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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Windsor, Ontario, 2017: It is the same for most people and it is repeated year after year. Every New Year 90% of all people set some sort of New Year’s resolutions. Yet, 92% of those resolutions will fail and here is why.
Shooting for the moon can become so overwhelming and stressful that success seems too far away. In these cases any progress short of your goal is looked at as failure. Therapist Rick Saruna of Body and Mind in Windsor, Ontario calls this, “The Mind Trap.”
Abandoning a goal or a resolution that is a struggle releases a person from the feeling of failure since they are not actively trying. It is a way of justifying a negative behavior with a behavior that subconsciously is perceived as less negative. Subconscious expert Rick Saruna says, “The thought is if you are not trying you are not failing.”
The most common New Year’s resolutions or goals people set are for weight loss and to quit smoking. These two goals are set by many each and every New Year. Yet by the end of January these goals are abandoned and old behaviors are resumed. However, they can still be achieved if done properly.
In order for goals to be achieved they need to be more specific, realistic and attainable. This is true especially of someone that has been trying repeatedly for the same goals without success.
A determined and motivated person can go for their goal and attain it. Determination is decided by motivation. Motivation is determined by belief. Belief if determined by previous success. So if a person has experienced failure in the past the chance of success in the future will drop significantly.
The key is to set smaller and more obtainable goals because success will breed success. The important thing is to see each step as an achievement to motivate to the next step. Clinical therapist Rick Saruna who specializes in weight loss and quit smoking says, “When someone has a goal that is important to them and they are struggling, then they should seek a specialist to help them. This will keep motivation high, goals broken down in to steps and it will be done in a supportive environment. Then, you will reach your goals.”


Rick Saruna is Clinical Director of Body & Mind, a Counselling and Therapy Centre in Windsor, Ontario. They specialize in helping people quit smoking, lose weight, remove anxiety and achieve their goals. They can be contacted at 519-948-0078 and at

Eat Your Way To Weight Loss

There is a common misconception that you have to starve yourself to lose weight. This is simply not true! Actually, you must eat to lose weight. It is the Glycemic index that can help you determines what happens in your body. Let me explain.

Your body needs glucose, which is a form of sugar, and is the main fuel for the body.

The body is constantly trying to maintain blood sugar levels and it is the carbohydrates we eat that turns into glucose which goes directly into the blood stream to feed all the cells of the body. Glucose is the only fuel your brain uses and it is the brain that uses more energy than any other part of your body. If your blood sugar goes down, it starves the brain and a wide variety of symptoms can occur such as feeling weak and sluggish, drowsy, dizzy, confused, headache, irritability, trembling, rapid heartbeat, and even anxiety and panic attacks.

Carbohydrates alone do not make a healthy body. We need a balance of protein, carbohydrates, fat, water and exercise to maintain health. The biggest difficulty that we have with weight problems is over indulging in high glycemic foods. These are the foods that contain too much sugar or foods that are refined carbohydrates. If you over indulge in carbohydrates, (which produce insulin) then the excess glucose gets stored as fat.

You can counter that by eating protein with it, (which produces glucagons). Glucagons promote the utilization of fat to be used for energy. Insulin and glucagons in balance maintain normal blood sugar levels. A body in a high insulin state promotes excess stored fat and disease.

The foods that are high on the glycemic index are foods such as the root family, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, yams etc. If you want to eat potatoes then I’d opt for the yams or sweet potato (without the honey and brown sugar).

They are the lowest on the glycemic scale. Also rice, pasta, corn, most breads are high on the scale as well as some fruits like bananas, apricots and pineapple.

Some low index foods are vegetables such as broccoli, the lettuce and cabbage family, various beans, dairy and for women, soy.

I would also like to make a mention about fat. Fat in itself is not the bad guy.

Our diets need fat to remain healthy. Fat provides fuel for the body plus it helps in the development of cell membranes and hormones and also helps to insulate our bodies. Fat in our foods is what gives us that satisfied feeling. You don’t need very much fat intake. Stick with good fats like olive oil, flax oil, coconut oil and stay away from saturated or trans fats.

Portion size is very important. The rule to remember is; if you have approximately 3 oz. of protein and you have a high index carb, then eat only 3oz of that carb. It is a one to one ratio. A protein and a low index carb would be 3 oz of protein and 6 oz of carb. It is a 1 to 2 ratio.

Eat 6 small meals per day in the correct ratio this will assist you in your dietary needs to lose weight. Also don’t forget water, water, water and make it your new favourite drink.


Need help losing weight? We can help at Body and Mind in Windsor, Ontario. We specialize in helping people like you lose weight, remove emotional eating and relieve stress.

Call us today for more information at 519-948-0078

Weight Loss – Windsor, Ontario

This is one our society’s greatest struggles. I was watching some old reruns from the 60’s and 70’s and was surprised to see that most people were quite thin. Not just the actors but people in crowds and public places. So what happened?

It looks like a lot of things have changed all around us. What people eat as well as lifestyle seems to be more obvious as the cause. There really are many different variables that have directly impacted society and how we live.

It still comes down that in order to lose weight and keep it off there has to be a lifestyle change. This is the key. People often tell us they are too busy to eat real meals and drive thus are convenient. Too busy and too tired to exercise yet most tell us they want to.

Body and Mind in Windsor Ontario has been helping people lose weight successfully since the 1990’s. We specialize in Weight Loss, Quit Smoking, Stress, Anxiety and behavior modification. Body and Mind has unlocked some of the secrets that have been helping people lose weight, remove stress and improve the quality of their lives.

