If you are a woman in midlife who is unhappy with her weight, and yet finds it impossible to stick to a diet, to eat less, or just what you know you should, this podcast is for you.

Listen in to learn how to stop overeating, lose weight for the last time and create a relationship with food that you love. All without diet deprivation and self-sabotage.

Discover how to…

- reduce your hunger for food

- become the boss of your food brain so that it is easier to make healthier food choices that take you close to your weight goals

- manage your mind so that you do not desire food so much or feel deprived

- end emotional eating

- put yourself first without taking anyway away from your work or relationships

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#155 When you're not making the progress you want

In this episode we delve into common obstacles and challenges faced during weight loss journeys. We talk about the interconnectedness of thoughts, feelings, and actions, offering insights on overcoming weight loss hurdles by addressing circumstantial, thought, feeling, action/inaction, and result-based problems. Listen in to help yourself more easily navigate your weight loss journey by applying these concepts.

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#154 Daily habits for lifelong weight management

On this episode we explore sustainable strategies for lifelong weight management. We delve into the relationship between our daily habits, mindset, and long-term wellness goals. 

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#153 All food and drink allowed

It makes me so sad that we’re so used to being told what we can and cannot have by the diet industry that we’ve been left confused and uncertain about our food choices, constantly checking in with ourselves or others to consider what we’re ‘allowed' to eat. We’ve totally disempowered ourselves around our food choices and live in fear of doing it wrong, in find ourselves rebelling against ourselves.

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#152 Managing your weight for life

I have a bonus episode for you today. The winter 2024 weight mindset coaching experience has been taking place this week. And we just had a class all about making your next weight loss journey your last one. We talk about the mindset to help you do just that in the first part of the class and then for the second part of the class I tell you about the Lose Weight. Live Life. Academy membership including walking you through the 3-month Food 4 thought programme that starts next week.

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#151 Getting More from 2024

So, what are your goals and dreams and desires for 2024. What would you love for yourself and your life? That’s what we explore in this podcast episode through looking at ten ways you can ‘Get More from 2024'.

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#150 Christmas Thought Errors Revisited

Consider this: the tendency for weight gain during the festive season is less about the abundance of holiday feasts and more about our personal mindsets, beliefs, and thoughts surrounding Christmas. The real culprits behind holiday overindulgence are our perceptions of Christmas festivities, the foods we encounter, and the social interactions we engage in, as well as our year-round outlook on life.

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#149 Christmas Overwhelm Revisited

In today's episode, we delve into a familiar yet challenging emotion: overwhelm. As we approach this busy time of year, the feeling of being overwhelmed becomes almost a constant companion for many of us.

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#148 Festive Eating Food Choices and Decisions

In today's episode, we're diving into how you can make festive eating and drinking choices that your future self will thank you for. It’s time to rethink the notion that a great Christmas means overeating and overindulging. You'll learn a lot by examining your relationship with food and drink during this season, observing your habitual tendencies, and being open to making changes. 

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#147 Beyond The Feast: Unwrapping Your Values This Festive Season

Listen in to this episode with a bonus. In addition to sharing some hints and tips about how to NOT gain weight in December, you get the opportunity to listen in to one of our weekly academy Coaching Q&A calls, where I talk about all things snacking, resistance to meal planning and diet mentality.

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#146 How To Not Gain Weight in December

Listen in to this episode with a bonus. In addition to sharing some hints and tips about how to NOT gain weight in December, you get the opportunity to listen in to one of our weekly academy Coaching Q&A calls, where I talk about all things snacking, resistance to meal planning and diet mentality.

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#145 Weight Management Tools

In the podcast episode on weight management, you're welcomed to a deep dive into the complexities of weight loss journeys, specifically for women in midlife. I discuss how both easy and difficult phases are a normal part of your weight loss journey and share how the Lose Weight. Live Life. Academy offers tools and skills to navigate these phases effectively.

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#144 Ending Your Year With Impact

This episode is designed to inspire and equip you with the tools and mindset to end your year with impactful changes, focusing on one habit at a time and utilising personalised strategies tailored to your lifestyle and goals.

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#143 Unnecessary Suffering

In this episode, we explore how we humans have a tendency to amplify our own suffering without realising it. We explore the spectrum of emotions and how they contribute to self-inflicted pain, emphasising the importance of acknowledging and processing negative feelings rather than avoiding them. 

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#142 Treats in the house

Conversations around ‘food in the house’ that hinder weight loss have come up a few times this week in both private and members Academy coaching conversations and so I thought it would be useful to talk about on this episode.

