How to get slim and healthy – 10 expert tips

Tatler CoverLet’s face it, to how to get slim and healthy is the hottest topic around, but it takes a little more than just drinking lots of water and eating a few more greens. Yo-yo dieting and spurts of exercise are rarely successful too. Max Kirsten offers individualised programs from his world renown Kensington clinic, tailored to your specific needs. Max has also published a series of award winning apps that will provide you with the skills to make healthier choices, informing you about proper nutrition, ways to get slim and healthy, exercise, lifestyle and sleep.

Max Kirsten has created 10 expert tips to help you to get slim and healthy

1. Cleanse to kickstart your ‘get slim and healthy program’

There is no better way to kick-start your get slim program than to begin with a deep, full body cleanse.  Now this doesn’t mean starving yourself for a week (starving yourself is never the answer to weight loss and is ineffective and dangerous).  Cleansing is about re-setting your body system so your nutrition can get you back on track.

It’s a fact that our bodies are being bombarded with toxins and other slow poisons daily; not good for any get healthy campaign.  They are hidden in our food and the environment around us. That being said, your body is already a ‘superhero’ at continuously detoxifying itself.  So, unless you are detoxing from drugs, the body really doesn’t need very much to help it fight these toxins.  Drinking pure water, reducing all processed foods to zero, and living on vegetables and fruits for 3 days can give your body the boost it needs to cleanse itself even more deeply…. a great way to start a get slim and healthy program.

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2. Record your measurements – how to get slim means knowing your starting point!

It’s essential that you have your baseline starting point to track your progress. So, no matter how depressing it may be to face reality, you better crack out that measuring tape! The good news is that you’re never going to be like this again! How to get slim and healthy will start to de-mystify. Track your progress, but not daily. Ideally, every week on a chosen day and a set time, is a good idea. Although if you are following your weight loss program correctly, you already know that your body is losing weight and becoming slimmer.

3. List your weaknesses  – be honest

If you know your weaknesses – they can become your strengths. If you know that you can’t be trusted to buy the right foods for your home, get help to make those healthy choices! Perhaps you know that you need a personal coach or a personal trainer to show up and get you moving, because you know that without them you would be a couch potato. Perhaps your kitchen, fridge and cupboards already have loads of unhealthy foods hidden away. Try to buy all the right stuff, and get rid of the unhealthy stuff!

4. Plan your Get Slim and healthy strategy

Achievements are rarely accidental, so the better your weight loss plan, the more successful you’ll be. Your plan should include better nutrition, more sleep (we need sleep to become slim), earlier meals, early nights to bed, drinking water regularly (lots of it, but less in the evening), and making fresh vegetables a staple of your diet. No one ever put on weight eating fresh vegetables! Plan your healthier life to the finest detail. But, keep it real and flexible as well. If you get knocked off course, don’t get upset. After all, we’re only human. Instead use your essential resilience to get you back on course as soon as possible! That’s what really counts and you will become slim and more healthy. Expect the unexpected on the road to get slim and healthy.

5. Active vs passive

When it comes to achieving something, having an active thought process is always better than a passive one.

  • Always say I am going to the gym, yoga etc…
  • Never say ‘I am going to start doing these things’.

Remember that you’ve already begun. Everything you list is already a fact and you are now doing it every day. I can, I will, I am.

6. Be social

No matter where you go, people will drink alcohol, eat snacky, fatty foods and often unwittingly promote unhealthy behaviour. There is no getting away from this. But, that doesn’t mean you have to hide under your couch (or treadmill) for a year.  Wherever you go, you need to be prepared to breath, eat, and live your ‘New Slim You’ philosophy.  So if you’re going to a party where you know there will be beer and crisps stacked to the ceiling, bring something healthy along that you can share with your friends.  And, if they label you as a ‘kill-joy’ or a ‘health nut’? Well, that’s their problem if they won’t support your decision to become healthier. Ask their advice if they make jokes… how to get slim and healthy can involve them too.

Also, rarely rely on other people’s choices.  If they’re eating something that they think is healthy but you don’t, stick to your guns.  Control certainty. Another way of getting your friends to support you is by getting them to get involved too.  Encourage them to come on healthy walks, or succumb to a dance class (salsa is always fun!). Encourage your friends to get slim and healthy with you.  Of course they may not want to, but then that’s their loss.

7. Reduce portion sizes to get slim

To get slim, you need to burn more calories than you consume, which inevitably means some kind of portion control. You  are not necessarily destined for a growling stomach until you reach your get slim goal. Portion control doesn’t mean you have to eat tiny portions. Here are some suggestions….

  • Drink a big glass of water before you eat. It will fill your stomach.
  • Pile on the veg!
  • Use smaller plates/bowls at home.
  • Hide those enormous ‘goldfish bowl’ wine glasses.
  • Eat foods that require some work! Pistachio nuts with shells, fruit that requires peeling.
  • Avoid buffet style restaurants. Also carvery style places.
  • Don’t graze for friends/children’s plates!
  • If you fancy 2 courses…. go for starter/main rather than main/pudding.
  • …..for more help and advice (eg. nutritional planning, eating disorders), you can contact Max Kirsten and arrange an appointment.

8. Always eat breakfast to get into a healthy routine

No ifs ands or buts! Unless you want to keep or even to get a fat butt. Always eat something first thing in the morning. This will help your metabolism to work faster over the day. Some of my fav ‘breaky’ picks include yoghurt, a little fruit, or organic muesli. They’re all great energy foods. Continue to manage your blood sugars throughout the day by eating little and often. Enjoy the gaps between your meals. Eat earlier in the evening, sip water, and snack on vegetables throughout the day. This is the way to get slim and healthy.

9. Commit to get slim!

How to get slim and healthy……  desires and dreams never become true unless you have already committed to making them true – no matter what. Total commitment is essential. There are no excuses, just get slim and stay slim. Your success at becoming slim is your responsibility, no one else’s. There are no excuses. You are going to get slim. Fact.

10. Exercise to get slim

Lifestyle and attitudinal changes are a fantastic way to achieve your goal to get slim and healthy, but we do need to ‘get off one’s ass’ and get down to some exercise. This will be the subject of our next post!

As a weight loss specialist, and as a clinical hypnotherapist and NLP success coach, Max encourages all his weight loss clients to improve their success, resolve and determination.  If you want success,:

Enjoy your ‘get slim and healthy’ journey.

Good luck!


How to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions!

Now that we are well into the New Year, you’ve probably made – or are thinking of making – some resolutions. But, can you keep them and stick to the plan? Whether you’ve decided to quit smoking, lose weight, get fit or just stop drinking alcohol for a month, there are some great things you can do to make the most of your New Year’s resolution.

