We all want more money right? But did you know the amount of money you have can be linked to your level of health and fitness? You love and respect your body and would never intentionally take it for granted. But, that’s exactly what you are doing if you are putting off improving any area of your health. Whether you need to lose weight, heal a health condition, step up your fitness routine, we all can fall short in this area of our lives. But what if just one small improvement in your health can increase your wealth? For example, a study out of Duke University found that people with low credit scores were more likely to suffer cardiovascular conditions in the future.
Solomon Israel one of the leading researchers in this study says, “It is not [necessarily] lack of exercise or poor diet, per se, that is leading to poor financial choices,” Israel says. “Rather, a person who possesses the skills to better manage their health is more likely to possess the skills to better manage their finances.”
To help you improve on those skills, here are 3 NO MATTER WHAT mottos that are small but will boost the greatest rewards in your health AND your wealth!
#1 Make Vegetables Your Best Friend No Matter What! - It can be hard to resist the temptations of the burger and fry lunch type deals, but if you can include a side salad or make a fresh salad a mandatory addition to your lunch and dinner, you will see a tremendous improvement in your health. Of course you have to watch the calories of the salad dressings (which you can either make at home having little or no calories or ask for oil and vinegar type dressing which have less sugar and use it sparingly). Your body needs the antioxidants to fight colds, flus, and fatigue. The life in these foods help with mental clarity making it easier for you to think and make decisions. When you have clarity of mind, you can make better money decisions.
#2 Move Your Body Everyday No Matter What! - Whether it’s getting to the gym at 5:00 am or taking a brisk walk after dinner, movement is mandatory if you want to have more income and keep the income you have. And I’m not talking about the 10k step challenge, I’m talking busting your ass on the treadmill, or doing speed walking for 30-40 minutes, or some form of HIIT training. Why? Because working out at high intensity increases new cell formation and ignites more energy. This energy will get you feeling so amazing you can’t help but get the next best money increase deal or idea.
#3 Get Your ZZZ No Matter What! - Sleep. If you’re consistently getting just four or five hours of sleep a night, your decision-making skills may not be as sharp as they could be. And that can have implications for your money. It could be as simple as making poor decisions at work, spending too much money eating out because you’re too tired to cook (eating out is costly), buying things you really don’t need out of impulse, or making big money decisions like paying too much interest on a car.
The Big Money People Make Health Their Priority
People like Sara Blakely founder of Spanx, Gary Vee, Tony Robbins, James Altecher; they all say a daily fitness routine helped them build their money riches.
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WELCOME TO MY BLOCK BUSTERS "WHY CAN'T I LOSE WEIGHT!?" SERIES
There are 3 main BLOCKS that keep people from losing weight; Physical, Mental, and Spiritual. In my "Why Can't I Lose Weight!" I go over numerous reasons why you are not losing weight through these three categories. It doesn't matter what type of diet you follow, there are tons of other factors that can BLOCK you from losing weight and getting to your ideal body! I call them WEIGHT LOSS BLOCKS. In this article, I will go the most important block of all. Watch the video (I apologize for how long it is, that's why everything is explained below).
PHYSICAL BLOCK NO. 1 - YOU ARE ALWAYS LOSING SOMETHING: You Don’t Understand the Difference Between Fat Loss And Weight Loss AND this is not your fault!
There is a reason why the weight loss industry is a multibillion dollar industry. One reason is because diets don’t work. They are often not properly formulated, are missing important nutrients your body needs to lose weight properly in addition to creating ultimate health. A diet isn’t something you can stick with for life and that’s how you know it’s a diet.
The diet industry also doesn’t know that you can lose weight from your lean mass (this is a combination of your total fat weight and the combination of your bone, organs, and lean mass) or you can lose weight from your fat, or from both. So why is his important to know the difference? The reason is because if you lose fat only and very little muscle weight, you will look smaller faster. That's why I created a fat-burning course that helps you know how to do this called Lean Body Principles Lose Fat Weight Fast! Secrets Your Doctor Didn't Have Time To Learn Course. In this course, you will learn how to design your nutrition based on your unique body composition so you lose weight faster (lose fat faster).
The difference with this method is that the number on the scale doesn’t go down as fast, but your measurements down fast. It’s the opposite of the diet world. In the diet world, the scale go down fast. People think this is a good thing and a sign that your diet is working. You think you are accomplishing weight loss when this happens.
But if the scale is going down fast, most of the weight loss is coming from excess water weight, muscle, and perhaps a little bit of fat.
