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 . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #86: Taking Action

The formula on how to get the results you want You know that what we do – the actions that we take – will create your results. And right now, with the end of summer, it’s easy to start thinking about becoming healthier, and getting some structure back into your schedule after a summer when we generally like to have less scheduled time. And of course, when we do that, we need to do some planning. However, moving from planning into the action phase can sometimes really feel like a struggle. On episode 86 of the podcast, I’m giving you my best tips and strategies around how to move into action so that you can be successful in developing whatever behaviors you desire – so that you can then accomplish the goals that you desire too. What you’ll Learn from this Episode The steps to take to move from the Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #85: Confidence Made Easy with Xena Jones

Feminism & Weight Loss Coaching We’re flipping the script on today’s episode & Elizabeth is getting interviewed by host of the Confidence Made Easy Podcast and former guest, Xena Jones. In this episode, Xena interviews Elizabeth about the intersection between weight loss and feminism, how weight stigma and body image is different for women of different races, and how that impacts you. But also, Xena shares her big take always in working with Elizabeth as her weight loss coach; the simple shifts that she made (without dieting) that made a huge impact on her results. About Xena Jones: Xena is a certified life coach with the Life Coach School and is the host of the Confidence Made Easy podcast.She helps her clients to have their own backs & do whatever the f*ck they want, without all the doubt, fear & drama that gets in the way.She coaches clients all over Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #84: How to Create Your Own Meal Plan

Design a capsule wardrobe for your meals. Have you ever had someone create a meal plan for you, but it didn’t work out really well? Or, maybe there was a time when it did, but then years later when you pulled it out of the cabinet & dusted it off, you couldn’t get back on track. In this episode of the Done with Dieting Podcast, I’m going to teach you the exact steps I use with my clients in helping them to create their own meal plans, or what I call food uniforms.  What I love about this approach is that it: Reduces decision fatigue – which leads to doing what you want most over what you want to do in the moment. Saves you money because you’re not wasting food. Gives you more time, because you’re spending less time prepping food. Saves you energy and mental space because you’re Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #83: How Policy Impacts our Health with Marissa McKool

Is it rest? Or laziness? How do you think about rest? Is it something that you think that you have to earn? Do you feel guilty if you’re sitting and other people are doing? Do you believe that rest is just laziness in disguise? So many women are socialized to believe that we have to constantly produce results or we don’t feel like we’re “earning our keep” – that we always have to be doing for others in order to feel good about ourselves. My guest on this episode works with folks who work in public health to help them recover from burn out, and understand how rest is important. We also take a deep dive into the complex topic of how we vote, and our elected lawmakers directly impact our health, wellness, and weight. About Marissa McKool: Marissa McKool, MPH is a former public health leader turned career and Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #82: Why Mainstream Diets Don’t Work for Women in Midlife

Hint: it’s not because you’re lazy or don’t have willpower. When you purchase a product or service that does not work or even causes harm, you might blame the company, demand a refund, leave a bad review, and skip out on it next time.  When that product or service is a part of the diet industry, you may blame yourself and return time and again to spend even more money on these services.  Why is that?  Well, unlike most other factors in our life, we consider our body’s weight and appearance to be solely a personal responsibility and, for some, a personal failure.  Women are continually socialized to think that  WE’RE the ones who are wrong. That there’s something wrong with us – our bodies are ‘mysterious’ or weird.  Women are not little men & so our bodies respond to food and exercise very differently than men. So we need Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #81: Women’s Reproductive Health with Amanda Kingsley

Healing After Abortion. Ever since the leaked Supreme Court Ruling overturning the 50 year right for women in the US to have access to safe abortion services, women’s health and women’s rights have been the topic of conversation. One side claiming to be the voice of the fetus, and the other side speaking out for themselves – the women who are then forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term. In this powerful episode, Amanda Kingsley joins me for a complex and highly nuanced discussion about women’s rights, empowerment, and what this ruling means for women in how we identify ourselves, and what it means for us to have authority over our life and agency over our bodies. About Amanda Kingsley: Amanda Kingsley is a Certified Feminist Life Coach and Doula. She is the host of the Speaking Light Into Abortion podcast. And the Author of ‘What I Wish: 100 Read More . . .