Tag Archives: weight loss

Just Say No to Jingle Belly

Did you wake up this morning feeling like Santa gave you the gift of his gut? Jingle belly is that not-so-wonderful part of the year.  Nobody likes the heavy, bloated, uncomfortable feeling that comes with overindulging.  Most people put on 75% of their annual weight gain over the holidays.  Continue reading Just Say No to Jingle Belly

How to improve your self-control

self-controlHow good is your self-control?

Yesterday evening, I attended an event on mindful eating given by the very inspiring health coach Rebecca Friedman, at The Urban Canning Company’s fabulous location on 4th St. (If you live in St Pete and haven’t been there already, you seriously need to check them out)

Rebecca spoke about the difference between emotional and mindful eating.  She also spoke about the importance of listening to your body.  This really got me thinking about why so many people feel that they have so little control. Continue reading How to improve your self-control

Get Healthy Get a Refund

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It is called the Health Coverage Tax Credit.  It’s like getting your smoking cessation and weight loss hypnosis for free!

The IRS currently offers a tax credit for the full cost of my hypnosis smoking cessation program. You also qualify for the same 100% tax credit if you see me for weight loss as long as your doctor has decided you need to lose weight.  Hypnosis makes change easy and the IRS will pay you back for it!

What the IRS says:

Stop-Smoking Programs | You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay for a program to stop smoking. However, you cannot include in medical expenses amounts you pay for drugs that do not require a prescription, such as nicotine gum or patches that are designed to help stop smoking.

Weight-Loss Programs | You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay to lose weight if it is a treatment for a specific disease diagnosed by a physician (such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes or heart disease). This includes fees you pay for membership in a weight reduction group and attendance at periodic meetings. You cannot include membership dues in a gym, health club, or spa as medical expenses, but you can include separate fees charged there for weight loss activities.

 Need to download your IRS form? CLICK HERE  And remember always keep your receipts!

*Please note I’m a hypnotherapist not a tax adviser. Tax laws change, so always consult with your tax adviser for the latest rules and regulations.

 

 

Create Successful New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

Create Successful New Year’s Resolutions for 2016. My guide for making resolutions you can stick to!Create a new mindset

‘Our actions are all that separate our daydreams from our goals’ –Roy H. Williams

It is easy to get caught up in the ‘Someday I’ll’ or ‘When I have time I’m going to’.  Now is the time to put your plan into action. The easiest way to start is by making realistic, very specific, and measurable goals. If your goal is just to lose some weight how will you know when you’ve achieved that? When you get really specific such as “I’m going to lose 25 lbs by April 1st” you will have a much greater chance for success because your mind has something it is constantly working on and a deadline to keep on task.

‘Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out’Robert Collier

Have you ever gone out and paid for that gym membership or even gotten a personal trainer with all the best intentions to turn up Every Single Day. New year new you right? We start with good intentions but its hard turning up every day. Your body is sore, maybe you don’t want to miss a night out. Before you know it it’s been two months, maybe three since you’ve been. If you aren’t in the habit of doing something on a regular basis it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and give up. Try starting with smaller goals that are easier to reach – like taking a 20 minute walk 3 days a week – and work your way up. Research suggests it takes at least 21 days, sometimes longer to form a new habit. Start small with something that will stick!

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’Albert Einstein

Visualization is one of the most powerful things you can do to help achieve goals and resolutions. Think about what you really want. If it is quitting smoking, take a moment to see yourself as a non-smoker, whatever that means to you. Imagine just how good it would feel to wake up every day with clear, healthy lungs. Use your imagination to visualize your goals. It has a powerful effect on subconscious. Send that message to yourself to motivate and help you reach your goals

Wishing you peace, love, health, and abundance in 2016 – Michelle Butler | Butler Hypnotherapy

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