Posts Tagged ‘dieting’

Do You Always Save the Best for Last?

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

saving the best for lastRecently I had a nice restaurant dinner with my husband and we decided to share a dessert. It was a large, delicious piece of banana cream pie, a specialty of our favorite local restaurant.

David did what he always does with dessert; he plunged right in. And I did what I always do: I tried to save the best for last.

Why do we eat pleasure food so differently?

I know that my eating style comes from years of dieting. Dessert was considered either off limits or so special that you needed to make it last. And if you did have dessert, you knew that restriction and a fresh start were just around the corner.

Because as soon as you were finished indulging, you were headed right back to the old lean eating plan.

So what happened with me and David was that while he dug in and got his best bites, full of thick, crunchy sweet crust and soft creamy filling, I was trying to make mine last. I started nervously watching how much he was eating. I worried that I wasn’t getting my share. And I lost the whole experience of the pie.

I missed it. I missed my pleasure.

Also, by trying to save my share of dessert, I saved the best delicious part (the crust is my favorite) for last, and when the end came, I wasn’t really hungry anymore. But I ate it anyway.

Why? Because it was the best part.

If you are either always watching what you eat with strict, hawk-like vision, or eating whatever you want with total abandon, you probably spend more time worrying about your eating than enjoying your food. And that’s a waste.

If you give up the idea of dieting, and allow yourself to eat banana cream pie, and French fries and Snickers bars, you won’t be worried about when they will be gone.

You’ll know that they will always be there. When you’re hungry you can eat them again.

So right now, in the moment, there is no need to save anything.

Instead of saving, and building a little fort around your dessert so no one takes a bite, it’s time to actually savor.

Take your best bite first.

Make every bite a delicious experience.

And get rid of that scarcity mindset. You don’t have to overindulge. And you don’t have to hoard it for the bare winter to come.

Just enjoy it now. Like David does.

I know that eating to much food with sugar is a bad habit.  Moreover, it can cause tooth decay and cavity. Every time I want extra dessert, I remember what my dentist from West Cobb Dentistry always tells me about my dental health. Thanks God it stops me.

Episode 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

Eating Choices Podcast 25

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!


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The Freedom Group – Here’s How You Can Work With Me!

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help.

The Freedom Group is a comprehensive, structured coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program to help you lose weight, change how you eat, and lose the whole problem!

Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when weíre accepting new members. This is a monthly membership and you can stay as long as you wish. Iíd love to work with you in the Freedom Group.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey. If you enjoy my podcast and want help taking what you hear and putting it into real life action, youíll love this workbook!

Collection 1 is all about Episodes 1 ñ 52, and it contains these great features:

  • Easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode.
  • Room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes.
  • A direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries.
  • An action step for each episode, plus links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desiredÖ and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE downloadable copy of my Amazon book, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss here: https://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me with questions and suggestions for podcasts at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

Finally, Iíd so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot!

Here’s how to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 24: How to Recover from an Eating Slip from Any Weight Loss Program

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Episode 24: How to Recover from an Eating Slip from Any Weight Loss Program

Eating Slip Podcast 24

Have you ever been on a weight loss plan or program and had an eating slip? Eaten something you wish you hadn’t?

Of course you have! Why? Because you’re human.

Listen in as I coach you all about slips and how to minimize the damage to your weight loss goals:

  • Learn exactly why you slip from your plans, even when it’s something you really, really want.
  • Understand what key things you tell yourself that are guaranteed to increase the damage from your eating slip, and why you’re conditioned to say them.
  • Hear about a new way to look at slips, and why they’re necessary in learning something new.
  • Discover why your goal is NOT to avoid slips at any cost.
  • Find out what you can say to yourself to minimize the costs of your slips, and help yourself get back on track quickly.
  • Get skilled at the if/then technique, which can help you plan ahead and program your brain.
  • Learn why you tend to generalize when you slip, and think ‘everything’ has gone wrong.
  • Figure out how to isolate your mistakes and learn from them.
  • Understand why a small stumble may actually be a good thing in following any plan.
  • Create a plan for regrouping after a stumble. Quickly.

And more.

Join me for another coaching session. Let’s do this!


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The Freedom Group – Here’s How You Can Work With Me!

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help.

The Freedom Group is a comprehensive, structured coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program to help you lose weight, change how you eat, and lose the whole problem!

Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when weíre accepting new members. This is a monthly membership and you can stay as long as you wish. Iíd love to work with you in the Freedom Group.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey. If you enjoy my podcast and want help taking what you hear and putting it into real life action, youíll love this workbook!

Collection 1 is all about Episodes 1 ñ 52, and it contains these great features:

  • Easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode.
  • Room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes.
  • A direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries.
  • An action step for each episode, plus links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desiredÖ and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE downloadable copy of my Amazon book, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss here: https://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me with questions and suggestions for podcasts at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

Finally, Iíd so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot!

