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Mindset Changes To Shift Your Metabolism

Hey Hey!

If you have n’t heard the term “mindset challenges” before.

The concept of mindset challenges is strange because on the surface, why wouldn’t we want to have a successful mindset to accomplish our goals? It’s weird when you think about it.

How do you know if you have any mindset challenges? And what do you actually do about them? (Hint: there’s an free opportunity at the end of this.)

So if you’ve been feeling blocked or conflicted about weight and you don’t know why, today’s post will provide a great refresher for you.

Sometimes you just have to go back to basics.


“The Mind Is Everything. What You Think, You Become.” – Buddha

It’s way easier to think that you can’t lose weight because of something outside of yourself. You know, things like the people around me tempt me, work drains my motivation, Mercury Retrograde, or any other random excuse.

Now, don’t get me wrong: there are external factors that can TOTALLY affect your losing weight potential. But believing that you can’t do anything about those factors and start losing weight is purely an inside job.

Just make sure that your “excuses” aren’t mindset challenges (spoiler alert: they totally are!)

 

 

What Are the Top 3 Mindset Challenges?

Most people have a pretty similar mindset challenges. Honestly, you might think your situation is unique, but it’s probably not.

Here are some of the most common ones – see how many of them ring a bell for you:

  • “I have a WILLPOWER problem”
  • The ALL OR NOTHING thing: “I even eat perfectly every day or I eat whatever I want.”
  • “I’M BROKEN” internal dialogue

Once you know your particular MINDSET CHALLENGE, you can keep an eye out for how it sabotages you.

How Do We Overcome These Mindset Challenges?

  • Fully allow yourself to ENJOY any temptation (a.k.a. Breathe and eat slowly)
  • 1) Be AWARE if you lean towards perfectionism 2) Giving yourself MORE THAN 2 OPTIONS – When you choose 1 side, what else are you choosing?  3) Set an empowering MANTRA“Something is better than nothing”
  • Set an empowering MANTRA“I’m okay just as I am. I am not perfect but I am okay just as I am.”  

*WHEN WE OPERATE FROM I AM NOT BROKEN YOU SPEED UP WEIGHT LOSS


 

With Gratitude,

ANNA

Cellulite Challenge

Hey there beautiful!

I am so excited my heart is thumping. Today I am going to talk about Cellulite and I want to share a pod cast I heard today by host, Maddy Moon. She said and I quote, “I know for a fact that being a fitness model, meditative yogi, juice cleanse queen or a ripped G.I. Jane does not bring the happiness you are told about (Trust me, I’ve been all of those)”

While listening to her podcast “How to Stop Shaming Your Food Choices”, she made reference to one of her blog posts, “How Cellulite Saved My Life”. Her bravery and vulnerability inspired me to also be vulnerable with my followers and also to start a Self-Acceptance Challenge! Are you excited?!

Maddy posted a picture of her backside at a fitness model competition` and also a current picture of her backside and my mind went WOW! It dawned on me that having cellulite does not make her less of a person and the same goes for YOU and ME!

So, therefore, I am starting a challenge for everyone and anyone who puts the value on cellulite at the back of their legs. I am telling you, you are not alone and its presence does not take a bit out of your beauty. It doesn’t make you ugly and no one is a standard for your body. This challenge is an avenue to say thank you to the one person who has stuck through thick and thin with you, never minding what the world thinks!

 So here is the challenge….. You get to post a picture of your legs showing your cellulite. Is it scary right? I Know! Absolutely fearful? Of course!  But do not let this opportunity slip you by. This is a chance to support each other, a chance to shove love and most importantly, a chance to say thank you to our bodies and their cellulite!

I LOVE YOU!

 

 

4 Holistic Techniques to Detox the Body

How do I get healthy? How do I keep my skin free from diseases? How do I get back in shape? These are some of the questions that detoxification can address. Cleansing your body at least every year can help you obtain more energy as well as improve your overall health. We are all surrounded by various toxic substances. We use products that could seem harmful to our health, and we are exposed to various elements such as pollution, cigarette smoke, and UV rays.

HOW DO YOU START A DETOX?

First, lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars, and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimize the use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants, and toothpaste), and substitute natural alternatives.

Now to help get rid of these toxins from your body, there are some detox cleansing methods that you can employ. These can help strengthen your immune system for healthier living.

Can’t watch. Instead, listen:

 

IONIC FOOT BATH

The Ionic Foot Bath is a detox water bath that cleanses, balances and enhances the bio-energy present in the body. It is basically used to increase energy (both physical and mental), vitality and stamina, at the same time, it purges (detoxifies) the body of toxins, chemicals, radiation, pollution, synthetics, and other foreign materials trapped in the tissues of the body that hinders the body’s self-cleansing mechanism. This internal cleansing includes parasite cleansing and liver detoxification, which results in less body fluid retention, reduced inflammation, improved memory, greater bladder control, a more balanced pH, a stronger immune and significant pain relief, including headaches, gout, and arthritis pain. This body cleansing process results in the correct frequency required for the body cells to return to a healthy state, and to release wastes that have been bonded to them over the years. In general, our body will feel lighter after the first session. We will think more clearly, have more energy and enjoy a greater sense of well-being.

BODY MASSAGE

Everyone enjoys having a massage, with the relaxation and tension relief it brings. Body Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, including the skin, tendons, muscles and connective tissue by a professional, for relaxation or to enhance the body’s healing capability. Body massage causes chemicals to be released into the body, which brings toxins out of your muscles. Furthermore, body massage has also been found to help the substance lymph move around, which assists in getting rid of toxins from tissues in your body.

HIMALAYAN SALT BATH

Himalayan salt is one of the purest, uncontaminated salts that are as old as the earth. Himalayan salts provide benefits when taken in a salt bath. Think of the Himalayan salt bath as a bath for the inside of your body, where it draws toxins out from the entire digestive tract. When you imagine all of the waste products trapped in your digestive system — not unlike the slime and build-up that accumulates inside a garden hose or household pipes — it makes good sense that your insides benefit from a proper washing. This mechanism is a highly effective way to expel detoxifies your body naturally of toxins and waste. From this bath, you will have better digestion, increased energy, feel like a fresher you, and even weight loss.

INFRARED SAUNA

Sauna benefit remains a positive influence on your health that has been proven by sound medical research worldwide. With an infrared sauna, the benefit goes far, far beyond relaxation. Infrared sauna benefits are much-needed in our hectic, rapid-fire society. As the body warms throughout, the heat relaxes your muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and oxygen and nutrients are delivered to tissues that are not that well supplied at other times.

 

IN CONCLUSION

It’s much easier to prevent toxification and maintain a healthy body than attempt to clean up damage that’s already been done. As in life, being proactive beats being reactive by a long shot. A holistic way of detoxing your body also involves your thought, which is your mind. Your mind is very powerful. It can help you heal every disease in your body. But it can also contribute to the contrary if you give it the power to do so. It depends on the quality of your thoughts. The more positive they are, the better you will feel.

 

 

Overeating Lessons Learned

Hey there beautiful!

This month, we jumped right into the why and how to stop Overeating and/or Binge eating. A lot of us struggle with Overeating and Binge eating, and we feel ashamed to admit it even to ourselves! But never forget, everyone goes through different phases and challenges daily but every day you have is an opportunity to keep up your journey to health! So here we go overviewing what we learned this month.

 

3 Myths About Why Do We Overeat

https://www.annahilty.com/whyoe/

 

Non-Nutritional Ways To Stop Overeating

https://www.annahilty.com/stopoe/

Foods To Stop Overeating

https://www.annahilty.com/foodoe/

 

The Road to Recovery: Interview with Jenny Eden

https://www.annahilty.com/jenny/

 

 

This is a brief wrap on WHY and HOW to stop overeating. But never forget, everyone goes through different phases and challenges daily but every day you have is an opportunity to keep up your journey to health!

For more information, watch my YouTube video

The Road to Recovery: Interview with Jenny Eden

Jenny Eden Berk

A wife, mother of three spirited girls, a Health Coach and Eating Psychology Coach. I’m passionate about helping people attain a beautiful relationship with food, body and self. She is an adventurer at heart, restless to learn new things and curious about people.

