Are you feeling stuck on the path to better health, wondering why progress is slow despite your efforts? The answer is simpler than you think. In the pursuit of lowering your A1c and reversing diabetes, the most significant obstacle is not your hormones, budget, genes, family, or even your macro mix—it’s the attempts to work around the breakup with junk food. For 80% of women with diabetes, this is the single thing that holds them back from the health they want.
This is a great coaching call with regular listener, Megali! Just like you, Megali is a total badass. She knows what to do to fix her type 2 diabetes but struggles to implement these changes consistently. Her biggest struggle surrounds her emotional eating spurred by her mother’s recent passing. She has so many memories and some heartache, that chocolate seems to soothe, at the expense of her health.
If this story resonates with you, check out this episode to unpack what is happening in your brain!
Happy Thanksgiving! The holiday is HERE! This episode has a strategy to help you stay in control of your health during your Thanksgiving meal!
In continued recognition of National Diabetes Month, I also discuss some of the powerful preventions and reversal strategies I teach women to help them reverse their type 2 diabetes PERMANENTLY!
Check it out!! Set yourself up for an amazing holiday week!
This episode is another coaching call with one of my amazing listeners! If you have ever thought, “I am going to get healthy for my _________ (kids, husband, family, etc…)” and never seemed to materialize the results you planned. This episode is for you. This coaching call will clarify why this is not the reason that creates the results you want. CHECK. IT. OUT!
In recognition of National Diabetes Month, for the month of November the podcast will be covering awareness, education, prevention, reversal, and the DelaneMD process so you can put this all into action. This month will give you all the tools and the help you need to finally put type 2 diabetes behind you!
Many women with type 2 diabetes know what it means to food prep, count carbs, check their blood sugars, and exercise daily. But what does it mean to be “coached?” Many women do not know what this means or why it will help them fix their diabetes.
This podcast is meant to clear it up! A lovely listener has agreed to be coached for the benefit of all. Check it out and reap the benefits!
This episode highlights the role of questions in our thought processes. Questions framed as predictions or assumptions can indeed lead to confusion, while constructive questions can facilitate problem-solving and self-discovery. Effective coaching often involves asking more empowering and solution-focused questions, encouraging self-compassion and growth. Learning to use effective questions in the Thought Model, guides you in understanding the profound impact of your thoughts on your feelings, actions, and results. Learn why you want to say goodbye to confusing and self-sabotaging questions and embrace empowering ones. Mastering the tool of powerful questions will empower you to take control of your life and overcome obstacles, including type 2 diabetes, by harnessing the incredible potential of your mind.
This episode paints a vivid picture of the excuse cycle by following a scenario involving afternoon candy cravings, ultimately leading to a cascade of poor choices and negative emotions. It emphasizes the importance of understanding and embracing uncomfortable emotions like desire, frustration, overwhelm, and boredom instead of using food as a coping mechanism.
I outline how women can create plans from their rational, goal-oriented minds (the prefrontal cortex) to counteract impulsive decisions driven by the primitive brain’s desire to avoid discomfort. By naming and acknowledging the feelings that trigger unhealthy eating habits, you can learn to develop resilience and gain insight into your thought patterns.
The discussion in this episod focuses on achieving better health and managing type 2 diabetes by making conscious choices about what we eat. It emphasizes that there is no one-size-fits-all diet plan; instead, the key is to stop consuming unhealthy, processed foods. The mindset advocated is one of setting clear, measurable goals and understanding why those goals matter. By constantly asking, “Does this decision make me proud?” when making food choices, individuals can align their actions with their health goals and build self-belief. The importance of this mindset is illustrated through a client explaining that despite decent blood sugar levels after eating pizza, she felt unsatisfied due to her lack of pride in her decision. Ultimately, the message is clear: make choices that you can be proud of to regain control of your health and well-being.
The desire to stop is always going to exist. There are a million reasons for this. The motivational triad of the human brain drives us to expend the least amount of energy possible, while avoiding pain, and seeking out pleasure. That keeps us from doing things that are hard if we can avoid it. Being exhausted from doing The Things each day. Nostalgia for comfort food. Boredom with chicken and veggies AGAIN. These are just a few reasons that we want to stop.
The desire to stop happens for everyone. This will happen for you. And it will happen again. This is the human experience.
The problem comes when we experience a feeling of discomfort, exhaustion, or boredom and we want to stop. We believe that these feelings mean we need to DO something different. This week’s episode discusses what these feelings actually mean and what to do with them to move beyond these feelings and continue doing the things that will reverse your type 2 diabetes.
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