How to stick to your New Years Resolutions

Why are you making this resolution?

The first thing that needs to happen is to be clear in you mind about why you are adopting this new behavior? This should be at the root of any decision you make, and will help you greatly in sticking to your New Year’s resolution. Some questions to ask when figuring this out are: What will be the benefits of taking on this New Year’s resolution? Is it healthier lungs? A slimmer, healthier body? Increased confidence?

Some people steer away from New Year’s Resolutions because they think they are too hard to keep. But, by keeping a few essential things in mind, and using some effective tools, you’ll find yourself breezing your way to achieving some great results.

How are you going to make it happen?

Focus on how you are going to look, feel and be better having made your New Year’s resolution, and having stuck to it – no matter what! It’s also important to be regularly inspired by your New Year’s resolution decision. It helps to be proud, excited, and focused on the positive outcome that lies ahead.

Visualize the benefits

Visualizing how you will look better, or feel healthier, is also a great way to make sticking to your New Year’s resolution easier. For example, if you want to loose weight:

Imagine yourself in the summer – looking slim, attractive and fabulous – walking on a beach, or out for a ‘night on the town’. Feel how healthy you are as a result. Then, think about how you are looking and feeling better than you have in years. Know that you made all of this happen and that you alone can take the credit for making that change! Now realize that the decision you made when you gave up smoking, or overeating, has changed your relationship with yourself. Now, you take care of the body that you live in, instead of neglecting it and treating it badly.

It’s all about commitment

It’s no surprise that commitment is King when it comes to sticking to your New Year’s resolution. You can decide to change yourself ‘for the better’ in January, but it’s only real if you commit to it 100%. It’s not negotiable. You need to be completely focused and determined on achieving your goal, and your vision of who you really want to be!

It’s the little steps that count

That’s not to say that you can’t be flexible or adaptive. If something isn’t working, then figure out another way to achieve results. And remember, worrying obsessively over something won’t help either. For instance, if you’re struggling with your decision to give loved ones more time, or to be more patient with others, remember that you’re only human. Most things aren’t worth losing your mind over!

Sometimes getting just one more hour of sleep, for two or three times a week, can have a massive change on your outlook of life. Or, if you gave up drinking alcohol on the 1st of January, it only takes a few replacements with soft drinks, – juice or pure water is even better – to begin to feel the benefits.

Oh, the temptations!

And, yes, of course, there will be temptations – at social gatherings, parties, even just when hanging out with your friends. There will be temptations to eat the wrong things, to pick up a cigarette, or even to have a few “innocent” sips of beer. You’ll be persuaded to give in for all the wrong reasons – feeling bored, annoyed, frustrated, or even excited. You may even think it’s no big deal, considering you’ve done it so much before. This is natural. No one is perfect. So expect these temptations, but instead of giving in to them, imagine being strong in your commitment not to relent!

Make a list

One of the best tips I can give is to make a small list on a piece of paper and keep it by your bed – or somewhere you see it regularly. List all of your reasons for why you are adopting this new behavior. List all the positive benefits. If there’s a picture or pictures that inspire you, cut them out or copy them, then put it next to your list (you can even make a beautiful collage if you feel like it!). Read this list, and look at the pictures regularly.

When the going gets tough…

Most people need extra support, or even a coach, or therapist to help them to stay on their journey. I highly recommend that you download my completely FREE hypnotic NLP audio program called ‘New You 2015’ which you can find on my website

But if your goal is to successfully quit smoking, lose weight, healthy eating, better sleep, or just to be your very best, I have a number of Award-winning advanced hypnotherapy NLP Apps and downloads that may be very useful to help you truly succeed! Read the reviews – they have already helped thousands of people make positive changes around the world.


Feeling particularly un-inspired this January? Here are some ideas for New Year’s resolutions that you can tackle:

Achieve your peak fitness

Be more patient with people (friends, family, co-workers),

Be less grumpy, or irritable

Be more motivated and positive

Think better of other people

Give up gossiping about other people’s business (let’s face it, no one really likes a gossip)


Inner qualities you will need to achieve success

These are your inner qualities that you should try to embody when tackling your New Year’s resolution: Courage, Resilience, Mental Strength, Positivity, Belief, Flexibility, Relentless Commitment, Motivation, Responsibility, Persistence, Patience, Determination, Perspective, and the keys of Absolute Certainty and Intention. And above all else ‘stick’ to your New Year’s Resolution no matter what! It’s not negotiable!


Good luck!


13 Keys to Boost your Quit Smoking Success


Ok: So here are my extra special tips to help you commit to being a non-smoker.  To make sure that in the first few days ( or weeks, or months) you manage to stay stopped – having gone through all the hard work of quitting smoking – detoxifying from nicotine is essential.  It only takes three days to do this, allowing your body to get used to the absence of nicotine that is, as well as all the other poisons involved, including hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, arsenic, and many other carcinogens hidden within the smoke inside the brown tar.

Obviously it goes without saying, that if you are to get off nicotine, continuing to take nicotine products – such as e-cigs, nicotine gums and nicotine sprays – only prolongs the uneasy feelings of slow withdrawal. I compare this with taking off plaster from your skin slowly compared to the quick ‘rip and off’. This allows a less painful and quick way to adapt to the absence of nicotine. Ironically, although it’s hard to see it clearly when you’re in the middle of it, Nicotine is actually the main cause of feeling uneasy. This is due to the fact that it speeds up your heart rate, causing mild feelings of agitation, which paradoxically only seem to go away by having another temporary fix of nicotine.  In fact,this is not too dissimilar to the feeling of having slightly too much caffeine.

So here the 13 keys to boost your quit smoking success!

  1. Commit to quit. Having made this life-saving decision there is no going back no matter what.
  2. Get your teeth professionally cleaned as soon as possible.
  3. Get your clothes dry-cleaned
  4. Spring clean your house
  5. Clean the car so it doesn’t smell of smoke
  6. Eat glucose tablets to combat cravings
  7. Clean your teeth straight after a meal
  8. Get down to the gym or take brisk walks. A new study has shown that people who exercise are 55 per cent more likely to quit—and 43 per cent less likely to relapse into smoking, too.
  9. Avoid smokers and smoky environments for a while and hang out with ‘non-smokers’.
  10. Assert your right not to smoke and not to breath other people’s smoke.
  11. Develop a new hobby or interest to increase the quality of your life.
  12. Remove yourself from stressful situations if possible.
  13. Let friends and family know when you have become a ‘non-smoker’.