Most importantly, she is earnest and genuine about helping others. Jenny strives to work with people to not only achieve their weight and health goals but to move beyond weight loss to get to the root of their eating and body concerns and find a peace within themselves, about themselves.

Been figured on:

The Huffington Post

Elephant Journal

Boston Moms Blog

  • What is your favorite inspirational quote and how does that apply to your everyday life?
      • How & when did you start your journey to become an EPCoach?
  • With all the eating challenges we face daily; Today, what would you consider your area of expertise to be?
  • In your own words. how would you explain what Eating psychology is and the benefits?
  • Have you experienced any big breakthroughs giving & receiving EPCoaching?
  • What is the one thing our viewers may not know about EP, that they may need to know?

Energy Round

  • The best advice someone has ever given you?
  • Who is your teacher; who do you love learning from?
  • What is one book you would recommend our viewers today?
  • What is 1 thing you are GRATEFUL for?
  • What is that one action step for the listener to take today?
  • Best way to get into contact with you?

Links in order of the video/interview content:

http://jennyedencoaching.com/

Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy) – https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/person-centered#Rogerian%20Theory%20in%20Psychotherapy

Walkie Talkie App – https://voxer.com/

Books:

Why We Eat What We Eat – http://www.rachelherz.com/why-you-eat-what-you-eat.html

The gift of our compulsions – https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Our-Compulsions-Revolutionary-Self-Acceptance/dp/1577314700

Body Image Blueprint – https://jennyedencoaching.leadpages.co/the-body-image-blueprint-book-launch/

Action Step: Worry Journal

Contact info:

http://jennyedencoaching.com/

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1738140356456267/ – Wellness Warriors Support Group

3 Myths About Why Do We Overeat

Hey there beautiful!

This new month, we kick-start a new series on Overeating and Binge eating. A lot of us struggle with Overeating and Binge eating, and we feel ashamed to admit it even to ourselves! Regarding these, there are common myths we tell ourselves almost every day and this has spurred me to write this. So here we go!

First, I have a Willpower problem. Do you ever say to yourself sometimes, I cannot just control myself around food? My Willpower is just shot? Well that is a myth.

Second, there is something wrong with me or this is personal. If you think you are the only one overeating especially at night, that is not true and also a myth. Overeating isn’t a personal problem.

Third, the need to under eat to counteract Overeating.  We tend to think skipping breakfast would help curb overeating. This too is another myth.

 

 

Now, we would take a look at these thoroughly.

First, the Willpower Problem.  The truth here is that we do not actually eat when we think we do! What do I mean by that? If you have followed my videos in the past, you’ll understand that the first stage of digestion is the eyes and not the mouth and this is called the CPDR (Cephalic Phase Digestive Response) which is just a technical term. This simply means that when we see a food that we want, we instantly send signals to the body to increase saliva production in the mouth and oxygen flow to the stomach and then messages to the rest of the body in preparation for the food seen, but when we deny our body of what we want, we deny it of its pleasure.

We can say two important vitamins, Vit P (pleasure) and Vit O (oxygen) are lost when we eat in this jet age! We tend to move so fast our brain doesn’t have enough time to notice when we eat! When we miss taste, pleasure, satisfaction, etc. – the brain interprets this missed experience as hunger. So in other words, if you rushed through a meal and failed to notice it, the brain isn’t smart enough to say, “Hey, you were in a rush and not paying attention to your food.”  The brain simply says “Hungry.” So we are literally physiologically driven to eat more even if we’ve eaten a huge meal. The brain has commanded us to eat because it didn’t get what it needed – the eating experience.

Second, Overeating is a personal problem. In this, we think it is just us and no one else could be going through the same challenge. When we feel this way, we start an endless cycle of shame, guilt and feeling fine or gross!

Shame differs from guilt and according to Brene Brown, shame is a focus on self while guilt is a focus on behavior. Shame is, “I am bad.” Guilt is, “I did something bad.” Understanding this difference helps us build a good relationship with our food. When you take three deep breathes before and after a meal, you would not overeat because you’ll be calm and eat less!

