Outweigh

Outweigh

Outweigh aims to break the stigma around disordered eating and eating disorders. Hosts Amy Brown and Leanne Ellington share their own experiences with overcoming food and body image struggles and talk with experts who provide wisdom and careful guidance. Each week provides a dose of encouragement and hope for anyone navigating thoughts and behaviors in this space. These episodes are also helpful for loved ones that are coming alongside someone on this journey. You can hear Amy on "The Bobby Bones Show" and her "4 Things with Amy Brown" podcast, and Leanne is the creator of Stressless Eating, and you can check her out on her upcoming podcast “What's God Got To Do With It?”

Episodes

June 15, 2024 20 mins

OUTWEIGH: So far, we've explored the incredible power of neuro-thoughts, neuro-feelings, and neuro-beliefs. But how do these translate into action?  In this final episode of "Conversations with a Brain Surgeon", Dr. Lee Warren guides us through the fascinating realm of neuro-habits. We'll discover how your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs shape your daily actions, behaviors, and ultimately, your habits.  Join us as we uncover the ne...

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OUTWEIGH: We are back with Dr. Lee Warren to explore the two-way-street between thoughts and beliefs. In Part 1 we explored the power of neuro-thoughts, and part 2 revealed how they influence your neuro-feelings. Now, we get to the core: your beliefs! Dr. Warren delves into the fascinating world of neuro-beliefs, explaining the intricate dance between your thoughts and your core convictions. You'll learn how thoughts shape beliefs,...

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OUTWEIGH: In Part 2 of our series, "Conversations with A Brain Surgeon," we explore the profound connection between our thoughts and our feelings. Building upon the insights from Part 1, we delve into how our neuro-thoughts shape our emotional landscape, affecting our emotional regulation and overall well-being. Join us as we uncover the intricate interplay between our thoughts and feelings, and discover practical strategies to cul...

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OUTWEIGH: Ever wonder if your thoughts can literally change your brain? Welcome to the first episode of our Neuro-series where we are joined by Dr. Lee Warren, a neurosurgeon, author, and fellow podcaster, as we dive into the fascinating world of neuro-thoughts. Discover the power of neuroplasticity and neurobiology, and how there's an entire science behind how your thoughts can become your reality.

We'll unpack the incredib...

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OUTWEIGH: Amy and Leanne are back for our final episode of this series where they dive deep into the science of (what feels like) food 'addiction' within your own brain. They'll explore the role of the ACC, your "social brain," and its powerful need for oxytocin, the love and connection hormone. Learn why your brain might crave sugar, Netflix, or other "drugs" when it's really seeking deeper connection. This episode dismantles the ...

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OUTWEIGH: Amy and Leanne are back for Part 4 of Binge-Free Brain where they explore the mind-blowing connection between emotional and physical pain. Did you know a key area of your brain, the ACC, houses a large number of receptors for both? This means emotional hurt can literally feel like physical pain, which can trigger us to seek comfort in food. We'll delve deeper into the concept of "sensory mismatch" and how it relates to fi...

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OUTWEIGH: Ready to understand Binge Eating from the perspective of the female brain specifically? Part 3 of Binge-Free Brain dives into the fascinating science of the female brain. Did you know the Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC) plays a crucial role in our desire for connection, and when that need isn't met, it can lead to bingeing? We'll explore the key brain regions that differ between men and women, explaining why women are act...

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OUTWEIGH: Feel like your mind and your thoughts are holding you hostage when it comes to eating when you're not even hungry? Part 2 of our Binge-Free Brain series tackles the surprising truth: your beliefs about food are shaping your habits, not the other way around. We'll explore 3 common beliefs that can fuel binge eating, like "food makes me feel better" or "I'm powerless against cravings." Discover how to challenge these limiti...

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OUTWEIGH: Feeling like willpower just isn't enough to conquer your binge eating? You're not alone! Amy and Leanne are here for the first episode of the Binge-Free Brain series, and the first episode dives deep into the 3 biggest mistakes women make when trying to "out-discipline" or outsmart their eating habits.

Discover why restriction and white-knuckling it can actually backfire, and learn how to approach food freedom from a dif...

