THE CONFIDENT BODY PODCAST - Brain-based strategies and self-compassion practices to unlock your full potential

Lizzie Merritt - Weight Loss Coach for Women Who Want To Feel Confident In Their Own Skin

Fuel your body, unleash your soul: The podcast for women ready to lose weight and fully embrace their unique gifts and talents. Learn how to transform your body and mind with brain science and self-compassion. Do you know *what* to do to lose weight but can’t find the time or energy to actually do it? Are you the one always behind the camera taking pictures of everyone else on vacation because you don’t like the way you look? Are you ready to stop waiting to lose weight in order to start participating in life? In this podcast, you’ll find shame-free weight loss solutions that set you free from the exhausting cycle of being ”on a diet” or ”off the wagon”. Together, we’ll help you overcome self-sabotaging behavior through simple tools, brain hacks, and steps to rewire your brain for weight loss. If you’re ready to stop feeling like you are the problem and lose weight in a way that makes you feel like you can trust yourself, then you’re in the right place. Hi, I’m Lizzie. Welcome to the Confident Body Podcast where we talk about all the mental and emotional parts of weight loss that diets don’t tell you. I spent most of my life feeling self-conscious about my body, looking for the next diet, or wishing I could just lose a few pounds. After feeling massive imposter syndrome teaching fitness, I began to wonder if there was more to feeling great than just nutrition and exercise. I realized that feeling confident in your skin is more about what’s between your ears than what’s on your plate. I began to understand how diets go against the way your brain is naturally wired and how diets make it so hard to lose weight long term. I learned specific strategies and tools to work WITH my brain to lose weight for good and finally feel confident in my body. And you can too. If you want to look in the mirror and see what’s RIGHT about you…Learn solutions that are easy and fit your busy life…Find out how to train your brain for weight loss…and love yourself and your body all the way down the scale, then let’s go. lizzie@confidentbody.coach www.confidentbody.coach www.confidentbody.coach/tips read less
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Episódios

People Pleasing
29-05-2024
People Pleasing
Have you ever felt like your mental radar is constantly tuned into what would make other people happy rather than what you actually want?  Like hypothetically, maybe Mom wants you and the family to come over for dinner this weekend. It would just break her heart if she wasn’t able to see you. But your spouse really doesn’t want to go and the kids can’t be bothered. They want to know what grandma is cooking because they only like certain things. And if you do go, you know that you need to eat more than you want of whatever she’s cooking because otherwise she’ll get her feelings hurt.  That’s just one of the many ways you can find yourself constantly bending over backward to please others. And yet, where are you in the process? What about what YOU want? You can’t even remember the last time you asked yourself “What do I want?”  Does it feel like you're stuck in a cycle of prioritizing everyone else's needs above your own? And how does people-pleasing impact your weight loss efforts?  In this episode, we'll dive into the depths of people-pleasing and its sneaky impact on your weight loss journey. We'll cover the root causes, how it adds an extra layer of complexity to weight loss, and most importantly, how you can learn to let YOU be one of the people that you please in your life too. So, are you ready to untangle the complicated knot of people-pleasing and loosen it up a little to make weight loss easier on yourself?  Aw yeah! Let’s dive in.  Learn more! www.confidentbody.coach/tips You Are A Miracle book
I'm afraid to feel my feelings
22-05-2024
I'm afraid to feel my feelings
Have you ever been told “You’re too sensitive”? Have you ever felt like your emotions were just a little too much and too overwhelming to handle? Like you’re afraid to let your feelings be okay because deep down, you assume you're the problem? I mean, how embarrassing is it to cry in front of your boss, right? Pull yourself together, girl! (Oh wait, is that just me?) So what we end up doing is, instead of looking those big, powerful feelings in the eye, it’s so much easier to stuff them away with food or drink and focus on the idea that you’ve got to keep it all together, because otherwise you’ll be a puddle of gooey, messy emotions on the floor.  What if you’re NOT the problem? What if you CAN handle those big, powerful emotions?   What if there were tiny steps you could take to allow your feelings and start embracing them, instead of running away?  Today, we’re talking about feeling your feels. I’m opening up about some emotional stuff I’ve been through and my journey from ignoring my feelings and landing in the doctor’s office, to baby stepping my way towards the freedom that lies on the other side of the fear of feeling what you feel.  We’ll talk about tangible ways to dip your toe into the water of feeling your feelings, and how to stop thinking that you’re the problem. Ready to face what you fear with baby steps towards personal peace??  Aw yeah! Let’s go!  Learn more! www.confidentbody.coach/tips You Are A Miracle book
