How to Lose Weight: You’re Here for a Bigger Purpose

You’re Here for a Bigger Purpose – It Starts with Your Health – Diamonds and Pearls Networking Group on Facebook!

3 Things that give you the POWER to Change for Good!!

by Kamille Dawn Tirzah MS CPT, NSC.

1. Make a list of WHY YOU WANT TO CHANGE

Examples: Live Longer, better health, disease free, reduce medications or off of medications, have children, be more employable, lower health care costs, lower insurance rates, more energy, more attractive, more desirable for to the opposite sex, more confidence, etc.

When you have reasons that are meaningful to you, you will be motivated to change. It’s not will power that is the driving force for changing your body and changing your health it’s what is your inner motivation. Your motivating factors will be the foundation for commitment. Without commitment you will not reach your goal.

2. Decide what you want in every area of life:

Finance
Health and fitness
Relationships
Career
Spiritual
Education
Hobbies
Material Things
Dreams

When you realize that your desires in life will require you to be in the best health possible, this will motivate you more than any quick short-term goal. Losing weight or getting more fit for an event is great, but what happens after the event? Then what? You always have to have goals to work toward. We are either progressing or degreasing.

3. Surround yourself with a supportive team

Friend/Buddy
Health Coach
Trainer
Health Professional

Research has shown that people who take a team/group approach to changing their health have an 80% better change of reaching their goals as compared to those who do it alone. Why? It’s because of accountability but most importantly, it the collective energy or ‘like’ energy that is very empowering. It gives you strength when you feel discouraged or when change isn’t happening fast enough. You will have resources from professionals and other people like you who are going through the same struggle.

Contact information:

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Email: coachingwithkamille@yahoo.com
Websites: www.leanbodyprinciples.com www.coachingwithkamille.com
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Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss: Why Should You Care? And My Waist Training Journey

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Fat Loss vs Weight Loss:

Many people make 3 mistakes when they want to either get more fit or lose weight:

  1. They don’t understand that it’s about fat loss not only about weight loss.
  2. They follow a generic weight loss plan not an individualized one.
  3. They don’t exercise for they body type and body shape.

Fat loss

Fat loss is different than just focusing on weight loss. When you focus on losing fat, you don’t lose your valuable muscle, bone, just water, or your valuable organ tissue which can be lost following a diet that is individualized for you.

It’s really important to get enough protein for your individualized body. A good rule of thump is to eat protein at each meal as a generic baseline.

You can lose FASTER if you get enough protein to help you maintain your current lean body mass. If you do this, you will ONLY lose fat and your journey will be made shorter!! Woohoo!!!

It took me 3 years to lose 100 pounds and it could have taken much sooner if I would have learned this secret.

For a great way to start any fat loss or weight loss plan, a cleanse or detox is a great way to get motivated and help you get started on a healthy life style journey. Here is a detox or cleanse I use often.

Individualized Nutrition Plan

Your nutrition plan should be based on your body not everybody’s body. One way to know how much nutrients you need is from a body composition test. A body composition test will measure the amount of body fat you have, bone, water, and muscle you have on your body. Why is this important? Because you want to know how much each weigh so that when you are losing, it is being lost from fat and nothing else.

I teach people how this is done in my program called Lean Body Principles. You can check it out at www.leanbodyprinciples.com.

Exercise for Best Results

It’s also great to do exercises that are best for your body type and shape and also for the shape you’d like to have. I cover this in my program, but for general purposes, just doing what you love is a great way to get results too.

As for me, I’m working on shaping my waist in a process called waist training and also doing a cleanse and detox. It’s a great way to see faster results.

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Here is the cleanse/detox I’m following. If you would like to follow it too, please check with your doctor or health professional first.

Here’s a video I did LIVE on Facebook for a women’s networking group called, Diamonds and Pearls. You can join if you’d like!!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rarediamondsnpearls/1218051094872849/?comment_id=1218113114866647&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&notif_id=1468195932072108

 

The 21 Day Cleanse/Detox

A cleanse is a great way to jump start any fat loss/weight loss or just to get and feel healthier venture. There are may types of cleanses, yet what seems to be best for a lot of people is to follow a plan that eliminates grains and dairy and eat more ‘clean’ foods like protein that does not have hormones and antibiotics, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, and fresh water.

A cleanse or detox can be done with a detox tea or without it and a cleanse/or Detox can be done for 3 days, 7 days, 10 days, or 21 days.

