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 . . .
Done with Dieting BONUS Episode: The Sugar-Cravings Reset
If you’re anything like me, you looooove sweet treats & allow yourself to indulge on occasion. BUT sometimes our sweet treats can get ahead of us & we can seemingly overnight feel the pull towards adding more and more sugar into our diet until we ask the question, “Is it okay to have breakfast-dessert?” Whether you want to curb your cravings for good, or you just want to cut back on the amount of sugar that you’re consuming so that you’re not experiencing some of the negative side effects of too much sugar in your diet: Hot flashes Night sweats Intense cravings Sluggishness Brain fog Energy fluctuations Low energy (needing an afternoon nap) Poor sleep …and more Listen in to this bonus episode so that you can understand what the 5 Day Sugar-Cravings Reset is all about. We start October 10th. Join us! Learn more about the Sugar-Cravings Reset by Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #88: Working In Your Life vs Working On Your Life
Getting Started with your Goals vs Getting Stuck in the Weeds Ever feel like you’re stuck in the weeds of your life? That you haven’t been making progress towards the things that you want to be doing? That every week slips through your fingers and you wonder, “Where did the week go? And did I even accomplish anything?” Maybe you feel like other people’s needs, wants and demands are getting in the way of anything that you want. Or maybe it’s not other people, but things just ‘come up’ that seem to take priority over what you had planned. What do you do? In this episode, I’m breaking down how to get ahead of the tasks that make you feel like you’re spinning your wheels, and allow you to start concentrating on what you really want. What you’ll Learn from this Episode What it means to work in your life Read More . . .
Done with Dieting Episode #87: Style Masterclass with Judith Gaton
No, you don’t have to wait until you lose the weight before you look good in your clothes! How would you describe your style? When you go clothes shopping, do you find it a chore? Or is it something that you love? For many of us, the clothes that we choose have a very personal meaning – even if it’s the pajamas that you throw on at the end of the night. We want them to feel soft against our skin, not dig in or ride up – and just FIT! So when we’re uncomfortable in our clothes, or don’t feel like our clothes truly reflect who we are inside, we can spend a lot of unnecessary spin cycles in our brain focusing on things that are unhelpful, and not useful, and not spending time on the things that we want to be thinking about. That’s why my guest on Read More . . .