From Diet to Lifestyle: 15 Self-Improvement Podcasts That Will Help You Lose Weight And Actually Keep It Off Forever
Most people know what is and isn’t healthy to eat.
You don’t need another ‘diet guy’ on the internet to tell you the latest and greatest.
When it comes to emotional eating, stress eating, and all kinds of habitual overeating, you can’t just give someone a diet plan and say, “Here, good luck!” There’s a lot more going on under the hood that influences why we do what we do and why we eat what we eat.
Embedded within this discussion, there’s also a key distinction between someone just ‘trying’ a new diet for a few months and someone who fully adopts a lifestyle as a way of being. That’s what I’m here to uncover and teach.
Your success with dieting goes way beyond the diet itself.
Obviously, the food you eat is important. It’s baseline. But isn’t is curious how, despite knowing what to eat, we often choose otherwise? Sometimes it doesn’t even feel like you have a choice. Believe me, I know what a night of binging is like. It’s utterly amazing…until two hours later when you feel sick and embarrassed.
You have to go deeper than baseline. Your success has far more to do with your mindset, your attitude towards learning, your willingness to sacrifice immediate results for long-term success, tapping into your motivation (and your resistance to motivation), the amount of time and effort you devote to preparation, and most importantly your habits — i.e, the way you carry yourself in the world, the automatic choices you make that require little to no effort.
In other words: mastering your diet and creating a healthy lifestyle that lasts forever is about constantly working on yourself. Going deeper and deeper to get to the core you. Which means, there is no end to the process. There’s no “on a diet” and “off a diet.” You’re ON life. So let’s treat it with respect.
The below 15 podcasts will help you improve your life.
The hosts are as generous as any souls alive — with their knowledge, their time and their insights — and the guests are as wise as they come. There’s a reason my clients have recommended each and every one of the following podcasts.
Find out why:read more
One of my clients, Jenn, was working with me to overcome her life-long sugar addiction.
For weeks we practiced removing obvious triggers from her environment, externalizing her needs to her large family who didn’t quite “get” what she was doing with her new way of eating, and planning and preparing meals throughout the day to counter sugar cravings. By eating enough protein and fat, the objective was to satiate her physical hunger and make sure she “showed up” fulfilled to meet the inevitable cravings that lay ahead.
Jenn had a pronounced craving for sweets, particularly baked goods—an emotional attachment that doubly manifested as stress relief and reward-seeking for all her hard work as a full-time mom of five kiddos and part-time employee.
I don’t say that with judgment. Jenn worked her ass off. She’s the most selfless person I know, constantly giving herself over to the needs of her family. As much as she loved the taste of desserts and sweets, however, she was determined to overcome her dependency on them. This time, for good.
For the better part of the year, she’d been feeling out of control, which unsettled her. For starters, with five kids between the ages of 9 and 21, there was no shortage of candies and packaged sweets laying around the house. Even if she tried to rid the fridge and cupboard of them, her daughters were both Girl Scouts and moms from the neighborhood would constantly come over with freshly baked goods.
We were making incredible progress in her quest to overcome her sugar dependency, but the fact remained that no matter how hard we tried to rid her environment from trigger items, no matter how many course-corrective action steps we’d strategize, there was always unhealthy food lying around the house or being offered that challenged her resolve.
After a month or two, I could see her tension and fatigue. I intervened.read more
Let’s go back in time.
For 2 ½ million years, humans as a species didn’t eat processed foods. We ate what grew from the ground or that we picked from a tree or that we killed or foraged. It was all natural. That’s how we subsisted, thrived, and evolved.
Contrast that with our modern relationship with food and the picture looks much bleaker. The stuff we eat is marketed to us for all the wrong reasons; we eat way too many carbs, refined grains, hydrogenated oils and preservatives.
The average American’s diet looks nothing like what our evolutionary ancestors ate. But even deeper than that, our relationship with food has gone totally demented. To remedy this is my life’s work. It’s my mission. And it’s written in the name of my company, “EvolutionEat.”
The process of creating a new and healthy relationship with food implies evolving your mindset and habits. Remember, losing weight and maintaining excellence is a lifelong practice…a life-style. Emphasis on life.
Also implied in the name is an honoring of our evolutionary history…to look back to our evolution as a species to help you transform your diet into a lifestyle. A lifestyle is an expression of who you are, who you want to become and how you show up for yourself. Who you are defines what you do (what you eat) which produces the results you desire.
The following 16 podcasts will help you connect more deeply with the food you’re putting in your body and why. The podcasts are by no means listed hierarchically, they’re all equally awesome depending on what you’re looking for. Start by choosing two or three that grab your heart and start there.read more
Stoicism has been used most effectively by both slaves and Emperors. By athletes and business executives. By fighter pilots taken captive. By people from every walk of life you could think of for thousands of years.
In other words, as Ryan Holiday would say, it works.