There are a couple of ways I’ve done cleanses in the past:

  1. Incorporating smoothies for a meal replacement for 1-2 of my meals.

Or

  1. Eat whole foods only.

 

Or

  1. Do both.

 

Here is an example of a very effective cleanse that almost anyone can do safely. (If you have a medical condition, please consult with your doctor).

Breakfast : 2 eggs cooked any style or Egg white omelet w/green veggies or protein smoothie

Snack: Fruit

Lunch: 4-8 oz. Grilled or oven baked or roasted protein or protein smoothie(chicken, fish, turkey), 2 servings low glycemic vegetables

Snack: Fruit

Dinner: 4-8 oz – Grilled or oven baked or roasted or sautéed protein with t teaspoon of healthy fat and 2 cups low glycemic veggies.

Veggies can be steamed, raw, or lightly cooked with 1 teaspoon of healthy fat.

What is not allowed:

  • No starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes, rice, white potatoes, bread of any kind and pasta.
  • No red meat
  • No sugar
  • No alcohol
  • No dairy

What is allowed:

Protein: all protein must be lean: chicken, fish, turkey, shrimp. Do not eat imitation crab. Also, shrimp is high in cholesterol and sodium so eat no more than 3 times per week.

Vegetables: Low Glycemic vegetables: any green vegetables except peas, tomatoes, peppers (even the colorful ones), onions (white, yellow, and red).

Fruits: Low Glycemic fruits: apples, all the berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apricots, grapefruit, oranges, pears and peaches.

Healthy fat: Olive oil, coconut oil, or avacado.

Beverages: Fresh water, herbal tea, green tea both caffeinated and decaffeinated. Coffee (no more than 2 cups caffeinated and 3 decaffeinated…too much caffeine can slow down fat/weight loss).

Sweeteners: Stevia

Vitamins/Phytonutrients: always take a multivitamin or phytonutrients because today’s fruits and vegetables do not have all the vitamins and minerals in them due to modern farming methods.

I take a phytonutrient instead of vitamins. The phytonutrients are from a company called Juice Plus+. If you are interested in learning more about it, please contact me: coachingwithkamille@yahoo.com.

Victoria’s QuickStart Best Skinny Detox and Weight Loss Tea:https://www.amazon.com/Slimming-Cleanse-Powerful-Ingredients-Recipes/dp/B013U0QLOU

 

Victoria’s Sexy Pink Waist Trainer: http://skintightnaturals.com/portfolio/sexy-pink-waist-cincher/

 

Victorias Best Dual Waist Trainer:https://www.amazon.com/Bodyshaper-Shapewear-Non-Latex-Directions-Flattening/dp/B0187MOMHE

 

Free Jumpstart Your Weight Loss Recipes!!

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Email: coachingwithkamille@yahoo.com

Websites: www.leanbodyprinciples.com www.coachingwithkamille.com

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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Kamille-Dawn-Tirzah-Page-239463709727669/

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The Biggest Loser…a Scam?

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Biggest Loser contestant once a size 4.

Drugs, forced starving, 8-hour trainings!!?? Is this the REAL Biggest Loser Show? Well it seems some of the contestants are spilling the beans and telling the real behind-the-scene horrors that really happened on one of America’s most viewed TV programs.

The Biggest Loser was never a show I felt compelled to watch more than once. Obese at one time myself, and losing over 100 pounds naturally through a mind, body, spirit approach, I knew the show didn’t promote healthy weight loss and was ridged for sensationalism only.

I mean, why else would you train people until they vomit on national TV, have them doing impossible and dangerous workouts causing embarrassment and humiliation just to get high TV ratings?

In addition, they never focused on real fat loss, just weight loss like many nutritionist, physicians, weight loss gurus, and others toting a book or program for losing weight within the multibillion dollar industry.

That’s when I realized that what I had learned in my career as a medical weight loss specialist and coach for physicians and corporations in North America is what real weight loss is about. It consists of these three things:

  1. Losing fat weight only and sparing your valuable lean body mass, which includes your bone, muscle, and valuable organ tissue.
  2. Following an individually designed nutrition plan that is based on your body composition that also takes in consideration your body type, shape, and metabolism instead of a scripted ‘cookie-cutter’ diet plan.
  3. Being coached from a professional that knows the scientific mind, body, spirit modalities and strategies that will transform your mind and change your habits for good.

When the mind is changed along with the correct nutrition and exercise designed for you as an individual, transformation is possible and lasting.

