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I have a genuine desire to help as many people as possible who struggle with sustainable weight loss, poor body image, an unhealthy relationship with food, lack of confidence, and feeling good about themselves.
But the truth is, my efforts, skillset, and experience are best served by focusing specifically on those I can help best:
I help women over 30 who have been stuck in the weight loss-regain cycle for long enough and are sick of letting food and the number on the scale influence how they feel about themselves and how they show up.
I help them to build limitless amounts of confidence, certainty, and self-love so that they can keep the weight off for good and never have to diet again.
If you resonate with any aspect of the story I share in today’s episode, know that you’re in the right place.
And, also know that you’re not broken, damaged, or doomed, and that you absolutely can make the changes necessary to keep the weight off for good and rebuild limitless amounts of self-confidence and self-love so that you never have to diet again.
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How I Can Help You:
I help women over 30 lose weight and rebuild limitless confidence so that they never have to diet again.
To date, I’ve personally coached more than 1,500 women and helped them to collectively lose 10,000+ pounds of body fat and keep it off for good, while simultaneously empowering them with the education, strategies, and accountability needed to feel and look their best.
Hey, I’m Registered Dietician, Paul Salter, and you are listening to Screw the Scale Radio.
If you’ve been losing and regaining the same 20 pounds and struggling to have a positive relationship with food and a loving relationship with yourself, you’re in the right place. Ready to get out of your own way and truly feel and look your best? Buckle up as I dive deep beyond the nutritional X’s and O’s, to teach you how to build massive amounts of self-confidence, self-love, and self-trust, so that you can not only lose the weight you desire and keep it all for good, but truly feel your best.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to an episode of Screw the Scale Radio. This particular episode is the precursor, the introduction, the one that will set the stage and set the tone for the brand-new podcast, the rebrand, the name-change, back to our roots, Screw the Scale Radio. My name is Paul Salter. I am a registered dietician and your host of Screw the Scale Radio.
In today’s episode, I want to speak directly to you, my dear listener. I want to speak directly to you, to reassure you that you’re in the right place and that this podcast is the best free resource you’ll ever have to help you not only achieve your sustainable weight loss goal, but truly feel your best. And the way that I plan to do that today is by sharing a story with you, a story that I believe you’ll see yourself in. I have a genuine desire to help as many people as possible who struggle with sustainable weight loss, poor body image, and unhealthy relationship with food, lack of confidence, and just really feeling good about themselves. But the truth is, my efforts, skillset, and experience are best served by focusing specifically on those who I can help best.
I help women over 30, who have been stuck in the weight loss regain cycle for long enough and are sick of letting food and the number on the scale influence how they feel about themselves and how they show up. I help them to build limitless amounts of confidence, certainty and self-love, so that they can keep the weight off for good and never have to diet again. And if you resonate with any aspect of the story I share in today’s episode, definitely know that you’re in the right place, and also know that you’re not broken, damaged or doomed, and that you absolutely can make the changes necessary to keep the weight off for good and rebuild limitless amounts of self-confidence and self-love so that you never have to diet again.
And without further ado, I want to share a relatable, emotionally charged and vulnerable story with you. I want you to meet Stephanie. Stephanie is 38 years old. She works in the marketing and event planning department of a major company. She works from home twice per week and has a 30-minute commute to the office on the days that she goes in. She earns roughly $85,000 annually. She’s married. She has two children. A girl, age nine, and a little boy, age six. She lives in a house with her husband, which they own, her two kids and a pet dog, right outside of the city. She receives childcare support from both the local daycare and her mom on the days that she works out the office. Most days, she wakes up at 5:00 AM or at least intends to, but often hits the snooze button at least twice.
She inconsistently eats breakfast, often not grabbing something until she reaches work. Well, of course, there’s plenty of time for coffee. Her priority during the mornings is getting the kids up and ready for school, as well as cooking their breakfast. And often, she really will just pick at what she makes for her children and rely on coffee to get her going for the first few hours of the day. When she works from home, she wears yoga pants and a business casual blouse. When she works from the office, she rotates between wearing a dress, business, slacks, or other professional business casual attire, depending on the weather and, well, whether or not she has meetings with prospects, clients or managers that day. She is mindful of always trying to dress to look the part, but to be candid, she never feels too good about what she looks and feels like in the clothes that she chooses. Can you relate to that?
At the office, she has a never ending to-do list and constant deadlines to meet. She has prospects to woo, clients to please and a boss to keep on her good side. But she loves her job because of the fast-paced nature, how rewarding it can be, and how much she gets to really make a difference in people and companies lives. But it is this blend of characteristics that often brings about a lot of stress too. And more often than not, more often than she would like, she brings her work home with her. And when she works from home, she’ll rely on heating up leftovers or making a quick meal. When she works from the office however, she prefers to bring her own lunch and snacks but isn’t as consistent here as she’d really like. It’s on these days in particular that she’ll graze on office provided snacks or grab something from a local restaurant or Uber Eats.
Stephanie has a goal of five 5:30 AM workouts per week, but it seems as of late that she’s averaging closer to three per week. I mean, to be honest, she’s in a funk. She’s in a rut. Her sleep has been inconsistent. Her energy is like a rollercoaster throughout the day, and she has been overly reliant on fast food and processed shit to help her get through the day. She’s short with her children, she’s short with her husband, and she’s spending virtually zero time on self-care even though she recognizes the dear importance of it. And lately, more than ever before, she has caught herself speaking absolutely horribly about and to herself, constantly putting herself down and reinforcing feelings of defeat, anger, frustration, and overwhelm.