To boost your chances of quit success download the Award winning App that the actor Ewan McGregor used to successfully quit! Buy the ‘Quit Smoking Now with Max Kirsten’ for the iPhone and iPad App,  or buy the ‘Quit Smoking Now with Max Kirsten’ MP3 Download Program for any device or player.

Good luck!
Never take another puff again in 2015!

Top 10 Essential Tips to Quit Smoking


I wanted to kick off the New Year with a series of posts geared toward New Year’s resolution success.  Some of you will be tackling smoking addictions, setting weight loss targets, or simply aiming to be that better version of “You”.

Whatever goal you’ve set for yourself, it’s important to realise that you’re never alone and that support is only a click or a phone call away.

Every few days I’ll release a special post covering a specific challenge – offering exclusive tips on how to approach it, and, above all, how to be successful with it.

So let’s start with one that’s particularly difficult for many people around this time of year.

Here are my Top 10 Essential Tips to quit smoking successfully for New Year! 

Preparation is ‘Key!’

Before we get into these, it is important to remember that preparation is ‘key’ to conquering any New Year’s Resolution.  Many people simply jump in the deep end, hoping the shock of completely going ‘cold turkey’ will spur them forward. This is particularly true for smokers so be careful of this! By taking a more conscience and well thought-through approach to your New Year’s resolution, you are more likely to be successful.

Get Ready to Quit

  1. Plan and set your ‘Quit Smoking’ Date – and then stick to it no matter what. This will be the date you have chosen to save your health, your lungs and your life. Remember it each year. Each year this date will get more valuable to you.
  1. Try switching to another brand for 7-days before your actual quit date. This will make smoking less enjoyable, and much easier to want to quit.
  1. List all your reasons for quitting: Health fears, aging skin, more time with loved ones, life goals, etc. Make a list of these and keep it to re-read often after you quit.
  1. Do this one at least a few days before quitting. Before each single puff on each cigarette, I want you to take a small ‘sip’ of pure water. Then notice how it changes the experience, and taste. Pure water before the poisonous smoke.
  1.  Focus on all the positive benefits of quitting smoking. Becoming a NEW ‘non-Smoker’ means improving your health.  As a result, you’ll have better skin, healthier lungs, more energy, better sleep, fresher breath…the list goes on!  In fact, you can make a list of these benefits and keep it handy.
  1.  Research the facts about smoking.  Find out what’s really hidden in a cigarette, all the cancer causing chemicals in the tar, the 4 poisons, etc.  Most importantly: Smoke while you are reading about it what’s in them!
  1. Drop all your smoked cigarettes into a jar filled with fresh water, and slowly watch it become more and more disgusting.  Do this each day for 7-days before your quit date. Smell it every so often. Yuk!
  1. Work out how much money you will save in a year and what you could do with all this extra cash. Holidays, that new laptop or tablet you want so badly, a new wardrobe… the possibilities are endless.

Get Set to Quit

  1. Throw away all tobacco related products ready to quit. Keep nothing in your home. Don’t even keep e-cigs or nicotine gums or sprays! Make your home into the new home of a ‘non-smoker.’ That is, Nicotine FREE!
  2. Tell everyone that you are quitting, and then that you have quit! Ask friends and family to respect and support you as much as possible.

Quit Now… GO!

To boost your chances of quit success download the Award winning App that the actor Ewan McGregor used to successfully quit! ‘Quit Smoking Now with Max Kirsten’ for the iPhone and iPad App,  or buy the ‘Quit Smoking Now with Max Kirsten’ MP3 Download Program for any device or player.

Good luck!


Never take another puff again!

Max Kirsten – Creator of the Award-winning Quit Smoking Now Program



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FDA says menthol smokes ‘worse’ than normal cigarettes

MentholUS regulators have said menthol cigarettes are more harmful than other cigarettes, but stopped short of limiting their sale.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it would seek consultation on possible restrictions for the products.

The agency said that while mint-flavoured cigarettes may be just as toxic as others, it was easier to start smoking them and harder to quit.

Menthol cigarettes are one of the few growing areas of the tobacco industry.

The FDA has commissioned further research into the subject.

It is inviting input from the health community, tobacco industry and members of the public about the products.

“Menthol cigarettes pose a public health risk above that seen with non-menthol cigarettes,” said the preliminary results of the FDA’s study.

It also found the cooling and anaesthetic qualities of the menthol made them less harsh – and more appealing – to smokers.

The report’s conclusions echoed some of the findings of an earlier review from 2011, which suggested that a ban on menthol cigarettes would benefit public health.

But the tobacco industry has said that menthol cigarettes do not need to be subject to different regulations from normal cigarettes.

A group of former health officials, including two cabinet secretaries from the Carter and Bush Senior administrations, denounced the FDA’s inaction.

“The failure of this administration to act undermines the public health and is particularly harmful to vulnerable young Americans and African-Americans,” they said in a joint statement.

According to an earlier study from the US Department of Health only about 25% of white smokers choose menthol cigarettes, while more than 70% of African-American smokers use them.

Daily Calcium will Help you to Succeed!

There’s a very good reason why milk is usually included in most diet plans. Together with other dairy products including yoghurt and cheese, it’s packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, especially calcium, which is needed for strong bones and teeth. In fact, good intakes of calcium, particularly in childhood, the teenage years and early adulthood can help reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis (brittle bone disease) in later life, a condition that currently affects one woman in three and one man in 12 over the age of 50.

Calcium Cheese

Fortunately, reduced-fat dairy products contain just as much calcium, if not a little more, than full-fat products, making them an important part of a slimming diet.

Good non-dairy sources of calcium include fish where the bones are eaten such as canned sardines and mackerel, white bread (white flour is fortified with calcium), green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, nuts, seeds, beans, dried fruit and oranges. Fortunately, many of these foods also tend to be low in calories and so can easily be incorporated into a sliming diet. As you’re currently avoiding dairy products, you should make sure you eat plenty of these foods. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that the body more easily absorbs the calcium in milk and dairy products than the calcium in most other food.

For good health, the Department of Health recommends that adults consume 700mg of calcium each day.

How to Exercise in a Fun Way

Thankfully we’re all different in our likes and dislikes, and, therefore, exercise in a variety of ways. It is essential that you find an activity that is enjoyable, appropriate, accessible and affordable for you. That way you are far more likely to build it into your routine and continue regular exercise, despite the inevitable set backs due to illness, family commitments, work etc.

Excercise Fun

For people who do not like sweating in a fitness studio there are fun alternatives.

When going to the local park, nature trails or trips to the seaside, try to incorporate longer walks into the outing and take a picnic so you are in control of what you are going to eat that day.

Always use the stairs instead of the lift. Bear in mind that every single step helps.

Get off the bus a stop before the usual one and walk the rest of the way.

