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.
When it comes to making decisions in your life, you may think you are in charge – the boss.
So why, when you want to eat healthy and lose weight, do you keep tripping up? You may be surprised to find out who the REAL boss in your life is..
Whether you like it or not, your subconscious mind is the boss of you. Even when you make a conscious decision to go after something you want, it's your subconscious that determines whether you'll take consistent action to get it.
Once you understand how your subconscious works, you can understand yourself and your actions on a deeper level. You'll have the keys to living a healthy, fulfilling life, and all you'll need to do is unlock that door.
What is the Subconscious Mind?
Your mind is similar to an iceberg. The conscious mind is like the part of the iceberg that you can see above the surface. But the bulk of the mind - the subconscious - is below the surface where you can't see.
There are certain thoughts and processes that go on inside your mind that you may not be aware of on a conscious level, such as beliefs, instincts, and memories. Everything you've ever seen or heard is sitting somewhere in your subconscious, affecting your current thoughts, feelings, decisions and actions.
Communicating with the subconscious mind is vital for true change. This is because getting to the core of your beliefs by tapping into the subconscious is the fastest way to implement desired changes in your life.
The Power of Beliefs
Your subconscious mind contains a vast amount of information. It's more than your conscious mind could ever handle. Sometimes you might just have a "feeling" about something and then find out that the "feeling" was right on target. In many cases, it's your subconscious mind that sends you those signals.
You've probably heard the phrase, "If you believe it, you can do it." This is really a true statement because of the great power of your subconscious. A belief can light a fire under you and enable you to do things that you never consciously thought were possible.
This is why simply believing in the power of your subconscious mind can allow you to better communicate with it.
Believing in the power of your subconscious is the first step to living the life you desire. When you do, you can move forward with your endeavors to get healthier and better in many aspects of your life. If you have talents you'd like to further develop, positive qualities you'd like to strengthen, or challenges you would like to overcome, you can do all of these things by tapping into your subconscious mind.
You can even use your communication with the subconscious mind to correct larger issues, like reducing fears or eliminating negative habits like emotional eating. When you get to the core of an issue in your subconscious, that’s when you will be able to change it. And the possibilities are truly endless.
When you get to the core of an issue in your subconscious,
that’s when you will be able to change it
How Do You Communicate with Your Subconscious Mind?
There are several techniques you can use to effectively communicate with your subconscious mind and enable the changes you desire.
The most effective method I know and utilize with all of my clients is hypnosis. With hypnosis, rather than being asleep, you're in a state of heightened awareness. Many of the inhibitions of your conscious mind will subside while the subconscious comes to the forefront. When you're in this state, you're open to suggestions. If you are given positive suggestions, you'll make positive progress.
If you would like to discover some of the biggest ways your subconscious blocks your success with weight loss, and how to start re-programming your mind for success, join my free masterclass now: https://bit.ly/6scmasterclass
Are you really good at planning healthy meals, but notice things go awry during the hours in between those meals? Mindless snacking can put you over the limit of food you want to be consuming in a day and fill you up with sugar and other things you want to avoid. Finding smart ways to change that mindless snacking habit can help you lose weight and protect your health.
Read below for 8 quick ways to help you snack less and keep those extra pounds away.
1) Be mindful. Are you surprised to find you've eaten half a cake when you really intended to have just one slice? When you really pay attention to each bite, you'll be satisfied with less food. Turn off the TV or stop reading your phone or book when you eat, and chew slowly. Notice the taste and texture.
2) Leave the table. It's difficult to notice when dinner ends and snacking starts if you sit around munching on leftovers on the dinner table. Clear the table as soon as you’re finished, and then go for a walk.
3) Hydrate. Many times you may think you’re hungry when you are actually thirsty. The next time you want a snack, drink a glass of water, wait a few minutes, and see if the desire to snack goes away.
4) Sleep well. Chronic fatigue and lack of good sleep can also make you want to eat. Go to bed on time and practice good sleep habits.
5) Chew gum or Drink Tea. Sugar-free gum or herbal teas are ideal snacks. Satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy chewing without consuming any calories. Gum even helps to clean up bacteria in your mouth in between brushing and flossing. Caffeine free herbal teas are a great choice instead of snacking.
6) Keep a log. You may be snacking more than you realize. Use your phone or a notebook to track what's really going inside your mouth throughout the day.
7) Manage your stress. Do you eat to distract yourself when dealing with difficult emotions? Rather than snack, try calling a friend or listening to music instead. Run or take a walk in the morning or go to the gym after work.
8) Meditation or Hypnosis. Listening to a meditation or self-hypnosis recording can change your state when you’re not feeling your best, and have you relaxed, centered, and feeling in control once again.