Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

Find Out About The Invisible Addiction with Dr. Nancy Colier, author of The Power of Off

Usually, I tell you how to Crush Your Cravings for addictive candies, cookies, chips or other sugary, salty, fatty foods. But this Cravings-Crushing Monday, I’m going to discuss the invisible addiction that people rarely discuss.

  • You’re one of millions, who check their smartphones 150 times a day.
  • You feel — as do 46 percent of smartphone users — that you just can’t live without your device.
  • You’re addicted to your cell phone.

For those of you who feel hooked to your cell phone, it will transform your life if you “feel the power of saying ‘no’ to that addictive, reptilian self,” explained Dr. Nancy Colier recently, when I interviewed her on my Gab with the Gurus podast.

Millions of us are “twired” — both wired and tired, explained Dr. Colier, a psychotherapist and author of The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World.

So are you a tech addict? You may be one, Dr. Colier told Gab with the Gurus listeners if you: (more…)

Help Me Help You: What’s Your Top Cravings Question?

One-Question Survey for Cravings-Crushing Monday

Are you tired of your powerful cravings for processed junk foods filled with sugar, carbs, salt or fat? Help me help you.

Answer one quick question now so I can help you. Just take 30 seconds to one minute now to tell me what you need.

Take Time off for a Social Media Vacation

Your Cravings-Crushing Tip: Take Time Out to Unwind, Unplug & Relax

Of course, nowadays, you need to be social, even if you’re a naturally introverted person. You need to be on your phone often and you need to check emails.

Plus, if your goal is to serve lots of people — as I do — you need to be active on such social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagream, and, of course, on your blog, if you have one.

But what if you’re feeling burn out after facing and meeting lots of deadlines, pursuing additional training, writing a book or online course, and gearing up to serve even more people than before?

Should you continue to post regularly to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and your blog when you feel a need to unplug so you can refresh, recover and recuperate?

I contend that at least twice a year, You Need a Social Media Vacation.

And that’s what I’m now doing in the next week. What’s so cool with our world’s amazing technology is that you can post things in advance.

Now, what if you’ve endured a family crisis such the terminally illness of a parent, sibling or spouse, the breakup of your long-term marriage, or the death of a cherished loved one?

Then you really need time off.

Discover 11 of many benefits of taking a Social Media Vacation:

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Sniff Away Your Stress

Cravings-Crushing Monday: Another Super-Simple Tool to Calm You Down

Stress is one of the biggest reasons that people pig out on sugary, fatty, salty treats or processed carbs, which, of course, pack on the pounds.

Today’s Cravings-Crushing Monday tip is another super-simple idea, which can calm you down quickly.

It’s also one of my favorites.

Just keep a little lavender whenever you’re on the go, and when stress strikes, just inhale deeply. That’s it!

Ancient Romans used the lavender plant to scent their bathwater while other cultures have historically used it to treat depression, irritability, and insomnia. Research now shows us that lavender’s aroma can greatly diminish stress, which, as you may well know, is a prime trigger for food cravings.

The Scientific Evidence: As always, before I share a tactic, my researchers and I track down a study, which validates it. So check out the fascinating research on this super-simple Sniff Away Your Stress Tool.

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Lean on Rose Quartz to Calm You

Cravings-Crushing Monday: Get Soothed by this Stone Rather than Sugar

Most of you may associate red with the color of love (think, Valentine’s Day), but I invite you to get and cherish a heart-shaped, pink rose quartz, which has been hailed as a powerful healing crystal and as the love Stone.

 

Rose quartz can be your powerful ally in a number of ways.

To begin, it can have a calming, peaceful, soothing effect—which, of course, is far better than the temporary high you can get from sweets or quickie carbs.

What’s more, although most people think red is best for your Valentine, the color pink is also associated with love. (Naturally, it’s affiliated with breast cancer awareness, too.)

When you see pink, you evoke healing, sweetness, and safety, experts say.

“Focusing on pink is a way to do something healing and loving for yourself,” suggests herbalist and nutritional consultant Brigitte Mars.

Feng Shui experts also use pink to soothe the energy in a room, especially in the southwest area of your space, which is is connected to love and marriage.

Think about it. When do you eat sugary foods? Sure enough, you may use sweets as a substitute for love, as many of you have confided in me.

If you’d like to feel love — whether or not you have a special someone this Valentine’s Day — I invite you to rely on rose quartz.

Rose quartz also has been hailed for its ability to to help “open your heart to give and receive love” and to encourage you to “forgive others and especially yourself.”

Crystal and metaphysical experts also recommend:

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Water Can Wash Away Your Cravings

1 Easy Way to Crush Your Cravings — Cravings-Crushing Monday

This week’s Crush Your Cravings tip is so darn easy that you can do it anywhere, any time. Like most tactics I share, this one is incredibly simple. Otherwise, you may not want to do it, right?

The the next time a craving for candies, cookies or chips strikes, just drink one or two glasses of water and wait five minutes to a half-hour before eating. Yes, it’s that easy!


Bear in mind that despite its simplicity, this tool — as with all the Cravings-Crushing techniques I share — is based on solid science.

Plus, this tactic is very powerful.

Of course, you already know that drinking ample water offers many health benefits.

For those of you with weight issues, you need to know that drinking water before eating a meal or snack can reduce your cravings and appetite.

And what happens when you have less cravings?

You eat less, and you lose weight. Just check out the fascinating science:

Your Cravings-Crushing Takeaway:  This tactic is so darn easy! Just drink water before you even put food in your mouth. Doing so may reduce your cravings for sweets, carbs and other fattening foods so you’ll ramp up your weight loss.

