donna said, “I love to cook for my family for the holidays and I’m not giving it up. My mother didn’t cook or bake for us during the holidays when I was a kid, and I’d always wanted her to. So, I cook up and bake up a storm each and every year for my family, and I am not going to stop! My kids, my husband, everyone – they love it. And, I repeat, I am not giving it up!”
Yesterday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its report on obesity in America. And guess what? We’re fatter than ever. On the one hand, it is shocking to find that to be the case. We’re trying so […]
Got the afternoon blues? Blahs? Need a lift? Janice Taylor can get your energy moving! The perfect food.
Even though I know that you know, even thought you’ve heard it before, I feel compelled to revisit breakfast, because even after forty years of breakfast related studies, showing without a shadow of a doubt that kick-starting your day with breakfast is the thing to do – you’re not!
Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzles keep your hands and mind busy! Try one!
Ellen quit. Kara was fired. Jennifer Lopez was hired. Steven Tyler, too. And Randy Jackson is the last judge standing. True or false?
Can’t stop yourself from reaching for those cookies? Well … It’s NOT that there’s something wrong with you; it’s NOT that you have no will power – maybe you’re just stressed.
Did Bill lose those 15 pounds or permanently remove them? Will he find them again? Will they move back in? Here, your Weight Loss Coach, Janice Taylor weighs-in on the difference between wedding weight loss and permanent fat removal!
I know that you are all looking for the magic bullet; a pill that will kill your appetite, cravings and send you on the fast track to Sveltesville. BUTT … if it’s too good to be true, it IS too good to be true. Read how this Tushkateer lost 57 pounds with the help of a magic bullet, BUT found it, again! that’s one big BUTT!
A weight loss puzzle. What innovative weight loss tool easily and effortlessly keeps your hands and mind busy and away from food?
I don’t know about you, but I just love a good, juicy diet tip that is NOT about what I can’t eat! Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, an easy way to weigh less!
Looking for a magic bullet? A miracle cure? Something that will add health to your life and help you lose that fat belly? Antioxidant Girl to the rescue!
According to new research from Northwestern Medicine, women who carry excess weight around their hips, a.k.a. pear shaped women, are likely to experience more memory loss than their apple-shaped counterparts.
Here, Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, shares 4 fabulous tips on how you can shelve the worries and get a restful night. Sleep baby, sleep!
In commemoration of the day that man first walked on the moon, July 20, 1969, Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to join with us in celebrating Moon Day! We’re going to whip up a batch of Moon Pies […]
Complete this Get Jiggy Jigsaw Puzzle and the ultimate way to weigh less and finally, once and for all, put an end to those sweet tooth cravings that are sabotaging your weight loss efforts will be revealed!!!
How many broken eggs does it take to change … a weight loss riddle that motivates!
Food for Thought: If you don’t know the person who resides underneath the fat, if you so closely identify with the excess layers, if the fat is protecting ‘you’ in any way, shape or form, it is difficult to imagine any other weigh or way.
This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Puzzle will not only keep your hands and mind busy and out of the kitchen, but it will reveal one of the best diet secrets ever!
Yes, you are on a healthy living Adventure (with a capital “A”). With a little willingness to experiment and a roll of duct-tape (huh? See video below) … you too can cook up the most amazing dishes that are more delish and satisfying than you ever imagined.
It is sweltering hot – dangerously hot – in many areas of the States. Right here, on my block, it hit an all time high yesterday of 103 degrees! I ‘ran’ whatever errands I needed to ‘run’ at a crawl with a bottle of ice water in one hand and a ‘spritzer’ (a.k.a. spray bottle filled with ice water) in the other! Here, I share my best 7 Simple Summertime BEAT the HEAT Strategies.
We prefer mindless dieting to mindful eating. We want someone to tell us what to do. Serve up a simple plan, if you will. We intellectually understand that there is no ‘magic bullet,’ but we still cling to the hope that there is one. And, so we are willing to entertain yet another fad diet. Enter the picture …
Even though it was hot enough to fry an egg on the street this morning (97 degrees and counting!), I resisted; and instead, I pulled out my blender from under the counter, dusted it off and declared it “Smoothie Season.”
Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzles keep your hands and mind busy (and out of the cookie jar). Enjoy this week’s puzzle: Up Close and Personal with Leaf.
