It’s Spring and I Still Haven’t Lost Weight

Did you plan to lose weight this winter, but it just didn’t happen? Were you seeing yourself slim for the summer, wearing some of your smaller clothes, and buying some cute new ones? What happened? If you’re thinking, January, February, March, and half of April are already gone and I’m still in the same place, here’s a script to tap on.

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 make a New Year’s resolution and not follow through? Ten means you have a great deal of trouble moving on your resolve at all. Lower numbers indicate some effort, with various degrees of follow-through.

 

Let’s start tapping at the side-of-the-hand point.

Even though I can’t get moving to follow through on my resolve to release this extra weight, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I wanted to be slim by spring, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though it’s hard for me to get moving to form my ideal body, I accept who I am and how I feel.

Top of Head: I feel stuck.

Inside the Eye: I planned on being much lighter by now.

Outside the Eye: It’s so discouraging.

Under the Eye: It’s so easy for me to procrastinate.

Under the Nose: Part of me is really afraid to lose this weight.

Under the Mouth: I don’t know who I’ll be without it.

Collarbone: I felt so sure that this is my year to become slim and stay slim.

Underarm: But I still haven’t done anything yet.

Top of Head: I’m afraid to try something new.

Inside the Eye: If it doesn’t work I’ll be disappointed and frustrated.

Outside the Eye: It’s easier to not do anything than to fail.

Under the Eye: I conveniently forget my resolves.

Under the Nose: I tell myself I’ll start next week.

Under the Mouth: But next week never comes.

Underarm: I’m really tired of this struggle.

 

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 really don’t need to wait for a new year.

Inside the Eye: I can start now.

Outside the Eye: I need to set realistic goals.

Under the Eye: Small acts are better than procrastination.

Under the Nose: I really do want to be slim.

Under the Mouth: I want to have good health.

Collarbone: I want to have lots of energy and look great.

Underarm: I choose to do something different, something that will help. Small goals can help me get going. I’m willing to give it a try now.

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

If you want some individual help starting to release unwanted pounds NOW, 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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Enhance Weight Loss with Good Digestion

If you are digesting and eliminating food properly, it will be easier to lose weight. The body can reach homeostasis (being in balance) when it has the capacity to metabolize food and eliminate waste comfortably.

With that in mind, it is helpful to take a look at our digestive capacity. Signs of indigestion include: bloating, belching and gas, nausea and vomiting, acidic taste, growling stomach, burning in the stomach or upper abdomen, abdominal pain, fatigue, and mental fogginess.

If you have any of these symptoms, here are some things you can do to aid digestion:

  • Eat only at mealtimes
  • Chew each bite of food 32 times
  • Eat your largest meal midday
  • Avoid drinking with meals
  • Say grace before meals or sit quietly for a moment before you eat
  • Eat only when hungry
  • Eat a simple diet
  • Eat mostly home-cooked meals

In addition, there are essential oils that can aid digestion. These include:

  • Peppermint
  • Fennel and Anise
  • Black Pepper
  • Lemon
  • Ginger

I always recommend Young Living Oils, as they are the purest and most potent. Many of them can be taken internally (including the above ones). If you are interested in finding more about these oils, please contact me.

 

To improve your digestion and elimination, 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

Spring Cleansing

Now is a great time to lighten up for spring. You can take 1-3 days or even a week to clear the excess out of your system. Here are some options…
1. Do a juice fast with fresh juices (avoid bottled juice).
2. Eat mostly fruits and veggies, soups, salads, smoothies and a few nuts and seeds for a few days.
3. Do an intermittent fast (only one day at a time; can do two days a week). Women, take in 500 calories over the day and men, take in 600 calories over the day. Favor lean protein and veggies.
4. Do a liquid diet. This can include fresh juices, smoothies, blended soups, blended salads, and cooked vegetarian food blended in water to make a soup.
Be sure to get enough rest and light exercise and drink plenty of water.

If you want some individual help starting to find your ideal cleanse, 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 Should I Eat?

Do you have trouble figuring out what to eat, especially if you have limited time, limited knowledge, and/or limited interest? Here are some general guidelines. They are very simple. Nonetheless, if you are used to ‘grabbing’ take-out or eating fast food or a lot of processed / packaged food, it might feel like landing on another planet. 

Best practice is to initiate one change at a time. When you have that one fairly well worked into your routine, then you can add another one. 

  1. Protein: It’s good to eat some at every meal. Beans, organic sprouted tofu, organic tempeh, poultry, and fish are good sources. Try to eat fish that is wild and from the Pacific Northwest US, like wild Alaskan salmon. Fish from other waters contain large amounts of mercury. Factory farmed fish is genetically modified and often the sanitation in the tanks is lacking. Beans are best cooked from dried beans. If using canned beans, avoid cans with lead and BHT. Hummus is also a good alternative. Nuts and seeds also contain protein, but they are also high in fat and calories, so they are listed in the Good Fats category below. 
  1. Whole Grains: Some say limit to a serving a day. People who have trouble losing weight do better with less grains. Whole grains include: brown rice, buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa, wild rice, oats. Avoid wheat, as it is very hybridized at this point and causes many people: weight gain, bloating, indigestion, sleepiness, allergies. The same may apply to other grains with gluten like rye and barley. 

It is better to mostly have grains rather than bread. It is best to avoid gluten-free products that have a lot of refined starches like tapioca and potato starch. 

