The Liquid Diet

Your digestive tract is working really hard to digest and assimilate the food you eat. Once in a while it needs a rest! Giving it this much-needed rest aids in both good health and weight loss. Fasting is one way to do this, but fasting often leaves us tired and unable to function properly during a busy work week. Another option is the liquid diet. If your digestion isn’t too strong and/or you are having trouble losing weight, you can do the liquid diet as often as once or twice a week. It may give you just the boost you need. Or, if the need isn’t too great, you may want to try it once a month.

To do the liquid diet, think in terms of having all your foods liquefied. Eat vegetarian foods on these days. Some options include smoothies, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, blended cooked veggies, blended rice and beans, blended soups, and very ‘soupy’ hot cereal.

You might need to plan ahead and make your midday meal the night before or in the morning to take with you. You can heat it up if it’s something from the night before and take it in a wide-mouth thermos.

You’ll be amazed at how much lighter you feel, even though you are eating nourishing food. This is because liquefying food is a way of predigesting – instead of doing all that chewing, you are saving that energy for something else, like allowing your body time to heal itself and for your digestion and metabolism to normalize.

 

If you are not sure how to plan your meals in liquid form, sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com so you can get some pointers.

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Stress Eating

Too much work to do. Just can’t get it all done. I’m tired and I need to rest, but my boss is expecting this work to be finished by tomorrow. If I don’t push myself, I’ll miss out on closing this deal (or getting a promotion, or keeping my job, or living up to my expectations). Do any of these sound familiar to you? If so, you are not alone. As time goes on, we have more and more to do and less time to do it.

A common response is to turn to food to buffer the demands that: 1. are made on us, and 2. we make on ourselves. Food becomes a convenient and acceptable way to give ourselves a break from it all. While we’re eating, we are not thinking about all our worries and emotional responses to the overload. We’re just enjoying some time out, and rewarding ourselves for all our efforts.

However, we rarely enjoy the food while eating this way. Afterwards we put ourselves down for being out of control, or for putting on more weight. Our short-lived ‘fun’ has given us even more challenges to deal with.

How can we take time out without using food? There are so many different ways that it just depends on how much you use your imagination. You can do simple things like take a walk around the block (which can surprisingly change your whole perspective in a short time), sit and do nothing, read something funny or inspirational, call a friend whose presence is comforting, or take a breather.

Breathing is the quickest way to affect a change in your nervous system and switch your perspective. Here’s a simple method you can use.

Sit in a chair with your head, neck, and truck straight. Focus on the bridge  between the two nostrils. Feel the air going in the nose and out of the nose. Breathe comfortably, without tension or strain. You might notice that after a while your breath gets slower, which is a good thing. As you tune in to the feel of the breath, see if you can notice that the breath is a little cooler on the inhalation and a little warmer on the exhalation. This is because the air has been heated by the body before it is exhaled.

Do this for a couple of minutes. Then see if you feel more physically and mentally relaxed. Has your perspective changed? Do you feel refreshed? If so, it’s time to resume your activities. If not, you may want to breathe this way for a few more minutes. With regular practice you will be able to relax in less and less time.

It’s best to do this exercise twice a day. After a while it will become part of your regular pattern to stay aware of your breath. And with this awareness will come a more balanced and comfortable breathing pattern. At this point, some of your eating habits may reverse themselves – the more centered we are the easier it is to eat what our body really needs, and eat it at meals rather than throughout the day or night.

 

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Cut Food Into Small Pieces

Did you know that hundreds of people die each year by choking on food? Often the concept of taking bite-sized pieces and chewing them well gets lost in the process of eating. The results can be disastrous.

One of the best ways to stay healthy, have good digestion, and maintain our ideal weight is to chew food well. Think in terms of 32 chews per bite (one chew for each tooth). Mahatma Gandhi used to say, “Drink your food and chew your drinks.” What he had in mind was chewing food well enough that it got liquefied before being swallowed, and that drinks be treated like food and mixed with saliva before being swallowed.

An easy way to get into the chewing habit is to cut your food into small pieces. I had a friend who had used this technique to lose weight and it helped her maintain her slim weight. When we’d go out, she would systematically cut all the food on her plate into small pieces. Then she’d put one piece in her mouth, put her fork down, and chew it a lot before she picked up the next piece.

As an observer, it seemed to me that she was truly enjoying her food. So I started experimenting with it myself. It helped me slow down my eating (who can’t use that) as well as enjoy the flavors of each bite. I have also learned to use it when I’ve been out and have had very few food choices (a disaster for someone with a big appetite and fast metabolism). I found that I got fuller a lot sooner by really relishing each bite. I was also able to leave the table feeling full and satisfied with very little food (or at least a lot less than I was used to).

This can be a great technique to use if you want to lose weight and don’t want to give up the foods you love. Just make it a practice of really paying attention to your eating.

 

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Healthy Eating for a Busy Schedule

As a general rule of thumb, eat the healthiest you can at any given time / in any given circumstance. This may mean that you’re not eating the ‘ideal diet’, but you are eating a lot healthier than you might if you relied on high fat and high sugar fast foods.

Tip #1: Have foods on hand that you can pack and take with you.

Quick, on-the-run foods include: fresh fruits and veggies, nuts, seeds, and nut butters (eat in moderation due to high fat content), whole grains and whole grain breads (avoid wheat), and protein foods such as baked chicken, turkey, or fish, hummus, beans, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, and yogurt.

Other options: Leftovers from dinner, and soups.

Tip #2: How to put it together.

Your best insurance plan is to pack up your food the night before. That way if you’re running late in the morning, you just pull the bag out of the refrigerator and go. No worries. What can you put together with the above foods? Here are some ideas:

Sandwiches: hummus, sliced chicken, turkey, cheese, nut butter. It’s best to not have sandwiches too often, due to the high carb content and possible inflammatory effects of wheat. There are many gluten-free breads available for times you really want a sandwich.

Salads: Add a protein food to your salad, or have cut up veggies with cheese, nuts, eggs, fish, or other protein foods. Salad dressings are high in calories, so be mindful of how much you use. Vinaigrette dressings are better than creamy ones.

Other Combos: Fruit and yogurt; fruit and nuts or seeds; whole grain salads made with a whole grain like brown rice or quinoa, some nuts or seeds, veggies or dried fruits, maybe some herbs and a light dressing; soup with salad or sandwich or hard-boiled egg

Food for Two Meals or More: When you make dinner, have some extra food that you can reheat, put in a wide-mouth thermos and take with you. You can also do some extra cooking on the weekend, freeze it in serving portions, and take it out as you need it. This works well with soups. Plus, it’s really nice to have something warm on a cold day.

 

If you are not sure how to plan meals for your schedule and dietary needs, sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com so you can get some pointers.

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.

A Simple Daily Cleanse

Cleansing practices often take time and drain us of needed energy for daily life. However, they are valuable for ridding the body of excess. You can do a simple cleanse all day long every day, in addition to more strenuous periodic cleanses.

This daily type of cleanse comes from Ayurveda (the ancient Indian system of health) and provides a way to increase agni in the body. Agni is our digestive fire. When it is strong, we not only have good digestion, but also have a high energy level and clarity of mind. This cleanse helps the body eliminate toxins, making weight loss much easier.

This daily cleanse is called the hot water sip. To do it, boil water. Put it in a thermos and carry it around with you all day. Pour the water into a mug and sip on it during the day. For folks who get cold easily, it will warm you up. If you get hot easily, just pour it in your mug, let it cool off, and drink it at room temperature. For those who just have to have their ice water, keep in mind that Ayurveda says ice water is not suitable for any constitutional type, as it tends to freeze up the body and disturb circulation. It’s better to put some mint leaves or cucumber slices in your water, both of which are cooling.

A simple guideline for how much water you should drink each day is half your body weight in ounces of water. So if you weight 120, drink 60 ounces of water a day. Often we feel hungry when we are really thirsty. So before you reach for a nibble, try having some water first. If you were really thirsty rather than hungry, it will take away that urge to eat something.

 

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Eat All Six Tastes

Even though there are emotional causes and limiting beliefs that contribute to weight gain, it still helps to look at our actual diet and what kind of balance we are creating with it. In the West balance is based on having enough protein, carbs, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water.

But in the East, balance is created based on taste. We feel satisfied after a meal when we have the right combination of tastes, and have all the tastes included. In Ayurveda, the ancient Indian ‘science of longevity’, we need six tastes each day to have a balanced diet. They include three that are familiar to us in the West: sour, salty, and sweet. The other three are less familiar and we tend to eat them a lot less too. They include: bitter, pungent, and astringent. Sour foods include things like citrus, yogurt, Concord grapes, and green apples. Salty foods include salt itself, and celery. Sweet food in Ayurveda includes many foods with substance. So we are not just talking about sweeteners and fruits, but also meats, butter, milk, many beans and grains, and some vegetables.

Going to the less familiar list, bitter foods include sesame and sunflower seeds, some herbs and spices (like sage, cumin, and cinnamon), and some green leafy veggies (like collard greens and dandelion greens).  Pungent foods are sharp. They have a kick to them. Some are very heating, like chilies. Others are less heating, like onions, garlic, ginger, and many spices. Many of them are good digestive aids. Astringent foods have a quality of drawing water out of tissues. They include sesame seeds, many beans, many fish, butter, some spices (like coriander, cumin, saffron, and fenugreek), some grains (including buckwheat, rye, and barley),many fruits (including apples, bananas, peaches, pears, and plums), and  peanuts and walnuts.

While all of us need all six tastes daily for balance, we need them in different amounts. If you have a constitution that is thin and wiry and tend to have a nervous disposition, then you need more sweet, salty, and sour food. If you constitution is more stout and strong-boned and you have trouble getting going on things, then you need more bitter, astringent, and pungent foods. If you are very active, have a medium/muscular build, tend to anger easily, and are very organized, then you need more sweet, bitter, and astringent foods. To learn more about this, a good starting point would be to read an introductory book about Ayurveda, such as Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Vasant Lad or Prakriti, Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Robert Svoboda.

