Done with Dieting Episode #30: It All Adds Up

If you have an all or nothing thinking about eating & exercising, you already probably know that it doesn’t serve you. You know what I’m talking about – when we feel like we need to be all in, and if we’re not all in, we’re all out. Either we’re eating organic vegetables & home made meals, or we’re ordering take out. Why is it so hard for us humans to moderate? Especially when it comes to our health habits? We think it should be easy – and at the beginning it is. But when life becomes stressful, or conditions are less than ideal, and we can’t live up to the expectations that we’ve set for ourselves, we feel like we’ve failed. One of the keys to success is to become resilient – to catch failure, correct our response, & move past it without making it mean that we’ve failed – Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #29: Brittany Deer

I was raised that it was gauche to talk about money, politics, or religion in polite company. As a result, so many of us find money to be a taboo topic; not having a good relationship with money, or the idea that we want money to be shameful. The truth is that regardless of income level, we still have problems. However, when we change our relationship with money, that problem goes away. Tune in to this interview with Brittany Deer to start understanding how your thoughts about money influence your capacity to have and retain money, and then what steps you can take to improve your relationship with it. About Brittany Deer: Brittany helps coaches change their relationship with money. Over the course of three years Brittany went from almost losing her home to foreclosure, almost losing her marriage due to financial strain, to hiring her first coach with money Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #28: How Accountability Helps Weight Loss

In episode 28 of the Done with Dieting Podcast, I’m talking all about accountability; specifically, the difference between internal and external accountability – What Gretchen Rubin differentiates Upholders from Obligers in her book, The Four Tendencies. As women, we’re socialized to put other people’s wants and needs before our own. So of course it makes sense that most of us can keep commitments to others, but not ourselves. But this quality is changeable. I know because *I* used to not be able to keep commitments to myself. But now I can. And if we ever want to be able to ‘get consistent’, or ‘be disciplined’, putting ourselves and our needs on the list of priorities, is a MUST. What you’ll Learn from this Episode The difference between internal and external accountability  How group accountability is different than hiring a coach – and why you might want each How to become Read More . . .

Done with Dieting BONUS Episode: Feel Good Sisterhood Announcement

The Feel Good Sisterhood is a small group coaching program for women who want to lose weight but are done with dieting. The program takes all of my teachings, tools, and resources from my 1:1 coaching & puts it together in a sequential format. We will be addressing diet, physical activity, and other topics as they pertain to caring for ourselves and the person who we desire to be in the future. The program will have 3 different aspects to it: weekly coaching calls, a community space for support and accountability between calls, as well as weekly teachings and resources to support your goals. Learn More about the Feel Good Sisterhood at https://elizabethsherman.com/groupcoaching Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on the Show: The Feel Good Sisterhood Group Coaching Program The Foundation – Episode 3 Spreadsheet of Topics/Themes Full Episode Transcript: Hey everyone, welcome to today’s episode. So, I wanted to Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #27: How to Make Habits Stick

Its so frustrating when we want to cultivate a new habit – we see other people doing it seamlessly – and yet, for us, it seems elusive.  Whether it’s consistently exercising, going to bed on time, or eating a healthful diet, for all of us, there are just some habits that just don’t seem to stick. Why is that? Many of us think that we’re just not trying hard enough. Or that we’re just wired this way. But what if it’s neither of those things, and something that we can change? In this episode, I’ll explain the Neuro Linguistic Programming Logical Levels of Change, and how it applies to your health behaviors – and what to do to finally figure out how to get ourselves to stick to those behaviors that we KNOW are good for us. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why we can’t rely on environmental changes Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #26: Goal Setting

They say that a goal without a plan is a wish. When we decide that we want to lose weight, run a 5k, or even something as simple as eating healthier, we know what we want, but often, we don’t spend the time to figure out how it’s going to get done. Sometimes, we think about accomplishing something, and although the idea of having that thing is appealing, we don’t want to do the work to make it happen. But when something IS important, something that we really really want, a little bit of forethought can really help to aid in success. In this episode, you’ll learn how to set goals, and then follow through using the obstacles and barriers that perceive to make us successful. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why we don’t like setting goals, yet why we must. How to use obstacles and barriers as a Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #25: How did I gain 5 lbs Over the Weekend?

Has it ever happened to you where you had a weekend where you indulged a bit only to get on the scale on Monday & be completely discouraged?!? As you get on the scale, you see that your weight is up – 5 lbs?!? All of your hard work down the drain!  It feels like you’re starting back at square one What happened?  Is it possible to gain 5 lbs over the weekend? The answer is yes – and no. I mean, clearly it is, because so many of us have had this experience. But is it truly fat? BUT more importantly, what can you do to get rid of it? In this episode, I’m sharing the exact steps you need to take in order to shed that 5 lbs before your next weigh in. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why you shouldn’t feel discouraged if you gain weight Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #24: Why Affirmations are BS

Have you ever had the experience where you’ve said to a friend, “OMG! I’ve gained so much weight. I feel so disgusting.” and your friend responds with something like, “You shouldn’t say that. You’re not disgusting. You’re beautiful!”? I mean, we don’t necessarily want our friends to agree with a statement like that, but on the other hand, “You’re not disgusting. You’re beautiful!” feels inauthentic at best. You may even wonder – I know that this body love/self love thing is something that I need to get behind – so many folks talk about how its helpful to treating myself better – and I know that my self esteem is low. But I really can’t get behind the whole “my body is beautiful” thought process. Maybe my body is the exception to that rule. Body like, love and acceptance is available to all of us. We’ve just been doing it Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #23: How many meals should I eat in a day?

Over the years, advice on the number of meals you should eat as well as when you should be eating them has changed. 3 square meals 6 small meals throughout the day Intermittent fasting (IF) One meal a day (OMAD) And if you talk to anyone who has lost weight long term, I’m sure that you’ll find that the answers for what they do as far as their meals is as varied as their personalities. One of the most popular questions I get after “What should I be eating?” Is “How many meals should I be eating per day?” So, if this is a question that you’ve asked yourself, tune in to episode 23 of the Done with Dieting Podcast. In the episode, I’ll outline the steps to take so that you can tune in to the number of meals that are right for you and your body. What you’ll Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #22: The Power of Visualization in Weight Loss

Do you use the power of visualization when it comes to achieving your goals? If you’re not, you’re missing out. I’ve talked about visualization on the podcast before, in a few techniques that I use within my coaching practice, but on episode 22 of the Done with DIeting Podcast, we’re talking about the power that visualization has to create your results: Visualizing what’s going to happen BEFORE it even happens. See, we often use our past experiences to determine if we’re capable of doing something in the future. (Example: I’ve made rice before, so I’m relatively confident that I can make risotto.)  Because weight loss will often take several attempts before we are successful. We often use those past attempts as evidence that weight loss isn’t meant for us. When your confidence and belief that you can be successful in your goal are low, having a vision can help you Read More . . .