THE CONFIDENT BODY PODCAST - Brain-based strategies and self-compassion practices to unlock your full potential

THE CONFIDENT BODY PODCAST - Brain-based strategies and self-compassion practices to unlock your full potential

Fuel your body, unleash your soul: The podcast for women ready to lose weight and fully embrace their unique gifts and talents. Learn how to transform your body and mind with brain science and self-compassion. Do you know *what* to do to lose weight but can’t find the time or energy to actually do it? Are you the one always behind the camera taking pictures of everyone else on vacation because you don’t like the way you look? Are you ready to stop waiting to lose weight in order to start participating in life? In this podcast, you’ll find shame-free weight loss solutions that set you free from the exhausting cycle of being ”on a diet” or ”off the wagon”. Together, we’ll help you overcome self-sabotaging behavior through simple tools, brain hacks, and steps to rewire your brain for weight loss. If you’re ready to stop feeling like you are the problem and lose weight in a way that makes you feel like you can trust yourself, then you’re in the right place. Hi, I’m Lizzie. Welcome to the Confident Body Podcast where we talk about all the mental and emotional parts of weight loss that diets don’t tell you. I spent most of my life feeling self-conscious about my body, looking for the next diet, or wishing I could just lose a few pounds. After feeling massive imposter syndrome teaching fitness, I began to wonder if there was more to feeling great than just nutrition and exercise. I realized that feeling confident in your skin is more about what’s between your ears than what’s on your plate. I began to understand how diets go against the way your brain is naturally wired and how diets make it so hard to lose weight long term. I learned specific strategies and tools to work WITH my brain to lose weight for good and finally feel confident in my body. And you can too. If you want to look in the mirror and see what’s RIGHT about you…Learn solutions that are easy and fit your busy life…Find out how to train your brain for weight loss…and love yourself and your body all the way down the scale, then let’s go. lizzie@confidentbody.coach www.confidentbody.coach www.confidentbody.coach/tips

Episodes

June 20, 2024 29 mins

Have you ever felt like your summer plans throw a wrench in your weight loss journey? Whether it's changing schedules, vacations, BBQs, or those irresistible seasonal treats, staying on track can feel almost impossible.

How do you enjoy your summer fun without derailing your progress? It can feel like a tough balance to strike, but with a little planning it’s not impossible.

Today we’re talking about how to adjust to new schedules ...

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Have you ever found yourself doing great with a new routine, only to slip back into old, unhealthy habits? It’s frustrating, right? Have you ever wondered why it's so easy to fall back into those old patterns, even when you’re determined to change?

In today's episode, we’ll cover why our brains are wired to seek the familiar, which makes breaking old habits so challenging, as well as how to create a "back to normal" checklist to su...

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June 5, 2024 22 mins

Have you ever had a moment that makes you appreciate how good things are? 

 

I like to pay attention to synchronicities in life and I recently had a few that came in with the message that was telling me to pause and appreciate. 

 

It made me wonder about why our fear of pain—whether it’s losing someone we love or the fear of failure—often holds us back. And yet how do we look that fear in the face and have the courage to embrace th...

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May 29, 2024 33 mins

Have you ever felt like your mental radar is constantly tuned into what would make other people happy rather than what you actually want? 

Like hypothetically, maybe Mom wants you and the family to come over for dinner this weekend. It would just break her heart if she wasn’t able to see you. But your spouse really doesn’t want to go and the kids can’t be bothered. They want to know what grandma is cooking because they only like ce...

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May 22, 2024 37 mins

Have you ever been told “You’re too sensitive”? Have you ever felt like your emotions were just a little too much and too overwhelming to handle? Like you’re afraid to let your feelings be okay because deep down, you assume you're the problem?

I mean, how embarrassing is it to cry in front of your boss, right? Pull yourself together, girl! (Oh wait, is that just me?)

So what we end up doing is, instead of looking those big, powerfu...

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May 15, 2024 32 mins

Have you ever stepped on the scale, feeling proud of your progress, only to have that nagging voice in your head whisper, "But can you keep it off?"

 

It's a familiar fear, isn't it? That sneaky worry that success might just be temporary, and those old habits will come creeping back in. But what if I told you there's a way to silence that doubt and live in the now?

 

In today's episode, we're diving deep into the all-too-common fea...

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Have you ever felt like you're stuck in a dieting hamster wheel, constantly chasing THE THING that will actually work, but you always end up feeling defeated? 

 

Why do we do that? 

Why don’t we trust ourselves to know how to eat? 

 

Imagine this: you're staring at the menu, torn between the salad and the burger. Is it because you genuinely want the salad, or are you fearing the guilt that comes with the burger?  

 

Today we’re unr...

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Have you ever found yourself thinking “I just wish I could eat whatever I want, whenever I want”? 

