Tip #19: The 2-Tlb. Spoon Rule and 3-Tips for Weight Loss.

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I want talk about how we can trick our brains with better choices and feel completely satisfied.

  • Do you have to have beer and hot dog at a baseball game?
  • Do you order a large popcorn when you go to the movies, and keep it most of it to yourself?
  • Drink beer at a barbeque and eat heaps of potato salad?
  • How about a giant piece of cake at a wedding, baby shower, or a birthday party?

You can still go out, have fun, and gather with your friends, but you may need to rethink your choices if your goal is to lose weight and be healthier.

Try these 3-tips:

  1. Take a 100 calorie bag of popcorn to the movies.
  2. Get some light beer and take it with you to the BBQ.
  3. Instead of having a giant mondo size piece of cake how about just a bit or two?

Try my 2 tablespoon rule.

Take a bite, if you absolutely have to indulge in it.  Now chew… 5 or 6 chews, for at least 10 or so seconds, before you let it go down.

Have a sip of water.

Still want more. Okay – have another bite. Chew. 5 or 6 chews for at least 10 seconds.

Have a sip of water

Your taste buds by now are happy. Mentally you don’t feel deprived. More than likely you weren’t starving so you can stop. And the best part is you limited the calories to 2-Tablespoons.

If your goal is to be healthy and lose weight ask yourself:  What would a healthy person do?  Watch them and I bet you’ll see that they take 2 or 3 bites, and they’re done, and so can you.

Push away from whatever it is that’s calling your name, you’ll save calories, and you’ll really feel like you had a huge success and control over those guilty pleasures.

Transform Yourself.

With 30-tips in 30-days it’s easy.  Lose 2- to 5-lbs in the first two weeks, and lose 1- to 2-lbs weekly thereafter. Results may vary.

Contact Joyce for more information on how you can lose weight, improve your overall health, and keep the weight off. Call now or e-mail Joyce at: (916) 812-2378, Joyce@Blonskij.com.  Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified Health Coach, Regional Director with Take Shape For Life. ID #30042893

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Tip #18: Weekend Rewards to Lose Weight.

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So many times, we fall into the trap that we’re good all week long, and now we want to reward ourselves with something. And boom – we splurge on the weekend. Whether it’s an adult beverage, or something chocolaty and indulgent… we take the plunge.

The problem with being good all week and then bad on the weekends is as-soon-as Monday hits, you feel guilty that you messed up all those great days. So what happens is is you’re in a vicious cycle.

Get out of your own bad habits of rewarding yourself Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday, with food. Because what you’re doing is you’re setting yourself up for long-term failure.

This weekend instead of indulging in food, do an activity. Grab your kids, grab your significant other, put the dog on a leash, and go for a walk.  Take the family for a fun day. What you really want is long-term success. Don’t let those few hours on the weekend mess up all your good work.

Transform Yourself.

With 30-tips in 30-days it’s easy.  Lose 2- to 5-lbs in the first two weeks, and lose 1- to 2-lbs weekly thereafter. Results may vary.

Contact Joyce for more information on how you can lose weight, improve your overall health, and keep the weight off. Call now or e-mail Joyce at: (916) 812-2378, Joyce@Blonskij.com.  Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified Health Coach, Regional Director with Take Shape For Life. ID #30042893.

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Tip #17: Step into a Healthier Life.

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With winter here, it’s so easy, even for me, to go home, put on my warm snuggly clothes, turn on the TV or computer, sit on the sofa, and call the dog.  I’m done for the night.

So instead of going home and putting on your snuggly clothes, throw on your workout clothes. Even though it’s cold outside, you can bundle up, get out, get some exercise, and move. Then come back in and snuggle with your dog or the one you love.

So get out there, and exercise before you start to settle down for the night.

Transform Yourself.

With 30-tips in 30-days it’s easy.  Lose 2- to 5-lbs in the first two weeks, and lose 1- to 2-lbs weekly thereafter. Results may vary.

Contact Joyce for more information on how you can lose weight, improve your overall health, and keep the weight off. Call now or e-mail Joyce at: (916) 812-2378, Joyce@Blonskij.com.  Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified Health Coach, Regional Director with Take Shape For Life. ID #30042893.

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Tip #16: Vitamins and Weight Loss.

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Did you know that vitamins can help you shed some weight? It’s true.

According to the British Journal of Nutrition, they studied some overweight women and found that if they added 13mg of calcium as a vitamin to their diet every day, they lost 13 more pounds in 15 weeks, than women who were taking a placebo.

The calcium helps you feel fuller, so you don’t overeat. So think about adding vitamins and some calcium to your daily diet regime.

Transform Yourself.

With 30-tips in 30-days it’s easy.  Lose 2- to 5-lbs in the first two weeks, and lose 1- to 2-lbs weekly thereafter. Results may vary.

Contact Joyce for more information on how you can lose weight, improve your overall health, and keep the weight off. Call now or e-mail Joyce at: (916) 812-2378, Joyce@Blonskij.com.  Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified Health Coach, Regional Director with Take Shape For Life. ID #30042893.

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Tip#14: Divide and Conquer Your Dinner Plate.

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We just talked about that 9 inch blue plate.

Here is a guideline for keeping portions in a good balance:

  1.  Fill half (50%) of your plate with vegetables.
  2. A quarter (25%) with your healthy starches.
  3. A quarter (25%) with your lean portion. *

Don’t forget to use a healthy fat, and to drink your water

*Rule of thumb. If you don’t have access to a food scale compare your protein serving with the palm of your hand which should come out to about a  4 ounce serving.

