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Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly

I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Larry McCleary about his book, Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly. It was very interesting and I learned a lot. My main take away was that weight loss requires a strong and healthy mind so it is important to make sure your brain (as well as the rest of your body) is getting the proper nutrition it needs and you will be that much more likely to succeed in weight loss.

I also learned that our brains are mostly fat cells … Continue Reading

Put Weight Loss On Autopilot

Remember the last time you mowed through a bag of cookies or cleaned out an ice cream carton in one sitting?  Okay, maybe it wasn’t that bad.  As I have been recording my food intake I have found that I eat much more than my conscious mind wants.  Dr. John Bargh of Yale University suggest that up to 95 percent of our behavior is unconsciously chosen.  Our brains are amazing machines and are great at creating autopilot behavior to save us from consciously thinking about everything we do.

Who Is In Control?

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The Self Inception Challenge

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Self InceptionThoughts are like seeds. If we give them a place in our mind and feed them they turn into beliefs, beliefs that are secured like a fortress with armed security. Is it possible to uproot those beliefs and plant new beliefs? Sure! Hire Leonardo Di Caprio to go 3 levels into your dreams and give you a new belief! Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a diet pill that not only suppressed your appetite but also changed the way you look … Continue Reading

Goal Setting With Shauna Stacy

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Shauna Stacy about successful goal setting. She had some great advice and words of wisdom. She reached her fitness goals by taking small steps and learning to keep commitments to herself.

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Key Points:
1. Goals need to be broken down in to small measurable tasks
2. Failure is in the past and there is nothing you can do to fix the past only the present.
3. For lasting results you need to change and real change takes time. Sometimes years.

Get in touch with her … Continue Reading

Disadvantages of Weight Loss Challenges

1. They Encourage unhealthy weight loss
When the competition is on we can throw caution to the wind.  Diet pills, dehydration, super low calorie diets, you name it and people will try it when a competition is on the line.  It is very important to set rules for your competition to discourage unhealthy tactics.  Losing weight is great but it isn’t worth it if your overall health suffers.
2. The Yo-yo effect
My Weight Graph
Sure you can lose weight fast but, if you’re like me, you can gain it even faster.  Take a … Continue Reading

Don’t Read Magazines

Please! It will only make you feel inadequate and unfulfilled.  Plus, why would you pay for lies and advertisements?  You can get both for free!

Pay close attention to her back, arms and wrinkles.  Now, I think she looks great without the touch ups.  The photoshopping does make her look quite a bit younger.  The point I want to make is that sometimes when we hold images like this up as ideals we are setting ourselves up for failure.  Even if we are super rich and can afford personal trainers and chefs and cosmetic surgery it is still no match for … Continue Reading

Gooooooals

In honor of the World Cup, let’s talk about goals!

Tips for Setting Goals

  1. Set measurable goals.
  2. Write your goals down on paper.
  3. Set goals you believe you can achieve.
  4. Set goals that stretch you.
  5. Remind yourself every day of your goal.

THINR – Stop Emotional Eating

Replace eating with something more productive. Avoid the guilt and increased stress of overeating.

Ideas:
Lonely? Call a friend. Skype.
Bored? Read a good book. Start a new project. Write in journal.
Stressed? Go for a walk. Meditate. Work out.

Drink more water, chew gum, get creative. We’re all different so do the things that you want. It is a good idea to not only set fitness goals but mental, spiritual, relationship goals and when you feel like eating and you’re not hungry then work on one of your … Continue Reading

Short Term Weight Loss Goals

One of the biggest reasons diets fail is we don’t believe we can achieve our goal. One way to help us believe is to set goals we know we can achieve. Once we’ve achieved these goals we will feel empowered which will motivate us to set newer and bigger goals. The hope is to have a snowball effect until we wake up one day and realize we’ve created several healthy habits that we can keep for the rest of our life.
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Realistic Weight Loss Goals – Episode #3

Starting Weight: 252 lbs
Current Weight: 231.8 lbs
Goal Weight: 199 lbs

  1. The goal is to BECOME something and not to simply DO something.
  2. The goal includes cultivating daily habits
  3. You can see yourself reaching the goal and have complete confidence that you can reach the goal.
  4. You’re willing to promise yourself to achieve the goal and keep the promise no matter what.  Not that you will never make a mistake but that you will never give up.