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Dec. 27, 2021

How to Lose Weight While Loving Life w/Brooke Simonson

How to Lose Weight While Loving Life w/Brooke Simonson

One of the biggest struggles solo moms face is managing their health. Specifically, they struggle with weight issues that can lead to massive health problems. That's the reason I interview so many experts in health and wellbeing. To give solo moms various tools and strategies they need to manage their health.

In this interview, Brooke Simonson shares her struggles with weight loss as well as strategies she developed for sustained weight maintenance. Brook talks about her 3 A's of successful weight loss in addition to how we can develop habits that put us on a path to getting and staying healthy.

Takeaways:

  • Shift your focus away from weight loss and move towards weight maintenance
  • Diet is not a one size fits all
  • Listen to your body to learn what may work for you
  • Use evidenced-based information to guide you towards your goals

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00:00:04 [jenn]: Today, I' speaking with Brooke Simonson, a certified nutrition coach and Weight Loss expert. Welcome. 00:00:12,480 --> 00:00:14,00 [Brooke_simonson]: Thank you so much. you're having me.00:00:15,795 --> 00:00:16,795

[jenn]: Sure,00:00:18,015 --> 00:00:23,855b[jenn]: could you tell us about you? We going to talk about nutrition and weight loss and allb00:00:24,015 --> 00:00:27 [jenn]: that fun stuff we would love to um, gossip about. 0:00:27,540 --> 00:00:28,540 [brooke_simonson]: Yes 00:00:29,935 --> 00:00:31,615 [jenn]: But first tell us about Brorke, 00:00:32,000 --> 00:00:36,400 [brooke_simonson]: Yeah, of course. so, uh, like you said, I'm broke Sinfind. I'm a certified 00:00:36,720 --> 00:00:41,360 [brooke_simonson]: nutrition coach and I specifically help people with weight loss. Um, and I 00:00:41,520 --> 00:00:46,000 [brooke_simonson]: actually didn't start in this career. I started out being a teacher. I 00:00:46,160 --> 00:00:52,000

[brooke_simonson]: taught high school English for twelve years, and after college I started

00:00:52,160 --> 00:00:55,520 [brooke_simonson]: teaching right at twenty. two. Lots of changes. You know, when you 00:00:55,680 --> 00:00:59,760 [brooke_simonson]: graduated from college, you start your first job. I also had some physical 00:00:59,920 --> 00:01:04,880

[brooke_simonson]: changes as well, so I just noticed I didn't have as much energy as I once

00:01:05,120 --> 00:01:10,400 [brooke_simonson]: did. I was pretty sluggish. I just had this uptick and cravings and I was 00:01:10,560 --> 00:01:15,680 [brooke_simonson]: hungry all the time. I ended up gaining about twenty pounds in my twenties, 00:01:16,480 --> 00:01:20,880

[brooke_simonson]: and really just couldn't figure out what was going on. I thought. Oh, maybe

00:01:21,040 --> 00:01:24,160 [brooke_simonson]: it's because I have a job now and I'm not sleeping as much. or maybe I’m 00:01:24,240 --> 00:01:28,240 [brooke_simonson]: more stressed. Maybe it's because I'm getting older even though I was in my 00:01:28,240 --> 00:01:34,400 [brooke_simonson]: twenties, so I definitely wasn't old by any means, but I did. I think what 00:01:34,035 --> 00:01:35,03 [jenn]: Yeah, 00:01:34,880 --> 00:01:41,120

[brooke_simonson]: a lot of us women do. We resort to different diets that we see, or I joined

00:01:41,280 --> 00:01:46,480 [brooke_simonson]: the gym and I exercised six, sometimes seven days a week. Sometimes I would 00:01:46,560 --> 00:01:51,760

[brooke_simonson]: do a juice cleans, or I would read about some detoxs or take supplements. 00:01:51,840 --> 00:01:55,440 [brooke_simonson]: would get upset with myself for not having better willpower or self 00:01:55,680 --> 00:01:59,760 [brooke_simonson]: control, and for years and years iough, to honestly just couldn't figure 00:02:00,000 --> 00:02:05,280

[brooke_simonson]: figure out what was going on with me and how to get back to looking and

00:02:05,520 --> 00:02:11,520 [brooke_simonson]: feeling my best, so I ended up doing what I do and what I know best which 00:02:11,600 --> 00:02:15,760 [brooke_simonson]: is researching. I love. I'm kind of a nerd in that way, and I always loved 00:02:15,920 --> 00:02:20,720 [brooke_simonson]: teaching myself new things, so I kind of made it a hobby to get my hands on 00:02:20,880 --> 00:02:26,240 [brooke_simonson]: as much information as I could about nutrition. you know, eating healthy, 00:02:26,400 --> 00:02:31,280

[brooke_simonson]: long term, losing weight health. I read a lot of books, tons of scholarly

00:02:31,600 --> 00:02:36,000 [brooke_simonson]: articles. I ended up enrolling in an institute called the Institute of 00:02:36,160 --> 00:02:40,880 [brooke_simonson]: transformational nutrition, which is how I got my certification as a 00:02:40,880 --> 00:02:45,760

