Emotional Eating Right


I don’t know if it’s the time of year – or just a coincidence, but there seems to be a lot of talk time being devoted to the topic of emotional eating. We’ve also been getting many emails from people looking for help with this very common issue.

So, I’ve posted a basic, but helpful, article to help people who suffer from the mildest, but most common form of emotional eating. This article has been submitted by health writer, J. Davenport:

5 Steps to Stop Emotional Eating

By John Davenport

Do you ever find yourself eating even though you know that you’re not physically hungry? In nearly all of us, hunger is not only a physical thing but an emotional one as well. We eat, not just to feed our body, but to comfort ourselves when we’re feeling stressed out, sad, angry, or bored.

This is emotional eating and it’s a challenge millions of people face.

The problem is – if you want to maintain a lean and healthy body, all the extra calories you consume by emotional eating will come back to haunt you – in the form of excess body fat and a poor medical profile.

For this reason, I want to present you with a 5 step action plan by which you can stop emotional eating forever:

Step #1 – Avoid Comfort Food

We all have a weakness for certain kinds of food. These are the foods that give us the most comfort (short as it is). Each person has his or her own comfort foods but some of the more common ones include mass-market chocolate, ice-cream, pizza, and sugar or salt rich items (junk foods).

To make it easier for yourself to avoid these foods, you need to go through your kitchen and get rid of these foods. Just throw them out. Once these foods are not in your home, you will have to work harder to get them.

A little here and there is fine, but emotional eaters tend to use these foods as their main ‘crutches’. So there has to be some self-control in order to shift where you get your calories from. You want high quality, nutrient-dense calories first.

Then you can think about eating some of the “bad” foods you enjoy on a limited basis.

Step #2 – Cook at Home

I often see people eating their lunch during their work break. They are so hungry that they don’t even realize how much they’re eating. And the fast food lifestyle teaches everyone how to eat more, not less. So when you combine the stressful demands of work and the comfort found in eating, the combination is a bad one.

The best thing you can do to reduce temptation and overeating when you’re out of your home is to carry food that you’ve prepared in advance with you.

Yes, it’s a bit more work but it will not only save you a whole lot of calories, but some money as well. Cooking at home is much cheaper than eating out every day. And in most cases, it’s healthier.

Step #3 – Reduce Stress In Your Life

The biggest cause of emotional eating is stress. We are surrounded by it at our job, at home, when driving. It’s the hectic modern lifestyle, but you’ve got to find a way to alleviate some of this stress.

Here are a few tips:

– Try some breathing exercises each morning and night. Here is a free video on Breathing Exercises
– Practice basic yoga and/or meditation.
– Take some time for yourself each evening and watch a sitcom. Laughter reduces stress very quickly.
– Avoid people who add stress to your life. (this may be the toughest, but one of the MOST critical)
– Exercise daily, even if you only have 10 or 15 minutes on any given day.
– Try trading massages with your significant other; or go pay for one.

Step #4 – Eat from Smaller Dishes

Have you ever found yourself eating food right out of the bag or box and then finding out that you’ve eaten nearly all of it without even noticing it?

The best way to stop this kind of mindless overeating is to place all your food on a small plate or in a small bowl. Our mind immediately judges the amount of food we have by how it fills our dishes. If the dish appears full, we tend to think of the portion as sufficient.

This is an easy and effective way to eat less, regardless of your mood. And the more you do this, the more natural it becomes.

Step #5 – Practice Mindful Eating

The final step you need to take to overcome emotional eating is to turn eating to something more mindful. Most people eat out of reflex. They don’t put any thought into it. This is how you overeat because most people eat until they are ‘over-full’ in order to feel satisfied.

Before you eat your next meal or snack, stop for a second and ask yourself: “Am I really hungry?”

If the answer is ‘Yes’, go ahead and eat. If it’s ‘No’, then this was an emotional hunger and just by putting a little thought into it, you’ve managed to avoid falling for it.

