For women who have been dieting most of their lives and are ready to lose the weight, permanently, naturally and without the obsession... so that you can SHOW UP as your BEST SELF and LIVE your best life- whatever that means to you.
This is YOUR show. If you have questions of topic suggestions email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's do this!
369: Breaking the Sugar Addiction with Danielle Daem
How many diets have you been on? How many times have you tried to ‘clean up your eating’ or ‘kick sugar’, only to find yourself back in the pantry with your face in a box of Oreos?
It’s frustrating, but as my guest, Danielle Daem says “Sugar addiction is NOT your fault. But it is your responsibility to heal.”
Danielle Daem is a Sugar Freedom Expert and somatic Embodiment Coach who is passionate about helping women heal their relationship with sugar and themselves so they can reclaim control over their health and energy once and for all!
In our conversation you’ll discover:
whether you are, indeed, a ‘sugar addict’
if you should give up sugar altogether, or have some in moderation
why most sugar detox programs don’t work for the long-term
Press play, and enjoy my conversation with Danielle Daem.
I’m so glad you’re here!
Get in touch with Danielle:
FREE 3 part “Kick Emotional Eating” Workshop Series: https://danielle-daem.mykajabi.com/stress-eating-series
369: I Know What to Do.... Why Am I Not Doing It?
If I had a nickel every time I heard someone tell me, "I know what to do... why am I not doing it?" Well, I'd have a lot of nickels.
Here's the thing: it sounds true, but it's a lie that's keeping you stuck. It's a convenient excuse that's keeping you comfortable.
Here's what I mean: You might KNOW the surface-level habits, tactics, and strategies. You know you should be going to bed earlier, working out more, skipping the wine, eating less, reducing carbs, not eating at night, etc.
But that's not the knowledge you're missing. That's the easy part. That's not the work you need to do.
I love workout plans and recipes as much as the next person, but that's rarely what's needed to make a lasting transformation.
What you need to learn is what's happening in your mind and in your heart. What are the stories? What are the patterns? What are the belief systems that you must overcome so that you can start creating a new story?
"I know what to do. Why am I not doing it?" is a convenient excuse that is keeping you stuck.
Join me for a bit of tough love as we dive right into this common phrase and belief that is keeping you exactly where you don't want to be.
367: Eating for Your Thyroid with Ginny Mahar
Have you, or someone you care about, ever been told by your doctor that everything is normal, even though you barely have enough energy to make it through the day?
Do you have an autoimmune condition and are not sure how you should be eating (or never told that what you eat even matters?)
Do you have dietary restrictions (either due to a health condition or a desire to take care of your health) and have trouble navigating restaurants and travel without feeling deprived?
Do you want to listen to an inspiring story?
If you answered YES to any of the above (for yourself or someone you care about), you’re going to LOVE my conversation with Ginny Mahar, the Hypothyroid Chef.
Here are some of the gems you’ll discover in this episode:
Why it is 100% possible to be on thyroid medication, with a normal TSH and have thyroid dysfunction
How to eat for autoimmune conditions (including Hashimotos)
Why you need to be an advocate for YOUR health and you need to TRUST yourself. If something feels off, it IS!
How to navigate travel and eating out when you have dietary restrictions
Ginny Mahar, FMCHC, is a thyroid health and cooking coach who teaches Thyroid Thrivers how to cook well, eat well, and live well so they can FEEL WELL. Ginny has a 20+ year background as a Cordon Bleu-trained chef, food writer, and cooking instructor, but her career took a turn after a Hashimoto's diagnosis in 2011.
Through her personal health transformation, she became a passionate thyroid advocate on a mission to empower and support others on their healing journeys. She hosts a group health coaching community called The Thrivers Club and works with clients one-on-one as a Functional Medicine Health Coach. Ginny shares thyroid-friendly recipes and lifestyle content on http://hypothyroidchef.com , and the Thyroid-healthy Bites Podcast.
Let’s dive in!
