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The Dieting Game Is Rigged

281: The Dieting Game Is Rigged

Regardless if it is intentional or not, most diets are set up for you to fail in 3 ways:

They market to your insecurities.

They do not take into consideration your unique individuality or the wholeness of your life.

They don’t teach the real skillsets of sustainable behavior change.

In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, I do a deep dive into how the dieting game is rigged and, more importantly, give you REAL solutions to the challenges that compel you to sign up for them again and again.

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Episode 108: Secrets From the Eating Lab w/ Traci Mann PhD

108: Secrets From the Eating Lab w/ Traci Mann PhD

This month’s deep dive on the podcast is into the wild and seriously misinformed world of dieting. I appropriately titled the theme of this month’s podcast: The Death of Dieting.

Dieting sucks and more importantly it doesn’t work for the long haul and to better help us understand why that is the case, I have invited Traci Mann to be a guest on the show. Traci is a professor of psychology, founder of the Health and Eating Lab at the University of Minnesota and author of Secrets from the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower and Why You Should Never Diet Again.

We cover a tremendous amount of ground in today’s interview including:
• Why diets don’t work.
• Why you should focus on living on the low end of your set weight range
• The Myth of willpower
• Strategies for what will improve your relationship with food
• Why “obesity will not kill you”
• The incredible health benefits of exercise and why weight loss should not be the primary goal of exercise

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107: The Death of Dieting

The theme for the month of April on the Grace & Grit Podcast is going to be: The Death of Dieting because diets make us miserable, they mess up our relationship with food and, worst of all, despite the massive amount of time, energy and money we spend on them… they don’t work for the long haul.

I have some incredible guests lined up for the month, including:

Traci Mann, Ph.D., a professor of psychology and expert in the fields of eating psychology, dieting, and self-control. Dr. Mann is also the author of “Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again.”


Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, EPC, a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, and certified health and fitness specialist who helps people create a better life with workable, interesting self-care goals via her weight-neutral Body Kindness practice.

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The Death of Dieting with Michelle Rycroft

059: The Death of Dieting with Michelle Rycroft

I have to admit that I don’t follow a ton of female trainers online because I have a beef with the message a lot of trainers and health coaches are selling to women. If you are a regular listener of this show, you are well aware that I loathe quick fix tactics, supplement pushing, radical detoxes and the like.

The trainers and coaches I adore are the ones who are preaching slow and steady, sensible habit change with their clients, who don’t skirt the fact that there is a lot of work involved in any meaningful transformation; people who walk the talk. So, when I see a female health professional demonstrating those things consistently, only then do I become interested and, of course, invite her to be a guest on the Grace & Grit podcast. Which was exactly the case with my guest today, Michelle Rycroft, who owns a sweet little online coaching business called Ripped by Rycroft.

Michelle herself has gone through a radical health transformation…and who doesn’t love a great transformation story…and now inspires and educates women to take responsibility for their own health. Obviously, we are kindred spirits that way, which is another reason I asked her to be a guest on the show.

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