You’ve just saved yourself some useless calories and have exhibited powerful control over your false emotions.

Use these 5 steps and it will become much easier for you to stop emotional eating, eat healthier, and lose body fat.

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Exercise Reduces Anxiety, Stress & Panic Attacks


One of the biggest things which has surprised me the most, in all my years of doing one-on-one training and coaching, is the number of people who are challenged by general anxiety and panic attacks.

Once I realized how common this issue was/is – I felt the need to explore it further and see how it affects the average person on a daily basis – and what implications it has on one’s health and fitness.

Most of the symptoms are in the list below – although there are other, more severe, symptoms which I have not included here:

- Dizzy spells leading to panic and episodes of fear
– Tightness in throat and chest- shortness of breath
– Racing heart with tingling sensations
– Sense of no control over life/daily matters
– Hot flushes followed by waves of anxiety
– Obsessive worries and unwanted thoughts
– Not feeling connected to what is going on around you
– Overwhelming fear that the anxiety will push you over the edge?

One thing is for sure – the people who made proper exercise a consistent part of their life, experienced a significant reduction in anxiety and panic attacks.

I believe 2 of the main reasons for this are:

(1) you are “in control” of your body, mind and health when you exercise regularly – and any way you can be “in control” is a way to reverse feelings of NOT being in control…

(2) Exercise is a natural stress reliever – and stress is a major underlying factor in anxiety/panic disorders. So, when you reduce stress through exercise you reduce one of the main ingredients of anxiety/panic attacks.

This is why some of the most successful anti-anxiety programs include exercise as one of the critical elements of their program. One of the best-known programs which includes ‘exercise’ in it’s protocol can be reviewed here: No Anxiety – No Panic

When we speak of exercise in this area – there isn’t “one right choice”. There are many – and it truly depends on the client. Here are some options:

– Yoga (there are many types and levels of Yoga to choose from)
– Pilates (there are many types and levels of Pilates to choose from)
– Martial Arts (many choices here too)
– Kick-boxing
– Cross-Training
– Atlas Bodyweight Training (that’s me :-)
– Swimming
– Cardio-Dance

There are more, no doubt – but you get the idea, right?

In addition to the above 2 reasons why exercise is a key component in anti-anxiety/panic reduction programs is another reason…. Exercise has a beneficial effect on various elements and hormones throughout your body.

These elements are extremely powerful and work in ways which are still being studied to be better understood. Some call them ‘internal relaxants’, ‘mood enhancers’ or ‘brain balancers’.

Regardless of what we know them as, or call them – one this is certain… The cause and effect relationship has been proven time and time again: Exercise has positive effects on stress, anxiety and panic attacks.

If you feel you need help in this area – and also believe in the exercise component, then take a look at the demo video at the panic-away website: No Anxiety – No Panic

I think you’ll appreciate all the info there….

If you know someone who can benefit from this, just forward this link to them – they’ll thank you for it.

Your trainer forever – your trainer for life,

Joey Atlas

M.S. – Exercise Physiology

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Mom’s Fat Loss Secret: How Siobhan Dropped LBS of Fat

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Women send us these types of success stories every day – But as you can understand, most of them ask me NOT to share them publicly. And I understandably agree.

Fortunately, for every bunch of ‘private’ fat loss/fitness success stories I get – there is usually one person that allows me to share their story, publicly, on the blog – like this one below…

Please share your thoughts and praise in the ‘comments’ section at the end – and please share the link to this page with anyone you know who can use this type of motivation and inspiration… Here it is…

Mom’s Fat Loss Secret: How Siobhan Dropped Many LBS of Fat

happily submitted by Mom of 4, Siobhan Callaghan

I was in absolute terrible condition for my age! After having my fourth child I was so busy about home life, taking care of the kids and everyone else – I just put myself last and let myself go.

