Saturday, September 29, 2012

THINK! And Lose Weight - Free Chapter

I've got a cool PDF for you today.

It's a sample chapter from the new
THINK! book.

It's about the Habit of Choice and it's my favorite section. I want you to have it for free and I hope it helps you like it as me.

Have an amazing day and Exercise your power of choice! You can have anything, be anything, and do anything you want, if you are willing to choose it. Remember this. This is a tool that will at your disposal whenever you need it.


It's Mid Autumn Festival (Sept 30) and the National Day in Hong Kong (Oct 1) - Do download the THINK book and start to get lose some weight and build healthy habits after the festival eating.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

7 Habits of Highly Effective Weight Loss

I lose weight through intermittent fasting. But I’m not saying that intermittent fasting is the best weight loss method.

If you look at almost any diet program, you’ll find groups of people who have found success with the plan. They’ve been able to lose the weight they wanted to lose and have been able to keep it off for the long-term. The common denominator here is not the diet programs, but the people following the programs. The reason they’re successful - regardless of the diet plan—is that they have the proper mindset to follow the diet program to lose weight and then most importantly, they stick with the plan for the long-term.

I’ve recently come across a book called “THINK! and Lose Weight” to help anyone to develop and sustain the proper mindset to lose weight and keep it off, regardless of the diet program being followed. The book is based on the principles of two of the greatest self-help books ever written - Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.

I’m someone who has the experience of changing habit to achieve weight loss.  Hence I know it’s true that the habit of choice can change life.  So if there is a book which can help people change and build healthy habits, I’m more than eager to recommend.  THINK! and Lose Weight is one of such books.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Weight Loss

Have you ever looked at an overweight person, maybe even yourself, and thought, "That person just needs discipline. If only they'd expend a little effort and self control they wouldn't be fat anymore."?

But why not? We all know what it takes to lose weight - eat less and move more. Why do so many of us find it so hard? Why do we start with the greatest enthusiasm and the best of intentions only weeks later to throw in the towel?

In a word, habit

The things we do over and over again are our habits. Some are good and some are not. It's their consistency that both makes them a habit and gives them their power.

For most of us the reason we fail at losing weight is that the habits of poor eating and not enough exercise are stronger and more established than the new habit of good eating and exercise we are trying to establish.

And therein lies the first problem, we don't acknowledge that it's a habit we are trying to change or recognize the difficulty in doing so. Which is by no means a suggestion that we shouldn't try, just an acknowledgement that the issue is more involved than we might first assume.

If we are to be successful in any endeavor we have to be able to assess the entirety of our situation and develop a competent strategy for change.

Here is where THINK! and Lose Weight can help

There are no new secrets to weight loss. There is no magic wand, elixir or pill that can change the process, make it faster or less arduous. Burning more calories than you consume on a consistent basis is the only way to lose weight.

It is to the snake-oil salesman's advantage that the issue is made more complicated than it needs to be.

However, within the rubric of "eat less do more" a surer path to effective weight loss can be found. This is the path of effective strategies, of understanding why you eat too much, of destructive habits and how to convert them into constructive ones.

This is the path laid out in THINK! and Lose Weight: the 7 Habits of Effective Weight Loss

Along the way you will learn the habit of success, a habit that can be applied to any endeavor and with great reward.  Of course you can make use of what you learn to develop your intermittent fasting style of eating habit.

Each chapter focuses on one habit and how acquiring that habit is essential to successful weight loss. Beyond the habits are several appendices with real-life strategies for organizing your exercise and diet and bringing them into compliance with not only your weight loss needs but your lifestyle as well. So, while the formula for weight loss is the same it's always been - eat less and do more - THINK! and Lose Weight offers strategies designed to help you effectively change your life, to make weight loss a consistent part of your lifestyle and ensure your continued success.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Paleo Breakfast

If Paleo diet sounds new to you, let me do a little briefing here. It is a diet that resembles what our ancient ancestors ate - foods from hunter gathering, wild game, seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts, whatever naturally from nature. There is no wheat, no grain, no rice, no pastry, no dairy.

What is special about Paleo diet and why I go on with it?  Recently I’m suffering from some seasonal allergy, my doctor suggested a number of holistic healing methods and one of them is to go on a temporary Paleo diet.

Actually I don’t really fond of the idea of food restriction, as it is quite inconvenient when I have to eat with others. So buffet is a good idea, as each one of us can eat whatever we love to eat. Today I have a free coupon to eat at CafĂ© Too of Island Shangri-La. Below is a summary of my Paleo breakfast along with a Paleo dinner of the previous night.

One-Egg Omelette with Ham and Mushroom
Curry Chicken with Cucumber
I usually eat curry with rice, but went for cucumber as I was on Paleo diet
Poached Fruits, Prunes, Baby Pear, Appricot, Apple - are very delicious and healthy.
Of course I won't miss my favourite fresh fruits.
At dinner, we still had a wide range of food choice by omitting rice and pasta.
Crystal Pork
Drunk Chicken
Hot and Sour Soup with sliced pork, mushroom
Tea Tree Mushroom and Green Bean Sprouts in Fish Broth

To do Paleo diet is not that difficult, but in the first few days, I do feel miss my favourite fried rice, fried noodle, pizza, hamburger etc.  After the first week, it becomes much easier.  As I’m not on strict Paleo, so I can still enjoy coffee and tea with a bit of milk.  However at the buffet table, I do miss my favourite toast.  Anyway, temporary food restriction is a test of my willpower.  I’m sure I can do it, especially I’m doing it for my health. 

If you want to try Paleo diet, please understand this diet encourages weight loss.   I’m quite below par according to BMI, but I lost five pounds in the first week.  If you are in a hurry to lose weight, you may consider combining intermittent fasting with Paleo diet. 

If you want to find out more about Paleo diet and learn preparing your own Paleo meals, here are some links for your reference.
Paleo Diet  Paleo Power Lunch Paleo Cookbooks

Intermittent Fasting - Paleo Diet