The Art of Positive Thinking…Are You Any Good?

 

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And let me tell you, positive thinking is an art!

The concept of positive thinking has been on my radar a lot lately. I suppose that is not a coincidence, as ‘the mindset’ is something I love spending time learning about, and I do call myself Your Mindset Nutritionist after all.

Positive thinking is not as easy as it sounds.

This morning I finished the book Excuse Me Your Life Is Waiting – The Astonishing Power of Positive Feelings. by Lynn Grabhorn, (I think her surname is the perfect one for her book!).

In brief, the book is about the Law of Attraction, which no doubt you’ve heard and maybe read lots about. This concept became wildly popular with the movie The Secret in 2006, but in fact this concept has been around since the early 19th century.

Wikipedia describes it as this…

The law of attraction is the name given to the maxim “like attracts like” which in New Thought philosophy is used to sum up the idea that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. This belief is based upon the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from “pure energy”, and the belief that like energy attracts like energy.

So the basic premise is this….

We are made up of energy, yes we exist in a physical body form but our true essence is energy. How you then use this energy/life-force that you possess, whether negatively, positively or just flat lining, then it is this energy that attracts what comes or what doesn’t come into your life…

People, relationships, events, bank accounts, your wellness, your waistline etc. etc. etc.

The unfortunate thing is, our brain tends to operate more on the negative side of thinking than on the positive.

Spend a day listening to your thoughts and unless your tens steps ahead of me on this, (if so Go You!),  then I think you’ll be surprised with what you find.

A whole lot of negativity.

It may not be the kind that hits you over the head and keeps you in a black hole but it might just be small negative thoughts that are constant in your thinking.

You may not realise this but every negative emotion you feel…

  • Worry
  • Fear
  • Blame
  • Anxiety
  • Hurt
  • Guilt
  • Anger etc. etc. etc.

Comes from a place of lack. Lack of what we really want….

So if we are constantly spending our time in a negative headspace and think about the things we don’t want i.e I don’t want to be overweight/fat/have no energy, even though we are saying you DON’T want this or to be like this, we are concentrating our thoughts on lack…of what we don’t have.

So guess what you’re going to get more of and attract…the same.

Am I starting to make sense?

I find this topic fascinating and I’m going to delve more into exploring it over the coming weeks. If you’re in the mood to delve into some more of my musings on this topic go here.

In the meantime you can, only if you want to change for a better you, do something about this. As I mentioned earlier, take time this week to look at the thoughts you’re thinking.

Every time you find you thinking something negative or involving a negative emotion or thinking about something you don’t have or don’t want, then…

  1. Stop that thought
  2. Take a deep breath (or 5)
  3. Switch/flip immediately to something positive.

I don’t care how little that positive thought is.

Whether it is thinking about…Seeing a new flower bud, looking at the moon in wonder, or a grand thought, such as the love of your child/partner/parents/friends.

SWITCH & FLIP IT!

Join me … this takes practice. But I’m willing, how about you?

Ps. Come and join me in my private, safe, caring, Facebook group – Your Way To Wellness. It’s free and I’m there to help, support and answer all your wellness and weight loss questions.

Be Healthy. Happy & Amazing!

 Caroline x

 

 

 

 

 

Are you in need of a little Body Balance?

 

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I know that you wouldn’t be visiting my page unless you were interested in physical and emotional well being, both for you and a natural extension of that is your families. I’m sharing something with you today, that may interest you and I know will help you on your wellness journey.

When clients ask me about vitamin supplements my immediate response is… the ideal place to get your vitamins and minerals is though eating clean, fresh, real food daily.

Now I appreciate that in this rushed, busy world we find ourselves living, that doesn’t always happen and having vitamin supplements can fill a nutrient hole. (Yes it may also be required  for a medical reason) .

There is however a supplement that I do believe in and many health care professionals in Australia and New Zealand, whom I respect, have been recommending a product called Body Balance. The results they are seeing with their clients have been incredible.

So what is Body Balance?

Body Balance is a liquid nutrition formula with very many health supporting nutrients – it is different from all the other products out there in the crowded marketplace for the following reasons:

Body Balance is whole food. It is made of nine different sea vegetables that have been blended for better absorption. It also contains organic cold pressed inner fillet Aloe Vera. Supplementing your nutrition from whole food instead of from manufactured pills or capsules means that your cells are getting nutrition naturally and importantly immediately.

It is free of pollution. The nine sea vegetables are harvested from the most pristine waters of the northern oceans many meters below the surface. This is probably the most pollution free environment on earth. The Aloe Vera is grown on a volcano in Mexico the most mineral rich soil on earth.

