Cleanses can be a powerful way to detox your body and get rid of some excess weight. Unfortunately, juice cleanses can be difficult to stick to while you work your busy job or take care of a family.
In this video, I'm going to share with you how you can detox your body and lose weight without the typical cleanse of a liquid-only diet or green shake.
A peaceful 7-9 hours of sleep is healthy for anyone, not just those working to get rid of extra weight. Life is fast paced, and in the race to do more, we can often neglect our body, and proper rest is often the first to suffer.
If you’re focused on losing weight and getting more healthy, you may think that eating right and exercising is all it takes. However, a good night’s sleep is almost equally important and plays an important role, not only in helping you stay fit physically, but also mentally and emotionally. That’s why many of my clients use hypnosis for better sleep.
Here are some reasons why sleep is so critical for better health and essential for weight loss.
Sleeping is helpful for stress management:
Sleep is a powerful stress reducer. A good night’s rest improves mood, concentration and decision making. Feeling well rested allows you to be more patient, which is helpful during stressful times. When you are patient, you’re less likely to make a beeline to the cupboard for snacks during a stressful time.
Lack of sleep disrupts 'hunger' hormones:
In simple terms, the hormone 'Ghrelin' signals hunger to the brain, and the hormone "Leptin' suppresses hunger and signal 'fullness' to the brain. Lack of sleep has been known to cause an increase in Ghrelin and decrease in Leptin, leading to an increase of appetite. Lack of Leptin can also cause cravings of the 'fried and fatty' variety.
Sleeping is necessary for muscle mass:
One of the goals for many people when they are working to lose weight is to also gain muscle. Our body creates and repairs our muscles during the non-REM cycle of sleep (also known as deep sleep). Non-REM sleep accounts for about 40% of your sleep. During this cycle of sleep, the blood flow to your muscles increases, providing extra oxygen and nutrients, thus aiding in their recovery.
Lack of sleep causes fatigue:
No one can deny how refreshing a good night’s sleep is. On the other hand, lack of sleep causes fatigue, which in turn can make you lose motivation for exercise or staying on track with healthier decisions.
Sleep Helps Prevent Insulin Resistance
Insulin is a hormone that helps control your body's blood sugar level and metabolism -- the process that turns the food you eat into energy. It has been found that sleep deprivation affects the body's capability of using insulin. This in turn leads to cells becoming insulin resistant, which can cause weight gain and diabetes.
Lack of sleep interferes with decision making
Lack of sleep has often been described to have similar effects as being high or inebriated. It interferes with decision making, which in turn leads to poor choices like over-eating and succumbing to cravings.
While it's true that there are other factors such as diet and exercise that have a direct influence on weight loss, getting a good night's sleep is one of the building blocks of a healthy lifestyle and can assist you on your journey to become your ideal weight.
Are you a busy working woman struggling to lose weight? Staying on a healthy lifestyle path can be challenging for anyone, but even more so if you're a busy working woman who feels like there just aren't enought hours in a day.
In this video, I'm going to show you some simple weight loss tips you can use if you're a busy, working woman that will help you lose weight. You won't even need any more time in your day!
Are you a major procrastinator? Motivating yourself to lose weight can feel like an uphill battle, especially if you suffer from procrastination.
In this video, I'm going to walk you through how you can motivate yourself to lose weight, even if you are a constant procrastinator. These techniques will help you do the things you need to do to help you get rid of the excess weight without dieting or depriving yourself.
In this video, I'm going to walk you through some must-set goals to lose weight - based on science.
Setting and achieving a goal is so much more than deciding on your goal and then wishing for it. If it were easy, we would have more happy, healthy and fit people running around.
You, however, can be one of those people who set and accomplish their goals. Watch this video to the end, where I'm also going to show you the number on critical thing you need to be prepared for, in order to make your goal super successful.
In this video, I'm going to share with you how you can stop overeating to lose weight, even if you're surrounded by tempting foods.
Be sure to watch to the end, where I'll share what you need to identify and pay attention to the MOST in order to combat temptating foods that are nearby.
Do you find it hard to stop eating when you're home? Maybe you have a home office, a busy schedule and meeting all day long.
Or perhaps you have children at home, where you would need to load them up in the stroller or car in order to get out of the house. Whatever your situation, it's good to know that you can lose weight without even leaving your home.
In this video, I share five tips that will make it easy for you to lose weight at home.
Because seeing is believing. You see, before we canbelieve in a goal, we first must have an idea of what it looks like. We must “see it” before we can believe it.
This is where visualization comes in, which is simply a technique for creating a mental picture of a future event.
When we visualize our desired outcome, we begin to "see" the possibility of achieving it. Through visualization, we catch a glimpse of what is, essentially our "desired future." When this happens, we become motivated and prepared to pursue our goal.
Visualization is more than simply dreaming or hoping for a better future. It is a well-developed method of performance improvement supported by substantial scientific evidence and used by successful people all over the world.
Take athletes, for example. Studies show that visualization increases athletic performance by improving motivation, coordination and concentration. It also assists in relaxation and helps reduce fear and anxiety.
Why Visualization Works
According to research using brain imagery, visualization works because neurons in our brains, (those electrical impulses and chemical signals that transmit information between different areas of the brain), interpret imagery as equivalent to a real-life action.
When we visualize an act, the brain generates an impulse that tells our neurons to "perform" the movement. This creates a new neural pathway -- clusters of cells in our brain that work together to create memories or learned behaviors -- that prepares our body to act in a way consistent to what we imagined. All of this occurs without actually performing the physical activity, yet it achieves a similar result.
Two basic steps to begin using visualization to your benefit:
Visualization will keep you tethered to your goal and increase your chances of achieving it.
It is a powerful way to achieve positive, behavioral change and create the life (and body) you desire.