Tag: Weight gain

Sticking to the Carb-Free Diet!

Every time I watch television, something airs that reminds me of a flavor from my childhood food—the junk, the pizza, the Italian pastas, the desserts, the potato chips—the salty and sweet rollercoaster that kept me and continues to taunt me into digestive hell. How do we resolve the past desires and get on with the healthiest #carbfreediet for our bodies (full stop)?

I’ve been thinking about this a great deal lately, as I know that everything I dream, everything I see during the day, even the smells in the air cause the neural pathways of my brain to trigger. Then, symptoms of the past come up—this includes hunger and a distinct desire for specific foods.

I know this from my study of psychology:

When you understand the trigger, and you begin to watch out for it, you can often talk yourself out of the problem issue.

If you happen to be at the movie theater. You smell popcorn and butter. You can tell yourself that what you smell is actually piped into the theater to make you desire to eat jacked up prices on popcorn that costs you $6 and costs the theater about .20 cents. The same with candy commercials before the movie and that amusement park 3-D ride that leads you to a cold, frosty soda. All of these are meant to trigger your hunger and taste for these foods.

I went to the movies to see a film I wasn’t all that into seeing last weekend, because my mother’s birthday was this week. She had to the see the show. What little it takes for me to just sit quietly in a nice theater with reclining chairs and fall asleep, if I want, to satisfy someone dear to me. It took nothing but the $10 to get it. However, about 3/4 into the movie, my sister handed me a container of popcorn smothered with that pseudo butter. After eating just one handful, my fingers were drenched with grease and my stomach was already getting queazy. 

We were to go to dinner after the movie, so I didn’t think to bring a healthy snack. My bad. When the popcorn was passed my way, I ate it—all of it. This was a big mistake. not because it was all that many calories or that it was too unhealthy, but because I have to answer to one person when it comes to my own health. If I don’t listen to him, who can I trust to take care of me?

In other words, if you are not prepared to be the caregiver of your own body, to monitor what goes into your body at all times, then you are not ready to lose weight and get back into shape. If you have the kind of a laissez-faire attitude about staying healthy and keeping healthy, you’ll never keep the weight off. 

Diet is a life change. It must be a soul commitment to yourself—the highest soul commitment you can make. 

When I see people who have a lot of money continually eat expensive, rich food and pounds of meat daily, I wonder if they realize just how long their bodies will be able to take the abuse. All the money in the world is worth absolutely nothing if you have a heart attack and die from your obsessive need to eat food that is over seasoned with butters, creams, and simple carbs (sugar, flour, potatoes, white rice, and bread).

Read my next blog, and I’ll share with you some ideas about how to be prepared when the triggers come or give me a call for a plan to get you back in shape and on to a plan that will work for your life: 954-253-6493.

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RIDING THE “GLUTEN” TRAIN GAVE ME A BIG ASS GUT! 

I haven’t been discussing weight lately, because, frankly, I am tired of thinking about dieting. I had been eating for two while Dave was in Dublin.

When he returned I had gained weigh more than I thought—almost 17 pounds, most of it right around my gut. There is a big reason why the word gluten has the word gut right in it. Gluten just makes the gut fat and expand. There is science behind it. Gluten is the evil twin of fat. I’m convinced and this is how I know.

Since David’s return, we both have gone on fairly strict diets, trying to lose our “I-miss-you” weight. We are both vegan, but veganism isn’t really a diet, it’s a planted-based way of life, which is about helping—not harming—the earth. In so doing, veganism returns your body to health and vibrance with whole food.

However, veganism can lead to eating more simple carbohydrates than one may need, especially if you start eating glutenous bread, which I did. I had read much information in the vegan blogs and Vlogs and also listened to the patter that most of these vegan gurus say: you basically eat as much as you want to when you’re a vegan. Of course, this cannot be true, since scientifically food is energy and caloric; therefore, you can—and will—put too much food into the body if you overeat. It makes sense. But, for some reason, I was convinced that I was somehow exonerated from dieting because I am totally vegan.

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I decided to cut back on the wheat and eat gluten-free bread and pasta. I noticed, however, that a great deal of gluten-free products are not vegan, which means these products contain egg and milk derivatives. If you are a fairly new vegan, you may not remember to check every ingredient label for words like dairy and whey. Yes, these are not plant-based and on a vegan diet.

When I returned to a few of the wheat-based products that were vegan, even though they were whole grains and tasted as if I was eating right from the garden, I was still steadily developing a gut. It wouldn’t go away no matter how many laps I swam, yoga I did, or sit-ups I tortured myself with.

