MYST 104: The Horrible Morning Ritual

Should you weigh yourself every day? There are good reasons to perform daily weights. But that habit has some possible negative consequences. Is it worth it?

I think so. Listen and find out why.

The hard truth!
The hard truth!

Photo via Pixabay.com by Mojzabreginfo.

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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 103: Busting a Plateau

Weight loss is hard enough and then to make matters worse, suddenly you stop losing weight! You are doing nothing different–still eating the right amounts and continuing to exercise. But now the scale will not move! What can you do? Make a change!

Have you tried yoga?
Have you tried yoga?
Start lifting weight.
Start weight lifting.
How accurate are your food logs?
How accurate are your food logs?

 

 

I mentioned that I added my references for my episode on controlling anxiety. You can find them here.

Photos via Pixabay.com by TessaMannonen (yoga),  Janeb13 (weight lifting), Mojzabreginfo (logging food).

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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 102: Anxiety and Weight Loss

We all have anxiety, and it can be debilitating. But when you are trying to lose weight, anxiety will actually slow your ability to lose. Wrose than that, it could actually make you gain weight.

Why? Anxiety causes biological responses within your body. Those responses are automatic and uncontrollable. But, I will give you one action that you can take to reverse those same biological responses. It costs nothing. It takes only 1-2 minutes.

Listen and give it a try!

Where is your place of peace and calm?
Where is your place of peace and calm?

Photo via StockSnap.io, by Leeroy.

Articles that I used for this episode:

Block, J. P., He, Y., Zaslavsky, A. M., Ding, L., & Ayanian, J. Z. (2009). Psychosocial Stress and Change in Weight Among US Adults. American Journal of Epidemiology, 170(2), 181–192. http://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwp104

DeWit, L.M., VanStraten, A., Lamers, F., Cuijpers, P., Pennix, P.W. (2015, June 30.) Depressive and anxiety disorders: Associated with losing or gaining weight over 2 years? Psychiatry Research. 227(2-3):230-7. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.02.025. Epub 2015 Mar 31

Kalish, N. (2014, June 4). Seven Ways to Beat Stress Fat. Prevention.

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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 101 Diet Disasters

What are you going to do when–not if–you have a diet disaster? How are you going to move beyond the realization that you made bad choices and move towards success?

This bus is moving toward it's planned route. What are you going to do when your personal diet-bus crashes?
This bus is moving toward it’s planned route. What are you going to do when your personal diet-bus crashes?

Photo via StockSnap.io, by Alex Wong.

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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 100: Trevor’s Team

Finally! The time has come to actually help you directly, not just by creating these episodes!

Do you want to look like this?            Me, at 265 pou

Or would you rather look like this? 

 

 

MYST 99: CHAF

You’ve probably heard the phrase “to separate the wheat from the chaff”. That means to remove the bad part of something, leaving the desirable part readily available.

That’s not what CHAF is. It is another acronym that I made up (it goes along with GOYLA.)

I reference a junk food diet that can lead to weight loss. Here is the article: “Twinkie Diet”

Quality food, in the right quantities, is one key to weight loss success.
Quality food, in the right quantities, is one key to weight loss success.

Photo via PickUpImage.com, by DiningTable.

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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 98: GOYLA

I’m a nurse and we love our acronyms. Today we are talking about GOYLA and how GOYLA is one tool in your toolbox for weight loss. It may be the key to your success!

GOYLA! Right now!
GOYLA! Right now!

Photo via PickUpImage.com, by DesignCoCo.

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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 97: Wrong Tools, Wrong Results

If you need to hang a picture on a wall, you need to first place a nail in the wall. You can use a frying pan (I know that it has been done) but a hammer will give you better results. Likewise, if you need to tighten a screw, you can use a butter knife or a screwdriver. Both will turn the screw, but one will be more efficient.

There are many ways to accomplish most goals. Not every method will be as effective as others. And sometimes you choose a tool–or method–that should work, but when you use it, you do not achieve the success you expect.

The failure might not be yours. It may be that the tool you chose was the wrong tool.

The Right Tool for the Right Result
The Right Tool for the Right Result

Photo via Unsplash.com, by Gregory Bourolias.

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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 95 All You Can Eat Buffets

Do you like eating at AYCE buffets? I do. I mean, I really, really do! I enjoy the opportunity to sample many different dishes. Unfortunately, that is also one reason I gained so much weight and became fat. (Yes. I use the “f” word sometimes.) But I’ve learned a few techniques that allow me to enjoy buffets and still make progress on my weight loss journey.

An AYCE seafood buffet. You KNOW you want to eat it all!
An AYCE seafood buffet. You KNOW you want to eat it all!

I also reference tricks that I talk about in episode 93 (Five Simple Steps). If you have not listened to it yet, you probably should before you listen to this show.

Photo via PickUpImage.com, by McFoodie.

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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 94: Planning Ahead for Success

Benjamin Franklin supposedly once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Are you planning your weight loss success? Listen to find out the benefits of planning.

When you plan your day, you know the path to success.
When you plan your day, you know the path to success.

Photo via Unsplash.com, by Bruno Belcastro

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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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