  1. Good Fats: When eaten with a good balanced diet, good quality fats tend to burn body fat. This category includes: a small handful of nuts or seeds, cold-pressed olive oil (check to see that you source does not mix it with soy or canola oil), cold-pressed coconut oil, organic butter and ghee, avocado. Make your own salad dressings when possible. 
  1. Veggies: Eat lots and lots of these. Eat mostly cooked ones and some raw. Leafy green veggies are loaded with nutrients as are veggies with rich yellow-orange and deep purple-red colors. You can’t go wrong eating large quantities of these, with the exception of a lot of potatoes (because of the high glycemic index). Cooked veggies are easier to digest and assimilate. If you have weaker digestion, avoid too many raw veggies. Have a small salad midday (they are harder to digest at night). You can also eat raw veggies in easier-to-digest forms like freshly squeezed juice, green smoothies, lightly-cooked sprouts. It’s best to make your own sprouts, as the ones in the store are often mushy at the bottom and can make you sick. Sea vegetables like dulse, kelp, and nori are another option. Check that your source does testing for heavy metal contamination. 
  1. Fruits: Eat in moderation, because of the high sugar content. This is especially important to watch if you have any blood sugar imbalance or high lipid levels. Berries are high in anti-oxidants and low in sugars and calories. They are great in smoothies. Other good ones are grapefruit, tart apples, peaches, plums, cantaloupe. Fruits that are high in sugar include mangoes, bananas, pineapple, watermelon, dried fruit. If having dried fruit, use in moderation and soak or simmer in water first. Breakfast is a good time to have fruit. Avoid having them for dessert, as they don’t combine well with proteins. 
  1. Probiotics: You can take a probiotic to help with digestion and assimilation, or get them from fermented foods. Sauerkraut and other fermented veggies are a great source. Other sources include: yogurt, kefir, aged soy sauce, tempeh, sourdough bread. 
  1. Other: Well, realistically you will also eat other things. Organic dairy is a good source of protein if you can tolerate it. Sweeteners that are low in sugars include coconut sugar, Xylitol, brown rice syrup. Be mindful of keeping your intake low, i.e. one or two tablespoons a day. Soft drinks and fruit juices are loaded with sugar. It is best to avoid them. Dark chocolate is a good treat, but be mindful of how much you eat, as the calories and sugars add up. One or two squares a day should suffice. Avoid having every day. Another option is to make your own hot chocolate, so you can control how much sweetener you put in. 

If the above make up 95% of your diet, you’re in good shape. Allow for the occasional junk food of your choice. If you are in relatively good health and follow the above diet, and exercise regularly, it probably won’t matter at all. But if it sets up a craving and throws you off track, it might be best to skip it, at least for now. 

Questions? Please reply below to have them answered, or give me a call. Please also leave your comments on what works for you, so others may also benefit. 

If you want some individual help starting to find your ideal diet, 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

 

 

Meal Multi-Tasking

Do you do other things while eating? Is nourishing your body a low priority, so you want to ‘get something else done’ while you eat? Or, are you on the run and don’t allow yourself time to sit and eat? If any of these apply to you, here are some interesting statistics, taken from Mindless Eating, by Brian Wansink.

A recent poll of 1521 people revealed that:

  • 91% typically watch TV while eating meals at home
  • 62% are sometimes or often too busy to sit down and eat
  • 35% eat lunch at their desk while they work
  • 26% often eat when driving

Whenever our focus is off of food while we eat, we are more likely to overeat without even realizing it. Therefore, to eat well consider doing the following:

  • Eat at a designated spot, like your dining room or kitchen
  • Stay away from computers, TV, cars, reading materials, etc. while eating
  • When at work, eat away from your desk
  • Observe how you feel physically and mentally before and after meals
  • Sit down whenever you eat, whether it’s a meal or a snack 

If you want some individual help developing good eating 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 w

Detox and Drop Pounds

Spring is a perfect time to detox and release the winter sludge the body no longer needs. The pounds will often come off along with the excess mucous and toxins.

There are a few simple ways to do a cleanse that aren’t too long or too taxing. Here are some ideas.

  • Do a short juice fast for 1-3 days. Be sure to use freshly made fruit and vegetable juices. If you have problems with blood sugar levels, use vegetables only or mostly vegetables. Adding a piece of ginger and/or green leafy things to you juices will also moderate the effect of the fruit sugars. A really refreshing juice for weight loss (even though it sounds strange) is to juice grapefruit and cucumber.
  • Lighten your diet for a week. Eat a lot of fruits, veggies, salads, and lean protein. Cut back on the fats and avoid dairy, sugar, wheat, and processed foods.
  • Do a liquid diet for 1-3 days. It can include fruits, veggies, grains, and beans. Be sure to liquefy anything you make. You can make blended soup; soupy hot cereal; blended rice, beans, and veggies; smoothies, or anything else you can think of.

Help your cleanse along by getting extra rest, light exercise, and sunlight. Doing a coffee enema is also helpful. 

