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Episode 52: The Top 8 Concepts About Weight Loss and Eating that You Learned This Year: What You Need to Know to Succeed

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Episode 52: The Top 8 Concepts About Weight Loss and Eating that You Learned This Year: What You Need to Know to Succeed

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year! This is our 52nd episode of Weight Loss Made Real and I hope you’ve enjoyed your coaching sessions.

Concepts podcast 52

With so much material covered, it may be hard for you to organize it all and try to follow the concepts.

So in this episode, I’ve put together what I consider your top 8, most important coaching sessions and concepts. You might want to go back and listen to these again, as you decide what you want to choose to focus on in the New Year.

Here we go with your top 8 concepts:

Concept #1: Clear your path. Learn from your past mistakes. This is covered in Episode 2, Let’s Clear Your Path to Weight Loss Success.

Concept #2: Connect with your body. Here you’ll learn how to eat like a naturally slim person, and you can find this in Episode 3 (How to eat like a naturally slim woman) and Episode 6 (When to start eating and when to stop).

Concept #3: Challenge your thoughts. It’s mind management time! Go back and listen to Episode 7 (Managing your mind to end your emotional eating) and Episode 13 (Understanding and ending your emotional eating).

Concept #4: Check your habits. Your habits either help you or hurt you. Let’s look at what you are doing and what you’d rather be doing. You’ll find this in Episode 11 (Your eating habits).

Concept #5: Working on Project Y.O.U. Do you remember why it makes so much sense to work on your eating, your weight, and yourself in general as if it were a project? Take a listen to Episode 5, called Working on Project You.

Concept #6: Cherish yourself! You’ve heard me talk about self-care, self-worth, and self-esteem. All different ways of saying LOVE! Go back to Episode 9 and listen to How to care for yourself so you can do the right thing.

Concept #7 is all about creating your own tool kit. This is not from a published podcast, but is coming in a future episode. How to put all the things you’ve learned into a tool kit that you can pull out and use as needed to get through Project YOU.

And last, is Concept #8: Banish Your Binges. Here I remind you of some of the things I talked about with Kathryn Hansen, of Brain Over Binge, to help you get rid of those life-disrupting urges to binge. You can find our talk in Episode 8, and can apply what you learn there to binge eating of course, but also to emotional eating and general overeating.

Here’s to another year of growth for you. Keep listening and keep learning. You can do this!

Xoxo,
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

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

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Ep 15 What to do When You Get the Urge to Binge

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Episode 15: What to do When You Get the Urge to Binge

Urge to Binge Podcast 15

If you’ve ever experienced the urge to binge, or even the urge to escape an uncomfortable emotion by running to food, you know how powerless you can feel.

It almost feels as if someone has taken over your brain and is giving you orders and you have no say in what happens next.

And what happens next usually involves large amounts of food and huge amount of shame. It doesn’t have to be that way.

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!

Today’s coaching podcast will lead you through all the steps you can take to NOT give in to that powerful urge to binge or eat emotionally.

Here’s what you’ll get from today’s session:

  • Learn the steps to thwart a binge that truly work.
  • Understand why these steps sound so simple but still require deep understanding.
  • Once you get the understanding of your urges, why it still takes a while to be able to say no when the urge to binge comes knocking.
  • The reason these urges don’t mean anything about you, your abilities or your intelligence.
  • Why the pain and frustration you feel when the urges come feels so real.
  • And why it’s much better to run towards the discomfort of the urges than to run away in fear.
  • And finally, what it will really take for those urges to fade away.

You can do this. And these are the first steps.

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

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!

Shape Your Life, Shape Your Body

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

shape your life to-do listAll of my weight loss clients are intelligent.

They have full, demanding lives.

Lots of relationships.

Many, many things on their ‘to do’ lists.

And, of course, there’s that annoying issue of carrying some extra weight on their bodies.

Sometimes it’s just 10 or 15 pounds.

Sometimes it’s a lot more.

Life moves along. Urgent things get done. Some things don’t.

Some things stay on the list forever.

  • Like taking care of yourself (what does that even mean to you?)
  • Like planning your meals so you actually have what you need in the house.
  • Like making time to stop and check in with yourself before you eat. Are you hungry?

When we create the habit of taking care of the loud demands, and putting off what’s not urgent, eventually even those quiet whispers get loud.

Your 10 pounds turn into 30.

You can’t find your gym shoes under the piles in your closet.

Your fridge is full but everything is past its expiration date.

The last time you had a physical was 2002.

When we procrastinate taking care of our lives, there will be a price to pay.

We sacrifice living the true, beautiful life we were meant to live, in the body we were meant to have.

