Sean Croxton interviewed Gretchen Ruben about her new book- Better Than Before- Mastering the Habits of our Everyday Lives
Link to the interview
If you are downloading in iTunes, the show is #326, Underground Wellness
To take the Quiz mentioned in the interview, go to Gretchen's website.
Oh, holy heck. My heros. Both of them.
- I used to be an obliger, now I'm an upholder. Putting myself first and telling everyone else to deal with their own stuff.
- I love, love, love daily weighing as weight management tool. Data. I can take action quickly day-to-day, only when needed.
- Abstaining from sugars (and grains) is also a huge tool in weight management. Clear mind, clear food choices honors my genotype and epi-genetics. I have the genes to be high risk for obesity, but not have the phenotype. Even after 40 years of yo-yo dieting and being morbidly obese. 3 years in the normal.
I'm a whole new person inside and out!
What works now:
|3 years, daily weighing|
1. Listening to podcasts to keep my knowledge fresh and renew as often as possible- life long learning.
2. Daily weighing. Reversing trends when they are small
3. Abstaining from sugars (and grains)
4. Thinking for myself.
5. Putting myself first.
What didn't work in the past:
1. Not moving on and learning a better way.(example counting WW points for years!) when something wasn't working.
2. Avoiding the scale, in hopes I could just wing it.
3. Eating sugars (and grains) in moderation.
4. Thinking I was doing the right thing because most others ate in moderation. I thought I must be wrong.
5. Putting myself absolute last and training others to do the same thing to me. Ugh.
Okay, readers. Have you listened to the podcast. If you read the book, I'm interested in what your thoughts are. Good or bad. I know daily weighing is not for everyone. That is okay. Honor yourself and what works.