Done with Dieting Episode #98: Eating During the Holidays

When we think about the holidays, some folks think about the traditions, others think about the decorations, but most people think about the food! Seasonal treats are one of the things that we look forward to at this time of the year – not only because we have our favorite delicious foods, but also because of the memories that come along with it. Foods from our childhood are comfort foods, and make us feel good! The problem for some of us, is that we don’t feel so good come January. So, how do we navigate the holidays, stick to our commitments to ourselves, but also enjoy all the flavors that the season has to offer? Don’t worry. I’ve got your back. In episode 98 of the podcast, I’m sharing a few simple mindset shifts that will help you to not go overboard during the holidays so that when  you wake Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #96: Becoming Your Own Best Friend

Do you speak to others like you speak to yourself? What would you do if someone spoke to you the way you speak to yourself? Those relationships probably wouldn’t last very long. Would they? What if you could have a relationship with yourself like you have with your BFF? What if you only tolerated yourself to speak to yourself as you allow others to speak to you? How would that change your relationship with yourself? When we consider self-love, many are afraid that they’re going to be self-absorbed, or have unrealistic expectations that they’ll always be happy.. But just like being in relationship with other people you love, you will be disappointed, hurt, angry, or upset. But that doesn’t mean that you stop loving them. In this podcast, we’re exploring what it means to be in relationship with yourself, and how you can become your own best friend. What you’ll Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #91: What Type of Eater Are You?

Over the past 17 years of working with women, I’ve noticed that when it comes to how we look at food, and eat, that there are 3 different eating styles. What’s super interesting, is looking at these eating styles, are unique to women, because we’ve been socialized to take care of others at the expense of our own health, look at food as good or bad, never say no, not have boundaries, take responsibility for other people’s emotional health, and more. Depending on which messages that you received as a  young woman, will influence how you eat and care for yourself. Tune in to this episode to understand what type of eater you are, find solace in knowing that you’re not alone, and how to move forward. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why one size fits most programs don’t work. The 3 different types of eating styles and the 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 . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #76: Body Neutrality

 If loving your body seems completely out of reach, you might want to try a more neutral approach. Body love – it’s something that we all aspire to. Women are consistently told that we should love our bodies. But instead of actually doing that, we use it as evidence of one more way in which we’re not doing ‘being a woman’ good enough. We use the fact that we dislike our bodies (and we shouldn’t) as further evidence of why we suck. Although loving our bodies is for sure something that we can aspire to, for many of us, it feels unattainable. Like – how do you even DO that? If this is you, you’re going to want to tune in because in this episode, we’re addressing body neutrality, which may feel more realistic for you. What you’ll Learn from this Episode How Body Neutrality differs from Body Love or Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #64: Creating Adult Friendships with Xena Jones

How to ask other adults, “Do you want to be my friend?” without feeling creepy. Many folks in midlife start to notice that their life circumstances change rapidly. As their children leave the house, they also notice that their relationships in general are also changing at the same time. Some of us realize that we have more time on our hands, or that the friendships that we cultivated with other parents aren’t fully meeting our needs.  We want more meaningful relationships in our lives – ones that support the same positive habits that we’re trying to cultivate ourselves. My guest on this episode of the Done with Dieting Podcast recently went on a “Friendsperiment” where she actively went out and made new friends as an adult. When I learned about it, I had to have her on the show so that she could share her insight with you and help Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #62: Why we Eat What we Eat

When we buy food, we vote with our dollars. Which foods do you want to vote for? Why do we eat the foods that we eat? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Probably not – but you might think about it when you observe other people eating. In this episode, I’m talking about the very unconscious decisions that we make when we decide to eat one food over another. What’s super important in this episode is to become aware of WHY we DO make the decisions that we do and then decide if we want to keep making those decisions. This episode has the potential to be a game changer when it comes to your eating habits. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why it’s important to decide what we value when we eat How when we purchase food, we vote for the type of food that we want Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #60: Diet vs Just the Way I Eat

What is the difference between a Diet with a Big D vs a Diet with a Small D? What is the difference between a DIET – a way of eating that we follow from a book – and the idea that ‘this is just the way that I eat?’ If you pay attention to social media, you’ll learn pretty quickly that diet is a four-letter word. That we should not be dieting, and that weight loss is bad. But is it? Are all diets bad? The vegetarian way of eating can be considered just the way someone eats, while someone else may look at it as a diet. How can we tell the difference between a good diet and a bad diet? Or is there such a thing? Listen in to episode 60 to learn how to know if what you’re doing is subscribing to looking at food in an Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #23: How many meals should I eat in a day?

Over the years, advice on the number of meals you should eat as well as when you should be eating them has changed. 3 square meals 6 small meals throughout the day Intermittent fasting (IF) One meal a day (OMAD) And if you talk to anyone who has lost weight long term, I’m sure that you’ll find that the answers for what they do as far as their meals is as varied as their personalities. One of the most popular questions I get after “What should I be eating?” Is “How many meals should I be eating per day?” So, if this is a question that you’ve asked yourself, tune in to episode 23 of the Done with Dieting Podcast. In the episode, I’ll outline the steps to take so that you can tune in to the number of meals that are right for you and your body. What you’ll Read More . . .