How do I know this? Because I use a form of technology that allows me to see where the weight loss is coming from. You see, the number on the scale that you see when you weight yourself is the combination of two numbers; your lean mass and your fat. These two numbers are moving all the time.
For example, if you weight 170 pounds, your body weight may be broken down like this:
170 = 103 pounds of lean mass (muscle, bone, and organs) + 67 pounds of fat.
When you follow a diet that is not customized for you, you can lose your muscle instead of losing fat. You NEVER want to lose muscle mass because muscle does several things:
1. Muscle is what drives your metabolism and helps to keep it high!
2. Muscle burns fat!
3. Muscle keeps your strong, helps to protect your bones, gives you energy and stamina, and keeps your skin from sagging as you lose the weight.
Everyone has a different amount of lean mass and body fat and your nutrition must be matched to your composition so you don't lose a lot from your muscle.
You can follow any diet that you think works best for you, as long as you now how much protein, carbohydrates and healthy fat you need. Because very view people know this information, theres a lot of time wasted on trying to figure out why you're not losing weight.
What is really happening is that you are:
It your muscle that helps you to burn fat. So, it doesn’t make sense to lose it. It’s like your money in your saving account dwindling down day by day, week by week, and pretty soon, you’re broke! Its the same way with your body.
In the picture above is an example of a young woman who gained muscle, but lost fat and at the end she is smaller in size, but larger on the scale. This is good, but most people want to see the total body weight number go down. If this is important to you which it is to most people, then you goal is to lose fat only and keep the muscle you have not gain anymore. Some people need to gain more muscle before they can even start losing weight. All of these questions can be answered when you begin to learn about the difference between fat loss and weight loss.
Ways To Find Out Your Body Composition
Body Fat Scales
One way to know if you are losing fat or muscle is to get a body composition scale. Many of these scales however, are not accurate. It’s because they are not professional quality.
The only way to truly know your fat % and lean mass is by getting a DEXA scan. A DEXA scan is a medical device that scans your body using radioactive wave energy. It uses several frequencies that give the most precise measurements of your bone density, you body fat % and muscle % and weight. You can get a DEXA scan periodically to know if you’re really losing fat. This can be kind of quite expensive, however. Or, you can work with personal trainer who has access to a professional body fat device. Some high end gyms have them. The only thing is, a lot of them don’t know how to adjust your nutrition, nor are they certified or licensed to do that. The sad thing is, most nutritionist don’t know the difference between fat loss and weight loss, so they can’t really help you unless they use professional body composition tools.
Professional BIA Device
I use a professional device in the medical practice where I work that allows me to conduct body compositions and we are able to create nutrition plans based on this information. If you want to know the name of the program, please email me through Youtube and I can give you that information.
RECAP AND ACTION STEPS
Medial Weight Loss Specialist and Life Coach
My life would be so much better if I just had more money, the perfect job, the perfect relationship.
Does this sound familiar?
Everyone has been in a situation where they have put their power and their happiness in the hands of someone else or place their control on an external situation to provide happiness. Some people chase relationship after relationship, believing that it holds the key to their life’s happiness. While others hold on to the belief that earning a certain salary will bring them joy.
These are common thoughts, but when you think like that, you’re giving your power away. You’re giving that power to an external factor, such as the thought of success, a person, or your job.
Your inner dialogue is telling your subconscious that you cannot be happy unless you satisfy certain criteria. Sadly, you’re entirely unaware that you’re doing this to yourself, so you’re oblivious to the fact that you’ve given your power away.
Don’t Label Yourself
What you need to understand is the only way to be happy is by taking back your power, and to do that you need to get to know yourself. You are responsible for your feelings, your behaviors, and your thoughts. By giving your power away to external factors, you are inviting unhappiness, frustration, and a general feeling of being trapped.
We live in a world of labels – you’re smart or you’re stupid, you’re ugly or you’re pretty, you’re successful or you’re unsuccessful. We have this pressure by society to fit into certain boxes that conform to what is considered normal and expected.
When you allow yourself to be put in these boxes, though, you’re giving your power away. Therefore, when you are faced with a decision you need to ask yourself where it’s coming from. Are you making your choice based on society or on your inner truth?
Six Steps To Take Your Power Back
Your potential is limitless, and it’s time that you understood that and took back the power necessary to achieve what you want from life. Use these six steps to free yourself and recapture your power.
