Monday, August 30, 2010
What's your eating style? What does your eating 'style' say about you? Perhaps it's time to take a look at our methodology and make some adjustments!!!
Top 11 Eating Styles -
1. The Unconscious Eater: If you find yourself covered in cookie crumbs, and do not have any memory of eating cookies, you are an UNCONSCIOUS EATER. WAKE UP! Be in the here and now.
2. Gulp n' Go: Are you always on the run, doing the ole' GULP n' GO? Sit down and take a moment. Please.
3. Food Architect: You are a FOOD ARCHITECT if you sculpt mountains of mashed potatoes, arrange broccoli in and around them like trees, and layer slices of meat until you've created a high-rise apartment building. While I admire your creativity, play with Legos instead!
4. Assembly-Line Eater: You are an ASSEMBLY-LINE EATER if you load-up another fork full while still chewing. Put the fork down in between bites.
5. Never Say, "No, Thank You.": Do you have a NEVER SAY, "NO, THANK YOU" policy in place? Afraid you might offend someone? Time for a re-write.
6. If It's FREE, It's for ME: Do you exclaim, "IF IT'S FREE, IT'S FOR ME!" when you see free food tastings and samplings at the supermarket? Eat before food shopping and recommit to your goals before you head out.
7. Closet Eater: You are a CLOSET EATER if you keep a mini-fridge in your coat closet and visit it nightly. Come on out of the closet and join the rest of us. It's safer out here!
8. Speed Eater: If your friends suggest that you challenge the Japanese world speed-eating champion who swallowed a total of 53 1/2 hot dogs, and their accompanying buns, in just 12 minutes, then you are a SPEED EATER. I'm gagging just thinking about it.
9. Beige-Eater: If potatoes, pasta and mac and cheese are your main stay, then you are a BEIGE-eater. Add red peppers, strawberries, green beans, and bright blueberries to your palate . . . NOW.
10. Fried: You are FRIED if you think 'fried' is a food group. Now you know better!
And now, I would like to introduce an 11th Style of Eating, coming to you at the 11th hour, so to speak.
11. Healthy, Plain n' Simple: Just for a moment try on 'Healthy' as your eating style! How does it fit? Most people do not ingest enough vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals on a daily basis. Because our nutrient needs are not met, we lose control and cravings kick in.
Healthy isn't complicated. In fact, it's simple. All you need to do is eat more - more fruits and vegetables - more colorful plants. Not only will you lose weight; your health will also dramatically improve.
Here's some food for thought!
2/3 of Americans are overweight
1/3 of Americans are classified as morbidly obese
50 percent of Americans die of heart attacks and strokes
28 million Americans suffer from the crippling pain of osteoarthritis
35 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches (source: Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of Eat for Health)
Take one step toward health. Try on 'healthy'. Eat more! Fruits and vegetables.
Slim down while you live it up!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
You know, there's a high probability that we've never met before. And yet, I already know quite a bit about you.
I know that you're a highly motivated individual with a strong desire for change. You're probably spiritual, successful, and likely the most energetic and enthusiastic member of your social circle. You're also shockingly intelligent.
Oh, yes. And you're bloody damn sensitive.You are! You really are! I'm telling you already.
I may have never met you before, but I'm telling you that for a fact. And that's a really great thing, because there are a lot of highly insensitive individuals out there in the world. So you're a limited edition.
You have the ability to read people better than most. You're able to take the best steps to ensure the right people are pleased. And you're flexible enough to change and adapt to your environment. You're a social chameleon.
In order to achieve true self-development and inner happiness, you must take this next step.
You must let go of wanting approval - and you must stop being so sensitive.
Right now, in simple terms, you spend too much of your time trying to please everyone. You're trying to keep everyone happy, you're hoping the right people like you, you're wishing people approved of your lifestyle. You're being way too damn sensitive about the whole game of life.
And that causes us to become entangled in our emotions. It stops us from living authentically as ourselves and moving forward with our lives.
Have you ever walked into an office - and it instantly quietened? The loud laughs are reduced to a fluttering whisper - and you wonder, you just wonder, what was happening a few moments ago?
Or you're introduced to that beautiful someone at the party - and moments later, they make an excuse and exit the conversation?
Stop being so sensitive.
The office was probably planning your birthday party. And the guy at the party likely had a bad case of Delhi Belly.
Your viewpoint is always relative. You'll never understand situations from a neutral standpoint, so stop being so sensitive and move on.
