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Beyonce, J-lo, Madonna, Brad Pitt and Daniel Craig (James Bond) are all celebrities who are prepared to work hard and pay what ever it takes to achieve the body they want, so they are sure to be raving about this when they realise how just much more you can get from your weight loss and body shaping plan!

The shocking truth about weight loss and body shaping is that we make it a lot harder than it has to be. We could be getting way more spectacular results for a lot less pain and effort. When it comes to weight loss and body shaping there are actually 3 critical keys. Diet and exercise, yes absolutely, critically… Read more

Self esteem and confidence can very quickly improve with just small improvements in weight and shape. Once you know that you are moving in the right direction (even slowly) it greatly helps how you feel about yourself. Here are the critical steps to get enough motivation to start to do something:

1) Plan – a WRITTEN plan is the foundation of all motivation – get out 1 page today and plan what you are going to do!

2) Goals – on this page write out EXACTLY what you would like to achieve. Don’t use vague statements like ‘I want to lose weight’, you need to be very specific… Read more

Q. Can you ever get rid of thunder thighs?

A. The root cause of thunder thighs is metabolism hormone imbalance in the body, so the best results for these areas will come from a plan that addresses these imbalances through food and nutritional supplements. However increasing the fibre in your diet and reducing your intake of spicy food – Curries, Other Chinese dishes, Thai food etc. is very very helpful as this improves hormone balance in these areas. From an exercise perspective toning is important but go for higher repetitions (about 20) and lower resistance and avoid too many hip/thigh exercises… Read more

Recently I wrote about how just 2 techniques – Positive Public Pressure and Putting Enjoyment into your activity – could be all that you need to get and stay motivated for weight loss. I covered Positive Public Pressure in detail, so now will focus on how to put enjoyment into your goal activity.

The idea of going on a diet and exercising for weight loss may not appeal to you at all. Ideally to make it easier you should stop and think and choose a diet and exercise that you will enjoy the most. Of course the critical thing is that the diet and exercise you choose is safe and effective for weight loss. There… Read more

80% of depression cases are connected to the poor performance of body organs/systems other than the brain e.g. low thyroid function, poor digestive system or exhausted adrenal glands. So in treating depression make sure to get to the root cause for the fastest and best results!

Your liver is one of the hardest working organs of your body with at least 500 key functions. It works 24/7 filtering all the junk that enters our body via food, medicines, alcohol, cosmetics and the environment. The herb ‘milk thistle’ is World famous for its ability to help liver function and help repair the damage … Read more

Even one glass of wine can greatly alter your hormone levels especially in women! Yes, depending on your hormone balance for some people just one glass can tip their hormones out of balance. So if you are a regular wine drinker (one or two glasses every evening) you need to seriously consider this!

The best time to exercise is early in the day if possible. By exercising early you not only maximize the benefits of the elevated metabolic rate that you get immediately after exercise but you tend to be a lot more active throughout the day burning even more calories!

Too much salt can build up your stomach … Read more

There are many ways for getting more motivated for weight loss and I have covered some of the best in previous issues. However there are 2 techniques in particular that alone if used properly will make sure you stick with your goals: Positive Public Pressure & Put Enjoyment In Your Goal Activity. In this article I will cover Positive Public Pressure.

Positive Public Pressure – is about informing key people in your life about your goal and putting yourself in a position so that you are accountable and have to up date them on your progress. Yes, it is putting yourself out there – but you are committed… Read more

Continuing on from the last issue here are some keys things you need to watch to protect and enhance your motivation for weight loss or other health lifestyle changes. They really make a difference – practice them and see!

CHUNK SIZE – you need to view challenging tasks in parts. Don’t think about a week of dieting but rather 1 day at a time and even 1 meal at a time! Don’t focus on an hour of exercise but rather on getting the first 15 minutes done or the first mile done. Looking at the full task can be very scary and de-motivating, the pain often seems too much. Focus on small portions and then… Read more

Absolutely critical to your motivation is your environment – the items, pictures, people and other things around you at home and at work. Expecting to stay motivated for weight loss or anything else when your environment is wrong is near impossible.

You need to create an environment that supports and inspires your goal and that can pull you up when you are down. There are so many de-motivators everyday to your goal including your own negative thoughts, it is vital to have constant reminders to re-focus you. The items you use don’t have to be specifically about weight loss, they just have to be… Read more

Probably one of the most powerful motivation skills of all is using a personal mantra. Simplicity is genius and this could never be more true than in this case. A personal mantra is a short meaningful emotional (3 to 5 words) statement that you repeat to yourself when you need to deal with difficult situations that require instant motivation.

Personal mantras work because we spend a lot of our time with negative thoughts in our mind e.g. I can’t do this! I’ve failed before! This is too hard@! I’m too old! I’m too tired! Thoughts become beliefs and beliefs control your actions.… Read more