Some spiritual guidance came to me for a client over the past week, thought I would share it with my health and fitness fans.
When people with BED, binge eating disorder, try to lose weight they often check with a free app on how many calories to eat in a day.
The problem that may arise for some however is they may ignore the problem that got them to the point of needing to lose weight to begin with.
In order to gain or lose one pound someone would have to consume 3500 calories more to gain or less than their maintenance calories to lose.
Someone with BED isn’t going from 1700 maintenance calories a day to 1200, they are going from 2300 on average to 1200. Because they have been overeating, and most likely are not counting those calories. Now that is an average over a week, most likely they do semi-well many days and then over eat more than 500 cals for 2-3 days. 3000 calories is easy to do, 4 slices of pizza, one fast food burger and fries, and 4 cocktail drinks, that is 3000 calories.
Spirit offered one suggestion this past week for a client. Instead of going from 2300 all the way down to 1200, try to do maintenance calories daily consistently first, then add exercise with it 2-3 days a week to create the caloric deficit. That may seem less extreme on your body and mind and get you used to what is maintenance calories for you, rather than a huge drop in calories that seems like too little food. If you are someone with BED you’ve been eating a lot of extra food every week, 1200 calories will seem like too little and may do too much mental damage in what it will take to lose weight and keep it off. Get comfortable with what maintenance feels like first.
To figure out your BMR or basil metabolic rate you can Google calculator and BMR. Enter your information and it will give you the basic amount of maintenance calories you need without exercising. For any calculator that asks for level of activity, unless you are a body builder be realistic, leaning towards conservative.
Per usual, consult with a physician for any medical or health related advice. This blog does not provide diagnoses or professional medical advice.
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I lost 130 lbs, and I’m going to keep the first part of this very simple, as people often get confused with all the advertising. If you want more detailed information I have a weight loss packet along with accountability sessions and other informational sessions on my website. I am now an IAOTH CPD certified Nutritional Therapist. Click on the link to go to my packet.
These are the three ways I’ve been able to lose fat and reshape my figure.
Watch my calories and keep them to the recommended limit using an app such as Lose it. In this method I did not pay attention to macros in other words I did not try to stay low carb. This is probably one of the slowest methods that I’ve gone through but it still works, creating a caloric deficit and thereby the body uses your stored fat. Its also the simplest method. Use a progressive calorie daily total adjustment for plateaus.
Going super low carb, less than 50g a day, high protein and a lot of spinach, and low fat too (not “Keto”). Spinach is it good appetite suppressant and diuretic meaning helps you lose water weight. I did not exercise in this plan. This is the fastest method I have used, but not for the faint of heart. Expect moodiness and use supplements such as MCT oil and others to help with moods and energy swings.
Watching my calories as well as exercising. I would exercise in the morning before I had eaten anything, taking my BCAAs and pre-workout supplement, I would do 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight training. I felt awesome after my workouts, I could feel my body changing quickly and I had way more energy and positive attitude. Other than food, exercise can uplift your mood as well and it’s probably one of the healthier ways of doing that. I would still watch macros, about 50g of whole wheat, which is a 1/2 cup. Best way to have this was my flat bread, recipe here. No extreme mood swings, if anything I was happier. Use a progressive calorie daily total adjustment for plateaus.
To be honest keto never worked for me longer than a week. I’ve tried it twice now, I didn’t have long-lasting results, a lot of mood swings. Maybe it was just my body type, I don’t know because I’ve seen other people have success or say that they do. What I found is keto give you a false sense that in order lose weight you will never be hungry because you just load up on fats, so you have the expectation going into it that you’re not going to be hungry. I think that’s false. I don’t think I ever lost weight on any plan that did not make me hungry at some point. I think you may be hungry, because that’s your body singling to you “hey I’m using up your fat preserves, I don’t like this I wish to survive, eat more food!” So going in with an expectation of never being hungry I think is not good, and loading up on more fats has not done positive things for me. I did keto while watching my calories, still didn’t get the results I was looking for. The other 3 above were more effective. When I watched carbs I was also low fat.
