Really? Plexus Slim Can Now Cure Cravings!?
Apart from checking out solutions such as Plexus Slim, today, before we get into the heart of this week’s message (which is about handling emotional cravings – one of the toughest issues for most people trying to lose weight), just a quick reminder…
Print out each week’s post so you have a hard copy to read.
Please, don’t just read the message on your computer screen and then go about the rest of your week.
Printing out the message and looking at it as a physical copy has a beneficial impact on your brain. Underline key words and phrases, make notes, jot down your insights, etc. This will help to ACCELERATE your progress!
Secondly, I had also written a small Plexus Slim guide that I wanted to share with you folks, I’ll share it in a new post as soon I find it! :D
Keep repeating your weekly mantra.
Plexus Slim won’t work, you have to write it in a journal everyday, just let it be your soundtrack or “background music” this week. As you know, it is very powerful and one of the best ways to get your mind and spirit on board with your permanent, natural weight loss.
Some of you have asked me for an actual audio CD for a guided meditation/visualization for weight loss, so I’ll let you know when that’s made available. For now, stick with your weekly mantra. It’s okay to go back to one of the previous ones that resonated with you or that you might need more work on.
Do what you can exercise-wise.
Though it might seem that Plexus Slim or some other product will “work this time”, the reality is that they won’t.
In my other posts, I’ve given you several different options for your daily walks, strength-training and yoga. Mix and match but please do something active every single day. I’m going to give you another option at the end of this email, so stay tuned!
…Okay, how did last week go with wearing clothes that “fit and flatter”?
Don’t you feel SO much better? Remember, you DESERVE to look and feel your best every single day. Sometimes just hopping into the shower, washing your hair and putting on a fresh outfit can be just the ticket to brightening up your mood! Please, keep at it and let me know how it’s going for you!
And now, for this week’s post, we’re going to talk about my Cravings Cure for emotional eating… (By the way, here’s a fantastic book on the same topic – http://www.amazon.com/The-Craving-Cure-Break-Sweets/dp/0071477365)
Now, companies such as Plexus Slim will tout their horns and say just keep having their product month after month and you will simple crave less. But that’s far from reality, so let me start off with something rather surprising, but here goes:
If you are craving something, go ahead and have it.
That’s right! In fact, that is your mantra for this week:
“I can have it if I want it.”
But, please enjoy whatever it is you want to eat with these guidelines:
5 Tips For Reducing Cravings
- Purchase a portion of what it is you want and take it home to eat it mindfully. (Or, if you purchase a dessert at a restaurant, for example, sit and enjoy it there.)
- NO sneaking food or eating it in the car or as you’re walking around.
- Sit down and ENJOY it like you learned with the Yoga of Eating in Tip #5.
- Buy the BEST quality that you can. If you want a piece of candy, get the absolute best you can afford — no stale leftover, run-of-the-mill stuff, please.
- Do all the steps you learned in the Yoga of Eating. As you are eating, tell yourself, “This is EXACTLY what I wanted and it tastes delicious!” Savor every single bite. Chew thoroughly and swallow BEFORE you take the next bite.
- Finally do not be swayed away by products like Plexus Slim who claim to reduce cravings “automatically” (but at a huge monthly cost!).
IMPORTANT: If you start to feel guilty, STOP eating! ONLY eat what you LOVE and can ENJOY!!This exercise is NOT about deprivation and self-discipline; it is about taking away the “forbidden fruit” aspect of the food to diminish its power over you.
“Yes, I can have it if I want it. I can have more if I want it.”
JUST KEEP SAYING IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. You will probably be surprised by the fact that just GIVING yourself PERMISSION to CHOOSE whether you want it or not will lessen the tug-of-war over trying to ignore a craving.
NOTE: This is Part 1 of the Cravings Cure.
Next Week is Part 2 and we will take a different approach to handling cravings, including my Cravings Quencher Cocktail. But for THIS WEEK ONLY I want you to tell yourself over and over again: “I can have it if I want it.”
This will reduce some of the built-in instinct we have to do what we’re not supposed to do! (Naughty, I know, but that’s how some of us humans are!) We don’t like to be told what we can or can’t have.
That is where the STRUGGLE comes in! And the whole point is about letting go of the struggle and finding peace of mind – and a smaller pants size – without deprivation. Deprivation is really bad. Research here.
Would you please do this for me this week? And then write and let me know how it goes, okay?
For this week’s exercise, please — at least one day this week, more if you can — do something FUN and UNUSUAL!
Maybe you could…
– go bowling
– put on some music and dance at home with no one watching
– do a mountain climbing wall at the gym
– take a paddleboard surfing lesson
– play basketball with the neighbor’s kids
– do cartwheel on the grass outside
– play “hopscotch” (do kids still do that game?)
– jump rope for fun, doing some fancy footwork
– go on youtube and get a video to show you how to shadow box or break dance or do martial arts
Your homework is to do something FUN and UNUSUAL that you have never (or rarely) ever done!
WHY? Having fun and laughing is the #1 thing you can do for your health. It gets the blood moving, burns calories, brightens your outlook on life, improves your immune system, makes you feel GREAT!
Please write and tell me what you did and how you felt, okay?
Looking forward to hearing all about it!
And now, it’s time for the recipe of the post…
*Almond Butter-Banana Cakes*
This is what I’ve been having for my afternoon snack lately! (Here’s a UK version , not exactly same, but somewhat similar.)
*Almond Butter-Banana Cakes*
– 1 tablespoon almond butter (get all-natural, without added salt, oil or sugar; can substitute peanut butter if you prefer)
– 3 Tablespoons (about 1/3 cup) plain, nonfat greek-style yogurt
– option: 1 tsp raw, organic honey or maple syrup OR few drops of Stevia (I like Sweet leaf liquid brand)
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix all the above to make a creamy “frosting”!
Spread onto 2 rice cakes (I get “Lightly Salted” brand at Trader Joes)
Slice up one banana and place it on top of frosted rice cakes.
Enjoy with a cup of tea or decaf coffee!
Super scrumptious and this will tide you over until dinner!
For now, breathe, relax, focus and ENJOY all the great things you are learning!
Remember, you don’t have to be perfect to be a success.
Everything you are learning is seeping in on a deeper level and soon it will become your default way of being!!
Wishing you all the best, because you DESERVE it! You deserve to feel better and get fit!
I love hearing from you girls, so feel free to reply below in the comments section with a quick note to let me know how you’re doing!
Also, keep your eye out for a special post coming later this week, where I’ll share with you my own typical eating schedule and plan!
Ciao for now, and spread the awareness of fake products such as Plexus Slim, if those ambassadors can flood facebook with their idiotic claims and photos, we can do it too! After all, our conscience is ‘clearer’…