My heaviest weight was around 200lbs. I suffered from panic attacks low self esteem, constant headaches, fatigue and I had awful back ache, with falling arches in my feet as well.

Sadly, the only thing good was my cholesterol levels were fine!

I hate to admit it but emotionally I was crushed. I was always the high-spirited ‘’joker’’ of the group, the one who seemed to make others happy. I always knew people cared for me but they also (I feel), didn’t look up to me or I suppose maybe even didn’t respect me.

Siobhan at 200LBS, Before Weight Loss

Siobhan Before

I hated shopping because I could never find anything that would fit me properly and I always hated any special occasions that I would have to dress up for because I could only wear clothes that were made for women in their 50’s!

There were always tears to be shed…

But at the end of last April I went out on a friends birthday party with a bunch of girls and got the kick in the butt that I needed!

Siobhan After Fat Loss

Siobhan After

There I was among other women my age, who had children too, and well… embarrassingly I WAS the biggest girl there and the most dootsy dressed. The only thing I could think of that night was why and how have I done this to myself??

Siobhan Before

Siobhan Before

I thought that I too deserve to look and feel good, feel confident and sexy and most important to be and look as young as I was…. I was just going to have take the time for myself which I never did before, realizing that it wasn’t or wouldn’t be selfish for me to it. I would only be selfish by continuing to let myself get so far out of shape and unhealthy.

There was only me that made the mistake and only me that could fix it now.

The first thing I did was a simple, yet focused, week of healthy, controlled eating. I have to say it did help get rid of all the sugar and salt cravings. When the week was over I was stronger inside and more determined and I knew that this was something I really wanted to do, to take control.

I didn’t join any weight watcher clubs, I just stuck to fruit and veggies and chicken and started to buy wholegrain bread and pasta/rice and I bought myself a skipping rope! I was fairly new to the internet (and still am!) and just started to Google anything and everything to do with losing weight or exercises.

As my hips were the biggest part of me I Googled hip & bum exercises and that’s when I first came across my life support!–JOEY ATLAS!

Siobhan After

Siobhan After

There it was… a free download sample of exercises – and I signed up for his free e-newsletter which educated me and I just knew this man was talking sense and in plain old fashioned English with no big health or fitness words that I didn’t understand.

The best thing was, after doing my jump rope I always did the free exercises from Joey and you know, I could see results which made me want more. I was hooked – and Joey earned my trust.

I was so delighted to order his program – I knew it was just meant for me! I was like a kid waiting on Santa after that!

When I did my first session well what can I say I couldn’t do it.. that’s how unfit I was…

My whole body was shaking and nerves twitching everywhere that I could only do maybe 4 or 5 repetitions on each exercise! And as for the next day well it hurt (in a good way) and the day after that, too! I knew this would be the thing that worked for me. Even though it was a challenging start.

Siobhan Before

Siobhan Before

But as Joey told me in the instructions to “do what you can and that it will get easier”, well those words of encouragement really persuaded me to stick with it and of course he was right..it did get easier and I did do more and I got results!

Joeys plan is very easy to stick to and all the exercises can be done almost anywhere and as a busy mum of 4 kids, I didn’t have to leave the house to see to myself and get my workouts in!

More importantly I had no expensive equipment to buy which was an added bonus. The ULBHTM is very easy to follow, Joey makes you feel that he’s right there with you step by step by the way he structured the program, I found it much easier to stay focused, get into the exercises and I suppose, get them right.

Siobhan After

Siobhan After

My current weight is now right where I love it and I’m wearing my favorite dress sizes which are around (UK) 8/10. I had a wedding about a month ago and bought myself a USA dress size 4! WooHoo!!

I hadn’t wore a dress since my wedding dress nearly ten years ago and I went from white to black! that’s the dress in my after pics which I did pose for because now I can!! LOL!

Beforehand I always hid behind people in pics which now I wish I didn’t because I would have had great before pics! But nonetheless – you can still see how bad I was.