Keto may not be the right fit for you. Low carb, yes that helped me, but with low fat as well. I was hungry at some point in all of these plans, got used to it, and liked the slimmer figure as a result. I would say if you really want to lose weight, expect to get hungry every once and a while. Work on your fear of being hungry. Hunger is not something to cure, you have plenty of food, you can eat “later”. You’ll be ok with a little hunger.
I do not recommend drinking alcohol on these plans either, it can affect your pancreas, which regulates insulin and glycogen, and may slow down your progress. Have a doctor do a full blood panel with Lipase to see if you have organ issues that may be negatively affecting your weight loss. If your Lipase is high you may have a pancreas issue and need to be on low fat and no alcohol to continue to lose weight.
Now what I do is use some of those keto recipes to supplement sometimes like for dessert, so I can feel like I’m having a dessert without spiking my sugar, thereby releasing insulin, which causes the body to store fat. Just count those calories, and macros if you are using that route.
Also, ditch the idea that you can lose weight without counting calories. Won’t work. Just like losing weight without getting hungry every once and a while. Won’t work. Your body wants to keep you alive, it will signal to you to eat and even store fat sometimes. So going off of only your feelings on how much to eat may not cut it. Never worked for me. That’s just commercials trying to sell you the dream.
You think I gave you all you need to know? Kind of. I did clear the clutter of false advertising. You could take that and run with it and be successful, in theory.
However you also may run into psychological problems such as emotional eating, binge eating, hopelessness and other spiritual problems such as being ungrounded, energies and entities that set you up to fail.
There is way more to tell you but that is the advice of the day. My packet gives the other components such as psycholoigcal tricks and spiritual tips to help you succeed long term. Keto may not work for many of you because of the mood swings, the expectation that you will never be hungry which is not logical, and having too much fat in a diet may not be the best way to lose fat.
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When I first started running back in 1995 I didn’t really know that there were a few things to watch out for so you didn’t hurt yourself. I hurt my knee when I was 16 and never really knew why until I picked it up again in recent years. For those trying to lose weight or become more fit, here are the few things I’ve learned over the years:
Stretch: Stretch before and after you run. Sit on the ground, tuck one leg under so your foot touches your other thigh and touch your toes on the leg that is outstretched (or try your best). Do this for the other side. Second, make a butterfly shape with your legs by touching your feet together and stretch your hands past your feet. Third, lift your leg behind you holding on to your ankle. Forth, stretch both legs out and touch your ankles or feet. Do each of these for at least 15 seconds.
Find the right shoe for you. Look at the bottom of your current shoes. Where is the wear, on the inside or outside of the shoe? I found out I was supinated, which is when you wear out the outside of your tennis shoes and I ended up having pain on the outside of my legs around the ankles and shins after I exercised. Once you figure out if you are pronated, neutral or supinated, get the right shoe for you so you’ll have less pain. This has helped me significantly whether I’m walking, using the elliptical or running.
Posture: Swing your arms front and back, not cross them in front of you. Keep your arms bent at a comfortable, loose L shape. Also, have loose shoulders so you don’t have shoulder pain. Keep your head up and level, not strained, looking out to the horizon so your don’t have neck pain. Great free video to illustrate this whole process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRkeBVMQSgg
Balance your weight: This might be difficult for those of you that dominate on one side of the body. I found my right side would hurt after running (hips, knee, shoulder and back). My right side would do much of the pulling and get most of the impact and this was happening automatically. My left side would feel perfectly fine and light as a cloud. Actively think about balancing the two sides, emphasizing the non-dominant side. Actively think that your non-dominant side has to pull its own weight.
Practice makes perfect, you might have to pay attention to your posture and balancing for a while before it becomes automatic. When you stretch and balance everything out you’ll experience less pain and actually have more endurance because your dominant side isn’t doing all the work anymore. My knee, back, shoulders, neck and hips don’t hurt anymore after running, so it is possible to correct for these common issues. Happy running!