Use commercial breaks between TV-programmes to stand up and do exercise, or consider using an exercise bicycle in your living room while watching your favourite programme.

Easy Weight Loss Success!

Easy Weight Loss Success!

Clinical studies showing how hypnosis helps with weight loss are irrefutable:
In a 9-week study of two weight management groups (one using hypnosis and one not using hypnosis), the hypnosis group continued to get results in the two-year follow-up, while the non-hypnosis group showed no further results (Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1985).

In a study of 60 women separated into hypnosis versus non-hypnosis groups, the groups using hypnosis lost an average of 17 pounds, while the non-hypnosis group lost an average of only .5 pounds (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1986).

In a meta-analysis, comparing the results of adding hypnosis to weight loss treatment across multiple studies showed that adding hypnosis increased weight loss by an average of 97% during treatment, and even more importantly increased the effectiveness POST TREATMENT by over 146%. This shows that hypnosis works even better over time (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996).

To succeed at becoming the slimmer NEW you, here are some useful tips to combine with hypnosis as an adjunct.

REMEMBER the four magic action words.
“Eat less.
Exercise more”.

Know that your body’s daily requirement for life energy from your food is much less than you think.

“Eat less.
Exercise more”

Remember that it was by over-eating that got you this annoying problem in the first place.

It’s a fact that if you eat more than your body needs for today, your body can’t process it, so it just stores it on your body (like a food storage cabinet), hoping that perhaps you’ll need it tomorrow or for a rainy day. And if you do this every day… you get what you got.

“Hypnosis can actually help you lose weight.” Harvard Medical School psychotherapist Jean Fain Oprah Magazine, 8/04

“With weight loss the evidence is conclusive…hypnosis does help people reduce.” Smithsonian Magazine, 3/99

“The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being.” The Mayo Clinic 12/03

It’s not your fault you became overweight, maybe your parents programmed you not to waste food, “Eat everything up!” Or you learned to eat super-fast! Even to eat un-consciously! In an unconscious food trance.

It’s not your fault you became overweight, maybe you learned to comfort eat with food. Perhaps it helped you to cope… to relax… to forget…

Remember… That comfort eating has made you feel uncomfortable with your body.

It’s not your fault you became overweight, perhaps it was a form of protection from something in the past, Now long past… this behaviour is no longer needed or valid anymore.
It is NOW your responsibility from now on to do things differently… from this very moment.

Your overweight membership just expired.
The past is now over!
Now you can embrace your new slimmer future starting TODAY!

Take the time to chew your food properly, slow it down… (20 times is good amount to chew before swallowing)

Eat slowly.
Eat in a fully conscious state of mind.

Also Remember to breathe, to take long deep breaths regularly to help you relax and oxygenate the living cells of your body.

Shallow breathing gives you very little.

Your body’s many trillions of cells all need oxygen to help to release the energy from the food you eat.
So breathe in long deep breaths, hold for eight and release, exhaling them with a sigh…

And take plenty of regular exercise. You will begin to love any kind of exercise. Even walking briskly!
Power walking!
Burn the fat. Energise!
Burn the calories right off your body.

Burning calories feels good. Walking, running.
Any kind of regular exercise feels great!

Burn the fat! Burn through those unwanted calories

Regular exercise speeds up your metabolism, increasing your basal metabolic rate, so you’re even burning calories even when your not exercising, between the regular exercise bursts.

Reduce calories by eating less and eating more healthily.

It is not necessary to crash diet.
This usually ends up with the person concerned either getting weaker or giving up completely in desperation. This in turn can lead to a yo-yo diet effect of the weight loss – weight gain cycle. Cut down on fatty foods and eat instead more bread, fresh fruit and fresh vegetables.

Eating 300 to 500 calories less per day, will lead to safely losing between one and two pounds each week. This is a realistic weight loss. It may seem slow, but would add up to a weight loss of more than three stone over a year.

Having a glass of water instead of juice, eating less lunch than usual and having smaller portions of the food you enjoy are all ways to reduce calorific intake without having to necessarily alter your diet significantly.

Avoid a second helping at dinner and snacks between meals, which may have become a habit. Cut down on beer and alcohol. All these things will influence your health in a positive way.

Just notice bad self-image thoughts and let them pass.
If your sense of self is fragile, if your body feels wrong notice the thoughts that you say to yourself, the pictures of yourself that come to your mind, the feelings in your body as a consequence of this, as if they are clouds moving across the sky in your conciousness, breathe in deeply, hold for a few moments and then let these feelings pass.
Practice this daily.

View food as a medicine.
Start thinking of food as a medicine with its own special power to change your mood and boost your confidence.
Food for good brain chemistry.

Eat little and often.
This will keep your metabolism active and your blood sugar fully stable. This is the “form” of your eating.

Eat low GI Carbs and enough protein for your needs.
Low GI carbohydrates such as brown bread, basmati rice, fresh fruit and veg. Absorb their nutrients slowly and keep your brain chemistry balanced and your energy levels stable. Include about two fistfuls of protein each day, ideally divided among your meals to keep your serotonin levels steady. If you are a vegetarian learn where you can find protein in foods such as beans and lentils and nuts (not salted ones!) Soya and quinoa..

Always eat breakfast.
No compromise on this one, it’s the single most important meal for keeping moods and cravings away. Ideally eat something that keeps blood sugar stable, cereals like porridge, shredded wheat and Weetabix. Brown toast with protein or a fruit smoothie with added seeds some useful alternatives for protein and hunger cravings.

Keep caffeine and diet drinks low.
Before you reach for the extra cup of coffee, think again. Caffeine and diet drinks with artificial sugars generate hunger and cravings through changes in your internal physiology.

Take fish oil daily.
Take fish oil or linseed oil as a supplement for the rest of your life. This is the ultimate brain food. Fish oils are rich in Omega 3 fats which are now being used widely to treat depression and anxiety.

Be open to new ways of thinking.
Don’t be black and white. Go for small changes and if you have a bad day just relax and get back on track, and if you need help, go and get it.

Drink water.
Drink water, but don’t use water as an excuse to fill yourself up. Dehydration can bring on cravings.

Eat super-foods.
Learn about super-foods. Eat one per day; keep a food log and aim to get the number up each week. It’s not necessary to be a health freak. Have fun with food. Food will heal you. Use seeds, dark chocolate, foods with colour and learn to cook so that you can know what is going into your food. Until you are eating a diet that is high in super-foods, take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement each day.

The 80/20 principle.
If eighty percent of the time you are really super healthy and good around food and exercise, and twenty percent of the time you give yourself permission to have a little treat occasionally.. . you will be improving all the time and avoiding perfectionism. Always dangerous perfectionism.
Stay realistic. Little by little you are really changing.