It is said that all the Biggest Loser contestants have gained the weight back. When weight loss isn’t tied to a bigger purpose, why should anyone keep it off? In addition, the contestants are saying that the process used by the trainers and producers of the show, destroyed their metabolism. It’s not hard to do when a person is not getting proper nutrition and only focusing on fast weight loss.

I’ve been able to get people to lose fat fairly quickly, however, if a person doesn’t do the mental work, they will only gain it back. And their health is my first priority. Here are my average fat loss results:

 

Coach Kam’s Weight Loss (Fat Loss) Results

C.C. lost 4.5 pounds in 3 days, P.T. lost 30.1 pounds in 30 days, W.C lost 50 pounds in 60 days, S.O. lost 12.5 pounds in 10 days, P.C. lost 27 pounds in 30 days, S.S. lost 10 pounds in 18 days, G.G. lost 20 pounds in 90 days, C. G. lost 17 pounds in 29 days, G. P. lost 24 pounds in 45 days, T.M. lost 8 pounds in 30 days, W.S. lost 45 pounds in 9 months, Y. J. lost 53 pounds in 8 months, B.V. lost 15 pounds in 4 months, H. H. lost 35 pounds in 30 days, M. P. lost 10 pounds in 30 days, T. B. lost 44 pounds in 4 months, P.G. lost 53 pounds in 7 months, L. S. lost 20 pounds in 3 months. *

 

So how did I get these results? I used a methodology that I compiled in a program I call the Lean Body Principles: Lose Fat Weight Fast! Secrets Your Doctor Didn’t Have Time to Learn and these great recipes. In this program you will discover:

 

  • How to customize and design your own nutrition plan based on what I call, “Your Body’s Blueprint”.
  • Learn how to know if you are losing fat or muscle or both! No more guessing ever again.
  • Learn what foods to eat to get maximum fat loss without giving up some of the foods you love.
  • Identify the type of exercise that works best for your body type and shape and which ones will help you reach your goal faster.
  • You will learn how to calculate the exact time frame it will take you to lose excess ugly body fat for good!
  • You’ll learn how to stay motivated throughout your journey using mental and emotional strategies so you can embrace and create the NEW YOU faster than ever!
  • You will learn how to change your mind so that you are not a slave to food cravings, but food is actually working for you!
  • And much, much, more!

I know how it feels to be obese, depressed, not living life to the fullest and feeling the disappointment of dreams deferred. After trying numerous diets and exercise programs that didn’t work for me, I finally took a different approach. I got coaching and training from professional celebrity trainer, Victoria Johnson.

After losing over 100 pounds, I took the knowledge I learned from my celebrity trainer, the knowledge I had from my formal college degrees in behavior science, nutrition and fitness, along with the experience and knowledge I learned from some of the top physicians and surgeons in the medical industry and designed a program that highlights secrets no one is using.

When you think about it, the average 30-50 year old has illnesses and conditions of those who are in their senior years. And it starts from all the bad eating habits developed when people are in their 20s and from being overweight or obese.

When my clients follow my program they get results. The most important thing when losing fat (weight) is to focus not only on losing weight, but to focus on your health. I never want to compromise someone’s immune system therefore, it’s important for me to make sure the nutrition program improves the overall health of a person not just that they drop weight.

That’s why for a short period of time, I’m giving away a free e-book giving away great weight loss plan including some of the same recipes I designed for my clients and patients that got them the amazing results I shared with you earlier!

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If you go right here, you can download my book for FREE! Can you imagine, after a week of following the suggestions and eating these delicious recipes you’ll not only lose weight but also feel like you’re NOT on a diet! Fun!! When you sign-up to get the free ebook, you’ll also get my newsletter with amazing articles giving away free tips you can really use and get results.

When people decide they want to lose weight, they want to have lost it YESTERDAY! But, we know that REAL weight loss takes time, dedication, determination and the right information.

My dedication led me to success and it can for you too! Yet, you don’t have to feel like you’re in weight loss jail. You can love the daily changes you will see in the mirror when you take the right action and eat foods that are yummy and make you feel great with tons of energy.

I’m hoping I can be a part of your transformation to a learner, healthier YOU. Please enjoy the ebook.

Also, can you do me a favor? Please comment below if you’ve found this blog and my FREE EBOOK helpful. I design programs and products based on your needs so I appreciate your feedback greatly!

Lots of love,

Coach Kam

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P.S. Here’s the Biggest Loser article.

