In this 50 page book you will discover simple tips and lifestyle changes on how to lose weight and live a healthier life without having to sacrifice the food you love. This is not a diet book, it is a resource for those who want to adopt healthy habits and make small changes that lead to big results over time.
Also included are personal recommendations for overcoming mental challenges and identifying medical issues that may sabotage your weight loss efforts, as well as ideas for healthy grocery shopping trips, simplified exercise routines and mind tricks for losing weight. Written by an empowered foodie with a healthy living mindset who has managed to take control of her health and weight loss destiny through research, self experimentation and personal development (Short book: 19,326 words).
Targeted Age Group:: 40-60 years old
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have struggled to lose weight for years, and after lots of trial and error, I have come up with a list of tips that will make it easier for others.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The book is based on my experiences.
Tip # 9 – Create horrifying visions of problem foods
If you have something that you know is a real problem for you such as cans of soda or a particularly unhealthy baked item, you can visualize something really gross about this item. I learned this inadvertently as a teenager.
There was a particularly yummy candy bar that I loved and I would have one most days after school. Then one day in casual conversation a friend was talking about a new job her brother was doing during the holidays at the factory where these were made. She was talking about some of the disgusting habits of the workers including having spitting competitions into the mixture. I nearly vomited on the spot and have never been able to look at those bars since without a mental image of eating spit. Gross!!!
The tactic here is to think of something totally disgusting about your problem food and then mentally visualize it every time you eat it. You can envisage horrors like the one above, or imagine it being contaminated with worms, mold or anything else that will gross you out.
This usually doesn’t work after one try, it may take a week or two but if you are diligent and make an effort to mentally visualize the gross image it will work. You have to be careful with this one as, if done properly, you will never be able to eat that particular food again.
Tip # 10 – Think about what you can add to your diet, not what you should take away.
What does that mean? To get healthier and lose weight permanently you should be trying to add more high nutrient foods into your diet instead of limiting your intake. That’s because when you deny your body of certain things, it wants them even more. When you add more, such as additional fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and essential nutrients you feel better, you can eat more without the negative health effects and your body gets what it needs. When your body is getting all the nutrients it needs the cravings go away eventually.
Tip # 11 – Include healthy fats in your diet.
No doubt you’ve seen all those foods in the supermarket that are labeled ‘fat-free’ and you may have thought that was the perfect thing to eat for your diet. After all, you are trying to cut out a lot of the fat you eat right? The truth is that foods that are labeled ‘fat-free’ aren’t always healthy just because they have no fat.
About the Author:
Lyn Ashby is an empowered foodie with a healthy living mindset who has managed to take control of her health and weight loss destiny through research, self experimentation and personal development.
A self-acknowledged ski junkie and an Australian by birth currently living in Montana, Lyn has traveled the world while following her passion for outdoor sports, good food and spending time with her friends and family.