One wise man ate dinner with me a week ago and noticed that I had ordered white jasmine rice. He said to me, “I’m really shocked that you’re still eating that crap!”

 

Of course, I was a bit shocked, believing that Jasmine Rice was one of the best choices I could make. He continued, “You might as well be stuffing your gut with sugar and gluten.”

 

David looked over at me and said, “You mean we have been eating white rice, not brown?”

 

I said, “Duh, can you not see what you’re eating on your plate?”

 

He said, “I always ate brown rice in Dublin. We need to go back to doing that.”

If I’m anything, I’m open to change and see where it gets me. Almost immediately my waste began to trim down. After only a week, just from changing from white to brown rice and staying clear of the gluten again, I’m back to one waste size lower—already—IN ONE WEEK.

I just have one more thing to say:

GLUTEN IS EVIL!   GET OFF OF IT NOW!

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Putting on Avoirdupois (Holiday Eating) #weightgain #weightloss #diet #unity #SpiritualLiving

I lived a large part of my life in the south, where people find the “polite” way of saying nasty things, mostly when the things themselves are meant to sting. When I saw the term, avoirdupois, in my daily reading, I thought, this is probably a word that began its use in the south. It is an old measure of weight for wool, but was used in England and in the early 1900s in the states to mean someone who was putting on the pounds. Alas, “He was putting on the avoirdupois like nobody’s business!” was something you might hear behind someone’s back who was gaining weight.

Of course, after having had my own weight issues for a few years and even, perhaps, a bit of body dysmorphia about it, I wondered just how many people are entering a time of year when their primary worry is about how many pounds they will gain during the holiday. I know it has run through my mind, especially since I am starting out the season five pounds overweight. So, this means, if my usual 10 pound gain over the holidays happens, I will be 15 pounds over weight. In January, I am looking to have to spend two entire months doing extra aerobics, eating salads everyday, and doing more sit ups than I’d care to do. Is it really worth it?

I am hoping that I can convince myself, before the season, to stop this habit before I gain too much weight. At Thanksgiving, I tried something new and actually maintained homeostasis. In other words, I neither gained nor lost, primarily because I simply ate turkey, ham, vegetables and salad for dinner with only one spoonful of lasagna. Then, when it came time for dessert, I had a 1/2 slice of pumpkin pie. That is what I ate for the entire day, except at night, when I ate a 1/2 piece of apple pie without the crust.

Can you see the way I’m working here? I am getting the taste of the delicious parts, without the heavy carbohydrates accumulating faster than my metabolism can handle them. Notice on my plate there was no stuffing or mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving. I wanted them. But, I made a choice. Which would I rather have: 1/2 piece of pie or stuffing or mashed potatoes?

I can always have mashed potatoes. I’m not too crazy over bread stuffing. But, pumpkin pie is kind of the spirit of the season. I did not say to myself, like many of clients choose: “I’m going to be bad today, so, I’m just going to stop thinking about my weight for one day and eat anything I want!”

This kind of thought is just simply a bad choice. You don’t cross the street one day and decide that you are not going to think today, because you’re tired! No, you protect your body from harm. You look both ways and make the safest choice.

It is not as if diabetes, heart conditions, morbid obesity, and blood pressure is not a result of overeating. These medical conditions, especially in the United States are very much a result of many people, during the holidays, simply releasing all of their inhibitions and desires to be healthy—for what—a belly ache?

I know this is what happens to me. Overeating is like having a bad hangover. My blood sugar skyrockets. Then it bottoms out, making me even hungrier for the next meal or a snack, later. It’s a never-ending cycle of bad behavior.

Make a choice this holiday to simply whittle away at the carbs during dinner, so that you can have that 1/2 a piece of dessert. I guarantee, if you keep up your exercise regimen, you’ll do way better than everyone else around you with weight loss. You may stay at the same weight or gain one or two pounds. But, in January when most people are trying to lose 15-20 pounds of unwanted weight, you will have your two pounds off in a week.

Happy eating!

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What would you feel like if everyday you loved yourself a little more…

What would you be if you loved and gave compassion unconditionally… to yourself first and then to others?

If you could imagine yourself so connected to God Source that everything you thought and every action you completed you trusted could heal yourself and, ultimately the world around you?

Create a Better Life with One Healing Session with Bo Sebastian

Call 954-253-6493 (All Sessions are done via PHONE, SKYPE or FACETIME.)

www.bosebastian.com

Bo works with people on SKYPE and FaceTime all over the world. He is taking new clients now. Call 954-253-6493 for information.

Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle to buy any of his wonderfully inspired books: ]

 

 

 

 

 

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