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5 Skinny Tips for Thanksgiving

Poor Tiffany

People always look at me in dismay when the issue of Thanksgiving comes up. They feel a deep sense of sadness for “Poor Tiffany, you know she doesn’t get to eat any pumpkin pie for dessert.” Sometimes people who have not known me as long are assured that I must indulge at least once a year for the holidays. I am happy to assure them that yes, I indulged for the holidays for years. Before Skinny Coach I had pumpkin pie, pecan pie, spiced nuts, mixed nuts, chunks of cheese…. I had stuffing and gravy and seconds and thirds, I had rolls and cranberry sauce and hot toddy and egg nog. Yes, I know how to indulge. Yes, I have indulged. Yes, I weighed well over 200 pounds.

Now, I don’t eat, even one bite of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving day and I am fine. I have had enough pumpkin pie. I have had so much pumpkin pie over the years of my fat life that I can actually remember the taste. I had enough pumpkin pie. Now I have skinny. Now I don’t have to unbutton my pants after Thanksgiving dinner. Now, I can go for a walk while everyone else is comatose in front of the TV. Now, I am not too tired to get up the next day. Now I am not upset about how much I ate or disgusted by my failed attempts to only have one serving. Now, I can wake up the next morning for the big shopping day and slip into my skinny jeans and have a quick Skinny Coach smoothie and go shopping.

Do I feel sorry for myself? No.

Yes, the stuffing and pie all look and smell yummy, but I just don’t eat that anymore and in exchange I get to be skinny. I have had enough pumpkin pie, I am trying skinny now.

Skinny Girl Thanksgiving Dinner
Turkey
Holiday Spiced Brown Rice
Spinach Salad
Roasted Cauliflower

If you would like 5 Skinny Tips for Thanksgiving dinner write me.

What are your behavioral cues or triggers?

Losing weight is not about a diet or food plan. It certainly is not about an exercise plan. Losing weight is about changing your behavior. You have to design a life where weight loss is automatic. Changing your behavior is very difficult because you have associations, cues and triggers about food that are hard wired through repetition and reward pathways in the brain. If your unconscious eating habits are making you fat, sick and tired it is important to realize that the reason you can’t stay on a healthy eating plan is because you are not conscious of your underlying patterns. Therefore, while there are a number of ways to effectively help people change these patterns you first have to recognize them so then you can “reprogram” your behavior. Environmental triggers are by far the most common type of trigger. Seeing a bag of chips, chocolate chip cookie or the ice cream in the freezer is an obvious environmental cue to eat, eat more, eat too much. Shifting the unconscious choice is as simple as removing the trigger. Of course, first you have to have motivation to change, but assuming that is there – remove the ice cream and you have behavioral design! You have removed the trigger so you don’t eat it. Over time the association to even eat ice cream at home or at all begins to dissipate because you have not rewarded the association – thus you have behavioral change. Systematically identifying, removing and replacing your emotional and behavior association with food is a multi step proposition and usually requires help. I can help – schedule a time to discuss, id and narrow down your emotional eating patterns. There are lots of behavioral cues you have to deal with and I know them all. Let me help

I would really appreciate your comments below. Ask me any diet related question or let me know what you would like to know more about.

If you read this article and could forward it to a friend you could really help them out.
Most importantly, if you are struggling and need help all you have to do is email me at tiffany@skinnycoach.com and I’ll set up a complementary session with you to pinpoint your triggers and help you with ways to deal with them. You don’t have to struggle with your weight and health. I can help you.

Get Skinny!
Take the Skinny Coach quiz and the
Skinny Coach will call you with the results.

Please add me to your Facebook friends and I will send you the list of the 100 names of sugar and 1 tip to lose that belly fat. www.facebook.com/skinnycoach.

Is this real?

Food addiction is real. It has been recognized by scientists across the globe and it must be taken seriously. When you eat highly palatable foods like sugar and flour our taste buds send messages to our brain and release dopamine. However, in as little as THREE weeks of overeating the dopamine receptors started to get compromised. This leads the overeater needing more and more to get the same feeling – what is this called? Tolerance. Additionally, because the dopamine receptors have been compromised if you are not feeding yourself more and more then you feel bad because you are not getting normal amounts of these feel good hormones. What is this called? Withdrawal. Tolerance and withdrawal are the hallmarks of addiction with all addictive substances – cocaine, alcohol, cigarettes and SUGAR.

