HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND SUCCESS!!

It’s Dec. 22nd and for those of you who acknowledge and/or celebrate Christmas in some way, that means it’s only 3 days until the big day! 3 days until the birth of Jesus (if that’s your belief), 3 days until Santa Claus comes (if that’s your belief), 3 days until a day full of love and giving and family (chosen or blood), 3 days until you eat so much awesome food you think you might bust! 

Or for some people it is a day of being alone, either chosen or not. For others it is just a regular day. Still for others it may be a day in the beginning, middle or end of other celebrations like Hanukkah. There is also other celebrations that I am not as familiar with such as Kwanzaa.

My whole point being, whatever you do or do not recognize or celebrate at this time of year, I hope the season brings you love, happiness, peace and continued success.

Speaking of success, I recently ran some ads on Craigslist for Stop Smoking and New Years Resolution Success (most people set New Yrs resolutions that they want to begin Jan. 1st), and I’ve already had several clients go through the Stop Smoking Hypnosis sessions. It’s been a great experience for me, and the comments and reactions from clients have ranged from stunned to “Wow!” as they walk out the door knowing they are now a non-smoker!

The Stop Smoking Hypnosis is a two session protocol and I do those sessions pro-bono. This gives me experience and allows me to give back to the community at the same time. A philosophy that is important to me. I will continue offering those sessions all the time, but if someone you know or you yourself are looking to stop smoking as their/your New Years Resolution please contact me at nourishment3@gmail.com or 778-985-8807.

The New Years Resolution Success is also a 2 session protocol for a Seasonal Special rate of $120 (valued up to $395). This special will run until January 17th – meaning at least one of the appointments must be booked by that date. The appt may happen after that date but you must book it by the 17th.

We all know New Years Resolutions are made with the full intent to be successful. We may want to lose weight, stop smoking, develop healthier habits, succeed in business, etc and yet quite often we find within only a couple of weeks of setting these goals/resolutions we are back to where we started from and feeling like a failure.

Why not give yourself the gift of success? Create that success by changing your mind, by setting those intentions deep into your subconscious mind with the aid of hypnosis!

Willpower which happens in the conscious mind won’t be enough, if it was then we would all be successful all the time at whatever we decided we were going to do. Real change, real success takes place when positive suggestions are accepted into/by the subconscious mind and the change happens like changing the programming on your computer. Once new programming is installed and accepted by a computer, the computer has to operate with that new programming. Your subconscious mind works the same way. 

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Again my contact info for hypnosis or nutritional consultations is nourishment3@gmail.com or 778-985-8807.

 

Wishing all of you, my lovely followers, a wonderful Holiday Season, success in the New Year (whatever success you are looking for) and health, wellness and happiness always!! 

 

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Only 8% of people keep there new years resolutions! Are you one of that 8%? 

I already talked about using the SMART acronym in an earlier blog (https://nourishment3.com/2014/01/01/2014/) to help you reach your goals. So today my blog is more specific. It’s some tips to help you keep that number one (most common) new years resolution: To eat healthy and/or lose weight.

1. Instead of doing a radical diet overhaul that will make you feel overwhelmed, try just changing one meal a day, but everyday. For example, instead of your egg and cheese sandwich or bagel for breakfast that you had every day last year, try fruit, oatmeal or a green smoothie in the morning. Changing just part of your day will influence other decisions you make about eating and this could be the start to making everlasting changes.

2. Don’t just say you are going to “exercise more” or “get fit” – Do something every single day that will lead to that result. Develop a habit, routine and schedule it in your day. Everyone should devote and schedule at least 1 hour a day for wellness- it does not have to be one solid 60 minute block of time, break it up if you have to. Before work, during a lunch break, or right after work are often great times for this. If you do this at the same time everyday, your body and mind will adapt and it will become easier for you to create a new habit. Focus less on the end result and more the habit forming activity that you like doing. << That is so very important!

3.  Don’t set weight loss goals. Focus less on weight and more on getting healthier for life. If you are drinking or eating things you shouldn’t – linked to obesity, cancer, etc, try replacing those foods with something better. For example, try replacing soda with sparkling water or your artificially colored and flavored chips with baked homemade ones. Also, you could replace the artificial sweetener in your coffee with organic stevia extract or coconut palm sugar. You don’t have to deprive yourself if you make better choices. Also follow the 80/20 rule (or 90/10 if you like a bit more structure)- 80% of the time you eat well and make those healthy choices, 20% of the time you’re more flexible on your choices. That doesn’t mean that 20% of the time you let go of all the great choices you’ve been making, it just means you bend a little on those choices.

4. Don’t give up carbs. Going without carbs for life is just crazy and not sustainable – could you imagine not being able to eat a piece of cake ever again? Try going for the best carbs available instead- Quinoa over rice, sprouted wheat instead on white bread.

Instead of a crash or liquid diet, add one organic green drink a day before breakfast or dinner. Chlorophyll rich foods like spinach, kale, and collards blended with fruit or juiced can alleviate cravings because they provide a burst of nutrition that the typical diet doesn’t get. When your body doesn’t get what it needs nutritionally speaking, cravings continue which lead to weight gain.

Instead of going all out vegan or vegetarian which is hard to do cold turkey, vow to only eat meat that you know the source of and that is not factory farmed. Go vegetarian one day a week, and when that becomes a habit, add a second day. You can add more and become a full vegetarian/vegan or stop when it feels right for you and your lifestyle. When you go to a restaurant to eat, ask about the meat, if they don’t have a sustainable option available go for a vegetarian option. Just make better choices as often as possible.

5. When all else fails…. try one of these habits below to start and see if you can make them stick!

Drink warm water with lemon every morning (warm as in room temperature)
Ditch refined sugar
Drink a green drink every single day
Change where you shop

More importantly…don’t give up! Take it one step, one change at a time. If one isn’t working, try something else! Take small steps if something seems too big or overwhelming. Small steps are still steps in the right direction, you are still moving towards your goals. You don’t have to, nor should you worry about, taking the same or same size steps as anyone else. You are uniquely you…do what works for you!