Transform Yourself.

With 30-tips in 30-days it’s easy.  Lose 2- to 5-lbs in the first two weeks, and lose 1- to 2-lbs weekly thereafter. Results may vary.

Contact Joyce for more information on how you can lose weight, improve your overall health, and keep the weight off. Call now or e-mail Joyce at: (916) 812-2378, Joyce@Blonskij.com.  Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified Health Coach, Regional Director with Take Shape For Life. ID #30042893.

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Tip #13: Train Your Brain to Lose Weight.

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My dad always used to say, “Baby, your eyes are bigger than your stomach.”  He was right. Now I know better, and how to train my brain.

Here’s a great tip, to trick your brain: use a blue plate.

It’s true.  The color blue will help trick your brain to not want to sit and linger. You’ll eat less.

Ever wondered my so many fast food places use warm colors like: red, brown, orange, gold and tan? Comfort colors go hand in hand with quick and easy comfort foods. They want you to order more and hope your eyes are bigger than your stomach.

Your new blue plate will help you to think and feel satisfied, so you won’t go back for seconds.

 

Next, choose a 9 inch plate instead of the 10 or 12 or 16 inch plate. These giant, platter size plates just make you want to fill them up, and eat more than you need.  

So go blue.  Train your brain. Shrink your plate, and shrink your waist.

Transform Yourself.

With 30-tips in 30-days it’s easy.  Lose 2- to 5-lbs in the first two weeks, and lose 1- to 2-lbs weekly thereafter. Results may vary.

Contact Joyce for more information on how you can lose weight, improve your overall health, and keep the weight off. Call now or e-mail Joyce at: (916) 812-2378, Joyce@Blonskij.com.  Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified Health Coach, Regional Director with Take Shape For Life. ID #30042893.

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Tip #12: Transform Family Recipes, and Lose Weight.

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I love traditional family recipes, but I don’t like all the extra calories. So today, I’m going to share with you a couple of easy tricks you can do to make family favorites healthier, and taste great.

3-ticks to save calories, and not skimp on taste:

  1. Use broth for sautéing instead of butter. You can use organic chicken broth, beef broth, or vegetable broth.  Pour a little in your pan instead of butter. Your family will not know the difference. 
  2. Swap out your high fat mayo, for a reduced fat mayo.
  3. My last tip is to use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

Save yourself, and your family some unwanted calories, and slim down in the process.  

Transform Yourself.

 With 30-tips in 30-days it’s easy.  Lose 2- to 5-lbs in the first two weeks, and lose 1- to 2-lbs weekly thereafter. Results may vary.

 Cntact Joyce for more information on how you can lose weight, improve your overall health, and keep the weight off. Call now or e-mail Joyce at: (916) 812-2378, Joyce@Blonskij.com.  Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified Health Coach, Regional Director with Take Shape For Life. ID #30042893.

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Tip #11: Heart Health, and Weight Loss.

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Your heart health is very important. One very simple thing you can do is choose foods that contain Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

If you ate fish, we’ll just say salmon, once a week; studies have shown it can reduce the risk of a fatal heart attack by as much as 40 percent.

Bottom Line: Make one of your weekly meals a fish meal.

Transform Yourself.

With 30-tips in 30-days it’s easy.  Lose 2- to 5-lbs in the first two weeks, and lose 1- to 2-lbs weekly thereafter. Results may vary.

Contact Joyce for more information on how you can lose weight, improve your overall health, and keep the weight off. Call now or e-mail Joyce at: (916) 812-2378, Joyce@Blonskij.com.  Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified Health Coach, Regional Director with Take Shape For Life. ID #30042893 

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Tip #10: Canned or Frozen. Which is better for your health and weight loss?

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I want to talk about which is the better choice when you can’t get fresh fruits and vegetables.

Q. Canned or frozen?

A. Frozen is going to be the better choice.  There’s less preservatives. The food is  typically flash frozen right out of the field, so you’re still getting as many of the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that that plant or fruit is going to provide you. 

But fresh is always better.

Transform Yourself.

 ith 30-tips in 30-days it’s easy.  Lose 2- to 5-lbs in the first two weeks, and lose 1- to 2-lbs weekly thereafter. Results may vary.

Contact Joyce for more information on how you can lose weight, improve your overall health, and keep the weight off. Call now or e-mail Joyce at: (916) 812-2378, Joyce@Blonskij.com.  Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified Health Coach, Regional Director with Take Shape For Life. ID #30042893.

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Tip #9: Low Glycemic Starches, and Weight Loss.

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We’re going talk to you about starches. Starches can actually help you in your weight loss if you choose low glycemic starches, such as whole wheat pasta.

You want stay away from the processed starches because they tend to put you into a fat storage, rather than get you into a fat burn. So whenever you have a chance, go for the grains, and whole wheat pastas are much better choice. 

Transform Yourself.

With 30-tips in 30-days it’s easy.  Lose 2- to 5-lbs in the first two weeks, and lose 1- to 2-lbs weekly thereafter. Results may vary.

Contact Joyce for more information on how you can lose weight, improve your overall health, and keep the weight off. Call now or e-mail Joyce at: (916) 812-2378, Joyce@Blonskij.com.  Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified Health Coach, Regional Director with Take Shape For Life. ID #30042893.

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