There was a time when reading or listening to someone suggesting that I treat myself with a bit more kindness would have been met with severe eye rolling. By "there was a time", I mean as recently as last month and I’m 74. But, today's episode highlights what has turned my deep eyerolls into acceptance and more importantly, even doing it. Breathe in. Breathe out. With kindness, begin again. Dieting, Living, closing your garage door. it simply goes better with a little kindness. It's the eve...
Episode 166: Your Car Knows How Much You Weigh. A spokesman for the Auto Association let that cat out the bag. I thought it should have led the news cycle. And, a connection with meditation practice and weight management that does not involve 10-15 minutes of meditation with a body scan. Just thinking about being kind to yourself today. Just think it. Instagram @artofthediet www.artofthediet.com/166
Creativity is the best health plan (along with a sense of humor) and is the secret sauce to my long term weight loss and might be yours as well. This episode discusses why that might be and offers some suggestions as to why to give it serious consideration. www.artofthediet.com www.thephotogardener.com
"People Who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of who do." Isaac Asimov This podcast offers up what I know (for sure) about weight maintenance in an aging body: you have to eat less whether by choice or anxiety, eating less is the fundamental way to maintain a significant weight loss. It's not exercising more to maintain it is eating less to maintain. Telling the truth is not a marketing strategy these days and I don't just mean politics. But, here's a truth I made...
Lorne has spent half her 45 years worrying about her weight. Her great aunt, though, spent more. On her death bed, at 92 years old, she told Lorne, “Well, at least, I’m losing a little weight.” Lorne is determined not to spend the rest of her life worrying about this issue and the looping ride of the rollercoaster of weight gain and loss. She does not belong to a national weight loss program but is seeking out new ways to understand her issues and to deal with them. www.artofthediet.com...
Breathe. No, really. Take a deep breath in 2019. My new tool for weight maintenance and just about everything else. It may help you as well. If interested in being interviewed on this podcast, contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org visit: www.artofthediet.com
The key to December buffet tables is the same as every other month: simple habits. A new interview with Gilah whose story will resonate with you and also give you some practical advice for the month and the new year ahead.
I am delighted to add Episode #159 to the Art of the Diet Interviews! It is with a woman who is a WW lifetime and connect member as well as an all around wise woman about herself and her relationship with food. I’ve never talked with someone who uses WW from her workplace and she sheds some interesting thoughts on how to navigate those waters! So, I hope you enjoy it and it helps you to navigate the days ahead. The holidays and the election results. I can’t even pretend to be Zen about this...
A Commitment of Time Not a Number of Pounds to Lose. Today I interviewed Laurie who is on WW connect and I’ll include her Connect handle in the podcast notes. Laurie has some wisdom for all of us and I think you’ll agree after listening to our interview. I labeled this interview: A Commitment to Time not to Lost Pounds because that is just one pearl of wisdom that jumped out at me. When she began this last WW commitment she said to herself, “I’m going to make a commitment of time, a year,...
A new interview with a WW member who has been at Lifetime goal for nine years. She beats the regain odds by a singular focus: accountability. She goes to a meeting every single week. www.artofthediet.com/157 If you are interested in being interviewed please contact me at email@example.com. My online store is www.thephotogardener.com
How to regain lost weight? I have one sure fire way: pretend my behavior has no consequences. Simple. What makes it not simple, however, is my physiological connection to carbs and how I manage them. This week's podcast was triggered by an article by Gary Taubes in the NYTimes called, Are You a Carboholic? Why […]
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“It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from someone else's plate.”-Dave Barry If I can't have Dave Barry as a neighbor, Liz would be my second choice. Today, I interview Liz who is a WeightWatcher Lifetime member trying to get back to her goal weight. Liz was one of […]
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Today, I’m continuing to explore “self-control” on PODSNACKS episode 005 through my own experience of days when it is in good supply and other days when it seems depleted by 8 AM. I don't get why it is so elusive on some days and rock solid on others. Researching this topic convinced me that […]
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“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the heck she is.” ― Ellen DeGeneres This week I am delighted to have a new interview and a new story to share. I just read where the author of “Zen and The Art of […]
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“OMG! I have superpowers! I can be invisible…No..wait! I'm just being ignored!!”-Anonymous This week I'm realizing that the whole business of weight loss ignores the painful reality that these businesses are based on folks regaining whatever weight they lose. I'm a skunk at the lawn party this week but truly believe that educating folks to […]
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Maintaining a significant weight loss is a daily battle with the your body playing for the wrong team.-Pat Coakley Ah, that would be me, Pat Coakley, and this is episode 39 of Podsnacks the weekly edition of the daily blog www.artofthediet.com and this weeks' tips for weight management come from Laura, and 8 year Lifetime […]
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We are asleep with compasses in our hand.-WS Merwin Welcome to episode #99 of Podsnacks, the weekly edition of Art of the Diet. Today, I do not begin with a funny quote as I have temporarily lost my sense of humor due to today's headlines. Word to the wise, this episode mentions politics and if […]
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“We are all here on earth to help others. What on earth the others are doing, I do not know”.- W.H. Auden Hello, this is Pat Coakley and welcome to Podsnacks/Art of the diet, the weekly audio version of my blog, www.artofthediet.com As many listeners and readers know, but for the benefit of new ones, I document […]
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Raise your glass for a Toast: “Champagne for our real friends and real pain for our sham friends.”• Francis Bacon The toast came from a recollection from the writer Julian Barnes speaking to Eleanor Wachtel on her weekly podcast, Writers & Company” on the CBC. My favorite podcast ever by the way. It just seemed to […]
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