If you want some individual help finding the right cleanse for you, 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,

Food Addiction to the Four C’s

Do you gain weight from snack grazing? Do you eat what’s out and available? Are you addicted to the 4 C’s: candy, cookies, cake, and ice cream? If this applies to you, here are some things you can do…

  • Keep foods out of reach, like in the back of the refrigerator shelf or the top shelf of a cabinet.
  • Buy snacks for your family that you don’t like
  • Establish a policy that you will only eat the snack after you sit down and breath for five minutes
  • Have less harmful snacks available, like cut up raw veggies
  • Eat only at the table and do nothing else but eat
  • Chew each bite 32 times
  • Never eat out of a package. Always put the food in a bowl or on a plate
  • Package snacks in individual zip lock bags so you have to pause before you go for more than one serving

 

If you want some individual help avoiding the snack trap, 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

Food Addiction to the Four C’s

Do you gain weight from snack grazing? Do you eat what’s out and available? Are you addicted to the 4 C’s: candy, cookies, cake, and ice cream? If this applies to you, here are some things you can do…

  • Keep foods out of reach, like in the back of the refrigerator shelf or the top shelf of a cabinet.
  • Buy snacks for your family that you don’t like
  • Establish a policy that you will only eat the snack after you sit down and breath for five minutes
  • Have less harmful snacks available, like cut up raw veggies
  • Eat only at the table and do nothing else but eat
  • Chew each bite 32 times
  • Never eat out of a package. Always put the food in a bowl or on a plate
  • Package snacks in individual zip lock bags so you have to pause before you go for more than one serving

 

If you want some individual help avoiding the snack trap, 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

Eat a Hot Meal Every Day

One of the banes of modern living is eating on the run. This habit has become so prevalent that we don’t give it a second thought. Involved with this habit are tendencies like grabbing fast food, snacking instead of eating meals, eating ‘meals’ that are cold and not very nutritious like just fruit, or just an iceberg lettuce salad. Another part of this complex is eating while engaged in other activities, like reading the paper, watching TV, or checking your emails – all of which prevent you from focusing on feeding yourself well.

None of this adds up to a program that supports good health, or being at a healthy, slim weight with lots of energy. One way to start to break this habit is to eat a hot, cooked meal every day. This is a statement that we are important enough to take good care of ourselves. It shows that we have our priorities in order.

If you are not a cook, you can start simple. Scramble an egg, make a pot of soup, or bake some fish or chicken and have it with steamed veggies or a spinach salad.

When you don’t make it a habit to take care of yourself this way, food becomes a major source of sweetness in your life, a source of reward. And these treats are usually cold. They are not satisfying so you eat more and more of the wrong foods and never feed your body properly.

This ‘one cooked meal a day’ start is a way of becoming your own advocate, of deciding that taking care of your needs should not be negotiable, but is a basic requirement for good living. It is a way of saying that you want the ‘real thing’ in life, not an inferior substitute. It is a way of treating yourself well, so you won’t need treats to fill a void.

If you’re ready to take care of you, please make a shopping list now of the healthy foods you need to have in your house to cook that meal each day. Then go shopping. The more you plan and prepare in advance, the easier it will be. Then start cookin’!

 

If you want some individual help planning out your menu, 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

The Rebellious Child in Me Does Not Want to Pay Attention

Do you get totally tired of paying attention to what you’re eating? Do you want a rest sometimes? Maybe you just want to forget sometimes and eat the things you enjoy eating. Maybe you want to just eat and not think so hard about it.

If this applies to you, here’s a script to tap on. 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 forget your goal of eating healthier and being slim and trim? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

 

Even though it’s so easy for me to forget my goals, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I just want to eat without thinking about it, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though it’s hard for me to constantly pay attention to what I’m eating, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: I just don’t want to keep paying attention to the food I eat.

Inside the Eye: It gets so tiresome.

Outside the Eye: I’m sick of paying attention.

Under the Eye: I’d rather forget and eat whatever I want.

Under the Nose: It’s hard to keep up the effort.

Under the Mouth: As soon as I slip up I gain weight back.

Collarbone: It also triggers cravings.

Underarm: I want to give it all up.

Top of Head: All this constant awareness is too hard.

Inside the Eye: I’d rather be oblivious.

Outside the Eye: I wish it didn’t show so much on my body when I forget to pay attention.

Under the Eye: Is it really worth all this effort?

Under the Nose: It’s tiresome.

Under the Mouth: It’s a slow uphill battle.

Underarm: It’s a lot easier to just forget it all.

 

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 wonder what it would be like if I could pay attention without so much effort.

Inside the Eye: That would make things easier.

Outside the Eye: Maybe it will get easier over time.

Under the Eye: It is easier now than it used to be.

Under the Nose: I really do want to be slim.

Under the Mouth: I therefore choose to keep paying attention.

Collarbone: Even if the rebellious child inside me resists.

Underarm: I choose to keep up this program, even though part of me would rather just eat anything. The rewards of staying aware make it worth it.

 

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

If you want some individual help breaking free from your old 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

Food Brings Me Joy!

Do you eat too much because food just tastes good to you? It’s hard to eat a little and then stop because it’s pleasurable to eat. You will feel deprived if you give up food, and don’t see another way to give yourself a little reward.

If this applies to you, here’s a script to tap on. 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 to control your eating, because you just enjoy the taste of food? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

 

Even though I just love the taste of food, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I eat too much because I enjoy eating, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though the good taste of food causes me to eat too much, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: I like the taste of food.

Inside the Eye: Once I start it’s hard to stop.

Outside the Eye: Food just tastes good.

Under the Eye: It’s a source of pleasure.

Under the Nose: It’s a source of enjoyment.

Under the Mouth: Candy, cookies, and cake just taste good.

Collarbone: Chips and other salty snacks are also so tasty.

Underarm: Almost anything that puts on pounds tastes good to me.

Top of Head: I don’t know how to stop once I start.

Inside the Eye: I deserve to enjoy food, in any amounts I want.

Outside the Eye: Eating what I want is more important than being slim.

Under the Eye: I’m just not motivated.

Under the Nose: Food is just too enjoyable.

Under the Mouth: I don’t really want to give it up.

Underarm: I love food and enjoy the taste of it.

