Done with Dieting Episode #60: Diet vs Just the Way I Eat

What is the difference between a Diet with a Big D vs a Diet with a Small D? What is the difference between a DIET – a way of eating that we follow from a book – and the idea that ‘this is just the way that I eat?’ If you pay attention to social media, you’ll learn pretty quickly that diet is a four-letter word. That we should not be dieting, and that weight loss is bad. But is it? Are all diets bad? The vegetarian way of eating can be considered just the way someone eats, while someone else may look at it as a diet. How can we tell the difference between a good diet and a bad diet? Or is there such a thing? Listen in to episode 60 to learn how to know if what you’re doing is subscribing to looking at food in an Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #59: How to Sleep Better with Janet Whalen

Learn the surprising thing that you’re NOT doing that can help you overcome insomnia. Anyone who has had a night or two of poor sleep knows the importance of protecting that habit. We know that when we don’t get good sleep we’re a little bit shorter in our reactions to people, everything seems a little bit more stressful, and typically our ability to problem solve and manage our stress is limited. But how do we sleep better? Especially since it seems as though once we move into midlife, our body just naturally wakes up in the middle of the night over thinking of all the things that we’ve forgotten to do during the day. If you google “How do I sleep better?” you’ll get a whole host of articles about sleep hygiene. And sleep hygiene is super important. But if you’ve struggled with sleep, you’ve probably already done all the Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #58: How to Become More Fit

What does it mean to become more fit? Does it mean that we look a certain way? That we have visible muscles? Does it mean that we can run a 10-minute mile? Or touch your toes? I think that when we set goals “to become more fit” we all have ideas of what that means TO US. But there’s actually a definition of fitness.  When we improve our fitness, what exactly does that mean? And how do we go about doing that?  Tune in to this podcast episode to learn not only what it means to improve your fitness level and how to measure that, but also how to increase your fitness level regardless of what you like to do to perform an exercise. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Do you need to ‘confuse the body’? And how to do it. How you can measure your fitness level. What Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #57: Women’s Hormones & Weight Loss with Jade Teta

How to work with your body in menopause and perimenopause instead of against it. If you’re a woman in midlife, it can feel frustrating when your habits haven’t changed, yet your body does. All of the things that we used to do to feel good in our bodies no longer work. As our bodies change to move out of the childbearing years, the habits and behaviors that we do to stay healthy have to change too. As we move out of childbearing years, our body’s hormones shift to support the different needs of our body. As a result, we need to learn how to work WITH our body as opposed to against it. No one likes change. Changing the way we approach our healthy habits takes effort, organization, and planning. But the good news is that through the techniques that you’ll learn in this podcast, you’ll be able to adapt Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #56: Advice to my Beginner Self

Want to know the secrets that I would tell myself – the version of me who was starting out on this journey? Of course, we can’t change our past. But if I were to go through my journey again, this is the advice that I’d share with my beginner-self in order to save her a ton of money, mind-drama, and in turn, help her achieve her goal to success faster. Regardless of what journey you’re setting out on, wouldn’t it be valuable to talk to the version of yourself who has actually achieved the goal? What would she say to you? What advice would she give you so that you can get there faster and with fewer mistakes? In this podcast, I’m sharing the advice that I’d give to my beginner self. I want her to succeed. I want you to succeed, get there faster, and avoid the mistakes that Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #55: Reducing Belly Fat in Mid-Life

How to get rid of mid-life muffin top. What’s Going On? Why do we gain weight in our midsection as we get older? And not only how do we make it stop, but how do we make it go away? You’ve probably noticed that many of the things you did when you were younger aren’t as effective as they used to be for dropping a few lbs. And hours upon hours of crunches don’t make a dent! In this episode, you’ll understand why we gain weight as we move into the perimenopause and menopause years, and what to do about it. What you’ll Learn from this Episode The main reasons why we gain weight around our middles in midlife. The things that work and don’t work to get rid of extra fat around our waists. Why you don’t need to cut out all alcohol or carbs in order to get Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #54: Maintaining Success

When we sabotage ourselves & are unable to maintain our success. Why is it that so many folks are unable to maintain their weight loss? Is it that diets truly don’t work? Or could there be another culprit at play? For many of us, we’ve been thinking like a dieter for such a long period of time that it has become a way of being, thinking & living. So, when we finally get to our goal, we don’t know how to relish it. On this podcast, tune in to learn the biggest obstacle when it comes to being successful with weight loss – and why this is so much bigger than following a diet or exercise routine. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why, if you woke up tomorrow as your ideal weight, you wouldn’t be able to maintain it. Why failure along the way to your goal weight is Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #53: Measuring Progress

Do you use the scale to measure your progress? Using the scale to measure progress towards a weight loss goal seems to be the gold standard that we use. But there are so many factors that go into scale weight – our body’s gravitational pull towards the earth – that we don’t have control over and really mask what we’re using the scale for letting us know how we’re doing towards our goal. In this episode, you’ll learn other methods that you can use to determine the progress that doesn’t leave you feeling frustrated & that you’re not progressing. Because sometimes, scale is the last thing to move when we want it to. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why we don’t want to use the scale as a measure of progress; and what we want to look at instead Some other methods that you can use to determine whether Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #52: Is Sugar Addictive?

We hear that sugar is as addictive as cocaine, but is that really true? We see it in the headlines all the time – especially around this time of the year!  That sugar is addictive. Or that sugar is more addictive than cocaine! And if you ate or drank sugary treats over the holidays, and decided to cut back now that the holidays are over, you may be wondering yourself: Am I addicted? In today’s podcast, I’m talking about sugar addiction. Is it real? And what to do if you want to get rid of those intense sugar cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Tune in to Episode 52 of the Done with Dieting Podcast to learn more about sugar and your body. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why we crave sugar more the more that we eat it. What we can do to minimize those cravings. How to retrain our Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #51: The Stages of Grief

How the stages of grief show up in creating better habits. Sometimes grief and resentment show up in relation to how we have to do things in order to accomplish our goals. And the stages of grief that we go through in the process of changing our habits are real. Tune in to learn how we experience the stages of grief when it comes to how we used to do things, and instead become more empowered in our decisions to change our health behaviors. What you’ll Learn from this Episode How the stages of grief show up in habit change. The thoughts that give away each stage & how to know which stage you’re in. What to do to move through to the other side. Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on the Show: Feel Good Sisterhood Waitlist Conquer Your 2022 Goals Webinar Full Episode Transcript: As I looked down Read More . . .