Relatively Easy Slimming Technique 

  • By Pam Sidhu
  • 16 Jan, 2017

Increase your energy levels, lose those extra pounds and focus your mind on your health goals.

Relatively Easy Slimming Technique 

Increase your energy levels, lose those extra pounds and focus your mind on your health goals. 

 

We know what happens when we put the wrong fuel into our car. Would you put petrol in a diesel car? Food is fuel for the body, so why eat food and drink that stops our body from performing to the best of its ability. Our bodies are designed to burn fat for fuel. Most of us are however burning sugars, which leads to highs and lows of energy. This in turn upsets our hormone balance, especially Insulin and Growth Hormone. 

This process can be quite complicated so I’m going to simplify it. Imagine there is a weighing scale. On one side we have Insulin, on the other we have Growth Hormone (GH). When one goes up the other comes down, for example, when our insulin levels are raised our GH comes down, when our insulin levels drop our GH can increase by up to five fold. Our body naturally producing this hormone (GH), has many health benefits and it is known for its anti-ageing and rejuvenating effects as it stimulates cell regeneration, cell production and cell growth in the body. 

Top Tips for weight loss! 

1) Be mindful of the GI value of food and drink. 
By being mindful of the GI (glycemic index) value of food and drink, we can help reduce the insulin rise produced. The glycemic index was invented to measure blood sugars when food is eaten. Each food is ranked by a number that indicates the food effect on a person’s blood sugar level. 

There are many apps and books available which tell you the GI values of food. If under 70 points the insulin rise would not be too high. If you really want to go for it (weight loss, higher energy levels) then I would recommend under 55 points. To make it easier foods are normally ranked under a traffic light system, for example if food is given a green light its low on the GI and ok to eat, if amber its ok, and a red light means a definite no, as its very high on the GI creating a high insulin response and amongst other things inhibiting Growth Hormone secretion. 

Here is an example of a typical glycemic table: 
Food type Glycemic index 
Dates 99 
Chana daal 8 
Baisen roti 27 
Maize Roti 62 
French fries 75 

2) Eat Protein with every meal

Proteins are vitally needed by our body, so it’s important to include them in every meal. They are the basic building blocks of our bodies. Proteins are used to repair, heal and build our body. Our muscles, blood, antibodies of the immune system, enzymes and some hormones are all made of protein. Collagen itself, which is vital to keep us looking young is made of protein. Meat, fish, organic eggs, pulses/daal, oatmeal and nuts are amongst many good sources of protein.

An easy way of making sure we are getting enough protein is to drink a good protein shake. I would always recommend a good quality Casein protein powder as it is the only protein powder shown to increase muscle strength, to reduce fat and to increase lean tissue- in every case twice as well as the often promoted whey protein. Casein fuels the body slowly over a seven hour period and does not raise our GI levels. Casein is high in protein and calcium, this combination, makes it very effective for stripping fat off the waist.

Watch out when buying Casein protein powder as some can be diluted with cheap carbohydrates. I would always recommend the EducoHealth Casein protein powders. They have a good variety of different Casein protein powders. All of them will help with building muscle tissue and stripping the fat, however, the most effective one for weight loss is the Proform unsweetened. Take a look here: http://www.educohealth.com?a_aid=Learn2Rest  

3) Eat Good Fats

Over the past year or so, scientist are telling us what some of us knew all along, that ghee is good for us! Good fats are, for example, ghee, organic eggs, coconut oil, avocado, nuts (almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and cashews), Fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines). These fats are very good for the body and can even help prevent memory loss. The general rule of thumb when consuming fats is to ensure other foods eaten are low on the GI. It’s important to stay off the sugars when consuming fat as when mixed with sugar (creating a high insulin response), that fat can cause problems in the body.

4) Carbohydrates
It is good to reduce the amount of starchy carbs in our diet, for weight loss goals and higher energy levels. Some carbs can be high on the glycemic index and can give us that peak and then drop of energy later. To help lose weight and keep our energy steady it’s good to reduce/avoid carbs like potatoes, white bread, white flour. It can be as simple as switching from white bread to brown.

5)   Life force foods  
Plenty of low glycemic organic fruits and vegetables! Nature really has provided us with all that our bodies need. As well as having many essential nutrients fruit is good for cleansing our system too. Foods that are fresh and organic have a higher life force in them, which in turn gives us more life force, and affects our well being positively. 

 

6) Eat more greens  

Greens are high in magnesium which helps to relax the body and purify our blood. When looking for salads I would always recommend “Cos lettuce” as its super packed with vitamins and minerals. For those of you who love your “Saag” spinach is fabulous, as its high in iron, folic acid and vitamin K. Kale, broccoli, green cabbage and parsley are some of many excellent greens to eat. 