 

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: Food is tasty but I don’t look so good.

Inside the Eye: Food is tasty but I don’t feel so good.

Outside the Eye: This excess food is affecting my health and well-being.

Under the Eye: I don’t feel good about myself with these extra pounds.

Under the Nose: I really do want to be slim.

Under the Mouth: There are other things that are enjoyable besides food.

Collarbone: I choose to find some healthy substitutes.

Underarm: I don’t want to live just for food. I choose to find other pleasures in my life.

 

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

 

If you want some individual help breaking free from attachment to food., 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

Tips to Pace Your Eating

Did you know that we tend to eat more when we eat with other people? One study showed that we eat 35% more when we eat with one other person (vs. eating alone), and that we can eat as much as 96% more when we eat with seven other people.

This happens because we unconsciously pace ourselves to eat at the same rate as those around us. We also tend to eat what they eat. I.e., we have dessert because they are having dessert, vs. our usual habit of not even thinking about dessert.

Because it is enjoyable to eat with others, it is helpful to have some pointers to help you eat less and eat the right foods for your body, regardless of who you are eating with.

One thing you can do is to start eating after others have started eating. If you eat faster than others, you will tend to eat more so that you finish eating at the same time as the slower eaters. By starting later, you can finish at the same time with less or no additional food.

Another tip is to pace your eating with the slowest eater. Eat at the same rate they do and you will most likely only eat what is on your original plate.

A last tip is to plan ahead what you will eat, and how much of it. Rather than deciding what you will eat while you are actively eating, make a plan and stick to it. Your body will know in advance what you need to eat at that meal. It’s just a matter of tuning in and paying attention.

If you want some individual help developing in figuring out an effective eating strategy for yourself, 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

The Plate Trick to Drop Unwanted Pounds

Did you know that environmental cues easily affect how much we eat? If we change those cues, we can be more successful in dropping those unwanted pounds. Here’s one trick that can cue you to eat less…

We tend to eat more when we have a larger plate. Four ounces of mashed potatoes on a 12-inch plate will look like a lot less if spooned onto an 8-inch plate. So the larger plate would most likely influence you to serve yourself more. Because we tend to eat what we have on our plate, we’d then eat the larger serving.

In fact, the size of dinner plates today is much larger than the size plates were a few decades ago. In Mindless Eating Brian Wansink relates this story. “An antiques dealer told me that when people shopping for antique plates find a pattern they like, they often take a dinner plate up to him and say, ‘I like these cute little salad plates. Do you have matching dinner plates?’ One woman even asked if he had any duplicates of the serving platters that she could use as dinner plates.”

In another study, Wansink describes a study where people were able to dish up ice cream with different size bowls and scoops. Those who were given the big bowls dished up about 31% more (127 calories more) than those with the smaller bowls. When the people with the big bowls were also given big scoops, they dished out 57% more ice cream than those who were given a smaller bowl and smaller scoop.

Therefore, if you want to eat less, eat on smaller plates and bowls, use smaller serving utensils, and use smaller size tableware.

If you want some individual help developing in figuring out an effective food plan for yourself, 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

Tricks to Drop Unwanted Pounds

Here are some ways you can lose those unwanted pounds, with very little effort. They are based on research findings…

  1. Studies have found that people lose about a pound a month by eating 20% less food. If we cut back by that much, we don’t notice it too much or feel deprived. Once we cut out 30% of our intake (almost a third) we do notice it and don’t like it! So find that 20% point and continue eating what you eat, just a little less.
  1. Studies have also found that we are used to eating a certain volume of food. The food takes up a certain amount of space on our plates and we get used to that. Once we have less volume on our plates, we tell ourselves that we will be hungry. So, the trick is to keep up the volume with more low-calorie foods. That means filling your plate with salad greens, raw and cooked veggies, etc. Aside from less calories, these foods are nutrient-dense and will help your health as well.

 (See Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink for these studies and more information. )

 

If you want some individual help developing in figuring out an effective food plan for yourself, 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

The One Thing Stopping You

If there was one thing stopping you from losing weight, what do you think it would be? In my experience, people really, really want to release those extra pounds and look/feel great. But they come up with all kinds of excuses why they can’t do it. Do any of these sound familiar to you…

  • I don’t have the time right now
  • I don’t have the money right now
  • I live too far away from help
  • I’ll do it next month
  • I’ll do it when I feel better
  • My spouse won’t be happy if I do it.

Underneath it all, there’s something else lurking – the fear of failure. What if I invest time and money and don’t succeed? Then I’ll really be discouraged. You definitely won’t fail if you stay where you are. But you won’t succeed either. You will stay stuck where you are, putting on more pounds each year and watching your health and well-being deteriorate. The only way you can succeed is to step out of your comfort zone and take a chance. Are you willing to do that, or would you like to go another year, or decade, in exactly the same place as you are today?

If you’d like to move forward but are afraid of failure, here’s a script to tap on. 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 afraid are you to try something new to have a naturally slim body? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

 

Even though I’m afraid to try something new, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I fear failure around becoming slim, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I’m afraid I’ll lose the weight and gain it back, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: I’m afraid I’ll fail.

Inside the Eye: It’s easier to not try.

Outside the Eye: If I don’t try I definitely won’t fail.

Under the Eye: But I won’t succeed either.

Under the Nose: What if I spend all that time and fail.

Under the Mouth: What if I spend all that money and fail.

Collarbone: I’ll be so discouraged if I fail.

Underarm: This fear of failure.

Top of Head: I procrastinate because I’m afraid to fail.

