How to Beat Cravings and Yo-Yo Dieting | #513

Episode #512

How to Beat Cravings, Emotional Eating & Yo-Yo Dieting without Willpower or Motivation!  

My guest today experienced food and weight struggles from many angles. She developed binge eating & exercise bulimia as a high school & college student. After ending that at 22, Debbie had no issues until hitting 40. 

Then, not only did she gain 25 pounds without doing anything differently, but she developed gout, digestive issues, joint pain, insomnia, and more. She wrestled with food, her weight, and the symptoms for six years. Slashing and burning calories didn’t work like it did when she was in her 20’s and she had no idea what to do. 

At 46, Debbie Thompson finally stumbled upon the right information to not only lose 30 pounds but all of her symptoms disappeared, and she felt so good that for the first time she realized she could run more than a block. She went on to run several 5k’s, 10k’s, a few 10 milers, and one-half marathon. In the process, she developed a passion to help other women over 40 experience wellness and food freedom too. 

She left her 25-year career as a social worker, went to health coaching school, and has helped women from their 40’s through their 60’s to feel at ease with food for possibly the first time in their life, end emotional eating & yo-yo dieting, gain energy, ease symptoms, and most importantly know that they know how to keep themselves doing it. 

Questions we answer in this episode:

  • What are your biggest tips for women who struggle with emotional eating? 
  • What’s the most important step a woman can take to stop yo-yo dieting? 
  • What are some of the risks of dieting for a woman who struggles with their relationship with food (i.e. emotional eating, binge eating, beat cravings, etc.)? 
  • How can a woman change their eating & exercise habits without willpower or motivation? 
  • What’s the one thing you want women to know who keep struggling with improving their eating habits and self-care?? 

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