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” ~ Erma Bombeck
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.
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.
I received the following E-emergency note the other night from a client of mine – who by the way – has permanently removed 18 pounds in the past 12 weeks. I thought it worth sharing, because I know that we all have ‘alien’ voices in our heads that ‘make’ us eat the donut, cookie, ice cream, pizza. That’s right … you are not alone. Seems we all have an alien voice that ‘makes’ us go hog wild.
Last night, when Willamina (star character of ABC Family’s new show “HUGE,” played by Nikki Blonsky of “Hairspray”) was told to strip down to her bathing suit for the annual group ‘before’ photo, I cringed. I cringed for her, and for me. It brought back an unpleasant, somewhat traumatic memory. When I was in second grade, we were told by the school nurse to stand in a line in our underwear. … Read On!
Last week, I did a segment for Better.tv and along with some fabulous tips on summer weight loss, offered up my two best gazpacho recipes. It was great fun. While you’re whipping up a great healthy summer batch of gazpacho, watch the video!
“HUGE,” a new drama, starring Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky and Hayley Hasselhoff (yup, David Hasselhoff’s daughter) premieres this Monday, June 28th on ABC Family, The story takes place at a Camp Shane, a weight loss camp for kids located in upstate New York, where larger-than-life teens sort through the challenges and of being an overweight teenager.
A Strategy that CURES! For many of us the biggest challenge in our day comes at night. We find it almost impossible to simply put down the fork, push away from the dinner table and move on into the night without finding our minds drifting towards food.
It would be lovely to be minus the obsessive food thoughts; to make space for a peaceful, calm and soulful evening. Wouldn’t it? I have worked out an easy and yes, brilliant strategy that you can follow!
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).
In celebration of Summer Solstice, Our Lady of Weight Loss shares her best “Chase the Devil” Away ritual. Add fire, color and happiness to your life NOW.
Today’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle was inspired by a Duz detergent advertisement from 1954. I’ve been cutting and pasting and playing and the “DUZ IT” piece is a work in progress. But I just had to stop and magically turn it into a jigsaw puzzle to share with you
Having traveled from one coast to the other, changing time zones and lugging my baggage (both physical and mental) with me all throughout the day, I found that upon arriving at my destination, my energy was waning. I was in need of a boost! My first instinct was to stop at the local shopping center and grab a cup of coffee, but – as luck would have it – I was distracted by …. Read On!
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!
A bunch of years ago I stumbled upon Nancy, the star of Ernie Bushmiller’s comic strip of the same name, “Nancy.” As I remember it, Nancy was pictured with a box of cookies in one hand and a hammer in the other. Her aunt was yelling from another room. “Don’t spoil your appetite. Dinner will be ready soon.” To which Nancy replied, “I’m only eating the crumbs.”
Thirsting for BLOOD? True Blood “V” Cocktail, that is. I thought it would be fun to kick off the summer Vampire Juice Season with a True Blood Type “V” Cocktail. Enjoy!!!!
I ran into the Buddha on the Road to Sveltesville, and I said, “Buddha, I’ve been thinking that I great way to begin to lose weight would be to eliminate high fat and sugary foods. What do you think?” And the Buddha replied, “Maybe!” What did the Buddha mean? …. Here follows some new thinking on how to move from heavy to light that has nothing to do with fat or sugar!!!
There are two things that we do that make us miserable; that cause great suffering … optional suffering. The first is to judge; the second is to have expectations.
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 …
I promise you that as you take the time to be honest, be brave, look deep and write down at least 50 things that you are tolerating, putting up with and/or STOMACHING, you will find yourself in a new place. A place where you can see, feel, experience and even taste your ‘lite.’ What are you putting up with? Tolerating? Stomaching? What is weighing you down? Leave it at the Our Lady of Weight Loss Altar, alter your thinking … lighten your load!
Day 1 of my workshop entitled “Our Lady of Weight Loss enLIGHTens” was fabulous! On the one hand, it feels like we just got here, on the other hand, it feels as if we’ve all known each other forever!!! We’ve had deep and meaningful discussions about weight loss, reinvention and transformation. We worked through a good many issues and at the end of the day, there were big smiles all around. The good vibes from the smiles filled the room. The smile in it of itself was transformational! It got me to thinking about the importance of smiling. Did you know that …
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