Willpower and moderation are not relevant options with addiction. The sugar and flour must be removed. Your brain must be clean from the substance and your body must detox. This is a biochemical reaction and willpower is ineffective in the face of a bio chemical reaction that happens every day of every week of every year. This is why a smoker can’t just decide to smoke less. The logically part of their brain, their executive function, does not have control anymore – the addictive reward system has control. No addictive treatment advocates moderation. No one ever says, just have one line of coke a day or one drink a day. The body and brain can be healed but FIRST you must detox from the substance through complete abstinence and SECOND, you must engage in evidenced based treatment that includes cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral modification therapy, talk therapy and group therapy. The Skinny Coach Solution offers all of this and that is why it works. That is why it will work for you. Please take a chance and schedule an appointment to talk.

I would really appreciate your comments below. Ask me any diet related question or let me know what you would like to know more about.

If you read this article and could forward it to a friend you could really help them out.
Most importantly, if you are struggling and need help all you have to do is email me at tiffany@skinnycoach.com and I’ll set up a complementary session with you to pinpoint your triggers and help you with ways to deal with them. You don’t have to struggle with your weight and health. I can help you.

Get Skinny!
Take the Skinny Coach quiz and the
Skinny Coach will call you with the results.

Please add me to your Facebook friends and I will send you the list of the 100 names of sugar and 1 tip to lose that belly fat. www.facebook.com/skinnycoach.

Summer’s Skinny Girls

“In one month I have lost……Roll of the drum!!!!! ……………….. I lost 23.5 inches overall on my body, 7 of which was between my waist, tummy and hips!!! Yeah man!!!!!!Overall, I’ve lost 21.6 pounds. Incredible!!!! I haven’t been able to lose that kind of weight in a year, not to mention 4 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Most importantly, I feel better, more energetic and in control. Am I happy, oh yeah!I guess I’m aspiring to be the new skinny girl after all. Still find that name to be a little uncomfortable, but I’m beginning to try it on for size (or lack of size … hehehe).This really motivates me to keep on keeping on. Have a great day.”
-Donna G

“I am on day 40 today — and I have already lost a size-and-a-half. I started wearing size 12 clothes (maybe size 10 if I squeezed in) and now I am comfortably in my size 8 pants. But, equally as important and starting on day 1, I felt RELIEF — no more guilt, disappointment, debating, or self-flagellation over my food choices. Now I have structure, discipline, and a practice around my food. This week, for the first time, I baked cupcakes with my kids and had a blast! Instead of eating all the batter, frosting, and candies and wishing I had never offered to bake anything with them, I got to bake and decorate cupcakes with my three and five year old and enjoy watching their eyes light up. It was great!”
-Tali

“Hi! Just finished Day 28! I lost 9 pounds and 22 inches! I am happy happy happy! I can’t believe it is so easy to stay full, stay energized, eat healthy and NOT feel guilty all the time about my weight, my eating habits, and my failure to stay on a diet or healthy eating plan. My clothes fit better, I don’t have “fat” days, and I am filling up a box of giveaways from my closet!

I feel such a sense of accomplishment for this past month and am looking forward to the next month and seeing more results. The best result is the pride I feel in my eating habits. I would never ever EVER have believed that this would be more important than just losing weight! I am ready for month 2 and reinforcing the good habits that I am developing!”
-Kathy

“Yesterday was my 28th. day and I have lost 13.2 pounds and 25.5 inches!! Yay me!! For the most part, it has been easy to stay on the plan, however, Tiffany has helped me to stay on track and I can honestly say that knowing she is looking over my shoulder has really helped me. It’s difficult to lose weight alone!!

I have a lot of living to do and I want to do it as a skinny person. I am happy and looking forward to my skinny life!! Oh, my toes are even skinny!! Lol!! Not only will I have to buy new clothes, but new shoes too…. Thank you Tiffany, you are truly an angel!”
-Angela

“Today is my second month weigh in! I was down 10 lbs. Yeah! That makes a total of 25 lbs. I am going to have to get some new clothes. That is fine by me! When I first found this program I felt that it was way too expensive. Now that I have two months under my belt, I feel that Tiffany’s price was well worth it. What’s it worth to me? The money is long forgotten and insignificant compared to what I have gotten out of the program. My husband and I both thank you, Tiffany!”
-Cinda