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Love Your Self Through A Love-Centered Diet

As an expert in the weight-loss field and working with personal trainers to help clients become healthier through the nutrition and supplementation part, I spend many hours a week reading. I enjoy reading the latest research and books in this field and bringing even more value to those that I get to help.

The book that I am reading currently is Just 10 LBS Easy Steps to Weighing What You Want (Finally) by Brad Lamm, Founder of Change Institute. The Foreward is  written by MEHMET OZ, M.D.  I am covering a chapter at a time to bring the message to others. I highly recommend the getting the book. It is not a one time read. It will become a reference for you as you are on your personal weight loss journey.

So Chapter One is titled “Live the Love-Centered Diet. With life happening around us, we do things that are not good for our bodies. By taking our bodies for granted we take in not only the wrong types of food but also the wrong quantities. The problem lies in that we don’t notice this until we have health issues, our self-esteem has dropped or we need larger size clothes.

Brad Lamm talks about when he realized that the human body is amazing and has so many capabilities, he started to love and respect his body.  In his search for more, energy, vitality and health, he realized that he needed to put good things in to get good things out.

So what defines good and bad. Good foods are things that are whole foods, organic, natural and work with our body in the way that it is supposed to. Bad things are sometimes called food but they serve of little benefit for our body functionally. Many bad foods contain chemicals, refined sugars, preservatives, artery-clogging stuff, commercially baked with additives, unhealthy fats, artificial flavors and sugar substitutes.

This chapter covers that to implement the food plan which is the Love-Centered Diet which loves your body with nutritious food.  This is done by learning to eat according to an individual’s personal style and also learning to transition from the traditional American diet to foods that will nourish and honor you. The six personal styles are the emotional eater, the habitual eater, the external eater, the critical eater, the sensual eater and the energy eater.  In JUST 10 LBS, there are worksheets to help you determine which type you are so that you can be successful in the process of getting healthier through weight-loss.

The reason this chapter is so important is so that you start feeling even better which will create more peace as you truly begin to love yourself, starting with your relationship with food.

Why Setting a Goal of Losing 10 Pounds May Be Ticket To Success

Part of my over twenty years of living and now working in nutrition has been learning through reading and sharing that information with my clients. My emphasis is on weight-loss and working with personal trainers with the eating properly part of the “eat right and exercise equation”.

There are studies that were conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. They have shown that obese men and women who set a more modest goal of losing just 5%–10% of their body weight are more likely to succeed than those who set more extreme goals. This is an important study because by starting off with a more modest and achievable goal such as losing 10 LBS, one’s success rate goes up significantly.

Through my articles, I am going to share one book at a time. The book that I am reading currently and want to share is Just 10 LBS Easy Steps to Weighing What You Want (Finally) by Brad Lamm, Founder of Change Institute. The Foreward is  written by MEHMET OZ, M.D. from the Dr. Oz television show.

The introduction covers Brad’s life from growing up and witnessing  unhealthy diets and unhealthy relationships with food to his own personal battles and journey through addition including additions with food and his battles with eating disorders as well.

He paints a story of how if most people were given three wishes, one would be to be thinner. I found that interesting and as I think even about the top two resolutions each year, one is always to lose weight and be healthier. That’s pretty amazing that most people want this but currently we are in an obesity epidemic with 61% of America being over-weight.

Brad sets the stage in describing what this book can do for us and how the chapters are outlined. It all of course goes back to one thing and that is one decision, the “all bridges burned  commitment to change”, and the action steps taken to make that change with no turning back.

These 10 Steps Are Sure To Help In Your Weight-Loss Success*

Step 1: Live the Love-Centered Diet

Step 2: Start a Moving Meditation

Step 3: Develop a Daily Practice

Step 4: Appreciate Your Body

Step 5: Love Yourself Thin

Step 6: Maintain Loving Connections

Step7: Eliminate Excuses

Step 8: Examine Your Battleground Beliefs

Step 9: Connect with Higher-Source Thinking

Step 10: Pay It Forward

These are easy steps and I’ll share more with Brad and how he explains them. He recommends getting a journal and his book and journal are available at or Amazon.

*Purchase JUST 10 LBS by Brad Lamm to read complete book and to help with your personal success.

You may have a hidden danger in the center of your life?

Do you have danger in your life? If you have belly fat, you may!  When you have belly fat, it is a sign that your vital organs may be also surrounded with fat. What does this mean? This type of fat is also known as visceral fat and is considered the most dangerous kind of fat.

It is linked to many serious health problems, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and can put you in a higher risk category for diabetes, heart disease, stroke risk and several types of cancer.

There are also financial implications of higher life insurance premiums, health care cost, and cost of missed days of work.

Here’s the biggest danger of all! You life may be shortened, which means less time with those that you love most!

Did you know the #1 thing that people on their death bed wish that had?

More time…more time with loved ones, to live out their legacy, to make a difference, to finish their “bucket list”, to live their life to their fullest!

A decision that you make today can change the outcome of your life forever. Think about it!

There are three ways that you can change this destiny if you have belly fat now!

Make the Decision“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”-Tony Robbins

Work with a Weight Loss Coach!
“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results”-Tony Robbins

Chose a natural and scientifically sound program that produces lasting results!
“If you do want you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”-Tony Robbins

You Can Think Yourself Thin

It does go back to the basics of eating right, exercising, having the proper supplementation to support goals and working with an accountability system to keep you on track.

Working with a health coach that specializes in weight loss is critical to bring all of the moving pieces together for you.

So what else can make your results even better! There is great power in knowing and seeing in your mind what you end result looks like.

It only takes a few minutes a day and has even greater impact on your results when you implement this exercise a few times a day.

Take a moment and find a quiet place. Close your eyes and breath deeply as you center your body in a calm and focused manner. As you are breathing, picture you with your perfect body and having perfect health. See that vision. Now go into that body and start moving in your picture, see yourself maybe at the beach looking great, smell the air, feel the breeze, taste healthy foods as you eat them, drink that cold water that is nourishing your body… touch your strong firm arms that you’ve worked hard to achieve…think  grateful you are that you committed to being healthy and did the work…congratulate yourself… think of your loved ones and how your accomplishments have and will benefit them.

Enjoy adding virtualiztion exercises to your entire health routine!

Click Below for “Affirmations & Visualization” 5 minutes to a Thinner You