The healthiest way to lose weight is neither crash diets and fad diets nor sudden bursts of exercise. The body likes slow changes in terms of food and exercise. For example, someone who has not exercised for years should not rush into running three miles every day. Exercise needs to be increased slowly.

People who eat a lot will experience problems if they suddenly start starving themselves. Introduce changes gradually. Even relatively light exercise such as a short walk may be beneficial if done frequently. The calories you eat minus what you use in exercise and maintaining your body will be stored as fat.

Remember that someone who only increases the amount they exercise, but maintains the same diet and calorie intake, will almost certainly still lose weight.

Full listing of Phobias

phobias A-Z

You might be surprised how many of the population suffers from one type of phobia or another. For some people the phobia can be mildly distressing but manageable. For others it can be extremely debilitating.  A phobia is an irrational fear of a particular stimulus. This stimulus can be a thing, or a situation, or an activity. People with phobias will usually go to great lengths to avoid whatever it is they fear,  or they will tolerate it whilst experiencing high levels of anxiety.  For some people, an extreme phobia can even trigger a panic attack experience. In severe cases the phobia can end up literally controlling and shrinking the person’s life.


Ablutophobia – Fear of washing or bathing.
Acarophobia – Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching.
Acerophobia – Fear of sourness.
Achluophobia – Fear of darkness.
Acousticophobia – Fear of noise.
Acrophobia – Fear of heights.
Aerophobia – Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airbourne noxious substances.
Aeroacrophobia – Fear of open high places.
Aeronausiphobia – Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.
Agateophobia – Fear of insanity.
Agliophobia – Fear of pain.
Agoraphobia – Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets. Fear of leaving a safe place.
Agraphobia – Fear of sexual abuse.
Agrizoophobia – Fear of wild animals.
Agyrophobia – Fear of streets or crossing the street.
Aichmophobia – Fear of needles or pointed objects.
Ailurophobia – Fear of cats.
Albuminurophobia – Fear of kidney disease
Alektorophobia – Fear of chickens.
Algophobia – Fear of pain.
Alliumphobia – Fear of garlic.
Allodoxaphobia – Fear of opinions.
Altophobia – Fear of heights.
Amathophobia – Fear of dust.
Amaxophobia – Fear of riding in a car.
Ambulophobia – Fear of walking.
Amnesiphobia – Fear of amnesia.
Amychophobia – Fear of scratches or being scratched.
Anablephobia – Fear of looking up.
Ancraophobia – Fear of wind. (Anemophobia)
Androphobia – Fear of men.
Anemophobia – Fear of air drafts or wind.(Ancraophobia)
Anginophobia – Fear of angina, choking or narrowness.
Anglophobia – Fear of England or English culture, etc.
Angrophobia – Fear of anger or of becoming angry.
Ankylophobia – Fear of immobility of a joint.
Anthrophobia or Anthophobia – Fear of flowers.
Anthropophobia – Fear of people or society.
Antlophobia – Fear of floods.
Anuptaphobia – Fear of staying single.
Apeirophobia – Fear of infinity.
Aphenphosmphobia – Fear of being touched. (Haphephobia)
Apiphobia – Fear of bees.
Apotemnophobia – Fear of persons with amputations.
Arachibutyrophobia – Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia – Fear of spiders.
Arithmophobia – Fear of numbers.
Arrhenphobia – Fear of men.
Arsonphobia – Fear of fire.
Asthenophobia – Fear of fainting or weakness.
Astraphobia or Astrapophobia – Fear of thunder and lightning.(Ceraunophobia, Keraunophobia)
Astrophobia – Fear of stars or celestial space.
Asymmetriphobia – Fear of asymmetrical things.
Ataxiophobia – Fear of ataxia. (muscular incoordination)
Ataxophobia – Fear of disorder or untidiness.
Atelophobia – Fear of imperfection.
Atephobia – Fear of ruin or ruins.
Athazagoraphobia – Fear of being forgotton or ignored or forgetting.
Atomosophobia – Fear of atomic explosions.
Atychiphobia – Fear of failure.
Aulophobia – Fear of flutes.
Aurophobia – Fear of gold.
Auroraphobia – Fear of Northern lights.
Autodysomophobia – Fear of one that has a vile odor.
Automatonophobia – Fear of ventriloquist’s dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues – anything that falsly represents a sentient being.
Automysophobia – Fear of being dirty.
Autophobia – Fear of being alone or of oneself.
Aviophobia or Aviatophobia – Fear of flying.


Bacillophobia – Fear of microbes.
Bacteriophobia – Fear of bacteria.
Ballistophobia – Fear of missiles or bullets.
Bolshephobia – Fear of Bolsheviks.
Barophobia – Fear of gravity.
Basophobia or Basiphobia – Inability to stand. Fear of walking or falling.
Bathmophobia – Fear of stairs or steep slopes.
Bathophobia – Fear of depth.
Batophobia – Fear of heights or being close to high buildings.
Batrachophobia – Fear of amphibians, such as frogs, newts, salamanders, etc.
Belonephobia – Fear of pins and needles. (Aichmophobia)
Bibliophobia – Fear of books.
Blennophobia – Fear of slime.
Bogyphobia – Fear of bogeys or the bogeyman.
Botanophobia – Fear of plants.
Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia – Fear of body smells.
Brontophobia – Fear of thunder and lightning.
Bufonophobia – Fear of toads.


