The Stomach Pacemaker And Weight Loss

March 3rd, 2011 by Fable

Yes, yes, yes… There is and always will be some new GIMMICK, PROGRAM, or GURU that has “THE ANSWER.”  Truth be told, just eating for health rather than entertainment, and being active and athletically involved in something regularly is, of course, the real “ANSWER”  BUT…
We as humans are never going to be strong in every aspect of what would make our life easier and healthier. SOOOOOOOO…

Let’s talk turkey about these options other than eating right and exercising. This particular “new option,” The Stomach Pacemaker, sends eletrical pulses that gently stimulate your stomach and tell it it is full after eating only a small amount of food. How does this sound to me? Hunky dory.. If it seems like you would be comfortable trying it, great!  Try one, try them all! All I ask is that you choose your alternative option in a way that works in your lifestyle, for you and your family, and your work. It isn’t smart to ruin one part of your life to fix another.

I don’t believe that we are weak and somehow bad because we have a weakness in one area of our lives. And I think finding the answer to your weight loss issues make you strong. So if you have struggled for too long trying to lose naturally, go the alternative route. Just do your research, choose carefully, and go for it.

Being overweight is a constant drain on joyful living, and it’s unhealthy. So if you need to put in a lap band for a while, so what. The side effect of not trying is continued disintegration of your body and, in my not-so-humble opinion, your mind. Being fat is low-level torture, day in and day out.

I for one, wanted it out of my way. I didn’t choose gastric bypass but maybe you should. Ask your doctor. Today!

If hypnosis puts you in the proper state of mind, schedule it regularly (like you get your nails done!).

Just do “SOMETHING.” Try everything until you get where you want to be. I’m always experimenting with new stuff to keep my “WEAKNESS” under control. This is a way of life. Every single person has an area where they just can’t be strong. EVERYONE. Some are just really good at hiding it. We, as overweight people, cannot hide our weakness. Gamblers hide their weakness. Adulterers hide theirs. What if your weakness was wealth and power? Bernie Madoff successfully hid that weakness for decades. Personally, I’d chose a plate of nachos over destroying so many people’s lives.

Remember, Every Ounce Counts

Fable

Kim Kardashian Needs To Go On A Diet

February 14th, 2011 by admin

At least that’s what SHE says.

In Kim Kardashian’s recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the reality TV star said, “I’m on a diet. I need to be. I love to eat — Kit Kats or cookies-and-cream ice cream. I need sugar, like, five times a day.”

Apparently, Kim says the bad habits kicked in while she was filming “Kourtney & Kim Take New York City.” Kardashian admits she can hardly pass up the street vendors and junk food.

She explained, “I worked out once. I gained, like, 10 pounds. All the papers were like, ‘Kim’s pregnant!’ I ate the nuts on the street corner, the hot dogs, the street meat. It was not a joke.”

Do you think she needs to be on a diet? Is this another example of outrageous obsession?

Drinking Diet Coke Does Not Mean You’re On A Diet

February 11th, 2011 by admin

Remember- the taller you are, the easier it is to be slender. But trust me, you still have to work at it.

James Duigan has been Elle Macpherson’s personal trainer for the last 15 years and he’s recently revealed the secrets behind her enviable figure. He believes that the first step to weight loss is a strong commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Duigan offers these tips to lose weight and stick to your diet:

*Make the commitment! Find the determination to make changes to your eating habits and, most importantly, to stick to your diet.

*Eat clean and lean – eliminate processed foods from your diet.

*You need to eat lean and clean. Once you get that right, everything else will fall into place.

*Cut out wheat and sugar. Eating processed, low-fat food and drinking diet coke does not mean you’re on a diet.

“It’s not fat that makes you fat, it’s sugar.”

Duigan doesn’t believe in diets that make you count calories, measure portions or ban certain foods. He thinks these types of diets are a waste of time and a solution to lose weight, but only for a short period of time.

*Find the exercise that works best for you. Not everybody can do certain exercises so it’s better to experiment and find those exercises that fit you.

His last tip is to stretch before bed, it’ll help you get a flat tummy.

Duigan is a real believer in these tips, saying that if these are followed properly, anyone can get to have a fit body in about a month.

And trust me- they believe that EVERY OUNCE COUNTS.

Do you find Duigan’s advice do-able? Believable?
Can you find a way to incorporate these ideas into your lifestyle?

Vanity Fair? How It Can Help You Lose Weight

February 8th, 2011 by Fable

Oh I think so. I want to give a sort of disclaimer here in the beginning. I dislike arrogance. Immensely. So when I chat with you here on vanity, I want you to think of it as a tool to keep your motivation up.

When I was very overweight I used my love of fashion and vanity to dress and do my hair and makeup so that people could see past my physical faults and see ME. It worked like a charm. And I will tell you that on the days where I was just getting by and didn’t primp and style my look, I was treated differently, by others and myself. And food is ever-present in our minds when our self esteem is taking a hit.

So, to list all your wishes for your appearance, and begin the process of physically self-loving you is where your priority must be.

I have an upcoming event with my work associates and I’m now tackling a body issue that has plagued me for decades. Will I conquer this? I don’t know yet, but I chose it from my physical wish list and I’m giving it the full court press. I’m able to focus in certain areas of my world extremely well, so now I will focus on this.

All I know is, when I present myself well in the world I lose my desire to overeat. The compliments I receive are fuel for my motivation to lose more weight and increase my health, and primp even more. And there is a mentoring effect that this gives off. Those who have watched me struggle, or I have shared my story with, feel free to ask me how they can look better. Which in turn gives them the “MOJO” to watch what they eat and even exercise.

Is vanity now a force for good? I say yes. Use every weapon in your arsenal, and always be acquiring newer weapons. Like a new dress, add one new exercise into your routine that works on something from your physical wish list. Do you get the point? YOU are a project… Play and tweak and experiment with YOU!

Tell us how you have used vanity to your advantage. Share with us what has worked and what you struggled with.

Remember- Every Ounce Counts!

Fable