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#141 When you can't get it together

This episode is for you if you feel that you just can’t ‘get it together’ to do the things required to help you lose weight, improve your health, feel better. Sometimes we tell ourselves we don’t have time, but often it’s more that we don’t have the mental capacity. 

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#140 Beliefs in Weight Loss

In this episode, dive deep into understanding how our beliefs are shaping our weight loss experience and results. Explore how our beliefs form and how we can reshape them making our weight loss journey not only successful but also sustainable and enjoyable. 

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#139 Proactive Mental Wellness

In this episode, explore proactive mental wellness, and its intrinsic connection to physical health and weight management. 

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#138 When You Want to Quit

On this episode we’re unpacking something that shows up for all of us from time to time and that is the desire to quit. So, join us as we uncover why quitting is so tempting and how we can help ourselves through those tough moments.

 

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#137 Going Without

On this episode we explore the concept of 'going without.' Listen in to explore the psychology of gratification, the brain chemistry behind our cravings, and the impact of our choices on our health and well-being.

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#136  Your Mind and Weight Wellness

The six keys to weight wellness in the workshop were: your body, your brain, your mind, your emotions, yourself, and your life. Here is the segment from the workshop about Your Mind. 

 

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#135 Brain Science for Weight Loss

Today we’re focusing on what’s happening in your brain when you want to eat differently to lose weight. When you understand and know how to manage the unsupervised primal part of your brain, it's easier to make better food decisions. 

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#134 Autumn Goals

Listen in to this podcast episode to find out more about setting intentions to live how you want and create the life and health that you want this autumn.

 

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#133 Ditching Diet Mentality – Last Chance Eating

This episode is for you if you ever find yourself eating foods because you think you cannot have them when you start your next diet.

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#132 Body Image

It's more normal to have a negative body image than a positive one.  Thoughts about my own body have caused me so much unhappiness in my lifetime, and I know I am not alone.

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#131 Treat Eating

Explore why you may treat yourself with food; why it’s difficult to change the habit of treating yourself with food; and what you should do if it’s hindering your weight loss.

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#130 Are you putting off your weight loss journey?

 

Are you knowingly or unknowingly putting off your weight loss journey? Could you be falling into diet mentality thinking without realising it? 

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#129 The importance of ‘how’ you’re taking action on your weight loss journey

Who you are being in your approach to taking action (or not taking action)’ on your weight loss journey? It's not so much 'what' you're doing but how you're going about it that we dive into here on this podcast episode.

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#128 Dissecting your Food Decisions

On this episode, hear a Focus Topic call from the Lose Weight. Live Life. Academy all about bringing awareness and understanding to the decisions you make that lead you to gain weight or hinder your weight loss.

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#125 Willpower for Weight Loss

On this episode, understanding willpower and what to do when we think we don't have enough to create the weight loss results we want.

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#124 Why am I not doing it? 

On this episode, why we don’t do the things that we know will not only have us feeling better in the here and now of our lives, but also help us live longer and have a better quality of life in our later years.

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#123  Understanding Binge Eating with Jane Pilger

Today on the podcast I am talking all things Binge Eating with Master Certified Binge Eating and Body Trust Coach, Jane Pilger.

 

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#122 Mindset Matters

On this episode, what 'mindset' is and why it s a critical core component of you creating the relationship with food that you want so that you can lose and manage your weight for life. 

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#121 How to feel better with Ruth Kudzi

A chat with Master Certified Coach Ruth Kudzi ahead of the launch of her book, ‘How to Feel Better: 4 Steps to Self-Coach Your Way to a Happier More Authentic You’.

Listen in to our conversation about self-coaching and the ways you can help yourself to ‘feel better’.

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#120 Paradoxes on weight loss journeys

On this episode of the Lose Weight. Live Life. Podcast learn ten fundamental truths of weight loss reflected as the paradoxes that they are.

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#119 How is your year going?

Listen in to this episode with pen and paper and take stock of how your year is going. Join us to pause and reflect and consider what you want to celebrate about things you’re doing and changes you’ve made to your life this year, and consider what you would like to be different.

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#118 Life Coaching for Weight Management

On this episode I'm talking about the impact of life coaching on your weight loss journey. How life coaching helps you to lose weight, and importantly, why it makes a significant difference on your capability to manage your weight for life and not regain the weight you’ve lost.

