How to Achieve the “No Candy" Halloween Miracle

How to Achieve the “No Candy" Halloween Miracle

HOW DO I STAY IN CONTROL AROUND CANDY?

When I was a child, I could only dream of being in control around Halloween candy. But this year, I had a Halloween Miracle—The “No Candy” Halloween Miracle.

There were two shifts that I had made for this miracle to occur.

two shifts

1. BECAME A FOOD SNOB—Elevate my tastes. There's a lot of tempting food around in our society.  But if you take the time to notice, most of it isn't really that good.

2. LOSE THE SWEET TOOTH—Eating real foods and rarely eating sweets causes your tastes to change. You no longer crave sweets, and they no longer taste that great.

The easiest way to become a Sweets Snob and to lose your Sweet Tooth is to institute a Dessert Day. Before you know it, you’ll have your own Candy Miracle.

your dreams can come true.

How to Nix Zombie Eating the Easy Way

How to Nix Zombie Eating the Easy Way

WHY DON’T I EAT WHAT I PLANNED TO EAT?

Sometimes it feels like a zombie has taken over your body and eaten a bunch of food. I call it —Zombie Eating.

To nix Zombie Eating, you need to know how your brain decides what to eat. There are two types of food decisions your brain makes: supermarket choices and fridge choices.

FOOD CHOICES

1. SUPERMARKET CHOICES—the shopping choices that you make for the future—what to put in your supermarket cart for the coming days and weeks. There are lots of influences on these.

2. FRIDGE CHOICES—the food choices that you make while looking in the fridge for your current meal. Usually they’re at the mercy of your subconscious, habit brain that likes pleasure, wants to avoid pain, and likes to be lazy.

Once you understand your brain, you can hack it to eat the good things. To switch from zombie eating, put the Boss Brain back in charge of your meals. To “eat like a boss,” ask yourself one simple question before you eat:

WHO’S IN CHARGE—THE BOSS OR THE ASSISTANT?

How to Make Sense of the Thousands of Weight Loss Diets

How to Make Sense of the Thousands of Weight Loss Diets

Why isn't this diet working for me?

Why are there are so many diets?  That’s because there's a lot of marketing hype around the latest diet, so publishers can make more money.

Why does one diet seems to work for your friend but not you?   Weight loss happens because of a calorie deficit.  There are six categories of weight loss habits that can cause a net calorie deficit. 

Weight Loss Habit Categories

1. EAT LESS

2. EAT BETTER

3. MOVE MORE

4. OPTIMIZE RECOVERY

5. CHANGE YOUR MINDSET

6. NORMALIZE HORMONES/ BODY SYSTEMS

Most diets focus on just one habit category--ignoring all the others.  You need to make weight loss habits across all six categories that are personalized for your body, your lifestyle, and your preferences if you want to lose weight and keep it off long term.

Five Secret Rules of Weight Loss that You Need to Know

Five Secret Rules of Weight Loss that You Need to Know

What am I missing about weight loss?  Why is it sooo hard?

Why is it so hard to get healthy, lose weight, and keep it off?  That’s because no one actually taught you the rules to the game. To live your best healthy life, this is a game that you need to win. 

Learn the five secret rules to weight loss that no one has ever told you that will make all the difference to your weight loss success.

Weight Loss Rules

1. There's nothing wrong with you if you're overweight.

2. Diets don't work, but healthy habits do.

3. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss habits. 

4. You need to enjoy your weight loss habits because you will have them for a very long time.

5. Weight loss isn't rocket science, but it is brain science. 

 

The Surprising Reason Your Last Diet Failed

The Surprising Reason Your Last Diet Failed

Why Can't I lose weight and keep it off on my diet?

 

Have you failed at dieting? It’s not just you. Diets don’t work. 95% of people who go on a diet regain the weight. To make matters worse, 33% - 66% of people end up heavier after a diet than if they never dieted in the first place.

In order to keep weight off forever, you need to make lifestyle changes that are sustainable and enjoyable. There’s the key—you have to like them and feel like you can keep them up. No one can keep up willpower and hunger forever. 

 

Here’s how to make changes that you can keep up forever.

