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Are you ready for a real transformation?
Are you ready to give yourself what you need to change how you eat, why you eat and re-wire your brain around food so you can lose your excess weight once and for all? To make self-care a priority? To be your best self? Would you love to learn how to lose weight and transform your life with the support of a community of people who share your goals and dreams?
As some of you Just Stoppers might remember, I have been lucky enough to be a guest in nutrition rockstar Lisa Goldberg’s recent weight loss summits not once, but twice. I love Lisa’s total approach to wellness, which not only includes getting to a healthy weight, but also enjoying life and learning to love and appreciate yourself in the process. And because we’ve had such a good time working together and sharing ideas, Lisa has graciously asked me to participate in her upcoming 6 month online group weight loss program (for the body, mind and soul) – during which you can discover how to break old habits and behavior patterns that keep you from losing weight once and for all. Holistic Health Coach Nicole Benson will also be joining us to add her knowledge and expertise.
Any Just Stopper who wants to find out more information (without any obligation), can click here to schedule a free 30-minute Discovery Session with Lisa herself to find out more about the upcoming 6 month online group weight loss program.
Some of the topics that will be covered:
➢ Low-Glycemic Impact Eating
➢ Improving Metabolism
➢ Planning & Dining Out
➢ Managing Stress
➢ Overcoming Obstacles
➢ Emotional Freedom Technique for Weight Loss
➢ And many, many more
If you are ready to learn the best way to feed your body without feeling deprived, stop eating your feelings and stop the diet madness once and for all, then this could be the program for you. Enrollment is open now for this exclusive group, which begins in July! Anyone reading this who wants to find out more information (without any obligation), can click here to schedule a free 30-minute Discovery Session with Lisa herself to find out more about the upcoming 6 month online group weight loss program.
P.S. Even if you’re not sure if this program is something you want to commit to, I encourage you to take advantage of the free 30-minute personal phone call with Lisa. She is so warm and friendly – and sure to offer some valuable tips for whatever you might be facing in your journey to total health. She really is amazing. And if you do talk to her, please tell her Gregg says “Hi.”
Photo Credit: CFS
Are you living for today?
If you’ve recently turned down some recent invitations to holiday parties because you’re not feeling your “best self,” its time to stop putting your life on hold and start smiling when you see yourself in the mirror. After all, you’re a supermodel. No matter what you weigh. No matter what your clothes size.
If you’re not attending that party or night out with friends because you can’t find anything to wear… Or if you thought that you’d be with your soulmate by now, but you’ll start pursing that after you drop the weight… Or if you find yourself always volunteering to take pictures so that you don’t have to be in them…
It’s time to open your eyes and discover exactly what’s possible when you start loving and nourishing your body and soul. In fact, I’d like to extend an opportunity for you to join me at the free online summit that will help you understand how to stop putting your life on hold and stop “weighting”! It’s called the Fat Girl Slim Summit: Learn to Love your Body, Release the Weight, and Confidently Live the Life of your Dreams (again, it’s a free virtual interview series).
Wellness experts and sisters Meg & Shannon Sullivan have invited me to participate in the Fat Girl Slim Summit. This event offers a chance to hear interviews with over 20 leading experts in the field of women’s health, wellness, self-love, and lifestyle (authors, doctors, researchers, and self-help innovators from health, fitness, wellness, healthy weight-loss, self-acceptance and motivation backgrounds — including yours truly).
You’ll be able to listen to my interview and the interviews of over 20 additional experts and learn not just the nourishment factors, but also the mindset strategies and emotional components that will allow you to fall in love with your body and release the weight that has been holding you back.
It’s called the “Fat Girl Slim Summit” because what you’ll learn is that while so many of us are striving to be “thin”, we are putting our lives on hold. But with the help of the amazing experts featured at this summer, you’re likely to discover that once you unlock the mental and emotional strategies needed to up-level your life and the way you feel about your body, you’ll start to love the body that you have, release the weight, and start smiling when you look in the mirror.
You’ll discover how amazing it feels to be the happy, healthy, and vibrant person that you deserve to be along with receiving:
- Access to 20+ interviews from leading women’s health & wellness experts
- Tips, information and strategies to learn how to start or continue your physical and emotional health journey (and the best part…you can start incorporating them now! )
- Techniques to overcome that feeling of frustration that creeps up when you keep trying to stay on track but life causes you to become derailed.
- Information about why you have to start living your authentic life and stop hiding behind the body that you have.
- Ways to Nourish your body, mind, and spirit
- And more
Each interview in this series will only be available for a limited time. So register today. Registration is free only to people receiving an invitation from the experts who are speaking (so consider this my invitation — AKA “free pass” for you!). Join me at this free virtual summit and interview series by clicking here — and give yourself the gift of feeling better about yourself in this very moment (starting now)!
Photo Source: Whole Food Love
On and off the couch
As someone who’s often on the run (well, on the power walk), I often “read” books by listening to them via audio book. So it’s always a treat to find time to sit down and read a “real” book (even if I’m not actually turning pages since they’re usually on an e-reader… Ah, technology). Recently, I went “old school” and read a book that required me to actually turn the pages (how many calories did I burn per page, I wonder…). Lucky for me, this tome was a real page turner and, in fact, had all the qualities of an actual audio book since even though reading, I felt like the author was speaking directly to me.
