Abraham, translated by Esther Hicks, responds to a question from a woman has tried every diet, done every exercise, and still cannot lose weight.
Effortless Weight Loss
Sidestepping the usual - and often frustrating - approaches to the problem, Abraham lays the foundation of a mental attitude that brings to bear the power of Law of Attraction to create the most effective technique ever presented for losing weight.
The other day on twitter, @privatestudmuff asked me in a humorous way about what I think about before going to bed. As a way of role modeling, by getting into someone's head and finding out what they think about, they can duplicate the results. I believe this is what he was doing (or at least hope so).
My answer was "Things I'm grateful for", and it wasn't the answer he was expecting.
Gratitude is everything.
I am grateful even for having weighed 475 pounds because of all the lessons I learned that stemmed from the experience. It was exactly as it should have been and I'm grateful.
I have a friend on facebook who writes a note every day with 10 things she's grateful for and it's a wonderful exercise to witness.
An affirmation from Louise L Hay in relation to finding a new job sums it up perfectly.
"I now create a wonderful new job."
If you are unhappy with the job you currently hold, you don't have to stay in that state of mind. You can thank that job for all it has provided and affirm "It is now time to create a wonderful new job."
If we show gratitude and set something free, we're not feeding it with negative thoughts and feelings, and keeping it in our energy space to be worked through time and time again. We can thank "it" for what it's provided and let it go...opening the door to new possibility.
What will you create today?
If you're not familiar with Louise Hay, I'll give you a little background. She was diagnosed with cancer, accepted it, but refused to accept the treatment doctors prescribed.
She healed herself by deciding that she wanted a different future and then doing a lot of emotional clearing work on herself.
This is a great 5 minute video of Louise L Hay discussing the effect our thoughts have on what we create.
Be careful what you think, "thoughts create things"
Quinoa is the superfood grain that’s not a grain and was considered the "food of the Gods" by the Inca’s. Quinoa is more related to the seed family than the grain family and carries a healthy dose of protein along with all 9 essential amino acids. Because quinoa has all 9 essential amino acids, it’s considered a complete protein. If you're wondering how to cook quinoa, the video included here will help.
Of the many reasons I like quinoa, the primary ones are:
It’s more related to the seed family than the grain family
Contains all 8 essential amino acids
Almost 25% protein
Quinoa fluffs up to 3x it’s original uncooked size and keeps in the fridge for up to a week, so you can make a good batch ahead of time and then serve it up all week long.
More reasons I like Quinoa. A ¾ cup serving contains:
2.5 grams of fiber
5 grams of protein
A whopping 315 mg of potassium
A healthy 90 mg of magnesium
That my dear reader is a great nutritional profile!
How To Cook Quinoa
The authors of the upcoming Quinoa 365: the everyday superfood put together this video of how to cook quinoa.
The authors Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming are Canadian (which is awesome) and have been creating quinoa recipes for years. I look forward to their quinoa cookbook when it’s released. You can find out more about them at Quinoa 365.
Quinoa is not really much different than cooking rice. The only thing to keep in mind is how much it expands. A little goes a long way. If you're wondering how to cook quinoa, wonder no more. It's easy.
I thought it was funny that the pots Patricia and Carolyn were using in the video are the same ones I have.
Quinoa plays a part in my soon to be released Fat Loss Fundamentals
As you can tell from the recent videos, I'm spending my day watching health related content. David Wolfe was a recent speaker at Harv Eker's Extreme Health event and shares some of his thoughts on raw foods here in this video.
This is a trailer of a movie called Raw For 30 Days which I've never heard about, but I'm sure David Wolfe is involved.
A great quote from one of the participants after having reversed diabetes herself was:
I don't know why the doctors don't know about this!
Raw For 30 Days
by the fourth day they were off insulin completely by the end of the 30 days their blood sugar had stabilized and they have effectively reversed their diabetes
"Raw For 30 Days" is an independent documentary film that chronicles six McDonald's-munching Americans with diabetes who switch to a diet consisting entirely of vegan, organic, live, raw foods in order to reverse diabetes naturally. The six participants are challenged to give up meat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, soda, junk food, fast food, processed food, packaged food, and even cooked food – as well as go without their loved ones and many of their creature comforts – for 30 days.
Visit Raw For 30 Days, buy the dvd and support the project in getting the word out about reversing diabetes (at the very least).
At the end of the trailer of raw for 30 days, viewers are told that Woody Harrelson would be contributing an interview for the full length movie. Here is a clip of that interview with Woody.
Personally, I love turnips. I always have. First recolecions of them was from Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners that my mom would make when I was very young. John Pinette has a great take on turnips in this video