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25 Things Every Father Must Teach His Daughter About Life

Are you teaching your daughter what she needs to know to become a confident, well-adjusted woman? Today, I want to offer what we as fathers must be teaching our daughters if we want them to grow up to be happy, independent and productive. Teach daughters these 25 things and…

What Drug Addicts Can Teach Us About Goal Setting

Every so often I get challenged to prove that goal setting actually works. This often happens when an individual has tried a certain process or step of steps regarding goal setting and ultimately did not achieve their goals, so they doubt goal setting really is a sustainable way to achieve…

How To Be Successful

I first met John a few years ago. He was living in a very small apartment with his wife in a very rough neighborhood in Waco, TX – with their two children, and their dog. Things were going well for him until his wife was in horrible car accident. Which…

The Top 30 Habits of Successful People

Have you ever read a self-help book? Have you ever read more than one? You might notice that they all seem to offer similar advice. That’s why I decided to just compile this list of all the main points of just about every self-help book out there…

The 5-Minute Productivity Breakthrough – Life Guide

Do you have a task you are putting off?

You might be putting off exercise.  You may be putting of writing a business plan.  Maybe its something else.  Whatever it is you are putting off can be achieved if you simply put 5 minutes toward achieving it.

I can almost hear a collective sigh.  “Only 5 minutes? Craig, you’ve lost it this time.”

Have I?  Not really.  If I can get 5 minutes of solid, no-nonsense, best effort, you will get more done.

The Ten Commandments of Success

Take Action Most people will never know how brilliant or successful they could of been because they are paralyzed by life’s duties. They will be full of remorse and regret when they reach the end of their lives because they know they could of done more, and never…

Missing Your Loved Ones: How to heal through Grief and Bereavement

 

The time you spend in bereavement after the death of a loved one can be seen as a time of loss, pain, and grief. But it is also a time of recovery. Here you will discover what bereavement really is, the physical and emotional dimensions to the  grief, the impact of grief on adults and children, and what happens after the bereavement is over.

The Emotional Legacy of Bereavement

Bereavement is simply the state you enter into when you mourn someone who has died. Natural and inevitable, this period following the death of loved one can be so painful, pervasive and ongoing that it often feels permanent – but it is not. People recover from the most tremendous losses. In fact, grief itself  – the wrenching emotion that comes from that of a loved one – is the way you recover. Your mind and body use grief as a way of bringing you back from the depth of despair.

How To Use A Food Steamer To Lose Weight – Life Guide

The Mind Control Diet Series:

Dieting and following your nutrition plan can sometimes suck big time.  There’s only so much your “will-power” can do.

So stop working hard and start working smart.  Set up your environment for maximum convenience and “trick psychology” to get yourself to eat the right things on autopilot.

I’m running a test program called the “Food Steamer Challenge”.

Here is how it works:

 

Buy yourself an AUTOMATIC FOOD STEAMER.  Don’t make the economy an excuse not to get one because you can get a good one for like twenty bucks and change.  That’s about what mine cost (mine’s a Black and Decker).  The brand doesn’t matter, just make sure it’s automatic.  The restaurant-style stainless steel one’s are nice, but who’s got time EVERY SINGLE DAY to use a metal one?  There too much of a time investment.

One of the keys to a good diet is to minimize the amount of time you spend on it, especially the “prepping, cooking, and cleaning” … That’s where pigging out can rear it’s ugly head — when you don’t prepare for maximum mind control ahead of time by minimizing the prepping, cooking, and cleaning time.

But it’s a Catch 22:  You see, “prepared foods” fall into this category.  I’m talking about most of the stuff in the center of the grocery store that doesn’t go bad.  I’m also talking about prepared food take out.  All of these maximum convenience foods lack nutritional value.

“So Craig,” you might say, “what is the solution?  Can I have it both ways?”

Most of the time in life, you CANNOT have it both ways, but this is one of those rare times that you can.   I’m going to explain…

Eating low on the food chain is one of my principles.  Eating as close to raw as possible is another one of my principles.  As is eating local.  As is eating organic.  As is eating seasonal.

Whew.

That’s a lot of principles.