Or perhaps you've accidentally fallen into the trap of trying to please everyone at the same time?
You're running around like a mad man, trying to ensure that everyone is kept happy. You change your personality to suit each character - and at the end of the day, you're burnt out. Only to start again tomorrow.
Long story short: You cannot please everyone. Full stop. Get over it!
By trying to shape-shift your personality to match the many hundreds of people you encounter each year, you'll not only be left feeling drained, and lacking in self-esteem - you'll also realize that you're living without authenticity.
You are not being YOU.
And to be yourself, says Joseph Campbell, is the highest honour anyone is granted. So, be yourself.
By that, I mean REALLY yourself. The inner self that wants to say "NO!" more often than you do. The inner self that feels proud that it's being genuine, rather than putting on an act. The REAL YOU.
By being more authentic, you'll automatically find yourself surrounded with quality individuals that more closely match your personality. You'll begin enjoying life more, and find yourself more immersed in life's experiences. You'll become real, without any need to hide or change.
And, ironically, people end up liking you more when this side of your personality emerges. By letting go of wanting approval - that desperate, clingy yearning - you automatically gain approval.
So, let's recap this simple and practical rule once again.
Stop being so darn sensitive - and stop wanting approval.
You'll NEVER understand a full situation, so don't let it get to you. You'll NEVER get everyone to like you or your lifestyle, so don't even bother. And you'll NEVER truly understand any other human being on this whole planet, so let them all go jump.
When you place the power of your own approval on something outside of yourself, you will NEVER experience true happiness or self-development.
So: STOP being sensitive. And STOP wanting the approval of others.
And you will experience more happiness, spiritual fulfilment and authenticity in your life.
You have the ability to attain whatever you seek; within you is every potential you can imagine.
Always aim higher than you believe you can reach. So often, you'll discover that when your talents
are set free by your imagination, you can achieve any goal. If people offer their help or wisdom
as you go through life, accept it gratefully.
You can learn much from those who have gone before you. But never be afraid or hesitant to step off the accepted path and head off in your own direction if your heart tells you that it's the right way for you.
Always believe that you will ultimately succeed at whatever you do, and never forget the value of persistence, discipline, and determination. You are meant to be whatever you dream of becoming.
Always Believe in Yourself
Get to know yourself -what you can do and what you cannot do -
for only you can make your life happy
Believe that by working learning and achieving you can reach your goals
and be successful
Believe in your own creativity as a means of expressing your true feelings
Believe in appreciating life Be sure to have fun every day and to enjoy
the beauty in the world
Believe in love Love your friends your family yourself and your life
Believe in your dreams and your dreams can become a reality
Friday, August 27, 2010
Over my life time not only have I tried every weight loss and exercise program out there and lost and gained lost and gained now because i am older and going through the change my body has stopped losing altogether. And what does my Doctor perscribe; I've been on thyroid meds for over six months and though she has increased it, it hasn't helped one iota!
We've probably heard the advice to "eat less and exercise". And like me we've all may just about every different weight loss program at one time or another.
But no matter what we do or how hard we try to lose weight, it still doesn't work. Why?
Because we may be suffering from a hidden and underlying cause of weight gain
and many other health problems. What is it?
It is low thyroid. You see, our thyroid is the "switch" that controls our metabolism. It regulates how fast we burn food for energy. So if we have too little thyroid hormone, our metabolism can slow to a crawl.
And no matter how many diets we try
no matter how many hours we spend exercising
we still won't be able to shed the extra pounds and feel energized. Not only that
our bodies will store MORE calories as fat
our moods can be so bad that we'll crave even more intensely
And of course then there is the tiredness/lethergy so we have no energy and no motivation to even think of exercising.
Low thyroid is often called The Great Masquerader because it disguises itself as a whole range of other symptoms and conditions.
We as women as we age suffer from weight gain
joint and muscle pain
hair and skin problems
and many other "mystery" ailments, low thyroid may be to blame.
In fact, we could have low thyroid levels and not even know it. Even if our tests come back normal; like mine have for years, the majority of people who suffer from low thyroid will still have "normal" T3 and T4 tests!
That's why getting a proper diagnosis for low thyroid can be so tricky. Many doctors though rarely admit it are actually mystified and actually end up prescribing the wrong treatments. and until we find the right guidance and right doctor, we could suffer for years. I know I fall into that catagory!
For us aging women the key word here is menopause symptoms
If our thyroid hormone is out of balance sure as guns all our hormones are out of balance.