Traditional Chinese Medicine also focuses on balancing one’s diet by taste (as well as by color). The five tastes in this system include: sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, and salty. Each taste is also connected with a time of year and a color. Sour goes with spring and the color green. Bitter goes with summer and the color red. Sweet goes with Indian summer and yellow-orange shades. Pungent goes with fall and the color white. Winter goes with salty and the color black (also dark blue and brown). In this system balance is created not only by having all the tastes, but also by having all the colors. Therefore there may be more to it than just aesthetics if you eat a colorful meal!

 

If you are ready to tailor your food plan to achieve your ideal size and shape, call me at 317-445-4203 to set up a free consultation or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs.

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Quick Cooking for Busy People

Do you like the idea of coming home to a cooked meal? Of waking up to hot cereal? If so, you’d probably enjoy having an Instant Pot, which I recently started using.

This invention has really come into vogue of late and you can buy them everywhere. I find it especially useful because:

  1. The food comes out with a light quality. This has happened with everything I’ve cooked in it so far.
  2. You can delay start so that you can get the food in the pot and then set it for when you want it to start cooking.
  3. You can set and forget it. The pot does not have to be watched. The only exception is if you want to quick release the pressure with certain foods so they don’t overcook, i.e. steamed veggies. Otherwise the pressure will release on its own. It was especially useful to me the other morning, when I wanted to cook but also wanted to do yoga and take a shower. I knew it would take 40 minutes for the food to cook, and that it would release the pressure on its own. That gave me 40 minutes of uninterrupted time.
  4. You can also opt to use the Keep Warm setting (available on most models) and the food will stay warm until you are ready to eat it.
  5. You can cook all kinds of foods in the pot, including veggies, grains, beans, chicken, fish, meat, soups, baked potatoes and sweet potatoes, boiled eggs. You can bake a cake; and make yogurt too in some models.

So, if you really want to eat healthier but come home too late and are too hungry to fuss with food preparation, or if you have other things to do besides cook, then this pot can be a life saver.

Downside? The manual that comes with the pot is insufficient, but you can find lots of recipes and YouTube how to’s to get you started. That’s what I use before I try something new. Also, some things take the same amount of time in the Instant Pot that they take with other cooking methods, but the food does not have to be watched while cooking, which is another type of time saver.

 

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Sit with Your Emotions

Are you caught in the cycle of eating what you don’t want to eat, and then regretting it later? A deep way to access what’s going on internally is to sit with your emotions when you have a craving for a particular food, or you just feel like eating when you’re not hungry. Often there’s an emotion coming up that feels uncomfortable to experience, so you will consciously or unconsciously eat to cover that emotion.

Instead of heading right for the food, take a few minutes to sit with what’s coming up. The trick is to catch it soon enough. If the underlying emotion becomes too strong, you will just tell yourself that you don’t care, that you are going to go ahead and eat anyway. So you need to sit and study what’s happening at the first sign of an urge or even when you first start thinking about eating.

First identify what emotion is surfacing. I.e., anxiety, sadness, anger. Then think back to the first time you remember experiencing this emotion. Notice if you feel the same now as you did then. What body sensations and thoughts go with this emotion? Take a few minutes to sit with the memory, and see if the drive to eat starts to diminish.

Often just sitting with it will help it to diminish. You can also tap to further release the uncomfortable feelings. Here’s a sample for tapping. Just substitute what comes up for you.

Top of Head: All this anxiety.

Inside the Eye: It makes me feel like eating.

Outside the Eye: I’m afraid I won’t get my work done on time.

Under the Nose: Then I may lose my job.

Under the Mouth: I feel better when I eat chocolate.

Collarbone: Then I can settle down.

Underarm: I’m anxious about losing my job.

 

Top of Head: It reminds me of being anxious in grade school.

Inside the Eye: I had to stay after school if my work wasn’t done on time.

Outside the Eye: All this pressure to perform.

Under the Nose: I couldn’t stand the pressure.

Under the Mouth: I felt sick from the anxiety.

Collarbone: Too much to get done.

Underarm: I was anxious about my performance.

Please write down whatever comes up for you when you tap, and also tap on those aspects. 

 

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Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.

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Eat Less in Restaurants

Some people do well with good eating at home, but blow it when they eat out. If you are nodding your head as you read this, here are some things you can do.

  1. Look at the menu in advance and plan what you can eat that is the most similar to what you eat at home. Emphasize veggies, salads and lean protein. Avoid fried foods, creamed sauces, heavy cheese dishes, and high carb meals.
  2. If you get a salad, order oil and vinegar (or lemon slices) on the side.
  3. If you only need to eat part of the meal to be full and satisfied, ask for a take-home box at the beginning of the meal. Set aside the portion of the meal that you really don’t need to eat.
  4. Ask for substitutions when possible. For example, substitute tossed or kale salad for fries or chips.
  5. Pace your eating with the slowest eater in the group. That way you will be satisfied with less food.
  6. Dessert – that can be a problem. You can share a dessert with one or more people, order something light like fruit, or eat enough at the meal so you are satisfied to skip dessert. Ordering a tasty tea or coffee might also fill the need for something to end the meal. Be mindful to avoid having caffeinated drinks late in the evening.
  7. Sometimes you will need to be assertive on where you will be eating. If everyone wants to just go out for pizza, let them know that it really doesn’t work for you and see if you can find another alternative that all of you will be satisfied with. Or, find something on the menu besides pizza that keeps you on track.
  8. If nothing on the menu suits you, see if you can put together your meal from the sides on the menu, or ask them if they can make up something like steamed vegetables and baked chicken, roasted veggies and fish, hummus and veggies, or whatever else will work for you. If you look carefully at the main dishes, you will have a better sense of what’s available. This usually works in a more upscale restaurant where customer satisfaction is important.
  9. Be mindful of alcohol, which has a lot of carbs and calories. Determine in advance how much you will drink, or avoid drinking at all. Sip water with lemon or a nice hot beverage instead.

 

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It’s Not About the Food

If you struggle with food and weight loss, you might have already realized that it’s not really about the food. Somehow emotions get connected with food, and limiting beliefs about yourself reflect in your food habits and choices.

What are some factors that might be involved? When you start to explore this, it opens up the proverbial can of worms. The following is a partial list of what might be going on. As you read through the list see which ones you relate to.

  • Eating for procrastination
  • Loneliness eating
  • Boredom eating
  • Discouragement eating
  • Feel safe – from sexual abuse
  • Feel invisible – won’t be accountable for much
  • Don’t feel good about myself
  • Sexual frustration
  • Work stress
  • To prove someone wrong
  • To celebrate
  • It reminds me of good times past
  • To reward myself
  • Clean plate club
  • Might get hungry when I can’t eat
  • To feel in control
  • Worry eating
  • Eating for energy
  • Eating by the clock
  • Comfort eating
  • I’m not good enough
  • Anxiety eating
  • I can do whatever I want
  • I can never lose weight so it doesn’t matter
  • Everyone in my family is big
  • Thin people are too vulnerable
  • Thin people get too much attention
  • We gain weight as we age

 

Do some of these really ring a bell? Which ones do you resonate with? The first step is to identify which emotions and beliefs are a part of your mindset. But, what can you do next? Sometimes we are aware of what’s going on but still can’t affect a change. The best tool I’ve come up with is tapping. If you are unfamiliar with this method, check it out at the following link. You can tap on your own or give me a call for help (317-445-4203). Tapping changes the flow of energy in the body and helps us slowly release our troubles. Tap on any of the above that apply to you, or add more of your own.

http://www.makingweightlosseasy.com/QS-opt.html

 

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Time and Space for Eating

Do you eat on the run? Eat while you’re multitasking? Do you hate to spend time eating because you have so many other things to do? Do you inhale your food? If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, you are leading a typical American lifestyle. As time goes on we get more and more pressed to get ‘stuff’ done (although I often wonder how much of this ‘stuff’ really needs to be done and what positive impact it is having on our life).

Because so much is crammed into a day, the average person doesn’t give much thought to or emphasis on: making eating a sole activity, sitting in a designated space to eat, or leaving time and space to cook on a daily basis. Focusing on any one of the above can lead to vast improvements in your eating habits and awareness of the effects food is having on your body and mind. You can then easily develop a good eating routine which will help keep you slim, energetic, and healthy.

Let’s take a look at the first two categories above: making eating a sole activity, and sitting in a designated space to eat. Much of our eating is done in a car, in front of a computer, in front of a TV, and eating while reading. Sound familiar? This gives us little time to pay attention to our food or to the other activity we’re engaged in. Our attention is always split. With a little attention, we can effortlessly move into a much better habit pattern.

Making eating our sole activity yields great benefits, such as learning what effect food has on our body, breath, and mind; seeing what foods we digest easily (or not); taking time to chew food well (i.e., 32 times per bite); and enjoying the flavor of food. If we don’t enjoy the flavor of the food, usually the food is processed and covered with flavor enhancers, artificial flavorings, preservatives, refined food items, etc. As we pay more attention we pick these foods less because they are really not enjoyable to eat. We might even notice that they taste awful and we don’t feel at all satisfied when we eat them! This allows us to spontaneously make better food choices, and more easily reach and sustain a healthy and ideal weight.  Plus, research has shown that it takes about 20 minutes for eating to register in the satiety center of the brain. Therefore, if we eat slowly we will feel more satisfied and less likely to snack. On the other hand, if we gobble our food down, we will probably get hungry sooner and be more likely to snack or eat anything on hand/convenient.

To help yourself with the process of making eating your sole activity, it helps lots to have a designated place to eat. At home, make this a spot away from distractions, such as in your dining room or kitchen. Let the space be clean, clear, and attractive so you are not distracted by clutter, mail, and other things going on. You might even want to put energy into having a nice tablecloth, dishes, flatware and napkins. Some candles or an aromatherapy lamp might also add a nice touch.

At work, be sure to get out of your workspace. Eating there is a toxic habit and can really make you sick. Go to a designated staff room, or eat outside or find a healthy place to eat near your workplace. The mental break from work will also refresh you so that you accomplish more work in less time when you return.

Initially, you might fight yourself on this one if you’re used to eating on the run. Some journaling might be useful for recording your thoughts, emotions, and body sensations. Also do some tapping (if you don’t know how to tap, find out by going to: http://www.makingweightlosseasy.com/QS-opt.html ). You are making a statement that taking care of you is now important, despite your past conditioning or present pressures.

Remember that the mind always finds an excuse and resists doing new things that are beneficial. But there’s another part of the mind that’s ready to move on and help us improve ourselves. Let that part of the mind be victorious!