[brooke_simonson]: nutrition coach and really was just doing it more for my own knowledge. I

00:02:45,840 --> 00:02:49,840 [brooke_simonson]: wasn't at the time planning on doing that full time because I was working 00:02:50,080 --> 00:02:55,280 [brooke_simonson]: as I said as a teacher. Uh, but I just my passion became learning as much 00:02:55,360 --> 00:02:59,680

[brooke_simonson]: as possible, and then I started using myself as a guinea pig and trying

00:03:00,080 --> 00:03:04,240 [brooke_simonson]: different things I was learning. And what do you know? I was able to lose 00:03:04,400 --> 00:03:09,680 [brooke_simonson]: the weight and then also keep it off long term, because I ended up changing00:03:09,840 --> 00:03:15,760 [brooke_simonson]: habits and implementing new ones that worked for my unique lifestyle, And 00:03:15,980 --> 00:03:16,980 [brooke_simonson]: I'm sure we'll talk 00:03:16,595 --> 00:03:17,595 [jenn]: Mhm, Mhm, Mhm, 00:03:17,200 --> 00:03:21,920

[brooke_simonson]: about that, but that's really the critical piece of. There's so many sort

00:03:22,000 --> 00:03:26,320 [brooke_simonson]: of one size. That's all approaches out there where people are only able to 00:03:26,320 --> 00:03:29,360 [brooke_simonson]: get short term results because they're not able to sustain 00:03:30,400 --> 00:03:36,480

[brooke_simonson]: the rules of these strict diet or the habit. Long term really comes down to

00:03:36,720 --> 00:03:41,760 [brooke_simonson]: learning first of all, what works in general for weight loss and optimal 00:03:41,920 --> 00:03:45,440 [brooke_simonson]: nutrition, but then also learning about yourself in your own body and what 00:03:45,520 --> 00:03:46,720

[brooke_simonson]: you'll be able to sustain. 00:03:49,135 --> 00:03:52,735 [jenn]: right, Yeah, Yeah, for sure. thank you for sharing with us 00:03:52,420 --> 00:03:53,420

[brooke_simonson]: Yeah, 00:03:53,455 --> 00:04:00,175 [jenn]: And it's It's funny that always adverse adversity, depending on how we embrace, it can 00:04:00,975 --> 00:04:02,175

[jenn]: lead us the new careers. 00:04:02,700 --> 00:04:03,700 [brooke_simonson]: Yeah, exactly. 00:04:04,340 --> 00:04:05,340 [brooke_simonson]: I know. 00:04:05,440 --> 00:04:10,000 [brooke_simonson]: I, I lived in at New York City at the time when I was a teacher and then my 00:04:10,160 --> 00:04:15,440 [brooke_simonson]: husband and I moving to California to be closer to family, so it' kind of 00:04:15,520 --> 00:04:19,280

[brooke_simonson]: this perfect fresh start in terms of a new state. And 00:04:19,315 --> 00:04:20,315 [jenn]: Mhm,00:04:20,000 --> 00:04:23,840 [brooke_simonson]: instead of getting a new teaching job, I want to use this new passion I 00:04:24,000 --> 00:04:28,720

[brooke_simonson]: have for nutrition and coaching and help other people have the same success 00:04:29,120 --> 00:04:33,520 [brooke_simonson]: I had, so it was kind of a perfect time to do that career change. But yeah, 00:04:33,460 --> 00:04:34,460 [brooke_simonson]: I definitely 00:04:34,275 --> 00:04:35,275 [jenn]: right, 00:04:34,720 --> 00:04:39,040

[brooke_simonson]: think a lot of people who end up doing some type of pibbot in their lives

00:04:39,200 --> 00:04:41,920 [brooke_simonson]: that often is inspired by personal experience. 00:04:43,995 --> 00:04:44,995 [jenn]: Mhm, Sure. 00:04:46,015 --> 00:04:52,575

[jenn]: well, I can tell you. Um, it's no surprise that I'm one of those women who have gone 00:04:52,735 --> 00:04:59,055 [jenn]: through different iteration of you know weight management weight loss, our weight 00:04:58,835 --> 00:04:59,835 [jenn]: control,

00:05:00,115 --> 00:05:01,115 [jenn]: Uh, 00:05:02,255 --> 00:05:04,735 [jenn]: when I was in my thirties, I was a size five 00:05:05,935 --> 00:05:09,375 [jenn]: and a very hot size five. I had, 00:05:11,135 --> 00:05:16,895 [jenn]: but, for some reason and I can't blame it on having children, because I was a sci 00:05:17,615 --> 00:05:21,855 [jenn]: after my third child, my third and final child. I lost all the weight. 00:05:23,615 --> 00:05:26,655 [jenn]: but for some reason between that time and now 00:05:27,775 --> 00:05:29,695 [jenn]: we losing weight is a struggle. 00:05:30,735 --> 00:05:36,335 [jenn]: But you're right, you, the the mindset cause and I want to talk about that because I 00:05:36,575 --> 00:05:39,215 [jenn]: believe that the foundation of all our 00:05:40,515 --> 00:05:41,515 [jenn]: things going on 00:05:41,860 --> 00:05:42,860 [brooke_simonson]: Yes, 00:05:43,295 --> 00:05:48,255 [jenn]: and so, and I'm going to give you an example and I'm going to ask you to take the 00:05:48,335 --> 00:05:54,495 [jenn]: floor because I just wanted to cover this forming. You mentioned Jeics fast, and I did 00:05:54,655 --> 00:06:00,49 [jenn]: a fast twenty eight days. It wasn't just plain, It was producing all kinds of 00:06:01,455 --> 00:06:06,735 [jenn]: Jason Vails program. It. If heard of him, I didn't lose a lot of weight, which was 00:06:06,815 --> 00:06:11,455

