Episode 178: 5 Keys to Real Weight Loss

Episode 178: 5 Keys to Real Weight Loss

Weight loss can be tough but especially for working moms. Tough, not impossible. In this episode, I am sharing 5 strategies that I have found to be key to my weight loss journey and really these are applicable to any big lifestyle goals that you have for your life.

Over the course of my adult life, I have been on the weight loss roller coaster. This last year, my health focus was on stress management and getting good sleep. Not watching my weight. It caused me to gain 30 lbs and that was effecting me so bad that I needed to make it a priority. I tried so many different programs and products over the years. Some worked and many didn’t. Then I heard someone say “What you do to lose the weight, you better be prepared to do to keep it off.” That made sense to me…..if it brought results. That someone was Amanda Nighbert and she is the creator of the Lean program. I decided to give her program a try because I was done with fad diets and ready to really learn how to fuel my body with whole food nutrition and lose the weight in a way that is sustainable. Guess what? It worked!

The Lean program takes place over 7 weeks and focuses on intermittent fasting, carb cycling, and behavior changes. I loved my results so much from the first 7 weeks, I have started a second round and have partnered with Amanda to tell others about her program. Just to be clear, when I say that I have partnered with her, it means that if anyone decides to give the program a try on my recommendation, then I get a kickback. That isn’t the reason that I am sharing this with you.

A few weeks back we were talking about health goals in our Facebook group. The vast majority of you told me that your number one health goal was weight loss. If I found something that works for me in this area even when I am working late, traveling, and taking care of everything there is to do I can still stick to this program and see results toward my weight loss goals.

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So, here are the 5 strategies I have learned doing this program.  Whether you do the program or not, I think these will really help you.

  1. Know your triggers for making not great choices.  You might have more than one. As you are discovering them, don’t feel like you need to fix them all.  The first step is being aware of what the triggers are, then why they are the triggers. I am not normally a big fan of looking behind into the why we do the things we do.  But in this case, I have found it really helpful for seeing the situation for what it is.

  2. Give yourself limits.  If you listened to last week, then you know what I’m talking about, and I totally used it for my weight loss. This program isn’t just about nutrition, but also about exercise.  We are given three different workouts to choose from. Modified, beginner, or advanced.  I’ll be honest. When I started the 7-week program in January, I wasn’t interested in the workouts.  I just needed to get my eating under control. But as I neared the end of my 7 weeks and I was feeling so much better, I wanted to workout.  But life is still life. I might want to work out, but that doesn’t mean I always have the energy, so I gave myself permission to skip 3 workouts a week.  Now I have started my second 7 week round and I have given myself permission to just miss 2.

  3. Knowing what to do and doing it are two very different things.  There is a lot of information out there on weight loss and I have done just about every program out there. So, it’s not a matter of “knowing what to do”. It comes down to actually doing it.

  4. Sometimes our will can be strong in standing in our own way. While going through this journey I have realized that I have an inner toddler. If you have a toddler (or can remember that stage) then you know what I am talking about. Trying to get a toddler to do something that they don’t want to do is a challenge. They throw a fit, blow things out of proportion, and find very creative ways not to do what they are supposed to do. I do the same thing with drinking water. I know I need to. It’s key to weight loss, but I struggle with this for no other reason than my own will. I see this in other areas of my life. But I have to remember, the toddler is not in control. They don’t get to call the shots.

  5. Honesty is the best policy.  Especially with ourselves. Yep, I tell half-truths to myself. And if I believe anything but the truth it will lead to frustration with my results. Not logging everything that goes in my mouth, not putting forth the best effort during my workouts, and adding coffee to my water count are all working against my weight loss goals. But because I am doing other things that are great, I feel like my results should be great. And if they are not, I get discouraged. But there is a truth and if I am honest with myself, I can see it. Personal accountability and humility are key components to success in all areas of life.

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Episode 175: Strategies to Actually Hit Your Health Goals with Lindsay Young

Episode 175: Strategies to Actually Hit Your Health Goals with Lindsay Young

How are you doing on your health goals that you set at the new year? In this episode, you will learn some practical strategies on how you can stay motivated and actually achieve your goals. Our guest is Lindsay Young from Lindsay Lives Well.

About Our Guest

Lindsay Young is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist living in sunny Southern California. She’s a wife, mama of 3, food enthusiast, and embracer of imperfection. Lindsay specializes in helping busy women develop a nutrition and lifestyle plan that fits into their real life, so they can gain health without losing their minds.

