Honestly, you can read the new fad diet or pills you can take, but we all know what to do.  We know that there are only a handful of things that, if we follow, we will be thin and healthy everyday of our lives.  We know we need to: 1. Eat healthy foods and healthy portions, 2. Exercise at least three times a week, 3. Drink 8+ glasses of water, and 4. Sleep 8+ hours a night.  There are many other things we could be doing, but this paragraph is sticking with what we all know for now.  Below are three other embellishments on the above/more suggestions.

First of all, drink water.  Your body uses at least 2 cups (16 oz) of water at night, so if you drink 2 cups of water as soon as you wake up, you'll lose weight because your body can flush out more of the toxins in your body.

Second of all, cut down on or totally cut out carbonated drinks.  It takes your body 8 oz of water to undo the negative effects of
1 oz of a carbonated drink (it doesn't matter whether or not the drink has caffeine, the carbonation alone makes the negative effects on your body), so that means if you drink a 12 oz container of Coke, Pepsi, Sprite - whatever than that means you need 96 oz of water (12 cups) to counteract the effects of the carbonation on your body.

Third of all (and there could be many more), how much do you want to weigh?  Picture yourself as if you are currently that weight.  If you have pictures of you at that weight, even better.  Look at them daily.  The most important part of this equation is FEEL happy.  Don't WANT that weight.  Just take a moment to notice the difference between how it feels to HAVE something you want versus WANT something you don't have.  Take close note of the differences between those feelings.  FEELING like you already have something does strange things.  It starts to bring what you want into your life.  Yet, IT'S NOT ONLY ABOUT FEELING GOOD.  It's also about listening to that inner voice that tells you what you need to do in order to get your goal.  Your subconscious mind (or God as well) talks to you in feelings.  If you feel you should do something, DO IT.  TRUST your feelings and BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.  You don't have to believe this, but I truly believe that we all have God within us, which means we can feel what's the next best step to take.

The above suggestions are what I've learned from a couple of different books/seminars (Suzanne Ledbetter at an Amway Seminar, the movie and book The Secret and Bob Proctor's Goal Achiever Seminar). 

Yet, if you still need a little help, or some in depth answers, please feel free to schedule a free consultation with me (under "Contact Us"). 

I'd LOVE to hear your comments and suggestions.

Lisa Starr
Life/Business Coach

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