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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
“Nice Lady Syndrome”, also known as “Good Girl Syndrome” is a term that refers to a set of behaviors and attitudes often exhibited by women who feel the need to be overly polite and accommodating, even at the expense of their own needs and desires. Other ways that this might show up in your life are in people-pleasing or perfectionist tendencies: needing to appear as a good friend, good wife, good daughter, good mother, a good employee, or boss. But when we have to fulfill all of these roles (for fear of being judged for not being good enough), what happens is that we prioritize other people’s experience of us over authenticity, and what we want. This thought process and behavior directly impact our health because when we’re putting other people’s wants before our own needs for fear of how we’ll be perceived, our self-care becomes demoted among the many Read More . . .
We, women, are socialized to suppress our anger. We’re taught that it’s not attractive. It might be scary. But increasingly, women in midlife are experiencing anger and rage, and we don’t know what to do with it. In this episode of the podcast, we’re exploring why we get angry, the purpose of anger, how it’s communicating with us, and then what to do about it. Quite often, anger is communicating to us that a need isn’t being met, or that perhaps someone has crossed a boundary. But then an overwhelming sense of anger, and our subsequent need to suppress it because it’s scary, prevents us from exploring what the root cause of the emotion is. Listen in to learn about how you can use your anger to get what you want. Kristin Lindell Bio: Kristin Lindell is a certified life coach for stepmoms, a stepmom of 4, and a bio-mom Read More . . .
In this episode, we’ll be discussing an often-overlooked aspect of menopause: sleep, and how it affects women’s ability to manage their symptoms. We’ll also explore how better sleep, reduced stress, and enhanced recovery can help women navigate this challenging time with greater ease. Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. During this time, many women experience a range of physical and emotional symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and difficulty sleeping. Sleep problems are one of the most common menopause symptoms, affecting up to 60% of women in this stage of life. Hormonal changes, coupled with the stresses of daily life, can disrupt sleep patterns and lead to insomnia, waking up frequently, or feeling unrested in the morning. Lack of sleep can exacerbate many of the symptoms of menopause, including irritability, depression, anxiety, and cognitive difficulties. Poor sleep quality can Read More . . .
In the second part of our menopause series, we’re exploring the relationship between exercise, or physical activity, and our menopausal symptoms. Make no mistake. There’s an important relationship there – both with how aging and menopause impact our body and willingness to exercise, but then there is a lot of evidence that points to the fact that exercise can help us to reduce our symptoms & help us to feel better! What You’ll Learn from this Episode Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on the Show: Full Episode Transcript: On today’s episode of the Done With Dieting Podcast, we are talking about the relationship that our menopause symptoms have with physical activity or exercise. And here’s the fascinating thing. That our menopause symptoms will impact our body, how we feel, and therefore our ability to perform physical activity. And in turn, our physical activity will impact positively our menopausal symptoms. Read More . . .