1. Choose You. When faced with a choice are you making a decision that will empower you? Does your decision add value to your life and help you grow? Does it make you feel free? Does it make you feel happy? If the answer is no, then it isn’t the right decision for you, don’t be afraid to choose you. When I was having a hard time after I got laid off from what I thought was my dream job, my life coach at the time had me listen to a guy by the name of James Altucher. He is the author of Choose Yourself. He talks about how no matter what job you have, a boss will always have your fate in their hands. When you decide to choose yourself, you begin to work on how you can grow, move into working as an entrepreneur and take back your power. It's an amazing book and I highly recommend it.
2. Inner Connection. To truly know and understand what it is that you want from life, you first need to know who you are. Take time to get to really know yourself and you’ll soon see your decisions being fueled by you instead of external sources.
3. Find Fear. You can’t overcome your fears if you don’t even know what they are, can you? So, determine your fears and then leave them in your wake. You should never allow your fear to outgrow your self-belief.
4. Self-Expression. You can express your feelings without blaming other people. Allow yourself to open up and be vulnerable, be courageous by expressing your needs and your feelings. You don’t need to apologize for knowing what you want and who you are, it’s the light that will guide your path.
5. Self-Awareness. Be aware of what you’d like to change, whether it’s about yourself, your career, or life in general. You should always be aware of what your self-talk is truly saying as opposed to what your ego is telling you. Your ego is just noise, it’s your self-talk that speaks your true self.
6. Accountability. You are nothing if you cannot take responsibility for your words and deeds. Don’t deny mistakes or make excuses, learn from them and do better.
Life is short and if you want the best out of it, you will start taking back your power today!
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Say, HALT! And Put Mindless Eating Under Arrest!
4 Simple Questions To Stop Over Eating So You Can Lose Weight Faster!
It’s okay to eat when you are hungry, but do you ever find yourself eating out of stress? Do you find yourself hungry a few minutes after a meal or you can’t seem to get full even after eating a large quantity of food? You may be lead to eat due to 4 things that can be expressed in an acronym called, HALT.
HALT, an acronym for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired, is a popular slogan in recovery communities like Alcoholics Anonymous and Overeaters Anonymous. It’s a powerful technique that can also work to short-circuit food cravings.
The idea is that each of these four conditions, if not taken care of, can lead to binge eating or eating out of emotions vs. true hunger.
Here’s how to use HALT! Before your first BITE….
Stop yourself by saying the word, “HALT!” Then ask yourself the following questions:
1. “Am I physically hungry?” True hunger is natural. It comes on gradually, grows more intense the longer you go without food, and goes away when you eat. If you are hungry, eat a healthy snack to tide you over until your next meal. If you’re not hungry, continue with the questions - they’ll help you find a calorie-free way to meet your emotional need.
2. “Am I angry?” Eating an entire sleeve of Oreos because you’re mad at your mother, your partner, or your boss may mask your anger, but it won’t get rid of it. Besides, you know you’ll feel guilty and furious with yourself later on. Why put yourself through that? Choose a healthy way to blow off steam; take a brisk walk if possible or let it all out in your journal.
3. “Am I lonely?” No matter how delicious it is, food is no substitute for human companionship. To get the true connection you seek, call a friend or relative, or better yet, make plans to get together for a (healthy) dinner, a movie, or to simply hang out.
4. “Am I tired?” You can’t make smart choices about food if you’re nodding off. Catch a twenty-minute catnap, take a quick shower, or - if it’s nighttime - head to bed. Yes, it really is that simple. You can’t eat if you’re sleeping!
What can you do instead of chowing down?
Instead of eating out of habit, make it a NEW habit to use HALT as a way to STOP yourself from eating out of non-hunger. For more suggestions on how to break the cycle of over eating or binge eating, read my new book titled, Binge Proof Your Life, How To Stop Binge Eating Forever!
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Kamille Dawn Tirzah
MS., CPT., NSC.,
Life Coach and Medical Weight Loss Specialist
Help! I Can’t Lose Weight! 6 Signs You Can Have Binge Eating Disorder
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 65% of Americans are overweight and obese and the numbers climb every year. With all the diet books and programs on the market, why is this a problem? There are several reasons. As a professional MD weight loss specialist, I’ve helped many people shed excess pounds and improve their health. Yet, many have difficulty reaching their ultimate goal and one of the reasons is due to emotional and psychological issues, one being, over eating or binge eating disorder.
Overeating can be a normal tendency for many individuals, such as having an extra helping at a meal even when already full or eating beyond satiety at a special holiday meal or celebratory occasion. But, where is the line drawn between overeating and Binge Eating? It is important to make a distinction between overeating and binge eating, as Binge Eating Disorder is in fact a separate entity and diagnosable eating disorder, not just an occasional happening or symptom.