About Kamille

Kamille is a Medial Weight Loss Specialist and consultant to physicians and corporations. She’s been seen on People Magazine, interviewed on Good Morning America, and highlighted on ET. She’s the author of Fat Chick to Cover Model and her new audio mastery coaching program Lean Body Principles: Lose Fat Weight Fast! Secrets Your Doctor Didn’t Have Time to Learn, she has helped thousands lose ‘fat-weight’ and regain their health and reason for living! She offers individual, group and online-coaching programs. She’s been seen on People Magazine, interviewed on Good Morning America, and highlighted on ET. Contact her if you want to get lean and start living today! www.coachingwithkamille.com www.leanbodyprinciples.com. Kam’s blog .

Check out http://www.realfatloss.com for other great diet and weight loss information!

 

 

 

 

 

You are ALREADY a Multimillionaire!

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Did you know that the medical insurance industry only values your life at $50,000!! That’s one reason why health care has gone up in our country because more people are getting sick due to neglecting their eating and lifestyle habits.

 

If a person has a heart attack or gets cancer, it costs insurance companies triple that amount to keep you alive…so what have they done? Several things—they’ve increased EVERYONE’s health care premiums and deny certain procedures because it cost them more to keep you alive then to let you die!! This is the truth!

 

But, if you get hurt and die due to the negligence of the city, the state, the government, or a lethal car accident, car insurance and malpractice insurance companies value a human life between 5-7 million dollars!!! I did the research! So you are already a mulimillionaire just by being alive!! In your body! Right Now!  OMG! I know…amazing, huh?

 

We all know that there is no amount of money on the planet that comes close to your true value as a human being, however, if a lawyer is fighting for your family on your behalf, your family will be rewarded millions for your accidental death.

 

After learning this I became even more passionate about helping people get healthier and I valued my role even more.

 

When people ask me how much I charge for my weight loss or wellness coaching, I’m thinking —If you really knew the value of your body and your life, this is not the right question—The right question should be…

 

“When can I get started with you Kamille and I will pay you whatever you charge! Can we work out a payment plan?”

 

Or…I don’t have a lot of money, but I am willing to work with you…can I use my credit card and charge for your services…where can I sign Kamille?

 

“I don’t have a lot of money, but can you work around my budget Kamille?”

 

That’s what I did when I met celebrity fitness trainer to elite athletes and A list movie and film stars. I knew she charged hundreds just for a personal training session, but I asked anyway!

 

I took a risk and asked because I was desperate. I tried so many diets and was not successful…I’d lose a little, but I could never get to my goal or lose enough to really make a difference and I was fat, depressed, had all kinds of health issues and I was tired of following all those hype fitness people who had crazy diet books that really didn’t help. I was on the verge of not wanting to live, but I wanted to live…does that make sense…I didn’t want to die from FAT SUICIDE!!

 

So I asked.

 

And guess what? She decided to help me! Can you imagine? She actually was kind enough to help me. She gave me a price that worked around my budget…wasn’t that amazing of her? I cry every time I think back about the day she emailed me and gave me a price that I could afford.

 

But, she knew I was serious! You know how she knew?…because she didn’t have to chase me down for my business. I chased her…that’s a sign of someone really wanting change. And I knew that when my income increased in the future, I would pay her back some way some how.

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And guess what?? The rest is history…She worked with me and in the course of three years, I shed over 100 pounds, lost the weight and landed on the cover of People Magazine, interviewed on Good Morning America, and ET for my accomplishment.

 

I believe all these good things happened to me because I was HUNGRY for change and not for food! I respected her as a coach and was so GRATFUL to her and the Universe (God) for the gifting me with this amazing opportunity to CHANGE MY LIFE…AND… I knew I had the worse body type imaginable for losing weight. But, I knew if I could lose it, anyone could and I vowed that I would take what I learned to help others.

 

What I learned from this mega elite fitness professional who is Nike’s spokesperson and more, my years of formal education both BA and MS degrees, experience working with some of the top and well respected physicians and surgeons in South Florida, and my experience working with hundreds if not thousands of people to help them regain their lives back —I put in a new program called the LEAN BODY PRINCIPLES. It is a method of coaching I use that helps people lose FAT —not just weight loss – because focusing only on losing weight will harm your immune system, lower their metabolism, reduce your bone density, make it harder and harder for you to lose weight each time you diet, and more.

