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 #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 #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 #95: What Are You Willing To Do?

We know that (for the most part) we are the size that we are because of the habits and behaviors that we do most of the time. And so when we start changing our behavior in order to get an ideal shape that we desire, it’s easy to think that “if I just keep doing what I’m doing, I’ll eventually get to where I want to go.” But then the Plateau Police show up & say “Not so fast!” Along our journey to get to our ideal shape, we’re going to be confronted with the question, “What are you willing to do to get to the next level?” Tune in to learn how to answer that question. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why, when you’re on a weight loss journey, you want to do the bare minimum in order to get results. The relationship between happiness with our eating, Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #94: Listener Questions Volume 2

I looooove getting questions from my listeners and clients. It really helps me to understand what info you are looking for, where you need help, and how I can serve my community of amazing women! So, today I’m answering listener questions. Your questions that you’ve asked me through email or via direct message. I love answering your questions, so keep them coming. What you’ll Learn from this Episode What should I do if I want to start exercising? How do I increase my vegetable intake? What should I eat before exercise? How much should I exercise per day and/or week? How many meals should I eat? How many calories should I eat per day? What’s the best weight loss diet? Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on the Show: Done with Dieting Podcast Episode 63: Listener Questions Volume 1 Done with Dieting Podcast Episode 8: How to Get Consistent with Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #93: Understanding Pronouns with Michelle Johnston

Do you know what all the letters in LGBTQIA+ stand for? If you don’t, you’re not alone. All of the terms can be confusing especially because we didn’t have words to describe these concepts years ago. So it can seem like these are new ideas, although they’re not. My guest on today’s episode is Michelle Johnston (MJ) who is here to answer all the questions that you have about terminology, what the terms mean, and how to approach those you love with openness, curiosity, and without shame. This is an episode you’re not going to want to miss, and we’ve already planned a follow up episode answering listener questions, if there’s something that we haven’t answered. No question is too basic. About MJ MJ…aka…the QT+ Coach, is passionate about joy and helping queer, questioning & trans people live their best queer life. This includes fully accepting and honoring their queer 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 #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 #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 . . .