Are you ready to shed your excess weight AND your struggle with food and eating without diets and deprivation? Listen to the Weight Loss for Foodies podcast and learn how to dump the diet mindset and have a peaceful relationship with food and eating while losing weight. You'll learn how to eat consciously and end emotional eating so you can enjoy the foods you love while permanently losing your desire to overeat along with any excess weight. Ditch the diet and join Shari Broder on what can be your final weight loss journey and lose the weight for good. Hop on the path and subscribe now. Learn more at https://sharibroder.com/wlff-podcast/
EP. #183: Why inspiration won't get you to your weight goal, and what will
Do you get derailed from your efforts to lose weight because you lose your inspiration? How do you stay on track long enough to get results?
So often, people ask me how to stay inspired to eat right and lose weight.
Many people believe that inspiration is what you need to be successful, but that’s a fallacy.
Sure, inspiration is great! It feels good, and it makes doing certain things easier.
For a little while.
The problem is that you CAN’T stay inspired for very long, no matter how well things are going.
Maybe you can stay inspired to do something for a week or a month, but if you want to lose weight and keep it off, that won’t get you there.
That’s exactly why diets fail. Because when you start a new diet, you’re excited by the newness of it and the hope that this diet will be different.
But when you start to get weary of the stress of food restriction, your inspiration leaves, and so does your adherence to the diet.
Establishing positive, healthy eating habits is the secret to success.
Because once you establish good habits, staying on track is effortless most of the time.
Inspiration really is more of an emotion, and our emotions are fleeting.
We simply can’t be inspired all the time.
So when your inspiration tank runs out, how do you stay on track?
How do you lose weight and keep it off?
Tune in to learn why you can’t depend on inspiration to get you to your goals, but what really does work!
If the habit you want to change is emotional eating, check out my free video masterclass, kick your emotional eating habit for good. You can find it on my website or in the show notes.
Is it important to exercise to lose weight?
Is exercising easier for you than managing your eating, but it isn’t producing the results you want?
Do you exercise like crazy to make up for overeating?
Do you hate exercise and avoid it like the plague?
Unless you’re training for a half-marathon or something else intense, exercise alone isn’t going to get you to your weight goals.
Are you surprised to hear that? While you can lose some weight through exercise, it doesn’t make up for bad eating habits.
It takes a lot less time to eat less than to exercise more!
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise.
To be truly healthy, exercise is essential, regardless of how much you weigh.
But if you expect it to make you thin, you likely will be disappointed.
Tune in and learn the role of exercise in weight loss, some benefits of exercise you may not know about, and how to fit it into a healthy lifestyle.
Weight Loss for Foodies is now available as an online, self-paced course without coaching. You’ll learn even more than what I discuss in the podcast, and can download worksheets to practice what you’re learning and guided audio practices. Learn more and sign up at my website, sharibroder.com
EP. #181: Why Self-Objectification is Harmful and How to Stop It
I think women spend way too much time and energy trying to meet some societal standard for how we should look, and this confirms patriarchal ideas that what women look like is the most important thing about us. In this episode, I’m talking about how we unknowingly do things that perpetuate this problem and what you can do to change that.
I’m not blaming you.
I think many people are unaware of how their behavior on social media and elsewhere contributes to or exacerbates a problem we didn’t create.
The problem of viewing women as objects to admire for their appearance has persisted for a very long time. In 1792, Mary Wollestonecraft wrote, “Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman’s scepter, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.”
The problem of focusing on our appearance is in some ways worse than ever, now that we spend so much time on social media and are constantly comparing ourselves with others.
Not only is a lot of womens’ valuable time and energy spent trying to make our bodies look a certain way, it's hurting us psychologically AND physically. Think about the time you waste fretting about your appearance.
Think of how you could put that time to good use!
Listen to learn what self-objectification is, how it harms both the women who objectify themselves and the ones who see their self-objectifying photos, and what you can do to stop or reduce it.
To learn how to have a peaceful relationship with food and eating, check out the free resources on my website.
EP. #180: Truth Versus Myths About Boosting Metabolism for Weight Loss
Are you curious about whether those ads claiming you can miraculously lose weight effortlessly by boosting your metabolism are true? You’ve probably seen some of the ads that say things like this:
Lose 30 pounds in 30 days (or fewer days). Boost your metabolism and lose weight while eating all the food you want! To lose weight permanently, all you have to do is take this pill. This amazing coffee diet will boost your metabolism & melt the fat off you effortlessly! Is this really true? Can you really lose 30 pounds in 30 days?
