It makes sense that people want to lose 30 pounds in 30 days when you consider the difficulty most people have with motivation. Their logic is something like, “I don’t have the willpower to stick with a depriving diet for very long but I could get myself to do it for 30 days if I saw big results fast.” Clients have told me when they attempt change from this kind of logic they aren’t even thinking about maintenance; they just want to lose weight now.
I’ve been there and understand. However, in addition to the fact that most...
There’s no such thing as good food or bad food, though some foods are more or less optimizing for your unique body. For each person’s physiology, some foods lead to greater balance (mood, blood sugar, immune system), aliveness, and optimal body size. And other foods generate imbalance, lethargy, and weight gain or inability to maintain weight. The former we call beauti-fuel and the latter we call cruel-fuel. Our purpose is to help you discover your unique way of eating filled with exquisitely delicious beauti-fuel.
Weight loss before and after photos are inspiring – especially if you feel hopeless and skeptical that you can lose weight for good. However, what’s missing and misleading about the photos and the way most weight loss stories are told is that they focus on “the What” – what they weighed before, what they ate to lose weight, and what they weigh now.
That’s interesting and useful information but it doesn’t address the depth of difficulty most people face on the hero/heroine’s journey of losing weight for the last...
There are always good reasons for seemingly rebellious behavior.
But rather than understand the good reasons behind common and normal human experiences on the weight loss path such as self-sabotage, resistance, noncompliance, denial, avoidance, and rebellion most people try to harness all their willpower and “just do it.”
They try, in vein, to overpower the rebellious part of themselves that doesn’t want to follow food rules, the nurturing part that tries to console them with food during hard days and hard feelings, and the impulsive part...
After years of frustration and pain trying to lose weight only to gain more back, most of those who begin Taking Their True Shape® want peace with food and their body more than anything else. Many good things begin from that hard-won place because it’s the doorway to freedom with food, enjoying your body, and a whole new life.
If you too have arrived at wanting peace with food, congratulations! Now it’s time to learn a new way of relating to yourself, your body, your hungers, and food.
If you’re not quite there, no problem. As...
Have you ever wanted to lose 30 pounds in 30 days? I, and most of my clients certainly have at some point in our lives.
The desire for rapid weight loss is most likely to arise when you feel some kind of desperation. It could be from:
Does this sound familiar?
You have a dream and you set a goal to make it reality. Maybe it's to lose 50 pounds, improve your relationship, build your savings account up to $5,000, or to focus on your spiritual growth (or anything else you desire). But every time you make progress a negative voice pipes up in the back of your mind casting doubt on your ability to succeed.
So you slip up and watch your heartfelt goal float away.
It's so frustrating.
And, if you know my personal story, you know I've dedicated my career to making sure you know it doesn't have to be this way.
That's why I...
This is one of my go-to meals because it's so quick and pleasurable. It rarely takes me more than 10 minutes to make, but allow 15 if you're not a whirlwind – throw it together, clean later – cook like me. (Ridiculous cooking demonstration videos coming soon.) I often substitute jumbo shrimp or roasted chicken for the protein. All are equally yum!
Makes 2 servings
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 4-6 minutes
Total Time: 9-16 minutes
2 skinless (4 oz) fillets of wild salmon (TJ’s frozen wild coho)
2 T + ¼ tsp organic extra virgin olive oil (1/4 tsp...
by Jan Henrikson
Jan's story (below) of her experience with Dr. Ocean's class was published in Chicken Soup for the Dieter’s Soul in 2007. Jan has added her 2017 update.
It wasn’t yet 7:00 in the morning and already I was chain-eating lime chili tortilla chips. I stood at the kitchen counter, emotionally hung-over from yet another fight with my boyfriend. I was crunching the anger, salting the wounds. Crunching and salting with bites of chocolate for good measure. I couldn’t stop. Even the tortilla chip bag had a wickedly furious crinkle. I couldn’t eat fast enough...
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