Done with Dieting Episode #70: River of Misery

How to get through the hard part of changing your behaviors. There’s a point when we set out to make a change in our lives where things get really difficult. It happens to all of us. Sometimes it happens when we realize that this new way of doing things is our new normal, and we experience a grieving process for the way things used to be. This new way of doing things feels difficult, like we’re failing, and like it’s never going to get easier. But it will. Things will get easier. In this episode of the Done with Dieting Podcast, you’ll learn to expect the river of misery, and have a plan for how to deal with it when it arrives. What you’ll Learn from this Episode What the River of Misery is & why it’s a very common part of changing your behavior. How expecting that you’ll go Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #69: Measuring Backwards

How to be happier with your accomplishments. Every one of us has a judge in our brains that tells us that we can be happy when… We get the job We get married We buy the house We organize the kitchen We lose 30 lbs. That judge is not only a liar, but will often change the goal.  When we reach the goal, if it’s a specific, measurable achievement, our judge will allow us to be happy for a total of 5 minutes until it starts in on the “yeah, butt”s: Yeah, but now we need to earn the respect of our boss Yeah, but now we need to have a baby Yeah, but now we need to remodel the house to ‘make it our own’ Yeah, but now you need to ‘tone up’ In today’s podcast, I’m introducing a tool that will help you to celebrate your accomplishments more Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #68: Procrastination

We know when we’re doing it. The question is how do we stop? Some of us believe that procrastination serves us – that we do our best work when we put things off because we “work better under pressure”.  The data shows that this is untrue. And many folks report that procrastination is actually unhelpful because it prevents them from having what they really want, and also feeling good about themselves. If you struggle with procrastination, we’re exploring how it impacts your health, and how to identify when it’s happening, but more importantly, how to get out of it & start taking care of those things that are important to you. What you’ll Learn from this Episode What causes us to procrastinate? The emotions that we experience that lead us to procrastinate. What to do when we find ourselves putting things off. Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on the Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #67: Emotional Childhood

How to create agency over your emotional life. Do you find that your emotions are all over the place? Based on what other people do, or what is happening in the world, you don’t have a lot of control over your feelings? So many of us give our power away when it comes to our emotional health – we can’t be happy until… My kid cleans up after herself My partner takes out the garbage I lose weight I have a new job Because we can’t control other people, and have very little control over much of the world outside of our skin, relying on everything else to be right before we can be happy is an exercise in futility. Tune in to podcast episode 67 to learn how to take back control over your emotional health. What you’ll Learn from this Episode What Emotional Childhood and Emotional Adulthood are? Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #66: Why You Might Not Want to Lose Weight

Is it the weight? Or the habits that we do to lose weight? We’re told all the time – to lose weight and our risk of health-related disease will go down. I’m guilty of this as well. My health journey started as a way of trying to avoid following in my mother’s footsteps and getting breast cancer. But the data is misleading. Because we know that losing weight on a fad diet or losing weight in an unhealthy way will NOT produce the increased health benefit that we desire. So then is it the good habits that we adopt that produce the increased health benefit? Or the result, i.e.: the weight loss? What you’ll Learn from this Episode How to uncover the reasons behind wanting to lose weight and what other steps you may want to take to in preparation for the weight loss. Why simply losing weight will not Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #65: Forgiveness

What does it mean to forgive someone? Forgiveness – we know its good for us, but sometimes we just can’t take that step. It feels like a betrayal.  And what makes it difficult is that other people who are tangentially involved will urge us to forgive so that we can all ‘just go back to normal’. But when we really feel wronged, how CAN things ever go back to normal? What does that even mean? In this episode of the Done with Dieting Podcast, we’re going to reframe how you think about forgiveness. What’s the process, and how you can do it from a space that makes it NOT feel like you’re betraying yourself, and validating the other person’s actions. We will also be diving into how to forgive yourself and your body following the same protocol. Tune in to episode 65 on forgiveness to learn how to reframe forgiveness Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #64: Creating Adult Friendships with Xena Jones

How to ask other adults, “Do you want to be my friend?” without feeling creepy. Many folks in midlife start to notice that their life circumstances change rapidly. As their children leave the house, they also notice that their relationships in general are also changing at the same time. Some of us realize that we have more time on our hands, or that the friendships that we cultivated with other parents aren’t fully meeting our needs.  We want more meaningful relationships in our lives – ones that support the same positive habits that we’re trying to cultivate ourselves. My guest on this episode of the Done with Dieting Podcast recently went on a “Friendsperiment” where she actively went out and made new friends as an adult. When I learned about it, I had to have her on the show so that she could share her insight with you and help Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #63: Listener Questions

Elizabeth Answers Listener Questions We’re diving into a listener Q&A episode this week, and we’re going to be covering topics on eating, exercising, mindset and more. A lot of these questions are linked to one another, so we’re covering a lot of ground today. I’ve received questions on nutrition and what your diet should look like, what we should be doing for exercise, and how to start, as well as ways that we want to get through a plateau. We plan on doing more listener Q&A episodes, and I believe this one will be useful to all you ladies in midlife out there who want to cut through all of the clutter, feel better & live a healthier life. My own journey has involved all of these topics, so tune in today! What you’ll Learn from this Episode Does coffee count towards my water consumption? Does the taste for sweets Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #62: Why we Eat What we Eat

When we buy food, we vote with our dollars. Which foods do you want to vote for? Why do we eat the foods that we eat? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Probably not – but you might think about it when you observe other people eating. In this episode, I’m talking about the very unconscious decisions that we make when we decide to eat one food over another. What’s super important in this episode is to become aware of WHY we DO make the decisions that we do and then decide if we want to keep making those decisions. This episode has the potential to be a game changer when it comes to your eating habits. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why it’s important to decide what we value when we eat How when we purchase food, we vote for the type of food that we want Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #61: Surviving Blended Families with Mindy Neal

Joining 2 families can be a challenge! Learn how to do it successfully. They say that something like 70% of second marriages end in divorce. And when you think about it, it kind of makes sense. Not from the point of view that people who get divorced are more likely to get divorced, but rather that when you bring 2 families together, there are more personalities, and more challenges because there are more differences – and let’s face it: no one likes change. So in the second marriage, we THINK that we’re marrying this amazing person (and you are) but you’re also marrying their kids, and ex-partners, and ex-in laws as well. That’s a LOT! In this fantastic episode, learn from Mindy Neal, Life Coach for women in blended families how to navigate all the complexities so that you can create the family life that you’ve always desired. About Mindy Read More . . .