 

Maybe you even remember a time when that seemed to be true. Ah the good ol’ days. Isn’t it funny how we seem to remember the past with rose colored glasses?

But now a’days, if you even look at a hamburger you’ll put on 5 pounds. Ugh! 

 

Today we're diving deep into that burning question: "Why can't I eat whatever I want, whenever I ...

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April 17, 2024 29 mins

Have you ever found yourself trapped in the endless cycle of "shoulds"? You know, those nagging thoughts that tell you what you should be doing, how you should look, and who you should be? It's like having a not-so-helpful, naggy backseat driver living in your head, right?

But here's the kicker: does listening to those "shoulds" actually get you anywhere? Or do they just slow you down, leaving you feeling guilty and stuck?

In today...

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Have you ever found yourself thinking ahead to when no one will be home and you can eat whatever you want - or how much of whatever you want - in secret without anyone to see? Maybe you wait till everyone is in bed, or you “do good” while you’re at work when others can see. But when you get home and you’re by yourself, it’s a different story. That can bring on so much shame. 

The same can be true of drinking. One of my most shamefu...

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Have you ever felt like there’s more inside you that you’re not tapping into? Like  you're standing in the shadows of your own potential, afraid to step into the spotlight for fear of judgment? That nagging voice in your head says, “I know there’s more for me than this. There’s more I can do or give.” and at the same time that voice says "What will they think if I am truly me?"

Today I’d like to share with you a story from a recent...

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March 27, 2024 25 mins

Have you ever found yourself in a relentless pursuit, chasing the ghost of "enoughness" with every step you take? Like no matter how much you hustle and strive, that bucket of worthiness never seems to fill up?  It's like running on a treadmill, right? No matter how fast you go, you never quite reach your destination.

In this episode, we're peeling back the layers of the "not enough" syndrome that plagues so many of us. From societ...

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work with a coach for a year?

This episode is a little different. This is a replay of a conversation between my client Jessie Ellertson and me, where I was a guest on her podcast. 

Jessie is a life coach herself and she’s been my client for about a year. In this episode we talk about the top 12 lessons learned she’s had as takeaways during our work together. 

We talk about everything from ho...

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Have you ever found yourself in a public place and a random stranger walks by and out of nowhere a super judgy thought pops in your brain. “Why would she wear that? Didn’t she look in the mirror this morning? At least I don’t weigh that much.” And then you think “What is wrong with me? Who thinks like that about other people?”

Or maybe you find yourself in a situation where you're just dying for someone close to you to make a diffe...

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Have you ever had one of those days when your diet plan feels more like a distant memory than a reality? You know, the ones where that innocent-looking cookie led to a full-blown snack attack, and suddenly, you're knee-deep in a bag of potato chips?

I so get it. We've all been there, and let's face it, life happens. Those moments of "diet destruction" might just be your secret sauce to success!

Why does going off your plan have to ...

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February 28, 2024 25 mins

Have you ever found yourself on that rollercoaster of diets, calorie counting, feeling like you're trapped in a numbers game, fixated on what that scale says? You’ve been at it for a few weeks and maybe the scale has moved a little, but really not nearly like you expected. And you’re starting to get frustrated. And maybe you have a weekend or a night out where you didn’t stay totally on plan and all the work you put in to lose 1.7 ...

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February 21, 2024 20 mins

Have you ever had a specific food that just feels like it has a little more power over you than you do over it?

Like there are some foods that you can just take it or leave but there are others that you’re like “you’ll have to pry it from my cold dead fingers.”

And yet on the inside, you’re maybe a teensy bit scared that this food is more in control of you than you are of it? 

Today we’re going to talk about what to do when you g...

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Have you ever felt like, “I know I should work out, but I don’t have time.” or “I want to take time to meal plan but I get so busy and I run out of energy. Between the kids, my job, not to mention being a wife, I find it hard to carve out time for myself.” 

 

Listen, it is hard to find time these days. Life is BUSY. It’s even harder to make ourselves a priority in our own lives. I mean that feels kinda selfish. And there are so man...

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February 7, 2024 31 mins

Have you ever felt like there was more inside you that you have to give? Like maybe you’re not maxing out your potential? Or even scratching the surface? So often we wait until we lose the weight in order to go for that thing or to put ourselves out there in a scary way. 

Today, we’re gonna get deep. We’re going to talk about purpose, meaning and the shining your glorious light the way you were made to.

Ready to shine? Aw yeah. Let...

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Have you ever felt like losing weight is like trying to solve a Rubik's Cube blindfolded? The struggle is real, right? It's not just the simple formula that diets try to tell us it is. It's an emotional rollercoaster filled with frustration, self-doubt, and - let’s be honest -  the occasional forbidden love affair with a pint of ice cream. 

But what if it didn’t have to be that way? Instead of a tortuous grind, what if it could be ...

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