[jenn]: fine by me, but I looked fresh and young and I felt energeized 00:06:12,515 --> 00:06:13,515 [jenn]: but 00:06:14,495 --> 00:06:15,935. [jenn]: I couldn't sustain that, 00:06:17,135 --> 00:06:23,935 [jenn]: you know, lasted for about eight months and I said okay, I'm just going to relax and I 00:06:24,095 --> 00:06:25,775 [jenn]: relaxed and so did my body.

00:06:27,055 --> 00:06:31,295 [jenn]: The other thing you mentioned, So I want you to remember that the other thing you 00:06:31,535 --> 00:06:33,135 [jenn]: mentioned was, Um,

00:06:34,415 --> 00:06:36,575 [jenn]: I'm sorry. I lost my thought. You go ahead and

00:06:37,675 --> 00:06:38,675 [jenn]: I come back to it, 00:06:39,260 --> 00:06:40,260

[brooke_simonson]: I think which, 00:06:40,175 --> 00:06:41,695 [jenn]: but to talk about, Yeah,

00:06:41,680 --> 00:06:45,680 [brooke_simonson]: Yeah, I think. What's interesting about these juice fasts, or you know any 00:06:45,920 --> 00:06:51,920 [brooke_simonson]: type of kind of detox or cleans, often timees. what's happening is we are 00:06:52,480 --> 00:06:56,720

[brooke_simonson]: when we're doing the juice thing. We're getting more nutrients from like

00:06:56,880 --> 00:07:00,880 [brooke_simonson]: the fruits and vegetables you're juicing, and probably you're eating fewer 00:07:01,760 --> 00:07:07,280 [brooke_simonson]: packaged processed foods. So you do look and feel amazing during that time. 00:07:07,680 --> 00:07:11,600 [brooke_simonson]: But like you said, you can't just drink juice forever right, there's going 00:07:11,600 --> 00:07:17,200 [brooke_simonson]: to be a time when you have to go back to eating foods and then life gets in 00:07:17,280 --> 00:07:20,560 [brooke_simonson]: the way rights. There's always birthday parties and weddings and holidays, 00:07:21,360 --> 00:07:26,800 [brooke_simonson]: So really what I think that take away is is that you feel better when 00:07:26,880 --> 00:07:32,320 [brooke_simonson]: you're consuming nutrient dense whole foods, so that instead of thinking 00:07:31,875 --> 00:07:32,875 [jenn]: Mhm,

00:07:32,560 --> 00:07:36,480 [brooke_simonson]: that has to happen through a juice bath switching, like you said your 00:07:36,640 --> 00:07:42,320[brooke_simonson]: mindset, and thinking, how can I start incorporating more nutrient dense 00:07:42,480 --> 00:07:47,120

[brooke_simonson]: whole foods into my day to day life so I can get those same results and I 00:07:47,120 --> 00:07:51,600 [brooke_simonson]: can feel more energized and younger and more confident, But I'm not doing 00:07:51,840 --> 00:07:57,680 [brooke_simonson]: it through some short term cleans. I'm doing it through uh, behavior 00:07:57,840 --> 00:08:01,600

[brooke_simonson]: modifications that are going to be able to stick with me forever.

00:08:04,655 --> 00:08:10,815 [jenn]: right right. So the key is to not look for. I mean it took me twenty thirty years to 00:08:10,895 --> 00:08:13,295 [jenn]: get here and I want to get there in a month. 00:08:13,060 --> 00:08:14,060 [brooke_simonson]: Yes, Yes, 00:08:13,695 --> 00:08:17,935 [jenn]: right in thirty days. We need to just focus more of the process. 00:08:22,075 --> 00:08:23,075 [jenn]: Remember that 00:08:23,855 --> 00:08:25,455

[jenn]: how how long it took to get here 00:08:26,495 --> 00:08:28,655 [jenn]: and and try to develop a more long term 00:08:29,935 --> 00:08:31,215 [jenn]: plan for your body

00:08:31,260 --> 00:08:32,260 [brooke_simonson]: exactly. 00:08:32,075 --> 00:08:33,075

[jenn]: That makes sense. 00:08:32,240 --> 00:08:33,680 [brooke_simonson]: I think. yes. a hundred 00:08:33,555 --> 00:08:34,555 [jenn]: Yeah, 00:08:33,920 --> 00:08:37,680

[brooke_simonson]: percent. you said it very well. I think we're living in this immediate

00:08:38,060 --> 00:08:39,060 [brooke_simonson]: result society. 00:08:40,000 --> 00:08:44,160 [brooke_simonson]: You know, we can get our packages in two days from Amazon and we get a lot 00:08:44,060 --> 00:08:45,060 [brooke_simonson]: of things Just

