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Labor Day Food

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Did you make any promises to yourself at the start of the summer? Maybe you wanted to fit into a new bathing suit. Maybe you wanted to wear suits without feeling embarrassed. Maybe you just wanted to lose some weight and enjoy the summer without feeling so hot all the time.

With the long Labor Day weekend coming up, the summer comes to a close. And what happened to your summertime resolution? If you’re like a lot of people May came and went and so did your new diet. Maybe you stayed strong for a week or two and then it was right back to your old habits. Why did you fail? Why was this summer the same as last summer?

It could be that you suffer from food addiction.

This holiday weekend people will fire up their barbeques for the last time and picnic tables will be overloaded with pasta salad, desserts, and chips. How does this make you feel? Are you worried about self control at your block party? Will you obsess about the food at your family picnic? Do you feel guilt and shame about the way you behave at potlucks?

These are all classic signs of addiction.

Addiction is a scary word, but if you consume sugar and refined flour, your body is addicted to it in just the same way an alcoholic is addicted to alcohol or a heroin addict is to heroin. Sugar and flour trigger chemical responses in your brain. Sugar and flour make you feel good and, with repeated use of these substances, your brain begins to crave more and more sugar and flour to be satisfied. When you try lose weight, you go through chemical withdrawal. Your brain increases these cravings, making weight loss difficult, if not impossible.

But you can change. This Labor Day can be a turning point for you. You don’t have to be a prisoner of your cravings.

Why wait another day to feel better about your body? Why spend another summer hiding? Why put off becoming your Skinny Self? You owe it to your family to be healthy. You owe it to your friends to have more energy. Most of all you owe it to yourself to be the person you want to be.

The Skinny Coach Solution offers you a personal weight loss program. Your brain needs to be re-trained. Your lifestyle needs to overhauled. The Skinny Coach will help you identify your eating triggers and change the way you react to food. You WILL break your addiction. You WILL change your life. You WILL be your Skinny Self.

So, will this Labor Day mark the end of another summer of disappointment and failure? Or will be it the start of a new you?

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5 Skinny Tips for Thanksgiving

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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?

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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.

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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