Don't Diet! The Psychology Behind Healthy Living with Psychotherapist & International Author Karen R. Koenig
In This Episode:
[01:15] Welcome Karen Koenig to the show to discuss the psychological aspect of food.
[01:44] Karen shares her background in the field.
[03:14] Why Karen doesn’t recommend dieting at all.
[05:43] How can you outsmart overeating?
[07:55] Self-discipline does not work for biological imperatives… learn why.
[10:50] Learn how you can be more kind to yourself.
[13:06] Why negative self-talk becomes a vicious cycle.
[17:58] Put your negative thoughts in the past-tense so your brain disassociates that behavior with your identity.
[20:54] Write down the things you want.
[22:39] Listen as Karen provides tips and tricks for thinking more about the food you’re eating and why.
[24:45] In terms of evolution, what would happen if we weren’t able to tell when we were hungry?
[26:31] Why being a fast eater is one of the first things you should be more mindful about.
[31:12] What is one of the best ways to change your eating habits?
[34:20] It’s important to find pleasure in something other than eating.
[37:10] You have to constantly shift naturally and go with what is happening in your life.
[39:39] Humans have to have a balance between structure and freedom.
[40:56] What are some of the ways you can switch off?
[43:13] Connect with Karen.
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