Body Balance is naturally rich in nutrients. Minerals have been washed into the oceans for millions of years, so the nine sea vegetables and Aloe Vera together yield over 121 vital nutrients that the body needs every day. More than any other kind of food Body Balance delivers a very broad spectrum of bioactive phytonutrients necessary to support to intercellular and overall health.

It is organic. Body Balance is processed with pure water and contains no chemicals. Only naturally sourced preservatives are used, which is why it has to be refrigerated once it is opened.

Body Balance is in an ionic form. This makes the absorption rate of Body Balance extremely high in comparison to the much lower absorption rate of pills and capsules. End result the Body Balance is absorbed (over 90% Vs 12-20%!!) and the rich nutrients are active as opposed to have avery expensive urine/pee, which is what happens with most vitamin pills!

Body Balance is delicious and easy to take. People who have difficulty taking pills or capsules, find that Body Balance is a very easy way to get quality nutrition on a daily basis.

Body Balance is a dream come true. Virtually everyone benefits from taking Body Balance. When you give the body what it needs it has the opportunity to address its health challenges. It’s never too early or too late to give your body the nutrition it needs in a form it can utilise fully.

I know I have a fairly “clean” diet most of the time, but since taking this product daily (first thing in the morning before I have breakfast – decided that’s the best way to fast track straight into my cells!!) I too have noticed improvements – in focus and clarity during the day and better sleep at the end of the day!!

I’ve been taking Body Balance daily (almost) for over three years now and I know the wonders it’s doing for my overall wellness. I recommend it to my clients only when I firmly believe that they will benefit…and many have.

I more than happy to share it with you.

If you’re interested to know more or order now contact me [email protected]

 

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Be Healthy, Happy & Amazing!

Caroline x

 

 

 

How to drop those holiday kilos and avoid the blues.

The Holiday Bluesare not required!

Welcome home, but why the holiday blues?

 

It is school (and uni.)  holiday time here in Melbourne, we’ve completed  term 2 and it is either a 2/3 week break depending on what school you go to. And these holidays come smack bang in the middle of our winter… as I write it’s 12 degrees and raining.

This type of weather is more conducive to staying in bed or in front of a beautiful fire than heading out doors…. unless your skiing!

Many Melbournites take this time to escape to warmer climes for a week or five!! Yesterday I had a conversation with one such Melbournite who returned from an amazing 6-week holiday… 3 kilos heavier!! She admitted to indulging a little more – a gelato here (when in Rome…) and a pastry there…plus drinks most nights.

And my advice to her was there’s really no need to panic. If her life returns to her normal routine, then the excess wont’ hang around for too long.

Let me explain why.

If you stray off you healthy eating path – have a good splurge for whatever the occasion- holiday, parties, Christmas, Passover, New Year etc – Don’t panic it doesn’t spell disaster.

Like my girlfriend, and I’ve been known to do exactly the same, you may put on a kilo or two but rest assured it will not all be laid down as fat.

In order for me to gain one kilo of fat over, lets say 8 days, I would’ve had to consume an extra 7,700 calories/37,000kjs/. So that means I would’ve consumed an extra 1,100 calories a day which is equal to approximately…….

Ó  4 mars bars

Ó  11  (120ml) glasses of wine

Ó  17 pieces of multi grain bread

Ó  2 Big Macs

Ó  14 pears

She didn’t, I didn’t do that and most people don’t splurge to that extent!

So where does the weight come from – if it’s not all fat what is it?

 

It is water – believe it or not!!

If you drink or eat more than your body’s immediate needs, some of that excess is converted to glucose and then stored as glycogen (glycogen is carbohydrates as stored by your body). Glycogen is stored in your liver and muscles and remains there as a usable energy source. Glycogen attracts water as part of its storage process – up to three times the amount – I gm of glycogen + 3 gm of water.

So a proportion of the excess is water storage. You will also be retaining excess water due to the type of party foods you have probably been eating – salty chips, restaurant meals etc . Hence your holiday/splurge weight gain.

Perhaps now you know those extra few kilos you bought home with you do not have to be permanent, it’s easier for you to make the necessary changes. And they are:

  • Resuming your normal healthy eating patterns
  • Eat mindfully including lots of vegetables
  • Eat a protein packed breakfast daily
  • Eat only when your hungry
  • Stop when your are “elegantly satisfied” or 80% full
  • Drink more water to help flush
  • Make sure you move your body everyday!

You know all the things I’ve told you before!

Your weight will return to where it was and you can continue on your journey to be slim, fit and healthy!!

If you need a reminder on how to eat mindfully download my simple and easy Mindful Eating Guide here, it explains how to do it step by step, compliments from me to you.

Welcome Home!

Be Healthy, Happy & Amazing!

Caroline x