Its great; now I can almost buy anything I want to wear as long as its not too pricey and not too bare cos even though I’m “half the woman I used to be”, I am so used at covering up myself but I’ll get over that hurdle too!

I want to do more now, get in better shape & go out shopping more! I feel renewed!!

My physical and emotional energy levels are much better now and I’m always up for new challenges and fun things!

I feel that my personal success has made me stronger as a wife, mom and friend – and I have far more confidence in what I can do, not just emotionally but physically.

I have learned that it is important to start to love and and take care of myself and not just others, I need to be confident to make my kids confident, I need to be aware to make my kids aware, I need to be active to make my kids active, I need to be motivated to make my kids motivated and I need to care about myself to make my kids care about themselves, I am trying to educate them that it is important to be fit and healthy and that it can be very fun doing it!

The feed back from others is mostly good. A lot of people don’t recognize me anymore which can be funny! Then you get some saying ah you’ve done enough now you look brilliant so Stop!

It can be hard for some to understand that I actually enjoy eating healthy and exercising, that its not “just to keep the the weight off” for superficial reasons, I just need it for my emotional stability!! I want it for my longevity and… ‘cos I enjoy it!!! that’s all!!

I was asked “was I taking anything” which actually insulted me and I thought well if that’s what a close friend thinks then what does everyone else think! So it knocked me back but again I pushed forward! I’ve learned that people can be jealous of others success and I had it mentioned to me a few times.

I also have learned that people can be inspired by others success and so encourages them to follow suit!

I feel in control of my life and health now, I know where the grass is greener! I wont let myself go like I did for so long, I don’t think I’ve ever been happier!

Now I always try to start my day off and get up an hour earlier than the kids to do my ulbhtm program, and like Joey advises, if you want your morning coffee then have it!

Joey has the best ‘secret seven’ snack foods ever, and people who come in to my house and see the (natural) peanut butter jar look at me funny and say you ate that and lost weight??!! (Good job the don’t see my dark chocolate!!)

I make good, healthy food choices, and if I get even ten mins free I do a little cardio like skipping rope to up the metabolism and to boost my energy levels. I usually go for a 4 mile brisk walk weather permitting! And if I don’t get the time during the day to do my ulbhtm exercises, I leave it till I get the kids to bed and do it then..

I feel that I’m now more the person on the outside that I have been on the inside for so long.. So I feel I’m freed from the suit or ‘shield of armour’ and instead put the armour into my mind so that I’m stronger person now.

For all the women, and men, who feel they’ve let themselves down or are prisoner in their bodies, well… you’re not.. that’s all in your mind.

Take control of yourself, love yourself and your body.. ‘Cos if you don’t, who will??

Start by saying to yourself “I am in control of who I am and I am going to be happy.. I deserve to be happy..”

And when you control the thoughts in your mind you will control what you do with your body… what you feed it, how you use it, and you will come to realize that the effort is worth it and more importantly it is fun!

And if you have a bad day today, then don’t tell yourself ‘you’ve failed’ or that you can’t do it. Don’t give up hope, because every minute that lies ahead waiting for us is always a new one that we can start from, again.

The only way to encourage change is to think like a baby; you have got to be able to balance on your feet before you take your first steps and then you must learn to walk before you run and everyone stumbles and falls, but rise again and soon you will be fast on your feet…

- Siobhan Callaghan
Donegal
Ireland

You must admit, this is an incredibly inspiring story of positive change and leading by example. We would love to hear your thoughts about this. Your success, your challenges, your goals – just post them below – because I would love to know… Just click on that oval shaped ‘Comments’ button you see just to the right over here…

Your trainer for life – your trainer forever,

Joey Atlas

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Can I Rock Your Body (Get You In Shape) Even Though I “Can’t Spell”?

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Can I Rock Your Body (Get You In Shape) Even Though I “Can’t Spell”?