7) Sugar
Avoid food and drink with sugar, sucrose, glucose, dextrose, look out for those “ose”. Did you know that South Asians use of sugar has increased 300% since the 1970’s! Incidences of diabetes in Asian communities has shot up drastically. This is mainly because of white refined sugar being mixed in our diets with fats and starchy carbohydrates. For higher energy levels, a clearer body and weight loss avoid, or at least cut down on sugar. Try an alternative like Agave syrup, still sweet but lower on the glycemic index.

Some sweeteners used by the food industry can have equally negative effects on the body. Aspartame is a sweetener that should be avoided and is included in diet soft drinks. Numerous side effects have been reported to the FDA, some of these are migraines/headaches, insomnia and joint pain.

In short

  • eat low GI foods,

  • increase protein

  • avoid starchy carbohydrates and sugar.

For faster results there are Weight loss packs also available to buy from the EducoHealth website which are natural amino acids, helping the body to naturally burn fat while we sleep! More information available on the website  http://www.educohealth.com?a_aid=Learn2rest  

For a tailored nutritional plan together with deep mind programming to help you achieve your health goals email  pam.sidhu@learn2rest.com  

Consultations are also available on skype, location is not an issue.

By Pam Sidhu 05 Jun, 2017

Mindfulness seems to be the current buzz word. Its everywhere, schools, workplaces, private classes, internet tutorials, books, you name it Mindfulness has reached there. For those of you who have not yet been bitten by the mindfulness bug. Read on to discover what Mindfulness is and how you can benefit from these relatively easy techniques.  

By Pam Sidhu 16 Jan, 2017

Relatively Easy Slimming Technique 

Increase your energy levels, lose those extra pounds and focus your mind on your health goals. 

 

We know what happens when we put the wrong fuel into our car. Would you put petrol in a diesel car? Food is fuel for the body, so why eat food and drink that stops our body from performing to the best of its ability. Our bodies are designed to burn fat for fuel. Most of us are however burning sugars, which leads to highs and lows of energy. This in turn upsets our hormone balance, especially Insulin and Growth Hormone. 

This process can be quite complicated so I’m going to simplify it. Imagine there is a weighing scale. On one side we have Insulin, on the other we have Growth Hormone (GH). When one goes up the other comes down, for example, when our insulin levels are raised our GH comes down, when our insulin levels drop our GH can increase by up to five fold. Our body naturally producing this hormone (GH), has many health benefits and it is known for its anti-ageing and rejuvenating effects as it stimulates cell regeneration, cell production and cell growth in the body. 

Top Tips for weight loss! 

1) Be mindful of the GI value of food and drink. 
By being mindful of the GI (glycemic index) value of food and drink, we can help reduce the insulin rise produced. The glycemic index was invented to measure blood sugars when food is eaten. Each food is ranked by a number that indicates the food effect on a person’s blood sugar level. 

There are many apps and books available which tell you the GI values of food. If under 70 points the insulin rise would not be too high. If you really want to go for it (weight loss, higher energy levels) then I would recommend under 55 points. To make it easier foods are normally ranked under a traffic light system, for example if food is given a green light its low on the GI and ok to eat, if amber its ok, and a red light means a definite no, as its very high on the GI creating a high insulin response and amongst other things inhibiting Growth Hormone secretion. 

Here is an example of a typical glycemic table: 
Food type Glycemic index 
Dates 99 
Chana daal 8 
Baisen roti 27 
Maize Roti 62 
French fries 75 

By Pam Sidhu 04 Jan, 2017

Research has shown that people who remember positive events have a higher success rate than those who remember negative events. Most people have had many positive things happen in their lives. Many great experiences.  

 However, it is the minds tendency to remember the negative events more. Negative experiences can carry more emotional weight and therefore imprint deeper into the mind. This is why negative experience can seem to be closer to the surface of ones awareness.  

 This is compounded by today's commercial and social media. The mind is constantly being bombarded with negative headlines, stories and information.  It is like walking around with a black cloud. Everything that you see is clouded with negativity. 

 It is possible to train the mind to remember the good in everything. To train the mind to have the good experiences at the forefront of one’s mind. Every cloud will then at least have a silver lining. This is a basic skill that everyone should know and ideally would be taught at school. 

Every garden has weeds and flowers. A good gardener knows how to pull out all the weeds and water the flowers. This is the process in a nutshell. We fill our minds with flowers, colour and fragrance. Then there is no room for the weeds to regrow. Constant pruning of the weeds make sure every seed does not take root in your garden. 

 The ability to find the good in challenging situations is a skill that is highly treasured amongst successful people. It can be the difference between success and failure. The ability to rest the mind at will. No matter what circumstances that maybe presenting themselves. The ability to switch the mind to fill it full of happy things that nurture the positive goals in your life is one of the greatest gifts that you can give yourself. 