Cacophobia – Fear of ugliness.
Cainophobia or Cainotophobia – Fear of newness, novelty.
Caligynephobia – Fear of beautiful women.
Cancerophobia or Carcinophobia – Fear of cancer.
Cardiophobia – Fear of the heart.
Carnophobia – Fear of meat.
Catagelophobia – Fear of being ridiculed.
Catapedaphobia – Fear of jumping from high and low places.
Cathisophobia – Fear of sitting.
Catoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors.
Cenophobia or Centophobia – Fear of new things or ideas.
Ceraunophobia or Keraunophobia – Fear of thunder and lightning.(Astraphobia, Astrapophobia)
Chaetophobia – Fear of hair.
Cheimaphobia or Cheimatophobia – Fear of cold.(Frigophobia, Psychophobia)
Chemophobia – Fear of chemicals or working with chemicals.
Cherophobia – Fear of gaiety.
Chionophobia – Fear of snow.
Chiraptophobia – Fear of being touched.
Chirophobia – Fear of hands.
Cholerophobia – Fear of anger or the fear of cholera.
Chorophobia – Fear of dancing.
Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia – Fear of money.
Chromophobia or Chromatophobia – Fear of colors.
Chronophobia – Fear of time.
Chronomentrophobia – Fear of clocks.
Cibophobia – Fear of food.(Sitophobia, Sitiophobia)
Claustrophobia – Fear of confined spaces.
Cleithrophobia or Cleisiophobia – Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.
Cleptophobia – Fear of stealing.
Climacophobia – Fear of stairs, climbing, or of falling downstairs.
Clinophobia – Fear of going to bed.
Clithrophobia or Cleithrophobia – Fear of being enclosed.
Cnidophobia – Fear of stings.
Cometophobia – Fear of comets.
Coimetrophobia – Fear of cemeteries.
Coitophobia – Fear of coitus.
Contreltophobia – Fear of sexual abuse.
Coprastasophobia – Fear of constipation.
Coprophobia – Fear of feces.
Consecotaleophobia – Fear of chopsticks.
Coulrophobia – Fear of clowns.
Counterphobia – The preference by a phobic for fearful situations.
Cremnophobia – Fear of precipices.
Cryophobia – Fear of extreme cold, ice or frost.
Crystallophobia – Fear of crystals or glass.
Cyberphobia – Fear of computers or working on a computer.
Cyclophobia – Fear of bicycles.
Cymophobia or Kymophobia – Fear of waves or wave like motions.
Cynophobia – Fear of dogs or rabies.
Cypridophobia or Cypriphobia or Cyprianophobia or Cyprinophobia – Fear of prostitutes or venereal disease.


Decidophobia – Fear of making decisions.
Defecaloesiophobia – Fear of painful bowels movements.
Deipnophobia – Fear of dining or dinner conversations.
Dementophobia – Fear of insanity.
Demonophobia or Daemonophobia – Fear of demons.
Demophobia – Fear of crowds. (Agoraphobia)
Dendrophobia – Fear of trees.
Dentophobia – Fear of dentists.
Dermatophobia – Fear of skin lesions.
Dermatosiophobia or Dermatophobia or Dermatopathophobia – Fear of skin disease.
Dextrophobia – Fear of objects at the right side of the body.
Diabetophobia – Fear of diabetes.
Didaskaleinophobia – Fear of going to school.
Dikephobia – Fear of justice.
Dinophobia – Fear of dizziness or whirlpools.
Diplophobia – Fear of double vision.
Dipsophobia – Fear of drinking.
Dishabiliophobia – Fear of undressing in front of someone.
Domatophobia – Fear of houses or being in a house.(Eicophobia, Oikophobia)
Doraphobia – Fear of fur or skins of animals.
Doxophobia – Fear of expressing opinions or of receiving praise.
Dromophobia – Fear of crossing streets.
Dutchphobia – Fear of the Dutch.
Dysmorphophobia – Fear of deformity.
Dystychiphobia – Fear of accidents.


Ecclesiophobia – Fear of church.
Ecophobia – Fear of home.
Eicophobia – Fear of home surroundings.(Domatophobia, Oikophobia)
Eisoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror.
Electrophobia – Fear of electricity.
Eleutherophobia – Fear of freedom.
Elurophobia – Fear of cats. (Ailurophobia)
Emetophobia – Fear of vomiting.
Enetophobia – Fear of pins.
Enochlophobia – Fear of crowds.
Enosiophobia or Enissophobia – Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism.
Entomophobia – Fear of insects.
Eosophobia – Fear of dawn or daylight.
Ephebiphobia – Fear of teenagers.
Epistaxiophobia – Fear of nosebleeds.
Epistemophobia – Fear of knowledge.
Equinophobia – Fear of horses.
Eremophobia – Fear of being oneself or of lonliness.
Ereuthrophobia – Fear of blushing.
Ergasiophobia – 1) Fear of work or functioning. 2) Surgeon’s fear of operating.
Ergophobia – Fear of work.
Erotophobia – Fear of sexual love or sexual questions.
Euphobia – Fear of hearing good news.
Eurotophobia – Fear of female genitalia.
Erythrophobia or Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia – 1) Fear of redlights. 2) Blushing. 3) Red.


Febriphobia or Fibriphobia or Fibriophobia – Fear of fever.
Felinophobia – Fear of cats. (Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Galeophobia, Gatophobia)
Francophobia – Fear of France or French culture. (Gallophobia, Galiophobia)
Frigophobia – Fear of cold or cold things.(Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia)


Galeophobia or Gatophobia – Fear of cats.
Gallophobia or Galiophobia – Fear France or French culture. (Francophobia)
Gamophobia – Fear of marriage.
Geliophobia – Fear of laughter.
Geniophobia – Fear of chins.
Genophobia – Fear of sex.
Genuphobia – Fear of knees.
Gephyrophobia or Gephydrophobia or Gephysrophobia – Fear of crossing bridges.
Germanophobia – Fear of Germany or German culture.
Gerascophobia – Fear of growing old.
Gerontophobia – Fear of old people or of growing old.
Geumaphobia or Geumophobia – Fear of taste.
Glossophobia – Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.
Gnosiophobia – Fear of knowledge.
Graphophobia – Fear of writing or handwriting.
Gymnophobia – Fear of nudity.
Gynephobia or Gynophobia – Fear of women.


Hadephobia – Fear of hell.
Hagiophobia – Fear of saints or holy things.
Hamartophobia – Fear of sinning.
Haphephobia or Haptephobia – Fear of being touched.
Harpaxophobia – Fear of being robbed.
Hedonophobia – Fear of feeling pleasure.
Heliophobia – Fear of the sun.
Hellenologophobia – Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.
Helminthophobia – Fear of being infested with worms.
Hemophobia or Hemaphobia or Hematophobia – Fear of blood.
Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia – Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.
Herpetophobia – Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things.
Heterophobia – Fear of the opposite sex. (Sexophobia)
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – Fear of the number 666.
Hierophobia – Fear of priests or sacred things.
Hippophobia – Fear of horses.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – Fear of long words.
Hobophobia – Fear of bums or beggars.
Hodophobia – Fear of road travel.
Hormephobia – Fear of shock.
Homichlophobia – Fear of fog.
Homilophobia – Fear of sermons.
Hominophobia – Fear of men.
Homophobia – Fear of sameness, monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.
Hoplophobia – Fear of firearms.
Hydrargyophobia – Fear of mercurial medicines.
Hydrophobia – Fear of water or of rabies.
Hydrophobophobia – Fear of rabies.
Hyelophobia or Hyalophobia – Fear of glass.
Hygrophobia – Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture.
Hylephobia – Fear of materialism or the fear of epilepsy.
Hylophobia – Fear of forests.
Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia – Fear of responsibility.
Hypnophobia – Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized.
Hypsiphobia – Fear of height.


