Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know that the book review for November is out early. The book I reviewed is I Can Make You Thin, by Paul McKenna. Check out my review by following the link below.
Monthly Archives: October 2014
Too Many Low-Carb Foods!
Have you hit a plateau in your weight-loss journey? If you have not yet, you will. I don’t say this to be negative. It is just that we all hit these walls while we are trying to shed those pounds. But if you have hit that wall, you do not want to quit. Instead, it is best to get to the bottom of the problem and find out what you need to do to get your metabolism burning again.
As a health and motivation coach, I have seen many reasons why people stop losing weight. One of the most common is too much of a good thing. What I mean by that is too much low-carb food.
Going low-carb is great and there are all sorts of great low-carb recipes. In addition, there are all sorts of recipes to turn your favorite high-carb foods into low-carbohydrate dishes. But what people sometimes overlook is that low-carb food is not no-carb food.
Recently, I was consulting with a client that had stopped losing weight. When I asked him about his diet, I learned that he was regularly consuming low-carb spaghetti. The carb count was around five per serving. However, he was eating about four to six servings per meal. In addition, he was also eating many servings of his favorite low-carb desserts!
Of course the reader can see the problem. Those carbs can add up. And eating too much low-carb foods will spike ones blood sugar leading to the resale of insulin resulting in the storage of fat.
If you have stopped losing weight, it may be the result of too much low-carbohydrate food. Be aware of how many carbs you are consuming and remember–low-carb is not no-carb.
Bio-hack Past Your Plateau (Start Losing Weight Again)!
Calories don’t matter. Right? One of the reasons I failed at dieting so many times in the past was due to the fact that I went on calorie restrictive diets. I was hungry most of the time and the only options to fill my stomach was bland and tasteless food.
To compound the problem further, the food I was allowed to eat to fill my stomach was very unsatisfying. Most of the time, I’d be hungry again in less than an hour.
And those were not the only problems! Also, the food I was allowed to eat was making me fat! One diet recommended that I eat a potato whenever I feel hungry. A coach I had once told me to only eat noodles after 8:00 PM. No wonder these diets failed me.
A Better Way
That is why I was so impressed with the low-carb diet. I could eat great food and eat a lot of it! I was not counting calories, but eating until I was full. And I’ll be honest, there were times when I stuffed myself. But that did not seem to matter–until I stopped losing weight.
In my weight-loss journey, I have hit my share of plateaus. I would stop losing weight and have to figure out a way to get my metabolic engine fired up again. On one occasion, I increased my exercise. Then I hit another plateau. Next, I gave up diet soda. Then, I hit another one. Every time I hit one, I would try to find a way to bio-hack past it. What I’m going to share with you is one awesome bio-hack that allowed me to push past another wall!
One Great Way To Lose Weight
Calories don’t count? Well, if you are gorging yourself at every meal, they can start to add up and interfere with your weight-loss goals. And cutting back on your food intake can be a great way to lose a few pounds.
But you don’t want to be hungry and miserable. That only leads to feeling deprived and over eating. Often that feeling can also lead you to eat the wrong kinds of food. So how can you eat less, still eat all the right food that you love and not be hungry?
Here is the secret. Eat slow. Yes, it’s that simple. Eat slow! In fact, I don’t like to think of it as eating slow but enjoying my food. I savor every mouthful, chewing my food about 20 times before swallowing. Also, putting down my fork between bites helps too.
This hack allows your satiety signal to set in with less food. Because you are eating slower, you feel just as satisfied without eating as much as you usually would.
I have found the results of this to be amazing. I am eating less, and as a result I have lost four more pounds and now am only 2 pounds away from my goal weight. I’m still full after every feeding, and I don’t feel deprived in the slightest.
Let me know how it works for you. And if you are feeling good about what we are doing here, then you can help by sharing this article on your social media. And you are always welcome to buy my book for only $1 by following the link below.
Pretend to be Robb Wolf (Kick Your Sub-Conscious Into Gear).
Much of what it takes to be successful in weight loss is in your mind. Often we know what to do but lack the mental strength to do so. That’s why developing mental strength is such a vital part of achieving your weight-loss goals.
Of course there are many ways to do this. Today I would like to share with you just one.
The exercise is simple. First pick a roll model. Some one who has the body you would like to have. You must pick someone! That is part of the process.
Next, pretend to be that person for fifteen minutes. That’s right. Don’t just look up to them. Pretend to be them. Make it vivid in your imagination. Imagine you are looking out of that persons eyes. Sit the way they you would imagine them to be sitting. Walk the way you imagine they walk.
One of the best times to do this is at meal time or while you are working out. Imagine you are them and eat the way you think they would eat. Or workout the way you think they would workout.
Why Would You Want to do This?
A big reason people make bad decisions with their health is a result of their sub-conscious mind. Your sub-conscious is like a program that is playing all the time. It is the reason people yo-yo diet. Your sub-conscious mind is drawing you back to old habits continually. Unless you address your sub-conscious you will not make a permanent change.
This exercise helps re-write the program that your sub-conscious mind is running. You are integrating the imagined….. well, I don’t want to bore you with all the details. Just do it!
Try doing the exercise for fifteen minutes at first. Then go longer if you can. The longer you do this, and the more often, the more permanent the change will be. Kick your sub-conscious into gear.
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