Done with Dieting Episode 36: Managing Menopause

Menopause is no joke. But there are things that you can do to manage your symptoms. Menopause is something that ½ of our population will go through, is going through, or has gone through that no one is talking about. And because we’re not talking about it, many of us feel like we need to ‘put up or shut up’ – that there isn’t a lot that we can do to manage the symptoms of our changing bodies. But there are lots of things that we can do to manage our symptoms: insomnia, night sweats or hot flashes, cravings, energy dips, brain fog, and that extra weight that magically appears around our mid-section. And it really doesn’t have to be difficult. Tune in to this episode to learn a few tips & techniques that you can use to manage your symptoms & feel like yourself again. What you’ll Learn from Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #35: Other People’s Opinions

Byline: What to do when other people offer their opinions about what you should do? It’s hard to avoid it – other people commenting on or having opinions about what we eat, our body, and/or what we should do. This can be an especially sensitive topic when we’re starting something new, and we want them to support us, but they’re not totally on board & have tons of questions that make it feel like they’re challenging us. We just want them to get on board. Why can’t they just support us? Right? People are always going to have opinions. It’s a given. I’ll bet YOU have lots of opinions. I know that I do. So, what do you do when the people around you are offering their unsolicited opinions about what you’re doing with your body? Tune in to this week’s podcast episode: Other People’s Opinions What you’ll Learn from Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #34: When Motivation Fades

We all go through periods where we’re just not motivated to do the thing that we either want to do or that we think we should be doing. Something that was inspiring last week – that we couldn’t imagine not doing, suddenly, we have no desire to do it. What’s happening? Why don’t we want to do it? In this episode, we’ll explore why we don’t always feel motivated, but then more importantly, how do we get ourselves to do the things we want, and how do we become motivated again? What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why sometimes we don’t feel motivated to do what we said that we were going to do What some of the reasons are that we don’t feel motivated & how to manage each situation How to not depend on motivation to do the things we want. Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #33: Jennifer Richey

The Sandwich Generation: It’s a term used for folks in mid-life who are trying to fulfill the needs not only of their children, but also the growing needs of aging parents. Even if you’re not a caregiver now, the idea that caregiving could be in your future is an absolute responsibility. Jennifer Richey works with caregivers to help them manage all of the logistical and emotional demands that are unique to folks in this role, and has solutions for all the worries, problems, and questions that pop up. Jennifer has created an amazing tool to help us organize our own (or others) information. Things like passwords, bank accounts, insurance policies, and all those other aspects of our life that need to be tied up when we’re no longer around. So, whether you’re currently a caretaker, or you want to make caretaking easier for those who will eventually take care of Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #32: How To Make Good Decisions

We are always making decisions. One of the roles that I serve my clients with is helping them to make decisions. See, we THINK that there’s a right decision and a wrong decision: Should I change jobs? Or not? Should we go to Florida for our vacation? Or California? Should I go to this movie? Or that one? Should I cut my hair? Or keep it the same? In a world where so much importance is put on us making the ‘right decision’ in regards to vaccines and choosing political leaders, it’s no doubt that so many of us suffer from analysis paralysis. We see this all the time when it comes to deciding which gym to join, which fitness class to go to, or which dietary guidelines to follow. We get so in the weeds of gathering information that it keeps us from taking action – which then ironically Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #31: Sarah D’Andrea

This episode is sooooo gooood! I wanted to have Sarah on the show because as women, we’ve been socialized to believe that pleasure is bad – let alone S E X.  When you look at the ways that certain products are marketed towards us, for example, foods are often sold as ‘guilty pleasures’ – which means that it’s off limits. And we know when something is forbidden, we want it more, and then instantly feel shame when we do get it. One of the topics that I address with my clients is the idea of diversifying joy – which presents itself when the only thing that we have to look forward to is food – and so we eat because we NEED joy and pleasure in our lives. So, by adding other pleasurable things, we can reduce our need to eat all the things. Yes, of course we talk about Read More . . .

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, and welcome to today’s episode. I am just Read More . . .