Here’s a recap…

  • Low on the food chain
  • Organic
  • Raw or very lightly cooked
  • Local
  • Seasonal
  • Keep it simple.
  • Keep it convenient.
  • Minimize prepping, cooking, and cleaning time!
We can make these principles easier to follow with a food steamer and flash frozen whole foods.  IT IS OUR DUTY to take advantage of modern technology in two forms.
  1. The ability of modern food farmers to “flash freeze” whole foods such as vegetables and fish.
  2. The ability of the modern food steamer to cook your food to perfection with WATER, not with oil or extreme heat.
This isn’t a “oh yeah” kind of thing.  THIS IS A BIG DEAL.  IT’S PROFOUND.  And I’m guilty of not taking advantage of this. You see, flash freezing is completely different from freezing food on your own in your kitchen with your freezer.  It takes hours to freeze food on your own, but with flash freezing it happens in minutes.
THAT MEANS MAXIMUM NUTRIENT RETENTION – IT’S THE NEXT BEST THING TO BUYING IT FRESH AND RAW.
First, understand that we are KEEPING THE CHALLENGE SIMPLE:  It’s one month long.  It only involves dinner time.  It only involves frozen food.  There are very few foods to choose from.  If this Spartan approach bothers you, then do not enter this challenge.
  1. Get an automatic food steamer.
  2. Set it up where you will be eating DINNER.
  3. Go out and get the following flash frozen veggies close enough to my list: Frozen broccoli florets, frozen spinach, and any other frozen GREEN vegetable you want.  Frozen corn, carrots, beans, etc do not count.  We only want frozen green veggies.  So this is basically any frozen green vegetable you want.
  4. Go out and get the following protein sources: frozen salmon burgers, frozen tuna burgers, flash frozen chicken breasts, frozen game meat, etc.  Basically any natural, wild, organic lean meat you can find.
  5. Go get some EVOO: Extra virgin olive oil.  Get some flax seed oil.  MAKE SURE THEY ARE IN GLASS BOTTLES (I don’t have time to explain why except to say that plastic + oil = TOXIC).
  6. THREE NIGHTS A WEEK FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH, I want you to eating no other dinner each night except this lean-meat, green-veggie, fresh-oil combo.
  7. Fill the food steamer up with the appropriate amount of spring or filtered water.
  8. Fill the food steamer up with the frozen foods you want to eat for dinner.
  9. Set the timer for 10-20 minutes, or whatever the instructions call for.  Obviously cooking chicken will take longer than fish, for example.
  10. LEAVE THE ROOM.  GO DO SOMETHING.  JUST GET THE HECK OUT.
  11. When you think the time is up, come back, open the steamer, put the protein and veggies on a plate, pour a good sized tablespoon of COLD fresh oil on it, and enjoy dinner.
  12. Rinse, clean, and put your stuff away.
Repeat this procedure 3 nights a week.  Here’s some of the psychology behind it: leaving the food steamer on while you do something else takes your mind off the food.  You are practically guaranteed a perfectly lightly cooked meal that retains all of the food nutrients.   It’s healthier than a microwave, but just as convenient.  And it shuts off automatically.  Also, removing the prep time, the cooking time, and the cleaning time makes it more likely that you will repeat this 3 times a week.
It’s a simple challenge.  That’s almost 1/2 of the month eating nothing but a steamed dinner.  And it’s going to make a positive change in your body.
Let’s see what you can do!

The Truth About Losing Weight and Why Dietary Supplements Aren’t Needed

  With society’s standards of beauty paired with the national obesity epidemic, it’s no surprise that millions of Americans clock to fad diets and dietary supplements in order to achieve the “perfect figure.” Unfortunately, many individuals jump on the weight loss bandwagon and consume…

Simple Techniques That Will Make You More Likeable

What can you do to make you more likeable? How can your mere presence draw people’s smiles and warm greetings? Being likeable is not all that hard. You don’t have to be a celebrity, rock star, or billionaire philanthropist to  get people to like you and enjoy your presence. Social skills can easily be learned, and can always be improved, simply through practice. Here are a few awesome social skills that you can proactive at parties, networking events, or even just get-togethers with friends.

The Best Way to Beat Procrastination

How to Beat Procrastination All over the world, university students, professionals, and housewives struggle to find more minutes in the day. Most people are aware the procrastination wastes valuable minutes in the day, but few are aware of just how much time is lost to procrastination. Even worse, higher education…

The Easy Guide to Effective Résumé Writing

An effective résumé is the most powerful marketing tool in your career search arsenal. Particularly when a candidate has not had the opportunity to speak with someone at the target organization, the résumé is the key sales piece through which the hiring manager will decide whether to conduct…