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
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
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
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
Many factors in our modern society make it hard to be a healthy and at a healthy weight. Yet, we blame ourselves for our health and weight challenges. There is no right answer to getting healthy and losing weight. We have to find our own personal habits. In the process, be compassionate to yourself and think "just right" thoughts.Read More
Think of your weight loss journey as an experiment. A scientist does not get mad if her experiment did not go as planned. Instead, she takes the data, analyzes it, comes up with a new strategy, and tries again. If we aren’t successful with our goal or habit, we probably just need a new strategy. This is #2 in The 15 Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss.Read More
Everyone wants to do what feels good in the moment rather than what will bring us closer to our long term goals. Exercise becomes a gift we give ourselves rather than a chore if we focus on how good they make us feel. It’s hard to believe, but losing weight can be enjoyable. This is #1 in The 15 Brainy Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss series.Read More
Want to know the secret to living a long and healthy life? First of all, don't believe everything people tell you. Second, make sure that you eat foods that you love. Just be sure to have a long list of yummy, healthy foods that you love.Read More
What are the secrets of the most successful losers? After coaching hundreds of people, I found these 15 habits and mind shifts in my clients who get healthy, lose weight, and keep it off. And, it all has to do with training your brain to do the hard work of health and weight loss on autopilot. Now I am sharing the keys to losing weight and keeping it off with you.Read More