Rewiring your brain so that you no longer crave foods that cause you to be fat is the single most important step to maintaining your weight loss. Any diet will work to lose weight if you can stay on it – but no one does. Why? Because they have not reconditioned their brain. Food manufacturers have specifically designed foods to produce irresistible cravings by activating the addictive responses and advertising is truly a science that produces triggers, like Pavlov’s dogs, to go for the food at all costs.
How do you re wire your brain? You can’t! It takes a teacher, a mentor to show you and give you a language. You have to learn how to think differently and you need someone that thinks that way to help you through it. There are few things as difficult to do as changing the way you think about food and eating… (continue reading)
I talked to the most wonderful woman today and she told me she used to be able to do anything but now she can’t, “I just don’t have any willpower anymore.” I was sick to my stomach. There are so many bright, beautiful, talented women that are ruined because of their addiction to food. The problem is they think it is their fault. But it is not. A new study validates the current research that sugar and flour are addictive. In fact Oreos are as addictive as Cocaine.
Our pleasure center in our brain called the nucleus accumbens is activated by sugar in the same way it is by cocaine and morphine. In fact, many studies have shown that sugar is MORE addictive than either cocaine or morphine because it activates more cells in this area making it even more pleasurable.
This is not about willpower – it is about… (continue reading)
I tell my Skinny Girls to drink green tea everyday. But any type of tea is great. Rhodiola Rosea is an herb that you can drink as a tea that has fabulous fat burning, energy boosting and brain enhancing power. Rhodiola contains an active compound called rosavin that has been proven to burn fat. It stimulates an enzyme called lipase which breaks down fat that is stored in belly tissue. Rhodiola also increases the sensitivity of serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters are known for increasing focus, memory, pleasure and improving mood. It has also been shown to help fight food cravings.
Nothing is going to be better for you than being in control over your behavior and getting sugar and flour out of your diet but supplementing with Rhodiola can give a healthy benefit to your new Skinny life.
If you want to be a Skinny Girl too – take… (continue reading)
We have heard a million times, moderation is key. Baloney! If we could moderate, 66% of the nation wouldn’t be fat. The food industry has designed the foods we eat to make it impossible to moderate. Processed foods react with opiate receptors in the brain, mimicking the effects of opiate drugs like heroin and morphine. You can’t moderate sugar and flour any more than you can moderate a heroin addiction.
Not to mention moderation ignores the serious damage those foods do to your body. High blood pressure, obesity, high blood sugar, damaged the lining of the gut, build up of toxins in your body – this happens with just a little bit a day.
Listen, if you are fat then clearly you can’t moderate anyway. If you are ready to get this under control, lose the weight for summer and be free and at peace with your eating – fill out the quiz at www.SkinnyCoach.com and set an appointment… (continue reading)
Crash – and burn. All crash diets have the same result, eventually you crash and burn. Once you go back to the sugar, the flour and the overeating you will gain the weight back, and statistically, you are more likely to gain more than you lost and adding some.
Obviously people do these diets because they have quick results, and also because restrictive diets tend to be easier to follow. You know the rules and it is very clear what you can eat and what you cannot. The restrictiveness makes following the plan very easy in the short term and with the reward of fast weight loss- it is not wonder people keep falling for these get thin quick fixes.
Why do you gain the weight back and why do these diets only work in the short run? After some time, usually 10 days or so, sometimes longer, the lack… (continue reading)
1. My recent 20lb weight loss over the last month has been great especially when I can see a very real change in how my clothes fit, markedly decreased swelling in my feet and ankles, and much lower blood pressure.
2. My food bill is much less now while cooking at home compared to eating in restaurants and drive-thrus all the time.
3. By avoiding flour and sugar completely, and pre planning my meals I have had no serious cravings, no suffering/deprivation/ white-knuckling.
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Insight into the mind of successful Skinny Coach program followers. Lots of people travel, it is part of life. I have traveled for 20 years following plan perfectly and so have many others. Before you travel you might think it is impossible but Shane details his traveling experience, which was not easy, and how he managed to stay perfectly on plan.