Secrets Keep You Sick - Interview with Yvette Salva
10-04-2024
Secrets Keep You Sick - Interview with Yvette Salva
Have you ever found yourself thinking ahead to when no one will be home and you can eat whatever you want - or how much of whatever you want - in secret without anyone to see? Maybe you wait till everyone is in bed, or you “do good” while you’re at work when others can see. But when you get home and you’re by yourself, it’s a different story. That can bring on so much shame.  The same can be true of drinking. One of my most shameful things from the past has been drinking more when I’m alone than when I’m with other people. The self loathing that can breed in the cover of darkness is intense.  So today we are peeling back the layers of shame and secrecy with a special guest, my friend and fellow life coach, Yvette Salva.  We explore her story of inner turmoil of leading a life as a fitness professional on display in the front of the room, while hiding painful secrets of anorexia, bulimia, alcoholism and addiction.   In this episode, we'll cover the raw reality of hitting rock bottom, feeling addicted, and struggling to break free from the shame spiral.  Yvette and I cover specific steps to go from feeling addicted to food and destructive behaviors to creating intentional systems that set you up for success.  And at the root of it all is learning to love yourself on the inside first.  One quick heads up: There is some adult language in this episode. I always tell you that the world needs more YOU. That you are meant to shine your light exactly as you are. And Yvette is New Jersey strong and brings it with some sassy language. So if you’ve got little ears in the car, maybe hit pause and come back to this episode a little later. And when you do, you’re in for some real talk and truth bombs.  Are you ready to peel back the layers and break free from the shackles of shame?    Aw yeah! Buckle up, buttercup!   Yvette Salva is a personal trainer and life coach who helps empower women to lead a healthy life.  You can learn more about Yvette at her website https://yvettesalvafitness.com/. Or click the links to find her on Facebook and Instagram and YouTube.  Learn more! www.confidentbody.coach/tips You Are A Miracle book
The Good, the Bad, and the Judgy: Exploring Our Inner Judgments
13-03-2024
The Good, the Bad, and the Judgy: Exploring Our Inner Judgments
Have you ever found yourself in a public place and a random stranger walks by and out of nowhere a super judgy thought pops in your brain. “Why would she wear that? Didn’t she look in the mirror this morning? At least I don’t weigh that much.” And then you think “What is wrong with me? Who thinks like that about other people?” Or maybe you find yourself in a situation where you're just dying for someone close to you to make a different choice? Maybe it's your friend, your partner, or even your parents. You think “If he’d just lose a little weight…. If she just noticed all I do….. Why do they always have to SAY those things?” You just KNOW that if they made that one little change, - do something different, say something different, act different, BE different - everything would be better. Or at least YOUR life would be better.  We're talking about those moments when I’m biting your tongue, trying to keep from blurting out, "Why can't they just see what I see?!" We've all been there. And it's totally normal! That feeling can come from a place of wanting the best for others, but it comes off feeling victimy and angry. The tricky part is that sometimes, it can leave us feeling a little guilty and empty, like they’re not measuring up or not being who we want them to be. And then we end up judging ourselves for judging them. Ugh!  So, what do we do? Do we just bite our tongue and keep those feelings buried inside? Or is there another way? A way that allows us to be true to ourselves and our feelings, while also honoring and respecting those we love so much? In today's episode, we're going to dive deep into this thorny topic of judging ourselves and those closest to us. We'll explore why it happens, how it feels, and most importantly, how to move through it with grace and love. Are you ready to peel back the layers of judgment and uncover the truth beneath?    Aw yeah! Learn more! www.confidentbody.coach/tips You Are A Miracle book
What's the Point?
28-02-2024
What's the Point?