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#117 You Can't Hate Yourself Slim

If you refuse to accept your body as it is, in the belief that hating it and rejecting it will somehow drive you to lose weight, this podcast episode is for you.

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#116 Having Your Own Back

On this episode as we explore what it is to have your own back on your weight loss journey and what it isn’t.

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#115 Healthy Eating

Join me on this episode as we explore healthy eating. We consider the different definitions of healthy eating and how the healthiest way for you to eat is unique to you.

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#114 'I'll Start Again Tomorrow'

On this episode explore how the very normal thought ‘I’ll start again tomorrow’ and related thoughts and feelings are keeping you stuck from making progress with you having the relationship with food that you want and being the weight that you want to be.

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#113 Diet Mentality and Associated Feelings & Behaviours

Join me on this episode as we explore how diet mentality tends to create feelings and behaviours that are problematic if you’re looking to create a positive relationship with food and sustainable weight loss.

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#112 The Tipping Point

On this episode we talk about the tipping points in your relationship with food. We’re exploring the point at which small decisions away from you creating the weight loss result and relationship with food that you want, become significant enough to create a larger more substantial change.

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#111 Evening Eating & Drinking

On this podcast episode we're looking at what’s going on when you’re eating and drinking after your evening meal. The eating and/or drinking that you're likely doing sat on the sofa watching TV, or in bed whilst reading, or standing in the kitchen before you get on with some chores of even go to bed.

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#110 The December Difference

Whether your focus is surviving or thriving during this time of year, listen to this episode as we explore what you want your relationship with food to look like this December; and ways that you can set yourself up to create the December that you want.

 

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#109 Being Selective

On this episode I talk about how to be selective in your food and eating choices. And how to use the scales as a tool to help you by providing data feedback so that you can make informed and iterative decisions about what having the right balance between eating for fuel and nutrition and eating for comfort and pleasure, looks like for you.

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#108 Are you emotionally over feeding your pet?

On this episode I talk to Small Animal Veterinarian, and Life and Weight Coach Dr Nadina Cojocaru, all things cats, dogs, weight loss and emotional feeding. And the question that I would like you to be curious about if you’re a pet owner is, are you emotionally over feeding your pet?

 

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#107 Deconstructing Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is not bad and it’s not to be judged. It’s something we do because we find emotional eating to be an effortless way to help ourselves feel momentarily better in our lives.

 

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#106 Soft Skills for Weight Loss

So, on today's podcast episode, it's all about soft skills.. 

Much of what you learn in the My One Life Mastermind and The Academy are what I call hard tangible skills. You learn processes and strategies to help you override your humanness so that you can more easily create a way of eating that works for you and your body, so that you can be the weight that you want to be. 

 

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#105 Your One Life

On this podcast episode you're encouraged to think about your one amazing life and take a moment and check in with yourself, to see if you're truly making the most of your one life’s preciousness. Also learn a little about the upcoming My One Life Mastermind

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#104 Changing Your Tastes

On this podcast episode we explore the thoughts and beliefs that you have about foods that you over desire.

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#103 Q&A with Clair

On this episode you’ll hear the Q&A session that took place as a part of the weight loss mindset coaching experience week.

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#102 The mindset coaching difference

On this episode we explore mindset coaching and why it’s not only the difference in you creating sustainable weight loss and lifelong weight management, but how working with a coach to help you change your mindset will make the process of permanent change so much quicker.

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#101 Your Last Weight Loss Journey

On this episode, the reality of whether your current or next weight loss journey will be the last one, and all the details about the Autumn 2022 enrolment in the Lose Weight. Live Life. Academy.

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#100 Helping yourself when you're suffering

This podcast is for all of you suffering and unhappy in your life right now. Whether that’s because of poor physical or emotional health, feeling unhappy with your weight, or challenged by a life circumstance you’re dealing with.

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#99 The Urge to Eat

On this podcast episode we explore the different reasons why we feel the urge to eat. Many of you think the reason you’ve not lost weight yet, or that you’ve lost it and regained it is because you’re not disciplined enough or strong willed enough, but that’s simply not the case.

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#98 Next level - is it time to level up your weight loss?

This episode is about taking the next level on your weight loss journey. No matter if you’re yet to start, in the messy middle or close to achieving your dream relationship with food, it’s going to be useful to notice where you are and investigate what the next level of skill mastery looks like for you.

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#97 Holiday Eating and Lessons Learned

Join me as I get personal on this episode about how I ate on holiday, how much weight I gained, how I lost it again and what I learned about my relationship with food, myself and my life.