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OUTWEIGH: Leanne is back to continue the conversation from last week and dives deeper into the question of "Does it ever get easier?".  She argues that restrictive diets and intense exercise plans create a cycle of difficulty and ultimately fail because they train your brain for "hard work" instead of  training it for"ease."  

This week Leanne literally shares a step-by-step checklist for how you can make sure your brain is ...

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OUTWEIGH: On this week's episode of Outweigh, Leanne tackles a question on every woman's mind stuck in the diet-and-weight-loss cycle: "Does it ever get easier?"  Leanne challenges the idea of quick-fix diets and restrictive plans, arguing that they simply create more of the yo-yo effect that you're desperate to break free from AND leave you feeling like a prisoner in your own body.

Instead, she proposes a different approach:  foc...

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OUTWEIGH: Ever find yourself stuck in a cycle of waiting for the other shoe to drop, even when you're doing everything "right"? 

Join us for the fifth and final episode of our series 5 Signs Your Food Struggles Actually Have NOTHING To Do With Food, where we confront the pervasive fear of failure that lurks beneath the surface of your achievements. 

We'll delve into the mindset of assuming failure from the get-go, and how it unde...

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OUTWEIGH: Do you find yourself trapped in a cycle of labeling everything as "good" or "bad," "right" or "wrong," especially when it comes to food and your body? 

Join us for the fourth episode of our series 5 Signs Your Food Struggles Actually Have NOTHING To Do With Food, where we tackle the pervasive mindset of black-and-white thinking. 

We'll explore how this rigid mentality permeates every aspect of your life, fostering feeli...

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OUTWEIGH: Ever find yourself dreading the thought of starting something new, already envisioning the uphill battle ahead? 

Join us for the third episode of our series 5 Signs Your Food Struggles Actually Have NOTHING To Do With Food, where we shine a light on the frustration of grappling with tasks that feel overwhelmingly difficult or draining. 

We'll explore why certain approaches leave you feeling depleted and disheartened, an...

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OUTWEIGH: Have you ever promised yourself that "this Monday will be different," only to find yourself right back where you started? 

Join us for the second installment of our series 5 Signs Your Food Struggles Actually Have NOTHING To Do With Food, where we explore the disheartening experience of continuously setting intentions to change, yet witnessing your trust in yourself diminish with each unfulfilled commitment. 

We'll delv...

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OUTWEIGH: Ever feel like you're stuck in a never-ending loop of thoughts about food, your body, or your weight?

Join us for the first episode of our  series 5 Signs Your Food Struggles Actually Have NOTHING To Do With Food, where we delve into the perplexing phenomenon of spending countless hours fixating on these issues, yet still feeling utterly unfulfilled. 

We'll uncover the open loop in your mind, where the absence of a to-t...

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OUTWEIGH: Leanne is back for Part 2 of this series to help you understand how to get off the diet roller coaster for good.

So many women WANT to stop dieting, but they don't know how, or they don't know what that even looks like, because it's all they've ever known.

So this idea of "food freedom" or NOT being on some sort of diet is not only foreign to them, but it's actually pretty scary, because all their brain ha...

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OUTWEIGH: So many women WANT to stop dieting, but they don't know how, or they don't know what that even looks like, because it's all they've ever known.

So this idea of "food freedom" or NOT being on some sort of diet is not only foreign to them, but it's actually pretty scary, because all their brain has known is what it's like to count, measure, restrict, and control.

Or their brain knows what it's like to bounce...

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OUTWEIGH: When it comes to the diet mentality, body shame, disordered eating, and all the internal stress and chaos that comes alongside all of that, for so many women this is their deepest held secret.

This struggle with food, their body, the war in their head, the fight in their hearts, and the shame. All that shame about their body, feeling so out of control all the time, feeling like a failure….for so many women, ...

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OUTWEIGH: In the final episode of "Unfiltered Confidence: Navigating Self-Discovery Within Recovery," Leanne interviews Suzanne, a living testament to the transformative journey of overcoming disordered eating and toxic shame.

In "From Vision To Reality Through Grateful Anticipation." Suzanne shares her incredible experiences and the power of gratitude and (her own version of) manifestation by simply being "grateful in advance."

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