With the Lean Body Principles Master Program, a digital audio coaching system designed so that  it is like me sitting down with you coaching you all the way through to your goal. There is no other program like it! You will have all the tools I use to get the amazing results I get with all my clients and patients for yourself making it easy to get to the goal of having your dream body!

So what about you? Isn’t it your turn? Do you know that YOU are so special! YOU are so unique! YOU have a life and a purpose for the world and you can’t do it to the fullest extent if you are not healthy and you have too much unhealthy fat on your body.

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But what if…6 months from now you’re able to look in the mirror and not hate yourself and the way you look?

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What if… instead of seeing loads of belly fat spilling over the top of your favorite jeans you see this amazing, good looking, sexy, individual that is fit, happy, and full of life and vitality?

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(Look great in your jeans like Kloe)

 

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What if… you could make your husband or wife, girlfriend or boyfriend become passionately in love with you all over again because you not only look soooooo  yummy, you’re turning heads wherever you go?

 

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What about your kids? What about your family? If you are not around because of your failing health, what are they going to do without you?

 

Are you going to let your weight determine your FATE?

 

I have a special going on for Woman’s month. The Lean Body Principles program that’s $197.00 (please read all that you get at www.leanbodyprinciples.com

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I’m gifting and including the Lean Body Principles 30 day  One-on-One coaching for free!

 

If you’re ready to make a change and you value your 7 Million-Dollar Body, I want to help you get there…let’s do this together…let’s get started today!

 

Click on the link and contact me today coachingwithkamille@yahoo.com.

 

 

Kamille Dawn Tirzah is a Medical Weight Loss Specialist & Consultant to physicians in North America, author of Fat Chick to Cover Model and creator of the audio self-coaching program called the Lean Body Principles: Lose Fat Weight Fast! Secrets Your Doctor Didn’t Have Time to Learn. She can be reached for personal on-on-one or group coaching by contacting her at (561) 713-8057 and/or email at coachingwithkamille@yahoo.com

 

 

The Fat is Gone and She is HOT! Woman Isolated for Being Fat & Bullied Now an Internet Sensation!

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Like Tanya Rybakova, 25 years old who was 238 pounds (17 stone) who was bullied for years, I isolated myself from the world and buried my life in my work. I had no social life. I had no dating life. I was barely living. I wasn’t bullied, but I was living on the exhaust of other people oxygen. That’s pretty darn low.

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But, something happened to change my life forever and like me, Tanya lost over one hundred pounds, 112 pounds to be exact and looks simply amazing! All the people who bullied her have gotten in touch with her to call her beautiful.

 

What was Tanya’s secret? She got the help of a nutritionist and coach and a personal trainer. She’s had to have surgery to get rid of the excess weight. Her turning point was on prom night when her friends wouldn’t even talk to her.

 

She had tried diets in the past but wasn’t successful. Then, she realized she needed professional help. With the help of a nutritionist and trainer, she was able to lose the weight. It took her 3 years.

 

Her story is so similar to mine. My lose skin was my breasts and stomach. Like Tanya, I tried to live with it but, I almost felt more isolated with the lose skin then when I was heavy, so I decided to have breast augmentation. I still need a tummy tuck and will get one as soon as I can take the time from work to heal.

 

What I admire about Tanya is that she didn’t keep struggling. She realized she needed help and reached out to get it.

 

There are so many people who think they can do this journey by themselves. Some do. Yet, I know for a fact that they have more body fat than they realize because most people don’t know how to measure their body fat, they don’t know how much protein they need for their body and body type, nor do they know where they are in regards to their lean body mass.

 

Why is this important? Because if you lose too much muscle, your metabolism slows down, you are still ‘over-fat’ which is unhealthy, and if you do go back to eating poorly, you will gain back what you’ve lost plus more!

 

In addition, it more than about what you eat and how you move. It’s about changing your mindset. The next difficult hurdle after losing the weight is keeping it off. You have to learn how to go through every life difficulty and not use food as a stress reliever.

That’s the real test! In the meantime, Tanya is enjoying her thousands of followers and sharing her journey with the world! So What’s your excuse? What’s keeping you from doing the same thing?

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Original story written by Phoebe Jackson-Edwards for Mail Online

 

About Kamille

 

Kamille is a Medial Weight Loss Specialist and consultant to physicians and corporations. Author of Fat Chick to Cover Model and her new audio mastery coaching program Lean Body Principles: Lose Fat Weight Fast! Secrets Your Doctor Didn’t Have Time to Learn, she has help thousands lose ‘fat-weight’ and regain their health and reason for living! She offers individual, group and online-coaching programs. Contact her if you want to start living today!

