MYST 140 : Cheat Meals

Of course, I never cheat when I log my food!

Do you have “cheat meals” or “cheat days” in your diet plan? Stop! You are reducing your chance of long term success!

I don’t mean “stop eating foods not on your diet plan” but rather “stop calling them cheat days.” You are setting yourself up for failure if you need to have cheat days in order to stay on your path. And at the same time, you are setting up your scapegoat for your eventual failure.

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. Follow his Facebook page to learn how to better use social media. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 139: Get Obsessed!

What is an obsession?According to Merriam-Webster:

According to Merriam-Webster: a persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling;

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V):

  1. recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that are experienced, at some time during the disturbance, as intrusive and inappropriate and that cause marked anxiety or distress
  2. the thoughts, impulses, or images are not simply excessive worries about real-life problems
  3. the person attempts to ignore or suppress such thoughts, impulses, or images, or to neutralize them with some other thought or action
  4. the person recognizes that the obsessional thoughts, impulses, or images are a product of his or her own mind (not imposed from without as in thought insertion)

Sounds bad, right?

Not always.

Measure and record everything you eat!

Measure and record everything you eat!

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. Follow his Facebook page to learn how to better use social media. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 138 Stress Eating

Stress eating is a very common reaction to life’s stressors. It happens to almost everyone. It certainly happens to me! But how do we control stress eating?

The most basic method is to reduce the stress that is pushing us to eat. I realize that is easier said than done, but there are four common stressors–financial, health, family and career–and each can be handled. This is NOT an easy problem to correct, but ignoring it will not make the stress go away.

Work stressors

Work stressors

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Listen to Episode 114 to learn how alcohol could derail your weight loss program.

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. Follow his Facebook page to learn how to better use social media. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 137 I Can’t Help You

Have you ever thought this?

Have you ever thought this?

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Everyone needs help, and the first step in finding it is asking for it. I want to help everyone, but I can’t. I don’t know what your problems are. I don’t know if I am giving you ideas that you already know (and therefore am boring you to tears) or saying things are absolutely wrong for you (and am therefore making you angry and frustrated.)

Please give me feedback on the website, either in writing or via voice message, so that this show is as helpful as possible!

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. Follow his Facebook page to learn how to better use social media. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 136 Summertime Challenges

Do these images evoke a feeling of summertime? If you were present, would the sounds and smells trigger the need to eat?

Grilling food in the summer

Grilling food in the summer

Maybe you plan to simply avoid all these temptations. That is a valid choice, but remember–there are consequences to every choice. Listen to learn why I think total avoidance is a bad idea.

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Relaxing with Friends

Relaxing with Friends

Photo via Unsplash.com, by Dawid Zawila

Listen to MYST 123 to learn why drinking alcohol can slow your weight loss progress.

Learn my tips on how to handle Food Pushers in MYST 114.

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. Follow his Facebook page to learn how to better use social media. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 134: Resolutions

Do you have a New Year's Resolution?

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution?

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 133: Supplements

Weight loss supplements! Are they real? Sure. Do they work. Sure. Do they work as advertised? Well, that is a very different question. Today we talk about many different weight loss supplements, including medications, supplements, vitamins and minerals.

Which do you use? I’ll give my recommendation in the episode.

Which supplement do you take?

Which supplement do you take?

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 132: Buffers

We talked about “trigger foods” in MYST 107. What about the opposite idea–a “buffer food”?

 

Simple chemistry in this episode

Simple chemistry in this episode

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 131: Plan B

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Is your original plan a handoff to the running back?

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Or are you going to pass to the wide receiver?

You need to have multiple plans based on what the defenders are doing. So, what happens when your weight loss plan gets sacked?

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 130: Big, Small and Now

“Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.” ~Simon Sinek

Dream Big. Start Small.

Dream Big. Start Small.

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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