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A new healing technique was revealed to me through meditation a week ago that has profoundly affected how I feel and think so I wanted to pass this along.law of attraction not working,law of attraction not working,law of attraction not working In my readings Law of Attraction has popped up as one reason why some of my clients are having similar patterns in their weight, love life and other undesirable “one step forward, two steps back” patterns. The other being beliefs and fears, which actually is intertwined with this idea because beliefs may affect how you react, see or “feel” about the situation.
Law of Attraction and Karma Concepts
When I talk about Law of Attraction what I mean is when we put thought, feeling, action and words towards an idea. The feelings, thoughts and words can the attached to something we do want in our life but also something that may be unfavorable.
Recently when watching a Hindu guru talk about Karma he said that culture has twisted the term a bit into meaning revenge against another when basically it just means “action“. During my readings clients will ask me if those that hurt them will receive something negative in return, essentially if “karma will get them back”, and often times from angels and above I receive a no response. The reasoning is usually (to sum up generally) because there are various perspectives in each situation and the reasons why we do things that can be varied (energy, lessons, feelings, reacting to beliefs).
I do believe that we have spiritual aids on certain levels that protect us from ourselves and neutralize some of this but some of the patterns are still left behind so that we can notice them. This can bring us to a spiritual awakening or to give us hints on what we still need to heal.
Weight Pattern Healing (Yo-Yo dieting)
When I was healing one of my clients I received the thoughts and feelings they were putting towards losing weight since their pre-teens. Have you ever looked at a photo years back when you were thinner and remembered at that time the picture was taken you were unhappy with your body weight, but now you would kill to look that thin again? My client focused on their thighs as early as pre-teens, judging the size and look of them, feeling emotions of disappointment, grief, frustration and sadness. Over the years she may experienced energy and thoughts around feeling or looking fat, even though she may have looked better back then than she does now. Essentially my client had been putting thoughts and feelings out there such as “My thighs are big” “I’m fat”, “I’m ugly”, “My thighs are fat”, “My butt is too big”, and so on.
The energy and belief that “my thighs are too big” were repeated in her mind over and over again, even when they were thinner, with a feeling of disappointment since her pre-teens. Imagine that as a cloud of energy getting bigger and bigger over time as she continued to feel it and think it, even mention it to her friends. Then imagine energetic forces to “make beliefs come true” affecting how you feel or think, such as “I’m on a diet but really need chocolate cake right now”. Over time these feelings, thoughts and actions create a “cloud of energy” affecting how she felt, thought, acted and what she attracted, creating undesirable patterns. What psychologists recommend is creating habits, but if you’ve been down that path you have “to be good” and stick to the plan for weeks, resisting strong forces telling you to do otherwise. With this healing I noticed results with some patterns in less than 24 hours, a big difference and relief. Less resistance mentally and emotionally to do the things you really want to just because you made choices in the past before you knew about the power of action.
The Jacob LOA Healing Method
When I meditated, a celestial healer by the name of Jacob appeared to me, and gathered the cloud of energy created from undesirable patterns. He put that energy into a bucket, transforming it into a green energy. This essentially heals it or neutralizes it. Then this is replaced with positive beliefs such as “My thighs are thin”, “I am thin”, “I am happy thin”, “I have a healthy body”. Combined with the feelings of happiness or contentment, these were written as sentences.
Imagine those sentences being written once, then repeated until it forms a square (see attached illustration at top), then repeated over again behind that square until a cube is formed. Then imagine the cube being repeated until it is a square of cubes, then the square of cubes repeated behind itself creating a cube of cubes, filling the energy that was once the cloud of black energy. This was the visual representation showed to me as how to replace the negative feelings, actions and thoughts with something more positive. This cube of cubes of positive energy was then put into another bucket, turned green with fireworks exploding from the bucket, lighting up the sky. The healing is done when the fireworks stop. Don’t forget to ground when you are done!