Inside the Eye: I can’t seem to get moving in a different direction.

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

Under the Eye: I’ve failed so many times before.

Under the Nose: It’s so discouraging to try and not succeed.

Under the Mouth: I don’t want it to happen again.

Underarm: But every year I gain more weight. I need to do something now.

 

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 may fail, but what if I succeed?

Inside the Eye: Wouldn’t that be wonderful!

Outside the Eye: I can see myself at my goal weight.

Under the Eye: It feels great!

Under the Nose: I really do want to be slim.

Under the Mouth: I want to have good health.

Collarbone: I want to have lots of energy.

Underarm: If I succeed I’ll be so proud of myself. I’m will to make the commitment and give it a try. It’s worth the risk.

 

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

 

If you want some individual help breaking free from fear and  procrastination, 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 Fear and Procrastination Hold You Back

If there was one thing stopping you from losing weight, what do you think it would be? In my experience, people really, really want to release those extra pounds and look/feel great. But they come up with all kinds of excuses why they can’t do it. Do any of these sound familiar to you…

  • I don’t have the time right now
  • I don’t have the money right now
  • I live too far away from help
  • I’ll do it next month
  • I’ll do it when I feel better
  • My spouse won’t be happy if I do it.

Underneath it all, there’s something else lurking – the fear of failure. What if I invest time and money and don’t succeed? Then I’ll really be discouraged. You definitely won’t fail if you stay where you are. But you won’t succeed either. You will stay stuck where you are, putting on more pounds each year and watching your health and well-being deteriorate. The only way you can succeed is to step out of your comfort zone and take a chance. Are you willing to do that, or would you like to go another year, or decade, in exactly the same place as you are today?

If you’d like to move forward but are afraid of failure, here’s a script to tap on. 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 afraid are you to try something new to have a naturally slim body? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

Even though I’m afraid to try something new, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I fear failure around becoming slim, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I’m afraid I’ll lose the weight and gain it back, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: I’m afraid I’ll fail.

Inside the Eye: It’s easier to not try.

Outside the Eye: If I don’t try I definitely won’t fail.

Under the Eye: But I won’t succeed either.

Under the Nose: What if I spend all that time and fail.

Under the Mouth: What if I spend all that money and fail.

Collarbone: I’ll be so discouraged if I fail.

Underarm: This fear of failure.

Top of Head: I procrastinate because I’m afraid to fail.

Inside the Eye: I can’t seem to get moving in a different direction.

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

Under the Eye: I’ve failed so many times before.

Under the Nose: It’s so discouraging to try and not succeed.

Under the Mouth: I don’t want it to happen again.

Underarm: But every year I gain more weight. I need to do something now.

 

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 may fail, but what if I succeed?

Inside the Eye: Wouldn’t that be wonderful!

Outside the Eye: I can see myself at my goal weight.

Under the Eye: It feels great!

Under the Nose: I really do want to be slim.

Under the Mouth: I want to have good health.

Collarbone: I want to have lots of energy.

Underarm: If I succeed I’ll be so proud of myself. I’m will to make the commitment and give it a try. It’s worth the risk.

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

 

If you want some individual help breaking free from fear and  procrastination, 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. 

 

If you want some individual help creating a new start, 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

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.
  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

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.

 

If you want some individual help planning your holiday strategy, 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

Be Present 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? 

 

If you want some individual help developing in learning how to be present, 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 Naturally Slim People Do Over the Holidays

Do you inevitably gain weight over the holidays? Are you concerned that the same will happen this year? Maybe you could enjoy the holidays, including the food, and not gain weight. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Here’s the difference between what naturally thin people do over the holidays, verses what people who struggle with weight do. The overweight person keeps telling themselves not to eat the problem foods. But those foods keep calling them. Then they eat them, feel bad, guilty, unsuccessful (I’ve blown it again!), and discouraged. So they figure they might as well keep eating all the bad stuff and just try again next week.

Naturally thin people also sometimes eat foods that aren’t so great for the body, for weight maintenance, or for health. However, once they eat the food they respond differently than the overweight person. They naturally make up for it the next day by: skipping a meal because they are still full, eat lighter the next day, eat more fruits and veggies the next day for their cleansing value, work out more, or engage in some other balancing strategy. Their attitude about what they did is a little lighter, so they’re not fighting themselves about it or condemning themselves. This way they can let it go and move on.

What has also helped some of my weight loss clients is planning in a treat. Rather than telling themselves they’ll skip the birthday cake, the Thanksgiving carbs, the Christmas cookies, the luscious brownies, they plan in a treat. They are giving themselves full permission to have it, and also have the mindset that it’s a once-in-awhile treat. That way it’s easier for them to get back on track, and still feel satisfied that they had that food or foods that are talking to them.

If your present strategy hasn’t worked, why not give this a try? I like to remember the old saying, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got.” 

 

If you want some individual help breezing through the holidays, 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

I Gain Weight Over the Holidays

Do inevitably gain weight over the holidays? Are you concerned that the same will happen this year?

Maybe you could enjoy the holidays, including the food, and not gain weight. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Here’s a script that can help. 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 gain weight over the holidays? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

Even though I always gain weight over the holidays, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though those forbidden holiday foods keep talking to me, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I eat way more that I want to over the holidays, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: Food is part of holiday celebrating.

Inside the Eye: I enjoy all those different holiday foods.

Outside the Eye: It’s fun to celebrate by eating.

Under the Eye: But I still haven’t lost the weight I wanted to lose this year.

Under the Nose: And the holidays add insult to injury.