Third, we have to under eat to counteract Overeating.  A lot of women like myself are or have been guilty of this. We find ourselves stuck in a cycle of binge eating and starving trying to offset the effects of a previous meal by under eating and in addition wearing a cloak of shame but this isn’t right. Under eating leaving our bodies starving and which leads to overeating again! This goes a long way to affect our bodies irrationally and should be avoided to achieve that healthy body we all want.


This is a brief wrap on these three myths. But never forget, everyone goes through different phases and challenges daily but every day you have is an opportunity to keep up your journey to health!

For more information, watch my YouTube video

 

4 at Home Holistic Techniques to Increase Energy

Hey there B.E.A.Utiful! (name that movie lol)

Today we’re revealing the 4 at home holistic techniques that massively boosted your natural energy.

If you missed last week’s video; you can watch it here. And if you’re considering joining 3 month private health coaching program I have an in-depth details here and I’ll be offering 50% off the original price of the program … just for the month of March 2018. Ready to take your health tot he next level? YES!

 

So what are the 4 at home holistic techniques to increase energy?

1. Listen to music – in the morning, childhood music

Even short pieces of happy or sad music can affect us. One study showed that after hearing a short piece of music, participants were more likely to interpret a neutral expression as happy or sad, to match the tone of the music they heard. This also happened with other facial expressions, but was most notable for those that were close to neutral.

Something else that’s really interesting about how our emotions are affected by music is that there are two kind of emotions related to music: perceived emotions and felt emotions.

 

2. Smile

Smiling elevates your mood.

Because neurochemicals and peptides are released, putting a smile on your face can trick your body into raising your mood. Dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin raise your spirits and calm your nervous system.”  – TheBestBrainPossible.com

3. Go Outside

“According to the University of Rochester, studies suggest that 90 percent of people experience increased energy just by participating in activities outside. ” – Mindfulmintues.com

4. EFT Tapping

So, if you have what I call an Energy Vampire (or narcissist) in your life, Tapping can work to help you rid yourself of the beliefs that keep you stuck in your relationship and that can haunt you even after you have released an Energy Vampire from your life.” – Dr. Northrup

 

Holistic energy resources for you

Trust me, there’s still a lot of other ways or techniques you can do to increase your natural energy. Such as contacting a Reiki practitioner, (Reiki is a Japanese body relaxation technique that has healing potential) Light therapy, Hymalyia salt baths, etc. The list goes on! I want to simplify and show you just a couple quick ways you can increase your energy NOW. A great resource to visit to learn the other ways is RisingSunHolistic.com.

I know some of these techniques can be overwhelming when trying to do them all at once. My suggestion is to pick one do that one for at least 21 days and see if you feel a shift. If not, that’s okay. Now you can try the next. Remember that all of these take consistency and practice.

Have compassion for yourself when trying to maintain and “tap” (pun intended hehe) to your natural energy.

 

With Gratitude,

ANNA

Rid Yourself from Toxic Nutritional Beliefs

Hey, there beautiful,

welcome to the third week of February and this month we’re  talking all about nutrition all about food and kind to figure out what to believe what not to believe so the first week if you go to annahilty.com/diets — 4 Popular Diets’ Dos & Don’ts.

Stop by to see what you can take from each one of those and see if you can start applying it to your life!

This week we’re gonna talk about toxic beliefs about food, but before we begin I wanted to tell you a quick reminder get a free download that explains the top four very popular diets in a visual aid their dos and don’ts & what they all have in common! *so there’s not a quick fix there’s no magic pill there’s not one food that’s going to instantly make you lose weight but use this FREE DOWNLOAD as your guide.

Let’s Get Down & Dirty 

I am so passionate about this topic and nutrition and food play a huge part in our health if you don’t already know his which you probably already do because you’re awesome!

Among several, today we are going to talk about the top  3 Nutritional Toxic Beliefs.

  1. Calories in calories out eat less – exercise more, eat less
  2. Fat makes me fat
  3. Protein will make me look like a bodybuilder

Okay so I’m gonna break down each and explain why they are toxic, why they not true (they’re a complete myth),  and why it’s so hard to break.