Travel friendly tips from Ginny: https://www.hypothyroidchef.com/blog/travel-friendly-foods-for-thyroid-thrivers
Ginny's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hypothyroidchef/
FVY Podcast: Thyroid and Your Metabolism: https://www.tanjashaw.com/fvy339/
Hashimotos's Protocol by Izabella Wentz: https://amzn.to/3MyJmFL
366: But... WHY is Your Cholesterol High? [A Functional Health Perspective on Heart Health]
Do you or someone you know have high cholesterol?
Were you simply prescribed a statin or told to limit your intake of cholesterol or saturated fat?
Are you trying so hard to take care of your health, but your blood chemistry shows otherwise?
Many of my podcasts focus on mindset, our beliefs, our energy, and being consistent. In this episode, we're diving into the SCIENCE.
I find it so FRUSTRATING that when you have high cholesterol, there is rarely any investigation into WHY these markers are high, with the exception of a recommendation to eat less fat and get a bit more exercise.
Are you curious about what really influences cholesterol levels and heart health?
Join me as I dive into the heart of health, science, and empowering YOU to become an advocate of your own health. You'll learn:
How high cholesterol is often a SYMPTOM of other dysfunction in the body, and what to look for to improve your cholesterol levels Why avoiding saturated fat and meat may not be the ultimate answer. The functional health perspective that goes beyond "one-size-fits-all" solutions. I'm so glad you're here. Thank you for being part of this incredible community of people who want to take charge of their health and well-being.
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365: Most People Have "Mindset" Wrong... Here's What You Need to Know
I get it, mindset talk is everywhere these days, but most people have it all wrong.
You've probably heard a thousand times that your mindset is crucial, but nobody really teaches you HOW to transform it. Coaches often throw inspirational quotes at you or say, "Just stay positive" or "Stick with it," leaving you with that nagging feeling of, "I need the right mindset, but how?"
These positive affirmations, like "just stick with it," might give you a temporary boost in motivation, but they're like a band-aid fix, leading to a never-ending cycle of ups and downs.
In this week's podcast, I break it down for you.
Changing your mindset isn't something that magically happens. It's an active process, and that's a WONDERFUL thing. It means that you can take steps to work on it every single day.
It involves unraveling those deep-rooted limiting beliefs and understanding those B.S. thoughts that get in your way. If you don't do this, you'll keep circling those same unhelpful patterns and habits.
How do we do this? It starts with slowing down and becoming aware of your thoughts and patterns. Be curious without judgment. And then, it's a process of learning how to have better conversations with yourself.
Join me on this week's podcast to dive into the actual HOW of changing your mindset. I share simple tools and strategies that I use personally, and with my clients, to create a powerful mindset shift.
In case you skip this episode, I want you to know this:
There's no destination where you'll always have the "right mindset." There's no permanent arrival point. But once you have the tools, you'll know how to shift your mindset. Don't beat yourself up if you have some rough thoughts – it doesn't mean you're doing it wrong.
Press play and let's work on untangling those beliefs and shifting that mindset together.
364: Success Leaves Clues: Building Your Best Self Operating Manual
When you hear the words "learning opportunity", what comes to mind? For me, its an euphenism for a failure or mistake.
"No, you didn't fail, you learned!"
"We learn from failure, not from success".
I do agree that failures and mistakes are opportunities to learn.
I do NOT agree that we don't learn from success.
I think that we can learn A LOT from success, and in podcast I share how to do it.
Recall a time in life (maybe it's right now) when things were working.
Maybe it's a time that you were feeling very committed to your health goals.
Maybe it was a time that following through on habits just felt easy.
A time you had more energy.
A time you consistently slept 8-9 hours a night like a baby kitten.
A time where you were very connected with your spouse and had a lot of fun with sex.
A time where you were just, well, feeling GOOD.
Then, press and join me on a simple process to create your 'best self operating system'.
Success leaves clues. Success is an EXCELLENT opportunity to learn.
Take a listen and let me know what you think!
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