Under the Mouth: All those wonderful sweets!

Collarbone: All those parties.

Underarm: And less exercise than usual.

Top of Head: It seems like a hopeless case.

Inside the Eye: Other people are eating all those party foods so I do too.

Outside the Eye: Everything looks so tempting.

Under the Eye: It’s just not the time of year for plain food.

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

Under the Mouth: I just give up once I eat the wrong foods.

Underarm: It’s a cycle that repeats every year.

 

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 eat a treat and stop when I feel satisfied.

Outside the Eye: There are healthy choices along with the unhealthy ones.

Under the Eye: It’s a matter of paying attention.

Under the Nose: A little of a treat can go a long way.

Under the Mouth: Eating enough protein is important. That will fill me up.

Collarbone: I will make a point to fit exercise into my schedule.

Underarm: It’s time to deal with this challenge. 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 breezing through the holidays, 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

My Mind is Elsewhere

Do you eat without paying any attention to what you’re doing? Is a box of cookies or a bag of chips gone before you even realize what you did? Do you wonder where all the food on your plate went to in such a short time?  If so, here’s a script to tap on.

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 while your mind is on something else? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

 

Even though I often eat without paying attention to the food, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I can eat a lot while my mind is elsewhere, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though it’s hard for me to be present while I’m eating, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: I often eat without paying any attention.

Inside the Eye: I don’t do much chewing.

Outside the Eye: I inhale my food.

Under the Eye: I wonder where all the food went.

Under the Nose: I rarely enjoy the smells, colors, textures, and tastes of the food I’m eating.

Under the Mouth: It’s so hard for me to pay attention while I eat.

Collarbone: My mind is on more important things.

Underarm: Eating isn’t that important.

Top of Head: I don’t really enjoy my food.

Inside the Eye: But I sure am sorry when I see what I’ve eaten.

Outside the Eye: It’s my habit to eat while my mind is elsewhere.

Under the Eye: I’m using food to push down my emotions.

Under the Nose: It’s not really about nourishing myself.

Under the Mouth: It’s amazing how much I can eat without even realizing it.

Underarm: If I paid attention, maybe I’d enjoy my food more and eat less. Maybe I wouldn’t  even put some foods in my mouth if I were paying attention.

 

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’d like to eat with more awareness.

Inside the Eye: I choose to change this habit pattern.

Outside the Eye: What would my eating be like if I stayed in the present moment?

Under the Eye: I’d learn about myself if I paid more attention.

Under the Nose: Maybe I’d even get to the root of this whole eating/weight challenge.

Under the Mouth: It might not be easy to switch this pattern.

Collarbone: But I’m willing to give it a try.

Underarm: I want to see the connection between my food choices, eating habits, and thoughts/feelings. It would be awesome to eat like a naturally slim person.

 

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

 

 

If you want some individual help developing a new habit pattern, 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

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’s starting to get cold outside, now might be a good time to add more fat to your diet to keep you warm.

 

If you want some individual help exploring how to add good fats to your diet, 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

Get a Refund If This Doesn’t Work!

Here’s an offer you will find hard to resist! Try a kit of Slique essential-oil infused weight loss products from Young Living Essential Oils for two months and get a product credit if you’re not satisfied with the results. (You can use the credit to purchase pure essential oils, body care products, skin care products, supplements, animal or kids products, cleaning supplies, and more.)

These products are proven to work. If you follow the recommended system  and do it for two months, you are bound to be a winner. Either you will accomplish the goal you set (remember to make it realistic) or you will have a product credit coming to you. Remember to save the empty boxes/containers from all the products so you have proof of purchase for your credit, if needed.

There are different kits for different needs. You can buy a kit for as little as $41.25 a month. Products include high protein shake mix, Slique Essence, Slique tea, Slique bars, Ningxia Red drink, Slique gum, and more. For more information, please go to:

https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/opportunity/slique-in-60

If you are ready to enroll in this program, please call me and I will help you get started/simplyfly the process for you, and help you figure out which kit will best meet your needs and your budget.

Carol Crenshaw

Young Living Independent Distributor #1395939

317-445-4203

Positive Beliefs Essential to Being Slim

What we keep telling ourselves has a great impact on our ability to be slim, 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 be slim
  • 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 ALREADY HAVE A SELF-TALK THAT WORKS WELL FOR YOU, PLEASE SHARE IT WITH OTHERS BY POSTING IT ON THIS BLOG.

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

Time for a 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

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 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

Avoid the Word ‘Want’

I just started studying Conscious Language and the first thing I learned was to avoid using the word ‘want’. Want brings us to a place of lack, of not having. The more we want something, the less likely we are to get it.

How many of you have wanted to attain a slim body? Have wanted to fit into your old clothes? Have wanted to have more energy? Have wanted to cut back on carbs? Have you succeeded?

If not, here’s something you can play around with…

Substitute the word ‘choose’.

I choose to have a naturally slim body. I choose to look great in my old clothes. Etc.

Taking it even further, imagine that you have already achieved these goals, and say things like ‘I am enjoying my slim body.’ ‘I am enjoying the unbounded energy I have each day.’ Etc.

The more you practice, the easier it will be to manifest what you desire. Writing things down every day, saying them out loud, and catching yourself with a limited word and then changing it are all ways to succeed.