  1. Calories and calories out

This belief started many many many years ago they were researching exercise and they were prioritizing exercise over food and they were seeing some results. The problem is when you deprive ourselves with food and we exercise more, depriving ourselves with food it was putting our body in the starvation mode it holds on to the weight and the cravings started & puts us in the sympathetic nervous system the stress stage.

“In November 1944, 36 young men took up residence in the corridors and rooms of the University of Minnesota football stadium. They were not members of the football team. Rather, they were volunteers preparing for a nearly yearlong experiment on the psychological and physiological effects of starvation. Known as the Minnesota Starvation Experiment, the study was a project of the newly established Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene at the University of Minnesota, an interdisciplinary research institution with an emphasis on nutrition and human biology.”

The exercise part when you over exercise. Breaking down muscles and then resting (HIIT) actually builds more and stronger muscles *more muscle mass equal burning more weight. We must REST! Chronic exercising it your body and never resting again leads the body to the stress stage….hold on to stubborn belly fat.

Have you experienced this? leave a comment below.

2. Fat makes me fat

This belief is one of the biggest debated nutritional topics. The 80s there was a big movement of don’t eat any fat; everything was fat-free. They’re finding now that those who were chronically on a very low-fat diet are actually having neurological disorders such as MS or Alzheimer’s.

Okay, so how does that have to do with your weight loss? Weight loss has a lot to do with our hormones. Essential fatty acids, such as
good fats omega-3s & omega 9s. The entire endocrine system needs EFAs to fully function correctly.

Also, healthy fats are a long strain of energy; carbohydrates spikes that cortisol and crashes, protein lifts a little bit  but for the most part keeps a pretty level. If you’re having energy problems and weight problems then you definitely need healthy fats.

3. Protein is going to make me look like a bodybuilder

I heard this a lot when I was in bodybuilding I heard this alot. Male bodies and female bodies metabolize things completely differently. male bodies metabolize protein certain types of protein differently than female bodies. One source of animal protein metabolizes completely different than plant-based protein. Okay so it will help you build muscle absolutely but it will not turn bodybuilder.

Lets clear one thing up there is a difference between high-quality protein and low-quality protein. Those protein powders in a big container are awful for you, just awful.


Why Is It So Hard?!

So, why is it so damn hard to disengage because from these beliefs? Because they’re ingrained in our belief system is into our subconscious mind and our mind. And our subconscious mind is responsible for about 95% of what we do and think.

I know that doesn’t sound very encouraging um but the first step of breaking any belief is to…first to question that belief.

So you can create a new  belief system and I’m here to help you! I’m here to go on this journey with you! If you want to talk; FaceTime or phone call, or email me — anna@annahilty.com and/or Follow me on facebook

I hope you’ve learned so much and I’ve inspired to take action! I look forward to seeing you in next week’s video

Namaste <3

2 Amazing Holistic Women, 2 Amazing Interviews

Hey there beautiful,

Today I’m interviewing two absolutely amazing women, Cindy Reutter AND Kathleen Donhardt. There are incredibly successful women, who provide powerful new perspective and knowledge to the holistic and psychology world

They both have a lot to share with us about different holistic therapies, our relationship with food & body and life, so watch the videos below or listen to the audio of each interview.

 

Kathleen Donhardt – Light Elephant Coach

(Eating Psychology Coach)

Facebook: Facebook.com/lightelephantcoach

Email Kathleen: kdonhardt@internode.on.ne

 

 

 

Cindy Reutter – Rising Sun Holistic Choices

(Founder & Co-Owner of Rising Sun Holistic Choices; Canton, OH)

Website: Risingsunholistic.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/risingsunholistic

Telephone: 330-433-2511

 

 


THIS IS THE WEEK…

Let’s get to the bottom of WHY YOU OVEREAT & 4 HABITS TO STOP OVEREATING, together!

FREE WEBINAR

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 3pm

Click to REGISTER: https://goo.gl/1y7ENg


Thank you for being apart of this growing community. And I hope these topics bring you value in more ways than one. Please, if you found this inspiring and/or useful please leave a comment below.  THANK YOU AGAIN!

 

With Gratitude,

ANNA

 

 

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