1. Make changes that are enjoyable.

2. Make the healthy habit easier to do than the bad choice.

3. Come up with ways to splurge on purpose. 

How to Successfully Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

How to Successfully Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

How do I Enjoy My Holidays without gaining weight when there are so many temptations?

 

To avoid gaining weight at the holidays, we need  to craft a holiday weight strategy. This personalized holiday strategy needs to take into account your life, your traditions, your preferences, and your body. No matter what country you live in or what holidays you celebrate, these tips can help you be strategic about your holiday indulgences.

There are three strategies that make up the RHH Holiday Weight Strategy: Minimizing Temptations, Dealing with Free Food, and Splurging on Purpose.

Most weight gain comes from the leftovers, temptations, and free food on the days and weeks leading up to and after the holidays, so remember that the "Holiday is a Day--not a season."

Change Your Mind about Exercise to be a Better You

Change Your Mind about Exercise to be a Better You

How do I exercise when there are too many priorities on my To-do list?

To get yourself to exercise when you have too much to do, you have to change your mindset.  Very active women see exercise as something they do to decrease stress, to have more energy, and as a way to be "better versions" of themselves. Inactive women view exercise the opposite way--as selfish, stressful, and requiring too much commitment. It all depends on your mind.

To change exercise into something that get's done, you have to change how you think about exercise.

  1. Define how exercise can help you with your important roles in life--relieves stress and gives you more energy to be a better mother, wife, friend, homemaker, or employee.
  2. Rethink how you exercise. If you make exercise too hard and unpleasant, your sub-conscious will sabotage your efforts.

Be sure to start with an activity that you enjoy in the amount of time that seems fun to you. You can always increase the duration over time. 

Make the Healthy Choice the Lazy Choice

Make the Healthy Choice the Lazy Choice

How do I get myself to use willpower to make better food choices?

You actually need to stop relying on willpower to lose weight. Willpower is limited, so you can't rely on it for every food choice. Instead, use your willpower to make unhealthy food inconvenient and eating healthy very easy to do. Your sub-conscious part of your brain will always try to make the most efficient (lazy) choice. You can take advantage of your inherent laziness by making eating healthy the easiest, most convenient choice. 

Create a Life-Changing Goal for Motivated Weight Loss

Create a Life-Changing Goal for Motivated Weight Loss

WANT TO STAY MOTIVATED THROUGHOUT YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?

Your "Real Goal" isn’t your weight.  Your Real Goal is to feel better. Identifying and reviewing your Real Goal daily will help you stay motivated when you feel like giving up.

Realize that your weight is an important feedback mechanism, but it isn't your Real Goal.  

I share two strategies to help you discover your Real Goal. The first strategy is called The 5 Whys.  It's simple--Just ask yourself, "Why?" 5 times, but it's powerful. It will help you to find the Real Goal that will keep you motivated.  The second strategy is to use Jealousy to help you discover your Real Goal.

Download the The 5 Whys to Get to Your Real Goal Worksheet to discover your Real Goal for weight loss, and then use the Try This Tip Today (SCROLL DOWN) to stay motivated every day.

 

Coach's Tip Video -- Feeling Jealous?

Coach's Tip Video -- Feeling Jealous?

Feeling Jealous?

Jealousy is an excellent way to uncover your Real Goal-- that one big motivating goal that will keep you losing weight despite any temptations or obstacles.

Jealousy can also help you identify small goals (the ones you forgot or didn't know you had) that will help you Enjoy Life More.

Check out this video to find out how to use Jealousy to increase your happiness and weight loss.  It sounds weird, but it works.  

Next time you're on Facebook and the Jealousy Monster rears its ugly head, Let JEALOUSY help guide your goals in life. 

 

Watch the Video to Find Out How...

Jumpstart Your Weight Loss with These Three Powerful Habits

Jumpstart Your Weight Loss with These Three Powerful Habits

Follow along as I answer a reader's question--"How do I lose 10 pounds?" I use the 80/20 Rule to make a Jumpstart Guide to Weight Loss that will give you the maximum amount of weight loss results with the simplest of changes.

