It’s Not About the Cookies: Shed Weight with Colette Baron-Reid

Do you turn to cookies, cakes, pasta and other junk foods for comfort?
When stress hits you, do you gain extra weight without even eating extra food?
Do worry and overeating go together?
If so, you want to join today’s special Gab with the Gurus Show with Colette Baron-Reid, the internationally renowned intuitive counselor, life coach, speaker and author of Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much.
On today’s Gab with the Gurus Show, you will learn:
How emotional eating is not about the food.
How to set healthy boundaries.
How your thoughts can make you fat or think.
What the connection is between stress and cortisol.
How to let go of self-bullying, which will help you release the weight.
How do discover radical self-acceptance.
Listen to this show live or later, at your convenience. Please spread the word about this show to your friends and colleagues.
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Soothing Tunes to Calm You As You Face Anything: What Are Your Favorites?

If you’re going through a challenging, stressful or upsetting time, one of the best ways to rise above the situation is to soothe yourself with melodies that calm and comfort you.
Forget comfort foods that send you into Sugar Shock. They don’t work!
Music is one of the most exhilarating ways to achieve this serenity and peacefulness. (Meditation works, of course, too. More about that later.)
So help me compile a list of Soothing Tunes.
For instance, the title Hans Zimmer soundtrack from the film, Gladiator, with the talented Russell Crowe as Maximus, is one of my favorite melodies. Doesn’t it evoke a feeling of triumph in you?
So what are your favorite Comfort Tunes (not Comfort Foods, of course)?
(Usually, I don’t care to share anything personal here, but please know that I have two reasons I’m seeking Comfort Tunes. Of course, my first goal is to help you, because I know music can soothe you in a way that food or other addictions can. Secondly, I’m facing a very trying situation, and I’m seeking to arm myself with a number of powerful, potent tactics to get me through this easily. One of the ways to sail through such pain is with the help of magical melodies.)
Please submit your ideas for Magical Melodies and Soothing Tunes.

Is There Any Comfort in Comfort Foods?

Lately, while editing (finishing) my next book, The Sugar Shock Diet (for Hay House), I’ve been thinking about comfort foods.
I came across this fascinating Top 25 Comfort Foods list from
Apple Pie
Baked beans
Banana pudding
Beef stew
Brisket pot roast
Chicken & dumplings
Chicken pot pie
Chicken soup
Chocolate chip cookies
Corn on the cob
Fried Chicken
Green bean casserole
Hot dogs
Ice cream
Macaroni & cheese
Mashed potatoes
Potato salad
Pumpkin pie
Shepherd’s pie
Tomato soup
Tuna casserole
I’ll write more later about comfort foods, when I’m off deadline, but for now, tell us: What are your favorite comfort foods?
By the way, I’ve now decided to create recipes for a number of Healthier Comfort Foods so you can enjoy them knowing that you’re treating your body well. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, tell us: Do you enjoy any of these comfort foods? And what do comfort foods do for you? What do you get from them?

Obesity & Sex: New Study Finds Surprising Results

People who are obese are less likely to have been sexually active in the past year, but even though they had fewer intimate encounters, single obese women reported unplanned pregnancies four times more than thinner, unmarried women, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal.
In addition, obese people were more likely than people of average weight to have sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies, the researchers from France found upon surveying more than 12,000 men and women between age 18 and 69.
While weight didn’t appear to affect women’s ability to climax, erectile dysfunction was two and a half times as common in obese men as in men with healthy BMIs.
As iVillage so aptly points out, this research underscores “how important it is to always put your health first.”
From my perspective as a former sugar addict and author of the book Sugar Shock!, it seems that people who are obese or overweight often feel are more interested in sweets, refined carbs and other junk foods than in getting in the sack with a partner.
But from time to time, though, they realize that those nutrient-deprived foods they’re so reliant on don’t give them what they really want — which is to become emotionally and physically intimate with a significant other.
For those of you who are struggling with weight, I invite you to ask yourself: Do you want to seek “comfort” in food or in the arms of loved ones?
FYI, I realize that it can be tough to break free of your addiction to sugar and refined carbs, which is why I’m dedicated to helping people do just that.