Daily triggers that Stephanie encounters during a typical workday include, seeing the number on the scale sends her skyrocketing in a negative direction. Putting on her work clothes on the day she goes into the office, she just feels gross. She hates how she looks. Seeing a variety of treats and snacks offered at her office, it’s either eat everything or eat nothing. Hearing conversations about diet and exercise from fit coworkers, why is it so easy for them but so difficult for her? And it’s a collection of these particular triggers that immediately produce feelings of self-doubt, lack of worthiness, harsh unkind comments about herself, imposter syndrome and other toxic thoughts. And as these words and thoughts accumulate, they inevitably accumulate to be the catalyst for making irrational, shortsighted decisions to lose weight. When Stephanie has been exposed to countless triggers throughout the day at the office, she’s on edge, she’s short, tense and impatient. She’s not only not able to be present, compassionate, but she’s also not able to be creative when interacting with her team and customers. Can you relate?
Stephanie has been in a decade-plus long battle with her weight. She has tried countless diet programs including Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Noom, using MyFitnessPal, Renaissance Periodization, this app or that, working with a macro coach among many others. She’s a member of a local group fitness community and enjoys these workouts. However, her consistency and frequency wax and wane based on what is on her plate. She also happens to have a small garage gym and peloton at home too. I mean, to be frank, she has no excuse not to work out. She has everything she needs and then some at her disposal. And like you, she has successfully lost weight on multiple occasions and found it much easier to accomplish prior to having her first child. But the weight, it always comes back. She has never felt like the program she did or the approach she took was sustainable. She always acted out of desperation. And she still struggles because she continues to seek short-term unsustainable solutions and has not chosen to look inward to identify the true origin of her self-sabotaging behaviors.
She is stuck in this vicious cycle of blaming the diet, her husband, her circumstances, her job and her kids, for the results she does not have. But it’s not due to any lack of effort. Stephanie will occasionally pull out old diet programs and try to resume their respective rules, calories or macro goals. But unfortunately, and I’m sure you can relate to this, it only leads to short-term results that last a couple of weeks before she inevitably returns to the old way of doing things. At this particular moment, Stephanie isn’t following a set diet and is only making it to the gym twice per week. She’s desperate. She doesn’t mind cooking and she’s no stranger to meal prep. She’s just never fallen in love with it or found it sustainable. She enjoys making new recipes when she can, and of course, when she has the time, but between work and having two kids, she rarely finds that time to do so.
And very much like me, probably like you, she has a massive sweet tooth and often feels it to be a necessity to end her day with something sweet. Something, again, like me, possibly like you, has been ingrained in her psyche since she was a child. And again, I want to make it clear, Stephanie enjoys exercising, she enjoys eating well. But given the best time of day she can go is 05:30 in the morning, she often struggles to get out of bed in time to make it. She would happily trade in a workout for an extra hour of sleep. And this is especially true when she’s stressed. And it’s this battle first thing in the morning that serves as a catalyst for a roller coaster ride, an energy, appetite and cravings the remainder of the day.
Stephanie got into the best shape of her life prior to her wedding and again, after the birth of her first child. But ever since her second child was born, she has struggled mightily to lose the baby weight and has since been only seeing her weight gradually creep up and up. She wants… No, she desires confidence and certainty now, because she’s reached her rock bottom. She is disgusted, ashamed, frustrated, and angry, depressed about who she’s become. Sure, she has so much to be happy about and grateful for on the outside, but on the inside she’s struggling. She is struggling. And this is where Stephanie is now. She is 20 pounds away from the last weight she remembers feeling her best. She is practicing inconsistency in both her exercise and eating habits. She is feeling as if she can never put herself first. She feels tremendous guilt at the thought of doing so. She is operating from an emotional base rooted in fear, lack, frustration and disappointment. She’s confused about how, where, and what to change if she wants to achieve sustainable weight loss.
She’s fed up, frustrated, angry and tired, just exhausted of repeating this vicious cycle. She hates what she sees in the mirror and how most of her clothes fit. She’d rather hide behind big baggy clothes and make sure she hides behind others when photos are taken. She dreams of feeling confident in what she wears, especially in a bathing suit or her birthday suit. She wants to feel confident, in control, calm, sexy, healthy, energetic and strong. And to be frank, she wants to look like someone who exercises as often as she does. If any aspect of Stephanie’s story resonates with you, know that you’re not alone and you are in the right place. Screw the Scale Radio is your number one recommended, shared, and go-to podcast for learning not only how to lose the weight and keep it all for good, but to develop massive amounts of self-confidence, self-love and self-trust, so you can truly feel, look and be your best.
And again, I’m your host and Register Dietician, Paul Salter. And I am here every single week to coach you, teach you, encourage you and inspire you. And I sincerely appreciate you being here and listening to this episode. When you are ready to ask for help, which by the way, asking for help is the single most productive catalyst to achieving results at an accelerated pace. But when you’re ready to ask for help so that you can break this yo-yo and self-shaming cycle for good and truly look, feel, and be your best, I invite you to connect with me and to reach out to me on Instagram. My handle is at @paulsaltercoaching. Send me a direct message with the word or the number rather, 5%, to learn more and get a conversation started about how I can help you keep the weight off for good and shine your brightest. Thank you so much for listening to today’s episode. Remember, the official brand-new season and show of Screw the Scale Radio kicks off with our next episode and I will meet you there. As always, screw the scale.
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