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A recent study by scientists at Newcastle University shows that people suffering with Type 2 Diabetes can reverse their condition and they do not have to go through this debilitating condition lifelong. The Type 2 Diabetes is strongly linked to obesity.
So, in order to fight obesity, people need to do some calorie counting and follow specific diet plans. This particular study showed that full recovery from Type 2 Diabetes was possible by following a strict diet of just 600 calories a day for two months. These research findings were presented at the American Diabetes Association Conference.
“Consult with your doctor before making drastic changes to your diet!”
It is important to note that you should not start any low calorie diet unless you are under the supervision of a physician. The results that showed up at the end of the program have been impressive where many people have actually reversed their diabetes and improved their overall health.
So, what is a low calorie diet?
• Eliminate high calorie, sugary drinks and sodas
• Consume non-starchy vegetables rich in nutrients
• Increased consumption of fruits (high fiber preferable)
• Using healthier oils
• Avoid processed and refined foods
For more information on healthy meal plans and low calorie diets (low fat recipes too), take a look at our Recipe section where you will find many delicious and healthy free recipes compliments of MindBody FX.
You are also able to download the first three chapters of The MindBody FX Lifestyle book that is helping people all over to lose weight and become healthier. With it you will also receive a Free “Why You Can’t Lose Weight — and what you can do about it” Consumer’s Guide. Click here to download these free items now.
There is a new study that suggests the presence of brown fat or good fat in an area extending from the front of the neck to the chest. This brown fat is totally opposite and in contrast to the calorie storing white fat. It is mixed with the white fat cells but the oxygen consumption rate widely differs. Brown fat is the one that burns calories to keep us warm.
Recent news articles about weight loss emphasizes the need to eat right in order to lose weight. Although you can certainly find literally hundreds of weight loss products on the market today, very few of them actually help you lose weight by changing your mindset about how to lose weight correctly so that the weight stays off and you lose the weight easily. By changing your mindset and understanding how weight loss actually occurs, you will improve your chances of not only losing weight, but being able to change your life so that the weight does not come back to haunt you later.
How Metabolism Works
Metabolism is literally how the body processes food and transforms it into energy. A simple way of understanding the process is to think of food as the gasoline in your engine, and metabolism has happened when you press on the gas pedal and the car moves forward.
When you begin to feel hungry, your body begins to shut down and attempt to reserve energy that is stored in fat cells. One of the ways many people attempt to lose weight is to simply starve themselves and severely reduce the amount of food they are eating. Unfortunately, this can stop the weight loss process because the body interprets lack of food as starvation and will hold on to the fat cells as a survival mechanism.
The best method to increase metabolism and increase weight loss is to eat small meals throughout the day. Instead of only eating two or three times a day and eating large meals, you can actually improve your metabolism by eating very small meals throughout the day. The optimal number of meals is six at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day.
As counter-intuitive as it sounds, by eating throughout the day, you keep your body from feeling like it is starving and prevent it from holding onto the fat it stores in reserve against starvation. Eat low calorie-dense foods that are also low in fat content and high in fiber to help in your quest to lose weight. Avoid processed foods and fast foods that are high in sodium and fat.
Weight Loss Mindset
When you change your way of thinking about food, you will change your eating habits becomes much easier. When you are embarking on a weight loss program, keep in mind your ultimate goal – not only to lose weight but also to improve your overall health.
Eat mindfully and with increased consciousness. When you are shopping for food at the grocery store, read labels and make deliberate choices that will support your weight loss goals. Be willing to try new foods that can provide you with lots of flavor and interesting textures to make eating more enjoyable.
If you train your mind to use food to live, rather than live for food, then soon your body will follow and you will begin to see the pounds fall off.
To help you change your mindset starting today, I invite you to get my free sneak preview of The MindBody FX Lifestyle: Mastering the Mind-Body Connection for Permanent Weight Loss at http://www.MindBodyFX.com
Here’s to changing your mindset and finally reaching your ideal weight.