A trip to Disneyworld in Orlando had been planned for months. Driving there was our choice. 2 days would be the time to arrive at our destination, stopping in Pensacola on our first day.
I had started my new diet with my Skinny Coach just short of a month prior to our trip. I knew I needed to do some major league planning to stick to my plan. We decided to purchase a big Yeti cooler, which was an early Father’s Day present. That was the smartest thing we… (continue reading)
205.4 lbs was my beginning weight on day 1. My chest/back, waist, & tummy is where I carried most of this extra fat. On the 36th day, my weight was 193.5 (11.9 lb loss). The loss in inches was more dramatic with a total loss of 16 inches. I knew carrying lots of extra fat in this torso area was unhealthy and that needed to change.
Being self-conscious about my appearance was a regular thing for me, especially going around without a shirt in public & even at home. I have noticed in the past week that it has been much easier to walk around without a shirt. It doesn’t seem to bother me. I definitely notice changes in my appearance as I look in the mirror as I walk to the showers at my gym. That feels great!
At first, it was a bit frightening thinking about eating out,… (continue reading)
I’m back!! I’m a Skinny Girl once again!! I’ve been lost for a long time, trying to do this on my own terms. Guess what? It didn’t work!
I started Online Living With Skinny today. I feel anxious, but it’s a good anxiety, a sense of urgency to stay with it. I’ve been off track for a long time (two years, give or take). I’ve been eating on-plan, for the most part, but I’ve also been eating off plan in between. Tiffany helped me come to a revelation today, after our first phone call, and my mind is racing with an understanding of why I’m in this predicament: I didn’t forget how to be on plan, I just got into a different habit. I trained myself to be “on plan but not always,” to be “on plan but cheating.” I’ve got to remember what it means to just be “ON… (continue reading)
By Kelly Lynch of WorldLifestyle in Health+Fitness
Dr. Tiffany Wright, Ph.D studies the link between behavior and weight loss, focusing on compulsive overeating. She created the Skinny Coach solution , based on scientific facts about the body and the chemistry of food.
Having lost 100 pounds herself, Dr. Wright’s method involves coaching her clients through personality motivation and behavioral modification. Here, she shares some tips that cut through the excuses we often give after failing to lose weight.
1. Remove the sugar and flour! Eating too much sugar and flour over time causes our cells to become insulin resistant. When your brain cells become insulin resistant you can lose your memory, become disoriented and can cause protein plaque that is linked to Alzheimers. You have had enough sugar and flour for the rest of your life. It is time to get our mind and bodies fit and healthy and there is no place… (continue reading)
Being overweight is a nightmare. Let’s see…where to start:
• What can I wear today?
• Nothing fits
• Reading diet books
• Browsing diet articles
• Starting fads
• Quitting fads
• Cutting out carbs
• Cutting out sweets
• Not being able to move the way you like
• Being a bad example to your kids
• Avoiding bathing suits
Just worrying about it all the time – the mental energy can be overwhelming and very time consuming. One of the most difficult parts of dealing with long-term weight issues is feeling like nothing is going to work because nothing has. The thing to remember is nothing has worked yet.
If it was possible to read a book and follow a diet and lose weight permanently, then two-thirds of Americans would not be overweight. It is critical to… (continue reading)
I am feeling exceptionally good this morning and feel like writing, a month into maintenance after dropping a cool 51 lbs this year. It is the day after the big AYSO Picnic in the Park event with which I was very involved this year – soccer tournament and kids carnival – long hours in the sun, lots of physical activity, kids running wild, you get the picture.
On this day, day 198 on plan, it was there I found myself pushing my hand-truck of boxes past sponsor booths, games booths and the dreaded FOOD booth, breathing the savory aroma of fresh pizza, subway sandwiches, chips and chilled juice boxes. Not one other bite, I repeated to myself, you’ve eaten all this before and really, where did it get you?
Next up, the catering booths – tacos, bacon wrapped hot dogs, I don’t know what else but again, armed with… (continue reading)