Spoiler alert: Any promise of miraculous weight loss is not true.
There is no magic way to lose weight.
You cannot eat all the food you want whenever you want it and still lose weight.
Any products promising unbelievably fast weight loss are a scam, and are very likely dangerous.
Even if you did lose weight, you’d almost certainly gain it back after you stopped using the product.
In this episode, we talk about:
whether there are “fat burners” that cause your body to burn fat faster why it’s hard to increase your metabolism whether there is anything you can do to speed it up why dieting permanently slows down your metabolism If you want to try a system that will not only work, but it will help you make peace with food and eating, which I personally think is even more instrumental in your future happiness than losing weight, check out the free resources on my website, https://sharibroder.com/free-resources/ and keep listening to the Weight Loss for Foodies podcast.
EP. #179: How to Defuse Thoughts that Keep You Stuck
Does your brain make lots of excuses for you to eat when you aren’t hungry, undermining your weight loss efforts? Excuses like: “I had a hard day and deserve this,” or,
“I’ve been so good all day.”
We talk about thoughts a lot in this podcast.
Some thoughts are happy and some aren’t.
Some are helpful, and some aren’t.
But the fact is that they’re just thoughts.
And there are two things that thoughts aren’t:
Who we are. We aren’t our thoughts. We’re the observers of our thoughts. Always true. We tend to assume that our thoughts are true. Most of us fully buy into what our thoughts are telling us, and we let them run around our minds like a toddler with a knife.
Do you let your thoughts direct your actions and choices without really questioning them?
If you have thoughts that seem to sabotage your efforts, stay tuned to learn how you can “defuse” those unhelpful thoughts and make choices that help you achieve your weight goals!
By the way, it’s the fourth anniversary of this podcast! If you’ve been enjoying it, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.
EP. #178: 4 Steps for Managing Food Cravings
Do you often get the urge to eat when you aren’t hungry? Do you find yourself regularly having cravings for certain foods?
The inability to manage cravings can be the downfall of the best efforts of many who want to lose weight.
But why is it such a problem? And what can you do about it so you don’t routinely overeat and gain weight?
Before you judge yourself too harshly for having cravings, craving food and eating when you’re hungry is a normal human thing.
The problem arises when you regularly have cravings for certain foods when you aren’t hungry, and let the urges be in the driver’s seat.
Tune in to learn the three main causes of cravings AND four things you can do to reduce, manage or eliminate those cravings.
Using these four strategies when you have a craving will help you establish positive eating habits that will allow you to enjoy the foods you love without overeating them.
Check out the free resources on my website to inspire you to make those positive changes.
The Wholistic Solution
I’ve listened to Shari Broder’s Weightloss for Foodies podcast for at least three years, as well as worked with her as a coach in a group format, in addition to her free Ditch The Diet Facebook group part of that time. Shari has the goods on losing weight and keeping it off in a wholistic, mind-body way.
She teaches principles that are applicable to all of life: having an abundance mindset vs. a scarcity attitude about food. She has taught me how to listen to my bodily cues, and the big deal of catching and stopping emotional eating. I’ve worked with therapists over the scarcity and abundance issue with sugar. I know the origins in childhood. But, no one taught me the cognitive behavioral approach, which is the game changer.
Plus, you don’t have to give up foods. You eat what you want, when you want, but you learn to do it mindfully. You learn how to sense your innate body wisdom of when it is slightly full and truly hungry and ready to eat. The Weightloss for Foodies method Shari teaches goes beyond intuitive eating, by giving you some metrics, *so to speak,* to judge when and how to feed your body the good stuff that will help you thrive (again, no rules, counting, fasting, yada, yada,) and also the once forbidden foods eaten in moderation.
Believe me. For decades, I thought I was addicted to sugar, that I couldn’t have it around me without devouring in embarrassing excess. Weightloss for Foodies has given me food freedom. It is empowering. Subscribe to this podcast. It’s the real deal.
Warm words of wisdom
I value this podcast very much. Shari’s advice is so helpful. She makes so much sense and I am always glad I spent the time to listen.
Great advice for food relationship
Shari provides great advice for how to think about your relationship with food. Her first 20 or so podcasts lay out fundamental principles that will help one learn to enjoy food without guilt and without the unhealthy obsession with food that can lead to weight gain and digestive issues. It’s so generous of her to provide this content for free because it’s valuable advice.