Posts Tagged ‘being in control’

Episode 66: Why Taking a Pause in Your Weight Loss is Good, But Why It’s Not Good to Stop

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Episode 66: Why Taking a Pause in Your Weight Loss is Good, But Why It’s Not Good to Stop

Have you ever made a plan to eat differently, and then failed? Failure in my eyes may be different from how you see failure in yourself.

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To me, making a mistake is not a failure. But making a mistake and falling down and not getting back up is the true definition of failure.

What I’d like to coach you about today is learning how to create a pause instead of a stop.

A pause where you evaluate what’s going on and what you might need to adjust to move on.

And moving on is definitely part of the picture.

I think one of the most common mistakes my clients make is falling down and staying down.

Do you do this? It sure takes a big toll on you and how you see yourself. And it doesn’t have to be this way.

Join me in this coaching session where we talk about the different ways of handling a slip, and how to learn from it vs. just stop.

Talk with Cookie

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

THE FREEDOM COACHING GROUP: If you’ve ever dreamed about having your own personal coach to work on your eating with you, you’re closer than you think. My coaching group is happening now! It’s super affordable, supportive, and an amazing resource if you struggle with overeating, emotional eating or binge eating. Take all you’re learning here on the podcast and go to the next level. Click here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/group to get all the details and join our group Weight Loss Made Real: The Freedom Group. Because really, isn’t freedom what we all want? I hope to see you in the group!

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 49: How to Say ‘No Thanks’ to Food When You’re Not Hungry

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Episode 49: How to Say ‘No Thanks’ to Food When You’re Not Hungry

How many times have you eaten without being hungry?

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If you’re like my clients, and me, I’ll bet it’s been many times. Maybe it’s even a regular part of how you live.

If the food looks good or smells good, you might have a lot of trouble saying no.

In this coaching session, I’m going to teach you and help you be able to say ‘no’ when you aren’t hungry, which is the earmark of a natural eater.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Why you sometimes need to be able to say no to eating.
  • What stops you now from saying no?
  • Why is it so hard?
  • What do you tell yourself when others are eating and you’re not hungry? And what might you do and say instead?
  • How to get yourself, without a struggle, to say no to food you don’t need, even if it’s tempting.
  • Why you need to connect with your very compelling ‘why’ to be able to say no when it’s appropriate.’
  • How the 5 steps to dismissing an urge to binge can help you get rid of the habit of eating when you’re not hungry.’
  • And, how to practice this and make saying no a new, sustainable habit.

Join me in this useful and enlightening coaching session. You can do this!

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

If you are ready to take your weight loss and eating issues to the next level, it’s time to talk with me. Visit http://www.weightlossmadereal.com/talk for a free consultation with Cookie and find out if coaching is the solution to your struggle.

THE FREEDOM COACHING GROUP: If you’ve ever dreamed about having your own personal coach to work on your eating with you, you’re closer than you think. My coaching group is happening now! It’s super affordable, supportive, and an amazing resource if you struggle with overeating, emotional eating or binge eating. Take all you’re learning here on the podcast and go to the next level. Click here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/group to get all the details and join our group Weight Loss Made Real: The Freedom Group. Because really, isn’t freedom what we all want? I hope to see you in the group!

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Ep 36 Do You Really Need to Cook to Eat Well and Lose Weight?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Episode 36: Do You Really Need to Cook to Eat Well and Lose Weight?

Both sides of a good question.

Are you a gourmet cook? Me neither!

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Sometimes I’m a takeout queen, and other times I’m prepping food for a healthy week.

It’s really good to know where you stand in the cooking question debate: to cook or not to cook? That is the question.

Here’s what we’ll cover in this coaching session that you need to know and think about:

  • How the way you choose to feed yourself determines the ease or difficulty of your weight loss.
  • Why you might choose to cook in order to eat better.
  • On the other hand, why eating out might be stressful… or, it might actually make feeding yourself much easier.
  • Why does it feel safer regarding food choices to eat at home?
  • How to look at your food sensitivities and allergies so you aren’t feeling deprived.
  • What if cooking just isn’t your thing?
  • What are some options to restaurants, if you don’t want to cook?
  • How to feel in charge of what and how you eat no matter what method you choose to get food.
  • How do you make an eating plan that works?
  • Why it’s important to actually make a decision about cooking or not cooking.