Rick Saruna is clinical director of Body and Mind and he has been involved in the self help field since the 1980’s. He is clinical director of Body and Mind in Windsor and has helped 1000’s of people make some major changes in their lives.

The weight loss program of Body and Mind is unlike any others because of all the things it incorporates into it. The weight loss system involves increasing metabolism, removing cravings and changing your thoughts about food. Isn’t this what weight loss should be all about?!

So how is this done? There are varieties of techniques that we tried and tested until we were finally able to come up with something that was effective and was not a diet.  The problem with diets is that the very word diet means to go without. The brain cannot process a negative so if I tell you NOT to think of a pink elephant, you MUST think of one. So, if you can’t eat something the focus will be on that very food! However, if you don’t feel like eating that food no one can talk you into it. This is because your ideas are always the best!

We have developed a very unique process with cool light laser applied to various points on the body to stimulate metabolism and also to help in diminishing cravings. It is relaxing, calming and pain free.

To change the thoughts about food we need to change thoughts and thinking. This is done through hypnosis. Hypnosis Weight Loss has been proven to be effective when done through a program with an experienced hypnotist. Rick Saruna is Windsor’s leading hypnotist. He is also a hypnosis instructor able to certify anyone interested in learning hypnosis. By working directly with the subconscious hypnotic processes help change thoughts and thinking about food. The stress reduction part of this process helps remove emotional eating.

If you are ready to lose weight, remove stress and feel better than ever then you need to call our office and learn more. You will be glad you did.

Windsor’s Fulltime Hypnosis Practice

Body and Mind in Windsor in a fulltime therapy practice that is also Windsor’s top rated hypnosis specialist. Rick Saruna clinical director has trained in hypnosis for many years and has worked with 1,000s of people.

Hypnosis itself is widely misunderstood and the results are almost magical although it is not magic. Hypnosis is a very natural and normal state that most people do not realize they slip into many many times throughout the day. It’s that place right before sleep although it is not sleep. People may look like they are sleeping but your mind is very active.

Many people when they are hypnotized by a trained professional hypnotist may even wonder if they were actually hypnotized because it feels so natural. Everyone can be hypnotized that is willing. Yes everyone, although they say the smarter you are the easier it is to experience this deep relaxing state of the subconscious mind.

So if you live in the Windsor, Ontario then Body & Mind can help you with just about whatever issue you would like to work on. For some it is stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety responds very well to hypnosis and the overall relaxation effect.

Quitting Smoking and Weight Loss are probably the top 2 reasons people seek out hypnosis. We also combine weight loss and quit smoking with a laser process that makes an amazing increase in success. If you would like to lose weight or stop smoking we can help you.

Rick Saruna is the area’s top hypnotists trained in clinical hypnosis as well as Comedy Stage Hypnosis. This type of comedy hypnosis is much different than stage show hypnosis. Many people think that stage show hypnotists are great in a clinical situation and this is just not true. Always seek someone that has strong clinical experience and has been trained properly.

Rick Saruna has trained with some of the best over the years and now trains people to become certified as well. We offer Certified Hypnosis Training for those that would like to learn more to enhance what they do or perhaps even to change career paths.

Hypnosis has actually been shown to get much quicker results than most other types of therapies. So if you are looking to create some changes in thought and also behaviours we welcome you to call us to book an appointment and see how hypnosis can help you. Call Body and Mind in Windsor Ontario at  519-948-0078 today!

Body and Mind Quit Smoking with Laser and Hypnosis

The best thing any smoker could possibly do is quit smoking. Since smoking is the number one avoidable cause of death in the world its importance cannot be more over estimated. Most people that try to quit smoking fail miserably because most methods just do not work.

The issue that arises with smoking cessation is finding something that works for you. It doesn’t matter what the method you try it has to work with removing or reducing cravings, stress control and support. Most stop smoking methods do very poorly and have extremely low success rates.

Body and Mind of Windsor, Ontario developed a very successful quit  smoking method that works with reducing cravings, managing stress, changing the thought of smoking and offers support to see you through. It was developed by Body and Mind founder Rick Saruna in Windsor, Ontario.

Body and Mind quit smoking program has an extremely high success rate because it works on helping people reduce cravings with a laser process. Laser to stop smoking is with a cool light laser that is totally pain free and proven to reduce nicotine cravings. Many people have been able to stop smoking effortlessly with laser alone. The Body and Mind program is so much more. Hypnosis was added and increased success dramatically.

Why hypnosis? Nothing else works with the power of the mind while reducing stress and changing the thoughts of smoking. Many people that attempt to quit smoking with other methods will tell you that thoughts of smoking often hijack attempts to quit smoking. Hypnosis is a natural process that is relaxing and stress reducing. Imagine stop smoking while being more relaxed and stress free.

Everyone can be hypnotized that is willing and has a desire.  Since it is a natural process many people do not realize how often they go into a hypnotic state of hypnosis. The most common is road hypnosis when you don’t remember the ride to and from work. It is a common feeling and hypnosis is a very common state of experience. Body and Mind has been using hypnosis for many different issues and has been helping people quit smoking since the 1990’s. No one has more experience with hypnosis than Rick Saruna in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

The final piece of the puzzle is support. In order the successfully quit smoking one needs to know that they are working with an experienced and knowledgeable professional such as Body and Mind and Rick Saruna. This will give you all the tools to reduce cravings, change thoughts of smoking and have the support to guide you confidently down the road of a non-smoker lifestyle. It can be easier than you think.