If you are ready to tweak your schedule to make good eating a priority, call me at 317-445-4203 to set up a free consultation or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs.

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com    Both group and private sessions are available.

 

Eat By Colors

Here’s a fun strategy to balance your diet. First, survey the foods and drinks you have eaten in the past few days. What colors were they? What meals were the most satisfying and what colors did they contain? What colors are the foods that lead you to eat more and more and never leave you feeling satisfied? What are the colors of your comfort foods? The foods you go for when you’re feeling on top of it all?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) foods are balanced by colors. In each meal it is good to have at least a little bit of each color. The five basic colors are as follows…

  1. Wood Element – green
  2. Fire Element – red
  3. Earth Element – yellow/orange
  4. Metal Element – white
  5. Water Element – black/brown/dark blue

 

If you find you are low in one color, you can add a chunk of it to your meal, or even a small garnish of that color. For instance, you can add a full serving of broccoli for green or even a piece of parsley.

Some colors require a bit more thinking than others. We have lots of red and orange and green foods, but not so many black or dark blue ones. Here are some that might not immediately come to mind: black raspberries, black sesame seeds, wild rice, blueberries, blackberries, and black radishes.

Try balancing your diet for a week by color and see what happens. If you feel better and are making better food choices, keep it up. If you get stuck on having one or more colors, explore it further and see what associations that color has for you. What about it makes you avoid it? Then try to consciously work on having one of those foods at a time and see what happens. You can even try a day of eating just green foods. Green is in the middle of the color spectrum and is considered very balancing. I tried a green diet one day and felt very serene. There are tons of fruits and veggies that fall into this category. Here are a few: green grapes, green apples, kiwi, avocado, celery, broccoli, cabbage, string beans, greens, lettuce, spinach, cucumber, fennel , green bell peppers, green tomatoes, brussel sprouts, and many herbs.

Have fun experimenting and please share your experiences in the reply box below.

 

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To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Both group and private sessions are available to meet your needs.

 

 

Stress Eating

Too much work to do. Just can’t get it all done. I’m tired and I need to rest, but my boss is expecting this work to be finished by tomorrow. If I don’t push myself, I’ll miss out on closing this deal (or getting a promotion, or keeping my job, or living up to my expectations). Do any of these sound familiar to you? If so, you are not alone. As time goes on, we have more and more to do and less time to do it.

A common response is to turn to food to buffer the demands that: 1. are made on us, and 2. we make on ourselves. Food becomes a convenient and acceptable way to give ourselves a break from it all. While we’re eating, we are not thinking about all our worries and emotional responses to the overload. We’re just enjoying some time out, and rewarding ourselves for all our efforts.

However, we rarely enjoy the food while eating this way. Afterwards we put ourselves down for being out of control, or for putting on more weight. Our short-lived ‘fun’ has given us even more challenges to deal with.

How can we take time out without using food? There are so many different ways that it just depends on how much you use your imagination. You can do simple things like take a walk around the block (which can surprisingly change your whole perspective in a short time), sit and do nothing, read something funny or inspirational, call a friend whose presence is comforting, or take a breather.

Breathing is the quickest way to affect a change in your nervous system and switch your perspective. Here’s a simple method you can use.

Sit in a chair with your head, neck, and truck straight. Focus on the bridge  between the two nostrils. Feel the air going in the nose and out of the nose. Breathe comfortably, without tension or strain. You might notice that after a while your breath gets slower, which is a good thing. As you tune in to the feel of the breath, see if you can notice that the breath is a little cooler on the inhalation and a little warmer on the exhalation. This is because the air has been heated by the body before it is exhaled.

Do this for a couple of minutes. Then see if you feel more physically and mentally relaxed. Has your perspective changed? Do you feel refreshed? If so, it’s time to resume your activities. If not, you may want to breathe this way for a few more minutes. With regular practice you will be able to relax in less and less time.

It’s best to do this exercise twice a day. After a while it will become part of your regular pattern to stay aware of your breath. And with this awareness will come a more balanced and comfortable breathing pattern. At this point, some of your eating habits may reverse themselves – the more centered we are the easier it is to eat what our body really needs, and eat it at meals rather than throughout the day or night.

 

If you want some individual help breaking free from your stressful habits, please sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 

How Do I Know When I’m Hungry?

Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you know what it feels like to be hungry? Often people who want to lose weight do not experience what real hunger feels like in the body. In order to know when you’ve had enough food, you need to know what sensations come up when your body needs more fuel. If you eat when you’re not hungry, you will never reach a satiation level because your body does not need food.

It’s good to eat when you’re at a moderate level of hunger. If you eat when you are just a little hungry you have less digestive fire going and your body will not handle the food quite as effectively. But if you wait until you get too hungry, you will want to devour everything in sight! Somewhere in the middle is a happy medium. If you rated your hunger level on a scale of 1-10, you would do best by waiting awhile if the level was a 2 or 3, eat when it was at least 4, and remember to eat sooner if it goes up to an 8 or higher.

When hungry you will feel emptiness in your stomach and maybe growling. Your concentration will decline because your body is signaling you to take care of feeding it. You might even start to get a headache, get cold, or get irritable. The signs will be a little different for everyone, so it’s best to start studying your own make-up and then heed the signs and signals.

 

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 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Intention to Change

If you are ready to make some changes in the New Year, it’s a good idea to write down your commitment. If it’s staring you in the face, you will pay more attention to it. However, this is different than New Year’s resolutions, which most people make and forget about by the end of January or February.

Here are some pointers to help you stick to your resolve…

  1. Write your intention down. You can even make a collage or picture to symbolize your intention. Or create a vision board.
  2. Make it realistic.
  3. Post it in several places to keep reminding yourself. If it’s a goal to release a certain amount of pounds, write your ideal weight on post-its and post them around as reminders.
  4. Know that you will need to make effort to achieve your goal. There will be ups and downs in the process. It may not be easy, but it will be worth it.
  5. Be willing to try, to make attempts, to do something different.
  6. Be persistent. Keep at it until you reach the goal and stay stable at it. Tell yourself, “I can do this. I will do this. I must do this.” 

 

If you want some individual help setting your intent, please sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Start the New Year Off Differently

Imagine doing something differently than you usually do and getting the results you want! I often refer back to the saying, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” What an incentive to try something else if you’re not happy with your present situation!

What if a new approach worked and you released those extra pounds? What do you have to lose trying something new? What do you have to gain? Here’s a tapping script that can get you started in a new direction.

If you’ve never tapped before, please download my Quick Start Guide first and find out how to tap. Just go to: www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 

Give this challenge a SUD level: How easy is it for you to try something new? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

Even though I’m leery of trying something new, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though nothing works for me, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I’m afraid to try something new because nothing ever works, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: I’m tired of trying new things.

Inside the Eye: Nothing ever works.

Outside the Eye: I don’t want to be disappointed again.

Under the Eye: Everyone in my family is overweight.

Under the Nose: I’m doomed to the same fate.

Under the Mouth: It’s a hopeless case.

Collarbone: I don’t want to put energy into trying something new.

Underarm: I’ll probably get the same results.

Top of Head: I’ve been this way so long, I’m afraid to change now.

Inside the Eye: I don’t believe anything will work.

Outside the Eye: So I just don’t bother trying.

Under the Eye: It’s too hard.

Under the Nose: I just don’t have confidence that I can change.

Under the Mouth: Why invest in something that may not work?

Underarm: What works for other people doesn’t work for me.

 

KEEP TAPPING THE SAME THING FOR SEVERAL ROUNDS. WHEN YOUR SUD LEVEL HAS DROPPED AND YOU ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE, THEN GO ON TO THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE.

 

Top of Head: I’m not really happy with this extra weight.

Inside the Eye: It’s not good for my confidence.

Outside the Eye: It’s not good for my health.

Under the Eye: I don’t have enough energy.

Under the Nose: What if a different approach really worked.

Under the Mouth: What have I got to lose?

Collarbone: I choose to give it another try.

Underarm: I really want to be slim and healthy.

 

Also write down whatever comes up for you when you tap, and also tap on that.

 

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 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

What Do I Really Want?

If you’re going through the holidays, and did not succeed in controlling your eating as much as you wanted to, are you now starting to make New Year’s resolutions? This is a common behavior as we move into another year. We really want to be successful and accomplish our goals. So we make a plan to do better in the New Year. However, what often happens is that we are gung ho for a few months, and then slip into our old habit patterns. That’s why gyms and yoga studios are packed in January and February, and then attendance drops off in the ensuing months.

Why does this happen? Here are two major reasons.

  1. You have not uncovered the real reason that you cannot either: stop a bad habit or start a good habit. You have not become aware of what is going on in the unconscious part of your mind that is holding you back. Your inner saboteur is still escaping you, so you are still dealing with the tip of the iceberg and not seeing the part that is underwater.
  2. Your motivation to keep going is not strong enough. Successful business leaders will tell you that you need to read inspirational materials every day to keep yourself uplifted and motivated. The same applies to weight loss. If you have 50 or more pounds to lose and keep off, it’s only realistic to expect that it will take time. And it’s also realistic to expect that you will have your ups and downs in the process.

I have often seen people start to succeed and then stop before they reached their goals. Their drive to succeed was not as strong as their desire to take the easy way out and slip back into old, comfortable habit patterns. They chose not to stay in the milieu that supported them, and work with the techniques that proved to be helpful. They gave up way too soon.

When I am discouraged, I often remember the words of my friend Richard, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” It just takes ongoing effort to achieve a goal, so we need to persevere. Are you up for the task of really doing what it takes to lose weight? Not only will you choose to dig down and see why you eat the way you do, you will also need to be willing to make slow, steady changes in your habit patterns and way of thinking.

If your automatic responses are, “I don’t have any time”, or “I don’t want to cook”, or “It’s just too hard” then chances are you won’t succeed. But if your motivation is strong enough, you will succeed. Are you ready to make 2019 your year to get slim? To have the energy you want? To wear the clothes you want? To feel comfortable in social situations? To have the relationship you always wanted?  If so, losing weight will give you the confidence to move forward.

 

If you are ready to make 2019 your year to succeed, call me at 317-445-4203 to set up a free chat. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs. 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com    Both group and private sessions are available to meet your needs.