Let me help you face the facts and make a choice, so you have no guilt and you always know where your next meal is coming from.

Join me for this coaching session.

THE FREEDOM COACHING GROUP: If you’ve ever dreamed about having your own personal coach to work on your eating with you, you’re closer than you think. My coaching group is happening now! It’s super affordable, supportive, and an amazing resource if you struggle with overeating, emotional eating or binge eating. Take all you’re learning here on the podcast and go to the next level. Click here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/group to get all the details and join our group Weight Loss Made Real: The Freedom Group. Because really, isn’t freedom what we all want? I hope to see you in the group!

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

If you are ready to take your weight loss and eating issues to the next level, it’s time to talk with me. Visit http://www.weightlossmadereal.com/talk for a free consultation with Cookie and find out if coaching is the solution to your struggle.

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Ep 35 Losing the Weight AND Losing the Struggle

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Episode 35: Losing the Weight AND Losing the Struggle

Imagine this: You’re in the process of losing weight, or perhaps you have already lost weight and now want to maintain it.

And now you find yourself worrying about situations like going to a restaurant, or a party.

Does it feel like a constant struggle?

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Losing weight and maintaining it, and changing your eating habits doesn’t have to be so hard. It should not feel like you are constantly hanging by a thread.

And I will show you how to live so it’s not so hard.

In this episode I will coach you and teach you:

  • Why you may constantly struggle.
  • What your fears may turn into if you don’t get control of them.
  • What you need to focus on to make your new way of eating a simple, sustainable habit.
  • The five foundational skills that will help you in any eating situation.
  • What happens when you develop, cultivate and grow these foundational skills.
  • And, your first step toward mastering these skills.

You can be anywhere, do anything, and be with anyone, and not be worried or struggle with how it will affect your eating.

Get comfy and grab a notepad… you might want to write some of these concepts down. Let’s dive in!

THE FREEDOM COACHING GROUP: If you’ve ever dreamed about having your own personal coach to work on your eating with you, you’re closer than you think. My coaching group is happening now! It’s super affordable, supportive, and an amazing resource if you struggle with overeating, emotional eating or binge eating. Take all you’re learning here on the podcast and go to the next level. Click here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/group to get all the details and join our group Weight Loss Made Real: The Freedom Group. Because really, isn’t freedom what we all want? I hope to see you in the group!

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

If you are ready to take your weight loss and eating issues to the next level, it’s time to talk with me. Visit http://www.weightlossmadereal.com/talk for a free consultation with Cookie and find out if coaching is the solution to your struggle. You may also email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Ep 34 Want a Treat? Here’s How to Lose Weight AND Have Treat Foods

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Episode 34: Want a Treat? Here’s How to Lose Weight AND Have Treat Foods

Gone are the days of super-strict diets of cottage cheese, broiled chicken and steamed broccoli. At least I hope those days are gone for you.

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Learning how to eat to support your natural weight requires foods that are good for you AND foods that are delicious. Otherwise, you know you’ll never be able to stick to a plan for very long.

But what is a treat? And how much do you give yourself?

Join me in this episode as I teach you and coach you on these concepts of eating treats:

  • Exactly what do you consider a treat?
  • How can you look at treats and leave behind the good vs. bad mentality?
  • Is it okay for you to eat just for fun and pleasure?
  • How does overeating play into treat foods?
  • Do you give yourself a treat that’s a certain type of food, or do you go for quantity?
  • What do you listen to: your mind or your body when it comes to treats?
  • What’s the trick to keep your treats under control?

And more.

I want to show you how to create a way of eating that allows you to get to your natural weight, while giving you the natural pleasure we all get and want from good foods.

Here it is!

THE FREEDOM COACHING GROUP: If you’ve ever dreamed about having your own personal coach to work on your eating with you, you’re closer than you think. My coaching group is happening now! It’s super affordable, supportive, and an amazing resource if you struggle with overeating, emotional eating or binge eating. Take all you’re learning here on the podcast and go to the next level. Click here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/group to get all the details and join our group Weight Loss Made Real: The Freedom Group. Because really, isn’t freedom what we all want? I hope to see you in the group!

