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October 5, 2017

Do diets work?

12:17 pm - Posted by Gregg

Do you think about the struggle with dieting, losing weight and keeping it off? Do you think about the emotional ups and downs that always follow living on the same diet “roller coaster?” The frustration of “cheating” on your diet, the constant tinge of hunger that goes along with starvation, and the realization that it’s just too easy to put all the weight you might lose after a diet right back on again…

The good news is that all of this can come to an end if you learn how to change your habits, behaviors and the relationship you have with food. Losing weight doesn’t have to be a struggle, doesn’t have to be hard – and your body doesn’t need to make it a challenge. The “trick” (which, really, isn’t a trick) is to learn new habits and change your mindset when it comes to food and eating. And yes, doing so is really possible. It’s just a matter of having the right tools at your disposal.

This is why I’m excited about participating in a new (and free) digital summit the features 22 nutritionists, doctors, fitness experts, psychologists, coaches, therapists and other transformational health experts who will be on-hand (well, on screen anyway) for 11 straight days to share all of their expert techniques, tips and advice with beautiful you. It’s my good friend Lisa Goldberg’s Right Mind, Right Weight Summit for 2017. And it’s something anyone who has struggled with weight issues isn’t going to want to miss.

This isn’t just another “diet discussion” that will lecture you about what you can or can’t eat, or how much you should exercise to see results. This event is focused on changing your actual mindset in regard to healthy eating. It’s also going to help any participant learn how to change one’s thoughts, habits and relationship with food. This summit will strive to provide the missing ingredient to overcome anyone’s struggle with lifelong yo-yo dieting. In fact, you’ll have the opportunity to discover that losing weight doesn’t have to be difficult because you don’t need to “diet.”

All you need to do to participate for free is register for this summit and learn how to create the habits, behaviors and beliefs about food that can result in losing weight without actually going on a diet! And, once again, yours truly has been invited to be a guest panelist for the event this year! That means that I get to invite any I’d like to “attend” this event – 100% free of charge. That means you (along with whomever else you would like to invite – just share this link for free sign-up)!

Spots are limited so you’ll need to register via this link: Register Here (And remember, this incredible tele-summit event is 100% free for you.)

Photo Source: WeightLossResources.co.uk

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January 27, 2016

What drives you?

1:25 pm - Posted by Gregg

Here we are… Almost a month into the new year, which begs the question: Where are you in regard to your current fitness goals?

The good news is that wherever you happen to be, today is a new day and the only question you have to ask yourself is, “Where do you want to go from here?” Even if you haven’t accomplished everything you set out to do this month, beating yourself up, mentally, probably won’t help move you any closer to where you want to be. Instead, give yourself a mental hug and remind yourself why you want to achieve the goals that you want to achieve.

Too often we focus on what we’re giving up rather than what we’re gaining (pun intended). Living life on the “healthy side” offers so much more joy, so much more happiness and so much more choice. Don’t rob yourself of everything you have ahead of you. And if that means dragging your butt to the gym or turning down a second helping of pasta, do it. Because it’s worth it. Put those “horse blinders” on and stay focused on the reasons you want to lose weight and/or get healthier.

The stronger your positive mindset, the stronger your chances of actually reaching your goals. And those of you who are familiar with my story know that I know what I’m talking about. I once weighed in excess of 450 pounds. I would become out of breath just from talking on the phone. One day I decided “Enough was enough.” And that was after a million different attempts at getting on the healthy bandwagon. So no matter how many times you’ve tried before, no matter what’s transpired this month — today is a new day. And you, my friend, can accomplish anything you set out to accomplish.

Ready? Set? Go!

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5:21 pm - Posted by Gregg

Ready for some Monday Motivation? Well, here we go. It’s a new week that’s full of new possibilities. All you have to decide is what those possibilities hold for you. Is this the week you give up diet soda? Or the week you choose to have a healthy lunch salad instead of that submarine sandwich? Maybe it’s the week you let yourself go “crazy” by having a bowl of ice cream. But a measured bowl that equals a healthy portion that won’t upset your fitness goals (or send your scale spiraling out of control). Maybe it’s the week you decide to not get on the scale and, instead, decide to find joy in the fact that your clothes are a little looser — or at least will be looser in the near future.

Whatever you have in your line of vision, make it positive. Make it motivational. Make it serve you. Being depressed that the weekend is over or even “down” because you did something you now regret (like perhaps “cheat” on your diet) doesn’t help anything or anyone — least of all you. Forgive. Forget. Move on. It can be a fabulous day and a fantastic week if we allow it to.

So let’s take that next positive step together, shall we? (Feel free to share the things you’re holding in your line of vision by commenting below! And know I support your efforts and believe in you 100%!)

Photo Source: The Sykes Group’s OnPoint

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October 17, 2012

Recipe: Baked Pumpkin

9:35 am - Posted by Gregg

Halloween is fast approaching, which means Jack O’ Lanterns and spooky-looking pumpkins are popping up all around us. But thankfully there’s nothing scary about adding this seasonal pumpkin dish to your healthy eating plan. It’s so full of vitamins and other nutritional values, it will keep your figure looking extra boo-iful (sorry, couldn’t resist!). I suggest incorporating this yummy recipe as a dinner up to two times a week. And don’t be afraid to serve it to guests who aren’t on a diet (they’ll still love it for the taste).

Ingredients
Small to Medium Pumpkin
Filtered Water
Dash of Cinnamon
Dash of Chili Spice

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Split pumpkin vertically from the center point of the stem, all the way to the bottom. (In other words, cut it in half.) Scoop out all of the seeds and loose “gooey stuff.” Add filtered water to an oven-safe dish (such as Pyrex or similar). Fill the dish halfway. Place the two pumpkin halves face down in the water, then place the dish in the oven and bake (at 400 degrees) for about 45 minutes. The pumpkin is ready when a dull knife easily pierces/slides through the pumpkin.

Remove dish from oven and carefully use a spoon to scoop the “insides” of the pumpkin away from the rind (don’t burn yourself – the pumpkin will be very warm). Place the scooped pumpkin into serving dishes (small pumpkins yield about 2-3 servings). Just before serving, sprinkle with Cinnamon and a hint of Chili Spice.

Serve with a small green salad (try Arugula and tomatoes with pepper and Balsamic Vinegar) and enjoy the flavors of the season. (You can also get creative and try other favorite spices including curry or garlic powder  – just make sure the spices don’t contain any added salt or sodium.)

For more information about the incredible nutrition value of pumpkins, Click Here

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