 

 

Tips for Holiday Eating

Oh, the challenges of the holidays. All those tempting foods which are hard to resist! Some foods are associated with special family times, some are things you have at work at certain times of the year, some are special party spreads or holiday meals at restaurants. There always seems to be an abundance of sweets and baked goods, just the things that put on pounds.

If you know you are going to indulge a bit, here are some tips that can keep your weight at an even keel despite the change in routine. You may surprise yourself and even drop a few pounds.

  1. Do a carb exchange. If you know you will be eating more carbs at events, parties, etc. then eat less of them the rest of the day. Focus on salads, veggies, and lean protein.
  2. Exercise more. It will be good for your health, and provide some leeway to eat more calories, which you will be burning off.
  3. Follow the one-plate or one-bowl rule. Put all the food you want on your plate the first time around, and then be done. No seconds or further thoughts of food.
  4. Use the half-plate rule. Fill half your plate with fruits and veggies and the other half with protein and carbs. Include your dessert on the carb side.
  5. Pace yourself with the slowest eater in the group. You will fill up sooner and feel more satisfied.
  6. Drink enough water – half your body weight in ounces. Staying hydrated will boost your metabolism and help keep your hormones in balance.
  7. Do intermittent fasting 1-2 days a week. Do this on the days you won’t be partying. Men, eat 600 calories that day. Women, eat 500 calories on your fasting days. Fill up on salads (without fatty dressings), steamed veggies, and lean protein.

 

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 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 

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Tempting Holiday Foods

Now that the holidays are here, are you anxious about overeating and putting on more pounds? Are there certain foods that really tempt you, that talk to you as soon as you see them? These troublesome foods can use some extra attention.

So, let’s tap on it. With tapping just 10 minutes a day you may just have a whole different experience this year. If you’ve never tapped before, please download my Quick Start Guide first and find out how to tap. Just go to: www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Give this challenge a SUD level. How hard is it for you to resist this food? If you totally cannot resist eating it, give it a 10. If it calls you to a lesser degree, give it something between a 9 and a 0. Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point. The script below is just an example. Please substitute the food that calls you.

 

Even though I can’t resist this chocolate cheesecake, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I fear that I have no way to control how much chocolate cheesecake I eat during the holidays, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I’ve never been able to control myself around cheesecake, not ever, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: I just love chocolate cheesecake.

Inside the Eye: It really talks to me.

Outside the Eye: It really calls out to me.

Under the Eye: I don’t know how to resist it.

Under the Nose: The creaminess is so soothing and comforting.

Under the Mouth: The chocolate is the perfect compliment to the cheese.

Collarbone: It has just the right sweetness.

Underarm: It goes down so easily.

 

Top of Head: It reminds me of family celebrations when I was young.

Inside the Eye: It reminds me of happy times.

Outside the Eye: I feel soothed when I eat it.

Under the Eye: I feel relaxed when I eat it.

Under the Nose: Once I start I just can’t stop.

Under the Mouth: Nothing seems to help.

Collarbone: I don’t want to deprive myself of chocolate cheessecake.

Underarm: Once I get started I keep craving more and more.

 

KEEP TAPPING THE SAME THING FOR SEVERAL ROUNDS. WHEN YOUR SUD LEVEL HAS DROPPED AND YOU ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE, THEN GO ON TO THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE.

 

Top of Head: I don’t want to give up this cheesecake treat.

Inside the Eye: But maybe I don’t have to eat so much of it.

Outside the Eye: I can ask myself in advance how much I need to eat to feel satisfied.

Under the Eye: And just take that much.

Under the Nose: Maybe I can have my cake and eat it too!

Under the Mouth: I want to be able to enjoy chocolate cheesecake but eat it in moderation.

Collarbone: That’s what naturally thin people do.

Underarm: They enjoy what they eat without guilt and I can too.

 

Top of Head: I choose to pay attention when I’m eating.

Inside the Eye: I can chew well and enjoy the creaminess and sweetness.

Outside the Eye: My body knows when I’ve had enough.

Under the Eye: I don’t want to make myself miserable, either physically or emotionally.

Under the Nose: I choose to eat this cheesecake in moderation.

Under the Mouth: I can make believe I’m a naturally thin person.

Collarbone: I can follow the behavioral patterns that a thin person follows.

Underarm: I really want to change things up – even before the New Year.

 

Also write down whatever comes up for you when you tap, and also tap on that.

 

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 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions. To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 

The Holiday Challenge

Do the holidays throw you way off with your eating habits? If so, here’s a script to tap on. Let’s make this year different!!

If you’ve never tapped before, please download my Quick Start Guide first and find out how to tap. Just go to: www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Give this challenge a SUD level: How easy is it for you to eat all the things that you know don’t work for you, cause weight gain, drain your energy, and throw your blood sugar off? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

THIS SCRIPT WILL COVER MANY DIFFERENT CHALLENGES. AFTER YOU TAP IT THROUGH ONCE, GO BACK AND RETAP THOSE SENTENCES THAT RESONATE WITH YOU. SUBSTITUTE THEM FOR THE SENTENCES THAT DON’T RESONATE WITH YOU.

 

Even though I have such a hard time controlling my food intake over the holidays, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though my eating is out of control over the holidays, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though it’s so hard for me to stay balanced over the holidays, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: I just have no will power.

Inside the Eye: I eat way too much at social gatherings.

Outside the Eye: I feel anxious around my family and eat more.

Under the Eye: I eat more when I’m celebrating.

Under the Nose: Once I start it’s hard to stop.

Under the Mouth: I just love the sweets and rich foods.

Collarbone: I also drink more this time of year.

Underarm: I’m too busy to eat right this time of year.

Top of Head: Those childhood memories haunt me and make me sad.

Inside the Eye: Then I use food to cover up my feelings.

Outside the Eye: I don’t have enough quiet time so I don’t make good choices.

Under the Eye: I wish the holidays would never happen.

Under the Nose: I love the holidays but I’m out of control.

Under the Mouth: I tell myself I’ll lose weight in January, but I never do.

Underarm: I get off track every year and don’t know how to make this year different.

 

KEEP TAPPING THE SAME THING FOR SEVERAL ROUNDS. WHEN YOUR SUD LEVEL HAS DROPPED AND YOU ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE, THEN GO ON TO THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE.

 

Top of Head: Maybe it’s not all or nothing.

Inside the Eye: I can plan ahead more.

Outside the Eye: I can eat really good meals when I’m not socializing.

Under the Eye: Maybe a small amount of treats would be okay.

Under the Nose: How much will I need to feel satisfied?

Under the Mouth: Exercise will also help.

Collarbone: I can focus more on the people than on the food. And I don’t have to eat like the rest of my family.

Underarm: I have bad memories from the past, but that’s not who I am now.

 

Also write down whatever comes up for you when you tap, and also tap on that.

 

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 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Be Present and Mindful for Five Minutes a Day

If you want to pay more attention to how you eat, what you eat, and when/  where you eat – but don’t know how – here’s a good place to start. Set aside five minutes a day to be totally present. If you’re walking, pay attention to your steps.  If you’re eating, pay attention to your food.  If you’re doing dishes, pay attention to the feel of the suds on your hands. If you’re talking on the phone, be present with that person and do nothing else.

Your whole life is a training ground. As you change your focus and mental state, notice how the changes affect your eating habits and food choices. This is how you develop concentration and awareness.

If you’re eating a fabulous meal, imagine how much more enjoyable and satisfying it will be if you give it your full attention. Notice the colors, tastes, smells, textures. Notice how the food feels in your mouth and how you feel after you’ve eaten.

Whatever you’re doing, your sense of being present will be enhanced by paying attention to your breathing. You do not need to change your breathing pattern. Just be aware of your inhalations and exhalations. Also use all your senses to process what’s happening in the moment.

You’re going to be doing things during the day anyway. So why not be there while you’re doing them? 

 

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 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Eat Enough Fat

Eating low or no fat foods has become quite a fad. But we actually need good quality fats in our diet for health and satiety.

When you don’t eat enough fat, you never feel full. That leads to looking around for more food, snacking, grazing – all the things we are trying to avoid if we want to eat healthy and have a naturally slim body.

It’s easy to eat twice as much if the food is low-fat or no-fat. You figure you’re not eating much and what you’re eating doesn’t count, so you keep on going! In addition, low-fat foods are often loaded with sugars.

We need fat to heat the body, for energy, to help the body absorb certain vitamins, aid metabolism, and maintain cellular structural integrity. So please make sure you have enough fat in your diet.

But all fats are not created equal. Bad fats aid in weight gain and can be injurious to the heart. The fats in snack foods, processed foods, and fast foods have poor quality fats. Sorry, donuts, chips, cookies, fries, etc. that you buy out will not provide you with the fats your body wants.

Good fats aid in weight loss/maintenance and in healthy heart functioning. They include coconut oil, olive oil and sesame oil (best eaten raw), nuts and seeds (best eaten soaked and slow roasted), and avocado.

Consider experimenting and seeing which fats, in what amounts work best for you. You might need different amounts of fats at different times of the day, and different times of year. Because it will soon start to get cold outside, now might be a good time to add more fat to your diet to keep you warm. 

 

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Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Weigh Your Priorities

Do you sometimes have firm determination to lose weight and then forget it all when you see brownies, or come home tired, or go out celebrating with friends? If so, it’s time to take out the scale and weight your priorities. What weights more: immediate desire or being slim and energetic? Which trumps: grabbing fast food, which is easier, or losing those extra pounds? Which tips the scale: forgetting your resolve to eat what you want, or staying on track and being slim and trim?

People who succeed with their goals constantly keep their goals in mind, find ways to reinforce their goals, and work with people who help them achieve their goals. If your effort is half-hearted, your results will be half-hearted. If you’re fired up to reach your goal, your resolve and determination will outweigh giving in to a passing whim.

How can you keep your slim and trim goal in the forefront of your awareness? Here are a few ways to get started…

  • Put post-its up at home and in your workplace with your ideal weight on them
  • Right before you fall asleep at night, visualize yourself the way you want to look, act, feel
  • Take ten deep breaths first before you give in to a desire 

 

If you want to succeed in living like a naturally slim person, please contact me at 317-445-4203. No obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chats are also available: go to  www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Daily Cleansing

There are things we can do on a daily basis to aid cleansing. Then when we go to do a seasonal cleanse, our work will be a lot easier because the body is in better shape.

