Old broad from Brooklyn helps women lose weight!

Old broad from Brooklyn helps women lose weight!

I have a circle of friends who would be appalled at that title.  I can hear the "pings" pouring in on my phone. 

Why?  We are stalwart futurists breaking with stereotypes about age.  

We are doing battle with age discrimination from the outside - our culture, and from inside - ourselves. 

The fact is that I help women over 50 years old lose weight and stick to it by teaching them not only how to choose better food options, also how to think about themselves, their food and their lives.

 “I’m an old broad from Brooklyn who helps women lose weight!” Ooops, I said it again!

Go figure. 

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Holiday, Food & Family

Holiday, Food & Family

Your thoughts create your feelings.

Your feelings color your life.  They can inspire you or they can send you under the covers.

When you think someone is disrespecting you and making you feel unworthy, think again.

It is your very own thoughts that create the feeling of being unworthy.

It’s not your sister’s job, your brother-in-law’s job, and if you are anywhere near approaching 60, it is  not your mother’s job or your father’s job to make you feel worthy and respected.

Don’t give your power to feel worthy away.  Not to anyone.

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Get a Jump on Your New Year’s Resolution – Break the overeating habit.

Get a Jump on Your New Year’s Resolution – Break the overeating habit.

I find it fascinating (as does my husband) that there are small habits I don’t change.

Like not putting my keys in the same place every evening.  This is obvious to my husband - that creating the habit of placing my keys in the same place at the end of the day would make my life a bit simpler. I see him patiently waiting as he listens to me cursing under my breath as I search for my keys.

Yet, I prepare my breakfast every night.  We always have vegetables to cook.  I always anticipate meals. I even weigh my food (not required, but it makes it easy for me).

I prepare the coffee pot every night. I have clean clothes.  I write a blog for you every week.

When I decide that something is vital, and learn how to do it, it becomes automatic. I just wash my clothes, buy coffee, sit down to write, get the yogurt.

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Holiday Tip - Eliminate your BUTS

Holiday Tip - Eliminate your BUTS

Words are soooooo very important.  They guide your brain and teach your brain what to pay attention to. 

As you attend your Holiday Celebrations, you may find yourself saying (or thinking to yourself):

     I lost 8#s, but I overate yesterday.

     I didn’t gain any weight last month, but I should have lost.

     I love my husband, but he should do the dishes.

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CLOSED FACEBOOK GROUP FORMING TO GET THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS WITHOUT OVEREATING

CLOSED FACEBOOK GROUP FORMING TO GET THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS WITHOUT OVEREATING

Support is a proven method for succeeding in any goal and weight loss is no different.

Whether it is Thanksgiving at your parent’s home, Christmas at your home, or New Year’s Eve at a hotel, many a diet or food plan has been blown-off at one or all of these celebrations.

These are times when we are with the folks closest to us and when our emotions may be heightened.  (This is your limbic system responding with a fight, flight or freeze response; it may be taking over your pre-frontal cortex in those tense moments.)

Sometimes, the foundation of your resolve and will power is shaken long before you actually put that extra food into your mouth.

I am creating a Closed FaceBook Group to support you in getting through the 2017 holidays feeling more in control. 

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Launching December 20th - IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LOSE WEIGHT! Podcast

Launching December 20th - IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LOSE WEIGHT! Podcast

Greet Your 60s with grace and levity!

My 4-pronged approach to weight loss and healthy lifestyle choices break down into these four elements:  
 
1. FOOD
2. BRAIN
3. BODY
4. YOUR FUTURE
 
I will be teaching you all about these elements, and include interviews with expert and fun men and women as well as useful discoveries, in my upcoming Podcast – IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LOSE WEIGHT! Where life is for fun and food is for fuel!  

I will be launching in December just before the holidays.

 
These are my objectives for the podcast:

  • Build your confidence so you know you can lose weight no matter what age you are.
  • Teach you about the properties of food and how they affect your appetite, your desire, your mood and your brain. 
  • Teach you how to love what loves you. From shopping to chopping; from stretching to strengthening; from breathing to feeling; and from creating to loving.
  • Give you tools to free your mind of the constant chatter about your weight. 
  • Introduce you to experts in the weight loss and healthy lifestyle arena.
  • Introduce you to my favorite things! (Remember the spiralizer!) 
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Sometimes we eat when we don’t want to feel pain.

Sometimes we eat when we don’t want to feel pain.

It makes sense.  Why wouldn’t we want to avoid pain?

I recently was asked about my exercise habits and I had to confess that I don’t like to exercise because I don’t like the pain.  The discomfort doesn’t call me.  Being cold, or sweating, trying to do what I can't do – not fun for me. I’d rather avoid it. 

Yet everything I know about my health screams that I should exercise.  Just like it used to scream – eat whole foods.  Now I love whole foods.  Veggies are my friend. 

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Day 14 - FB Live Reach Your Goal Weight and Stay There with Ease.

Day 14 - FB Live Reach Your Goal Weight and Stay There with Ease.