I did some of this healing on myself for different areas of my life and noticed a positive difference within 24 hours for some patterns. Some example topics that I may have worked on with clients:
Suppressing happiness feelings or feelings of Joy to fit in or please others
Putting too much thought, energy, love into unrequited love
Running away from those interested in me but I’m not interested in (always a mismatch)
Dreading working, career, negative beliefs around career
Negative feelings towards coworkers, bosses, friends, family, etc
Disappointment in relationships, emotions around when romantic interests are disappointing, endings in relationships
Relationship fears (disease, death, loss of power, no respect, conflict, communication)
Waking up with enthusiasm instead of dread, not wanting to leave bed
Choosing healthy foods instead of sugar, unhealthy carbs (actions), replace with being happy with healthy foods and being thinner (this works!!!!)
Stacked up energy from the thoughts and words of others that I couldn’t do what I wanted (lose weight, be successful, make money)
Fear around the paranormal, reacting out of fear
Feelings around weight yo-yoing, size and look of different body parts
Caring about what someone thinks and doing what I think they’d want (starts with parents)
Using food or drink to celebrate or reward
We may react to instances in our life for various reasons, biological, mental, past lives or social. That doesn’t mean we are stuck with these negative patterns for the rest of our lives, there is a way to transform the energy just as it can be created. This is an awesome healing that works.
This is an original healing method, so please be respectful and reference the author and article when sharing with friends or clients.
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Something was revealed to me today. Ever since my energy healing training, the seemingly random cravings to buy or consume seemed to increase. There would be a carrot or a reward at the end of doing what I wanted, such as an angel or God sign (repeating numbers, feathers, coins, signs). However, sometimes this would lead me into problems such as gaining weight, or going over budget. As I wandered the store today I pondered why I would still feel a craving to buy after meditating, when “they” know I have a budget. As I say to myself I have a budget, I usually have this thought inside me that says “that’s not the metaphysical way of thinking”, “that is scarcity or that is limited thinking”. The universe is abundant. However through experience I know that to continue to ignore a budget or your diet leads to putting yourself in a place where you have to do something more extreme other than maintenance to get back to your goal.
I received the wisdom while walking around that there are so many things in the world that you could buy. Zoom out and think about the entire world, all the bazaars and marketplaces in Moracco, Israel, India, China and so forth. You will not be able to buy from them all and store it, so there may always be a wanting or craving at some point, no matter how rich you become. Knowledge of this, the concept of “knowing” that there are so many things out there you could buy, that could bring joy in the short moment, but you could not possibly buy them all for lack of space, budgetary reasons, or in order to keep a slim body, this concept will help you understand that you can’t possibly please all of these forces that want you to buy, whatever their motivations may be.
There are a lot of people that ask for financial abundance and money, or people have jobs connected with these retail items, so there’s a energetic pool out there tugging you to buy, creating these cravings. These forces aren’t always necessarily evil it’s just there’s a lot of energetic pulls and you can’t satisfy them all. Even Bill Gates can’t buy everything and store it, he has a limit too.
Understanding that people are asking for abundance and you can’t possibly satisfy them all, will hopefully give you a release by separating you from the emotion and give you peace.
My recommendation? Don’t look at it as an evil craving and attach good or bad to it, look at it from the knowing that there’s a lot of beings and energetic forces out there. Know that you can’t satisfy them all so don’t feel guilt or loss. Keeping a budget, or keeping a caloric diary, will help create the boundaries and limits that help you succeed in your goals. They help you to know when to stop listening to that craving to buy or consume the next thing. Those forces pulling you to go outside of those limits aren’t necessarily evil, they just exist. Buddha talked about the wanting, so did Jesus, and both recommended balance.
Set your boundaries, write them down, when the wanting comes tell them you are at your limit. After this, if its supposed to be, then watch the magic happen to being it to you if necessary. If nothing happens, you didn’t need it, it was for a different reason such as someone needing to keep their job or someone asking for abundance.
When your budget or calories are up, have a list handy of free or zero calorie activities that make you happy such as walk in the park, listening to music, watch tv, watch a movie you already own, play a game or one of my favorites, take a nap.