Iatrophobia – Fear of going to the doctor or of doctors.
Ichthyophobia – Fear of fish.
Ideophobia – Fear of ideas.
Illyngophobia – Fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down.
Iophobia – Fear of poison.
Insectophobia – Fear of insects.
Isolophobia – Fear of solitude, being alone.
Isopterophobia – Fear of termites, insects that eat wood.
Ithyphallophobia – Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.


Japanophobia – Fear of Japanese.
Judeophobia – Fear of Jews.


Kainolophobia or Kainophobia – Fear of anything new, novelty.
Kakorrhaphiophobia – Fear of failure or defeat.
Katagelophobia – Fear of ridicule.
Kathisophobia – Fear of sitting down.
Kenophobia – Fear of voids or empty spaces.
Keraunophobia or Ceraunophobia – Fear of thunder and lightning.(Astraphobia, Astrapophobia)
Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia – Fear of movement or motion.
Kleptophobia – Fear of stealing.
Koinoniphobia – Fear of rooms.
Kolpophobia – Fear of genitals, particularly female.
Kopophobia – Fear of fatigue.
Koniophobia – Fear of dust. (Amathophobia)
Kosmikophobia – Fear of cosmic phenomenon.
Kymophobia – Fear of waves. (Cymophobia)
Kynophobia – Fear of rabies.
Kyphophobia – Fear of stooping.


Lachanophobia – Fear of vegetables.
Laliophobia or Lalophobia – Fear of speaking.
Leprophobia or Lepraphobia – Fear of leprosy.
Leukophobia – Fear of the color white.
Levophobia – Fear of things to the left side of the body.
Ligyrophobia – Fear of loud noises.
Lilapsophobia – Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes.
Limnophobia – Fear of lakes.
Linonophobia – Fear of string.
Liticaphobia – Fear of lawsuits.
Lockiophobia – Fear of childbirth.
Logizomechanophobia – Fear of computers.
Logophobia – Fear of words.
Luiphobia – Fear of lues, syphillis.
Lutraphobia – Fear of otters.
Lygophobia – Fear of darkness.
Lyssophobia – Fear of rabies or of becoming mad.


Macrophobia – Fear of long waits.
Mageirocophobia – Fear of cooking.
Maieusiophobia – Fear of childbirth.
Malaxophobia – Fear of love play. (Sarmassophobia)
Maniaphobia – Fear of insanity.
Mastigophobia – Fear of punishment.
Mechanophobia – Fear of machines.
Medomalacuphobia – Fear of losing an erection.
Medorthophobia – Fear of an erect penis.
Megalophobia – Fear of large things.
Melissophobia – Fear of bees.
Melanophobia – Fear of the color black.
Melophobia – Fear or hatred of music.
Meningitophobia – Fear of brain disease.
Menophobia – Fear of menstruation.
Merinthophobia – Fear of being bound or tied up.
Metallophobia – Fear of metal.
Metathesiophobia – Fear of changes.
Meteorophobia – Fear of meteors.
Methyphobia – Fear of alcohol.
Metrophobia – Fear or hatred of poetry.
Microbiophobia – Fear of microbes. (Bacillophobia)
Microphobia – Fear of small things.
Misophobia or Mysophobia – Fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs.
Mnemophobia – Fear of memories.
Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia – Fear of dirt or contamination.
Monophobia – Fear of solitude or being alone.
Monopathophobia – Fear of definite disease.
Motorphobia – Fear of automobiles.
Mottephobia – Fear of moths.
Musophobia or Muriphobia – Fear of mice.
Mycophobia – Fear or aversion to mushrooms.
Mycrophobia – Fear of small things.
Myctophobia – Fear of darkness.
Myrmecophobia – Fear of ants.
Mythophobia – Fear of myths or stories or false statements.
Myxophobia – Fear of slime. (Blennophobia)

Nebulaphobia – Fear of fog. (Homichlophobia)
Necrophobia – Fear of death or dead things.
Nelophobia – Fear of glass.
Neopharmaphobia – Fear of new drugs.
Neophobia – Fear of anything new.
Nephophobia – Fear of clouds.
Noctiphobia – Fear of the night.
Nomatophobia – Fear of names.
Nosocomephobia – Fear of hospitals.
Nosophobia or Nosemaphobia – Fear of becoming ill.
Nostophobia – Fear of returning home.
Novercaphobia – Fear of your step-mother.
Nucleomituphobia – Fear of nuclear weapons.
Nudophobia – Fear of nudity.
Numerophobia – Fear of numbers.
Nyctohylophobia – Fear of dark wooded areas or of forests at night
Nyctophobia – Fear of the dark or of night.


Obesophobia – Fear of gaining weight.(Pocrescophobia)
Ochlophobia – Fear of crowds or mobs.
Ochophobia – Fear of vehicles.
Octophobia – Fear of the figure 8.
Odontophobia – Fear of teeth or dental surgery.
Odynophobia or Odynephobia – Fear of pain. (Algophobia)
Oenophobia – Fear of wines.
Oikophobia – Fear of home surroundings, house.(Domatophobia, Eicophobia)
Olfactophobia – Fear of smells.
Ombrophobia – Fear of rain or of being rained on.
Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia – Fear of eyes.
Oneirophobia – Fear of dreams.
Oneirogmophobia – Fear of wet dreams.
Onomatophobia – Fear of hearing a certain word or of names.
Ophidiophobia – Fear of snakes. (Snakephobia)
Ophthalmophobia – Fear of being stared at.
Opiophobia – Fear medical doctors experience of prescribing needed pain medications for patients.
Optophobia – Fear of opening one’s eyes.
Ornithophobia – Fear of birds.
Orthophobia – Fear of property.
Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia – Fear of smells or odors.
Ostraconophobia – Fear of shellfish.
Ouranophobia or Uranophobia – Fear of heaven.