According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Binge Eating Disorder is defined as recurring episodes of eating significantly more food in a short period of time than most people would eat under similar circumstances, with episodes marked by feelings of lack of control. Further, men and women who struggle with binge eating typically experience feelings of disgust, guilt, or embarrassment and binge eat in isolation to conceal the behavior. While overeating may occur periodically in a person without this disorder, an individual with Binge Eating Disorder has recurrent episodes of bingeing without purging, often leading to both emotional and physical distress.
How do you know if you are a binge eater? There are 6 distinct signs:
1. Stress or Anxiety is a Major Trigger
Everyone experiences stress. However, everyone deals with stress differently. People who have a weight problem, usually uses food to deal with stressful events or situations. These circumstances will direct them to use food to deal with the uncomfortable feelings. They feel if they eat, the feelings will go away instead of dealing with them directly, they stuff the feelings down with food. For people who eat due to stress or anxiety, it may seem eating is the only way to relieve it.
2. You Eat When You Are Full
Another sign is the inability to finish or stop eating even when full to the point of being uncomfortable. A sign of both an over eater and a binge eater is eating when you are not hungry. Your stomach drives true hunger. When you are physically hungry, you will experience stomach sensations, and you may experience blood sugar drops making you feel irritable. On occasion, you may even dismiss these feelings if you are busy and can’t eat due to time restraints. But, when you eat when you are hungry, the sense of hunger comes on you quickly and when you do eat, you will find that even after you are full you still eat.
3. You Feel Like You’re Out of Control
During an overeating or binge episode, it may seem time has stopped and there is no sense of control. You may not be aware of the triggers that initiated the episode nor are you aware of what you are doing until you stop eating. Afterward you experience extreme guilt and embarrassment. You make promises to yourself that you will not do it again, but you find yourself breaking the promise every time.
4. Not Being Able to Control What to Eat and When To Eat
You may find yourself eating normally around others, but when a binge episode occurs you have no control over when it will happen or what you will eat. You eat anything that is available.
5. You Are A Food Hoarder
For the overeater or binge eater, you may find yourself hiding food from others in your household, or you stockpile food as if you are preparing for a famine. This behavior is detrimental to anyone who is trying to lose weight. You may feel safe knowing the food is handy and at your disposal.
6. When You Binge Eat You Feel No Satisfaction
One of the most discouraging things about binge eating is the feeling of dissatisfaction after a binge-eating episode. This can be discouraging since the purpose of eating is to feel relief. The most disheartening thing is that the food never makes you feel better in the long run.
Causes of Binge Eating
Generally, it takes a combination of things to develop binge eating disorder—including your genes, emotions, and experience.
Social and cultural risk factors. Social pressure to be thin can fuel your emotional eating. Some parents unwittingly set the stage for binge eating by using food to comfort, dismiss, or reward their children. Children who are exposed to frequent critical comments about their bodies and weight are also vulnerable, as are those who have been sexually abused in childhood.
Psychological risk factors. Depression and binge eating are strongly linked. Many binge eaters are either depressed or have been before; others may have trouble with impulse control and managing and expressing their feelings. Low self-esteem, loneliness, and body dissatisfaction may also contribute to binge eating.
Biological risk factors. Biological abnormalities can contribute to binge eating. For example, the hypothalamus (the part of your brain that controls appetite) may not be sending correct messages about hunger and fullness. Researchers have also found a genetic mutation that appears to cause food addiction. Finally, there is evidence that low levels of the brain chemical serotonin play a role in compulsive eating.
What Can You Do About Binge Eating?
Step 1. Be Aware – Awareness is the first step to recovery. Being aware that you have a problem with food in this way opens the door to change. When you are in denial, you are not open to improving your situation. Awareness opens your heart, mind, and emotions to realizing that you have a problem and that you are willing to take the steps necessary to get better.
Step 2. Get In Touch With Your Feelings
One of the main reasons you over eat or binge eat is because you are trying to run away from negative feelings. One way to get in touch with your feelings is to record in a journal what feelings you had prior to the overeating or binge eating episode. For example, if you were feeling nervous due to an upcoming job interview or angry at your spouse for something he or she did. Feelings are tricky and getting in touch with them and admitting that you have the negative feelings in the first place will help you see patterns if any, and can help you seek coping skills to deal with these feelings.