 

Ready to  meet your goal?  If so, please call me at 317-445-4203 to set up a free chat, Naturally Slim Body consultation, or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs for a slimmer body 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 Blues

If sugar is your downfall, beware of what is does to your body and mind (especially if taken in excess).  According to Mark Hyman, M.D., sugar paints a gloomy picture for health and weight control. Here’s what he had to say (in Natural Awakenings, August 2014)…

  • 80% of processed foods contain sugar
  • Sugar drives food addiction
  • Sugar calories lead to storage of belly fat
  • Sugar causes inflammation and fatty liver (now the number one reason for liver transplants)
  • Sugar disrupts appetite control, increasing hunger and overeating
  • Sugar calories are the major contributor to heart attacks, strokes, cancer, dementia, and Type 2 diabetes
  • Sugar is a root cause of the tripling rate of childhood obesity since the 1970’s

 

If sugar is your weakness, here are some things you can do:

  • Fill up on protein and veggies. Eat lean protein at all meals
  • Drink teas that counter the effects of sugar: green tea, dandelion tea, Kukicha tea
  • Use essential oils to balance blood sugar. I always recommend Young Living, as they are top-of-the-line, therapeutic grade. Some oils that help are: ocotea, Slique Essence, coriander, fennel, dill, and cinnamon
  • Eat bitter foods like leafy greens

 

If you want some individual help planning your holiday strategy, 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

Excuses, Excuses

Do you spend more time coming up with reasons why you can’t eat well then on just doing it? If so, here’s a script to tap on. Let’s move on and focus on all the ways eating well is easy!

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 come up with excuses for why you can’t eat well today? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

Even though I always have excuses for why I can’t eat well now, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though my excuses keep change from happening, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though my excuses feed my poor eating habits, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: I just have no will power.

Inside the Eye: I just have no time.

Outside the Eye: I didn’t plan ahead to have the right food in the house.

Under the Eye: Everyone in my family is overweight.

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

Under the Mouth: I love chocolate.

Collarbone: I don’t have time to exercise.

Underarm: I’m too busy taking care of everyone else.

Top of Head: Healthy food doesn’t taste good.

Inside the Eye: Cooking is too much work.

Outside the Eye: I’ll feel deprived if I don’t eat certain foods.

Under the Eye: It’s too hard.

Under the Nose: I’ll be out of my comfort zone if I’m slim.

Under the Mouth: I just give up once I eat the wrong foods.

Underarm: I know I’ll gain it back anyway.

 

KEEP TAPPING THE SAME THING FOR SEVERAL ROUNDS. WHEN YOUR SUD LEVEL HAS DROPPED TO A 2 OR BELOW AND YOU ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE,  GO ON TO THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE.

 

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

Inside the Eye: I can start with small steps.

Outside the Eye: Like cooking one meal a day.

Under the Eye: Or taking good food to work.

Under the Nose: If I eat the wrong thing, I can get back on track the next day. It doesn’t have to spiral downward.

Under the Mouth: I’m making it harder than it is.

Collarbone: I can find comfort in other things besides food.

Underarm: Nobody said I have to give up all my treats. Why have I been telling myself that?

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

 

If you want some individual help making healthy eating easy and pleasurable , 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

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

Better Than Chocolate!

Here’s something so tasty it could make you give up chocolate (or almost). I make it every fall in large batches and freeze it for something wonderful during the winter. What is it? It’s apple-apricot sauce.

It’s really easy to make. You can cook it in a pot, but I slow cook it in a crock pot for seven hours. Here’s what I do…

  1. Put about ½” of water in the crock pot.
  2. Add a layer of apples about 2 ½” deep. I pick my own apples, which makes it very fresh and tasty.
  3. Add some cinnamon, clove, a little ginger powder, and a dash of salt.
  4. Add some cut up unsulfured dried apricots.
  5. Continue layering apples, spices, apricots until the crock pot is full.
  6. Cover and let cook on low for 7 hours (I let it cook overnight).
  7. Cut off crock pot. Take a potato masher and mash to desired consistency.
  8. Cool and freeze/refrigerate.

 

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

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: http://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

Positive Beliefs Essential to 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 will 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 can lose weight and keep it off
  • My metabolism can change
  • I can see myself at my ideal weight
  • I can 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

Essential Oils Help Melt Off the Pounds

Essential oils can help you lose weight. This is especially true of citrus and mint. Here’s what they do…

Grapefruit oil

  • A natural diuretic (supports kidney function)
  • Beneficial for helping to dissolve cellulite
  • Helps to detoxify lymphatic system

Tangerine oil

  • Helps digest fat
  • Supports dissolution of cellulite
  • Counteracts water retention
  • Hydrates cells when taken internally
  • Helps calm nervous system (fights against cravings and food addictions)

Lemon oil

  • Oxygenates cells for optimal weight management
  • Beneficial for helping to dissolve cellulite
  • Natural detoxifier for digestive trouble (including food poisoning)

Spearmint oil

  • Supports Glandular System (some forms of obesity are glandular-related)
  • Promotes healthy weight maintenance
  • Helps support Thyroid function (governor for the body’s metabolism)
  • Encourages better digestion for greater food absorption

Ocotea oil

  • Can help maintain balanced blood sugar levels
  • Encourages weight loss by helping to balance the pituitary and endocrine systems

Peppermint Oil

In addition to the citrus oils contained in Slique™ Essence Blend, science has shown that other essential oils promote healthy weight loss, too. Dr. Alan Hirsch, M.D. discovered during his studies at the University of Chicago that inhalation of therapeutic grade peppermint oil satisfies the brain’s satiety center where food cravings originate. His research revealed that peppermint oil stimulates the hypothalamus gland to curb appetite. Peppermint oil also improves–even restores the sense of “taste” by stimulating the trigeminal nerve.

