Posts Tagged ‘eating too much’

Episode 80: Weekend Weight Loss or Weight Gain?

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Episode 80: Weekend Weight Loss or Weight Gain?

What does your typical eating week look like?

If you’re like I used to be, it would look straight and narrow Monday through Thursday, and wide-open and full speed ahead on the weekend.

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I’d tell myself on Friday that I deserved to reward myself for getting through the week. For accomplishing all that I did. For putting in hours and powering through, even when I was tired.

And, I had a very willing partner in my husband, David, whose favorite suggestion is always, “Let’s treat ourselves! It’s the weekend!”

So… I deserved to ‘treat myself’, right?

And that’s what I did. Until too many Monday mornings of shame, regret, and an upward moving scale woke me up.

I finally realized that if I kept up the pattern I was living in, I’d never get where I wanted to go.

I’d never accomplish my eating goals. My self-care goals. And certainly not my weight goals.

So, what’s the solution? Do you have to be strict and rigid and hard on yourself all the time?

No! If you know me, you know that’s not how I roll. Pull up a comfy chair and listen as I coach you on how to have a good week AND a good weekend and still be heading in the right direction.

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Gifts and Important Links

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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 78a: Binge Eating? A Short Announcement with Kathryn Hansen

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Episode 78a: Binge Eating? A Short Announcement with Kathryn Hansen

Hello there! This is a short bonus announcement for all of you who are struggling with binge eating.

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You may know that a couple of times a year I offer, with my friend and colleague, Kathryn Hansen, a live 8-week course that we teach together. This course is based on Kathryn’s books in the Brain Over Binge series.

We’ve had amazing results with our students.

And yet we know that a class, or group format isn’t for everyone. Maybe your schedule doesn’t allow you to make the calls. Maybe you like the anonymity of working alone. Or maybe you like to dive deep and spend time exploring certain subjects in more depth than the class schedule allows.

What Kathryn and I are announcing today is the debut of our Brain Over Binge Independent Study Course. Take a peek right here and see if this is right for you.

We are so excited that we can offer this. We hope you become one of our listeners who have learned to make binge eating a thing of their past.

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

Episode 76: How to Honor Your Hunger AND Eat with Others

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Episode 76: How to Honor Your Hunger AND Eat with Others

I know you’ve probably been working on learning to eat more naturally so your body can get to the weight you’re meant to be. And that means learning to eat when you’re nicely hungry, not starving, and stopping when you are comfortably full, but not stuffed.

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This is a process. And it’s easier to do when you’re eating alone, with little to no distractions.

But life is full and busy and we all have connections: friends, family and co-workers. And sharing meals is part of the fun of relationships.

So how do you focus on your body’s signals of hunger and fullness while you’re with others?

What do you do when they’re ready to eat and your body isn’t?

And how do you manage your hunger to fit with all the times you’ll be dining with the people in your life, who may easily be on different schedules than you?

In this coaching session, I will show you how to manage your hunger so no matter what’s on the calendar, you will be able to honor yourself AND have a life with other people.

Coming Soon!

I am developing two new products especially for you: a Podcast Study Guide and a complete Weight Loss Made Real Home Study Program. If you would like to be notified when they are available, please click here and join the waiting list.

Gifts and Important Links

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 72: Treat or Snack?

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Episode 72: Treat or Snack?

Snickers before lunch? Cupcakes before dinner? Fast food after breakfast?

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What do you eat and when do you eat it? If you’re a regular listener, you know that the first thing you need to do is check in with yourself and make sure you’re hungry.

And then if you are, what do you eat?

In this short and sweet coaching session, I teach you the difference between a snack and a treat.

We talk about when you might want to have either one. And how to make smart choices when the time comes.

It’s time to stop kidding yourself about your food choices. It’s time to know when to eat what. And be able to shed your extra weight and stick to your plan.

Let’s dive into the snack vs. treat debate.

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 55: How to Eat at a Buffet When You’re Trying to Lose Weight

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Episode 55: How to Eat at a Buffet When You’re Trying to Lose Weight

Hi there! Do you ever eat in a restaurant?

Of course, you do! These days we all eat out more than ever before. And one of the most fearful eating experiences when eating out is dealing with a buffet.

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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!

You know, those restaurants where there are long, long tables of food and all of it looks and smells delicious.

You know that in the past, the buffet signaled the end of your self-control and the beginning of regret and shame.

But there’s a new way to look at an eating event like a buffet. Or any restaurant meal. Or dinner at a friend’s house where you have no choice about what is served.

In this coaching session, we are going to talk about a new way to not only eat at a buffet, but a new way to think about buffets.

With this new mindset, you will be in charge of yourself and your eating no matter what’s in front of you.

So get cozy and grab a notebook, and get ready to be coached.

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!

Episode 54: Do You Struggle with Deciding WHAT to Eat? Here’s What to Do

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Episode 54: Do You Struggle with Deciding WHAT to Eat? Here’s What to Do

There are so many components to eating well for health and weight loss AND freedom!

Knowing when you’re hungry. Knowing what to eat. Knowing when to stop. And managing your emotions.

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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!

In this coaching session, we will talk about how to make those ‘what do I eat?’ decisions in a way that will lead you toward peaceful eating.

We’ll take a look at how you eat right now, and what influences your food choices.

And why it pays to think about what you’ll be eating ahead of time.

Want to be spontaneous and just wing it? Then you should know what your results are likely to be.

And, I’m pulling back the curtain to reveal my own food struggles that kept me stuck in a vicious cycle, and how I got out of it.

Let me coach you on how to find the foods that are truly right for you. Join me!

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!

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 46 Question from a Listener — How to Know When to Eat and When to Stop

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Episode 46: Question from a Listener — How to Know When to Eat and When to Stop

I love my listeners! And that includes you! In this podcast, I talk about a letter I got from one of my listeners, with her permission.

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Like many of us, she has trouble hearing her body’s signals, so it’s hard to know when to start and when to stop eating.

Years of doing this can create lots of disconnection between your body and your mind. And it can create lots of extra weight.

So what’s the answer?

Getting back in touch with what hunger feels like, and responding to it.

I want you to eat when you are hungry and not ignore the hunger. On the other hand, when you do retrain yourself to feel that hunger, there is no need to panic.

Listen in as I coach this listener on how to be patient with her body, and create a way to be able to hear those faint hunger signals and strengthen them.

She’s on the right path, and so will you be.

I’ll see you on the podcast.

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 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!