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 . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #50: Evaluate What Worked

What went well? Often, when we think about setting New Year’s Resolutions, we’re more than happy to look towards the new & throw away the old. We don’t want to look at the past because all too often, we don’t want to look at our failures. It’s too painful. But it’s only too painful if we’re ONLY focused on what we did wrong and have unrealistic expectations for ourselves and how we should be. That’s why in this podcast episode, I’ll teach you the series of steps that you want to take to objectively evaluate how your year went so that you can learn from it, and set yourself up for success in the future. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Learn the questions to ask yourself so that you can look at your past mistakes from a place of non-judgmental curiosity Understand why we aren’t meant to accomplish every Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #49: The Long Game

What do you think you could learn about yourself if you were to take a year and focus on your health? We all want fast results. Especially when it comes to weight loss. And as much as we want the weight to be gone yesterday, I suspect what we want more is to never have to go through this lose-the-weight/regain-it cycle ever again. Yes, we want to lose weight quickly, but we also want permanent weight loss. We don’t want to have to deal with this problem over and over and over again. In a time where 30 day Jump Starts, 8-week Challenges, and 13-week detoxes are everywhere, the thought of spending a year focused on one’s weight seems unheard of.  Yet, clearly fast weight loss doesn’t work because if it did, we wouldn’t have the statistic that 97% of folks who lose weight regain it in 3-5 years. Think Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #48: Starting a Side-Gig with Sindy Warren

What to do when you have a great idea, but that’s it? We hear all the time how Microsoft and Apple were started in a garage. All successful companies start with an idea, and then seemingly overnight the idea grows into a successful business. There’s no doubt that becoming your own boss takes a lot of work. And that the road to success is paved with stories of defeat, disappointment, and failure – which is why I loved talking to Sindy Warren about how she helps budding entrepreneurs start businesses – whether they’re just part-time hustles or ideas that allow women to retire their partners. Whether we’re talking about business or weight loss, there are SO MANY parallels when it comes to the mental game and achieving success in these two different areas. Sindy is such a great coach & person to learn from if you’re someone who has an Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #47: What is Truthful vs Helpful?

How our beliefs color our experience of ourselves and the world around us. Often, when I talk to clients they’ll say things like, “I can’t control myself around sweets,” “I”m lazy,” “I hate to exercise,” “I”m too old,” or “I”m just not disciplined.” And when I ask the question back to them, Is that true? Is it really true? They can give me a whole host of examples & evidence of why that’s true. Sometimes we say things that feel like we’re just reporting the weather – as if we’re just stating the truth. And so in this podcast episode, you’ll learn the difference between thoughts and statements that are truthful, but then the second thing we want to ask ourselves is, but is it helpful? Because when I think the thoughts “I can’t control myself around sweets,” “I”m lazy,” “I hate to exercise,” “I”m too old,” or “I”m just Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #46: Deep Health with Krista Scott-Dixon

The 5 skill sets that you need to become your own coach. Did you know that there’s actually a science to back up why we should treat ourselves with more compassion? Yes! It’s true! Having compassion for others and ourselves is the starting point for Precision Nutrition’s philosophy around coaching. In this podcast, you’ll learn the principles that Krista Scott Dixon uses as the director of curriculum development & how to apply that to your own health and health behaviors. You’ll also learn how what we’ve traditionally thought to be healthy, maybe change as we learn more, and how you can apply these principles to your habits in your quest for health. About Krista Scott Dixon: Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon (also known as KSD) is Director of Curriculum at Precision Nutrition, leading the development of the PN Academy and PN Certifications. She is the author of several books, including Why Me Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #45: Bare Minimums

Why sometimes do we need to live in the “Good Enough?” I am a huge fan of doing the minimum effective dose. Who wants to spend more time in the gym & not get results? The minimum effective dose answers the question: What’s the least amount of work that I need to do & still feel like I’m moving forward?  Yes, this approach might take longer than, let’s say if I did things “perfectly”, but more often than not, when we try to be ‘perfect’ we can’t sustain it for very long, and then we go off the plan because we feel like we’ve failed. What many folks feel like they need, is rules – just tell me what to do so that I can (fill in the blank): be healthy, lose weight, stop these cravings, get off my meds, sleep through the night, or make my joints stop hurting. Read More . . .