If you’re like many people, you’ve tried numerous diets and perhaps even had some success, but have slowly returned to your old habits and weight. Why does this happen? It almost seems as if our body conspires against us at times, but the true culprit is our mindset! There’s a weight that we’re comfortable with. We wear it like an old sweater. It makes us feel safe and secure. We don’t even know we’re enabling the habits that keep it on, but we are.
People naturally resist ambiguity and uncertainty; contemplating weight loss is no exception. When people don’t know what’s to come, they get fearful and lose the ability or desire to move forward. It’s ironic; we keep ourselves from succeeding, and then are confused when we don’t succeed!
No matter what area of your life you want to change, you’ll experience this same phenomenon, whether it’s weight, relationships or financial. We live our daily lives mostly on autopilot, following the deep-rooted habits we’ve created over time. We don’t even consciously think about these habits until someone else points them out. This is often the case when people are asked how much they eat in a day. They will usually say a very normal or even small amount. However, if you monitored people’s eating habits, you find they often actually eat two to three times the amount they say they do. They aren’t lying. They simply eat so much out of habit that they really don’t remember everything that goes into their mouths or the amounts.
It may seem to be a very simple task to change these habits and create new ones, but it takes much more effort than you might think. By their very definition, habits are entrenched in our subconscious, and it takes extensive repetition to replace one habit with another. This is the time when it seems your body is fighting your efforts, but it’s not your body at all, only sub-conscious programming.
Proof That Your Sub-Conscious is Stopping You From Losing Weight
How many times have you started a diet, lost 10 or even 20 pounds, then watched those pounds creep right back—and maybe bring along a few friends? This is your subconscious mind at work. There’s a range of weight that we’ve become accustomed to, and even if that range is morbidly obese, our mind accepts this as our comfort zone. Therefore, while we may achieve success at the beginning, we lose interest or the ability to move forward. This is referred to as the “Terror Barrier.”
When the change we want to implement starts to move us out of our comfort zone, we have feelings of uncertainty. People respond to us differently and we act differently. Fear of this unknown territory, even if it’s positive, can inhibit our ability to continue because it goes against what we have come to accept as our self-image.
If you believe yourself to be unattractive, then reducing your weight and getting compliments, that’s good, right? Yes and no. Of course, it’s great to get positive feedback, but it also puts you in the position of gaining more attention from others; this can make some people extremely uncomfortable, as they may feel their efforts are being scrutinized. Before you know it, they regain all their weight in a subconscious effort to relieve the stress of being noticed.
How to Change Your Behavior
The only way to change this behavior is to know that the change will happen and accept it as so. When you really and truly know something will happen, there is no trace of doubt, no lingering thread of skepticism. When fear enters the picture, logic leaves. Concentrating on that fear attracts more of the same and your goal seems even further away. This is the point where many people may give up. Doubts become overwhelming and the subconscious begs to retreat back into what it has known—back into the comfort zone.
Tackle your fears; you’re in control! You know now that by concentrating on the positive goal ahead and setting those fears aside, you’re imprinting new ideas into your subconscious. You’re empowering your mind with new thoughts, which result in different actions that produce what you desire…your ideal weight permanently!
Start transforming your mind and body with my best-selling book at: http://www.MindBodyFX.com/book.html or put your weight loss on the fast track and learn how you can lose up to 20 pounds in just 28 days with my new 28-Day Fat Blast system at: http://www.28DayFatBlast.com
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Many people put off diet changes, saying, “I’ll start tomorrow, or next Monday, or on New Year’s Day.” They tell themselves they are too busy right now to focus, and they’ll get to it later. They might go so far as to commit to going to the gym and even buy a membership but they never go! “Put off today what you can do tomorrow” is the procrastinator’s motto.
