Stress feels bad. You need relief fast. There’s a simple stress habit that can help you feel better quickly. It turns out that you can change your stress from the bad kind of stress to the good kind just by learning a simple 3-step habit, called the Quick Stress Action Plan (QuSAP).Read More
Learn the five secret rules to health and weight loss that no one has ever told you. They will make all the difference to your long term health and weight loss success.Read More
95% of people who go on a diet regain the weight. 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.Read More
To avoid holiday weight gain, you may want to craft a holiday weight strategy. This 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.Read More
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 mindset. Notice how exercise helps you to be a “better” version of yourself to get it done.
To change exercise into something that get's done, you have to change how you think about exercise.
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.
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.Read More
Use your willpower to make unhealthy food inconvenient and eating healthy very easy to do. You can take advantage of your brain’s inherent laziness by making eating healthy the easiest, most convenient choice.Read More
Your "Real Goal" isn’t really 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.Read More
There are 3 powerful habit systems to make most of your progress when it comes to getting health and losing weight.
Eat Simple, Unprocessed Foods 80-95% of the time--Use Meal Templates
Be Active Someway Each Day--Try 7 minute NYT workout
Establish a Recovery System--Get 7-8 Hours Sleep Each Night
Everyone has foods that are so tempting that you find it very difficult not to overeat them—Radioactive Foods. These foods need special rules and strategies for them. This is Shift #9 in the series The 15 Brainy Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss.Read More
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 yourself from cravings by getting mad at food manufacturers, avoiding tempting food cues and eating simple, less processed foods. This is Shift #8 in the series The 15 Brainy Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss.Read More
Use Back to School or any major life change to kick-start a bunch of new healthy habits by planning out the ultimate health and weight loss day.Read More
The simple Dessert Day strategy will teach your kids (and your brain) to stop asking for sugar, to savor treats, and to learn that dessert is a "Sometimes Food." 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.Read More
There’s something that we’ve all been missing when it comes to health and weight loss. In fact, it’s the one idea that rules them all! It has to do with how your brain works. By understanding your brain, you can stop the endless struggle between wanting to change and actually DOING it. This one mindset shift will change the way you approach health and weight loss forever. Not only will you have more compassion for yourself, you will also have a lot more success. It may even change how you view your whole life.Read More
Train your brain what to eat to get healthy and lose weight with a simple visual plate system. 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 Brainy Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss series.Read More
If you slow down your eating, your stomach has enough time to communicate to your brain that you’re satisfied. There are also theories that you need to notice the smell and taste of your food to feel satisfied. Eating more slowly and mindfully allows you to be satisfied with smaller meals. This is Part 2 of Shift #6 in The 15 Brainy Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss series.Read More
Choosing smaller plates and bowls, allow you to naturally eat less. This is part 1 of Shift #6 in The 15 Brainy Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss Series.Read More
Mondays are the default start day for new health and weight loss habits. Practice starting your new habit on a Saturday instead. This simple tweak can make all the difference between a good intention and a successful new habit.Read More
Awareness will allow you to change what you eat without willpower. If you notice when you’re satisfied, you’ll want to stop eating. It doesn’t feel good to overeat (surprisingly). Also, eating healthier foods versus eating sugary foods becomes easier as you notice how your body feels afterwards. This may take practice to get good at, so give yourself a break if you aren’t perfect. This is #4 in The 15 Brainy Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss series.Read More
Most people think they need to rely on willpower to get healthy and lose weight. But, as much as possible, you want to rely on making good habits instead and use willpower only in an emergency. Learn how to increase your willpower reserves with a few easy hacks. This is part 2 of the #3rd shift in The Brainy Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss series.Read More
Most people think that if they had more willpower, their weight loss dreams would come true. Willpower is a powerful force, but in order to use it to its full advantage, we need to understand what willpower is, what drains it, and how to best harness it for health and weight loss. This is #3 in The 15 Brainy Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss.Read More