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Do you know anyone who went on a diet, lost weight, but regained it? Nah, me, either. PODSNACKS/Art of the Diet is the weekly podcast of my blog, www.artofthediet.com, a mix of tips and strategies from one who FINALLY has maintained a significant weight loss for 9+ years. If I can do it, so can you--so let's do it together. Think of it as online support for this lifetime challenge-- no fee, meeting, or weigh-in-- just practical ways to keep focus, hope & humor and, oh, yes--a touch of humility.

PODSNACKS/Art of the Diet Pat Coakley-Writer/Photographer/Blogger

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Do you know anyone who went on a diet, lost weight, but regained it? Nah, me, either. PODSNACKS/Art of the Diet is the weekly podcast of my blog, www.artofthediet.com, a mix of tips and strategies from one who FINALLY has maintained a significant weight loss for 9+ years. If I can do it, so can you--so let's do it together. Think of it as online support for this lifetime challenge-- no fee, meeting, or weigh-in-- just practical ways to keep focus, hope & humor and, oh, yes--a touch of humility.

    Art of the Diet with Claude Monet

    Art of the Diet with Claude Monet

    Claude Monet inspired this month’s podcast about the Art of the Diet. He inspired it not for his fitness regime or low-fat recipes because both those concerns did not appear to be on his mind at all. But, what does impress is the care and attention he gave to food and its preparation as well as presentation. These aspects can energize a weight maintenance program. www.artofthediet.com

    • 30 min
    What's Next on the Fun Agenda?

    What's Next on the Fun Agenda?

    What’s Next on The Fun Agenda? 2020 begins with a cartoon question that I saw recently on an artist’s Instagram account. His character answered it by simply stating “Abstinence”. I laughed out loud as this character looked like he had abused every illegal substance available. After the holidays, don’t we all feel this way? 2020, I am focusing on artists who have tackled food, glorious food and food issues not so glorious in their art and that have resonated with my own issues. www.artofthediet.

    • 37 min
    The Keep it Simple Diet

    The Keep it Simple Diet

    Most people who have maintained a significant weight loss for many years are often asked: "What diet do you recommend?". My most recent answer is the subject of this month's podcast: I recommend "The Keep It Simple" Diet and it involves three tweaks of behavior not entire renovations.

    • 21 min
    Secret to Weight Control: Hide the Marshmallows.

    Secret to Weight Control: Hide the Marshmallows.

    Lately, my will power has been tapped out by too many challenges. So, this month I focus on an article by Dr. Jerome Groopman in The New Yorker, who takes a look at what science can tell us about will power. In essence? If we rearrange our choices and bypass will power we are more successful. In other words, if you hide the marshmallows you are less likely to eat them. Game On. www.artofthediet.com
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    • 24 min
    Art of the Diet is a Skillful Plan- PODSNACKS Art of the Diet 170

    Art of the Diet is a Skillful Plan- PODSNACKS Art of the Diet 170

    www.artofthediet.com I named this podcast “Art of the Diet” five years ago because maintaining a significant weight loss for years is not just a matter of facts and science, it is an art that needs a skillful plan in order to succeed. Just like war. There is a striking similarity, in fact, between waging war in the late 6th Century BC and maintaining a significant weight loss in 2019.

    • 26 min
    That Man Has a Serious Weight Problem.

    That Man Has a Serious Weight Problem.

    “That Man Has a Serious Weight Problem”. A quote from the current President of the United States about a man with a loud voice in his NH campaign rally he (POTUS) thought was protesting rather than adoring his presence. Man was ejected but turns out wasn’t protesting but lovin’ his man. What this story and others tells us about men and women having weight issues in the US of A. www.artofthediet.com

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

gardenzzz ,

really interesting

This is a very different and interesting podcast. Pat has an engaging manner and a wide range of interests. I'm glad I found her.

A Big Loser! ,

Excellent!

I am so thankful to have heard of Pat's podcast through an interview that she did with another podcaster. I started it from the beginning and it is unique, as she takes a different approach than many others on the topic. Her testimony is one that came right on time as I am facing similar circumstance now that prompted her to overcome decades of yoyo dieting. Thanks Pat for sharing!

jkbnp ,

Disappointed.

I had hoped for more than a platform for her political views. Look elsewhere if you are hoping for encouragement with your weight loss journey.

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