 

 

 

 

February Self-Love Challenge! How I Turned Around My Valentine’s Day Disaster!

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Do you mind if I share my heart for a few minutes and get a little transparent and authentic? No matter how much I think I love myself, something always happens to show me that I definitely need to keep working on it.

 

Like the year I bought a guy I had been dating for a short time (about 2 1/2 months- the dates had been amazing! He was fun and I always had a great time with him and I thought he felt the same way about me) Valentine’s Day gifts assuming he liked me enough to do the same. In fact, he asked me out on the day before Valentines Day. Sure sign that I wasn’t on his Valentine’s Day priority list. He accepted my gifts without any explanation of why he didn’t have anything for me and I was too embarrassed to say anything.

 

Just the simple fact that I was too afraid to bring up the subject and that he didn’t care enough about me to give an explanation of why he didn’t give me anything (he accepted the gifts and said ‘thanks’…nothing else) let me know I had a long way to go in the area of self love. It wasn’t so much the exchange of gifts that was the real issue.

 

The real issue was me. I keep attracting emotionally unavailable men! Maybe I’M not as emotionally available as I think I am. I’m not sure, but to be honest, dating has really been very complex for me. And when February comes around, its just another reminder of how much I still have to learn in the area of romantic love. So, I decided after that incident, that I would begin treating Valentine’s Day differently.

 

Now, when Valentine’s Day Comes around, I make it a point to take the entire month and make it a special month of self-care, self-adoration, and self-fulfillment no matter if I am dating someone or not.

 

Most women I know are Big Hearted Women. We love easily and are giving. In fact too giving. It’s hard for me to be the BITCH in order to get and hold a man’s attention. I don’t like having to memorize and live by all the games suggested by some of the popular self-help books. It’s like the suggestions are against my nature. Perhaps they really do work, but one thing for sure…before anything will work, I know in my heart, I have to love self myself more and feel I am worthy of a love I desire and deserve because the world reflects back to us what our beliefs are.

 

Self-love is also important when it comes to health. I had to love myself enough to take the action to change my body. I loved myself enough and took a leap of faith by getting a coach to help me. The coaching, education, and training I received that helped me lose over 100 pounds was the catalyst to my transformation, but if it wasn’t my dedication to loving myself enough to change my body, no coach or trainer could have helped me.

 

Back to Valentine’s Day. I am well aware that Valentine’s Day was created as a huge marketing tool to stimulate the economy, yet every year I fall prey to all the beautiful hearts and roses that fill every store during the month of February. It’s hard not to get swallowed up in the hype. And, no matter how hard I try to say to myself it doesn’t matter that I don’t have anyone serious in my life, I still feel a little empty instead of filled with love and compassion just for the sake of it.

 

That’s why I created the February Self-Love Challenge

Here’s how it works. For every day during the entire month of February (this year is a leap year, so we get 29 days instead of 28 days to love ourselves even more) everyday you celebrate yourself by doing a self-love action. You can make up your own or use a few of the following 45 ideas:

 

1.Take a bubble bath or a shower wearing a tiara.

2.Read about a new interesting topic.

3.Sing.

4.Go on a self-love spending spree and stock up on super foods, organic skin care and coconut water, Juice Plus+ capsules or Complete Shakes (you can ask me about these J)

5.Go to your favorite hairdresser and get a new hairstyle or color.

  1. Make your personal health your priority. Make an appointment with a health coach, or research information on how to get healthier. It’s a simple act of love to yourself which will permeate all areas of your life.
  2. Take a Yoga, Pilates, Kickboxing class, or whatever turns you on….do it!
  3. Grow or buy a new plant.
  4. Do a detox.
  5. STOP doing something that no longer serves you. Smoking. Drinking. Hating. Resenting.
  6. Kiss yourself…on the shoulder. Hand. Foot. Tell yourself you love yourself
  7. Be still. Listen. Feel. Allow yourself to fill with the love and wisdom of the infinite
  8. Stay in your pajamas for a full 24 hours.
  9. Love. See your life through the eyes of love
  10. Appreciate the abundance that you are experiencing right now.
  11. Buy yourself that special something that you’ve been dreaming of. You deserve it.
  12. Take yourself out on a date.
  13. Kiss and cuddle a sweet, furry animal
  14. Fall in love with yourself.
  15. Drink a large glass of purified water. And then another one.
  16. Learn something new. A new skill. A new philosophy. A new habit. Expand your current life experience by adding to it.
  17. Thank yourself for all that you do.
  18. Choose to change your perspective to one that makes you feel good. You have the power.
  19. Start a healthy nutrition plan to: lose weight, gain weight, or simply to improve your health.
  20. Get a health/weight loss coach – Like me, Kamille Dawn Tirzah…I loves helping others because I’ve been there. Go to www.coachingwithkamille.com or leave your contact info in the comments.
  21. Apply for a new job
  22. Try something new. A new place. A new road. A new taste. A new person.
  23. Start a new business
  24. Chill with friends
  25. Do something you’ve been afraid to do.
  26. Eat dark chocolate.
  27. Dress up for yourself. Wear things that make you happy! Don’t dress to “attract a mate” or to impress your peer group, wear things that you like. Make yourself happy!
  28. Don’t patronize places that treat you poorly.