We get boatloads of email – EVERYDAY – here at Atlas Headquarters…

And at least a few of them really grab our attention each day – each in their own special way.

Here is one that provides as interesting perspective – and after reading it – you’ll have a better understanding of the title of today’s post. So, enjoy – and please feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of the post…

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: spelling
From: 1funn.central@_________.net
Date: Thu, May 21, 2009 6:15 am
To: joey ( at ) joeyatlas . com

Hello, Joey.
I am not writing to be picky. I am writing to share a perspective that could be helpful. Really. I just read your letter about caffeine, etc. I have been enjoying checking out your perspective on fitness and health. I am reading along mentally “deciding” if you are to be trusted. If you are knowledgeable. If you can help me…

Unfortunately, not taking a moment to hit “spellcheck” and revealing that you deliberately don’t know how to spell diarrhea and aren’t going to make the effort to find out how to spell it causes me to doubt your care, and accuracy in presentling other health information. Now, I don’t personally care if you can spell or not and I know the content can still be good but it raises doubt in a reader’s mind…… For me, that causes me to have to work to get past it and becomes an obstacle to credibility.

Maybe other readers find it endearing, amusing or whatever. I am looking for solid information from a thorough, credible person. It is my health (very important) and there are so many options and opinions out there to sift through. If you have a credible opinion, it is helpful to present it that way. With care. And spellcheck. :-)

In appreciation,
Barbara

Before I give you a chance to leave your thoughts below – I wanted to see if you caught Barbara’s misspelling…

“presentling” …I’m not sure that’s a word… hmmm… maybe her ‘spellcheck’ wasn’t working…

Barb – don’t take this the wrong way – I do this in fun – …I still appreciate you – and I’m also VERY sure my programs will help you immensely – even though I’m guilty of a few tiepoes here and there ;-)

Your trainer for life – your trainer forever,

Joey Atlas

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Hot Fitness Interview: Listen to Joey Atlas Now for FREE

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Hot Fitness Interview: Listen to Joey Atlas Now for FREE

In this audio interview conducted by Cassie Rohn, from the Sexy Living Society – I share some insightful, eye-opening and extremely helpful tips about your body, your health and your fitness.

Right now it’s free to listen to – so just click the play button here…

THIS INTERVIEW IS NO LONGER OFFERED FOR FREE

Enjoy and please pass it along to anyone you know who can benefit from hearing it. And feel free to leave your comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Your trainer for life – your trainer forever,

Joey Atlas

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How to Get a Sexy Butt & Body: 5 Great Examples

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How to Get a Sexy Butt & Body: 5 Great Examples

Last week a woman sent me an email question…

She wanted to know if she can have total access to the SBM program,
*at no charge at all* – not even the small reduced rate for the
first several months. Well, I replied with something even better
than F-R-E-E…

I let her know that as a special, secret bonus (clients only learn
of this AFTER they claim a ‘Free-for-Life’ spot) – I offer a step
by step, ‘connect the dots’ checklist that walks you through how to
create your own, personal (and FREE) blog/website – that does 2
things for you:

1 – It acts as a realtime, multidimensional fitness/nutrition
‘journal’ that enhances the priceless accountability factor you
need, to get into – and STAY in fantastic shape for the rest of
your life.

2 – It enables you to earn lifetime commissions when visitors to
your blog – go on to sign up at SBM as a result of you sharing your
‘story’, weekly progress and great success, with the world…

So, in essence – what I give you is a way to become a Private
Client in SBM for life – and the potential to earn more extra
dinero – every single month.

Pretty cool, wouldn’t you say?

And to show you how real – and effective this is – I’ve pulled 5
live examples from behind the scenes at SBM – to share with you.