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

If you are ready to take your weight loss and eating issues to the next level, it’s time to talk with me. Visit http://www.weightlossmadereal.com/talk for a free consultation with Cookie and find out if coaching is the solution to your struggle. You may also email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Ep 33 Guest Interview with Corinne Crabtree of Phit-n-Phat: How Prepping Your Food Ahead of Time Can Make Your Weight Loss So Much Easier!

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Episode 33: How Prepping Your Food Ahead of Time Can Make Your Weight Loss So Much Easier!

Guest Interview with Corinne Crabtree of Phit-n-Phat.

Today, I am proud to present my colleague Corinne Crabtree. Corinne lost 100 pounds over 10 years ago by taking a simple approach: only do each day what you are willing to do for the rest of your life. She started with walking and thinking through the food she ate. Before her weight loss she battled obesity from the age of 9, never played sports, and lived in a drive-thru. She now has completed over 50 half marathons, 4 marathons, 7 Tough Mudders and a 4 triathlons. She has kept her weight off and now coaches women how to develop an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Visit http://www.phit-n-phat.com/cookie for a free video and great tips on how to make your life and weight loss easier with food prepping!

Corinne, whose company is called Phit-n-Phat.com inspires women to create weight loss plans that work and are truly livable.

One of the things she teaches and practices is food prepping: chopping and cooking and portioning out what you’ll need to make your whole week easier.

We talk about the concept of deciding ahead of time and how that takes the challenge out of making so many food decisions each day. We also cover how to deal with the food for the rest of your family.

Please join us for this coaching session as Corinne and I tell you all about prepping your food and how it works.

THE FREEDOM COACHING GROUP: If you’ve ever dreamed about having your own personal coach to work on your eating with you, you’re closer than you think. My coaching group is happening now! It’s super affordable, supportive, and an amazing resource if you struggle with overeating, emotional eating or binge eating. Take all you’re learning here on the podcast and go to the next level. Click here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/group to get all the details and join our group Weight Loss Made Real: The Freedom Group. Because really, isn’t freedom what we all want? I hope to see you in the group!

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

If you are ready to take your weight loss and eating issues to the next level, it’s time to talk with me. Visit http://www.weightlossmadereal.com/talk for a free consultation with Cookie and find out if coaching is the solution to your struggle. You may also email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Ep 31 When it Comes to Weight Loss, Must You Always Keep Your Promises?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Episode 31: When it Comes to Weight Loss, Must You Always Keep Your Promises?

How to Know When to Keep Your Promise to Yourself and When to Negotiate a New One

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You have a goal. Check!

You have a great reason for losing weight. Your big ‘why’. Check!

And you create a plan. Check!

All systems ready to go.

But wait! As you start your project of working on your mind and body, certain situations come up. Situations that cause you to want to change plans and not keep your promises to yourself.

What do you do? Do you change plans or keep your word, no matter what?

Here’s how to look at this common condition:

  • When you make plans, why do things always come up that cause you to second-guess yourself?
  • Do you have a flexible plan? Or stay firm no matter what?
  • What’s the danger of not keeping your promises to yourself?
  • Does it sound like a whole debate team in your head when you try to figure out what to do?
  • Is the road narrow all the time? Or can you widen the road and still be on it?
  • What if you think you’ll never get the opportunity to eat this food again? Ever?
  • Should you bend your own rules when the desire to eat comes from an emotion?

Join me as I coach you on promises. Promises you make to yourself to help you change your eating. When to keep them and when to break them.

THE FREEDOM COACHING GROUP: If you’ve ever dreamed about having your own personal coach to work on your eating with you, you’re closer than you think. My coaching group is happening now! It’s super affordable, supportive, and an amazing resource if you struggle with overeating, emotional eating or binge eating. Take all you’re learning here on the podcast and go to the next level. Click here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/group to get all the details and join our group Weight Loss Made Real: The Freedom Group. Because really, isn’t freedom what we all want? I hope to see you in the group!

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

If you are ready to take your weight loss and eating issues to the next level, it’s time to talk with me. Visit http://www.weightlossmadereal.com/talk for a free consultation with Cookie and find out if coaching is the solution to your struggle. You may also email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Ep 25 How to Make Eating Choices All Day Long that Lead You to Weight Loss

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Episode 25: How to Make Eating Choices All Day Long that Lead You to Weight Loss

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If you’ve ever sat down and listed all the different choices you made in one day, you’d probably be exhausted just thinking about it!