00:08:45,755 --> 00:08:46,755 [jenn]: two hours sometimes, 00:08:45,760 --> 00:08:50,400

[brooke_simonson]: very two hours. Exactly. We still don't understand how that happens, but

00:08:51,520 --> 00:08:54,64 [brooke_simonson]: it's we do want immediate results and

00:08:55,540 --> 00:08:56,540 [brooke_simonson]: that's fine, right. 00:08:56,115 --> 00:08:57,[jenn]: yes, 00:08:56,480 --> 00:09:00,080 [brooke_simonson]: We're human. We want things to happen quickly for us, but really, 00:09:01,120 --> 00:09:04,960 [brooke_simonson]: if long term habit change is something you're interested in in making this 00:09:05,120 --> 00:09:09,840 [brooke_simonson]: more of a lifestyle rather than being in this yoyo diet pattern, then 00:09:10,240 --> 00:09:16,560 [brooke_simonson]: patience is key, and I like to tell my clients to kind of visualize it as 00:09:16,720 --> 00:09:20,000 [brooke_simonson]: if you're building a house or a wall brick by brick. 00:09:21,040 --> 00:09:25,440 [brooke_simonson]: It happens slowly, but then once you get every brick in place, you have 00:09:25,520 --> 00:09:31,200 [brooke_simonson]: this sturdy foundation and it's not going to happen overnight. But what? 00:09:31,440 --> 00:09:38,160[brooke_simonson]: It's so much more worthwhile to do the slow gradual changes, and to see the 00:09:38,400 --> 00:09:43,840

[brooke_simonson]: long term effects of those versus just the quick vix. And then what happens 00:09:44,000 --> 00:09:48,000 [brooke_simonson]: to a lot of people, especially women you know, who were usually kind of the 00:09:48,080 --> 00:09:51,680

[brooke_simonson]: targets of these diass and these juice cleans, and things, is that

00:09:51,760 --> 00:09:55,760 [brooke_simonson]: you'll lose the weight if that's something you're trying to do. If so, 00:09:56,080 --> 00:09:59,440 [brooke_simonson]: women will come to me and they'll say I lost twenty pounds doing ▁quito, 00:09:59,680 --> 00:10:01,520 [brooke_simonson]: for example, and I'll say Okay, 00:10:01,315 --> 00:10:02,315

00:10:01,760 --> 00:10:05,040 [brooke_simonson]: cool. Tell me more about that and then they'll say Well I lost it all, But 00:10:05,120 --> 00:10:09,920 [brooke_simonson]: then I gave back twenty five or thirty, so sometimes these 00:10:09,955 --> 00:10:10,955

00:10:10,800 --> 00:10:14,720 [brooke_simonson]: these things help us lose weight very quickly in the short term, but then 00:10:14,800 --> 00:10:19,760

[brooke_simonson]: we end up gaing back that weight, and possibly even more when we stopped 00:10:20,240 --> 00:10:24,800 [brooke_simonson]: following the strict rules, which is just problematic, and there's research 00:10:25,120 --> 00:10:28,480

[brooke_simonson]: that suggests. I mean you just kind of throw your body out of whack and

00:10:28,560 --> 00:10:31,600 [brooke_simonson]: make it tougher for yourself to lose the weight when you're constantly 00:10:31,760 --> 00:10:36,560 [brooke_simonson]: doing the yogo up and down diet pattern, so the idea is to hop 00:10:36,115 --> 00:10:37,115

[jenn]: yes, 00:10:36,800 --> 00:10:38,960 [brooke_simonson]: off that roller coaster as soon as possible. 00:10:41,695 --> 00:10:47,295 jenn]: yes, Yes, For sure. Yeah, I. I. I agree, and I've experienced that and I've thought 00:10:47,535 --> 00:10:53,375 [jenn]: about. I thought through that. so I. I appreciate you. you know, confirming that idea 00:10:53,435 --> 00:10:54,435 [jenn]: in my mind. 00:10:54,160 --> 00:10:55,680 [brooke_simonson]: Yeah, you are a spot on. 00:10:55,035 --> 00:10:56,035 [jenn]: The other thing. 00:10:58,415 --> 00:11:04,655 jenn]: The other thing you mentioned was how we tend to cause. we watch someone you know talk 00:11:04,895 --> 00:11:10,335 [jenn]: about their diet, or you know, read a plan and think. Oh, my God, if it, if it does 00:11:10,495 --> 00:11:14,975

[jenn]: that for them, it must do it for me. It must be able to do it for me and then we try

00:11:15,295 --> 00:11:17,935 [jenn]: and we're disappointed because you know

00:11:18,975 --> 00:11:21,135 [jenn]: we are not them. I'm not you, 00:11:21,300 --> 00:11:22,300 [brooke_simonson]: Yeah, 00:11:21,775 --> 00:11:26,975

[jenn]: you know, and my body wasn't made like yours and doesn't respond the same way yours 00:11:27,215 --> 00:11:30,655 [jenn]: does. So Talk about that and how we can