She believes eating healthy can be simple, beautiful, and easy. Lindsay’s approach to wellness focuses on real food in a real-life context, helping her clients develop a modern approach to a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable and joyful, in their homes and out in the real world. She believes living well can mean eating chocolate and enjoying happy hour, learning to trust your body, and embracing food freedom.

Lindsay has been working in health and fitness since 2004 and started her company, Lindsay Lives Well, in 2016. She loves hanging out on Instagram @lindsay.lives.well and in her private Facebook group, Busy Ladies Live Well, spreading the good news about living well and fostering supportive relationships with likeminded ladies. You can learn more about her story and offerings over at www.lindsayliveswell.com

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How to Set Health Goals You’ll Actually Achieve

  • What does it look like to set realistic goals?

  • What keeps us from following through on our health goals?

  • Why do we think we want to achieve a goal and then lose motivation?

  • How can we stay motivated to reach our health goals?

  • How can we do things differently to achieve success instead of making the same resolutions and goals year after year?

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Episode 126: Gain Health Without Losing Your Mind with Lindsay Young

Episode 126: Gain Health Without Losing Your Mind with Lindsay Young

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A balanced life starts with a balanced meal. That’s right, today we are talking about how to eat the food we love while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Joining me today is one of my favorite guests from the past. Lindsay Young and I first met on Instagram, of all places, but her message just clicked with me. Not only are her images beautiful, but she posts everything with balance and grace in mind. Lindsay is active in our Facebook and Your Life Rocks Membership group, and her philosophy on food and wellness fits so well with what we are all about at Your Life Rocks. I am excited to talk all about Lindsay’s Food Freedom Lifestyle with you today! 

About our guest

First, a little more about Lindsay: Lindsay Young is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist on a mission to help mamas like herself find wellness and freedom through food. Lindsay knows that we are busy, so we need a plan that is going to fit into real life. Eating healthy can be simple, beautiful, and easy. When Lindsay isn’t helping clients, she is living it up in Southern California with her husband and 3 kiddos. She is ready to embrace imperfection and pursue wellness, and I know I am incredibly fortunate to have her back on the show today. 

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Lindsay and I are going to discuss what it actually means to live out the Food Freedom Lifestyle. It turns out that all it takes is a few simple mindset shifts to successfully create a healthy lifestyle. We, as Christians, are called to a high standard of living, but that high standard does not mean perfection. Instead of pursuing targeted health goals, Lindsay helps her clients change their overall approach to health and wellness. You are going to have a few easy, small steps that you can take towards an overall healthier lifestyle. 

In addition to her wellness philosophy, Lindsay will also share her thoughts on diet plans, the emotional impact of food, and how we can stand strong in spite of the messages the world sends us about our bodies. Food can easily become an idol, but luckily, knowledge is power! When we have both a head knowledge and a heart knowledge about what will be best for us, we can pursue this healthy lifestyle. Lindsay shared this scripture with us today that I feel encapsulates these ideals perfectly. 

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Philippians 1:9-11 “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.”

Lindsay’s 5 Tips for Food Freedom

  1. Shift your focus to what you want to include on your plate

  2. Drink ½ your body weight in ounces every day.

  3. Avoid sugar, refined carbohydrates, and hydrogenated oils.

  4. Eat REAL FOOD.

  5. Surprise–Chew your food!

 

Resources:

You Are What You Love: The Power of Spiritual Habit by James K.A. Smith

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If you want to immediately feel better in your body, drink water.

— Lindsay Young

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Episode 99: {Health} Combating Stress with Nutrition with Rebekah Fedrowitz

Episode 99: {Health} Combating Stress with Nutrition with Rebekah Fedrowitz

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Good health is something that we are all after.  There is a lot of information out there on what that means and how to achieve it.  But what if the stress in your life is undercutting your efforts?  In this episode, we chat with holistic nutritionist Rebekah Fedrowitz, about what stress does in our bodies and how we can use food to combat things like PMS, food sensitivities, digestive issues, sleep, and weight loss.  Get your learning caps on, because she really delivers for us!  She herself is a working Christian mom and totally gets our struggle.

About our guest

Rebekah Fedrowitz is a board-certified holistic nutritionist, the founder of You Are Well, and mom to an energetic toddler.  She is passionate about helping women find hope and direction as they navigate the overwhelming world of health for themselves and their families.  Through her virtual wellness company, You Are Well, Rebekah teaches principles that can be applied to the way we eat, think, and live to positively impact both short-term and long-term health.  She does this through practical education that can easily be applied to a multitude of lifestyles.

Rebekah started her career in the health and wellness industry in 2005.  She has had the opportunity to impact the health of individuals all over the country through private consulting, group programs, and health-based cooking classes. 

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Website: http://youarewellhealth.com

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