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Podcast, Weight Coaching | February 12, 2019  | by  Shari Broder | 2 COMMENT
How to Really Enjoy Joy Foods | Weight Loss for Foodies Podcast

There are certain foods that we love because they taste great, but they have little or no nutritional value.  I call them “joy” foods.

If you want to eat them, you should. In moderation.

Yes, you heard that right.

I am a proponent of not having any foods that are off-limits.

No forbidden foods, except for medical reasons, or ethical ones like being vegetarian or vegan.

This scares some people. They think food has power over them. They think they can’t control themselves when they’re in the presence of foods they love.

One of the most difficult issues some of my clients face, especially those who have been dieting for years, is allowing themselves to eat whatever foods their bodies desire when they are physically hungry. I hear things like:

  • If I let myself eat French fries, I’ll have to eat the whole order! I won’t be able to stop!
  • I can’t keep cookies in the house or I’ll eat them all at once!
  • When I have chocolate in my home, it’s like it calls my name until I eat it all.

Here’s the thing. The only way to have control and feel at ease around any food is to allow yourself to eat them. It’s HOW you eat them that’s important.

Are you missing the joy of the joy foods?

Listen below to learn how to really enjoy joy foods, and how you can eat them without overeating them.


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About the author 

Shari Broder

My mission is to help foodies ditch dieting and lose the weight for good. Discover what is really causing your weight issues (it isn't that you love food!), and learn how to stop obsessing about food and make peace with food and eating. Get off the diet hamster wheel once and for all and learn to eat consciously, stop emotional eating and enjoy the foods you love while permanently losing your desire to overeat.

  1. Thank you Shari! I took your 14 days challenge and have been listening to your podcasts and following you in Facebook and very slowly have been improving my eating habits. I still cannot tell you that I have lost weight, but I am becoming aware of what I eat and how I eat. I have a food and eating habits journal and I am becoming a mindful eater. I am sure that the weight will come off eventually, but the process is worthwhile. Thank you, again.

  2. Thanks for your comment. It took my coach 6 weeks before she began losing weight, but for most people, it happens more quickly. For others, they’re so excited to be able to eat what they want that they eat foods that are richer than normal, but eventually the novelty wears off and they just start eating less. Good luck. Let me know how I can help.

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Meet Shari

I am now retired from weight coaching, but hope you will enjoy the  blog posts and podcasts I created.