Join the Cravings  Conversation: How has drinking water shut down your cravings and accelerated weight loss? Tell us how it worked for you.

Dr. David Perlmutter

Friday Favorites: Catch this Popular Gab with the Gurus Podcast to Find Out How Grains are Messing Up Your Brain

Dr. David PerlmutterIf you’re into breads, chips and other carbs, it’s time to get your brain blown away.

Find out about how gluten and carbs from renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D., author of the fabulous book, Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar — Your Brain’s Silent Killers, who appeared on my Gab with the Gurus Show.

Dr. Perlmutter — a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition — has come to recognition for blowing the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long — grains are destroying your brain.

But he’s not talking about just unhealthy carbs. He’s also talking about whole grain.

On this Gab with the Gurus show — a listener favorite — you’ll discover how:

  • You can choose not to become diabetic by cutting back on carbs and eating more fat.
  • Wheat bread is higher on the Glycemic Index than a candy bar, pure sugar or white bread.
  • Even whole grains are dangerous.
  • You can grow new brain cells at any age.
  • Even so-called healthy carbs such as whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, and depression.
  • Eating grains can make you gain weight.
  • The more overweight you are, the more rapidly your brain will shrink.
  • To recognize hidden sources of carbs.
  • There’s a little-known connection between ADHD and grains.
  • High blood sugar increases your risk for dementia, for which there’s no current medical fix.
  • Fats are healthy and how diabetes soared three-fold when people began to cut out fat.
  • Exercise can help your brain.
  • Your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol.
  • 10 percent of those with schizophrenia can be cured without drugs by going gluten-free.
  • You can take control of your “smart genes” through smart dietary choices and lifestyle habits.

Dr. Perlmutter will tell you on Gab with the Gurus:

To tune into the show either live or later, go here.

Join the Conversation: What was your biggest Ahah?

Let Your Inner Guru Guide You

Cravings-Crushing Monday: Guess Who These Gurus Are

Do you ever have challenges making your own decisions? For instance, do you want to know foods are best for your body, whether you should kick sugar gradually or cold turkey, or what project should be your # 1 focus?unnamed

I invite you to come up with your personalized answers by seeing what one of three top gurus recommend.

Who are your favorite living gurus?

Who are your go-to Biblical or religious figures?

Friday Favorites: Announcing New Column

New Weekly Feature Spotlighting My Favorite Things -- Gadgets, Goodies & Gurus

Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to my new Friday Favorites Feature.

I’m a fan of so many wonderful things and people that at the end of every week, I’ll share information about one amazing, healthy, uplifting treat –one that’s sugar-free, of course.

Right now, I’m trying to decide which of My Favorite Things I’ll share in my first column.

I couldn’t make up my mind for this first week.

So, for now, share some of your Favorite Things. What should I feature here?

Please share your cool ideas here about things to share.

Guidelines: In order to maintain my journalistic ethics and integrity, for now, I won’t accept samples without paying for them, but I invite suggestions for awesome products to suggest.

Crush Your Cravings with Me Today

How to Stick to New Year’s Resolutions to Crush Cravings, Shed Excess Weight & Step Into Willpower (Cravings-Crushing Monday)

It’s Cravings-Crushing Monday, on the second day of the year…

So you’re cordially invited to my free webinar at 5 pm PST (or 7 pm CS or 8 pm EST) in which you’ll find out How to Stick to New Year’s Resolutions to Crush Cravings, Shed Excess Weight & Step Into Willpower.

SIGN UP NOW to join us later so you can find out how to Crush Your Cravings for good.

 

In today’s webinar — just sign up here — you’ll also Discover Super-Simple, Powerful, Proven Ways to Triumph Over  Cravings for Sugar, White Flour, Fat & Junk Foods.

You’ll get super-simple, research-based, extra-strong techniques so you will stick to your New Year’s diet resolution to kick sugary junk foods, carbage (my phrase for carb garbage), fatty snacks and other junk foods. And, of course, you’ll find out how to choose only healthy, sugar-free, nutrient-packed foods.

In our life-changing webinar today, you’ll discover:

  • How a Whopping 77 percent of people stick to their New Year’s resolutions for only one little week! (That’s what the startling research finds.)
  • How Cravings are The Single Biggest Reason You’ll Break Your New Year’s Resolutions. (This info will make you go, “Oh, of course!”)
  • 10 Other Reasons You’ve broken your previous New Year’s Resolutions to eat well and slim down.
  • What Percentage of People Get Sudden, Demanding, Aggravating Cravings for Sugar, Flour, Fat or Salt. (Bet you’ll be quite shocked! It’s alarming.)
  • The Dreadful Consequences of Caving Into Your Cravings. (You’ll get frightened to eat better and to ditch nutrient-stripped junk foods.)
  • How “Fast-and-Convenient” Is Both Your Enemy and Your Ally. (This is how you’ll Crack the Cravings Code.)
  • The Handy Cravings-Crushing Trickto Resist Temptations Galore. (Great for when you go to the movies, watch TV with your honey or do errands in the Junk Food Jungle. You’ll be surprised by how easy it is to say no to junk foods.)
  • The Turn-On-Your Willpower Tactic(Ideal for bakeries, supermarkets, malls or any place you’re tempted to Cave Into Your Cravings.)
  • How to Surf the Urge. (This is an easy way to finally break seductive chocolate’s powerful spell on you.)
  • How to Crush Your Cravings for Good, slim down and Take Back Your Willpower this year. . (You’ll discover how to easily become a New, Slimmer You with my compassionate help and guidance..)

Register now for this life-changing webinar.

See you later!