We’re not happy. And we think the big problem is our weight.

Here’s the story: When we let things pile up, everything suffers. Long lists of things to do sometimes lead us to stressful thoughts. It becomes harder and harder to focus on the present moment because of all the things we’ve put off. They’re lurking.

So, how can you expect to eat well and listen to your body with all that psychic noise?

You can’t.

In order to reshape your body, the first step is to reshape your life.

This year, the focus of much of my coaching and writing will be about creating the life you want, getting what’s most important to you done, and taking care of yourself.

So, right now, even though you may want to lose some extra pounds, I invite you to take a different approach. Take a look at your life and really face all that you’ve been avoiding. And pick one small thing that you can take care of.

Now cut that thing in half.

And in half again.

Until it is so tiny a step, that success is visible.

And, as you get things in order and create loving and sustainable habits, you will wake up and feel lighter.

Mentally.

Emotionally.

Physically.

I will come back to this subject many times this year. Look for worksheets and all kinds of tools to help you navigate through this process. Because when you focus your attention on cleaning up and reshaping your life, reshaping your body will be a cinch.

xoxo,
Cookie

Ep 8 Brain Over Binge Recovery Guide: A Special Interview with Kathryn Hansen About Binge Eating

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Episode 8: Brain Over Binge Recovery Guide: A Special Interview with Kathryn Hansen About Binge Eating

Binge Eating with Kathryn Hansen

So many of us struggle with binge eating. You may suffer greatly, and see no way out. But there is a way out, and Kathryn Hansen has found it.

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

Today I interviewed my colleague, author Kathryn Hansen all about binge eating. Here’s what we covered::

  • Kathryn talked about her story, her binge eating and how she eventually overcame it completely.
  • We discussed the difference between her first book, Brain Over Binge, and her new book, Brain Over Binge Recovery Guide.
  • Kathryn explained her 5 components of the process of stopping binge eating.
  • We touched on the most common roadblocks you might encounter in dismissing the urges to binge, and how you can look at this challenge.
  • What fears most people have about stopping their bingeing.
  • What happens when we think the urge is too strong to dismiss.
  • We talked about the insight needed to deal with binge urges, and how to get this insight.
  • And we covered what happens after you’ve stopped bingeing: how do you learn to eat normally.

This is a special interview with a woman who changed the way I view binge eating. Her website is BrainOverBinge.com and her new book, The Brain Over Binge Recovery Guide is available on Amazon. (The Kindle version is half price this week!)

You will not want to miss this discussion if binge eating is a challenge for you. Kathryn’s concepts are literally life-changing, and I use them with my clients on a regular basis.

To schedule your complimentary consultation, visit http://www.weightlossmadereal.com/talk.

If you can, please 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 6 Troubleshooting When to Start and When to Stop Eating

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Episode 6: Troubleshooting When to Start and When to Stop Eating

When to start and stop eating

Eating when you’re hungry and stopping when you’re not sounds so simple! It is simple, but can also be challenging. Let’s work through that challenge together.

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

In this important episode, I’ll teach you:

  • How to know whether you’re feeling physical hunger or an emotion that feels like hunger.
  • What effect your surroundings have on your decisions to eat or not eat.
  • What our emotions have to do with our eating.
  • And how those emotions are created.
  • The most important question to ask yourself when you feel like having something to eat.
  • A great pre-eating ritual that will help you connect to yourself.
  • Why your eating can start off on the right track but end up disconnected with major over-indulging.
  • What the compounding effect is and how it applies to your eating and everything you do.

Join me as I coach you on all of these major concepts.

If you can, please 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!

Nutrition Matters Podcast with Paige Smathers

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

nutrition mattersPlease join me! I was recently interviewed by Paige Smathers, on her podcast Nutrition Matters.

Cookie and Paige Discuss Nutrition Matters, Emotional Eating, and Binge Eating

Paige Smathers is a registered dietitian who is all for sustainable healthy eating, and not a big believer in diets. I think you’ll enjoy our conversation. Join us when we discuss how nutrition matters.

Click here to listen in.

Ep 5 Working on Project YOU: Creating Your Weight Loss Blueprint

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Episode 5: Working on Project YOU: Creating Your Weight Loss Blueprint

Working on Project YOU

Today you’re going to get a handle on a major shift in how you think about losing weight or changing how you eat. If you’ve struggled in the past, this episode will help you in a big way. These changes are small and doable, with profound effects. They are part of Project You.