Here are a few ideas… 

  1. Hot lemon water: In the morning, drink a cup of hot water with juice of half a lemon, a pinch of salt, and a little honey (let the water cool some before adding the honey). This drink helps your bowels move and burns up excess phlegm in the system. 
  1. Eat nothing between meals (unless you have a blood sugar issue and need a snack, if you are pregnant, or if you occasionally get very hungry between meals). This gives your system rest so it has time to work on elimination. Otherwise, the process of elimination keeps getting interrupted whenever we eat between meals and the system goes back to digesting food. 
  1. Do a daily fast by eating dinner and then nothing else in the evening. Eat again at breakfast (this word actually means break fast). This gives the body a chunk of time to cleanse. If you can eat dinner by 7:00, that would help even more.

 

If you want some individual help in finding your ideal diet and fasting program, please sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 

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Fall Produce: Focus on Squash

What a wonderful time of year with so much fresh produce. I always feel so uplifted and abundant when I go to the farmer’s market! It’s a great time to put up food for the winter, when we inevitably have to shop for produce that comes from a long distance.

Once food item I always put up in my garage is lots of squash – butternut, buttercup, acorn, spaghetti. It’s so easy to prepare and also tasty and satisfying. Put the squash in a box or paper bag or bushel basket. Avoid moving them around so they stay fresh longer.

One way to cook a squash is to put it in a dry crock pot, covered, on low for four hours. It comes out nice and moist and you don’t have to be around to watch it.

I also like to bake squash whole. Put on a dry pan, bake about an hour at 425 degrees. You can test it by putting in a small knife and making sure it’s tender. I then cut it up and put some cinnamon on it. You can also melt butter with a little sorghum or other sweetener and cinnamon and drizzle it on top of the squash.

Another easy method is to cut the squash up and steam it. If you do spaghetti squash this way you can scoop out the cooked squash, separate the strands out with a fork, and put tomato or marinara sauce over it. It’s a great gluten-free substitute for pasta.

If you have some good ideas/recipes to share, please post them on the blog.

 

If you want help with food preparation ideas, or to learn how to live like a naturally slim person, please contact me at 317-445-4203. No obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chats are also available. Please go to  www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Time for Fall Cleanse

Now is the time of year when the body can use a good cleanse. The weather is transitioning and we are less likely to get colds and flus if we get the excess out of our system.  Plus, cleansing is always a good aid to weight loss.

There are many simple cleanses we can do. Here are a few…

  1. Simple juice fast: use fresh fruits and veggies, preferably organic. Do the fast for 1-3 days. Leave extra time to rest, and for light exercise.
  1. Fresh fruit and veggie diet: eat these for a few days as your total diet. It’s best to use local and or organic produce when possible. Foods can be eaten raw in salads or blended drinks or steamed-baked-roasted.
  1. Do one or two days a week of only 500 calories. Favor veggies and lean protein.
  1. Do one or two days a week of liquid diet. Use fruits, veggies, grains, beans. Cook your food and liquefy it. Add water to thin as needed. You can also make smoothies and even hot cereal with a lot of extra water so it’s soupy.
  1. Use a cleansing product with the above, or alone. It’s best to do with a lighter diet (i.e., avoid wheat, sugar, dairy, and too much fat). Some good products are Young Living ICP (you can take this for a few weeks or even more) or the 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse. There are also specific cleanses for certain organs, as Juva Cleanse for the liver. Please contact me for how to order these products for your cleanse.

 

If you want help with a good cleanse for you, or to learn how to live like a naturally slim person, please contact me at 317-445-4203. No obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chats are also available. Please go to  www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

It’s Too Much Work to Pay Attention

Do you pay careful attention to what you eat and then want to fall back into oblivion? It’s hard to keep up the effort. If you are getting tired of working on weight loss/improved eating habits, here’s a script to tap on to help you keep going.

If you’ve never tapped before, please download my Quick Start Guide first and find out how to tap. Just go to: www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Give this challenge a SUD level: How strong is your desire to forget it all and just eat what you want and not think about it? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

 

Even though I’d rather coast than keep paying attention to what I eat, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I’m tired of paying attention all the time, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I feel more comfortable being oblivious to what I put in my mouth, I accept who I am and how I feel.

Top of Head: I get tired of always paying attention to what I eat.

Inside the Eye: I’d rather eat whatever I want and not think about it.

Outside the Eye: It’s so much easier to be oblivious.

Under the Eye: It’s more comfortable to just eat what I’ve always eaten.

Under the Nose: It takes too much effort to pay attention.

Under the Mouth: I’d rather just coast through life.

Collarbone: There are two parts inside me that keep battling each other.

Underarm: One part wants to lose weight.

Top of Head: The other part doesn’t want to be bothered.

Inside the Eye: It takes a lot of effort to reconcile these two parts.

Outside the Eye: I’d rather not pay attention.

Under the Eye: It’s easier to not pay attention.

Under the Nose: That’s why I sabotage myself when I start to lose weight.

Under the Mouth: It takes too much effort to control what I eat.

Underarm: But if I eat on automatic, I’m sorry later.

 

KEEP TAPPING THE SAME THING FOR SEVERAL ROUNDS. WHEN YOUR SUD LEVEL HAS DROPPED AND YOU ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE, THEN GO ON TO THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE.

 

Top of Head: I’m really protesting paying so much attention to food.

Inside the Eye: But if I don’t pay attention, I’ll just keep gaining weight.

Outside the Eye: I’d like to remember my goal and keep at it, even if it takes more effort.

Under the Eye: If I coast on automatic I’ll be sorry in the long run.

Under the Nose: I choose to keep my goals in mind.

Under the Mouth: And that means making healthy food choices.

Collarbone: It’s time to lose the rest of this extra weight.

Underarm: Even though part of me wants to protest, I’m ready!

Also write down whatever comes up for you when you tap, and also tap on that. 

If you want some individual help getting past your resistances, please sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

What If People Notice Me?

Do you like to fade into the background? Do you feel really self-conscious when people notice you? Maybe you panic or get anxious if the spotlight is on you?

If this applies to you, it could be the reason you keep on those extra pounds. Most of my clients believe that no one notices a heavy person. It guarantees a certain degree of invisibility.

Here’s a script you can use to work it out. If you’ve never tapped before, please download my Quick Start Guide first and find out how to tap. Just go to: www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Give this challenge a SUD level: How strong is your need to have extra fat on your body to go unnoticed? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

Even though I like being heavier because no one notices me, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I’m afraid to have the spotlight on me, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I feel more comfortable being heavier, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: This extra layer of fat keeps me unnoticed.

Inside the Eye: No one pays attention to a heavy person.

Outside the Eye: Not much is expected of a heavy person.

Under the Eye: It’s easier to function with these extra pounds.

Under the Nose: It really feels uncomfortable to have the spotlight on me.

Under the Mouth: I don’t want to look too attractive because people will notice me more.

Collarbone: I’d rather fade into the background.

Underarm: Life will get more challenging if I’m slimmer.

Top of Head: I’d rather stay in my comfort zone.

Inside the Eye: I grew up believing I shouldn’t draw attention to myself.

Outside the Eye: I’m scared to come out of this protective shell.

Under the Eye: It’s easier to keep gaining and losing weight than to deal with this discomfort.

Under the Nose: That’s why I sabotage myself when I start to lose weight.

Under the Mouth: It’s comfortable to just be left alone.

Underarm: Being thin just isn’t safe or easy.

KEEP TAPPING THE SAME THING FOR SEVERAL ROUNDS. WHEN YOUR SUD LEVEL HAS DROPPED AND YOU ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE, THEN GO ON TO THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE.

Top of Head: I’m feeling less threatened being in a slim body.

Inside the Eye: It might even be fun.

Outside the Eye: I’d like to look great and feel good about myself.

Under the Eye: Thin people really don’t seem more taxed than anyone else.

Under the Nose: I’d rather be noticed than keep up this old pattern.

Under the Mouth: This extra weight is sapping all my energy and self-confidence.

Collarbone: It’s time to deal with this challenge.

Underarm: And I’m ready!

Also write down whatever comes up for you when you tap, and also tap on that.

 

If you want some individual help letting go of past patterns as well as pounds, please sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Extra Pounds Add Health Risks

Aside from wanting to look your best and enjoy living in a slim body, there are other reasons for losing those unwanted pounds. There are several health risks that correlate with being overweight or obese. These include:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance
  • Cancers (endometrial, breast, colon)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Stroke
  • Liver and gall bladder disease
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gynecological problems (abnormal menses, unexplained infertility)

 

Wouldn’t it be good to lessen your risk before it’s too late? Even losing 1/2 pound a week will add up to 26 pounds a year, 52 pounds in two years. With some modest changes in your eating habits and exercise routine, this can add years to your life and greatly enhance the quality of your life.

 

If you want help learning how to live like a naturally slim person, please contact me at 317-445-4203. No obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chats are also available. Please go to  www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Become Slim Using Your Imagination

Which would you say is more powerful, will power or imagination? Actually, imagination is more powerful. Let’s think about it…if will power was more powerful, we’d be able to do all the things we want to do. But somehow that doesn’t happen because the unconscious mind has its say. That’s the part of the mind that leads us to act in certain ways, ways we’re often not even aware of.

The interesting thing is that the subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between what happened and what we imagine happened. So we can reprogram the mind for a different outcome.

Here’s an experiment to try out. Before you go to bed at night, picture something you would like to happen, like being at your ideal weight or eating several servings of veggies each day. Imagine it so perfectly that you can feel it in every cell in your body. Imagine it happening right now, in the present.

Then say to yourself 10 times what you were imagining. For it to be effective, say it in the present tense, stated in positive terms. Examples are…

  • I choose fruit when I want something sweet
  • I enjoy being at my ideal weight of 125 lbs.
  • My body metabolizes food perfectly
  • I like being seen in my slim body
  • It’s easy for me to express my feelings
  • I eat protein at every meal
  • I drink 8 glasses of water each day

When you do your 10 repetitions, bend one finger down for each one so you’re sure you did 10. Be sure to finish all 10 before you fall asleep!