Slique Essence

This blend of citrus oils (grapefruit, lemon, tangerine), ocotea,  and spearmint oil helps promote feelings of fullness and fat-burning.

Idaho Balsam Fir Oil

When inhaled, the unique constituents in this distinctive therapeutic oil enhance the production of hGH (human growth hormone) and reduce deadly levels of cortisol in the body. Excessive cortisol levels hold fat in the cellular structure, making it difficult to lose weight. hGH slows the aging process which is conducive to healthier weight levels.

 

If you want help ordering the best oils in the world at a discounted price, please contact me at 317-445-4203. Or visit my website: www.carolcrenshaw.vibrantscents.com. 

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

Lose Weight 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

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: 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 karate chop point.

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

Even though it’s easy for me to eat what’s in front of me and then think about it afterwards, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I eat when I don’t even realize 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: I definitely eat more when I feel nervous.

Top of Head: I more easily turn 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

Start with One Little Thing

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 24 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.

 

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

Healthy Summer Popsicles

In my last 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

Healthy Ice Cream

Here it is summertime, and cooling ice cream is just the perfect food! Who can resist it! There’s a way you can have your cake and eat it too (or in this case, ice cream).

Here’s what you do. Peel a few bananas and put them in the freezer in plastic bags. Whenever you want ice cream, take out a banana, break it up into pieces and put it in your food processor. Add 1/4t almond extract, and maybe a little liquid (water, almond milk, coconut milk, etc.) to blend it up more easily. Voila – instant ice cream. You’d be amazed how much the texture and taste are just like ice cream. You can add fresh berries and a few nuts on top for a sundae. Be sure to eat it right away.

 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

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 tangerine. 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

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

I Get Distracted Easily

Were you all fired up about being slim and energetic? You started out great, but somewhere along the way you got distracted and lost sight of your goal.  Losing weight can be hard for three reasons: 1. It can take more time than you want to give it. 2. You have to eat, so there’s no other way but to find a balance with your eating habits. 3. What will you be without your food and buffer of fat? That can be scary. 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 easily do you get distracted and lose sight of your goal? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.

Even though I start to lose weight and then get distracted by life, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

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

Even though I lose sight of weight loss because of all my other commitments, I accept who I am and how I feel.

 

Top of Head: I started out so fired up about losing weight.

Inside the Eye: I wonder what happened.

Outside the Eye: I get home too late at night to cook.

Under the Eye: I don’t take enough time to plan my meals ahead.

Under the Nose: Part of me is also uneasy about being slim.

Under the Mouth: I’m so used to being the way I am.

Collarbone: I don’t know how to fit meal planning into my busy day.

Underarm: It’s easier to just grab something.

 

Top of Head: Then I totally lose track of my goals.

Inside the Eye: Everything ends up being more important than taking care of me.

Outside the Eye: I don’t know how to create enough space to move in a different direction.

Under the Eye: I feel too tired and overloaded to eat well.

Under the Nose: If I’ve had a taxing day I’d rather just reward myself with comfort foods.

Under the Mouth: I’m in the habit of taking care of everyone else but me.

Collarbone: It’s easier to just give it up.

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: Maybe I can take some time on weekends to plan meals.

Inside the Eye: I can shop and cook when I have the time.

Outside the Eye: Then I won’t have to think about it during the week.

Under the Eye: I have to do more than talk about it if I want to succeed.

Under the Nose: I really want to make slow changes that will help me.

Under the Mouth: I know I can do it.

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

Underarm: I want to enjoy the good looks, good health, and high energy that result in sticking to my goal.

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

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 very pleasant or digestible when eaten raw in salads, 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 on occasion, 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, add 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.

 

 

Good Fats for Weight Loss

Often people cut fats out of their diet when they try to lose weight. Fat is an important nutrient. It keeps us warm, gives us energy, helps us assimilate fat-soluble vitamins, reduce inflammation, and are important in brain development. They also keep hunger at bay and help keep our mood balanced.

But not all fats are created equal. Good fats not only serve the functions listed above, they can help us lose weight. Good fats help us burn off excess fat.

Healthy fats to focus on include: avocado, coconut oil, olive oil (cook on low heat only), flax seed oil (used uncooked), palm seed oil, wild cold-water fish, raw soaked and slow-roasted nuts and seeds, and raw freshly-ground flax, hemp, and chia seeds.

Why soak and slow-roast nuts and seeds? This removes the phytates that cause inflammation (and therefore weight gain) and which bind minerals so that the body cannot absorb them. A general guideline is to soak raw nuts 6-8 hours, and then slow roast them for 6-8 hours. Use your lowest oven setting. Seeds can be done the same way, but you only need 2 hours to soak and 2 hours to roast.

 

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.

 

 

Why Keep a Journal?

Did you ever keep a food journal and then decide it was just too much trouble? Food journals can really keep you on task and help you see exactly what you’re consuming. Here are their advantages…

  • They help you see that what you are eating and what you think you are eating may not be the same thing
  • Just writing things down impacts the unconscious mind
  • You have a chance to go back and review your goals
  • You have a better opportunity to see what circumstances trigger certain eating
  • It’s a sign that you’re committed to achieving your goal
  • It’s a record of your self-transformation 

Investing in a beautiful book is a sign that you value what you’re doing. Or, you can use my food journal chart (please email if you need a copy: carol@makingweightlosseasy.com)

 

Ready to really take a close look at how you’re eating and make the necessary changes to meet your goal?  If so, please call 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.

 

 

Food As 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: http://www.makingweightlosseasy.com

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.