Raise Your Energy and Motivation

By Rich | August 18, 2009

Raise Your Energy and Motivation

Review
“This is a great tape for energising yourself and encouraging you to follow through with goals and ambitions. The unique sound effects coupled with an easy to listen to voice, utilises the full power of the mind, making the ”Raise Your Energy & Increase Your Motivation’ tape very powerful, with little or no effort!” Reviewed for SelfHelper.co.uk by Andrew Ludlam

This superb high quality 2-track hypnotherapy CD by Glenn Harrold combines powerful clinical hypnotherapy techniques with state of the art digital recording technology. This title is part of the highly successful “Diviniti Publishing Hypnosis” range, which has sold over 500,000 units and is now well established as the UK’s best selling self help audio rang (more…)

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Exercise and Fitness Motivation

By Rich | August 18, 2009

Exercise and Fitness Motivation

The latest high quality hypnotherapy CD by the UK’s best selling hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold, combines powerful clinical hypnotherapy techniques with state of the art digital recording technology. There are two Hypnotherapy sessions on the CD. Track one is a 30 minute hypnotherapy track that will help you build a powerful desire to exercise regularly by associating feelings of great pleasure and enjoyment with exercise and fitness. Track two is a 15 minute hypnosis affirmation track that can be used as a booster or if you are short of time. On the CD, you will hear a pleasant English voice and 60 B.P.M sound effects guiding you into a deeply relaxed state of mental and physical relaxation. In this very receptive relaxed state (more…)

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100 Ways To Motivate Yourself: Change Your Life Forever

By Rich | August 18, 2009

100 Ways To Motivate Yourself: Change Your Life Forever

Review
“Steve Chandler’s words of wisdom and motivational techniques have guided me as a public servant and helped me to achieve my goals. If you want to grow as a person and make a difference in the world, put this book on your reading list right now!” — Jim Kolbe

Synopsis
Helping you break through the negative barriers and banish the pessimistic thoughts that are preventing you from fulfilling your lifelong goals and dreams.

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How To Stay Fit & Healthy

By Rich | August 10, 2009

Diet Free Weight LossHere are my top 6 tips for women to stay fit and healthy:

1. Staying fit and healthy starts with a balanced diet. Know and monitor the right weight for your age. Consult your doctor to learn what food you should avoid and follow your eating discipline routines. If you are trying to lose some weight, foods with high calories should be omitted from your meals. Food with high fibre and low fat should be included a priority in your grocery list instead of red meat, sugars and fats.

2. Avoid stress. Many women are prone to too much stress. Stress has been known as cause to many sicknesses. As much as possible take time to relax. Read a good book, hang out with friends and engage into sports. Pamper yourself by going to a health spa or you can do some shopping. And do not forget to get enough sleep to revive your energy.

3. Take Vitamins and Supplements. Do not forget your Calcium supplement. Sufficient Calcium intake is beneficial for women of all ages. This has been proven to prevent having cramps and Pre-Menstrual Period (PMS) Symptoms. It also prevents Osteoporosis especially for menopausal women. Vitamin E boosts strong immune system. Women who undergo menopausal period should take Vitamin E-400 as it stops night sweats and hot flashes. Also, Vitamin E is said to be best in avoiding wrinkles when ageing. (Always consult a doctor BEFORE taking any kind of vitamin supplements)

4. Drink plenty of water. Drinking at least eight glasses of water everyday. This cleanses the body from impurities. It is also advised for lactating women to increase water intake to keep the body hydrated.

5. Incorporate exercises in your daily routine. Take a walk after work, use stairs instead of elevator or play with your kids when you are at home. Home exercises are also effective especially when you do not have time to go to the gym and would like to lose some weight. Yoga and Pilates are only a few of the many effective exercises you can do at home. Exercises help in limiting the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

6. Quit smoking. If you are smoking, stop. Recent studies have shown that women smokers are more prone to diseases than men smokers. Women who smoke have a high risk of getting breast cancer. Also limit your alcohol intake.

Have you got any of your own tips you would like to share? If you have please leave a comment below…

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My Overeating VS. Waste Battle

By Rich | August 6, 2009

Diet Free Weight LossOne of the biggest hurdles I face everyday is stopping eating when I’m full and leaving some food on my plate.

You should know if you have read my ‘5 Steps to Natural Weight Loss’ (if you haven’t you can get your free copy now by filling in the form on the right) that this is one of the key steps in achieving weight loss and keeping it off.

But I still struggle with it every day.

Most of us were brought up being told that if we left any food on our plates that this was a bad thing… “you’ll get sent to bed without any pudding” or “there are children starving in Africa that could live off what you’ve left”

Even now when we’re all grown up the same sayings still ring in our ears when we leave the slightest amount of food.

