Done with Dieting Episode #22: The Power of Visualization in Weight Loss

Do you use the power of visualization when it comes to achieving your goals? If you’re not, you’re missing out. I’ve talked about visualization on the podcast before, in a few techniques that I use within my coaching practice, but on episode 22 of the Done with DIeting Podcast, we’re talking about the power that visualization has to create your results: Visualizing what’s going to happen BEFORE it even happens. See, we often use our past experiences to determine if we’re capable of doing something in the future. (Example: I’ve made rice before, so I’m relatively confident that I can make risotto.)  Because weight loss will often take several attempts before we are successful. We often use those past attempts as evidence that weight loss isn’t meant for us. When your confidence and belief that you can be successful in your goal are low, having a vision can help you Read More . . .

Why goals might not get you to your goal

There are no shortage of memes about goals. “A goal without a plan is just a wish” “Set your goals high, and don’t stop until you get there” “Goals that are not written down are just wishes” Aaaah! They’re endless! Not only were goals a huge part of my early success with my weight, but they were a cornerstone of my health coaching business for a long time. I would teach folks about SMART Goals. How to create them, and help them through the process. But I’ve changed my attitude about goals. I don’t think they’re necessary anymore. I have a client who’s daughter is one of the most disciplined kids that I know. Every year, she’d create New Years Resolutions, and actually complete them! I Know! Who does that?!? I think they were tests of her willpower. When she was in high-school, she created a New Years Resolution to perform Read More . . .

What do you say to yourself?

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my bodybugg? I also have the display device which, when I originally got it, didn't think it was that useful. After all, I uploaded my information on a pretty consistent basis – twice or three times a day. Since it doesn't take that long to upload the data from the armband, it was really easy for me to keep track of the number of calories I was burning. Well, once I got the digital display, I realized that I didn't need to update as often as I had been doing, because the digital display allows me to see almost real time how many calories I'm burning. Yes, Exactly! It allows me to be even more anal retentive than I had been before! So anyway, I recently set a goal to burn 100 calories per hour, or 2400 calories per day. I burn Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #97: ADHD in Women with Paula Engebretson

What if you found out that alllll of the stories that you tell yourself about what you’re not good at, and all of the negative internal dialog that you have about why you’re not good enough was explained away by a diagnosis? That it wasn’t your fault? I am so thrilled to have Paula Engebretson on the podcast today to talk about ADHD & how it presents in women, why women in midlife are getting diagnosed at alarming rates, and what some of the common signs and symptoms are. Having her on the show was so enlightening & explained so much of the way that my own brain works. That I can’t wait to share her expertise with you. Tune in to learn more about ADHD, how it affects women differently than men, how it differs than what you might think, and then what to do if you want to Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #92: Using Food as a Reward

If you were brought up, like many of us were, that if you were bad, you were sent to bed without dinner or at minimum, dessert, it’s natural that you might use food as a reward for something that you don’t want to do, or to celebrate getting through a tough time. In this episode, we’re specifically exploring the phrase “I deserve it!” that so many of us use to justify eating in response to feeling resentful, or irritated, or some of the other instances when our brain offers us the thought, “I deserve it” What you’ll Learn from this Episode The 4 different examples of when we use food as a reward. What to do instead. How to recognize that you’re using food in a way that isn’t helpful. Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on the Show: Done with Dieting Podcast Episode #89: An example of What’s Possible Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #90: Liberation vs Fixation

How to go from food obsessed to food freedom. Most of us want food freedom: the ability to be free from thinking about food & all the shoulds and shouldn’ts that go along with it. But how do we go from what feels like food obsession – unable to concentrate on the conversation with friends because you’re so preoccupied with wanting the last potato skin, but don’t want to be perceived as gluttonous – to not even being tempted when they put the bread basket down? It doesn’t happen overnight. But there is a process that you can follow to get there. If you’re someone who wants to break free from food obsession, you need to listen to this episode. What you’ll Learn from this Episode The steps that you want to take when you want to go from food obsessed to not even thinking about it. How to know Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #89: An Example of What’s Possible

Client Success Story: Stephanie’s Journey to Self-Care Prepare to be inspired in this episode because I’m interviewing a former client.  Stephanie came to me unsure of what she needed, but she knew that a diet or fitness program wasn’t it. She took a leap of faith & it paid off. As a result, she not only lost the weight that she desired, but in the process discovered the missing piece that she didn’t even know that she needed. Stephanie shares how her life has transformed and what she learned about herself as a result of coaching. You’ll learn Stephanie’s biggest takeaways, the skills that she learned, and how her identity has shifted – that she couldn’t have achieved through simply following a diet or exercise program to lose weight. What you’ll Learn from this Episode What’s the difference between coaching and therapy & how do you know which one is Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #85: Confidence Made Easy with Xena Jones

Feminism & Weight Loss Coaching We’re flipping the script on today’s episode & Elizabeth is getting interviewed by host of the Confidence Made Easy Podcast and former guest, Xena Jones. In this episode, Xena interviews Elizabeth about the intersection between weight loss and feminism, how weight stigma and body image is different for women of different races, and how that impacts you. But also, Xena shares her big take always in working with Elizabeth as her weight loss coach; the simple shifts that she made (without dieting) that made a huge impact on her results. About Xena Jones: Xena is a certified life coach with the Life Coach School and is the host of the Confidence Made Easy podcast.She helps her clients to have their own backs & do whatever the f*ck they want, without all the doubt, fear & drama that gets in the way.She coaches clients all over Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #84: How to Create Your Own Meal Plan

Design a capsule wardrobe for your meals. Have you ever had someone create a meal plan for you, but it didn’t work out really well? Or, maybe there was a time when it did, but then years later when you pulled it out of the cabinet & dusted it off, you couldn’t get back on track. In this episode of the Done with Dieting Podcast, I’m going to teach you the exact steps I use with my clients in helping them to create their own meal plans, or what I call food uniforms.  What I love about this approach is that it: Reduces decision fatigue – which leads to doing what you want most over what you want to do in the moment. Saves you money because you’re not wasting food. Gives you more time, because you’re spending less time prepping food. Saves you energy and mental space because you’re Read More . . .