Keep in mind some of these women knew nothing beyond being able to
just check their email – just a few shorts weeks ago…

Now look at what they are doing with my simple, “hold you by the
hand” guidance…

http://katiegetssweetcheeks.blogspot.com

http://makeyourbuttsexy.blogspot.com

http://buildabutt.blogspot.com

http://sexybutt4me.blogspot.com

http://buttliftingmiracle.blogspot.com

Visit each of their sites – and feel free to stay up to date with
them by clicking on the ‘Follow’ button…

Don’t be surprised if while reading some of their daily entries you
jump up and say “On my god – that’s me too!!”

Each of these women have lots of real world information to share –
and they post it at least every few days right on their personal
sites that you see listed above.

We would love for you to join us, if you haven’t already….

But – if you are still looking for some silly fad to deliver you to
eternal fitness “with no effort at all, while you eat as much as
you want…” then my program is not for you – it’s simply not a
phony fad…

It’s the real deal… And we’ve created it for YOU.

Please feel free to share this post with anyone else you know who
can use some quality motivation and wise direction in their quest
for a great body – and optimal health to match it.

Your trainer for life – your trainer forever,

Joey Atlas: Co-creator with
Erik ‘The Wizard’ Wickstrom of

http://www.BeautifulButtMakeover.com

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Boom Kickin’ ‘ Workout Music: FREE Workout Music from ‘DJ’ Joey Atlas

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Boom Kickin’ ‘ Workout Music: Free Workout Music from ‘DJ’ Joey Atlas

Bookmark this post to get all free updates to my Kickin’ Workout Music Playlist, so you… “Never Miss a Beat!”

You can also access the Joey Atlas Workout Music Playlist right here – in real time – “Never Miss a Beat!”:

Joey Atlas Workout Music Station

Enjoy – and pass it around to all your friends who can use some good workout music – Especially your friends who exercise at home…

Your trainer forever – your trainer for life,

Joey Atlas

PS – just starting writing a lense at Squidoo:
Butt Hip & Thigh Exercises and Workouts

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Kinoki Foot Pads?: Step Directly on Bullshit with Kinoki Foot Pads

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Kinoki Foot Pads?: Step Directly On Bullshit with Kinoki Foot Pads

There’s not a day that goes by where we don’t get at least a half dozen emails asking about specific health or fitness products. Though I don’t have time to answer them all directly – we do try hard to post as many of them as possible on at least one of my sites.

Today is a good one…

Many people have been asking for my opinion about these foot pads that turn black when you wear them overnight.

My good colleague, Dr Stephen Barrett – at ‘Quackwatch’ has pulled this gem right from the FTC’s files.

Here you go…

FTC sues “detox” Kinoki Foot Pad Marketers

The Federal Trade Commission has charged Yehuda (“Juda”) Levin, Baruch Levin, and their Xacta 3000 Inc. with deceptive advertising. According to the complaint, the defendants claimed that applying Kinoki Foot Pads to the soles of the feet at night would remove heavy metals, metabolic wastes, toxins, parasites, chemicals, and cellulite from their bodies. The ads also claimed that use of the foot pads could treat depression, fatigue, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and a weakened immune system. [FTC charges marketers of Kinoki Foot Pads with deceptive advertising; seeks funds for consumer redress. FTC news release, Jan 28, 2009] http://www.casewatch.org/ftc/news/2009/kinoki.shtml

When applied to the feet, foot pads darken, which marketers claim is evidence that toxins are being drawn out from the body. However, investigators have demonstrated that the darkening is caused by contact with moisture from any source and has nothing to do with “toxins.” [Barrett S. The "detox" foot pad scam. Device Watch, Feb 5, 2009] http://www.devicewatch.org/reports/kinoki.shtml

It used to baffle me at how many people acutally buy into these rip-offs – But as I’ve become wiser – I’ve grown to understand human nature – and how these types of dirt-bag companies prey on the desperate people who are conned and misled into wasting their hard earned money for an outright lie.

How do you feel about this stuff?

Have you been cheated in the past?

If so – I’d like to know – so click on that cool ‘Comments’ button right there, and just post it below.