Here’s how to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 23: Why We All Love Diets and What the Real Answer to Weight Loss Is

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Episode 23: Why We All Love Diets and What the Real Answer to Weight Loss Is

Love Diets Podcast 23

Let’s face it. We love diets.

We love simple instructions that promise magical results.

Eat this.

Don’t eat that.

And you’ll arrive at your perfect weight.

Not. True.

Diets are an external solution to an internal problem.

Please join me as I coach you today on why we all love diets, and love to search for them and read all about them, but know, inside, that they aren’t the answer to your extra weight.

  • If diets aren’t a solution to losing your extra weight, well then, what does work?
  • Why it doesn’t work to keep trying to change the way you eat.
  • How those diet books with the big recipe sections fool you every time.
  • Why you love those simple 5 step guides to do anything, including weight loss.
  • Is your extra weight the problem? Or the symptom?
  • If you aren’t hungry and want to eat, what should you do?
  • How do you find the right solution to the problem of eating beyond what your body needs?
  • And, how to figure out your own causes of overeating so you can truly treat the problem correctly.

Let’s talk about finding the right solution to the problem of your extra weight. And, to do that, let’s learn how you created that problem in the first place. See you in the podcast.


Weight Loss Made Real Free Facebook Group

Join my free Facebook group where we will discuss and learn the concepts taught on my podcasts on a deeper level. Join the group here.


The Freedom Group – Here’s How You Can Work With Me!

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help.

The Freedom Group is a comprehensive, structured coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program to help you lose weight, change how you eat, and lose the whole problem!

Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when weíre accepting new members. This is a monthly membership and you can stay as long as you wish. Iíd love to work with you in the Freedom Group.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey. If you enjoy my podcast and want help taking what you hear and putting it into real life action, youíll love this workbook!

Collection 1 is all about Episodes 1 ñ 52, and it contains these great features:

  • Easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode.
  • Room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes.
  • A direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries.
  • An action step for each episode, plus links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desiredÖ and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE downloadable copy of my Amazon book, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss here: https://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me with questions and suggestions for podcasts at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

Finally, Iíd so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot!

Here’s how to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 21: Interview with Heather Robertson of Half Size Me

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Episode 21: Half Size Me: An interview with Heather Robertson about Major Weight Loss and What It Takes to Lose Over 100 Pounds

Heather Robertson Podcast 21

Join me for a special interview of my colleague, Heather Robertson, founder of the Half Size Me Community. Heather has lost and maintained over 100 pounds!

I was able to ask Heather some of the questions I knew you’d want to hear, so listen in with us as we talk about:

  • Heather’s experience and how and why she gained over 100 pounds.
  • The difference between gaining 30 pounds and much, much more.
  • Why and how you might see that your weight is going up, yet keep on eating and gaining.
  • What her biggest motivator was in losing this weight.
  • The difference between losing a large amount of weight vs. 20 or 30 or even 40 pounds.
  • What the biggest challenges were during Heather’s weight loss.
  • What Heather says was a key factor to keep her going and making progress.
  • And what Heather now does to maintain this weight loss.

You can learn more about Heather and her community here.


Weight Loss Made Real Free Facebook Group

Join my free Facebook group where we will discuss and learn the concepts taught on my podcasts on a deeper level. Join the group here.


The Freedom Group – Here’s How You Can Work With Me!

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help.

The Freedom Group is a comprehensive, structured coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program to help you lose weight, change how you eat, and lose the whole problem!

Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when weíre accepting new members. This is a monthly membership and you can stay as long as you wish. Iíd love to work with you in the Freedom Group.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey. If you enjoy my podcast and want help taking what you hear and putting it into real life action, youíll love this workbook!

Collection 1 is all about Episodes 1 ñ 52, and it contains these great features:

  • Easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode.
  • Room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes.
  • A direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries.
  • An action step for each episode, plus links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desiredÖ and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE downloadable copy of my Amazon book, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss here: https://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me with questions and suggestions for podcasts at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

Finally, Iíd so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot!

Here’s how to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

It’s a Cinch by the Inch, and Hard by the Yard

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Cinch by the inchI don’t know where this saying originated. It’s been attributed to everyone, including Dr. Seuss.

But I do know that when it comes to losing weight, nothing could be truer.

When you look at the total weight you want to lose, it seems big.

It seems insurmountable.

Yet, that same number, when looked at pound by pound, is very doable.

And let’s get even smaller.

Forget pounds.

And just look at the next decision you make.

Look at each decision and keep making choices from integrity.

Eventually, you’ll get to your goal.

And it will definitely feel easier than looking at your big goal.

Here’s another tip:

Focus on what you’ve accomplished.

Not on what you struggle with.

Research shows that certain pleasure centers of our brain light up with activity when we focus on good things we’ve accomplished.

So doing what works and thinking about it or talking to someone else about it literally makes it easier to keep doing good things.

Make change as easy as you can.

Make it a cinch.