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Tips to help prevent holiday overeating
1. Never go to the table hungry - you won't "save" calories by skipping breakfast because you are bond to eat more at the holiday meal
2. If it is served buffet style, check out whole selection before putting anything on your ate - give yourself time to "decide" what you want to eat. Stand away from the table,
3. If served "family style" start with salad and veggies than protein, leaving high fat, calorie dense food selections 2nd round of choices. Less likely to over indulge if you have already taken the edge off hunger.
4 . After you have eaten put a mint or gum in your mouth
5. Drink lots of water, always have a glass nearby
6. Avoid alcohol it adds empty calories and will disinhibit your sense of control
7. Remind yourself that the taste is momentary give yourself 5 minutes and a few deep breaths before going for 2nds or sugary desserts.
8. Remind yourself of your goal and that you are stronger than an urge.
Enjoy the people and conv...
What Size is "Normal"?
Cheers to the Swedish Department Store for using mannequins that reflect a size 12 rather than the emaciated, androgynous ones in many of the popular places young people shop in this country http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2299498/Swedish-department-store-hl-ns-reignites-body-image-debate-photo-normal-sized-mannequins-goes-global.html. What is normal? According to Pamela Peek, MD MPH, FACP a worldwide respected speaker on the topics says:
To answer this question, let’s look at some facts. The average starlet is wearing a size 2 or 4 which is the sample size designers are making presently. Today, the average American woman is 5’4?, has a waist size of 34-35 inches and weighs between 140-150 lbs, with a dress size of 12-14. Fifty years ago, the average woman was 5’3-4? with a waist size of approximately 24-25?, she weighed about 120 lbs and wore a size 8. Curiously, over the past twenty years, fashion model sizes have dropped from a size ...
Did My Grandmother Give Me and EATING DISORDER?
The statistics on Eating Disorders is increasingly alarming. More than 8 Million Americans suffer from an eating disorder. Children as young as first grade are expressing unhealthy views on weight and being fat. Young girls and boys, yes boys are literally starving themselves to death to achieve some media driven ideal. And conversely, the rate of childhood obesity has almost tripled. We are facing a health crisis of polar extremes!
- Percent of 1st – 3rd grade girls who want to be thinner 42%
- Percent of 10 year olds who are afraid of being fat 80%
- Percent of all dieters who will regain their lost weight in 1-5 years 95%
- Annual amount spent on dieting and diet-related products each year $40 Billion
What is and Eating Disorder?
According to the Mayo Clinic, Eating disorders are a group of serious conditions in which you're so preoccupied with food and weight that you can o...
Do These Pants Make Me Look Fat?
Now this can be a dangerous question to answer. “No they make you look slim” could be answer that appears safe. But no, the reply is likely, “so the pants I wore yesterday made me look fat” Or the answer that may be honest, “well a little” but duck because you are about to see that honesty is not always the best policy. Welcome to the nightmare of distorted body image. Distorted Body Image is most often referred to as, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a condition that involves obsessions, which are distressing thoughts that repeatedly intrude into a person's awareness. With BDD, the distressing thoughts are about perceived appearance flaws. People with BDD might focus on what they think is a facial flaw, but they can also worry about other body parts, such as short legs, breast size, or body shape. Just as people with eating disorders obsess about their weight, those with BDD become o...
A wonderful client sent me this great link and I wanted to share. There are many gems here but I think my favorite "lesson" was this:
You never know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have.
Okay, I'll admit it. I'm not a fan of snow. Maybe I liked it as a kid (who didn't?), but I have grown weary of it. Very Weary. Today my girls had their third day of school cancelled due to snow. Instead of getting angry at the weather-Hypnosis , Reiki and EFT training always help, btw!-I think I'll just get a few things done (like this blog), then relax and spend time with the girls. Each day is a gift and we can choose to accept it as it is or to get angry, frustrated or wish for something else. I don't need anything else. I have everything I need right here. Besides, I know that Spring will get here...eventually!
Confidence is a strange thing. What exactly is it? Why do some people seemingly have it and others don't? First of all we all are confident in something. Maybe you are a really good artist. You might stink at plumbing or carpentry but boy, can you paint and draw! True confidence actually starts with a vision. First you picture yourself as confident (seeing feeling hearing, etc) in whatever it is that you want to be confident in. That's right it's just a vision... at first. Then, with time and practice at your given "confidence," you, and everyone else, starts to believe in you. So to summarize, true confidence is merely a function of time, effort and most importantly, belief in yourself.
Your client may have an addiction, be an addict or struggle with dependency of some kind, but does your client know that he or she IS NOT the addiction? What if you helped your clients make the choice to go beyond addiction to actually being the thriving beings they truly be, without the stigma, without disempowerment, without diminishment. This Tele-series will empower you to empower your clients to take the next step and choose a life, a thriving life, in full awareness and totality vs. living the no choice reality the addiction chooses? Are you ready? This Tele-series is for both personal and professional growth.
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The following are the Reiki Principles. I read these everyday:
Just for today, do not be angry.
Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, be filled with gratitude.
Just for today, devote yourself to your work.
Just for today, be kind to people.
I set the intention of doing these things everyday!
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