I am going to go out on a limb here and make an observation about Oprah’s Favorite Things 2010 list that may not be taken favorably. In fact, y’all might get mad at me, but I’m going to have to take that risk. Because I can’t believe my eyes! And I do believe that this is why we as a nation are getting fatter and fatter.
Think about how often the word “should” comes up in your thoughts. “I should do this; I should do that. I must do this; I must do that. I have to do this; I have to do that.” All day long, we are shouting (yes, SHOUTING) orders at ourselves.
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.”
Based on past Thanksgivings, I guarantee you that there will be leftovers.
So … In addition to planning my Thanksgiving day recipes (see my last Friday’s Sweet Potato Recipes!!!), I am gathering and trying out leftover recipes! Turkey Taco Pizza is to die for!
Preliminary findings from the World Health Organization found that the noises that we do our best not to hear during the dark of the night … can have a negative impact. Just how negative? Read on!!!
Utterly useful diet tips from the patron saint of permanent fat removal… Our Lady of Weight Loss. Today … Want to wake up fast? Force the toxins and oils out of your skin? And … Give your metabolize a boost?
Now that Thanksgiving is around the corner and we have entered the Sweet Potato Season, I thought I’d serve up some shocking news about the sweet potato. Are you ready? Brace yourself.
Want to Lose It? Then, Snooze It! The International Journal of Obesity performed a study that showed people who sleep for more than nine hours each day are less likely to be overweight than those sleeping six hours or less.
“Whatever we plant in our unconscious minds and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” ~ Earl Nightingale
Some friends are coming over on election night for dinner and, together, we will tune into the election results. What to serve? This dish must cover all possibilities … something that will either be celebratory in nature – or – so delicious that it will make the elections results palatable!
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!
Halloween, and its platters full of candy, is also the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season. For many that means that the season within which the healthy living goes out the window with ghosts and goblins and 7 extra pounds are delivered to thy stomach, thighs and hips is upon us! Is that what really want? To be out of control? Padding your body with another 7 extra pounds? OR … would you like to start the holiday season witha self-loving svelte smile?
As we get closer and closer to Halloween, I am beginning to think ‘orange’ … ‘blood orange,’ thus this very colorful, juicy and 5 yum delish recipe! Blood Orange Halloween and Jicama Salad from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchen.
How many times have you tried giving up the three c’s (cookies, cakes and candy)? Were you up-ended by a deep and inexplicable craving for Dulce de Leche Caramel Haagen Dazs ice cream? Are you a sugar addict?
Given the confluence of these rivers of wellness, weight loss and body image – NOW Foundation’s Love Your Body Day, The Inner Weigh documentary as well as Norma Kamali kicking off her wellness cafe series, I wondered what Norma Kamali thought of it all. Is the fashion industry to blame? I reached out, and here follows my interview with Norma!
The NOW Foundation launches its “Love Your Body” campaign this Wednesday, October 20. In recognition here follows 10 of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s favorite Love Your Body quotes – to inspire and to ignite self-love!
Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the Buddha’s words … “Our body is … a vehicle for awakening. Take good care of it.” Enjoy clicking through, as you keep your mind and hands busy!
Why would this 50 pound weight-loss-winner, the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss volunteer to bring – of all things – dessert? And why “Fresh Figs Drizzled with Love?” Tune in, taste it and hum!
The body needs time to rest and repair. If your body doesn’t get the rest it needs, it basically “believes” that it is under constant threat. If you are under prolonged stress, your body refuses to give up stored fuel. Fat is designed as a storage tank for energy, and regular rest allows the body to slow down and release storage fats.
I researched Meridia and found that there was a link between this drug and the risk of heart attack and stroke. In addition, I discovered that the drug had already been recalled in Europe, after a research report known as SCOUT (Sibutramine Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial) was published. …. read on!
You might want to give some thought to the color of your altar. This was a complicated decision for me. Although we are talking about weight loss here, for me – weight loss is a vehicle for reinvention and transformation. It’s as much about love, energy, health, spirit, creativity, self-control, and re-birth as actual pounds permanently removed. In which case any and all colors work.
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!
According to the American Psychiatric Association, “a phobia is an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation. In most cases, the phobia involves a sense of endangerment or a fear of harm.” For example, those suffering from fat-suit-aphobia fear being trapped in a fat suit, never being able to realize their full potential.
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!
Studies in the US show that pumpkin seeds may help reduce hormone damage to the prostate, which in turn lessens the risk of developing prostate cancer. They’ve been used in certain areas of Europe to treat learning disorders. In China, pumpkin seeds are used to ward off depression, and pumpkin seed oil has been used for treatment of prostatitis.
I had yet another epiphany this morning, another revolutionary thought about ‘body image.’ I wondered what it would be like to be thankful and grateful for the parts of my body that I don’t like.
Last month, I spoke at a healthy eating conference and, once again, during the Q&A part of my presentation, people began to toss out the whys and wherefores and their reasons as to how it is that they cannot lose weight. Once we made the distinction because real reasons and excuses, the proverbial light bulb began to snap, crackle, pop. And then, miracle of all miracles ….
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle from Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, is all about being grateful for your remarkable body! And remember, clicking burns calories. Enjoy your puzzle!
Are Apples Really Good For You? You bet your Apple Brown Betty they are! Not only are apples good for you, but they are mighty tasty too and may bolster your weight loss efforts. Set your ovens on preheat and get ready for a 5 Yum Delish Recipe from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Kitchens!
Can you have your cake, eat it, too and lose weight? A tasty question to chew on from your Weight Loss Success Coach, Janice Taylor.
Figures from the USDA show a steady growth in consumption of high-fructose corn syrup: from zero pounds in 1966 to 62.6 pounds per person in 2001. These statistics correspond with the rapid rise in obesity. Coincidence?
If you met Betty Crocker while on your way to weighing less, what would you say when she offered you a slice of strawberry shortcake?