Weight, maintaining or losing it, is always a popular topic.

It’s one of the most popular topics on the internet and even though I write about it rarely, it’s a popular on my site as well.

I know that many of you are bothered by your extra kilos and worry about how the excess weight affects your health.

So I’m going to ask you a rather daring question?

Why do you gain weight?

Do you know? Is it because you eat too much, the hormones, don’t eat healthy enough, too many carbs, emotional eating, medicines?

I know that it’s not easy to maintain a healthy or desirable weight over 40  and that there are many reasons to gain it.

But I also wonder how many of you make healthy weight a priority? Do your mind and your body want the same thing?

Perhaps you want to find out or do something about it!

A bit of tough love, for the benefit of health NOT appearance

The reason for this ‘tough love’ is that I hear too many people complaining about their weight, while at the same time not willing or prepared to change their habits.

I was absolutely shocked to see on my recent trip to the US how many people looked very much overweight and unhealthy.

So yes, today there is a bit of tough love from me.

Not because I don’t think you can look good when you are overweight (you absolutely CAN). But essentially because I believe that it is important to have a healthy weight when you want to stay healthy long-term.

As you may recall I now believe that most of this excess weight is caused by too many carbohydrates. It was all explained so well in this book that I reviewed before: how we get fat, which I highly recommend.

That brings me to my personal challenge.

After reading the book, both me and my husband want to eliminate refined sugars from our lives completely. Although we are doing pretty well, there are times that we crave the sugars just too much.

Would you like to try something new to stop the cravings and possibly lose weight?

Therefore I’m going to join this meditation seminar by Jon Gabriel. I met him during a detox retreat I did in Thailand and can tell you that this is a genuine guy, who is as healthy as he looks.

He believes that in order to lose weight, your mind and body need to be in tune. He uses meditation and visualisation techniques to make that happen.

In any case I know for a fact that meditating every day is good for you. During the times that I did meditate, I always felt more relaxed and energetic. So it seems strange to me that I don’t do it more often.

If you’re thinking that mediation is too touchy-feely or too tough, give it a go! I have never been very ‘good’ at meditation but it already works if you just take 10 minutes and be quiet. That alone can make a real difference.

Join me at the seminar

Now, I have never done any of Jon’s courses or meditation sessions (so can’t vouch for the quality or effectiveness), but I’m going to give it a try. If only to get back into the habit of meditation. My personal challenge will be to stop my sugar craving.

Apparently he has already signed up more than 16,000 others so it will be like one big group mediation! The recordings will be available for 24 hours.

Do any of you want to join me? It’s absolutely free to join, so there is nothing to lose (he will have some offers for you, but it’s totally up to you if you take him up on that; the meditation course is totally free). It will only take 10 minutes of your time each day.

If none of this appeals to you at all, I will be back with more fashion tomorrow.

What do you think of this? Do you need to lose weight? Do you meditate?

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