Your trainer,

Joey Atlas

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Get In Shape – Or Suffer the Consequences

This email came in a few weeks ago – in response to one of my snappy newsletters. I was going to answer this one, right here on the blog – but I thought of something a bit more fun – but still very helpful and insightful. YOU are going to put in your 2 cents in the ‘Comments’ section – after you read this email.

Here it is…

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Subject: FW: a personal email for you, C. It’s about your life…
From: c. s. – c.s.3@__________.com>
Date: Mon, December 29, 2008 1:46 pm
To: – joey ( at ) joeyatlas . com –

I am 50 yrs old, i weight 200 lbs., i have arthritis in my feet and my knees, it’s a mild form of it…but still sore at times….

i’m not a whiner and never have been…but i have noticed that i have become very tired lately.

My metabolism seems like its slowed downed compared to 10 yrs ago. I seem to look for comfort food ….i do work at General Motors in Canada on the line, but as you know we have been laid off a lot this year, and i have become inactive. I guess i am trying to enjoy the down time, but having said that, i am also do myself a disfavour.

So i joined the gym with my husband but yet to go and work out . My sister just passed away from thyroid cancer she was only 55.

Now i am really concerned for my health.

And now after reading your article on ridding myself of junk and fast foods, it has me motivated to get up and go to the gym and like the Nike slogan ” JUST DO IT”. I am just confused as to what i should be eating and how much….i don’t care for a lot of fish or shell foods…i do like chicken, turkey and beef ….i love most veggies and fruit….I have a 12 year old son and i look after him and my husband first before myself.

I know what i am capable of doing, it’s “JUST DOING IT”.

I need to rid myself of sugar that’s in my body. i have been taking the acidophilos, and it seems to work, i also think i need a chromium supplement to control my blood sugar. But i will tell you what i need most and that is ” ENERGY “. Is there something that you can suggest like siberian ginseng or a combination of something…I used to be in a business called _______ ______ and i took a product of theirs that was called T_________e, it was great i had energy, and i felt great. It also curbed my crave for sweets. Anyways, maybe you might have something like that i could take. But of course it has to meet our F.D.A standards….

well i guess that’s all….

i do love getting your e-mails, they are very inspirational and helpful …..

Thanks again,

C

OK – its your time to speak up and see if you can lend some helpful advice and direction to “C”. Just click on the ‘Comment’ link below…

Your trainer for life,

Joey Atlas

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Oprah Show Calls On Joey Atlas – …Yeah Oprah!

- by Joey Atlas – Womens’ Favorite Trainer
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Oprah Show Calls On Joey Atlas – …Yeah Oprah!

Just over 2 years ago – on Friday, August 2th, 2006 – I posted an entry on my ‘old’ blog – The Fitness Advisory. I’ve copied and pasted the post below if you wish to read it here, on this blog. But if you want to see the original, date stamped entry – you can read it via the direct link:

Oprah Show Calls on Joey Atlas

Here’s that entry…

Friday, August 2th, 2006:

Joey Atlas on Oprah…
In this week’s live issue of ‘Secrets of a Trainer’ you will learn about how ‘ordinary’ people, just like me and you, get on shows like Oprah and how I am already scheduled to appear on the show.

But before I get into that – I must tell you about this…

Yesterday, I was brainstorming how I would put this email together, you know, a basic outline – then sleep on it (while letting my subconscious do some more of the work) and then sit down today & type it – then send it.

Well, while going through my emails this morning, I came across this one – which most people would write off as coincidence – but if you understand the power of the mind (and our thoughts) and its relation to the energy of the universe – I know you understand this is no coincidence.

It came as a response to the free info I offer through my websites and my emails.

‘Hi Joey: I wonder why Oprah hasn’t discovered you.
Thanks…you are a social contributor!’
Rabia

Did you catch that line about Oprah discovering me?

