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Eat Slow, Drop Pounds!

Get Slow, Drop Pounds

Last Week, at my Cover Shot  Workshop we talked about eating slow,  how this is one of the necessary foundations for weight loss.  This is also homework for the participants to do at every meal, through the program.  While this is about consistency and integrating healthy habits.  I thought I’d give some further science behind this.

And there happens to be   a recent article in Yoga Journal,  June 2012 that touches exactly on this.

By Katherine Guthrie

Sweet and Slow    mindful eating enhances weight loss naturally

Eating out can lead to excess.  But a new study shows that women that practice mindful eating can lose weight without dieting!  Even when continuing to dine out regularly.  Women who used these techniques which include taking the time to savor the appearance, smell , texture and taste of their food, ate roughly 300 fewer calories per day then those who didn’t and lost an average of 3.7 pounds over six weeks.  ” The goal is to maximize the pleasure of eating out”  syas lead author Gayle Timmerman, a nursing professor  at University of Texas, Austin.

” If you are paying more attention you can be satisfied with less”  The mindful eating skills transferred to the women’s own kitchens, leading them to eat fewer calories at home.

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Cover Shot – Clear Eyes, Full Hearts!

You, Unleashed!

ROAD TO THE ULTIMATE COVER SHOT!

This is my 3 month group Weight Loss Group Series.  I’ve got a full group with Big Goals and the Best of Intentions.  Now, Intentions will only get us so far… we’ve got to have the skill power with that will power!

To keep this group dropping pounds, inches, stress and feeling fabulous – I’ve got an arsenal of pros for Support and Accountability, not to mention some kick ass tips and workouts. Last week in review:

Last Wed and June 20th =  Meghan Smith – RYT – Local Yogi – check out her classes at www.meghanjoyyoga.com

Meghan brought us info on how Yoga kickstarts Weightloss and the many benefits along with this.

She’ll be back next time for a powerful sequence to charge us up and make us sweat!

Did you know?   Cortisol is the number 1 reason for weight gain and belly fat.  Yoga incorporates intense core work and body stabilization, along with breathing techniques that calm the body and releases stress (#1 cortisol increaser) .  A double whammy to blast belly fat!

Jimmy Curran – Chef and coffee shop owner – Bustle – 6th and McGraw – Queen Anne

Jimmy presented easy meal prep tips.  If you hate preparing meals at the end of a long day – or you think it’s not worth it for just one person to do – Think again!

Jimmy brought his expertise to demo how you can prep up vegetables to keep stocked, for easy meal additions to cooked grains, proteins .  Great for Stir Frys, salads, additions to cooked rice or quinoa.

Dinner in 5 mins- sans the work!

Did you know?  If your have things portioned out and prepared you are 80% more likely to include healthy items in your meal.  Also – Red Bell Pepper is extremely high in Vitamin C.  Chop it up baby!

Me – Nutrition Specialist, Health Coach and Personal Trainer

All these tips add into buiding a strong foundation to weight loss.  With some yoga prep exercises, and great core building exercises – along with daily diet steps  and vision exercises –

We’ve got the recipe for Success!  Eat better, Get Kick Ass workouts and results!

Did You Know:  Digestion Takes over 70% of your total energy?  Need more energy?  Slow down when eating and stop at 80% Full.  Fully chew every  bite and put away your food when apporaching full. You will feel lighter and lose weight!

I am thrilled to keep participants reaching  to their Ultimate Cover Shot with Clear Eyes and Full Hearts!