00:11:31,775 --> 00:11:32,815 [jenn]: learn to 00:11:33,935 --> 00:11:34,975

[jenn]: listen to our body, 00:11:36,475 --> 00:11:37,475 [jenn]: listen to our bodies,

00:11:37,680 --> 00:11:43,760 [brooke_simonson]: yeah, uh, I think it can be so enticing, especially if it's a close friend, 00:11:44,080 --> 00:11:48,000 [brooke_simonson]: or you know somebody really tracks, and they let's go back to ▁quito. Maybe 00:11:48,160 --> 00:11:52,560 [brooke_simonson]: they did lose twenty pounds, doingquito, but sometimes you may see their 00:11:52,720 --> 00:11:56,000 [brooke_simonson]: initial excitement in their Facebook post or whatever it is they're doing, 00:11:56,160 --> 00:11:57,680

[brooke_simonson]: and you may not see the aftermath, 00:11:57,475 --> 00:11:58,475

[jenn]: Mhm, 00:11:57,920 --> 00:11:59,680 [brooke_simonson]: So typically people aren't going to pop 00:11:59,315 --> 00:12:00,315 [jenn]: right, 00:11:59,840 --> 00:12:04,800

[brooke_simonson]: back on and post. Oh, actually I gained all the weight back. or actually,

00:12:05,040 --> 00:12:08,720 [brooke_simonson]: this is really tough on me mentally because I feel like I'm restricting so 00:12:08,800 --> 00:12:11,760 [brooke_simonson]: many foods they're not go to. Probably give you the whole story, 00:12:11,875 --> 00:12:12,875

[jenn]: mhm, 00:12:12,480 --> 00:12:15,840 [brooke_simonson]: so I would keep that in mind If somebody seems like they're getting 00:12:16,400 --> 00:12:22,080 [brooke_simonson]: miraculous results. It may be too good to be true, and exactly as you 00:12:22,320 --> 00:12:26,960 [brooke_simonson]: stated, it may not be sustainable for you. So one thing I would always look 00:12:27,200 --> 00:12:28,800 [brooke_simonson]: for in a new

00:12:29,920 --> 00:12:34,000 [brooke_simonson]: eating pattern you're trying, or you know a new lifestyle changes. What 00:12:34,400 --> 00:12:41,040 [brooke_simonson]: level of personalization is there? Uh, in my group coaching program, Even I 00:12:41,280 --> 00:12:45,920 [brooke_simonson]: teach you research back principles that work so that you learn how 00:12:46,160 --> 00:12:49,440 [brooke_simonson]: different foods interact with your body and which foods can help you stay 00:12:49,680 --> 00:12:54,800 [brooke_simonson]: full longer, and be less snappy, for example. But then how you implement 00:12:52,635 --> 00:12:53,635 [jenn]: right, Mhm, 00:12:55,040 --> 00:13:00,480 [brooke_simonson]: that is really up to you. There are so many ways to get to the end result 00:12:58,755 --> 00:12:59,755

[jenn]: yes, 00:13:00,960 --> 00:13:05,920 [brooke_simonson]: and one size. That's all. eating patterns don't work. because everybody 00:13:06,435 --> 00:13:07,435 [jenn]: right,

00:13:06,880 --> 00:13:10,720 [brooke_simonson]: has different likes, just like budget constraints, time constraints 00:13:10,960 --> 00:13:15,840 [brooke_simonson]: cultures. I mean, we're all so unique, so it doesn't make sense that one 00:13:16,080 --> 00:13:19,440

[brooke_simonson]: perfect diet would be the answer, And that's where 00:13:19,075 --> 00:13:20,075 [jenn]: yeah, 00:13:19,600 --> 00:13:24,960 [brooke_simonson]: we really get tripped up, Is we? We are fed that idea that you have to do 00:13:19,600 --> 00:13:24,960

[brooke_simonson]: we really get tripped up, Is we? We are fed that idea that you have to do

00:13:25,040 --> 00:13:29,040 [brooke_simonson]: this. You have to do that, but really what you have to do is what works for 00:13:25,040 --> 00:13:29,040 [brooke_simonson]: this. You have to do that, but really what you have to do is what works for 00:13:29,120 --> 00:13:33,040

[brooke_simonson]: you and it's just a process of figuring that out and it's a lot simpler

00:13:29,120 --> 00:13:33,040 [brooke_simonson]: you and it's just a process of figuring that out and it's a lot simpler 00:13:33,360 --> 00:13:34,800 [brooke_simonson]: than you might think. it may seem 00:13:33,360 --> 00:13:34,800 [brooke_simonson]: than you might think. it may seem 00:13:36,720 --> 00:13:40,880 [brooke_simonson]: way too hard to do. But once you start making little habit, tweaks here and 00:13:40,960 --> 00:13:45,520

[brooke_simonson]: there and then tuning in Of how do I feel is just working. Is it not

00:13:45,680 --> 00:13:50,240 [brooke_simonson]: working? Should I keep doing this? Should I tweak it a bit? Um, it's just a 00:13:49,860 --> 00:13:50,860 [brooke_simonson]: a self