Forgive yourself.

  1. Start dressing in a way, which makes you, feel sexy & confident… As opposed to just following what’s in style. Not all silhouettes suit all people. There are definitely styles that are best for individual body types. Once you know what works for you, make the most of it! Few things make you feel better than knowing that you look great.
  2. Meditate
  3. Dance in public.
  4. Go on a nature adventure
  5. Snuggle up early one evening with your favorite drink and just listen to the world pass by. Preferably on a rainy night.
  6. Keep your Radical Self Love totem on you at all times & start telling people about it.
  7. Explore your sexuality.
  8. Find a mantra & hold it close. Like; Om Namah Shivaya, roughly translated, means “Greetings to She Who I am Becoming” &/or “With great respect, I honor my heart”.
  9. Stretch in the mornings.
  10. Think of a way you could make your life easier — then do it.
  11. Make lists of reasons why you love yourself…
  12. Take a 2-minute self-appreciation break.
  13. Try something new.
  14. Make a green smoothie.

 LoveJournal

Want to make it really fun? Get a special Valentines Day Journal and write all your actions steps in it and keep tract of what you learn during the process. It will teach you a lot about who you are and how to love yourself 100%.

 

When I look back on that disastrous Valentine’s Day, I don’t blame him or even myself. There are no bad situations only learning experiences and I look at every situation as an opportunity for self-growth and discovery.

 

Also, regardless if I want to attract a love relationship or any relationship for that matter and if I want to be treated with love and respect, I have to love myself first, so much so, that everyone I come in contact with feels the love energy around me and loves and respects me easily and naturally. Most importantly, the creator, the divine source of all that is love ME and YOU and has a silver cord linking it’s heart to ours and we learn must tap into that love, guidance, and support in order to experience the free flow of love and joy.

 

If you feel the same and if you feel this article is a help to you, please let me know your comments below.  

 

In the meantime JOIN THE CHALLENGE and enjoy this month of loving yourself. You deserve it!

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Are You Addicted to Sugar???

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About 5 years ago, I had a client who admitted to me that she had a REAL sugar addiction. I asked her, “How do you kn

ow?” she said because:

I’m constantly thinking of sweets all the time.

I can’t go a day without a drinking at least 1 soda pop.

After a couple of days on a healthy diet plan, I find myself in the super market with a pie in my grocery cart and I say,” Tomorrow I’ll do better.”

 

I’m the type of coach that never judges ANYONE because I know what it’s like to have food addictions. And because I’ve experienced them myself and I’ve worked with so many people who deal with the same issue, I feel it’s time to share the truth about sugar, why people can get addicted to it and what they can do about it.

 

Since the beginning of our existence as we developed in our mother’s womb, we were pumped-up to the sugar hose. Not accusing your mom of being a sugar addict, but most all natural foods and processed foods contain a form sugar so it’s natural to like sweet foods from before birth.

 

Sugars are classified as being glucose, fructose, maltose, sucralose, maltos, galactose, and others from the combinations of these sugars. They are part of the structures in natural fruits, vegetables, whole grains and diary as well as processed foods such as refined carbohydrates like

bagels, breads, pastas, etc. Refined sugar sources are the root of all evil and the cause of most sugar cravings and addiction.

 

Let’s take a step back for a minute…The fact is, we need sugars from an adequate intake of carbohydrates and these sugars are necessary for the complete metabolism of fats to carbon dioxide and water in our bodies and for energy. It was meant to come from natural foods not from all the processed foods Americans have become accustomed too.

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Why is Sugar so Addictive?