Pagophobia – Fear of ice or frost.
Panthophobia – Fear of suffering and disease.
Panophobia or Pantophobia – Fear of everything.
Papaphobia – Fear of the Pope.
Papyrophobia – Fear of paper.
Paralipophobia – Fear of neglecting duty or responsibility.
Paraphobia – Fear of sexual perversion.
Parasitophobia – Fear of parasites.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia – Fear of Friday the 13th.
Parthenophobia – Fear of virgins or young girls.
Pathophobia – Fear of disease.
Patroiophobia – Fear of heredity.
Parturiphobia – Fear of childbirth.
Peccatophobia – Fear of sinning or imaginary crimes.
Pediculophobia – Fear of lice.
Pediophobia – Fear of dolls.
Pedophobia – Fear of children.
Peladophobia – Fear of bald people.
Pellagrophobia – Fear of pellagra.
Peniaphobia – Fear of poverty.
Pentheraphobia – Fear of mother-in-law. (Novercaphobia)
Phagophobia – Fear of swallowing or of eating or of being eaten.
Phalacrophobia – Fear of becoming bald.
Phallophobia – Fear of a penis, esp erect.
Pharmacophobia – Fear of taking medicine.
Phasmophobia – Fear of ghosts.
Phengophobia – Fear of daylight or sunshine.
Philemaphobia or Philematophobia – Fear of kissing.
Philophobia – Fear of falling in love or being in love.
Philosophobia – Fear of philosophy.
Phobophobia – Fear of phobias.
Photoaugliaphobia – Fear of glaring lights.
Photophobia – Fear of light.
Phonophobia – Fear of noises or voices or one’s own voice; of telephones.
Phronemophobia – Fear of thinking.
Phthiriophobia – Fear of lice. (Pediculophobia)
Phthisiophobia – Fear of tuberculosis.
Placophobia – Fear of tombstones.
Plutophobia – Fear of wealth.
Pluviophobia – Fear of rain or of being rained on.
Pneumatiphobia – Fear of spirits.
Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia – Fear of choking of being smothered.
Pocrescophobia – Fear of gaining weight. (Obesophobia)
Pogonophobia – Fear of beards.
Poliosophobia – Fear of contracting poliomyelitis.
Politicophobia – Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.
Polyphobia – Fear of many things.
Poinephobia – Fear of punishment.
Ponophobia – Fear of overworking or of pain.
Porphyrophobia – Fear of the color purple.
Potamophobia – Fear of rivers or running water.
Potophobia – Fear of alcohol.
Pharmacophobia – Fear of drugs.
Proctophobia – Fear of rectums.
Prosophobia – Fear of progress.
Psellismophobia – Fear of stuttering.
Psychophobia – Fear of mind.
Psychrophobia – Fear of cold.
Pteromerhanophobia – Fear of flying.
Pteronophobia – Fear of being tickled by feathers.
Pupaphobia – Fear of puppets.
Pyrexiophobia – Fear of Fever.
Pyrophobia – Fear of fire.

Radiophobia – Fear of radiation, x-rays.
Ranidaphobia – Fear of frogs.
Rectophobia – Fear of rectum or rectal diseases.
Rhabdophobia – Fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticized. Also fear of magic.(wand)
Rhypophobia – Fear of defecation.
Rhytiphobia – Fear of getting wrinkles.
Rupophobia – Fear of dirt.

Samhainophobia: Fear of Halloween.
Sarmassophobia – Fear of love play. (Malaxophobia)
Satanophobia – Fear of Satan.
Scabiophobia – Fear of scabies.
Scatophobia – Fear of fecal matter.
Scelerophibia – Fear of bad men, burglars.
Sciophobia Sciaphobia – Fear of shadows.
Scoleciphobia – Fear of worms.
Scolionophobia – Fear of school

More Fat Loss Tips

How to get slim and healthy - 9 ‘Bullet-proof' ways

You have heard about all the weight loss programs or even tried some yourself. And failed! You will learn here a very important fact that can turn your weight loss battle into a fat loss success.

The reason most people want to achieve weight loss is because they want a healthier fitter self. Let’s think about this for a minute.

The human body is made mainly of fat, protein, carbohydrates and water. You can lose weight by reducing your bodies content of any one of these but which is the healthiest option.

You can lose weight by losing more water from your body. That is what diuretics do. Now although the scales will return a lower figure than before, is this really a fitter you? I think not! It ends up with a dehydrated you and let’s be honest, one day you just have got to drink.
What about losing body protein. This happens when you starve yourself. You burn up lean body mass, protein, and eventually replace it with fat. Again, not a healthier, fitter you.

The crux is what you need to focus on is losing body FAT. Fat loss should be the main focus of your bid to get fit and healthy. Fat loss does not necessarily mean weight loss. In fact you may put on weight! This is because most fat loss programs build muscle bulk as well. Volume for volume, muscle weighs more.

So you may ask that if your weight could go up, why bother with a fat loss regimen.

Simple. A 70 kilogram, lean man is more healthy than a 70 kilogram fat man.

Think about it. A weight lifter could weigh a hundred kilograms but he is mostly lean muscle with very little fat. Think of how healthy he is compared to the 100 kilogram fat man. Who is heading for that stroke or heart attack?

So shift your focus. Go from the million weight loss diets that never work to a healthy fat loss program.

Burn the fat. Succeed where others failed.

“Eat less, Exercise more.”

Look at your weight loss target goal daily as a number to re-enforce your commitment to your new healthy eating behaviours and taking of regular exercise.

Any kind exercise is better than none at all. Even walking briskly for 30 minutes a day will soon bring you those much desired results.

Any exercise that gets your heart-rate up above normal is in fact burning through those unwanted calories off your body.

Be healthy.

The Benefits of Quiting Smoking

Max Kirsten Hypnosis and NLP, London

  • More energy
  • Better sense of taste and smell
  • Cleaner teeth and gums
  • Fresher breath
  • Clearer thinking
  • Feeling more relaxed
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved blood pressure
  • Fewer head aches
  • No sore throat
  • No wheezing or coughing
  • More active life
  • Less chance of cancer
  • Lower risk of stroke
  • Lower sinus problems
  • Lower analogies
  • Lower risk of importance
  • Less colds
  • More money
  • Better insurance rates
  • No standing in cold to smoke
  • Improved sports performance
  • Cleaner home and car
  • No burnt clothing or furniture
  • No more smelly clothes
  • No nicotine stains on fingers
  • Feeling of achievement
  • Feeling in control
  • Increased self confidence and self respect
  • Freedom from dependence
  • No chest pain
  • Live longer
  • Improved breathing

The good news about quiting smoking

  • Within 30 minutes of quitting smoking, your pulse rate slows down and blood pressure drops toward normal.
  • Within 8 hours of stopping, the level of carbon monoxide in your blood drops, enabling the blood to carry more oxygen.
  • With in 24hrs carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
  • Two days after quitting, nerve endings begin to recover and your sense of smell and taste begin to return. there is no nicotine in the body.
  • Within 72 hours of quitting, your lungs’ bronchial tubes expand and lung volume increases. you should feel energy levels increase.
  • 2-12 week your circulation improves.
  • 3-9 Months after quitting, shortness of breath diminishes. lung function is increased by up to 10%.
  • In the first year, the risk of heart attack attributed to smoking declines for both men and women.
  • Two to three years after quitting, the risk of heart attack attributed to smoking is virtually gone.
  • After 10 years, the risk of developing cancer is about the same as for nonsmokers.