00:13:50,435 --> 00:13:51,435 [jenn]: five, 00:13:50,720 --> 00:13:55,600 [brooke_simonson]: discovery process and the more self aware you are, the more empowered you

00:13:55,920 --> 00:13:58,240 [brooke_simonson]: become And it's it's just a really cool experience, 00:14:00,495 --> 00:14:06,175 [jenn]: yeah, yes, I agree with that. Um, because and it's just like recipes I do with 00:14:06,335 --> 00:14:11,775 [jenn]: recipes. I don't ever follow a recipe exactly as is, because there's something always 00:14:12,015 --> 00:14:14,015

[jenn]: something in there that I can have, 00:14:13,780 --> 00:14:14,780 [brooke_simonson]: right. 00:14:14,255 --> 00:14:20,415 [jenn]: or you know I need in another way, and it' the same way. I think you're saying how we 00:14:21,215 --> 00:14:22,735 [jenn]: we approach eating 00:14:22,960 --> 00:14:24,720 [brooke_simonson]: Yeah, that's such a great analogy.

00:14:24,275 --> 00:14:25,275 [jenn]: right. 00:14:24,880 --> 00:14:27,040

[brooke_simonson]: Actually, Yeah, to think of, you know how you 00:14:26,595 - 00:14:27,595

[jenn]: yeah, 00:14:27,120 --> 00:14:32,000 [brooke_simonson]: kind of add lib recipes. That's why I'm a terrible baker, Because baking, 00:14:32,240 --> 00:14:36,240 [brooke_simonson]: you have to follow it and I never do, and then I end up having the most 00:14:36,195 --> 00:14:37,195 [jenn]: yeah, 00:14:36,400 --> 00:14:38,080 [brooke_simonson]: disgusting cook You ever. so 00:14:41,615 --> 00:14:48,015 [jenn]: yeah, so all right, so we're going to just talk about, Um, less about me 00:14:49,055 --> 00:14:51,615 [jenn]: and more of what might help our audience. 00:14:53,695 --> 00:15:00,015 [jenn]: So can we debunk some of the nutrition? The nutrition and weight loss myths that are 00:14:59,755 --> 00:15:00,755 [jenn]: out there

00:15:01,600 --> 00:15:02,800 [brooke_simonson]: sure, uh, I think.00:15:02,815 --> 00:15:04,095 [jenn]: that we some fall for 00:15:04,640 --> 00:15:11,360

[brooke_simonson]: Yeah, I think one of the biggest myths that perpetuates our culture is that 00:15:12,000 --> 00:15:15,920 [brooke_simonson]: the focus. if you want to lose weight, it should be on weight loss. But 00:15:16,240 --> 00:15:21,440 [brooke_simonson]: really you've got to shift your focus to weight maintenance. And are you00:15:21,520 --> 00:15:22,640

[brooke_simonson]: going to be able to maintain 00:15:22,515 --> 00:15:23,515

[jenn]: H, Hm, 00:15:23,120 --> 00:15:25,760 [brooke_simonson]: whatever you're doing long term, So I like to 00:15:27,040 --> 00:15:31,200 [brooke_simonson]: use what I call the hundred year test. So before you start something new, 00:15:32,000 --> 00:15:35,760

[brooke_simonson]: kind of assess it. What am I going to be doing here? How is this person?

00:15:36,160 --> 00:15:40,560 [brooke_simonson]: this coach or the nutritionist, or if it's some meal plan you're following? 00:15:41,440 --> 00:15:46,320 [brooke_simonson]: Ask yourself. Am I going to be able to do this for one hundred years? And 00:15:46,560 --> 00:15:50,720

[brooke_simonson]: if the answer is no, then you need to understand that any success you get

00:15:50,880 --> 00:15:55,120 [brooke_simonson]: from that isn't going to be long term? it's going to be short lived 00:15:54,835 --> 00:15:55,835 [jenn]: right, 00:15:55,360 --> 00:16:00,560 [brooke_simonson]: success. So you want to find somebody who's helping you create habit 00:16:00,720 --> 00:16:05,200 [brooke_simonson]: changes that work for you. I mean, you're a busy mom. You're a solo mom, 00:16:05,360 --> 00:16:10,480 [brooke_simonson]: right like you're different from everybody else. So the habit changes that

00:16:10,100 --> 00:16:11,100 [brooke_simonson]: work 00:16:10,195 --> 00:16:11,195

[jenn]: Mhm, Mhm, 00:16:10,960 --> 00:16:15,680 [brooke_simonson]: for a man in his early twenties aren't going to be the same. That probably 00:16:16,080 --> 00:16:20,960

[brooke_simonson]: work for a woman in her forties with three children. Um, so I just think

00:16:20,820 --> 00:16:21,820. [brooke_simonson]: you 00:16:21,075 --> 00:16:22,075

[jenn]: right, 00:16:21,600 --> 00:16:25,440 [brooke_simonson]: have to be sure there's some level of personalization. Make sure there’s 00:16:25,600 --> 00:16:29,280

[brooke_simonson]: some type of accountability built into the program Because that's where a

00:16:29,360 --> 00:16:32,400 [brooke_simonson]: lot of people struggle. The majority of people hire me. 00:16:32,355 --> 00:16:33,355 [jenn]: Mhm 00:16:33,120 --> 00:16:36,000