But if you want to lose weight this HAS to change.

What’s the point of overeating on food to feel so full and bloated, what’s that going to achieve?

Try to think of it this way:-

As soon as the food is put on the plate it is wasted regardless of whether you eat it or not.

When you first start out using the techniques I’ll show you, when you’re becoming more aware of when you’re full, you’ll probably leave some food.

But over time you’ll retrain yourself into knowing what quantity of food you can eat comfortably and you’ll find you leave less and less.

Some days you might clear your plate but as long as you’re not stuffing yourself silly, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your weight loss goals.

What do you think?

Have you got any childhood stories you’d like to share that you think have an influence on the way you view food today?

If you have, I’d love to hear from you so make sure you leave a comment below.

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You HAVE TO Make Mistakes To Be A Success…

By Rich | July 24, 2009

Learning to lose weight is like learning to walkYou have to make mistakes to reach your goals.

You know I was thinking to myself today about how many people try and achieve their weight loss goals first time.

And if they don’t they become disheartened, lack motivation to carry on and ultimately give up.

I can remember when Chloe, my daughter, was first learning to walk.

She’d take a couple of steps, wobble a bit, carry on, then fall over.

But she’d got the desire to keep going until the day came when everything was in place for her to take her first the steps without falling down.

It’s the same if you’ve ever learnt to ride a bike. How many times did you fall off before you finally found the way to balance everything to get you moving forward?

Your weight loss journey is exactly the same.

Nobody is perfect!

To be a success you have to trip up or fall over along the way. You have to find out where you went wrong and learn from it.

The worse thing that you could possibly do at this stage is to give up completely.

If you’ve been on a diet plan and it hasn’t worked – don’t think that it’s totally impossible to lose weight. Think to yourself why it hasn’t worked.

To save you some time I can tell you now that 99% of the time ‘diet plans’ don’t work.

You really need to learn from these mistakes.

Even today I still slip up along the way but I realise what I’ve done and move on.

I don’t ‘Not deal’ with it, I don’t sweep it under the carpet and forget about it. Because I know that one day sooner or later it will jump out and bite me on the backside.

If you accept the mistakes you make and accept mistakes will be made – You won’t need to dwell on the little slip ups.

You’ll be in a much better position to achieving you goal and you’ll be able to get the results your after much faster.

What do you think? I’d love to hear from you, please leave a comment below.

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2.5lb’s of GUILT FREE Holiday Weight

By Rich | July 9, 2009

For the past 2 weeks I’ve been on holiday with my wife Sarah, our 2 year old daughter Chloe and Sarah’s parents. We went out to visit my Mom and Dad who live in Spain. We had a great time… it was just a bit too hot though… 49 degrees C some days.

As you might expect my healthy eating went out the window a bit… I’m only human after all… but I only gained 2.5 lbs.

Now you can look at it in two ways… 2.5 lbs is not a lot considering I was eating at irregular times and snacking on crisps, biscuits and sweets and drinking a few beers (This is how I prefer to look at it)…

Or you can think this is a complete failure that I’m supposed to be the one setting an example to you and coaching and helping you to lose weight.

So why am I sharing this with you?

Well, I want to show you that I am human that I’m a regular guy… and that I slip up from time to time… and but more importantly I want to tell you I DON’T FEEL GUILTY and I’m not going to beat myself up when I do.

Why not?

Because I was totally aware of what I was eating. I knew that I was eating the ‘fun foods’, I didn’t over indulge but I knew I would gain some weight.

I no longer believe in strict diet plans that tell you what you can and can’t eat. I don’t sign up to the belief that restricting the foods you want to eat is good for you. I know that if I deprive myself of the good stuff there will come a time where I’ll crave the one thing the diet says I can’t have and I’ll end up totally pigging out.

That’s why I now eat what I want when I want but I follow my ‘5 Steps to Natural Weight Loss’ and I’m more aware of what I’m eating and how much to eat… YES I fall off the horse sometimes but I get back on and forget about it… this is something the so-called diet experts won’t admit.

I want YOU to do the same.

If you have a day where you eat more of what you shouldn’t than should… put a line under it be aware of what has happened and move on. Don’t ever feel guilty or disappointed in yourself.

What I’m coaching you to achieve is develop a way to lose weight naturally by eating all the foods that you want to eat and still lose weight.

As long as 80% of the food you eat is the healthy good stuff, then don’t beat yourself up if the other 20% is made up of the foods the diets tell you you can’t have.

So now I’ve had some fun I know that focusing on my ‘5 Steps to Natural Weight Loss’ will help me shed those holiday pounds and get me heading in the right direction again… I’ll keep you posted with my progress.

What do you think? I’d love to read your thoughts so please leave a comment below…

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How to Not Spend Hours Down the Gym!