Here are the Steps to Jumpstart Your Weight Loss:

• Make 3 Powerful Habit Systems

  1. Eat Simple, Unprocessed Foods 80-95% of the time--Use Meal Templates
  2. Be Active Someway Each Day--Try 7 minute NYT workout
  3. Establish a Recovery System--Get 7-8 Hours Sleep Each Night

• Be a Scientist

 

Coach's Tip Video -- Eat Halo Top Ice Cream to Eliminate Your Cravings for Good

Coach's Tip Video -- Eat Halo Top Ice Cream to Eliminate Your Cravings for Good

Can Ice Cream help Get rid of Cravings?

It can, if it's an ice cream like Halo Top or Enlightened brands.  Not only are they delicious, but they are low carb, high protein, low calories, and practically no added sugar.   

Best thing about this ice cream is it stops my cravings for sweets!

Get rid of your cravings--with Ice Cream!  

Watch the video to find out how...

Coach's Tip Video -- Clear Your Kitchen Counter for Weight Loss

Coach's Tip Video -- Clear Your Kitchen Counter for Weight Loss

Can clearing off your kitchen counters help you lose weight?

You'll be amazed when you find out how much more people who store food on their counters with than those who don't. I started putting my breakfast cereals away in the cupboard after hearing this.

What one food should you keep out on the counter if you want to lose weight?  

Watch the video to find out...

Stop the Willpower Battles with Super Tempting Foods

Stop the Willpower Battles with Super Tempting Foods

Know your Radioactive Foods--Everyone has foods that are so scrumptious that we find it very difficult not to overeat—even if we are paying attention to our bodies.   I call these Radioactive Foods. These foods need special rules to allow us to remain in control. We need to be honest with ourselves about those foods and come up with strategies for them. This is Shift #9 in the series 15 Shifts to Become a Real Loser. 

Three Sure Fire Ways to Free Yourself from Cravings

Three Sure Fire Ways to Free Yourself from Cravings

Turn Down the Reward Centers in Your Brain--Dopamine is the neurotransmitter of craving. Dopamine is released in the brain when we eat sugar and other tempting foods. The dopamine release causes us to want these foods even more. You can free your from your cravings by getting mad at food manufacturers, avoiding tempting food cues and eating simple, less processed foods.  This is Shift #8 in the series 15 Shifts to Become a Real Loser. 

Don't Starve! How to Feel Full and Eat Less

Don't Starve! How to Feel Full and Eat Less

We know when it comes to weight loss, it comes down to eating less and moving more.  But how can we eat less without feeling like we are starving?  Using a strategy called Volumetrics helps our stomachs feel full, but helps us to eat less calories. Choose foods that are high in water like vegetables, fruits, soup, and cooked grains to lose weight effortlessly without hunger.

Plan Your Ultimate Weight Loss Day

Plan Your Ultimate Weight Loss Day

When it comes to habits, it’s best to make small incremental habit changes. But what if you have to make a whole bunch of changes in your schedule anyway—like, let’s say, Back-to-School time?  Use Back to school or any major life change to kick-start a bunch of new healthy habits by planning out the ultimate weight loss day. Then use ultimate weight loss day template to plan your every day.

How to Get Your Kids to Stop Whining for Sugar

How to Get Your Kids to Stop Whining for Sugar

Tired of all the whining and pleading for sugary sweets?  This simple strategy of Dessert Day will teach your kids to stop asking for sugar, to appreciate and savor treats, and to learn that dessert is a "Sometimes Food."  It will also help you to train your brain to stop asking for "something sweet" after the dishes are cleared. This family habit can keep you from having to use precious willpower stores to say "No" all the time and restore peace and quiet to your home. 

Want to Know How to Lose Weight Without Dieting?

Want to Know How to Lose Weight Without Dieting?

Want to know how to lose weight without dieting?  By understanding your brain, you can change the way you approach weight loss forever. Not only will you have more compassion for yourself, you will also have a lot more weight loss success. It may even change how you view your whole life.

Make Losing Weight Simple with this Easy Formula

Make Losing Weight Simple with this Easy Formula

Develop Meal Templates-- Research shows that people who eat the same meals over and over lose more weight. Repetition allows your behavior to become a habit with no decisions or willpower required. You don’t have to eat the exact same foods, but having a personalized meal template can help you to lose weight without using willpower. This is Shift #7 in The 15 Shifts to Becoming a Real Loser Series.