Sugar has a powerful impact on the reward centers of the brain. When we eat foods that contain a lot of sugar, a massive amount of dopamine is released in an area of the brain called the Nucleus Accumbens. When we eat these foods often and in large amounts, the dopamine receptors start to down-regulate. This means that the next time we eat these foods, their effect is blunted. We will need more junk food next time we eat in order to get the same level of reward. Sugar and other junk foods, due to their powerful effect on the reward centers of the brain, function similarly to drugs of abuse like cocaine and nicotine.

In my opinion, I think all Americans are addicted to sugar at some level. You may think I’m generalizing, but unless you eat ZERO processed foods then you are not a sugar addict. AND people who eat this way do so because they know what its like to be chained and imprisoned in the sugar dungeon. But the line is drawn when we can’t stop eating sugar.

How Much Sugar Should You Have Daily?

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that we limit our daily sugar consumption to 7% or less of our daily calorie intake—that’s about 6 teaspoons (100 calories) for women and 9 teaspoons (150 calories) for men. But that adds up fast. Just one 12-ounce can of regular soda contains 8-10 teaspoons of sugar and 130-150 calories. One glazed donut contains 6 teaspoons, and a half-cup ice cream (the standard serving size, although most portions are much, much larger) contains 4 grams of added sugar!

Despite the claims from health agencies, there still seems to be so much controversy around what is considered a right amount of sugar intake. I think it’s about comes down to how YOU decide to relate to sugar. Here is a simple test to see if you are addicted to sugar.

Below are a series of statements. For each one you must give yourself a score of 0 (you never do it) to 4 (you do it four or more times a week.) At the end add your scores up, to see where you sit on the sugar scale. Please score yourself honestly!

 Here is your score criteria:

0 – Never
1 – Once per month
2 – Two to three times per month
3 – Two to three times per week
4 – Four or more times per week

 Answer each question truthfully:

  1. I find myself consuming certain sugary food or drink even though I am no longer hungry.
  2. I worry about cutting down on certain foods, even healthy organic foods.
  3. I often feel sluggish or fatigued because I overeat carbohydrates.
  4. I find myself searching for something sweet after meals.
  5. I have had physical withdrawal symptoms such as agitation and anxiety when I cut down on food containing sugar (Do NOT include caffeinated drinks: coffee, tea, cola, energy drinks, etc.)
  6. Eating certain food containing sugar, such as cakes, biscuits or fizzy drinks cheers me up.
  7. My behavior with respect to food and eating causes me significant distress.
  8. Issues related to food and eating decrease my ability to function effectively (daily routine, job/school, social or family activities, health difficulties).

 Score Yourself:

Score 0-8 – You are not a sugar addict: You do not have a problem with sugar, and do not need to worry about sugar.

Score 9-16 – You are on the borderline: our sugar cravings are under control, but keep an eye on them, so they don’t stray into higher figures.

Score 17-24 – You are climbing over the fence: Your sugar is getting out of control…you need to seriously cutback.

Score 25 and overYou are a sugar addict: Your reliance from sugar is out of control and you must cut back now, the amount of sugar you consume could be damaging your health.

So how did you do? If your score led you to discovering that you are in the sugar danger zone, what can you do in moving forward?

How to Stop Sugar Addiction

I believe it’s a personal thing, and I don’t think people should suffer. It’s a challenge to lose weight and to have to deal with a sugar addiction at the same time.  I believe in taking baby steps. That’s why it took me 3 years to lose a little over 100 pounds where some people have taken a shorter amount of time. It’s because I had to deal with a lot of food addictions. Some people feel giving up sugar cold turkey is best. Perhaps its all up to personal preference and personality type.

When I was addicted to carbs and sweets, everyday I made sure I had naturally sweet foods in my diet from fresh or frozen fruits. When I first stated out, I ate all the calorie-reduced desserts, but over time, my taste changed after eating more naturally sweet fruits and I no longer wanted the artificial sweetness from low calorie desserts and sugar substitutes.

Getting to the Root

According to Louise Hay, the popular metaphysical healing practitioner, the root cause of craving sweets is that your life is missing sweetness. I mean think about it, there maybe some truth to this. If so, get to the root by changing your lifestyle and incorporating things people and activities that make you feel good about life and yourself.

Sugar by far is a hard habit to break. Thank goodness there’s so many natural ways to get ‘sweetness’ in your nutrition so that you have the good of both worlds.

Let me know your thoughts…