Many times clients will ask me how they can change their habits so they could eat healthier. I was able to change my eating habits over the years from fast food & sugar to eating mostly whole vegetables and protein during the day. To get to this point it took a lot of research, trial and error, and reading books from those that succeeded before me. healthier food choices, healthier food choices, healthier food choices
We use habits to avoid timely and stressful decision making as well as to conserve willpower. Habits involve 3 things; a cue, the habit itself and reinforcement. An example of a cue would be when I used to get to the office in the morning I’d go to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee. I found that milk products can make me tired, coffee adds acid to the stomach which makes me feel hungrier and caffeine can make me anxious so I wanted to change the habit of having caffeinated coffee in the morning. In order to change a habit, change one part of the cycle of cue, habit and reinforcement. To change all 3 might be too much of a shock to the system and you may resist the change because the mind may perceive it to be too much change at once. In this case, the cue was I got to work and wanted to get my cup of coffee. While I kept the cue and reinforcement, I changed the habit from getting coffee to getting mint tea, which was caffeine free and milk free. The other change to habit I could do is getting decaf with soy milk. Then the reinforcement was the enjoyment of my cup of hot beverage. You can use this strategy to slowly change your unwanted habits to more desired ones. Make sure that what you do exchange your habit to is acceptable to you, such as I like mint tea but not everyone does. Make sure that your reinforcement is still acceptable to you otherwise the change may not last long.
If you want to eat when you get home every night, change one thing about that process, such as peanuts instead of chips. If you eat cookies at midnight, change it to popcorn instead of cookies. Whatever the change is make sure that it is acceptable to you so that the change is not too drastic and try to do them one at a time instead of changing all your unwanted habits at once. Sometimes you may transition from one food to another. For instance, I wanted to change from having so many burgers and fries to more salad. To change right to salad with no “bridge” from burgers would be difficult, so what I did was I would put everything but the bun on salad, preferably spinach as spinach is a diuretic (lose water weight) and an appetite suppressant. Then over time you will get used to the idea that burger salads, cheesesteak salad or even pizza salads (remove the topping and put on spinach) can be as satisfying for lunch or dinner. Then you can transition from there to salads with less cheese or more healthy protein (chicken, fish, vegan alternatives) once you are comfortable with the new routine.
It may take some time to change every habit you want to change but it is possible. The key is to be kind to yourself, understand the psychology such as change one thing at a time to avoid resistance, know what is an acceptable alternative for you and give it the time you need. You may have been reinforcing some of these habits for decades, like eating once you came home from school turned into eating when you came home from work. You may need more than a day or two to change a habit that has been reinforced over the years.
Some fast notes:
Eat spinach, apples or applesauce with no added sugar, pineapple and green beans as they are diuretics (lose water weight) and are appetite suppressants. They have more fiber to slow the digestive process. They make you feel more full.
Increasing hot water or tea intake during the day will help you to feel satiated and get more water in your body.
If you just downed a whole bag of chips and want more, really what you are is thirsty. Take two pints of water “like a pill”, in other words drink them quickly rather than sip. This will help you to feel full and restore your “sanity”. Same thing after alcohol.
Salt, fat and sugar can create a reaction where your brain and stomach stop telling you that you are full (where did that bag of chips go?). If you ever detox fully from these items you will know what I mean, your satiety can be restored and you feel full eating less whole food. Over time try to reduce these and be aware that chips and sweets have an affect on your brain that cause you to crave them more and remove your satiety. Same goes for artificial sugars. It helps to be aware so you can make better choices in the future.
Best of luck!
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“The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg
“Willpower” by Roy Baumeister, John Tierney
“The end of overeating. Taking control of the insatiable American appetite.” by Kessler, M.D. David
I’ve done some research over the years on addictions, in my case food, and in my family’s case alcohol. Much of what I have read is science and psychology based, which has value by itself. While the biological process certainly does play a role in how we feel and what we do, as does the mind, I wanted to know the spiritual side because I do know that is a piece of the puzzle as well.