Procrastination is a sort of paralysis. You may look at other people being productive and feel like you have a ton of bricks on your lap and can’t move. The indecision and sheer inertia can play havoc on your plans to reach your goals.
Contrary to how it may feel sometimes, we all have the same amount of time in any given day—no more, no less. Time does not discriminate. Without a commitment of time, you will not change your health habits and you will not reach your goal of attaining your ideal weight. You will continue to stumble through your life accepting your behavior rather than creating what you desire.
You make an unconscious choice to procrastinate. Now make a conscious choice to get out of your own way. You are the cause and the effect. Become accountable for your inaction. A great tool to help you in making conscious choices is to…
Design A Chart:
- Put a gold star on your chart for every time you reach the end of your day having made good food choices and exercised, as per your day’s plan.
- Place a red “X” on the chart every time you slip. Set a certain number of “X’s” that you cannot go past, for example five in a month. If you have five or fewer X’s at the end of the month, then treat yourself to some special reward—ensure it is not food related.
A good way to get things done quickly and efficiently is to learn to say NO to people and situations that may not be important but can take you off track. For instance, perhaps you are all set to exercise when you friend phones asking you to go to a movie instead. Many people would use the invitation as an excuse to get out of exercising. This may help your social life, but it won’t help your waistline!
You may have heard of the KISS principle: Keep it short and simple. Let’s say you are indecisive about what to eat everyday or what exercise to do. Peel off all the layers and go with the easiest solution. Walk around the block; eat chicken and salad. You don’t need to make an elaborate dinner or plan to become a gold-metal athlete overnight. You just need to do something every day to move you closer to your goal of your ideal weight.
Now, for a moment, set aside your fears of what others think, what happened in the past, and what you have to do tomorrow. Let it go and focus on this one thing: What would your life be like if you reached you ideal weight? What would you accomplish for yourself and for your family? What greatness would come to you, and how would your confidence and belief in yourself be affected? Focus on that idea and let go of anything holding you back.
Few people expect greatness. Few expect abundance. Few expect happiness. But you can make a choice to expect great things.
Often people focus on scarcity, not plenty. Or they focus on failure, not success. Achieving a new and healthy life will not be easy at first, but it will be one of the most rewarding gifts you ever give yourself. Today is your chance to focus and look for what is rightfully yours. You deserve to have and be anything your mind can create in all areas of your life. Let’s begin with achieving your ideal weight!
Learn how to transform your mind and body with The MindBody FX Lifestyle book at http://www.MindBodyFX.com/book.html or put your weight loss efforts on the fast track with my all new 28-Day Fat Blast system at: http://www.28DayFatBlast.com
Do you have a habit that confirms a belief about yourself? Is that habit serving you well or is it confirming a belief you wish was different? For instance, do you always “super-size” your meals? If so, this is confirming a habit that you are super-sized! You may reject the idea that this is so, but actions speak louder than words.
- Do you believe a meal isn’t complete without dessert or a glass of wine or some bread?
- Do you have a hard time wasting food and feel you should eat everything on your plate?
- When you lose weight do you believe you should hang on to your fat clothes, just in case!?
- Do you believe that you’ll never succeed at losing weight?
So, how do you begin to change your beliefs and form new, more positive health habits? The first thing to do is stop lying to yourself! We all do it. How many times have you promised yourself to stick to a healthy portion size and not eat too much, and have instead gone to the fridge and eaten everything in sight?
Changing your entire lifestyle may seem a little overwhelming at first, but you can ease into it by taking a few small steps to form new healthy habits:
1. Envision the end result. You’re not changing a habit for the sake of change itself, but because doing so will get you closer to achieving or having your “ideal weight.” If you have a habit of watching TV for a few hours every night and eating an entire bag of potato chips, turn the TV off and substitute reading or a walk.
2. Take a reality assessment. What’s working well, what needs improvement, and what’s getting in the way of your progress? Your exercise routine of lifting weights may be going perfectly well, but what if you would really like to find a more interesting way to tone your muscles? Put that on a list of things that are important to you and start working on it.
