WISE WORDS by Lynda Wise
37 Rockland Dr
Toronto, Ontario
M2M 2Y8

416-225-3535
lyndawise@yahoo.com
http://www.wisecoaching.ca
Lynda Wise
B.Sc., C.P.C.C.
Weight Loss Coach
Well Being Coach

Helping women reshape their bodies
and their baggage
June 2007
Issue 26

Welcome!    

What's in it for you?A connection, some challenges, a few questions to encourage you to simply reflect about how you live your life versus how you want to live your life.   Feel free to share the answers with me:  I'd love to hear from you.   It's an invitation to focus on where you'd like to change and grow.

IN THIS ISSUE:   

1.  PERSONAL LIFE COACHING:
Sweet dreams can turn into nightmares.  My confession.  

2.  IF YOU DON'T LOOK AFTER YOURSELF WHO WILL?
The next best thing to a magic wand.

3.  FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND THOUGHTS ON FOOD.
Life can be sweet without overdoing the sugar!

4.  THOUGHTS FROM MY SWING:
My swing has a magnet.

1:  Sweet dreams can turn into nightmares.  My confession.

I grew up in a house with a candy cupboard.   My mother was a great baker.   My dad bought a 2 lb.  box of chocolates every couple of weeks.   I would not say I have a sweet tooth:  I'd say I have all sweet teeth.   I have a candy bag in my purse at all times.   I love the taste of sweet and I have lots of company out there - maybe even you!   My meals are totally healthy with lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and tons of veggies and fruit.   I truly enjoy food and have a great appetite!   And I need my little-bit-of-sugar fix - sometimes a treat from my candy bag.   So what's so bad about that?   Nothing!  The key word is "little".

Eating large amounts of sugar can get you into very large health problems.

Excess sugar puts your pancreas into overdrive, forcing it to crank out massive amounts of insulin to process the glucose in your blood.  And continuously high blood sugar and insulin levels -- the kind you get when your day is filled with sweet snacks and sugary drinks -- can damage your pancreas in ways that invite a wide range of diseases (see Chris Woolston, CONSUMER HEALTH INTERACTIVE).   Here are some of the potentially dangerous conditions that become more likely when sugar reigns!
  • asthma
  • mood swings
  • personality changes
  • mental illness
  • nervous disorders
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • gallstones
  • hypertension
  • clogged arteries
  • arthritis
  • cancer
  • rotting teeth
If you feel that rather than assuaging a simple craving, you're using sugar for soothing and comforting yourself, I invite you to arrange a complimentary coaching consultation - coaching can help you differentiate whether food is satisfying the hunger in your body or in your soul.  

lyndawise@yahoo.com 416-225-3535

2:  The next best thing to a magic wand.

Being overweight is terribly difficult to understand unless you've been there!  Actually, being there is terribly difficult. The 12 WEEK COACHING WEIGHT LOSS GROUP holds a wonderful collection of women with a common goal, tremendous expertise and unlimited support for each other.   I provide the space to explore and replace the "comfort factor" that food provides. Participants get to recognize and recreate sabotaging behaviours while designing a lifestyle of consciousness and moderation around self care.

Just a few of the topics covered are:  more effective ways to handle stress:  boosting self esteem: how to incorporate exercise into what fits for the individual:  the sleep factor connection to being overweight and unhelpful relationships.  

When?  Beginning Tuesday, July 17, 6:00 p.m.  eastern, 12 weekly one-hour calls
How?  Easy!  Call a long distance number that is a hookup to a bridge line
Who?  Up to 5 women with similar challenges
How Much?  $300
Any questions?   Please feel free to call.  416-225-3535

Not for you?  I'd imagine that someone you know could greatly benefit.   Feel free to pass this along:  she'll thank you for the great tip and I'll thank you with a great tip - a $50 gift certificate!

3:  Life can be sweet without overdoing the sugar!

Everyone knows that limiting cakes, pastries, ice cream, soft drinks, cookies, chocolate bars, etc.  is a good thing.  Please notice the word "limiting" not "eliminating" - in defense of moderation!   But, watch out for the more subtle sugar inclusions - like salad dressings, juice, ketchup, sweetened main courses, breakfast cereals and processed foods in general.   If sugar appears as one of the first few ingredients it's likely not the best choice!   Sugar has a multitude of disguises - maltose, dextrose, sucrose and fructose are just some.   Check labels religiously!  

So the big question is "How much is too much"?   The answer depends on whom you ask.

According to the World Health Organization, no more than 10 % of total daily calories should come from added sweeteners.   In practical terms this means that a 40 year old, 135 lb.  5'5" tall, moderately active, female, who needs around 2000 calories/day to maintain her weight, should consume no more than 200 calories worth of sugar ~ or 16 teaspoons.   However, also from the World Health Organization, from a safety standpoint, individuals can have up to 25% of calories from sugar - that's 500 calories.   Now that sounds like a lot - but it can add up quickly when you consider these favourites:   12 ounce soft drink - 144 calories of sugar.   A piece of apple pie has 196 calories worth of sugar and a Nestle's low fat strawberry yoghurt - 163 calories from sugar and a whopping 336 calories in total!  

Bottom line - use moderation (something my mother always told me).

Better news - Some significant studies indicate that small amounts of sugar in your food lead to a slightly lower body weight than sugar-free food.

4:  My swing has a magnet.

I have recently noticed an irresistible force which pulls me to my swing.   I'm convinced that it's a conspiracy between the magnetic power that the swing must possess and the magical world that surrounds it.   Once I'm drawn in, my mind is instantly brainwashed by the miracles that engulf me.   Today it was the Clematis!  Just a month ago, it appeared as a dried up leftover - overlooked from last fall.   Now it has enormous, exquisite purple flowers and a backdrop of a gazillion, luscious leaves populating an assortment of trees!   The environment coerces me into disrupting my train of logical thought and entices me to just sit and absorb and just be.   After being held captive for awhile I carefully plan my escape.   Only after several attempts is my getaway successful when I reluctantly return to reality.  For those who are unaware, my swing was my special gift from me to me for my birthday almost three years ago.   Who would have thought...

Questions?  
Feel free to call or email me.  416-225-3535 or lyndawise@yahoo.com

Warmly wishing you what you wish for yourself - and I hope it's a swing,
Lynda


To arrange for a complimentary coaching consultation,
an interactive coaching workshop,
or a speaker for a meeting or a conference,
contact Lynda Wise at Wise Coaching
416-225-3535 or lyndawise@yahoo.com
http://www.wisecoaching.ca
All individual and group Coaching is done by telephone.
Workshops are done in person.

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