We face so many decisions every day and many of them are about when to eat, what to eat, how much to eat, and how to get ourselves to stop. Oh, and don’t forget all the self-beating about what we’ve just eaten!

This is what I will coach you on today: how to see all the eating choices you make in a day and know exactly how to make those choices.

Here’s what you’ll learn in Episode 25:

  • What you usually do when at a fork in the road, and what you should be doing instead.
  • Why giving in to the cupcake of the moment feels so much easier than passing it up.
  • How to stay awake and not go into autopilot when making food decisions.
  • What you tell yourself about all the little choices you make that could get you in trouble.
  • How to apply The Compounding Effect to eating and weight loss.
  • Why you need to know your ‘big why’ when it comes to making good eating decisions.
  • How to use planning for your benefit, even if you’re truly not a planner.
  • Learn how to stop kidding yourself when the same situations keep coming up, over and over again.
  • Spot your patterns and take charge of them, instead of being led unconsciously by them.

And more.

Your everyday decisions create your reality. Your body. Your weight.

So doesn’t it make sense to shine the light on all those eating choices and learn how to make them in your favor?

Join me for an illuminating coaching session!

THE FREEDOM COACHING GROUP: If you’ve ever dreamed about having your own personal coach to work on your eating with you, you’re closer than you think. My coaching group is happening now! It’s super affordable, supportive, and an amazing resource if you struggle with overeating, emotional eating or binge eating. Take all you’re learning here on the podcast and go to the next level. Click here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/group to get all the details and join our group Weight Loss Made Real: The Freedom Group. Because really, isn’t freedom what we all want? I hope to see you in the group!

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/free-gifts/

If you are ready to take your weight loss and eating issues to the next level, it’s time to talk with me. Visit http://www.weightlossmadereal.com/talk for a free consultation with Cookie and find out if coaching is the solution to your struggle. You may also email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

You’re More In Control Than You Think

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

You're more in control than you thinkOne of the lies we tell ourselves when we’re not happy with our weight is that we’re out of control.

So, let me ask you: What’s your weight right now?

Okay, now tell me why you don’t weigh 50 pounds more than that?

What’s that you say?

Oh, I see. You have an ‘upper limit’. That is, when your weight reaches a certain number, a number you have decided is a line you don’t want to cross, you change your behavior.

In most cases, when the scale reflects your upper limit back to you, you start thinking, feeling and acting in a way that promotes weight loss. Or at least stops weight gain.

So here’s my point.

We’re never really out of control when it comes to what and how much we eat. When we think a particular thought, that thought creates a feeling. That feeling prompts us to take an action.

When our thoughts are aligned with our true desires, we get what we want.

We eat with more awareness.

We make better choices.

We stop eating when we’re satisfied.

We stop gaining weight and eventually release our extra weight.

You’re In Control

Be open to the idea that you’re always in charge.

In the world of weight loss, you are constantly choosing thoughts that either move you towards overeating, or thoughts that move you towards listening to your body.

All you have to do is draw the line sooner.

Lower your upper limit.

You are in charge. In control.

Ep 11 Your Eating Habits: What They Are, How You Get Them, and How to Change Them

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Episode 11: Your Eating Habits: What They Are, How You Get Them, and How to Change Them

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Most of us know which eating habits help us, and which ones hurt us and take us further and further away from our goals.

But you may feel powerless in the face of your habits. You may suddenly become aware that you’re gaining weight. Or you’re ordering take-out food every night and there’s not a veggie in sight.

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss. Get it here: http://www.weightlossmadereal.com/book

Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode about all the eating habits you have right now, and all the eating habits you wish you had:

  • Why some of your overeating is unconscious, until you suddenly wake up and see what you’re doing.
  • If you hate your results so much, why are you still doing the habits that give you those end results?
  • Why do you go on autopilot with some things you do when you eat?
  • Is a habit just something you do? And if it is, why can’t you just stop?
  • What is your overeating habit costing you?
  • How do you know which habit to work on first?
  • What is ‘stepladdering’, and how can you use it to help you stop your eating habit?

Take the first step. Listen to this coaching session and be ready to take action. I will tell you exactly what to do to get started.

If you are ready to take your weight loss and eating issues to the next level, it’s time to talk with me. Visit http://www.weightlossmadereal.com/talk for a free consultation with Cookie and find out if coaching is the solution to your struggle.

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!