3. Pick a challenge—any challenge. You don’t have to pick a big challenge to begin. Think in terms of improving one percent a day—something very attainable. For example, if you drink several cups of coffee or tea a day, but want to cut out caffeine, start by drinking one less cup per day or even one half cup less. Within a short time, you’ll have weaned yourself from the habit.
4. Action is the key. Form a plan for staying on track. Keep a written record of your progress. It’s easy to forget the little victories, but going back and looking at a journal of success—even in the smallest areas—gives you a mental boost and encourages you to stick with your plan.
By taking small steps—if you really commit to and persist with your new habits—I guarantee that you’ll have a new perspective and belief about who you are and what you can accomplish. You can then move on to choosing the next healthy habit you want to develop and strengthen.
Remember, you can change yourself and the way you interact with others. This is the path to true happiness and success! Knowing that you’re in complete and total control of your life and the healthy lifestyle you choose to live means you have the power no matter what happens or what others say. You have the freedom to find your true self and determine who you’ll become, which includes implementing healthy habits and living your ideal life at your ideal weight permanently.
How to Stop Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts
To help you master the Mind-Body Connection and implement new, healthier habits that will lead to permanent weight loss guaranteed, I invite you to grab my free sneak preview to The MindBody FX Lifestyle book and a Free Weight Loss Consumer Awareness Guide at: http://www.MindBodyFX.com
Do you ever lose track of time and think, where has the day gone? By the time you realize it, the day is over and you never got your workout done – even though the exercises in our 28-Day Fat Blast system and the MindBody FX Lifestyle Program will only take up to 20 minutes max!
Here are strategies you can use throughout any busy day to help you get fit and lose that unwanted weight!
1. Walk and take the stairs. One reason why we gain so much body fat is due to our sedentary lifestyles. To avoid that, drive to work and park where it will take you 10 minutes to walk. If you catch a train or public transportation, get off a couple of stops before your destination and walk the rest of the way. If you’re in a building with an elevator, take the stairs. You’ll become fitter and stronger. You’ll be amazed when the pounds start to shed away. Obviously, do it gradually until you can do it consistently and daily.
2. Breathe from the diaphragm (suck it in). This can be an amazing tool to tighten your mid-section. People forget that they have a natural weight belt (transversus abdominis). This muscle determines whether your belly sticks out or is nice and firm, creating a tight waistline. Why “waist” time, use it or lose it. Not only will it allow you to have a tighter mid-section, but it can assist in alleviating lower back pain. Concentrate on doing this breathing so you see your belly moving in on the out breath, and out on the in breath. Set a timer so you can remember to do this every 10-15 minutes. This can help you lose a number of dress sizes.
3. Start randomly moving (fidgeting). Believe it or not, fidgeting actually increases your metabolism and burn calories. Particularly if you’re someone who always sits still. When I was a kid I was a chronic fidgeter (if that’s a word, lol) and then as I got older I stopped and that’s when I started to gain weight. An example would be things that are less obvious like tapping your feet under the desk or moving your legs.
4. Do housework and garden. Moving around the house, doing housework, or gardening are great ways to increase metabolism. While doing any of these, make sure the intention is to increase heart rate. So really work at it. Spend about a half hour or whatever you have available.
5. Use the imaginative mind. If you normally go to lunch and sit for an hour chatting, just spend half the time sitting while finishing your lunch, and spend the rest going for a walk or some other physical activity – it’s a great time to daydream while taking a peaceful walk.
6. Move around the office. If your office space allows you, don’t just sit down and do work. Get up and move about, especially while on the phone and thinking out loud.
7. Company fitness center. These days many large companies have a gym facility. It’s been found that having fit employees generally means an increase in productivity and less sick days. If your company has one hit it up before or after work or during your lunch hour.