Step 3. Get Help
Many people shy away from getting help as if it is a weakness to do so. You may feel this way too. It is not weak to admit you need help. That’s the reason we have millions of people in the world. We are to be of help to one another. Getting help from a professional in the area of eating disorders, getting a weight loss coach, connecting with your doctor, will form a strong team who will work on your behalf.
Binge Proof Your Life
In my newest book, Binge Proof Your Life, I address many factors that can help you with binge eating and get you on the right road to recovery. As a former binge eater/overeater myself (I lost over 100 pounds!) along with having experience with working with over thousands of individuals, there is one thing I know for sure; you can’t get to your weight loss goal unless you address this area of your life. This book will explain in depth the causes of your situation and will give you practical strategies to get better so you can experience the joy of being at your ideal weight along with having amazing health too.
Begin you new life and free yourself from binge eating today. Get your copy here!
Kamille Dawn Tirzah is a Medical Weight Loss Specialist, Author, Body Improvement and Life coach featured on People Magazine, Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight. She has helped thousands of people lose weight and improve their lives in the areas of fitness, wealth, and happiness.
Ready, Set Go! Hot For The Holidays! 3 Ways To Get Fit Rich & Happy!
As the year comes to a close, I can't help to think how challenging the next few months will be for a lot of people. The holidays are coming up and many are concerned about losing a few pounds, having money to meet the holiday demands, and being able to control their emotions during this time.
Here are 3 ways you can do to prepare for the holiday in which you can lose a few pounds, attract some extra cash, and be happy too!
1. Stop, Drop And Rock&Roll!
It's october 1st and you've got 3 months to get ready, what do you do? Focus on losing fat pounds not just weight loss. People tend to think that when they are losing weight, they are losing fat. But, in reality, you will lose muscle and fat, or all muscle if you don't eat right while losing. Cleanses are great, but if they are not providing adequate nutrients, you will be losing water and muscle. There are 3 things you need to do to lose fat effectively.
Get Enough Protein. One way to determine how much protein to have each day is to take your ideal body weight, convert it to kilograms, then multiply result by 1.6. This will give your the amount of protein grams you need. It is not exact (you will need to have a professional body composition test to know the exact amount), but it is a great start. Once you know the grams of protein you need to eat each day, you can divide the grams by 3-4 meals. For example if you want to lose 15 pounds by the holidays, take your current body weight, subtract 15 pounds. Do the calculations. The answer will provide you with protein grams. Divide by 4-5 small meals per day.
Exercise Like A Mad Women (or Man)
Yes! Exercise your ass off! Do something everyday! If you want to lose fat, make sure you don't just do cardio. Weight training is a MUST, darling! You've got to pick up those weights. Even if it's only 5 minutes a day, it can make a difference.
3s A Crowd!
Get support! Join a few friends and start your own Hot For The Holidays group. Meet up to workout, phone chat for accountability, share recipes and weight loss ideas. Studies have shown that people are 80% more successful if they lose weight with a group of people verses on their own.
2. Ramp Up Your Money Mojo!
No matter who you are, your life experiences have conditioned you to respond to money and financial matters in particular ways, to develop certain financial beliefs and habits and avoid others. Brent Kessel, financial adviser and author of It’s Not About the Money: Unlock Your Money Type to Achieve Spiritual and Financial Abundance, noticed that although the details of people’s behaviors and problems are different, there are some similarities among certain groups of people. Kessel created some broad definitions of these groups or archetypes so that people can learn from others who have gone through similar experiences.
Think of your financial archetype as your money “mojo.” These are beliefs and behaviors that, as Kessel puts it, form energies within us. According to Kessel, “They are not personal but more like collective patterns that are manifested within us and recognizable in others. The value of defining these archetypes is that they give us a basis for understanding how we got the financial life we have today, as well as tools with which to create the financial life we most want.”
3. Become A Happy Magnet
Be grateful as often as you can. Being grateful of absolutely everything will allow us to deal with almost any situation with serenity, security and gratitude. But, why should we be thankful? Being thankful does a few things like:
*Helps to opening more wonderful opportunities to be thankful!
Helps you to focus on what IS working in your life.
*Helps to reduce stress. Stress creates illness, anxiety and depression.
*Helps you to see that there are others worse off than you, making you more appreciative of where you are and where you want to go.
*Helps you attract more positive people in your life.
When you feel health and fit, have more money to do the things you want to do in life, and have the internal energy to create happy life experiences and to tap into you internal happy 'monitor', then you will experience life at a totally different level.
To learn how I lost over 100 pounds, click here.
Best Selling Author, Medical Weight Loss Specialist & Life Coach