It's a scientific and medical fact that our hormones are directly connected to our appetite, our energy levels, our metabolism, our moods, our cravings, and our overall well-being. And we're not JUST talking about female hormones or menopause.
Our thyroid, for example, releases hormones that raise or lower our metabolic rate. Our pituitary secretes a variety of hormones and acts as a controller for growth, nutrient absorption, and also our metabolism. Excess insulin and cortisol play a huge role in the accumulation of unwanted fat - especially around our bellies. Not only does too much insulin encourage our body to store fat, but it also BLOCKS the use of stored fat as an energy source. Excess cortisol can trigger almost uncontrollable cravings.
Our hormones are the fundamental driving force behind our appetite, our metabolism, and our overall health - and the gatekeepers that can LOCK or UNLOCK the fat that's stored in our cells. If our hormones are out of whack we'll never lose the extra pounds!
The OBVIOUS solution; BALANCE THE HORMONES!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I'm fat. I'm too skinny. I'd be happy if I were taller, shorter, had curly hair, straight hair, a smaller nose, bigger muscles, longer legs.
Do any of these statements sound familiar?
These are all the physical outer appreances; the body, but what about the mind and spirit?
How many of us have really thought about and realize the importance; vital actually, of the role that self-esteem and self-image play in our lives; the effects they have on our mind, body and spirit in every avenue?
The difference; body image is how someone feels about his or her own physical appearance. If you have a positive body image, you probably like and accept yourself the way you are and will have good high self esteem. People who feel and see themselves with a low body image will be negative about themselves and their abilities. Because they don't feel worthwhile, they will have less than good self esteem. And Self-esteem is all about how much people value themselves, the pride they feel in themselves, and how worthwhile they feel; self-worth.
How many realize that we can have high self esteem and confidence in some areas of our lives and lower self esteem in others?
I myself have never thought of it that way, but Self esteem is in fact THE major challenge of our era. It lies at the heart of many of the diverse issues and challenges we face in life. It has been deemed the problem behind all problems and The Challenge Of Ourselves
And then it hit me. That if there's any area in my life that I would question my self worth even the slightest bit that no matter what I do; any weight loss programs, MY CREATIVITY; WRITING, PAINTING, that there is the strong possibility that this could be the wall that is blocking my further success with my life's journey.
Because developing woman's self-esteem starts with realistic thinking I have actually been digging deeper into this and I truely think it has merit.
Building woman's self-esteem isn't easy by any means but if there's anything, anything at all to this I would want to take the necessary steps to find any possible buried knowledge that lies within to help clue into what else to do and which direction to go forward.
So far I've learned that improving self-esteem always begins inside, especially for us women because we feel and think using the complexity of every God given emotion. So, in turn, we HAVE to be clear and concise about who we really are and what direction we need to improve in on a deeper inner level; unbury that part of us that has been buried deep within for too long.It is our thoughts and expectations that shape and produce what we become. The quality of our lives is a direct result of them.
The key is NOT to work upon self-image. This is what many people try to do. However, working on self-esteem is the heart of creating radical change. When you work from the inside out, how you feel about yourself in comparison with externals must eventually improve as well.
But one thing....Dont be afraid of making mistakes. They are always part of the learning process of developing woman's self-esteem.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
When I was a small child, I'd curl up on my parents' bed after the sunshine had warmed the blankets.
It was an oasis of peace and safety that I struggled to find in later years. I'd made the mistake of thinking that being all grown up meant no longer delighting in "silly" things like a sun-warmed blanket. I couldn't have been more wrong.
Each day includes moments that can be deeply enjoyed or carelessly tossed aside. As I learned to identify and enjoy those moments amid the hubbub of regular life, I found more smiles and sunshine than I'd ever thought possible.
We all remember Litle Orphan Annie? When she sang 'the sun'll come out tomorrow' we all know that she was talking about today. In fact, the Sun comes out making this a perfectly powerful AND empowering day! And lest we forget the sun is still shinning behind a cloud covered sky. SoTake a big breath of JOY and bring that deep into your belly. Exhale anything that isn't JOY-FULL in your life. Do this three times in a row. Right now. It's okay. Breeeeeethe. JOY. Ahhhh, all better now.
Now imagine if you were breathing in empowerment each time you did this! WOWZA! Now, open the door......and get out into that sunshine!
Get An Email Alert Each Time NOMORESTALLING Posts