During a reading I received that addictions and cravings for what you are addicted to sometimes arise when you are trying to shut something or someone up, like a feeling or a voice. What you are trying to shut up may be anxiety, voices in your mind you don’t want to hear such as your ego or someone else’s, mixed in with your angels, guides or God. You may be trying to numb a feeling such as grief or a heart break you haven’t quite healed from yet. Go here on my blog on how to heal grief. If the divine is trying to warn you of something, this may cause some anxiety, from the higher vibration as well as other factors, and that is usually an indication to stop what you are doing and do a self check. It was explained to me the higher the vibration, the more anxiety you may feel, particularly if you are not in the light. More to come of this in my book to be published hopefully in 2019.
The recommendation is to stop. Stop. Do nothing. Let the anxiety ground. Then just chill. Do Nothing for a while. 5-15 minutes of do nothing time. Don’t look at your phone, sit or lay down and do nothing. If you are sensitive enough you will feel the energy go down from your head all the way down to you feet. After the 15 minutes, thank your angels, guides and God for being there to bring them forth, imagine a while light around you and ask for guidance or whatever the problem seems to be. The problem may be you’re working too hard or doing too much. You may be using the addiction to get away from worries or work. Its time to do nothing and receive guidance.
The other metaphysical reason for an addiction seems to be a combo of other people asking for more money and abundance as well as your actions in the past. As others ask for more money, you may “answer the call” as I put it to buy what they are selling. What you’ve enjoyed buying in the past is typically what you get pulled in buying again, essentially your actions and law of attraction. So if you’ve felt happy buying chocolate cake, tortilla chips, going out to eat, alcohol etc. that may be what you are pulled into buying again. This is with the combination with the physical and mental highs you receive from these actions.
Other non-metaphysical reasons for addictions usually involve serotonin, opioids and dopamine’s affect on your brain. An excellent book that describes this is “The End of Overeating…” by David Kessler, MD. Intellectually understanding why you feel a certain way can help you to stop yourself in your tracks, rise above the problem and find another solution.
Addiction provides an escape. An escape from work, worries, distraction of the mind, what we don’t want to look at, as well as a mental high. You are ignoring something, many times something deep inside. My recommendation is to stop and do nothing, grief healing, or look into changing habits (actions).
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Sauté your chicken, mushrooms and bacon in butter. When your chicken is browned on one side, flip it, along with the mushrooms and bacon. When the 2nd side of your chicken is starting to brown, put the swiss cheese and parmesan on top and cover for 1 minute. Uncover and place the bacon and mushrooms in a paper towel to soak up the grease. Sauté your red onion quickly while your bacon and mushrooms are drying. Place your chicken over a bed of spinach, salt and pepper to taste. Top with dried bacon, mushrooms, red onion and diced tomatoes. Either squeeze the mustard in a zig zag pattern on top or put off to the side for dipping. Enjoy! swiss chicken recipe, swiss chicken recipe, swiss chicken recipe Need weight loss advice or other guidance from your archangels and guides? I provide readings, most done within 24 hours. Feel free to schedule a session on my readings page.
I was in the same situation not too long ago. I had to lose some weight and every diet that was effective required some sort of salad everyday if not every meal. So how do you go from loving sandwiches, meat and carbs to salad? I can tell you from personal experience that it can be done and over time you’ll find you’ll start craving salads too. The key is to make it fun for you and to transition slowly. What I mean by transitioning is start by integrating the foods you now love into the salad. For me, I love cheesesteaks so I started off making these big cheesesteak salads, with real steak, cheese, red onion and a balsamic dressing. I got the idea from a cafe I used to frequent. They had this salad on their menu and I started making it from home. Eventually you’ll learn to integrate all kinds if your favorite things into salads, like tuna or chicken salad, cranberries, sunflower seeds, olives, hummus, fajita meat and cheese. Eventually you’ll be able to have less and less meat and cheese and your waistline will show the results of your ingenuity. Need more help to control the cravings because you know they come from more than just the food? I have a special energy healing technique that I’ve used on myself and I’m willing to help you too. Visit my readings page above and schedule a reading with me. I provide this healing over the phone or in person. I’ve lost 120 pounds so far, and so can you.