There are many simple techniques that people use to ensure that positive experiences are at the forefront of their mind. 

One such well known technique is to get a jar and every week write a note about a positive that has happened that week. At the end of the year open the jar and look at all the good things that have happened. It could be something that you are grateful for, something that made you smile, an achievement etc. Fill your jar with happy memories!

 As far as New years resolutions go. This is a good resolution...easy and very powerful. It benefits not just you but the people around you too. Try it, it is fun. You can do it as a team exercise at work, family bonding time, or your own personal jar filled with happy memories .You will be surprised at the journey you go on reliving the great events of the past year. Start filling your jar today! 

For a little extra help book in for your personalised REST session for our Relatively Easy Serenity Technique at www.learn2rest.com . Tailored to meet your needs, bring up your happy memories to the forefront of your mind and achieve deep level of rest.

By _dm_templates 01 May, 2016

Here are the top 10 reasons you should Learn2 Rest.

Anyone can REST :
Everyone and anyone can learn to REST. Good quality REST is a skill that can benefit you in many ways to navigate through the stresses and strains of modern life.

REST
is easy, quick and will make you feel vibrant.
The Relatively Easy Success Technique (REST) only take about 20-30 mins a day.
The results of quality REST, however, will last throughout your day making it easier to reach your goals for the day.


REST improves health:
The human body and mind work optimally when well rested.
There is overwhelming evidence that supports the positive health benefits of REST .
Many long term conditions that people suffer from are aggravated by stress and can be relieved significantly by REST
Good REST helps the body to reduce stress hormones, release dopamine and balance glycogen levels (yes, you can lose weight by resting).

REST improves relationships:
Good REST makes you less irritable, anxious and stressed. REST increases your ability to cope with challenging situations. As your capacity, tolerance and inner strength increases you will feel relationships improve. Ability to relate to other people can increase too!

REST improves performance at work:

We have all experienced that when we are well rested our performance levels increase.
Achieving our goals becomes fun and easy. Our Minds work better and we find creative solutions effortlessly.

REST allows people to craft better thoughts:
Instead of haphazard, fragmented thinking. A well-rested mind is focused and the thought process is smoother and more efficient.

Learning becomes easier:
Learning is a constant process in life. We continue to learn every day, new skills, new ideas, Learning is a part of life.
Again, a well-rested mind is more able to absorb and assimilate new information.

Good for Sleep:
REST will actually make you sleep more soundly and deeper, which in turn makes you feel more rested.
Once the mind is freed from constant chatter, anxiety and stressful thinking sleep becomes easier and blissful.

REST helps to relieve pain:
There has been some great research over the years that provides evidence that a rested mind can better cope with pain.
Studies in mindfulness and CBT show that a person’s ability to cope with pain and tolerance increase significantly.
REST can help to release endorphins. Endorphins are your body’s natural painkillers

REST helps with your self-expression:
We have all experienced moments when we are well rested. Life seems to flow easier, there is a spring in our step, and we feel naturally happier. In these moments our anxiety levels are lower and we can authentically express our true selves.

REST is good for you. Try it today!


By _dm_templates 01 May, 2016

My name is Pam, and this is my first blog.


Let me begin by telling you a little bit about myself and why I have set up this website. . I am a mother of two beautiful young children, I love nature walks, interesting holidays and have a passion for life. As a mother my life has been enriched and I feel blessed every day to be nurturing these two beautiful souls into their lives.

I grew up knowing there was more, more than what I learnt at school, more than my friends and family taught me. I had a deep knowing that most people were not experiencing life fully, but I didn’t know what was missing. I knew I wanted to help people so I started my early career working in a women’s refuge, helping women fleeing domestic violence. I then went onto manage a women's centre helping to empower women through education and skills training. Many lives were helped and touched but I saw a pattern emerging, although women were transforming their outer circumstances they were still unhappy. They were unable to break free from their past mentally and most of them continued to replay their negative past experiences inside their minds.

This led me to study Neuro Linguistic Programming and I also qualified as a Reiki Healer. I began my own business working with clients how to improve their health. Later I worked as a director for several companies promoting health and wellbeing. I qualified as a Nutritionist six years ago. My passion has always been however, to study different aspects of how the mind works for the past 15 years. 

My life has been full of experiences and there have been many lessons that I have been taught from the challenges that I have faced. From these experiences the single biggest lesson I have learnt is the power of rest. Good rest allows a person to harness the full power of the mind. Rest allows a person to become more effective and happier.

Therefore, I would like to share with you with you this lesson and it is my intention to deliver Relatively Easy Techniques to you. These Relatively Easy Techniques will allow you to learn and implement REST into your everyday life, enrich your life, helping you become healthier, happier and successful.


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