For even more strategies, tools, recipes and action plans to help you live a healthy and happy life at your ideal weight, check out our Complete MindBody FX Lifestyle Program at: http://MindBodyFXProgram.com
More often then not, the men and women that consistently struggle with their weight are those who mistakenly focus only on the physical factors of weight loss. These individuals become consumed about what foods they should eat and which ones they should stay away from. They also tend to have an unhealthy view about exercise. They may exercise too much or avoid it altogether. Approaching weight loss in this manner is a recipe for disaster. A lifetime of yo-yo dieting and constant guilt is often the result.
While eating the right foods and exercising on a consistent basis is important, there are other, equally important components to losing weight. The overlooked factors in successful, long-term weight loss is mindset, your thoughts and attitude. Let’s take a look at how each of these is critical and can either make or break a person’s weight loss efforts.
1. The Mind: The mind is one of your most potent weapons against weight gain. Individuals that tend to stress out pretty easily or who find themselves overwhelmed by life might turn to food for comfort. They may begin to use calorie-laden carbohydrates as well as sugary, salty snacks and foods to brighten their mood and/or to relax.
The problem with this coping mechanism is that its effects are only short-lived. After the pounds begin piling on, the individual typically becomes depressed because they have gained weight, which can in turn leads to more overeating. Expert yo-yo dieters may find a way to lose the extra weight, often times by severely restricting their caloric intake, but are likely to eventually re-gain the weight.
Learning how to manage stress and find other ways to cope is extremely important to long-term weight management. Exercise, a hot bath, time with friends and even counseling can be great alternatives.
2. Thoughts: What a person thinks will be crucial in their own personal battle of the bulge. Thinking positive thoughts is important even when setbacks occur. Individuals needs not only think positively of themselves but must believe that they can lose the weight and keep it off. When they do, their daily decisions regarding exercise and eating properly will begin to support that contention.
3. Attitude: Attitude is everything. If a person has a negative attitude, they will likely act in ways to sabotage their own success, both consciously and subconsciously. This will result in unwanted weight gain. Losing those extra pounds will be difficult until an individual begins to improve their attitude.
A dieter’s mindset, thoughts and attitude are often the overlooked keys to lasting weight loss. While a diet low in bad fats, sugars and simple carbohydrates and high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats is an important part of losing weight, there are other factors just as crucial, perhaps even more so. When a person has the right attitude and mindset, and are constantly playing the right tape in their head (their thoughts), they are more apt to make good decisions about what they eat and whether or not they exercise on a consistent basis, both which will improve their chances of getting down to a healthy weight and then maintaining it.
Kelowna, BC – February 17, 2011 – Melonie Dodaro, Weight Loss Expert, Master Coach and bestselling Author, will share the key reasons why most people have trouble losing weight and keeping it off, and how they can overcome that problem on February 21st at 5pm Pacific Time. This no-cost teleseminar will be open anyone who is frustrated by their struggles with excess weight and wants to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle, lose their excess pounds and keep them off permanently. To register for the free teleseminar: http://www.mindbodyfx.com/teleseminar.html
Melonie Dodaro, the founder and CEO of MindBody FX Weight Management Company, has helped countless clients all over the country (and the world) overcome their weight issues and shed those unwanted pounds permanently.
She knows what her clients are going through since she herself used to deal with that same struggle, which was what inspired to get involved in the weight loss field. Coming from an obese family, she carried around more than 30 extra pounds she couldn’t shed no matter how strictly she followed the various diets she attempted. After buying into two different weight loss center franchises, she discovered that the traditional weight loss approach did not work. This is because they only take into consideration the “outer game” tools like diet and exercise, and are missing the very important “inner game” tools, which are needed for successful long-term results.
After selling her weight loss centers, Dodaro investigated what really helped people lose weight, dropped her own extra pounds, and developed her revolutionary weight management system, founded MindBody FX Weight Management Company.