To get a copy of my FREE BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, go to: http://www.weightlossmadereal.com/book

Here’s what you’ll get in Project YOU:

  • You’ll see why having a certain weight as your main goal just doesn’t work, and what does work instead.
  • You’ll learn how to look at the whole project of making changes in your eating and your body, instead of just worrying about what to eat, and when to eat it.
  • You will understand why hating yourself stops you from losing weight and changing how you eat. And I’ll tell you how to look at yourself right now, at whatever weight you are.
  • Do you try to be good? This is not a strategy. Learn what to do instead.
  • Finally, learn how to look at a challenge as something you welcome, instead of something that you dread.

If you can, please 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 4 The 3 Essential Parts of Solving Your Eating Problems

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Episode 4: The 3 Essential Parts of Solving Your Eating Problems

The 3 Essential Parts of Solving Your Eating Problems

Join me as I share my philosophy about what’s most important in ending your eating problems:

  • Hint: it’s far from just what you eat!
  • How to think about managing your life.
  • What your mindset has to do with eating like a naturally slim woman.
  • The key to self-care (that you can actually do) when life throws you challenges.
  • Two perspective shifts that will change your life and your eating – for good.

To get a copy of my FREE BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, go to: http://www.weightlossmadereal.com/book

Today, I am discussing what’s most important to you on your journey to change the way you eat, and the way you live.

You’ll be learning all about taking care of yourself on a broader level than just focusing on how and what you eat.

You’ll also finally understand how your thoughts lead you to all kinds of eating behaviors you wish you could stop… and now, with this new understanding, you’ll be able to!

And, I’ll show you a different version of self-care (one that you can follow through with) that doesn’t include bubble baths and candles, unless you want it to!

If you can, please 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!

Binge Eating, Emotional Eating and Compulsive Overeating: What’s the Difference?

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

fridge and eatingMost of my private clients come to me with many complaints about how they’re eating. They assume they are all binge eating, even though most of them aren’t.

Since they all want to learn to lose extra weight and eat like a naturally thin person, what’s the big deal about figuring out what kind of problem they have?

Why can’t they just try to eat less?

Figuring out and really defining your eating problem is the first step to learning to eat naturally and shedding your extra weight.

But, as a subject, it’s a little bit boring. It’s not a fast, sexy subject. I get it.

If you don’t pause and figure out what you’re doing and WHY you’re doing it, then choosing a solution is like buying a lottery ticket.

There’s a small shot it may work, but then again, there’s a really good shot that it may not.

If you eat to avoid an emotion, or eat in response to an emotion, you’re probably an emotional eater. And your solution will be all about learning to manage those emotions.  Like a pro.

If you have recurrent urges to eat large quantities of food, pretty often, regardless of what triggers those urges, chances are you’re a binge eater. Those urges come from your lower brain, just like the survival instinct. Your brain thinks you need to binge in order to survive. Your solution will be all about recognizing that urge for what it is, and deciding rationally not to obey it. You need to learn a little bit about how your brain works, and you’ll be able to master this.

And if you’re on the ‘see food’ diet… bear with me here… if you see food and then eat it, you’ve just conditioned yourself to have some really unhelpful habits with food that you can replace.

All these different eating issues, once they’ve been defined, all respond to changes in the way you think. And thinking about these issues unemotionally is your key to success.

Changing how you eat will change your body. Changing how you eat has to come from changing how you think. And changing how you think comes from correctly identifying and defining your problem. Let’s start there! Do the work!

Ep 1 The Difference Between Emotional Eating, Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Episode 1: Do You Overeat, Binge Eat, or Eat Emotionally?

Welcome to the first episode of the Weight Loss Made Real Podcast!

Overeating

Today we’re talking about the difference between emotional eating, binge eating and compulsive overeating.

To get a copy of my FREE BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, go to: http://www.weightlossmadereal.com/book

Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Get clear on the difference between emotional eating, binge eating and general overeating.
  • Identify your problem exactly specifically – maybe for the first time ever.
  • Understand the basics of what causes each eating problem.
  • How what we eat affects how much we eat.
  • Why your thinking plays a major role in how you eat.
  • The life-changing approach to dealing with all eating issues, regardless of which is your toughest problem.

Join me as I discuss and provide you with a clear understanding of different eating issues, so you can identify yours. That’s the starting point for making changes that will lead to lasting change.

So many of my clients assume their overeating is binge eating, while others mistakenly never connect their emotions with their overeating. This keeps you stuck right where you are, because if you aren’t clear on what eating issue is your main ‘trouble area’ you can’t address it in ways that get you the lasting results you desire.

Let’s take this first step together because once you understand exactly what your problem is, finding the right solution will be so much easier.

If you can, please 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!