Posts Tagged ‘vacation eating’

Episode 131: Surviving Summer While Losing Weight

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Episode 131: Surviving Summer While Losing Weight

Holidays, special events and vacations can sabotage your best intentions to eat well and take care of yourself.

Today, we’re talking about all the events, summer holidays, temptations, office parties and every eating situation that you’ve thought has thrown you off track.

Summer Podcast 131

  • It’s not the situation that throws you off track, but what you think about it.
  • How you can be surrounded by the most delicious looking food and not be tempted to eat if you’re not hungry.
  • How to approach those eating decisions.
  • Never feel deprived even when everyone around you is eating.
  • Why you give in and eat time and time again, when you’re not even hungry.
  • How to deal with any situation that is based around eating, and still take care of your needs without feeling like you are missing out.

You can go to any event or be on summer vacation and not worry about what kind of food will be there.

This episode will help you deal with all the things you run into when you are connecting with others, attending celebrations, traveling or being out of your normal routine.

Weight Loss Made Real Free Facebook Group

Join my free Facebook group where we will talk about 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 we’re accepting new members. This is a monthly membership and you can stay as long as you wish. I’d 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, you’ll love this workbook!

Collection 1 is all about Episodes 1 – 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 desired… 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:

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

Finally, I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot!

Here’s how to rate and review on iTunes: Thank you and enjoy the show!

“But it’s hard to eat well when I travel” Is that true??

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Yesterday was a travel day. Spring break. Up very early.

I brought healthy, good-tasting food with me to eat along the way.

But, by the time I was squished into my plane seat, watching my husband chowing down on a good looking sandwich and chips, I felt a longing. I wasn’t hungry, so what was going on?

My old ‘lack’ fears were coming up.

As David plunged into his second bag of chips, I disconnected from my body and connected to my old refrains of “it’s not fair” and “what if there’s not enough for me?”

I ate things without any hunger, and I ate things I wasn’t supposed to eat on my new doctor prescribed soy-dairy-gluten free Rx (don’t ask!). I threw caution to the wind and checked out.

In the moment, I put aside the concept of my own happiness and chose immediate gratification.

On and off, for the rest of the travel day, I found my old mantra coming up: “What the heck, I’m on vacation!”

So, I sat and wrote.

Travel and the Journal

I wrote in the journal that’s always with me. The one my family makes fun of, as in “Mom’s writing in her journal, again”.

I didn’t beat myself. That would be pointless.

But I was genuinely curious about why I chose to disconnect. So I wrote down my fears. I found my painful thoughts. And I replaced them with thoughts that made me feel better.

For the rest of the day and evening, I stayed peacefully connected.

No struggle.

No clenched fists.

No threats.

Just a conscious decision.