Yes, it’s a philosophy. But it’s more like an operating system for human beings.
It teaches us how to deal with adversity, how to handle prosperity, and how to stay even-keeled through the inevitable ups and downs of everyday life. So it becomes even more important as a way of life when you’re changing your way of life—like when you’re changing your diet, for example.
With that said, here are 10 Stoic quotes that will help you on your journey to lose weight sustainably and evolve your lifestyle into one you’re proud of:read more
Let’s say you, like millions of people, want to lose weight.
And so, quite naturally, you decide on how much you want to lose and how much you want to weigh when you’re “done.”
This is how many of my clients start off.
What I I help my clients see, however, is that when it comes to losing weight – and achieving any goal, really – there’s a much better way to do things.
That said, I now want to talk about the difference between goals and systems.read more
People ask me all the time, “What is it exactly that you do?” Explaining that I help people create breakthroughs in their life around their relationship with food gets them nodding their head, but it’s hard to understand what that really means, or what the process of “mastering you diet” actually entails.
So instead of trying to explain it, I’m just going to let one of my clients, Matt, talk to you about the process of mastering your diet and the effect EvolutionEat has had on his life. Matt…take it away:
Have I ever felt this good?
Seconds after sex, maybe. Not to be crude, that’s the feeling.read more
Quality content is becoming harder and harder to find. There are a few big names in every and you’re either with them or against them.
Today, I want to share with you a few unsung heroes and up and comers who produce amazing content on a weekly, if not daily, basis.
Every single individual mentioned below is living a healthy lifestyle.
Every single individual mentioned below is generous enough to share his or her gift of how to successfully live their version of a healthy lifestyle.
This post is about showing love to these people so that you can show more love to yourself.read more
In case you’ve never heard of the internet, there’s this thing called Instagram. And on this thing called Instagram, there are pictures. These pictures are of many things: cats, buildings, cars, art, selfies, and, of course, pornography (disguised as something sentimental).
And then there’s fitness stuff. Health stuff. Lifestyle stuff. Food, recipes, workout videos. Even some of the realest posts you’ll ever see regarding body image.
Some of these accounts very nicely complement what I’m trying to do here at EvolutionEat.
If you look hard enough, you can find some AMAZING people who are using Instagram to better the world and help you create a healthy life. (Hint: that’s what I’ve done for you in this article. Start getting excited yo.)
Food is at the center of living a healthy lifestyle because it’s something we “do” multiple times a day, every day. Hence, EvolutionEAT. But food isn’t the only thing.
Your diet is just one piece of the puzzle of living healthily.
The food you eat is important, of course, but mastering your diet is really about everything else: your mindset, your attitude toward learning, your willingness to sacrifice immediate results for long-term success, your motivation, your preparation, and most importantly your habits of self-care (sleep, meditation, exercise, play, love, etc.)
The following influencers are doing a world-class job of promoting a healthy lifestyle overall, and here at EvolutionEat, I want to call witness to their greatness.
These accounts are about to blow up, and for GOOD reason. So get on board and allow your world to be rocked.read more
I work with powerful women. Leaders. In their businesses, families, and communities.
The majority of my clients are women, and the majority of them are moms.
When a new client approaches me she typically says something like, “I’ve been successful in every area of my life: I’m a leader in business, a caring and giving wife, the best mom ever, I went to a great college, paid my dues, and even had some fun along the way…but I just can’t seem to get this whole diet thing right, and it’s getting worse every year. I’m unhappy with the way I look and how I feel. I hate feeling out of control and yet I don’t know where to start or how. Deep down I’m not sure I believe I can even do this.”
If you want to live healthily, then you need to think healthily. If you want to build the life and body of your dreams, then it’s critical that you fully immerse yourself in your development – body, mind, and spirit. One way of getting outside of your head is by getting inside the heads of those you admire.
That’s where podcasts come in.
I personally love listening to two people have a meaningful conversation. It makes me feel like I’m a part of it, which helps me stay present, in the moment, and not off fantasizing about food (for example).
Below are the favorite 28 podcasts as surveyed by my powerful clients who happen to be moms. They’re not listed hierarchically, they’re all equally awesome depending on what you’re looking for. Start by choosing two or three that grab your heart and start there.read more
Twenty years ago, conventional wisdom held that the best way for people to lose weight was to radically alter their lives. Doctors would give people strict diets and tell them to join a gym, attend regular counseling sessions, and shift their daily routines by walking up the stairs. Only by completely shaking up someone’s life, the thinking went, could their bad habits be reformed.
According to Charles Duhigg, in his book The Power of Habit, follow up research studying the effectiveness of these methods proved that they were failures. Piling on so much change at once made it impossible for any of it to stick.
Starting with ONE thing, however, has been proven time and time again to be powerful.
Want to change your diet? Here’s one habit that will change everything.read more