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 . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #21: Discomfort Now or Later

I used to think that I didn’t have any self-discipline. That the desire for whatever it was that I was craving was too strong that I couldn’t get over the immediate gratification.  What I didn’t realize was that by giving in to what it was that I wanted in the moment, so that I could be more comfortable mentally, I was giving up what I really wanted – which was to be more comfortable later physically. See, every decision that we make will cause us to feel pain or discomfort now, or discomfort later. It was a lesson that I learned when I realized why I procrastinated so much as a younger woman. Why was I doing that?  I was procrastinating because I was feeling discomfort about doing the thing that I was avoiding doing. As a result, the longer I procrastinated, the worse my discomfort became – until it Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #20: Client Spotlight Annie – Growth in the Plateau

Today’s guest on the Done with Dieting Podcast is a client spotlight: Annie.  You are going to want to listen to Annie’s story because its one that so many of us resonate with: being first aware of our body & how it doesn’t fit in in our early teens, followed by years of dieting with some success only to find ourselves inexplicably gaining the weight back – unable to stop it – and then the cycle continues over and over and over again. When Annie started coaching, she had no solid belief that she would be able to get to her goal and stay there. Listening to her body seemed like a platitude that sounds nice, but what does it actually mean? And the idea that she could sit down in front of a pizza with her family & not want to eat all of it was a pipe dream. Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #19: Clean Slate Habits

Resolving to be healthier at the beginning of the year seems to make sense. Doesn’t it? It’s a new year … full of possibility … it SEEMS like it would be the perfect time to adopt new habits & break ones that we want to shed. Although there’s no bad time to start the process of getting healthier, in this episode of the Done with Dieting Podcast, you’ll learn why there are other times during the year that may yield better results than the new year, how to identify and plan for them.  Don’t get me wrong. Creating better habits is a challenge. But when we reduce the friction & harness the power of the brain, we can make it easier on ourselves. What you’ll Learn from this Episode What are Clean Slate Moments? How to identify & plan for Clean Slate Moments in your life so that you can Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #18: Getting More Cooperation & Appreciation with Michelle Runnels

We women love taking care of others. It’s part of our DNA.  But far too often, we do it so often that we lose sight of who we are as people, what we want, and even what we like to do. We know what everyone else likes, what they want, what their dreams and desires are. But when asked about our own, we seem to be at a loss. Sometimes we take such good care of those folks that we live with, that they become dependent on us – which can feel good, until we need some help. And then, when we ask for the help, it doesn’t come. It gets frustrating, and we become resentful. And then we find ourselves yelling about stupid stuff – which isn’t even the real problem. So what is it? In episode 18 of the Done with Dieting Podcast, my guest, Michelle Runnels, shares Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #17: Urges

Traditional advice says that it takes 21 days to get into a habit that we want to create or out of a habit that we don’t want to do anymore. Anyone who has tried to change their habits knows that it might be a bit longer than that – especially if we’ve had the habit for most of our lives. I used to get so frustrated with myself. Why couldn’t I get my shiz together & just stop eating after dinner? I mean really – why was it so hard? “You just DON’T eat after dinner. You just don’t do it anymore,” I’d tell myself. I tried distracting myself with adult coloring books, painting my nails, chewing gum, all the things. But they never worked. In this episode, you’ll learn how to stop doing habits that don’t serve you anymore; whether it’s the endless snacking that happens between when you Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #16: Want to be Happier?

Who doesn’t want to be happier? I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who has said, “Nope. I don’t need anymore happiness in my life. I’m just about all tapped out.” For much of my adult life, I was on the quest to find more happiness in my life & so I did all the things. There is one practice that I’ve settled on that has truly allowed me to become happier in my relationships, my life, AND with my body. Listen in to discover the secret that can help you too. What you’ll Learn from this Episode How comparing yourself to others is a slippery slope that will always leave you coming up short. Two techniques that you can use to improve your relationships to others and yourself. The scientific method that uses noticing things that make you happy to create more of that happiness in your life. Listen Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #15: When other people lose weight

It’s hard not to feel like something is wrong with us when we try so hard to lose weight and it seems like everyone around us is having massive success. Sometimes we feel jealous, petty, and down right resentful. We want to be the supportive friend, but far too often when other people around us are having success in getting consistent with their exercise habits, discovering great new ways of preparing vegetables, or are completely beaming because they feel like they’ve discovered their magic formula, what we really want to do is punch them in the nose. But we can’t do that.  In this episode of the Done with Dieting Podcast, learn the three (3) secrets that can turn that negative thought pattern around so that you can use other people’s success as motivation instead of deflating you. What you’ll Learn from this Episode The 3 different attitudes that we Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #14: Truth about Carbs

Carbs!! They’re so tasty & yet they have such a bad reputation. Everyone says that we have to limit them, or go no carb. But is that really true? In this episode of the Done with Dieting Podcast, I’m sharing the truth about carbs – which carbs will help us to feel energized and alert, and which carbs are going to leave us with a carb-hangover. Nutrition doesn’t have to be confusing. But when we look to other people to tell us how we should be eating, it can get overwhelming – especially when what we desire is what we’re not ‘supposed to’ eat. It can leave us feeling deprived and frustrated. Learn the truth about carbs so that you can eat them with confidence, and without guilt, shame or any other negative emotion. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why it seems that as we move into mid-life that Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #13: HAES with Deb Lesko

I love the Maya Angelou quote “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” As a society, we’ve been taught that being overweight equals disease, being unhealthy,  lazy, stupid, and a whole host of other negative qualities that have nothing to do with our size. So, it makes perfect sense that in our quest to be seen as ‘enough’ that we would try to conform to traditional standards of beauty – which for many of us are just simply unattainable.  In this episode of the Done with Dieting Podcast, I’ve invited my guest, Deb Lesko, to introduce us to the health at every size (HAES) movement, because I believe that the movement misunderstood. Tune in to learn what the movement is all about, and how adopting some of the movement’s beliefs can help you feel better about yourself. About Debbie Lesko Read More . . .