My darlings!  Day 14 has arrived.  You should be on your way to your goal weight with lot’s of tools and tips.  These are not tricks or treats, but solid strategies that take time and action to work.

I will be teaching more tools for those of you who are serious about reaching your goal weight. 

3 Secrets to Reaching Your Goal Weight and Staying There.  These secrets are not included in our 14 Days, so join me for the free online class.  You need to register either on FB or at my website: www.beauprecoaching.com  or here

If you want to get in just in time for the holidays, jump on the webinar or Messenger me.

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Day 13 - FB Live - Emotional Eating doesn't have to rule the day.

Day 13 - FB Live - Emotional Eating doesn't have to rule the day.

If you have taken a bit here and there from these strategies and tips to get you to stick to your weight-loss plan, I am grateful.  Today I want to touch on emotions.

Emotions have spurred many an overeating episode.  I know I am not alone here. Emotional eating (to see if you are an emotional eater, you can take my quiz) is one reason many women over 60 do not stick with their plan.

At 40lbs overweight, sad and continually disappointed in myself, I truly believed I could never succeed at being someone who cared about myself.  My brain and thoughts were on a continuous loop: “Why can’t you stick with a healthy diet?” “Why are you so miserable?”  “If I just eat one of those, it won’t be a problem, right?” “What’s wrong with you?”  “Why are you being controlled by a quart of mint chocolate chip ice cream?”   All of these thoughts created the feelings of sadness, disappointment and frustration.

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Day 12 - FB Live - Graciously Declining Unwanted Food

Day 12 - FB Live - Graciously Declining Unwanted Food

Day 12. How to stay on your diet even if you are going out to a restaurant or to a holiday dinner at a friends. Tips to stick to that plan so you can get to your goal weight over the holidays.

For 14 Days you will be getting strategies and tips to get you to your goal weight and keep you there.

Holidays, with all the gifts, food and parties do not have to throw you off your resolve.

You show up at your sister’s home for Thanksgiving and she has created an amazing masterpiece of design and sugar for dessert. Everyone is ooooing and ahhhhing! It is an amazing thing! You can see its beauty, but you have decided not to eat it tonight. What do you say?

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Day 11 - FB Live - Weight Loss & Stress

Day 11 - FB Live - Weight Loss & Stress

Good Stress

I learned a new word for good stress – hormesis. 

Hormesis is the biological principle of “no pain, no gain.”  Good stress is a short term challenge to our cells that lead to a protective response that makes us stronger.  Some examples could be short term intense exercise for your muscles; exposure to cold and heat; and cardio training to get your heart rate up.  

Stress got us here.  The stress response is very much part of our survival.  When we sense fear (wooly mammoth charging) adrenaline rushes in our body, breathing gets fast and shallow, our heart pumps faster, and our gut becomes inactive.  We don’t have time to eat, let’s run!

In our modern lives, the ‘fight or flight’ mode can still help us survive dangerous situations, such as reacting swiftly to a person running in front of our car by slamming on the brakes.

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Day 10 - FB Live - Preparing for Challenging Events without Blowing your Plan

Day 10 - FB Live - Preparing for Challenging Events without Blowing your Plan

Welcome to Day 10- Offering you tips and strategies to support your successful weight loss.  By helping you stick to your plan, you will be sure to get to your goal weight!

Many a diet or food plan has been blown up at a family dinner or a big holiday event or birthday party.  These are times we are with the folks closest to us and when our emotions may be heightened.  (This is  your limbic system responding with a fight, flight or freeze response and it may be taking over your pre-frontal cortex, the CEO of your life.)

It could have been a funeral where you were both grieving and annoyed with your family at the same time.

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Day 9 - FB Live - Prepping for Success

Day 9 - FB Live - Prepping for Success

Welcome to Day 9 – Supportive tips and strategies to get you to stick to your weight loss plan so you can reach your goal weight and stay there!

As you prepare for the upcoming holidays, I am ready to give you even more support!  I will be doing a live online class on 3 Secrets to Reach Your Goal Weight, and Stay There, even if you are over 60! Don’t get to Dec 31st ten pounds heavier than you are now.  Don’t dread visiting your doctor because you don’t want to see your numbers.

Send me an email and I’ll put you on the waiting list for the free online class, 3 Secrets to Reach Your Goal Weight, and Stay There.  We'll send you the details soon. 

I hope you are practicing imagining and feeling yourself at your goal weight, dancing the night away in that little black dress.  Oh, not your dream?  Whatever your dream is – see it and you will have a better chance of achieving it.

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Day 8 - FB Live - Using Your Brain to Rehearse Success Through Visualization

Day 8 - FB Live - Using Your Brain to Rehearse Success Through Visualization

Welcome to Day 8 – Supportive tips and strategies to get you to stick to your weight loss plan. You are well on your way to losing weight and seeing obstacles to making choices as a problem to be solved by your brain.  Another gift from the study of neuroscience is using imagining to impact and change your brain.

The brilliance of all the things we are learning about the brain is to be able to apply the science of the mind to the art of living, and for our purposes, that includes sticking to your weight loss plan.

