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A Podcast You Can Safely Binge to Lose Weight

Binge on This Michelle Hastie Thompson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A Podcast You Can Safely Binge to Lose Weight

    Jennifer Degen from MindBodyAwareness.Net

    Jennifer Degen from MindBodyAwareness.Net

    In today's episode of Binge on This, I am joined by yoga teacher and somatic coach Jennifer Degen. Jennifer has been a teacher for The Om Institute for a while and has beautiful calming energy coupled with fierce knowledge and expertise on all things mindfulness. We chat about all things mindfulness, somatic coaching, yoga, mindfulness, and how it relates to food, weight, and life.Learn more about Jennifer at https://mindbodyawareness.net/

    • 27 min
    How to Avoid Plateaus When Losing Weight

    How to Avoid Plateaus When Losing Weight

    How to Avoid Plateaus
    When you are trying to find your ideal weight there comes a time (when you do things in the traditional manner) where you often hit a plateau. And typically a pause like this feels like a very bad thing.
    I talk about this a lot with my co-host of Girls Throw Too who grew up like me, moving very fast, leaving little to no chance for pause. I remind her that having space between questions and answers allows a listener to enjoy the podcast more. Even if it feels scary to have some quiet.
    Plateaus are a convenient way to market to people that they need to fix more (and eventually buy more). They say…
    “The scale stopped moving? Time to work harder, sacrifice more, bust through that plateau!”
    In reality, if our results are stalled it could mean a number of things:
    .... Our external work is slowing down so our internal work can process through.
    … We are sacrificing too much and setting up an unsustainable life that makes us unhappy at the moment.
    …. We are meant to focus somewhere else for a while.
    And everything in between!
    So what do we do??
    One of the main gifts I feel blessed to help clients with is designing a life that truly serves them in the moment on their path to receive their deepest desires.
    Clients desperately want to get excess weight off their bodies and finally live a life free of the battle with weight and food
    They want a life of ease. This doesn't mean they want to do nothing. It’s actually quite the opposite as I tend to work with overachievers.
    They still want to put forth effort in their bodies, they just don’t want to wake up every day and go to battle with so little to show for their scars.
    So they either give up from time to time (mostly out of pure exhaustion) or they continue pushing forward convincing themselves the sacrifice will eventually pay off.
    The plateau is interpreted as a threat when really it’s the biggest gift you could ever receive. It’s an excuse to pause
    It feels like the last thing in the world you’d ever want to do is pause. Had I not lost weight injured on the couch I never would have believed that my path to losing weight was to do less.
    If I hadn’t received clients and sales in the times I wasn’t trying I never would have believed that I should stop doing sales calls and “dialing for dollars”.
    All that effort comforted me. It made me feel like I was “doing something” to achieve my goals. I could tell everyone what I was doing and they could give me pride and agree with my own confusion as to why I wasn't more successful.
    But life always felt like a battlefield. It felt like extreme effort every single day. It felt like I was working SO hard for so little. And as I went to sleep each night I would ask myself, “is it ever going to get easier?”
    Now I get to live that life of ease and help others do the same. The concept of plateaus doesn’t exist in my life because I am not trying to aggressively push towards a goal. I merely state some of my dreams and allow the rest to fall into place.
    I still make an effort and I still work. But all of it is intuitive and intentional. None of it is to check off my “I worked hard” box anymore. 
    If you would like to receive your ideal body while maintaining a sense of ease I would be honored to guide you on that journey.
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    • 18 min
    How Joanna Went From a size 12 to a size 4 while still eating pizza and snickers...

    How Joanna Went From a size 12 to a size 4 while still eating pizza and snickers...

