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Q&A 16: Choosing Goals over Instant Gratification

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In today's episode we're answering a listener question about what strategies can be helpful when trying to choose your goals in the face of temptation. We are programmed to seek instant gratification over long-term progress and well being. Listen Now! Download Episode Listener Question: "Hi Elizabeth! I’m really enjoying your podcast and I’ve implemented a handful of the strategies you talk about. I’ve set some goals and identified a couple ...Read More

Episode 057: The Wrong Approach

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So many of us embrace the wrong approach to fat loss. We are enticed by detoxes, quick fixes, food lists, meals plans, etc and we don't ever really think about our anchor - what holds us back, what weighs us down and impedes our progress. The quick fix and food-centric approach often doesn't address the root of the problem and therefore isn't a viable solution! Listen Now! Download Episode Are ...Read More

Episode 056: Is Comparison Slowing Your Progress?

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In this episode we talk about how comparing ourselves to others can really impede progress. It can lead to paralysis and inaction or it can stroke our ego and prevent us from really striving for our full potential. We fall into this comparison trap when we compare our eating habits, our consistency, our bodies and our workouts to other people and really, nothing good can come from it! Listen Now! ...Read More

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How To Know If Food Isn’t Your Problem

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I have a hunch that food isn't your problem. Sure, over-eating or over-indulging might be. But that probably isn't a food problem...Let me explain... If I ask you, "what derails your fat loss progress?" you're likely to give me answers like: stress, social situations, lack of time and emotional eating. I know this because I've asked you and you've told me so. I know this because I get hundreds and ...Read More

Why Do We Settle?

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Last night I hosted a webinar to work with a very motivated group of people who are ready to achieve their fat loss goals &  have a healthy, balanced relationship with food free from deprivation, misery and obsession. It was AWESOME. We talked about one of my favorite quotes from the book The Motivation Manifesto and  how we can create our own personal freedom without willpower and obsession. "Why, having ...Read More

Episode 051: Hunger: False Hunger, Real Hunger and How to Respond Intelligently

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So many people struggle with hunger. They feel like they can't be successful in weight loss because they are constantly battling hunger. Some hunger is real. Some hunger is not. Today we're talking about how to know which you're experiencing and how to overcome it effortlessly. Listen Now! Download Episode The Problem: Your body can (and will) send false hunger signals. Hunger is hormonal biofeedback and is triggered when your body ...Read More

Episode 050: Do You Treat Weekends Like Vacation?

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In today's episode we're talking about the very common trap of treating weekends, holidays, dinners out or random Tuesday mornings like vacation. We create an exception, eat what we want and then beat ourselves up while getting frustrated with our lack of progress. Listen Now! Download Episode Problem: You cannot achieve a physical, emotional or mental transformation if you continue to embrace excuses. If you're always grabbing up any possible ...Read More

On Mindfulness & Accountability

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Yeah, you know, I'm human. I am admittedly not as strict with my eating as I was a year ago. Have I achieved all my goals? No. Would I make faster progress if I got back to what worked for me so well before? Abso-freaking-lutely. And I'm working on it. Here is what I know to be true: If I do what I was doing, I'll get what I was ...Read More