Wisdom From The Couch (2014, Central Recovery Press) was written by clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst Jennifer Kunst, who also writes an online column for Psychology Today. Her approach to the often tricky subject of finding inner peace is tackling it from the inside-out. In other words, she examines why we’re constantly plagued by various mental maladies and does so with entertaining examples that include references to pop culture and even children’s stories.
Only an author with Ms. Kunst’s talents could write about these subjects with a refreshing “Tell it like it is” take — without ever being too in your face or too morose. She fully acknowledges that life is full of challenges (and that it always will be). But her terrific approach offers humor, solace and (ultimately) a quiet understanding that let’s us know it’s okay to not be okay. Or, more accurately, to not be our perceived definition of “okay.” As I read the various chapters, which cover everything from thinking we should be living an entitled life to the old adage that slow and steady wins the race, I found myself nodding, laughing and being overcome by a tranquil state.
Suddenly, while reading, I felt less like a patient on this doctor’s couch and more like I was dishing with a friend about the human psyche (my own human psyche as it were). Could it be I’d found a salve for my worrisome thoughts that didn’t come in the form of some high calorie treat? (Heck yeah, I did — which begs for a heartfelt thanks to Ms. Kunst.)
This is the fun, whimsy and major innovation offered in Wisdom From The Couch – Ms. Kunst entertains with her expert take on the human mind, which in turn helps one to gain a greater understanding of their own thought patterns and why we sometimes become our own worst enemy (whether when trying to lose weight, achieve career success, find love, strengthen relationships or whatever we might be facing). Ms. Kunst’s overall message is that we’re okay even with our so-called foibles. In other words, we are made up of all of these challenges and can actually turn the table and view them as gifts that have come to us as a result of experiencing life at many different levels.
The message might sounds simplistic, but that’s only because Ms. Kunst delivers her prose in a way that soothes and nurtures. We’re not only left knowing ourselves (and even others) better, but also loving ourselves in this moment for being the human creatures that we are. With this renewed insight to the human condition, we can face everything (even life’s next round of challenges) with gratitude. And this is true wisdom that one can carry into every situation life has to offer (whether on or off the couch).
As someone who is often wanting to be reminded that “everything’s okay,” I found a real sense of peace and solace in this book’s pages. Thus, I wanted to share my find with other Just Stoppers. After all, if I’m okay, you’re okay… And with this book, Ms. Kunst offers us a sure footed path to not only know that, but to embrace it.
Have you read this book? What’s your take? Or do you have another recent book that you’ve read that you want to comment about? If so, all comments are welcome, below. (Thank you!)
Beating stress at its own game
No matter how much we plan in advance or mentally prepare, life is going to sometimes bring stress our way (in all sorts of different forms – many of which can’t be predicted). The trick to not being eaten alive by this stress (which, in turn, often makes us want to eat everything in our path), is to not let the stressful events give us an excuse to cheat on our diets, yell at the people closest to us or to let the rest of our day (or week!) be ruined. Stress is on its way. Bank on it. The trick is accepting it, dealing with it and moving past it.
Here are a few practical tips for keeping stress in its place:
Learn from the stress:
Yeah, I know this can sound a bit trite. But a lot of times there is a good lesson to be learned from stressful situations. Sure this ‘learning’ usually happens long after the stress has come and gone. But putting a positive spin on what occurred and seeing away to avoid and/or handle the same stressful situation in the future is a valuable lesson. For ideas about how to gain helpful insights from stress, click here.
Controlled breathing can be like a “Mini Meditation” and help us to change the mental channel by getting more in touch (and in control) of what’s going on with ourselves, internally. Helpful breathing exercises can be found in lots of different places (including on page 77 of my book). There are also lots of helpful links online. Here are a few:
Stress reduction: Deep breathing techniques
5 Anti-stress breathing techniques to help you feel calm anywhere
A breathing exercise to calm panic attacks
Do Something Productive:
Sometimes we can’t do anything about a particular stressful situation we’re facing – but wecan increase our own self-worth. Next time a stressful situation has you down, clean out your closet or reorganize kitchen shelves. The act of accomplishing something and seeing the results of your work can help to transform your mental state and remind you that you can accomplish anything (even if it’s making your sock drawer more attractive).
Work It Out:
Besides making you even more beautiful on the outside and healthier on the inside, exercise releases endorphins that take your mental mood from sour to sublime. Even taking a brisk walk for just 30 minutes can make a difference. Try listening to “Feel Good” music that lifts your spirit while you’re walking. And don’t forget to pump your arms, pay attention to your posture and suck in that tummy for extra benefits from the walk (besides just strutting the stress away). For a few tips on effectively walking the stress away, click here.
Do you have personal stress busters that you rely on during times of mental turmoil? If so, I’d love for you to share them below with a comment. Or, if you dare, share an actual stress. I promise to help you ‘Ommmm’ your way through it!