    In today's episode, I interviewed my client Joanna who I worked with several years ago!From a size 12 to a size 4 while still eating pizza and snickers...
    Joanna will discuss how she has been living free in her body after working the lighten-up program over 3 years ago!
    I asked Joanna to join me to update us on how she's been doing since she did the lighten-up program several years ago and she shared all that she has been doing since.
    Get to know me: Apply for your very own weight & food breakthrough session: https://tinyurl.com/omibreakthroughListen to my podcast: https://theominstitute.app/m/podcast/Follow me on social media – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube.Work with me:Want to inquire more about my unique and proven 4 phase weight and food program? https://theominstitute.app/f/1385/s/apply-for-wl-support/

    • 40 min
    Living in the Weight Loss Extremes Breakthrough Session With Sarah

    Living in the Weight Loss Extremes Breakthrough Session With Sarah

    Today's weight and food breakthrough session is with Sarah. We discussed her lifelong battle with weight and food. Sarah mentions that she finds herself "not trying" to lose weight in between dieting bouts. She feels guilt for not putting more effort into losing weight but when she sets up a routine for herself she just can't seem to follow it.She said that she is the type of person that lives in extremes. She's either following a plan and being "good" or doing nothing at all. She wants to live in that grey but doesn't see how.
    We discussed how to fix this so she actually implements all the things she wants to live a fulfilling and authentic life in her ideal body. And it's counter to what the rest of the world says.
    Get to know me: Apply for your very own weight & food breakthrough session: https://tinyurl.com/omibreakthroughListen to my podcast: https://theominstitute.app/m/podcast/Follow me on social media – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube.Work with me:Want to inquire more about my unique and proven 4 phase weight and food program? https://theominstitute.app/f/1385/s/apply-for-wl-support/

    • 58 min
    Struggling To Stick to A Weight Loss Plan? Weight Breakthrough Session with Priyanka

    Struggling To Stick to A Weight Loss Plan? Weight Breakthrough Session with Priyanka

    Today's weight and food breakthrough session is with Priyanka. After the birth of her first child, she struggled with her weight. She has tried intermittent fasting, Beachbody, and looks to apps like Noom and myfitnesspal for her advice. She said the common saying, "I know what to do, I just don't do it"By the end of the session she no longer believed that...We discussed:
    What her body might want if she ignored outside adviceThe real reason she is overeatingHow to navigate the "I want to workout but then I give excuses not to do it" challengeAnd how to allow weight to happen effortlesslyGet to know me: Apply for your very own weight & food breakthrough session: https://tinyurl.com/omibreakthroughListen to my podcast: https://theominstitute.app/m/podcast/Follow me on social media – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube.Work with me:Want to inquire more about my unique and proven 4 phase weight and food program? https://theominstitute.app/f/1385/s/apply-for-wl-support/

    • 42 min
    How Ellie Went From Weight Gain to Weight Loss

    How Ellie Went From Weight Gain to Weight Loss

    In today's episode, I interviewed my client Ellie who just completed her work with me.Ellie talks about her journey from battling weight, food, and exercise to living her dream. She doesn't worry about food, weight, or exercise and the weight is effortlessly falling off her body.She talks about:- Her fears when she started this work to lose weight without dieting.-  What she did when her body wasn't losing weight even when she was following the program.- Her words of wisdom if you are contemplating starting a journey with your body and food- Her advice if you are just starting out and feeling scared of the unknown with this approach to weight and food.Get to know me: Apply for your very own weight & food breakthrough session: https://tinyurl.com/omibreakthroughListen to my podcast: https://theominstitute.app/m/podcast/Follow me on social media – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube.Work with me:Want to inquire more about my unique and proven 4 phase weight and food program? https://theominstitute.app/f/1385/s/apply-for-wl-support/

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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This Podcast is a Must-Listen!

Michelle’s take on weight loss is completely unique. Not only does it make so much sense, but it works! And, it works without crazy diets and deprivation. Run, don’t walk, to listen to what she has to say! Your body will thank you for it! 😁🙌

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Michelle's programs and books are a literal life-changer. People throw that expression around but it's becuase of her I have gone from a unhappy plus size down to a size 4. Sizes don't really matter to me personally anymore but it is how we gage a measure of success in weight loss goals. I have been able to shed copious amounts of weight without dieting which are not sustainable. More importantly, I have a real freedom in life now, not just with food and eating, but in every area. I used to hate exercise because it became a negative, punitive and exhausting association for me. That has been healed and I now feel it's far more easy and rewarding than I ever thought possible. Thank you Michelle. I am eternally grateful for your wisdom, guidance and for being a rare voice of sanity in this diet-filled world.

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