Olympic and professional athletes have been successfully using their thoughts to visually imagine their bodies breaking world records and winning tournaments.

Using the mind’s ability to see an image of your body moving allows you to remember and mentally rehearse various movements.

 

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Day 7 - FB Live - Excuse Making Begone!

Day 7 - FB Live - Excuse Making Begone!

Day 7 – Excuses – Welcome back to the series that is designed to help you stick to your weight loss plan by giving you tips and strategies you can use in your daily struggle to change your eating and lifestyle habits.

Today I want to talk about excuses.  Our brains are excuse making machines!  We want to justify and seek evidence for our positions, opinions and beliefs.  This is great if our life is giving us exactly what we want.  If not, it will be of great value to examine the way we operate when we want to do something different and find some really good excuses not to follow through.

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Day 6 - FB Live - Self-Compassion, an Ingredient for Success

Day 6 - FB Live - Self-Compassion, an Ingredient for Success

Welcome to Day 6 of support for you in sticking to your weight-loss program, the 14-day series designed to help you get to your goal weight and stay there, even if you are over 60 years old. 

Self-compassion is an important ingredient to your success in weight-loss, healthy eating and finding joy in your life.  

I know this from my own experience and from working with hundreds of women.  When it comes down to it, I always ask the question, “Do you value yourself?”  “Do you see that your birth into this world was a miracle?”  “Do you value your life?”

I know you have heard this information before.  Perhaps it is like the Charlie Brown cartoon, where the teacher is talking and all they hear is “Wah, wah, wah, wha!”.  Just because you may have heard this before, STOP. PAY ATTENTION. 

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Day 5 - FB Live - Desire vs. Willpower

Day 5 - FB Live - Desire vs. Willpower

Welcome to Day 5 Supporting you to Stick to Your Weight-Loss Plan, so you can reach your goal weight, once and for all.  We have been learning strategies and tips from life and weight coaching to support you in sticking to your plan.  Yo-yo dieter?  I bet your desire for certain foods have thwarted your weight loss goals many times. After 50 or so years of building experiences eating, feeling and living, you have accumulated lots of desires.

Do you know your desire is created in your brain?  Do you know your desire is optional?

Impossible, you say?  Have an open mind and read on.

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Day 4 - FB Live - More about Cues and Habits in Support of Sticking to Your Weight-Loss Plan.

Day 4 - FB Live - More about Cues and Habits in Support of Sticking to Your Weight-Loss Plan.

Welcome to Day 4 Supporting you to Stick to Your Weight-Loss Plan, so you can reach your goal weight, once and for all.  We have been learning strategies and tips from life and weight coaching to support you in sticking to your plan.  If you are a yo-yo dieter, like I used to be, you have lots of experience (habits) of making little quits on yourself.  After the age of 50 you also have lots of attitude about anyone telling you what to do!  I know how that is. Many of my clients, especially strong women in their 60s, recoil at being told what to do.  My job is not to tell you what to do.  I gave that up long ago!

These 14 days I want to support your brain in becoming aware that you have many non-helpful habits and because they are repeated over and over, they keep you from succeeding in reaching your weight loss goals. This is the purpose of the FB Live 14 Day Series (5:30pm Pacific)

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Day 3 - FB LIVE - Setting Goals and Creating Daily Habits Leads to Success in Reaching Weight-Loss Goals.

Day 3 - FB LIVE - Setting Goals and Creating Daily Habits Leads to Success in Reaching Weight-Loss Goals.

Welcome to Day 3 of Support for Sticking to your Weight Loss Plan. (FB LIVE 5:30pm Pacific)

If you have been a yo yo dieter over the years and don’t believe you can stick to a plan, you are in the right place.  If you are like I used to be or like many clients when they first come to me, you may have started a diet, maybe even lost 2, 3 or 30 pounds, then you just can’t stick to it, give up and gain it all back again. 

Stick around because these 14 days are going to give you life coaching strategies and weight loss tips to help you succeed in sticking to your plan.  My program is different in that I integrate the latest brain science that gives us insight into how our brains tick.  What we think is important. What we eat is important. Biological processes are predictable.  We are learning to hack our biology and psychology to achieve success.

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Day 2 - FB Live - Why do you want to lose weight?

Day 2 - FB Live - Why do you want to lose weight?

Welcome to Day 2 of Support for Sticking to your Weight Loss Plan. If you have been a yo yo dieter over the years and don’t believe you can succeed in a weight loss program, welcome.  Go to FB LIVE for today's Video.

Creating a plan is crucial to any successful weight loss goal.  Here is a link to yesterday’s FB Live about creating a plan.  You now have a plan.  If you want more help, you can contact me and we can get on a free 30 minute call to set you up with a plan.

The upcoming triumvirate of food holidays are before us:  Halloween, US Thanksgiving and Christmas and Hanukkah.  Follow along for the next 14 days and you will be set up to reach your weight loss goals, even if everyone around you is going to town overeating!

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