Have you ever found yourself on that rollercoaster of diets, calorie counting, feeling like you're trapped in a numbers game, fixated on what that scale says? You’ve been at it for a few weeks and maybe the scale has moved a little, but really not nearly like you expected. And you’re starting to get frustrated. And maybe you have a weekend or a night out where you didn’t stay totally on plan and all the work you put in to lose 1.7 pounds feels like it gets erased. You find yourself staring at the scale, wondering, "What's the point of all this effort if the numbers aren't budging?"   Today we’re talking about answering that question. What IS the point of taking care of yourself and making the effort for yourself whether or not you lose weight.   We’ve all been there – staring at the scale and feeling like it is the ultimate arbiter of our success. what if I told you that the real magic isn't in the digits on the scale? Think about it – when you do something nice for someone you love, it's not about expecting something in return, right? Well, the same goes for your body. It's time to shift the focus from numbers to feelings and establish a loving relationship with yourself.   So today, we’re answering that question. The one the voice inside your head whispers when it says “what’s the point of all this effort anyway if the scale isn’t moving?”   Are you prepared to pivot your perspective on the whys behind wanting the weight loss process, and willing to wonder about creating a relationship with yourself and your body beyond the scale?   Aw yeah! Let’s get after it! Learn more! www.confidentbody.coach/tips You Are A Miracle book
The Hidden Roadblock That's Holding You Back
14-02-2024
The Hidden Roadblock That's Holding You Back
Have you ever felt like, “I know I should work out, but I don’t have time.” or “I want to take time to meal plan but I get so busy and I run out of energy. Between the kids, my job, not to mention being a wife, I find it hard to carve out time for myself.”    Listen, it is hard to find time these days. Life is BUSY. It’s even harder to make ourselves a priority in our own lives. I mean that feels kinda selfish. And there are so many other people that need a piece of our time and energy first.    I’m not denying that.    At the same time, putting yourself last or even just somewhere near the bottom of your priority list is having devastating consequences for you.    Whether it’s in your health and how you want to feel in your body, or your relationships with other people, or even more with your relationship with yourself - which of course is at the root of it all.    Today we’re going to talk about the one giant roadblock that so many of us struggle with when it comes to prioritizing ourselves.    It may not be what you think.    What’s that one major obstacle we all face?    Receiving.  So many of us are not good at receiving.    So today we’re going to talk about  Why is it so hard to receive? I’m not talking about gifts. I’m talking about receiving compliments, receiving help, receiving your innate worthiness and enoughness without having to strive for it or earn it. We’re also talking about how putting yourself is NOT selfish. How prioritizing yourself is an act of service to the people you care about most. And how when you open yourself up to receive, you give others such a gift.    Receiving is an act of service. And it’s something that takes practice.    But we gotta start with changing our mindset around it.    Ready?    Let’s go!!  Learn more! www.confidentbody.coach/tips You Are A Miracle book
The Puzzle Perspective: Unlocking the Weight Loss Code
24-01-2024
The Puzzle Perspective: Unlocking the Weight Loss Code
Have you ever felt like losing weight is like trying to solve a Rubik's Cube blindfolded? The struggle is real, right? It's not just the simple formula that diets try to tell us it is. It's an emotional rollercoaster filled with frustration, self-doubt, and - let’s be honest -  the occasional forbidden love affair with a pint of ice cream.  But what if it didn’t have to be that way? Instead of a tortuous grind, what if it could be thought provoking game? Picture this: You, with a magnifying glass, examining your weight loss journey like a fascinating puzzle rather than a daunting problem.  Here’s a question: What if, instead of blaming ourselves for every little hiccup in our fitness routine, we approached weight loss with curiosity and a beginner's mind? In this episode, we’re talking about how a book that has nothing to do with weight loss can inspire you to think about weight loss in a whole new way. And if there’s nothing else that you get from this episode, there are 4 words that map out the repeatable process you can use to turn your weight loss experience around from painful to puzzling. From shaming and blaming to wondering and learning.  So, are you ready to ditch the shame, put on your science goggles, and approach weight loss like a puzzle instead of a pain the petunias?  That’s right. Strap in cuz it’s time to get our learning on!  Let’s go! Learn more! www.confidentbody.coach/tips You Are A Miracle book