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 . . .
Want to learn the secret to success in creating better habits? For sure, I can tell you what won’t get you there: All or nothing thinking Needing the perfect diet or exercise program Thinking that there’s a right way and a wrong way And so, what’s the antidote to those methods? It’s B minus health. Leaning into it. Getting 1% better every day. Picking the low hanging fruit. ‘Good enough”. Whatever you want to call it, it all adds up to the same thing: getting incrementally better over time so that you don’t burn out in a flame of glory. When we apply good enough to our health, it sounds like we aren’t trying. I mean, when we say, “It’s not just good. It’s good enough.” it implies that we could do better. And maybe we can – but at what price? What if the answer to getting to our Read More . . .
There’s no doubt that if we have an organized space, and systems in place to stay organized, that it will free up time and energy, and support the healthy habits that we want to create or maintain. We THINK that it takes a ton of time and work to get everything under control – when we look at our surroundings, it seems completely overwhelming! But today’s guest, Ryan Lanier from Organizing4Good shows us how spending time getting organized ahead of time will actually save time when we don’t have time to spare. If you’re someone who identifies as a ‘hot mess’, and can’t seem to get things under control – AND you’re self-esteem is taking a hit because of it – you do not want to miss this episode. About Ryan Lanier Ryan is the owner and founder of Organizing4Good where she helps busy women/moms control their crazy by simplifying Read More . . .
Most of us view our own emotions negatively – like they’re inconvenient, embarrassing, they’re unnecessary, they get in the way, or they’re feminine and silly. And for others, because they haven’t been in the practice of feeling their emotions, the emotions can be scary or unpredictable. But emotions can be useful tools because they give us clues to what’s happening around us and what we’re really thinknig. Additionally, they’re part of being human – and there’s no escaping having them. More often than we realize, emotions are what drive our decisions – even for the most logical among us. So, getting in touch with what we’re feeling and why can lead to a really profound awareness about why we do what we do – especially when it comes to being able to keep commitments to ourselves, procrastinating, or getting our shiz together. In this episode, learn the steps to become Read More . . .
Are we entitled to lose weight? So many health & fitness gurus tell us that if we want to lose weight, all we need to do is eat less and move more. So, it makes sense that when we do those things – eat salads instead of pizza, or broccoli instead of brownies – and then stand on the scale, and the scale doesn’t reflect what we think it should, that we’d get discouraged. And of course, when we feel discouraged, we’re more likely to give up on whatever plan it is that we’re on. So many of us resentful towards our bodies – that they aren’t holding up to their end of the deal. That our bodies are different. Bad in some way because they don’t look like they should – look like what other people’s bodies look like – or do what they’re ‘supposed to’. What if your Read More . . .
Do you love to exercise? Do you hate it? We’re told that if we want to lose weight, that we need to exercise and eat right. But is that really true? We each have a relationship with exercise. What I mean by that, is how we think about it. For some of us, when we think about exercise, we like it. For others, we consider it a chore or punishment. The good news is that it doesn’t really matter what our current attitude towards exercise is – we have the power to change the way with think about it so that we can get consistent, and believe that we’re disciplined. Join me on the podcast this week as I share the steps that you can take so that you can change the way that you think about exercise, and not only get more consistent with it, but actually start to Read More . . .
We’re told that we should listen to our body. What does that even mean? Nobody ever taught me that. Was I missing from school that day? When I was on my quest to get my eating and desire for sweets under control, I was always amazed at people who could eat just one cookie. And so when I started talking to them about their eating habits, I learned that they paid attention to how food made them feel. It was something that I never thought about. Sure! I knew when I was hungry & occasionally I knew when I had overeaten, but when I started actually paying attention to my body, I learned that my body gave me subtle cues that were my body’s way of communicating with me about what it needed. Listening to your body is the first step in creating the awareness needed to decode the messages Read More . . .
There’s no doubt that calories in vs calories out is the foundation of weight maintenance and weight loss. Yet, anyone who’s been on a diet and drastically cut calories, logged every morsel that’s passed her lips, knows the frustration and truth of being confronted with the math not working out when standing on the scale and not seeing the number that she had hoped for. So what’s that about? How is it that we can live in a calorie deficit and not lose weight? Truth is that although calories are in fact the way that we gain and lose weight,BUT there are many things happening within our bodies that are so complex – that we really don’t know why two people can eat and do the same things, and while one person will lose weight, and another won’t. In this episode of the Done with Dieting Podcast, we’re going to Read More . . .
When we start a new diet, we’re motivated. We’ve seen how effective this diet is – for example our friend Jane did amazingly well on it. And so we believe that we’ll do just as well. It happens all the time – doesn’t it? That we start a diet, initially we get some good results, and then WHAM! We step on the scale one day & we don’t lose weight – or worse, we gain. We think to ourselves, “Why are we doing this?” “This is so much work & we’re not even getting results!” “It’s not working. We should just give up.” The thing is, that we KNOW that our results (losing weight) is because of what we’re doing (eating healthier or exercising, or a combination of both) and that returning to our previous habits are going to result in our previous weight. We know that if we stay Read More . . .
When we’ve decided that we want to become healthier & develop healthier habits, it’s easy to slip back in to old ones – ones that don’t necessarily serve our needs, and often are in direct conflict with what we truly want. Self Sabotage is common – when we do things like when we decide to bake an entire cake knowing that no one is around to eat it. Or not being realistic in our schedule enough to know that we need to buffer in more time so that our workout time doesn’t suffer. Now – some of these things are just learning how to get good at this new behavior. But sometimes we know that we’ve totally sabotaged ourselves. Why do we do that? And more importantly, how do we stop? What you’ll Learn from this Episode Learn 2 tools that will make awareness of what we’re doing & why Read More . . .