“Most traditional programs focus exclusively on diet and exercise,” Dodaro says. “And that’s not effective. It just deals with the symptoms and not the cause of most people’s weight loss issues.”
And what’s worse, she adds, “the focus on the physical aspects of weight loss has left so many people frustrated because for most of them, there are underlying mental and emotional issues that have to be addressed if they are ever going to lose the weight and keep it off permanently.”
“Yet the weight loss industry is failing their paying clients by the millions, leaving them wracked with guilt and self-hate because they feel as if it’s all their fault that they just can’t lose the weight. It’s not their fault,” according to Dodaro.
The well-documented 95% failure rate among the clientele of those traditional weight loss programs provides ample evidence that those systems are not working as advertised.
In her teleseminar, Dodaro will share the reason why most people can’t lose weight and what they can do about it. She will reveal how and why the weight loss industry has been lying to their desperate clientele.
“If you ever want to be successful at losing the weight and keeping it off,” continues Dodaro, “you absolutely must stop doing the one thing that keeps you trapped in an endless vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting.”
She recommends that anyone who faces weight challenges sign up for her Free Teleseminar even if they have a scheduling conflict. After the event, everyone who has registered for the teleseminar will be emailed a link where they can listen to the audio at their convenience. To register for the free teleseminar: http://www.mindbodyfx.com/teleseminar.html
About MindBody FX Weight Management Company:
MindBody FX Weight Management Company is the developer of The Complete MindBody FX Lifestyle Program: A Total Transformation System for Permanent Weight Loss. The company was founded in 2009 by weight loss expert Melonie Dodaro. Dodaro spent three years developing The Complete MindBody FX Lifestyle Program after running weight loss centers for more than a decade. MindBody FX Weight Management Company is based in Kelowna, BC, Canada. For more information about MindBody FX, visit http://www.MindBodyFX.com.
Jennifer Hudson, the academy award winner with the booming, soulful singing voice, is the newest face for the Weight Watchers diet program. For those of you unfamiliar with the program, it involves the use of a Points system, combined with weigh-ins and meetings. Admittedly, Weight Watchers may work for some people in the short-term, but like many “plans” are often not effective for long term, weight loss maintenance. This is because diet plans that don’t address the mental and emotional aspects of weight problems and overeating, thus they are doomed to fail. Once a person begins to feel the pain or despair, which had driven them to gain weight in the first place, they will begin to overeat once again.
For many people, the connection between their emotions and weight gain is pretty substantial. Many individuals that are either overweight or obese have become that way because they are emotional eaters. They consume food because they are sad, when they are happy, and sometimes simply out of boredom. These issues have to be addressed before an individual can lose weight or at least keep it off. This is true even if they have managed to shed a few extra pounds in spite of any unresolved issues that contributed to their weight gain in the first place. Even these individuals will have trouble keeping the weight off, unless the underlying issues are addressed.
Paying for the pleasure of losing weight, over and over again is another problem with many of these types of weight loss plans. Monthly memberships often aren’t affordable, especially in this economy. A much better approach would be to learn how to eat well and then nurse back to health, those mental and emotional injuries which contributed to the weight gain in question. Purchasing one great guide on proper nutrition and then doing the hard work necessary to free oneself from emotional eating and/or self-sabotage is a more efficient use of resources.
Weight loss plans such as NutriSystem and Weight Watchers can be effective in helping some people lose weight. It is the ability to keep the weight off via these programs that is the problem. Many people invest hundreds if not thousands of dollars on these types of programs, only to be back where they started one year later, with less money and nothing to show for it. Plans such as these or any diet plan for that matter will not bring about long term results unless the person who follows it indefinitely and deals with the issues which contributed to them gaining weight in the first place.
If you are looking for a permanent way to keep the pounds (that you may have lost using my 28-Day Fat Blast System or your own diet and exercise plan) from coming back then check out my Complete MindBody FX Lifestyle Program.
Get more information here: http://MindBodyFXProgram.com