Body You Crave Podcast

 

 

How to Make Better Decisions

For years, I struggled to make decisions.

Mostly because I was afraid of making the “wrong” decision, and the wrong decision always = regret, disappointment, or some other negative emotion.

So in an effort to avoid the negative emotions, my brain learned it needed to make the...

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How to Stop Eating to Feel Good

Last weekend I noticed I REALLY wanted ice cream, even though I was definitely NOT hungry.

I put the baby to bed and then got really curious about why I really wanted dessert…

And the answer came to me in a matter of seconds.

Even though it had been a great day, I noticed I was telling...

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When Food Solves a Problem

Our brains are wired to seek pleasure and avoid pain (mental, emotional, or physical) via the path of least resistance.

 

This means it's really easy for your brain to learn that food (or alcohol) creates a rapid, reliable, and effective sense of relief. 

 

This is emotional...

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Get Your Fit Together

I spent many many years over-relying on exercise as a way to lose weight. And if you asked, most people would confirm the ‘secret sauce’ to weight loss is to simply eat less and exercise more. 

 

But we’ve become hyper-focused on exercise, when in reality, it accounts...

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Conditional Belief

Everyone’s brain is wired for disbelief because your habit-brain is simply trying to keep you safe and wants to avoid the threat of negative emotions (disappointment, shame, frustration, etc). 

 

In order to ‘hedge our bets’ we often make our belief conditional on past...

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Handling Big Emotions Without Food

It’s ok to experience negative emotions - this is part of the human experience. 

Nothing has gone wrong. 

You don’t have to try to fix them, eat through them, or avoid them; in fact, THIS is often where we go wrong.

 

If you find yourself reaching for food when you're...

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Needing a Break From Weight Loss

Have you ever needed a break from losing weight? 

 

A break from the hassle, heartache, and constant deprivation? 

 

Or maybe life was a little overwhelming and you couldn’t maintain your diet with everything else going on?  

 

Whether you’ve hit a...

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Self Love is Great, But...

For a long time I believed that once I lost the weight, THEN I’d be happy, confident, proud, and could finally love myself. But I had to lose the weight first.

Turns out, if you’re always looking for your external result (weight loss) to create your internal feeling (self love,...

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5 Reasons You’re NOT Addicted to Sugar

Sugar is one of those “easy villains.”

It’s easy to attack it and talk about how evil or toxic it is, and some have gone as far to claim that you may be addicted to it.

But that’s just fake news.

You might be using sugar as a coping mechanism, but that’s vastly...

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3 Steps to Beat Procrastination [& Get Unstuck]

A few years ago I had a marketing job, and even though it wasn’t hard, it wasn’t specifically what I wanted to be doing. 

 

My manager would come in with a task and I would often find myself spinning around in my chair to pop open my snack drawer thinking, “a snack...

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Combatting the Fear of Regaining Weight

While many women are curious when I talk about losing weight eating the foods they love, there’s also a sense of fear and anxiety that it won’t work for them and they’ll end up gaining the weight back. 

 

And I get it. 

 

I struggled for years and years to...

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What to do if you re-gained in 2021

If you find yourself losing weight, only to gain it back 6-12 months later… Keep reading. 

 

Why does it seem like all diets work?

Because they do… until they don’t. 

 

Because when you start to ‘cheat’ or get bored, sick, travel, forget your...

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