 

If you want some individual pointers on how to use your imagination to realize your dreams, consider signing up for a no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Little Things Make a Big Difference

If losing the weight you want to lose seems overwhelming, start with one little thing. Just go a step at a time. Pick something to do that is do-able. Something you can fit into your schedule and don’t resist doing. Think in terms of losing ½ pound a week, which adds up to 26 pounds a year. If you are gaining 5 pounds or so a year, imagine what a difference this will make in a few years!

Here are some ideas…

  1. Move your body 20 minutes, 5 days a week. It can be something fun like dancing or playing with your children or grandchildren.
  2. Omit one of the following from your diet: wheat, soy, sugar, dairy, peanuts
  3. Smell peppermint oil several times a day (I recommend Young Living, which is the most pure and powerful oil I have found).
  4. Skip one or two desserts a week.
  5. Spend 10 minutes a day doing deep, diaphragmatic breathing.
  6. Spend 10 minutes a day in meditation or prayer.
  7. Walk stairs instead of using the elevator.
  8. Eat at least one hot meal a day.
  9. Cook at least one meal a day.

What else can you come up with?

 

If you want some individual pointers on what intervention will work best for you consider signing up for a no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Positive Beliefs Essential for Weight Loss

What we keep telling ourselves has a great impact on our ability to lose weight, or on our ability to keep on a bunch of extra pounds!

Here are some positive beliefs that will help you live in a slim body…

  • Hypnosis, EFT, and other techniques that work with the unconscious mind and energy body help me lose weight
  • I am responsible for my own health and weight and I chose to take charge now
  • I am worthy of living a healthy and happy life
  • I let go of extra weight and keep it off
  • My metabolism is speeding up
  • I easily see myself at my ideal weight and size
  • I easily drink 8 glasses of water a day

 

CAN YOU LIST FIVE MORE THAT APPLY TO YOU? THEN KEEP REPEATING THEM TO YOURSELF DURING THE DAY, AND PICK ONE TO FEATURE,  AND REPEAT 10 TIMES RIGHT BEFORE YOU GO TO SLEEP.

 

If you want help learning how to live like a naturally slim person, please contact me at 317-445-4203. No obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chats are also available. Please go to  www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

I Need Extra Fat to Protect Myself

Do you eat large amounts of food when you’re not even hungry? Or maybe just a little bit of extra food every day that you really don’t need, or even want? If so, you may be unconsciously driven by a need to protect yourself.

If you were verbally, emotionally, sexually, or physically abused that can easily account for this extra eating. At some level you feel that this extra fat will buffer you and protect you from further abuse. Chances are this event or series of events happened many years ago. Now you no longer need this protection, but still need a way to release this self-protective drive and the eating habit that goes with it.

Here’s a script you can use to work it out. If you’ve never tapped before, please download my Quick Start Guide first and find out how to tap. Just go to: www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 

Give this challenge a SUD level: How strong is your need to have extra fat on your body to protect yourself? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

Even though eating helps me feel protected from abusive people, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I’m afraid to not have a buffer against the world, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I eat to feel safe, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: This extra layer of fat keeps me safe.

Inside the Eye: I don’t want to risk being abused any more.

Outside the Eye: If I’m thin I’ll have no way to protect myself.

Under the Eye: I’m focusing on the food but it’s not about the food.

Under the Nose: It really feels uncomfortable to have no padding between me and the world.

Under the Mouth: I don’t want to look too attractive because someone might bother me.

Collarbone: If I’m unattractive no one will pay any attention to me.

Underarm: I want to make sure no one bothers me.

Top of Head: Plus, I can’t be perfect anyway so why bother trying.

Inside the Eye: I was told so often that I’m not good enough, I might as well make it true.

Outside the Eye: I’m scared to come out of this protective shell.

Under the Eye: It’s easier to focus on food than on what happened to me.

Under the Nose: I don’t want to relive those hurt and scared feelings.

Under the Mouth: It’s comfortable to just be left alone.

Underarm: Being thin just isn’t safe.

 

KEEP TAPPING THE SAME THING FOR SEVERAL ROUNDS. WHEN YOUR SUD LEVEL HAS DROPPED AND YOU ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE, THEN GO ON TO THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE.

 

Top of Head: I’m no longer threatened by the person (people) who abused me before.

Inside the Eye: It happened a long time ago.

Outside the Eye: I’m grown and can take care of myself now.

Under the Eye: I can put all these all memories in a balloon and float them to outer space.

Under the Nose: I’d rather be slim, healthy, and energetic than keep up this old pattern.

Under the Mouth: This extra weight is sapping all my energy and self-confidence.

Collarbone: I can always tap away old memories if they come up while I release the extra pounds.

Underarm: It would feel wonderful to be slim and healthy. I’m now ready  to do it.

 

Also write down whatever comes up for you when you tap, and also tap on that.

 

If you want some individual help letting go of past memories, please sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Sugar Is a Drug

If you just can’t control food cravings and feel like you don’t have any will power, check out this experiment. You will realize that you are caught in an addictive cycle, fueled by the food industry’s desire to get more market share at the expense of your health and well-being.

David Ludwig, M.D. and his colleagues at Harvard University proved that foods with more sugar trigger a special region in the brain called the nucleus accumbens, the pleasure center that when activated makes us feel good and drives us to repeat the experience.

They gave 12 overweight or obese men, ages 18-35, a low-sugar, low-glycemic index milk shake. Several weeks later they gave them high-sugar, high-glycemic milk shakes. Both shakes had the same number of calories, and the same amount of fat, protein, and carbs.

The high-sugar milkshakes caused a much greater spike in blood-sugar and insulin levels, and caused more hunger and cravings four hours after consumption. For all participants, the high-sugar shakes lit up the nucleus accumbens “like a Christmas tree”. There was no such response in the nucleus accumbens with the low-sugar shakes. “This study proved conclusively that foods that spike blood sugar affect the brain in the same way that drugs like cocaine and heroin do and, so, might also be biologically addictive.”  (Mark Hyman, M.D., Experience Life, March 2014). 

 

Curious to see if what you’re eating is triggering responses like this? Consider calling me at 317-445-4203 to set up a dietary consultation, free weight loss consultation, or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs for weight loss and improved health. 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions. To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to

I Eat When I’m Nervous

Do you eat when you’re nervous without even realizing it? Do you see food in front of you and eat it without even thinking? And then regret it later! If so, here’s a tapping script that can help you pay more attention to when you engage in nervous eating.

If you’ve never tapped before, please download my Quick Start Guide first and find out how to tap. Just go to: http://www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Give this challenge a SUD level: How strong is your tendency to turn to food when you’re nervous? Then let’s start tapping at the side of hand point.

 

Even though eating helps me feel more relaxed when I’m nervous, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I eat first and think second, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I eat unconsciously when I’m nervous, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: I automatically turn to food when I’m nervous.

Inside the Eye: I don’t even realize I’m nervous.

Outside the Eye: The food is there and then it’s gone.

Under the Eye: Later I regret it.

Under the Nose: I don’t feel so good later on.

Under the Mouth: I don’t even realize what I’m doing.

Collarbone: I haven’t connected eating with feeling nervous.

Underarm: This unconscious eating.

 

Top of Head: I’m attracted to foods that don’t agree with me when I feel nervous.

Inside the Eye: I focus on the food and not the emotions.

Outside the Eye: If I realized I was nervous I could focus on that.

Under the Eye: I’m used to covering my emotions with food.

Under the Nose: Food helps me relax.

Under the Mouth: It’s a great comfort after a stressful day.

Underarm: It’s a great comfort when I’m nervous about something.

 

KEEP TAPPING THE SAME THING FOR SEVERAL ROUNDS. WHEN YOUR SUD LEVEL HAS DROPPED AND YOU ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE, THEN GO ON TO THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE.

 

Top of Head: What if I paid more attention when I get nervous?

Inside the Eye: What if I focused on the emotion and not the food?

Outside the Eye: I can allow myself to feel nervous.

Under the Eye: When I’m nervous there are other things I can do besides eat.

Under the Nose: I’d rather feel nervous then eat food I don’t need.

Under the Mouth: What else can I do when I get nervous besides eat?

Collarbone: I can always tap and practice breath awareness.

Underarm: I choose to be with my emotions and see where it leads me.

 

Also write down whatever comes up for you when you tap, and also tap on that.

If you want some individual pointers on how to keep going when you feel like giving up, sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Healthy Summer Popsicles

In a recent blog I showed you how to make healthy banana ice cream. Here’s a recipe for raspberry vanilla cream popsicles. It comes from Pure Fresh Daily (www.purefreshdaily.com). Here’s what you do…

Blend together:

1 13.5-oz. can coconut milk

2 6-oz. packages of fresh raspberries (or pick your own or buy them at the Farmer’s Market and guestimate the conversion)

3-4T raw honey

1t vanilla extract

2T coconut oil

 

Blend on high until creamy. Pour into popsicle molds and insert sticks.  Freeze for at least 3 hrs.

Variations: Use other fruit, add some of your favorite nut butter, add some cacao powder.

 

If you want some individual pointers on making your diet fun and satisfying, sign up for a dietary consultation or for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

I’m Addicted to Carbs

Do you love bread, pasta, potatoes, and other starchy foods? They can be fine in moderation, but too much can: put on extra pounds, imbalance your blood sugar, cause inflammation in the body, and impair your digestion. Here’s a tapping script that can help you release starch cravings.

If you’ve never tapped before, please download my Quick Start Guide first and find out how to tap. Just go to: www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Give this challenge a SUD level: How much do you crave starchy foods? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

 

Even though I feel so comforted when I eat starchy foods, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though there are too many things pulling at me for my attention and carbs are quick and easy, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I lose sight of weight loss when I eat comforting carbs, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: I feel so comforted when I eat potatoes.

Inside the Eye: Bread is so soothing and satisfying.

Outside the Eye: I can eat the whole loaf.

Under the Eye: It’s easy for me to down a big plate of pasta.

Under the Nose: Carbs really call me when I’m feeling down.

Under the Mouth: I reward myself with starchy foods when I’ve had a hard day.

Collarbone: It’s so easy to eat starchy foods on the run.

Underarm: They don’t require a lot of planning and cooking.

 

Top of Head: Starchy foods remind me of my childhood.

Inside the Eye: Those wonderful mashed potatoes at dinner.