As I mentioned at the beginning of this email, I am already scheduled to appear on the show – the program directors just don’t know about it yet.

You see, just like achieving permanent optimal fitness, we must be able to ‘envision’ the results we are working toward AND we have to truly believe we are capable of achieving those results. So in this context I have already scheduled myself to appear on the Oprah show – the rest is just a function of time and me doing what is necessary to make it possible for Oprah to ‘discover me’.

Now – I am no different than you, or any of the others 50,000 subscribers to this e-newsletter – I just happen to have a neatly defined & flexible game-plan – which some of you may in fact also have. Whether or not you desire to be on the Oprah Show is another story. My reason is that an appearance of that magnitude will make my ascent to ‘worldwide fitness personality’ just a little bit faster.

Besides the piece of mental energy I may have provided you with in the paragraphs above here is something else that may fuel your fires…

Last week I received an email from an actual client who has purchased 2 of my programs and does read each issue of this newsletter (You’ll know who you are once you read the next paragraph ;-)

She happens to be a biz development/marketing specialist and here is what she had to say:

‘Joey,
Just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for your programs – I’ve been doing them for almost 3 weeks and I love them – but from a business standpoint may I offer some advice?

First, every time I get one of your e-newsletters (which goes out to both actual clients and non-paying subscribers) I have to wonder why you are not charging for it. I believe that even those of us who have purchased some of your programs should still pay extra for what your now offer as a freebee e-newsletter. You are spending valuable time writing it and the content is usually brilliant compared to most of the other fitness newsletters out there.

What intrigues me most is that you allow people who have never purchased any of your programs to subscribe as long as they wish – that’s charity, not business. Now I am a little ‘mature’ (from the old school) and sort of new to the internet models of doing business, so maybe I’m not seeing the whole picture.

I think you have a lot more to offer in terms of your biz structure and what you offer and ultimately how successful the business is.

Please take this as constructive criticism/advice from a client who believes you have lots of upward potential.’
– name withheld

Now – rather than answer this one directly – I thought it would be best to answer thru this newsletter so everybody understands why I do what I do AND how we can help each other move forward in life.

My motivations are simple – by helping others with small but powerful pieces of advice without expecting ‘payment’ in return – that goodwill comes back to me in some form or another. Its one of the laws of the universe. By unselfishly offering helpful information to those who want it – with no strings attached, at some point the same ‘energy’ is going to come back to me with something that I desire to be ‘helped with’.

Sometimes its fast sometimes it takes a while. But part of this is based on our mental state and our readiness to ‘accept’ the aid being offered.

From a business standpoint this has been proving to be a wise way of operating. One example is that just by ‘word of mouth’ or ‘word of email’ many of you have sent your friends and family members to my one of my websites to sign up for the newsletter – and a good many of those people have purchased at least one of my programs – and that is just one small example.

On a related note, as many of your testimonials and success stories have proven what help I am capable of offering – even just from some of the no-cost info I provide, in the near future I may be looking for some assistance (in the form of some return ‘energy’) from all subscribers and clients, in an effort to help me speed up the process by which the program directors at Oprah actually put me on the schedule.

In other words, we are all going to have a hand in this and I’m going to illustrate by example that almost anything you can think of in your mind’s eye can become reality if you truly desire it.

Now here’s why I’m high-lighting that ‘old’ blog post…

I worked wire to wire today on the two projects I recently mentioned; the ‘Butt Enhancement’ Project and the ‘Fat-Loss/Diet Coaching’ Project…

So – I didn’t have a chance to answer the phone all day – but I knew I had a bunch of voicemails waiting for me…

The last voicemail was from someone at… ‘The Oprah Show’…requesting that I call back, left me their number, etc., etc…

I have no idea what the inquiry is about – but we’ll find out tomorrow when I return the call…

I’ll keep you posted…

And remember…

Don’t Be Like Everybody Else…
Be You… Be Fit… Be Sexy…

the cellulite killer

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