Do you ever feel like you’re losing yourself in your people-pleasing tendencies? I’ve been on a journey of self-discovery and personal transformation over the past six months, working to shed these tendencies, love myself through judgment and failures, and have my own back. Join me as I share the challenges I’ve faced since I declared my goals 6 months ago, like asking people to do things that make me feel uncomfortable and marketing my first retreat, even when self-doubt and fear creep in. I’m excited to share my progress with you. As women in midlife and beyond, it’s crucial to take a holistic approach to our health and well-being. In this episode, we explore the importance of setting goals, reassessing behaviors that may no longer serve us, and taking steps to become the version of ourselves we want to be in the future. From our eating and drinking habits to Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #124: How to Make More Time for Your Health
Are you constantly running around with no time for yourself? When this is the case, meal prep and exercise can easily slip through the cracks. In this episode, I delve into the impact of how we use time and perceive how much time we have, has on our health. Discover a powerful technique to manage your time and prioritize your well-being: time-blocking. Get ready to face your brain’s resistance as I explore how to make time for what truly matters to you. Then, I’ll explore the societal expectations placed on women and how it impacts the projects we take on, and therefore the amount of time that we have. These expectations often lead to judgment and shame if we fall short and don’t do what we or others expect. The pressure can even trickle down to our children, as parents push them toward success. When we can find balance and Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #123: How People Pleasing Impacts Your Health
In this episode, I dive deep into the concept of people-pleasing and its impact on our health and well-being. I explore the challenges faced by women in saying no and how this behavior stems from avoiding conflict and the need to control others’ emotional responses. Throughout the episode, I share personal experiences with people pleasing and how it can manifest in various aspects of life. I also discuss the importance of setting boundaries, practicing self-compassion, and seeking coaching and support to overcome this tendency. Join me as I break down the effects of people pleasing and the importance of prioritizing our own needs over accommodating others, especially for women in midlife. Don’t forget to prioritize your well-being and have an amazing week! Chapter Summaries: Exploring People Pleasing (0:00:07) People pleasing is the tendency to prioritize other people’s needs and desires over our own, often at the cost of our own Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #122: When We Judge Food & Health
Through an exploration of why we judge ourselves, others, and the world around us, this podcast dives deep into how our judgments can be both natural and harmful. As we uncover the real power behind our judgments, we must ask ourselves: are we really in control of our judgments, or do we hold the power to be in control of ourselves? I was counseling a client about their food habits and judgments when things suddenly took an unexpected turn. Uncovering a pattern that extended far beyond food and deep into our beliefs and behaviors, I set out on a journey of self-exploration and awareness to help others liberate themselves from the chains of judgment and find their true selves. What I found was both surprising and inspiring – a truth that changed the way I saw the world. If you’re feeling frustrated and hopeless about not being able to accept Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #121: How to Eat Healthy Without Dieting
Struggling with how to eat healthily without dieting? This episode offers a guide to the eight basic habits of healthy eaters. But finding balance involves more than just what food is on your plate. It involves a mindset shift, allowing you to adopt a healthier lifestyle without the reliance on a number on the scale. With questions such as how we judge what someone is eating, and how we set goals to achieve our desired outcome, I will show you how to create a healthy life without dieting… But will it work for you? If you’re feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by trying to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle while still feeling restricted by dieting rules and not seeing the results you wanted, then you are not alone! I thought I had to be thin to be healthy, but my journey taught me that health comes from so much more. Through Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #120: Menopause at Work with Hatty McCafferty
Supporting Women in Menopause in the Workplace In an ideal workplace, every employee would have the necessary resources and support to comfortably navigate their personal and professional life, including their health and wellness needs. One area where help is vital for many employees is menopause, a natural biological process that often brings about physical and emotional challenges. By addressing the challenges of menopause, companies can help to create a supportive and inclusive environment for everyone. This, in turn, helps to enhance overall productivity, employee satisfaction, and workplace retention rates. My special guest is Hatty McCafferty a highly experienced certified menopause consultant and coach who has dedicated her career to providing support and guidance for midlife women navigating the challenges of menopause in the workplace. As the host of the popular podcast Real Menopause Talk, Hatty has cultivated a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the complexities surrounding menopause and its Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #119: Success is Hard
In episode 119 of the Done with Dieting podcast, I delve into why success is hard, especially regarding our health journeys. I discuss the importance of taking responsibility for our actions and avoiding placing blame on others or circumstances. Through my own experiences, I’ve learned that success is quite simple when we focus on one thing at a time and determine whether it works for us. Understanding your health and adopting healthy habits are essential stepping stones in the journey toward greater well-being. It is the responsibility of each person to recognize when something is working or not working for their body, assess their own needs, and make the necessary changes for optimal health. The real challenge lies in our willingness to make the necessary sacrifices and prioritize our own needs. By addressing emotional baggage and developing the right mindset, we can create optimal health for ourselves instead of trying Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #118: Gut Health with Jillian Teta
Your gut health and digestion are the dirty little secret that no one wants to talk about. But it can impact so many aspects of your physical, emotional, and mental health! No one likes to feel constipated, bloated, or gassy. But more than that, as our guest on today’s episode explains, the gut is referred to as the second brain because it has just as many nerve endings as we do in the thinking brain in our heads! Those two areas of our body – although seemingly far apart, are so tightly connected! Jillian Teta brings all the information to this episode. You’re going to want to listen twice! Jillian Teta Bio Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta is the author of “Natural Solutions for Digestive Health” and the creator of Fix your Digestion. She is best known for her expertise in digestive health and has been working in this field for Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #117: When Decisions Feel Bad
We think that we’ll “know” the right decision when we feel it in our bones. We think that when we make the right decision, it will ‘feel in alignment’. And when we look for solutions to our problems, we ask others for their opinions, we google how to solve the problem, and apply band-aid approaches to the symptoms, never really addressing the root problem because addressing the root problem feels too painful to face. In this podcast episode, I’m exploring the topic of when we make a decision, but question whether it’s the right decision because it doesn’t feel good. What You’ll Learn from this Episode Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on the Show: Full Episode Transcript: I think that so many of us have this idea that when we make a decision, it’s supposed to feel good. That when we make a decision that all of a sudden, Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #116: Perimenopause & Acupuncture with Michelle Kapler
Have you ever wondered if acupuncture can help you manage your peri & menopause symptoms better? If so, you’ll want to check out my guest on this podcast. Michelle Kapler is a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner with an exclusive focus on reproductive health and women’s medicine. It is important to note that while acupuncture has been shown to be effective for some women, it may not work for everyone and should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment or advice from a healthcare professional. In the episode, Michelle offers some amazing advice for advocating for yourself when you ARE at your doctor’s office. One of many women’s complaints is that their doctors aren’t much help. So, we’ve got you covered. Michelle Kapler Bio: Michelle Kapler is a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner with an exclusive focus on reproductive health and women’s medicine. She is also Read More . . .