menopause

In this episode I talk about some of my clients before and after our work together. I read you their journey in their own words, and then I tell you about my experience working with them.

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Here are the two testimonials from this podcast. Listen in as I tell you how they started losing weight while menopausal.

“When I first got in touch with ‘Dr. Deb,’ I was a walking ball of anxiety. My hormones and health were in constant flux and it made my emotions just as bonkers. My job, my family, and my spirit were all suffering. I had been trying to fix it all on my own, devouring podcasts and other information about health, personal growth, depression, hormones, etc., but it all just made me feel worse, just another thing to try and fail. Finally, I reached out for help and hit the jackpot.

After just a few conversations, Dr. Deb zeroed in on where I needed to start: my negative thoughts about myself and what I deserved. She showed me the work I needed to do to get my inner critic to put down the whip and pick up some pom-poms. Once I was not terrorizing myself with my thoughts, everything else followed. I did not think it was possible, but I no longer crave junk food, nor do I play Russian Roulette with a bag of cookies. (‘Will this one kill me? Nope! How about this one?’) Instead, I actually enjoy showing myself some love by taking care of my body and letting myself experience emotion instead of numbing everything with food or some other distraction.

It has taken time and effort, but Dr. Deb has been there with me throughout and amazed me with her insights every time we talked. I am losing weight steadily, my mood has stabilized, and I have enough good energy for myself and those around me. Even when I screw it all up sometimes, I have the tools to understand what happened and learn from it, not beat myself up about it. I don’t know if Dr. Deb ‘saved’ my life, but she has definitely helped me feel once again like it is a nice place to be.” ~Gretchen

“Dr Deb Butler really knows her stuff! She is amazing as a coach and is living proof that her approach works. My experience in her group was the best I’ve ever had. Don’t be afraid to join in. She is committed to taking people from where they are, and at the speed they like. Participating from another country as I did was no hassle and I learned so much. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone wanting to address their personal issues and find more compassion and joy in their lives. Taking it a day at a time. Thanks, Dr Deb Butler!” ~Kym Madden, Australia

If you’re interested in learning to apply these tools as these women have, join me in my new class, How Menopausal Women Lose Weight, starting January 24th, click here. It isn’t public yet, so the price is lower.

Enjoy the show!

Follow me on Facebook and see me live every Tuesday at 12 noon Eastern, 11 a.m. Central, 10 a.m. Mountain, 9 a.m. Pacific on Tuned in Tuesdays with Dr. Deb.

To get your free copy of the Thinner Peace in Menopause and Beyond Podcast Companion please go to http://drdebbutler.com/change. This will make it even easier to follow along with me on future podcasts.

If you like what I’m talking but think you need more guidance, I am offering a free consultation to my listeners to answer any questions you might have about anything I’ve talked about. Just go to http://drdebbutler.com/mini-session.

Please leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://drdebbutler.com/itunes. It will help me reach more women who struggle with these issues. Here’s how to rate and review on iTunes: http://drdebbutler.com/rate. Thank you!

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This episode is all about self-kindness or self-compassion, and how to use it when you’re watching yourself eating.

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I use Kristen Neff’s book on Self-Compassion and she says:

“Self-compassion also requires taking a balanced approach to our negative emotions so that feelings are neither suppressed nor exaggerated.

This equilibrated stance stems from the process of relating personal experiences to those of others who are also suffering, thus putting our own situation into a larger perspective.

It also stems from the willingness to observe our negative thoughts and emotions with openness and clarity, so that they are held in mindful awareness.

Mindfulness is a non-judgmental, receptive mind state in which one observes thoughts and feelings as they are, without trying to suppress or deny them.

We cannot ignore our pain and feel compassion for it at the same time. At the same time, mindfulness requires that we not be ‘over-identified’ with thoughts and feelings, so that we are caught up and swept away by negative reactivity.”

I think you were only taught kindness towards others, but not towards yourself. In this episode start learning how to be kind to YOU.

Enjoy this show on self-kindness.

Follow me on Facebook and see me live every Tuesday at 12 noon Eastern, 11 a.m. Central, 10 a.m. Mountain, 9 a.m. Pacific on Tuned in Tuesdays with Dr. Deb.

To get your free copy of the Thinner Peace in Menopause and Beyond Podcast Companion please go to http://drdebbutler.com/change. This will make it even easier to follow along with me on future podcasts.

If you like what I’m talking but think you need more guidance, I am offering a free consultation to my listeners to answer any questions you might have about anything I’ve talked about. Just go to http://drdebbutler.com/mini-session.

Please leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://drdebbutler.com/itunes. It will help me reach more women who struggle with these issues. Here’s how to rate and review on iTunes: http://drdebbutler.com/rate. Thank you!

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Ep 70 If You’re in Menopause Don’t Believe Everything You Think

In this episode, listen in as I coach a podcast listener on her fears of gaining back her weight. If you’ve been afraid of being able to trust yourself after you’ve lost some weight, if you’re afraid it won’t last, or it’s just too hard to keep this up, then listen to my coaching session […]

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Ep 69 Creating a thINNER Peace Lifestyle: The Art of Self-Compassion

Today’s episode is all about how to create peace from the inside out. I show you how to start creating a peaceful mindset now using a powerful tool: Self-compassion. Most people know how to use compassion but have no idea how to use it for themselves. If you want to lose weight in this phase […]

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Ep 61 The Model of How Your Mind Works

This is the #1 tool that I use for all my coaching and self-coaching. It is called the model and it looks like this: Listen as I explain how to use this simple tool to achieve permanent weight loss during menopause. It’s not what you’re eating, (the A line in the model), but what you’re […]

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Ep 59 Menopositivity

In this episode, I create a brand new transition called MENOPOSITIVITY instead of menopause. I work with a lot of women who are angry at their bodies as they go through menopause. One of the things I always ask them is, “What might be good about it? What’s the positive side of this most natural […]

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Ep 50 What To Do When Feeling Powerless

In this episode, we discuss one of the main ways your body has of getting your attention in menopause is by weight gain. Menopause is a time to reflect on how you’ve been treating your body. Maybe you’ve gotten away with bad eating habits with no weight gain or ill health, until you hit menopause. […]

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Ep 30 Menopause is Finally the Time to Separate the Joy of Eating from the Joy of Celebrating

In this episode, I talk about how you can connect to the pure joy of eating a food or foods and connect to the pure joy of the moment. They don’t have to be treated separately. I provide examples from two clients and how they used the celebration of the moment to DISCONNECT from their […]

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Ep 27 You Can’t Eat Guilt. Guilt Is Not a Food Group, Especially During Menopause

In this episode we will talk about how guilt comes from your thoughts. If you don’t understand this, I will make it much clearer by the end of this podcast. My guess is for those of you who suffer from too much guilt, your brain is trained to think the same thoughts over and over […]

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Don’t Suffer After 50—You Were Meant To Flourish!

Do you think menopause is intended to make you suffer? Do you think you are meant to get fatter during menopause? Or, do you think you are meant to flourish during menopause? Menopause in our culture is not looked upon positively. It’s not something we, as women, want to experience. Yet it’s a natural transition […]

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