Outside the Eye: That warm bread straight out of the oven.

Under the Eye: Those chips at parties.

Under the Nose: It’s easier to grab a bowl of cereal than to cook something.

Under the Mouth: Crackers are always handy when I need something quick.

Underarm: But I’m not happy with how I look and feel when I eat all these carbs, and it’s affecting my health in a bad way.

 

KEEP TAPPING THE SAME THING FOR SEVERAL ROUNDS. WHEN YOUR SUD LEVEL HAS DROPPED AND YOU ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE, THEN GO ON TO THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE.

 

Top of Head: I eat for my childhood, but I want to eat for who I am now.

Inside the Eye: Other things can be comforting besides starchy foods.

Outside the Eye: I want to do what’s best for my health.

Under the Eye: I choose to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies.

Under the Nose: It’s not that hard to cook up some veggies and protein.

Under the Mouth: I know I can do it.

Collarbone: It’s mostly a state of mind.

Underarm: I want to enjoy the good looks, good health, and high energy that results from eating a balanced, healthy diet..

 

 

Also write down whatever comes up for you when you tap, and also tap on that.

 

 

If you want some individual pointers on how to keep going when you feel like giving up, sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Tasty Salad Ideas

If you are trying to eat more veggies, summer is the season to go for it! There are all kinds of salads we can make. Here are some combo ideas…

Tomato, cucumber, fresh basil leaves, black olives

Lettuce, cucumber, grated beet, fresh mint

Cucumber, radishes, tomatoes, green onion

Lettuce, red cabbage, red bell pepper, avocado, grated carrots, fresh oregano

Spinach, red bell pepper, sprouts, avocado, fresh thyme

Watercress, grated carrot, pecans

Asian or Western coleslaw (get creative and add things like sunflower seeds)

 

For a complete meal, add your protein food to the salad: beans, chicken, fish, hard-boiled egg, etc.

Then get creative with dressings. You can easily make your own vinaigrette, or blend up a cucumber or fresh coriander dressing. The herbs add lots of extra vitamins and minerals and make everything taste so good!

For some extra pizazz, add a specialty vinegar like chocolate or raspberry. You can also add a few drops of essential oil to your dressing, like lemon or lime or basil. Remember to chew well! Raw foods take more chewing than cooked foods. 

 

If you want some individual pointers on making your diet fun and satisfying, sign up for a dietary consultation or for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

Eat Your Greens

Dark leafy green veggies are a great way to pack your diet with nutrients, and to counter the heaviness of the typical Western diet. Greens have a bitter taste, which is an essential taste to have in our diet every day. If we miss out on the bitter taste in our daily diet, we are more likely to need it from medications later on. Which would you prefer?

What exactly is meant by leafy greens? Most folks think of lettuce, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. Dark leafy greens include kale, collards, Swiss chard, mustard greens, turnip greens, Bok Choy, spinach and dandelion greens, among others. We can eat more by cooking them (they actually aren’t as pleasant or digestible when eaten raw, except in very small amounts).

Greens are very light and are packed with vitamins and minerals. They are good for the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. They are a good liver cleanser and help to boost the immune system. The bitterness helps us burn excess off the body, so they are an aid to weight loss.  When my husband and I are on vacation, eating out in restaurants takes its toll on us. When we get home the first thing we cook is leafy greens, and we come back into balance almost immediately.

Spinach, Swiss chard and beet greens are high in oxalic acid, which prevents us from absorbing calcium. They are therefore best eaten in moderation, rather than several times a week.

Greens are good cooked with coriander powder, which adds sweetness and counters the pungency of the greens.  Many people prefer them cooked with sweet veggies such as sweet potatoes, butternut squash, or beets. They are really delicious and very satisfying if you heat some healthy fat in your skillet (like coconut oil), add the coriander powder and sauté briefly, and onions and maybe also garlic and ginger and sauté until tender, add your greens and other veggies with some salt, pepper and water. Then cover, stirring occasionally and adding water as needed. Cook until done to your liking.

Another way to get the benefits of greens is to make a green smoothie.  Add greens with other green veggies like celery and cucumber. You can also add something to sweeten them up, like some carrot or green apple. Other additions might include: protein powder, hemp or flax seeds, almond butter. Then add some water to blend it up. Whatever way you cook them, they are well worth adding to your diet!

 

If you want more tips on healthy eating or need help setting up a diet plan that works for you, please call me at 317-445-4203. We can set up a dietary consultation, free weight loss consultation, or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs for weight loss and improved health. 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions. To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com    Both group and private sessions are available.

 

 

Ways to Have Good Food Handy

Are you ready to make the changes you need to make to be healthy and slim? If so, you will need to plan ahead. One big stumbling block to good change is not having the food on hand that you need when you’re hungry.

Here are some ways to make life easier on yourself…

  1. Keep a grocery list on your refrigerator door so you know exactly what you need to get when you go food shopping
  2. Cook more than you need and freeze some in serving portions to take out as needed
  3. Travel with veggies and high-protein foods
  4. Wash and cut up fruits and veggies at night or over the weekend so you are ready to go when you are busy
  5. Start a meal in a crock pot before you leave the house in the morning
  6. Keep some frozen veggies on hand for when you run out of fresh or don’t have time to cook them
  7. Keep a good stock of grains, beans, and other staples in the pantry
  8. Keep a good stock of frozen lean protein foods in the freezer, like fish
  9. Have on hand some different herbs and spices to add pizzazz to your meals 

 

If you want more tips on healthy eating or need help setting up a diet plan that works for you, please call me at 317-445-4203. We can set up a dietary consultation, free weight loss consultation, or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs for weight loss and improved health. 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions. To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com    Both group and private sessions are available.

 

 

Sugar Is a Drug

If you just can’t control food cravings and feel like you don’t have any will power, check out this experiment. You will realize that you are caught in an addictive cycle, fueled by the food industry’s desire to get more market share at the expense of your health and well-being.

David Ludwig, M.D. and his colleagues at Harvard University proved that foods with more sugar trigger a special region in the brain called the nucleus accumbens, the pleasure center that when activated makes us feel good and drives us to repeat the experience.

They gave 12 overweight or obese men, ages 18-35, a low-sugar, low-glycemic index milk shake. Several weeks later they gave them high-sugar, high-glycemic milk shakes. Both shakes had the same number of calories, and the same amount of fat, protein, and carbs.

The high-sugar milkshakes caused a much greater spike in blood-sugar and insulin levels, and caused more hunger and cravings four hours after consumption. For all participants, the high-sugar shakes lit up the nucleus accumbens “like a Christmas tree”. There was no such response in the nucleus accumbens with the low-sugar shakes. “This study proved conclusively that foods that spike blood sugar affect the brain in the same way that drugs like cocaine and heroin do and, so, might also be biologically addictive.”  (Mark Hyman, M.D., Experience Life, March 2014). 

 

Curious to see if what you’re eating is triggering responses like this? Consider calling me at 317-445-4203 to set up a dietary consultation, free weight loss consultation, or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs for weight loss and improved health. 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions. To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com    Both group and private sessions are available.

 

 

Berries Pack a Wallop!

Berry season is now upon us! Berries are high in fiber and nutrients, low in calories, and have a high antioxidant level. They are a perfect sweet treat on a weight loss diet.

One cup of strawberries has over 100 mg of Vitamin C, almost as much as a glass of orange juice. Strawberries also have calcium, magnesium, folate, and potassium.  Blueberries also have a significant amount of vitamin C, plus minerals and phytochemicals. They boost brain power as well.

Also remember to include raspberries and blackberries. Raspberries aid in good cardiovascular health and are an aid in cancer prevention. Blackberries have a very high antioxidant score, are good for brain functioning, aid in good brain functioning, and help keep the GI tract healthy.

Use berries in fresh fruit salads, on quinoa, with yogurt, and in summer desserts. They are really good with some coconut milk or cream and a dash of cinnamon. Also include them in your smoothies.

It’s best to eat local and organic whenever possible. If you have a lot of them (i.e. you just went berry picking) here’s a tip for keeping berries fresh longer. Fill your sink with water and add a drop of lemon essential oil (food grade only, like Young Living Oils). Be sure to add only one drop or your berries will taste like lemons! You can put the drop in a small glass of water first. Then if two drops come out by mistake you only add half the water to the sink water. You can drink the other half, as it helps dissolves petrochemicals off of our cell membranes.

 

Consider calling me at 317-445-4203 to set up a dietary consultation, free weight loss consultation, or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs for weight loss and improved health. 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions. To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com    Both group and private sessions are available.

 

 

Water for Weight Loss

It’s easy to forget to drink water, but it’s so important for good health and especially for weight loss. When we get dehydrated, cortisol levels rise. Cortisol is a stress hormone which causes you to store more fat around your waist.

We need water to burn fat, and dehydration can block fat burning. Our bodies are 70% water, and when dehydrated our bodies can be down to 45% or 50% water – bad news!

In addition, drinking more water helps regulate your blood sugar level. As blood sugar levels rise, drinking more water causes you to urinate more, and that helps get some of the excess sugar out of your system.

The tricky part is that when we feel thirsty, we are already dehydrated, so we need to keep sipping during the day so we don’t get to this point.

This does not include coffee, tea, juices, or soft drinks. It means just plain water. Essentials oils can be added to the water. That’s okay. Some of them actually promote weight loss, like lemon, grapefruit, orange, ocotea, and peppermint. You can also add a squeeze of lemon or lime to your water, or even a few mint or cilantro leaves or cucumber slices.

It’s helpful to keep a journal of your water intake, especially if your one of those people who easily forgets or doesn’t want to stop working. You can set your phone timer to stop every thirty minutes and start sipping, or leave post-it’s in key places. Do whatever you need to do to make it a priority.

It’s best to avoid drinking during meals because it dilutes digestive juices. It’s also best to avoid drinking water from plastic bottles because plastic has phthalates in it. This is a toxic ingredient that can disrupt hormone functioning and promote obesity. Plus, the extensive use of plastic bottles is creating an environmental nightmare.

It’s also best to avoid ice water, which shuts down the digestive process. If you drink ice water with a high-fat meal (like fast foods) it increases your risk of forming gall stones.

A general guideline is to drink half your body weight in ounces. So if you weigh 140 pounds that would be 70 ounces of water a day, or 8.75 cups.

