As a health practitioner and educator, I am very cautious about talking about weight loss. Though I know that many women struggle with weight, I don't like to emphasize the weight aspect of health, or encourage any sort of particular diet to lose weight.
There is one 'style' of weight loss advice I feel good about, and our guest today, Michelle Hastie Thompson, espouses that style, so she got to come on the show!
This style involves self-love and self-awareness. I am not a proponent of if you have the right mindset, you can eat anything, but I am a proponent of making any changes to our health starts with a healthy mindset.
And this is the truest with weight loss. If we feel badly about ourselves, and mistrustful of food and our bodies, can cannot have feel good about our weight no matter how much we weigh.
Join Michelle and me as we learn:
- Why trust is step one to losing weight
- How you can let go of the fear of weight gain
- Managing pregnancy weight gain and post-partum weight loss
- How to cultivate presence, with food and in life
- Learning to love yourself right now, not when you lose weight
- Learning to use your intuition about food
- How excess weight is a gift to learn life lessons
- How to move into 'ideal weight consciousness'
More about our guest:
Michelle Hastie Thompson is the author of The Weight Loss Shift: Be More, Weigh Less, available on Amazon. She is also a mind -body health coach Total Body Health Solutions, and was trained at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
She speaks about the struggle with weight from her own experience of being obsessed with exercise and calorie counting, and gaining weight nonetheless. After she got injured and was laid out on the couch doing nothing, she lost weight. Confused and intrigued, she started to research.
More about your host:
Bridgit Danner is a women's health educator at Women's Wellness Collaborative, an online resource for education on hormones, and inspiration on healthy lifestyle.
Pick up here free interactive hormone stressor quiz here, and look at other resources available through Women's Wellness Collaborative.