You are stuck, hopping on and off diets, and trying the latest one with a glimmer of hope that it will bring you the life of your dreams…the perfect partner and family, an awesome closet of clothes that look amazing on you, remarkable vacations that people only see on pinterest, a fulfilling career that lights you up, best girlfriends and an exciting social life…
I hate to break it to you but the diet is not going to get you there.
It’s actually just going to restrict good food and fun from your life, and leave you binge eating a pint of ice cream when you can’t handle it anymore.
So instead of a soul-sucking diet, you need to start soul-searching to help you figure out what activities, career, and relationships will fill your soul on a regular basis.
And that’s exactly what we do here on the Quit Dieting for Good podcast. We will dive into diet culture, intuitive eating, all forms of self-care, emotional eating, body image, and more through teachings from me, your health & lifestyle coach, and honest conversations with amazing women from around the world that have valuable nuggets of wisdom to share.
This episode is not what I had planned for today. Rather than go ahead with my regular recording schedule, I'm here to let you know that I'm going to be pressing pause on the show. This does not mean I'm closing my business! Intuitive eating is still the heart and soul of my practice, and I'll continue to see clients (and get ready to enroll more amazing women into my new membership program!).
However, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed in my life at the moment (more on that below), and the podcast was on the list of things I don't "have" to be investing time into right now. If you've been feeling a little frazzled yourself, let this be your invitation to take a deep breath and see what you might be able to press pause on in your own life.
Listen in to hear about:
Life Update: The Boys Life Update: Lack of Freedom Pressing Pause Focusing On Growth Throw-Back Episodes Top 10 Teaching Podcasts & Top 5 Interviews Get the full show notes here:
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Intuitive Eating & Spirituality with Holly Toronto
Holly Toronto is a body image coach and spiritual mentor who works with intuitive eating and spirituality. If you're curious, questioning, and or growing your own spirituality, this is a great episode for you! We discuss:
The Straw That Broke the Camel's Back Giving Herself Time to Heal Intuitive Eating & Spirituality The Power of Knowing That Bodies Are Not Objects Starting The Spiritual Journey Trusting Your Body As Your Guide You can find the full show notes here:
I'm on Instagram here: www.instagram.com/caitlinballhealth/
Connect with Holly here:
Free Body Gratitude Meditation: https://hollytorontocoaching.lpages.co/body-gratitude-meditation/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143221746427796
How Do I Stop Emotional Eating?
This past year had plenty of emotions, and navigating uncharted territory while dealing with lots of emotions can result in using food as coping mechanism. From boredom (hello quarantine!) to frustration to loneliness to feeling celebratory; if you use food to deal with an emotion, that's emotional eating. We all do it, and only we can decide if it's working for us or not.
On this episode, we'll dive in to:
Why Emotional Eating Isn't "Good" or "Bad" When It's NOT Emotional Eating 3 Tips For When It IS Emotional Eating Choosing the BEST Solution For Yourself And more! Plus, here are the links I reference in the show:
SHOW NOTES: www.caitlinball.com/2021/03/stop-emotional-eating/
DESERT EVERYDAY: www.caitlinball.com/2021/03/dessert-everyday/
FEEL YOUR FEELINGS: www.caitlinball.com/2019/03/episode-22-feel-your-feelings-instead-of-eating-them/
RELEASE RESTRICTIONS: www.caitlinball.com/2019/09/intuitive-eating-101-letting-go-restrictions/
Can I Eat Dessert Everyday?
Wondering if you can eat dessert everyday? Experiment! Try some different kinds of desserts (I recently tried Oreos again, and realized I don't love them that much). Have them in different settings (your coffee shop patio, in the tub, at the table). Indulge with different people (your kids, while on the phone with your best friend, with your husband).
What felt good? What did you enjoy most?
At the end of the day, only you know what is right for you. You don't need to work off of some sense of "good" or "bad", and you don't need to get outside approval. This is a fun chance to get to know more about yourself and your body!
Resources & Links Mentioned:
Show Notes: www.caitlinball.com/2021/03/dessert-everyday/
Free, on-demand training to help you ditch food guilt and shame and feel free: www.caitlinball.com/training
For those who might be wondering if they have a sugar addiction: www.caitlinball.com/2018/12/episode-11-are-you-addicted-to-sugar/
"Bouncing Back" After Having a Baby
So....my body isn't exactly "bouncing back" to what it was pre-baby. And you know what? That's okay! Part of my intuitive eating practice right now is really learning how to love and appreciate my body as it is. That's an ever-evolving journey, and I wanted to give you a sneak peak into how it's going. I also want to be honest about the reality that this is an adjustment, and there are struggles. I'm so glad this is a safe place to dive into those!
We'll talk about:
Not Weighing or Measuring Myself Bringing Whole Food Into Our Home Sleeping When Tanner Sleeps Decreasing Caffeine Increasing Movement Practicing Body Gratitude And more! SHOW NOTES: www.caitlinball.com/2021/03/bouncing-back-after-baby/
Post-Partum Gentle Nutrition with Jaren Soloff
Today, I’m sharing an interview with lactation consultant, registered dietician, and author Jaren Soloff. Her book, The Postnatal Cookbook, offers simple and nutritious recipes that really encompass a post-partum, gentle nutrition approach. This interview has so much valuable information for expecting moms, new moms, and honestly….pretty much any mom or caretaker out there!
Listen in to hear about:
Eating Disorders & Women’s Health Vulnerable Times Post-Partum Gentle Nutrition How to Take Dieting Off the Table Post-Partum Cravings The Postnatal Cookbook Children as a Mirror And more! Full show notes: https://caitlinball.com/2021/03/post-partum-gentle-nutrition/
Clear, relatable, and helpful!
She is very down to earth, transparent and vulnerable, and relatable, sharing her own real struggles and how to approach them through a healthy lens. It’s very helpful to hear from an expert who also struggles with body image at times.
Tired of constantly dieting?
This is a great podcast to trash the diet. Such a relief to hear Caitlin support body love and switch the diet mindset from restriction to enjoying life. A must for anyone who has food guilt.
Hi! So I’m here for self care! My therapist actually sent me your list of self care suggestions and from there I’m listening to episode 100! I’m taking your challenge of adding 2-3 self care things into my daily life!