This was a totally wonderful podcast to be on, with two good friends. They also happen to be exceptionally great at working with clients and emotional eating themselves, so we got to really dig in on deeper level strategies and tools.
Habit & Skill-Based Weight Loss
Josh, please tell us how you developed your habit-based and skill-based approach to weight loss?
Was it a personal or professional evolution or both?
Tell us a bit about the diet and nutrition environment of your childhood and how you grew up.
In your experience when people set off on a weight loss journey, what are some of the factors they don’t take into account or have a blind spot about?
What do you see are the main obstacles to sustained and sustainable weight loss?
How do you talk to your clients about motivation?
People in recovery have often been so conditioned by objectification that most of their motivation comes from a place of self-rejection, trying to fix themselves, hoping they will get to a place where they look at themselves and start to deserve self-acceptance and self-love, while in the process their own motivation is flawed and leads to a dead end. Shifting this is an intricate process. How do you do that?
What, in your experience, is the environment (intrinsic and extrinsic, personal and cultural) in which emotional eating starts to occur? What are the influences? And of course, what do you find is the way through?
Health at every size
How can we model a health-at-every-size-like attitude to our children and young people who are easily influenced by media?
What metrics, other than weight, tangible and intangible, do you track with your clients?
How do you celebrate milestones? How do you meet obstacles?
The future of emotional eating
Tell us about your research in emotional eating? What are some surprises that you stumbled upon?
What inspires you now for the thesis you are working on?