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#96 Food Journaling

Listen in to this podcast episode and discover all about food journaling and why you're encouraged to start writing down what you eat today.

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#95 The One Thing

Listen in to this podcast episode and discover the most important skill you are going to want to learn, to ensure this weight loss journey is your last one. 

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#94 Permanent Weight Loss

You can prepare yourself for permanent weight loss no matter where you are on your weight loss journey. But before you do, you’re going to want to think about what permanent weight loss will look like for you.

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#93 When you have a lot of weight to lose

This week’s podcast is for you if you think that you have a lot of weight to lose. No matter the number of pounds, if you’re feeling daunted or frustrated or ashamed of how much weight you want to lose, or think that you should lose, you’re unknowingly making your weight loss journey more difficult. In fact, it may even feel burdensome to get started.

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#92 Portion Control

This week’s podcast is a look under the covers of the Lose Weight. Live Life. Academy where you get to listen in on a call from last year all about portion control.

If you suspect that a part of creating the relationship with food that you want is learning how to not overeat at meal times, then this podcast episode is for you.

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#91 Proactive Wellbeing

Listen in to this episode to explore the eight dimensions of wellness and ponder how well you are in each of these areas in your life, and how your wellness or lack of it is helping or hindering your relationship with food.

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#90 Loneliness & overeating

All of us experience loneliness at some time in our life. And for those of us who also struggle with overeating the relationship between loneliness and emotional eating can be complex.

Listen in to this episode to both explore what to do when you want to stop turning to food to comfort yourself when you feel lonely, and what you can do to avoid isolating yourself because of how you feel about yourself and your eating.

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#89 Thought Upgrades

Listen in to this episode to learn more about how your thinking determines the number you see on the scales and discover how to upgrade your thinking to create the weight loss results that you want.

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#88 Self-Image

On this episode we explore your self-image, which is a collection of thoughts and beliefs that you have about your appearance, personality and abilities.

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#87 The Open Minded Benefit

On this episode we explore how being open minded and having a growth mindset can help you create the weight loss results that you want.

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#86 Meeting yourself where you're at

On this episode we explore the concept of ‘Meeting yourself where you’re at’ with regards to digging into the truth of the foods that you ‘want’ to eat.

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#85 Questions from Weight Mindset Experience Week

On this episode I answer 6 questions that came up during the Finding Food Freedom Weight Coaching Mindset Experience Week, that are questions that many of us ask when we’re just setting out on our weight loss journey. 

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#84 Food, Feelings and Urges

Get a sneak peek inside The Academy with this training for the Food, Feelings and Urges work that’s been the focus for this month. And discover strategies for what to do when you feel the urge or desire to eat for emotional reasons.

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#83 Why now is the right time

Today I am talking to you about why now, right now, no matter what is going on in your life, is the right time for you to make yourself a priority and work on creating a relationship with food and yourself that you love. And it may, or it may not, be the right time for you to work at losing weight. 

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#82 Calories on the menu

Join me on this episode as I talk about the impact of the new UK legislation to publish calories on restaurant menus in the UK. What are the challenges it presents and how can we use it to help and not hinder our dining experience, our relationship with food and weight loss journey.

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#81 Finding Food Freedom

Join me on this episode as I share what it means to Find Food Freedom for me and members of the Lose Weight. Live Life. Academy.

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#80 Feeling Emotion

Eating is a very normal way for us humans to manage our emotions, but when we’re using food to manage our emotions to the extent that we’re unhealthy or unhappy with our weight, then it’s time to look for new solutions to emotionally regulate.

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#79 Your weight and the warmer weather

When the sun comes out it can feel bittersweet when you’re unhappy with your weight. Whilst you appreciate the warmer weather you may notice your mind turning to thoughts of dieting for the summer holidays, challenged wanting to stay cool whilst covering up, and regret that you’re facing another summer not feeling better about yourself.

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#78 Mindset shifts to help you get started with weight loss

Join me on this episode as I talk about what to do when you can’t get started with weight loss. 

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#77 Feeling Uncertain

Join me on this episode as I talk about the emotions we feel when something significant and undesirable happens in our life and we feel uncertain about what’s going to happen next.

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#76 When the mental weight is keeping you stuck

This episode is for you if you sometimes feel as though doing the things that will help you lose weight is just too difficult.

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#156 Ditching the Last Chance Diet Mentality and Embracing Lifelong Change

This episode dives into the transformative journey of self-care and the imperative shift from a "last chance" mentality towards embracing lifelong well-being.

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