[brooke_simonson]: They say two things. They want to lose weight, so okay, that's why they're

00:16:36,080 --> 00:16:39,040 [brooke_simonson]: coming to me, And secondly, they just say I'd need somebody that hold me 00:16:39,200 --> 00:16:41,520 [brooke_simonson]: accountable. I need that peace and they know 00:16:41,395 --> 00:16:42,395 [jenn]: right,

00:16:41,760 --> 00:16:45,040 [brooke_simonson]: they've tried all the things years past, but

00:16:45,075 --> 00:16:46,075 [jenn]: Mhm, 00:16:45,920 --> 00:16:49,200

[brooke_simonson]: now they're ready to show up from those for themselves and they know that 00:16:49,280 --> 00:16:53,680 [brooke_simonson]: the best way to do that is to have kind of a coacher cheerleader in their 00:16:53,760 --> 00:16:58,800 [brooke_simonson]: corner guiding them and supporting men every step of the way. Um, so yeah, 00:16:58,780 --> 00:16:59,780 [brooke_simonson]: I'd say you know 00:16:59,555 --> 00:17:00,555

[jenn]: yeah, 00:16:59,920 --> 00:17:03,520 [brooke_simonson]: that's one of the big myths out there. Another one that I've kind of 00:17:03,680 --> 00:17:07,840 [brooke_simonson]: touched on is that there is some one size. That's all plan That works for 00:17:08,000 --> 00:17:13,680

[brooke_simonson]: everybody. That's also a myth. Some people do better with more protein and 00:17:14,000 --> 00:17:19,040 [brooke_simonson]: you know more fibre. It's just really about listening to your body and 00:17:19,100 --> 00:17:20,100 [brooke_simonson]: learning

00:17:20,195 --> 00:17:21,195 [jenn]: right, 00:17:20,800 --> 00:17:25,280 [brooke_simonson]: what what's best for you and a lot of things. For example, if you add a ton 00:17:25,520 --> 00:17:29,920 [brooke_simonson]: of fiber into your diet all at once, you may feel very bloated. You may 00:17:30,080 --> 00:17:34,400 [brooke_simonson]: have you know digestion issues, so if some diet is having you 00:17:34,035 --> 00:17:35,035 [jenn]: Mhm,

00:17:34,640 --> 00:17:38,160 [brooke_simonson]: eat all fruits of vegetables and all whole grains, and you've never done 00:17:38,320 --> 00:17:40,640 [brooke_simonson]: that before, you're probably not gonna 00:17:40,195 --> 00:17:41,195 [jenn]: right, 00:17:40,800 --> 00:17:43,360 [brooke_simonson]: feel that good right. So it's just then 00:17:43,075 --> 00:17:44,075 [jenn]: yeah, 00:17:43,600 --> 00:17:47,360 [brooke_simonson]: tuning into your body and thinking Okay, Maybe this is too much. You know 00:17:47,440 --> 00:17:52,480

[brooke_simonson]: how can I kind of back pedle a little bit and go slower. Um, but I think

00:17:52,720 --> 00:17:58,480 [brooke_simonson]: just the self discovery piece is key, and just being open to learning your 00:17:58,640 --> 00:18:02,400 [brooke_simonson]: own body and what what it needs and then getting the evidence based 00:18:02,640 --> 00:18:06,960

[brooke_simonson]: information to guide you towards your goals. So you're not following 00:18:07,075 --> 00:18:08,075 [jenn]: Mhm, 00:18:08,000 --> 00:18:11,280

[brooke_simonson]: something that somebody just made up be cause they decided

00:18:12,480 --> 00:18:16,80 [brooke_simonson]: I don't know. I'll eat Cal every day for thirty days, and I felt great, 00:18:16,435 --> 00:18:17,435 [jenn]: yeah, 00:18:17,040 --> 00:18:19,680 [brooke_simonson]: so you know theseisure are based in evidence. 00:18:22,015 --> 00:18:26,975 [jenn]: right, right, I, I think a lot of these diets are I'm thinking about are were probably 00:18:27,455 --> 00:18:30,335 [jenn]: developed by somebody who had success

00:18:31,455 --> 00:18:35,775 [jenn]: with with it personally, and then they decided to share it as gospel, 00:18:35,700 --> 00:18:36,700 [brooke_simonson]: Yes, 00:18:36,255 --> 00:18:41,295 [jenn]: and I think that's what happened and and the other thing I think from what I'm seeing 00:18:41,455 --> 00:18:47,055 [jenn]: is that most of these diets are developed. By men, you know men with six packs and you 00:18:47,135 --> 00:18:53,055

[jenn]: know that it doesn't work for a woman you know in childb age, or you know a menopause, 00:18:53,220 --> 00:18:54,22 [brooke_simonson]: right, 00:18:53,695 --> 00:18:55 [jenn]: but we we have to learn that. right. 00:18:55,840 --> 00:18:58,480 [brooke_simonson]: yeah, a hundred percent and Yeah, a lot of the research 00:18:58,115 --> 00:18:59,115