 

Consider calling me at 317-445-4203 to set up a dietary consultation, free consultation or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs for weight loss and improved health. 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions. To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com    Both group and private sessions are available.

 

 

The Importance of Protein for Weight Loss

Did you ever stop and think how many of your meals include protein? Meals without protein often set up a craving for sugar.

When you need a snack, do you go for the carbs? Do you choose candy, baked goods, chips, or other carbs that might be available at work? Or maybe your snack is healthier, such as fruit?

Actually, research is showing that protein packs a punch for weight loss. Nutritionists say that it’s important to have protein at every meal to lose weight. It also makes a filling snack. A serving might include a couple of ounces of chicken, fish, cheese, or meat, or 2 tablespoons of nuts, or some hummus. According to research, protein can up post meal calorie burn by as much as 35%.

Protein plays in key role in many body functions, including cell-building and immunity-boosting. High-protein foods take longer to chew and stay in the stomach longer. Because of that, you take more time eating them and the body has time to register that you are full. Protein also slows down the release of carbs and fat into your bloodstream.

Many clients I have worked with have said that when they lost weight, they did it by eating mostly protein and veggies (non-starchy veggies are especially good). It seems to be essential for losing weight and keeping it off (as well as for staying healthy).

If you’re up for an experiment, trying upping your protein and reducing your carb intake, especially refined carbs and gluten. Please let me know the results so I can pass them on.

 

Consider calling me at 317-445-4203 to set up a dietary consultation, free weight loss consultation, or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs for weight loss and improved health. 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions. To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com    Both group and private sessions are available.

 

 

Fasting Zone

If you eat really well during the day and then blow it at night, here’s something you can do.

  1. First, figure out what hours are problematic for you. For most people, this is later in the evening, after dinner. But for some it may be another time during the day. This is the time where you snack and eat foods for other reasons than feeding the body.
  1. Make this problematic time your daily time to fast. Make sure you are getting your meals in, but cutting out this grazing/snacking/me time period. Every day, skip eating during this time.
  1. There are many benefits to doing this. If eating late at night is your problem, you will end up sleeping better, feeling more rested and energetic in the morning, and dropping pounds. This is because the body slows down when you sleep, so that late-night food is sitting around a long time before it gets processed. You might also notice an improvement in heart health. Plus, you will  be clearer and get a lot more done during the day.

 

 If you want some individual help in finding your ideal diet and fasting program, please sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

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Spring Cleanse with Intermittent Fasting

If you’re feeling the need for a good spring cleanse, or want to jumpstart your weight loss program by being lighter and clearer, intermittent fasting is a good option.

With this method of eating, you limit your calories to 500 a day for women and 600 a day for men.  There are no restrictions on what you can eat, but it’s best to have lots of non-starchy vegetables (they have very few calories) and lean protein. That way you will have nourishing meals, be relatively full, and have energy to carry on with your daily activities.

Another option along with the reduced calories (or instead of), is to eat all of your food within a 6-8 hour period. That will give your system a good rest. It’s advisable to do the fast two days a week. Leave at least one day between your two fast days.

This way of fasting can be done just one week for a cleanse, or done every week to help you lose weight and improve your health. Health benefits of Intermittent Fasting include:

  • Weight loss
  • Reduced insulin resistance
  • Reduced inflammation in the body
  • Cellular repair is increased
  • It’s good for brain health

 

If you want some individual help in finding your ideal diet and fasting program, please sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

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Why Gluten Causes Weight Gain

Gluten is found in some grains, including wheat, barley, rye, and oats (although some oats are gluten-free). Because of how grains are grown today, glutinous grains often cause inflammation. When we have inflammation in the body, we are more prone to weight gain.

How exactly does this work? Eating gluten triggers the release of a protein called  zonulin. This protein dismantles proteins in the small intestine which

ordinarily keep the intestinal walls tightly sealed. When small holes form in the intestinal track, some of the food leaks out and your immune system thinks it’s being invaded. You then start to develop food sensitivities, and your immune response is to increase inflammation. Inflammation causes symptoms (like digestive distress, congestion, and joint pain).

The basic gist is… gluten leads to leaky gut which causes food sensitivities which leads to inflammation and weight gain. The best thing to do is:

  • eat grains that are gluten free, which include buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth, teff, rice, and millet
  • even better is to soak or sprout the gluten-free grains first
  • emphasize other foods in your diet, especially good quality lean protein and non-starchy veggies

 

If you look at ingredient lists on packaged foods, you will find wheat in a large percent of them. It is in baked goods, pasta, pizza, crackers, breads (the more obvious ones) but is also hiding in sauces and gravies, stock cubes, luncheon meats that have fillers, soy sauce, and soups that are roux-based.

If you’re curious to see if you are sensitive to gluten, consider going three weeks without it. Even a bite can disrupt this experiment, so you will need to be very careful about what you eat. See if you lose weight, and if other troublesome symptoms disappear or diminish. Then challenge it to see for sure if you are sensitive to it. Have it in one meal a day for the next four days after the first three weeks, and then discontinue it for the next three days. Be sure to use a whole grain form, as whole wheat pita vs. white flour pita bread.  If you have a return of symptoms or weight gain, that would be a sure sign. Then leave it out of your diet for three months and retest.

For further information on how to work with food sensitivities, see The Virgin Diet by JJ Virgin. Another excellent source is Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, M.D.  Feel free to contact me to talk further for individual help.

 

Call me at 317-445-4203 to set up a dietary consultation, free consultation or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs for weight loss and improved health.

 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions. To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com    Both group and private sessions are available.

 

 

I’ve Given up on Losing Weight

Have you given up on reaching your goal of slimness and energy? Are you stuck in a rut because nothing has worked, or it’s worked too slowly and you gave up prematurely? It so, here’s a tapping script that can get you going again.

If you’ve never tapped before, please download my Quick Start Guide first and find out how to tap. Just go to: www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 

Give this challenge a SUD level. How much have you totally give up your weight loss goal right now? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

Even though I’ve given up on losing weight, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I no longer believe I can lose weight, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I no longer even try to lose weight, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: I don’t know what to do to lose weight.

Inside the Eye: Nothing has worked too well for me.

Outside the Eye: So I’ve just accepted that I can’t lose weight.

Under the Eye: If I lose a little at a time it’s not good enough for me so I give up.

Under the Nose: But if I had kept losing a little at a time I’d be a lot slimmer by now.

Under the Mouth: I don’t even think about losing weight any more.

Collarbone: Why bother.

Underarm: Nothing works.

 

Top of Head: I’m resigned to being overweight.

Inside the Eye: I feel fat but I don’t know what to do.

Outside the Eye: It’s not worth the effort to keep trying.

Under the Eye: And not succeeding.

Under the Nose: I don’t want to set myself up for failure again.

Under the Mouth: It’s just too tiring and hard.

Collarbone: Maybe I should just accept the weight that I am.

Underarm: But I’m not happy with how I look and feel, and it’s affecting my health in a bad way.

KEEP TAPPING THE SAME THING FOR SEVERAL ROUNDS. WHEN YOUR SUD LEVEL HAS DROPPED AND YOU ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE, THEN GO ON TO THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE.

Top of Head: There has to be a way to lose this weight.

Inside the Eye: Other people do it.

Outside the Eye: So I can do it too.

Under the Eye: I really want to achieve my goal.

Under the Nose: I’ll feel so good being slim and trim!

Under the Mouth: I know I can do it.

Collarbone: I choose to eat like a naturally thin person.

Underarm: And enjoy being successful

Also write down whatever comes up for you when you tap, and also tap on that.

 

If you want some individual pointers on how to keep going when you feel discouraged, sign up for my no obligation 15 minute ‘Free My Body’ chat with me at www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com

 

Culprits for Weight Gain

There are two foods that can be very problematic for losing weight: foods with gluten, and dairy. Even if you eat small portions and eat ‘healthy’ your body might be holding on to extra weight if you have a food sensitivity to these foods (and many of us do). The food sensitivity leads to inflammation, and with inflammation the body holds onto weight to help dilute the toxins that are produced.

Some people think that there are five more common culprits in addition to the two above. So now there might be seven culprits that are interfering with your reaching your weight goal. These seven foods are:

1 Gluten

2 Dairy

3 Refined sugar

4 Soy

5 Corn

6 Peanuts

7 Eggs

If you are really curious how these foods are affecting you, try this experiment. It does involve some sacrifice and will make it harder to eat out, but it’s all in the name of science! What you do is leave out the foods for 21 days. See how you feel and take some notes on any changes that have occurred so you don’t forget. You might be surprised and pleased to find that you are losing weight without any additional effort.

Then very slowly reintroduce the foods, one at a time (see details on how to do this in the book below, or call Carol). Study what happens when you add the food back. If symptoms went away without the food and then came back with it, that is a sure indication that a particular food is something you do not tolerate well.

For further information, check out the book The Virgin Diet by JJ Virgin.

 

Do you have questions about diet and nutrition? Call me at 317-445-4203 to set up a dietary consultation, free consultation or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs for weight loss and improved health. 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions. To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com    Both group and private sessions are available.

 

 

Why Some People Hold on to Weight

Are you one of those people who don’t lose weight, no matter what they do? It may have to do with your small intestine and how you absorb food. If you are eating foods that inflame this organ, it can cause small perforations in the intestinal tract. Then nutrients leak out, nutrients that your body really needs. Toxins also leak out, which cause the inflammation. This condition is called Leaky Gut Syndrome. The body sends out a signal to hold on to everything it has, since some essential nutrients are not being absorbed. Then your body holds onto extra weight as hard as it can.

Two big culprits for inflaming the small intestine are gluten and dairy. If you are eating these foods (and especially if you are eating them in large amounts) it would be an interesting experiment to cut them out for a while and see if it helps you lose weight. If it does, I’d suggest continuing the experiment as well as seeing your health care practitioner to find out how to fix the small intestine.

For further information, check out this Dr. Mercola report…

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/12/is-a-leaky-gut-causing-you-to-pack-on-the-pounds.aspx

 

Do you have questions about diet and nutrition? Call me at 317-445-4203 to set up a dietary consultation, free consultation or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs for weight loss and improved health. 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions. To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com    Both group and private sessions are available.