Former Soap Star Holly Mosier has a new book titled Stress Less, Weigh Less. Holly is a healthy-lifestyle expert and also created “10-Minute Yoga.” She shared her philosophy for permanent weight loss, which begins with reducing stress and opting out – the key to a healthy mind and body.
Working through the mind-body connection, Holly shows us that by “opting-out” of unnecessary and unfulfilling activities that rob our time and leave us depleted, we can peacefully create the bodies and lives we love. Holly has a unique ability to connect with people and bodies of knowledge, explore the potential that lies within, and distill and share powerful, practical solutions that can make a significant impact on our lives. Holly’s simple 31-day, clearly mapped formula shows that by managing stress first, healthy eating and consistent exercise follows naturally, bringing with them a healthy and fit mind, body and life.
Stress Less, Weigh Less introduces readers to practical stress-reduction tools and beautiful photo-illustrated yoga exercises that will help readers find mental-stress relief, the answer to permanent weight control. Holly also serves up a simple yet extraordinary culinary guide of 5-ingredients-or-less recipes—each with the correct balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat for optimal weight loss. The plan includes instrumental tools for the busiest of lifestyles such as “10-Minute Yoga,” tips for eating out, and ways to incorporate exercise into everyday activities.
A former actress who has landed roles on “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives” among others, Holly became a successful trial lawyer at age 34 when her two children were in elementary school. It was here where Holly developed a true fervor for medicine and medical research, inspiring her to start her own practice specializing in medical malpractice.
Over time Holly developed her lifelong struggle to lose weight into a new career and became a yoga instructor and later, owner of LA Boxing in Lake Forest, California. It was her in-depth study of yoga and fitness that rounded out Holly’s understanding of the pivotal role stress plays in weight control.
Holly’s philosophy is that a healthy mind and a healthy body create a healthy life. Therefore, she takes a three-prong approach to health and wellness.
- It starts with creating a healthy mind because until your mind is in balance, your body never will be. This is the secret to permanent weight loss at any age. To create a healthy mind, Holly advocates a balanced life and “opting out” of unnecessary and unfulfilling activities that rob our time and leave us depleted. She teaches a multitude of easy stress reduction tools that can fit into anyone’s lifestyle:
- Focused breathing/Four-Count Breath
- 10-Minute Yoga
- Fun mental games such as “switch your focus” (pg 80) and the “what do I like about it” game (pg 94)
- Sick Sense of Humor (pg 90)
- Next she advocates healthful eating by balancing the carbs, proteins and fats in every meal and eating “real” foods that are high in fiber, low in fat and low in sugar/starch. To make this a fun and achievable lifestyle she provides a multitude of five-ingredient or less recipes that keep you satiated, and still taste GOOD! Eating healthfully is easy if you follow a few guidelines:
- Balance carbs, proteins and fats in every meal
- Get protein in your breakfast
- Aim to eat low-glycemic foods that keep you satisfied longer
- Exercise comprises the critical third prong. Holly’s philosophy is that it’s important to MOVE for at least 45 minutes every day. Taking a quick walk around the block, walking up stiars to your office building, parking in the last row of the parking lot to get more walking in – it all counts! Just get moving.
- Exercise daily,
- Do both resistance training and cardio exercises
Vary your activities to develop a well-rounded physique and combat boredom – workout in the gym, do yoga, join a group exercise class, go play outside with the kids, etc.
We closed the show with our good friend Dr Ian Smith who has a new book out titled The Truth About Men. The Secret Side of the Opposite Sex. You have to listen to his whole segment he shares a great story about playing basketball with President Obama.
It’s no secret that men can be notoriously difficult to read. What’s going on in their minds? Do they mean what they say? And what are they not saying? Why does anyone in a relationship with a man have to spend so much time wondering what things “mean”? Is it good that he called instead of texting? What does it mean that he introduced me to his sister but not his mother or his best friend? Why hasn’t he said anything about my birthday yet when it’s two weeks from now?
With THE TRUTH ABOUT MEN, #1 bestselling author Dr. Ian Smith, a man who knows what’s going on in there, has written a book to decode men for anyone. It’s rich with insight and action that readers can take today to make their relationship better tomorrow. The book is full of things that men want you to know, but for whatever reason, won’t tell you, including:
*He wants you to initiate the sex, at least some of the time, and mean it.
*A natural body with flaws is better than an almost perfect body made of plastic.
*It’s fine for you to set down parameters in the beginning and during a relationship as long as you don’t send mixed signals.
*Every once in a while he too is overcome by emotions and would like to cry on someone’s shoulder without being thought of as less of a man.
*When it comes to sex, play it straight.
*He doesn’t want a wallflower. He wants to be with someone willing to display a reasonable amount of aggression.
*He doesn’t mind when you do your thing with the girls, but don’t bring the drama home to him.
With great insight, Dr. Ian explains some of the biggest myths when it comes to men, including:
Men Are Afraid of Commitment (Men are looking for commitment, but they fear commitment with the wrong person and the aftermath.)
Men Always Want to be in Control (Not at all. A lot of pressure comes with control. It’s much nicer to share the load.)
All Men Think They’re Great in Bed (They know this isn’t true, even if they want their friends to think it.)
Men Are Afraid of Smart, Successful Women (Men are proud of successful mates. They just don’t want to compete with the next job promotion.)
All Men Want is Sex (Men love sex, but they need a lot more than that to keep them happy.)
Dr. Ian has combed through several studies and surveys that address several aspects of a man’s thinking.
Most Men Don’t Want to Settle Down
False. According to the 2010 Great Male Survey, when asked to choose the ultimate male status symbol. Men replied
36% Having a family
26% Having a high-profile career
21% Having a beautiful wife or girlfriend
Men Want Women to Be More Sexually Adventurous.
True. A survey of more than 6,000 men found that men overwhelmingly want their partner to do a more walking on the wild side. The survey polled both men and women about whether they thought their partner was as sexually adventurous as they would like.
Men’s Egos are So Fragile When it Comes to Sex That Even if You Have to Fake an Orgasm. Do it.
False. 80% of men said they would be offended if a woman faked an orgasm during intercourse.
Men don’t want to be with women who make more money than them as it makes them feel inferior.
False. 85% of men say that they would still enter a relationship if a woman made more than they do.
A woman’s bottom is the body part that turns on most men.
True. 6,000 men were asked which body part of the opposite sex turned them on the most.
Men: Butt 34.5% Women: Face 19.8%
Chest 23.2% Chest 14.3%
Face 14.1% Arms 12.5%
Pulling back the curtains that hide the inner workings of a man’s mind might get Dr. Ian branded as a traitor by some of his fellow XY compatriots, but he nevertheless tells the honest and sometimes painful truth in this revealing book. Any woman who puts its insights into practice will have an instantly happier mate and a stronger, longer relationship.
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