By Rich | July 9, 2009

Easy ExerciseIt’s funny isn’t it how the very mention of the word exercise may send you into a state of panic, especially if you haven’t been active for some time.

Doctors advise that a minimum of 30 minutes exercise should be taken at least 5 times a week… but if you’re like me and you have a life :) … you don’t want to be spending so much time or even any time down the gym.

If you’ve been out of action for a while and you want to ease yourself back into it, try to think how you can incorporate exercise into your normal daily routine.

Why not…

1. Walk to work instead of using the car

2. Use the stairs instead of the elevator

3. If you have kids, become more active with them

4. Take the dog for a walk

5. Do some gardening

I’m sure you get the idea, but you may not think of it as exercise.

Any activity that will raise your heart rate and get you out of breath… is exercise in my book and done regularly will compliment your healthy eating to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Don’t see exercise as a chore or something that you have to find time to do in your already busy lifestyle. Try and make the things you normally do more active and have fun doing it… as soon as it becomes boring try something new… and you will eventually get the results you’re after.

How do you exercise? Share your tips by leaving a comment below…

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Sorry to Burst The Bubble… Miracle Cures Don’t Exist

By Rich | July 9, 2009

No Miracle Weight Loss CuresIf you were to believe everything that you read in the papers and see on TV I would forgive you for thinking that there are numerous MIRACLE CURES FOR WEIGHT LOSS out there… I’m sorry but there aren’t.

Dieting, wonder pills, exercise gadgets and crazy fitness routines might work for the short term but as soon as you stop, 9 times out of 10 you’ll be piling those pounds back on.

Why?

Well, all these so called ‘magic solutions’ don’t deal with the the root of the problem they just attempt to control the symptoms.

Don’t take the short cuts…

Now imagine for a moment you’re about to start decorating and the walls you’re about to paint or hang wallpaper on are cracked and have some holes in… there may be bits of plaster loose and about to fall off.

You could take the easy option… Just wallop some paint over the cracks not worrying about the reason why the cracks are there in the first place… because after a few short hours everything looks lovely jubbly and you get the finished look you’re after, right?

Wrong!

You’re newly decorated room looks great for the short term but after a few weeks those pesky cracks are starting to show through again… the paint is starting to flake and you’re back to square one or even worse… there are more cracks and holes.

So you repeat the process over and over again never resolving the cause of the problem because you think this is the easiest way… but in fact this is taking you longer to get things right than if you had taken the ‘not-so easy’ but ‘result getting’ route.

What do I mean?

If you had taken the time to resolve the source of the problem and to repair the cracks and holes first… the end result would be more amazing and more solid and the results would last much longer.

So why I have just given you a lesson in DIY?

Because it is exactly the same when we try to lose weight. The majority of people… and I was like it in the past… would much rather take the apparent ‘quick results option’ i.e the fad diets, weight loss pill etc… to see the results they’re after quickly without sorting out why they are gaining weight in the first place.

But as it turns out, it’s not as quick in the long run because the ‘cracks’ start to reappear and we end up back where we started… Try any fad diet for a period of time then STOP and I’ll guarantee you’ll put weight back on.

To lose weight successfully and keep it off involves you resolving the reasons why you gain weight in the first place and then changing those habits.

The ‘Do It Yourself’ way to lose weight may not be the easiest at first but I’m 100% sure that once you invest in the initial changes you need to make you will shed those pounds and keep them off.

What do you think? I would love to hear you’re thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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4 Reasons Why Diets Don’t Work

By Rich | June 19, 2009

Diets Don't WorkIf you’ve been on diets before you’ll know that although they do
produce results in the short term, very few diets will allow you to
maintain that weight loss.

Worse than that the majority of dieters end up bigger than they
were when they first started.

Frustrating isn’t it?


So Why Don’t Diets Work?

1. They Are Just Too Hard – Most diets involve a significant change
to our eating habits that often causes stress, especially if it goes
against how other people around us eat.

2. They Rely On Will Power – When you first start a diet your
motivation for the task in hand is often very high because you are
desperate and maybe excited for change. This initial high can
quickly wane especially with the pressures of everyday life.

3. Diets Make You Feel Deprived – Research has shown that no matter
what size you are diets make you crave for the foods you are trying
to avoid and make you feel deprived because you can’t eat what you
want to.

4. Diets Only Work For As Long As You’re On Them – Diets are boring!
Most people get pretty fed up with the strict eating plans.
When you stop dieting you tend to eat the food you had been
deprived of, and because of that you tend to eat more of them and
end up being bigger than when you started.

You are probably familiar with a couple, if not all of these
feelings associated with diets. Dieting is a slippery slope and if
you trip up along the way, you are certain to be back where you
started if not worse off.

I’d love to hear what you think, please leave a comment below…

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