All posts by Shari Broder

EP. #131: What’s Wrong With Words Like Overweight or Obese?

As a weight coach, I see one of my roles as fighting our cultural stigma about body size. Sure I want to help people be at a weight where they’re comfortable, but weight stigma actually keeps you

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EP. #130: Why Changing Your Diet Won’t Give You the Results You Want

In the world of dieting, too much emphasis is placed on what to eat to lose weight.Diets prohibit you from eating certain foods, usually ones that taste really good. The ones you enjoy the most.Some of

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EP. #129: How Complaining Can Be Good for You

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been finding my level of stress and frustration is higher than usual. Notably higher.There’s COVID, which creates a constant undercurrent of stress.There’s a lot

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Shari’s Unconventional Tabouleh Recipe

Shari's Unconventional TaboulehInspired by Sherry Golden’s Good TastesIngredientsLemon Vinaigrette¼ cup fresh lemon juice (NOT the bottled stuff!)¼ cup red wine vinegar¼ c. olive oil or walnut

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EP. #128: Who You Are is Much More Important Than What Your Body Looks Like

Who are some of the people you admire most? They can be people you know personally, or people in the public eye, like celebrities, thought leaders, or artists.  Anyone!Now think about what you

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EP. #127: Why You Need Self-Compassion to Lose Weight

You can’t hate yourself thin. To the contrary, if you want to succeed at losing weight and keeping it off, you must start with a positive body image and be compassionate towards yourself. Maybe

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EP. #126: Why Ending Emotional Eating is a Game Changer

Do you eat because of stress, to comfort yourself or avoid uncomfortable feelings?Eating for emotional reasons may be the single greatest cause of overeating and weight gain. It’s the reason why

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EP. #125: The Number One Barrier to Weight Loss

Do you eat in response to your body’s hunger signals? Or do you eat routinely when you aren’t hungry?Hmmm. Hunger. Have you checked in with yours lately?Here are some examples of  eating

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EP. #124: Commitment, Persistence and Consistency are the Keys to Success

Are you merely consuming content about weight loss, or are you actually doing the work? “No great achievement is possible without persistent work.” Those words of Bertrand Russell are applicable

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EP. #123: Detox Your Mind of Thoughts That Weigh You Down

Do you have issues with food and eating that are rooted in a negative self-image? Do you hate the way you look? Is your ability to see all of your strengths and gifts is clouded by your focus

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EP. #122: 6 Steps for Getting Back on Track After Backsliding

You’ve made a bunch of changes to your eating habits. You’re listening to your body, eating when you’re hungry, stopping when lightly full. Eating consciously without distractions.You’ve stuck

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EP. #121: What are you REALLY Hungry For?

How often do you choose to eat for a reason that has nothing whatsoever to do with whether your body is physically hungry? Maybe you want to eat because a certain food looks or smells good.Or because

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EP. #120: How to Move Your Emotions

Your emotions are super important.Emotions are your body’s way of trying to get your attention.Were you taught to ignore them or squash them down? Did your parents expect you to not express or hide

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EP. #119: Why It’s So Hard to Lose Weight

A report issued within the diet industry around 2002 stated, “In 2002, 231 million Europeans attempted some form of diet. Of these only 1 percent will achieve permanent weight loss.”If that isn’t

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EP. #118: Coming Home to Your Body

Do you focus on what’s wrong with your body, rather than what’s right with it? Do you focus on what  your body can’t do, rather than what it can and does do? Your body is truly awesome.

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EP. #117: The Magic of Changing Just One Thing!

How many times have you heard this saying?“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”Yet so many people have difficulty reaching their weight goals because

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EP. #116: How to Help Your Kids Have a Healthy Relationship with Food

Approximately 91 percent of women report that they are dissatisfied with their bodies. This body dissatisfaction starts early because half of teenage girls and a quarter of teenage boys report being

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EP. #115: Managing the Voice Inside Your Head

Do you have a voice inside your head that can be really negative at times? Does it diss you about all kinds of things? Tell you that you suck? You’re a failure? You can’t do whatever? We

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EP. #114: How Do I Know What My Body Wants to Eat?

The key to a peaceful relationship with food is to listen to your body! You CAN learn to trust your body & give it what it needs, and become your healthy weight.

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EP. #113: How to Overcome Resistance – Part II

In Episode 111, we learned  what causes resistance and how cultivating a growth mindset is an important step in breaking through it. Today, in part 2 about resistance, we’re talking about how

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