[jenn]: yeah, 00:18:58,880 --> 00:19:01,760 [brooke_simonson]: too is done on men. I mean it's it's tough 00:19:01,315 --> 00:19:02,315 [jenn]: yeah, 00:19:02,000 --> 00:19:06,320

[brooke_simonson]: to find sometimes what works best for women. I think we're getting closer

00:19:06,480 --> 00:19:10,960 [brooke_simonson]: to that and but really all you can trust is how something is making you 00:19:11,060 --> 00:19:12,060 [brooke_simonson]: look and feel So 00:19:13,280 --> 00:19:16,880 [brooke_simonson]: you know, Take the research for what it is, but then also see what 00:19:16,435 --> 00:19:17,435 [jenn]: mhm, 00:19:16,860 --> 00:19:17,860 [brooke_simonson]: works for you. 00:19:16,860 --> 00:19:17,860

[brooke_simonson]: works for you. 00:19:19,615 --> 00:19:22,095 [jenn]: right, Yeah, exactly, thank you very much. 00:19:21,700 --> 00:19:22,700 [brooke_simonson]: Yeah, 00:19:23,135 > 00:19:28 [jenn]: Okay. so tell us about the three. A approach for no nonsense00:19:29,535 00:19:32,335 [jenn]: and sustainable weight loss. Like that word, 00:19:32,640 --> 00:19:36,880

[brooke_simonson]: thank you. I. I usually end up in interview. Say sustainable long terms so 00:19:36,960 --> 00:19:42,480 [brooke_simonson]: many times Like how many synonyms can I come up with for for this Um, with 00:19:42,640 --> 00:19:47,360 [brooke_simonson]: the three A approaches. Really What I developed after the years of research 00:19:47,680 --> 00:19:50,240 [brooke_simonson]: and trial and error myself. What I 00:19:50,355 --> 00:19:51,355 [jenn]: Okay, 00:19:50,640 --> 00:19:55,520 [brooke_simonson]: figured out is that healthy, sustainable weight loss boils down to 00:19:56,000 --> 00:20:01,360 [brooke_simonson]: awareness, attitude and accountability. So awareness is figuring out. What 00:20:01,440 --> 00:20:06,080 [brooke_simonson]: are the evidence based practices that actually work when it comes to not 00:20:06,160 --> 00:20:09,040 [brooke_simonson]: just losing weight in the short term, but keeping it off. long term 00:20:09,920 --> 00:20:15,120

[brooke_simonson]: Attitude is critical. Your mindset about the weight loss. You know you said 00:20:15,520 --> 00:20:19,760 [brooke_simonson]: that's probably the most important piece, really, and a lot of these 00:20:20,320 --> 00:20:23,680 [brooke_simonson]: restrictive diets, or you know, when you're given a list of rules to 00:20:23,840 --> 00:20:28,320 [brooke_simonson]: follow, they're not taking into account the mindset you're coming from and

00:20:28,400 --> 00:20:32,880 [brooke_simonson]: the attitude you have of you know If I have one cookie, Did I fall off the 00:20:32,880 --> 00:20:37,760 [brooke_simonson]: wagon? Is, and is it? diet starts Monday, and we have to kind of undo all 00:20:37,620 --> 00:20:38,620

[brooke_simonson]: of these 00:20:39,360 --> 00:20:43,440 [brooke_simonson]: things that we've maybe thought for many years when we've been a part of 00:20:43,600 --> 00:20:49,440

[brooke_simonson]: this diet culture and really adopt a mindset for the. Long term success, 00:20:46,435 --> 00:20:47,435 [jenn]: Mhm, right, 00:20:49,920 --> 00:20:54,720 [brooke_simonson]: we' after, and then the accountability is the third day. Like I said, you 00:20:54,720 --> 00:20:59,360 [brooke_simonson]: know having somebody hold you accountable, whether it's a coach, a partner, 00:20:59,680 --> 00:21:04,160 [brooke_simonson]: a sibling, a friend, That can boost your odds of success by up to ninety

00:21:03,715 --> 00:21:04,715 [jenn]: Mhm, 00:21:04,320 --> 00:21:08,800 [brooke_simonson]: five percent. Research suggests so even you know, just making those 00:21:08,835 --> 00:21:09,835 [jenn]: yeah, okay, 00:21:08,960 --> 00:21:13,920 [brooke_simonson]: initial habit changes until their a way of life. Having accountability can 00:21:14,000 --> 00:21:16,880

[brooke_simonson]: be really critical, So awareness, attitude and

00:21:16,915 --> 00:21:17,915 [jenn]: yeah, 00:21:17,040 --> 00:21:21,040 [brooke_simonson]: accountability. Those are the three as you want to look for before starting 00:21:21,100 --> 00:21:22,100 [brooke_simonson]: any new program. 00:21:24,415 --> 00:21:28,655 [jenn]: all right, I like that awareness attitude and accountability. 00:21:28,720 --> 00:21:30,880 [brooke_simonson]: Yep, exactly Yp. 00:21:29,535 --> 00:21:31,695 [jenn]: Three ass a wait lasts. I love it 00:21:33,295 --> 00:21:38,415 [jenn]: Okay. thank you, thank you for sharing that. And what is Bro grateful for today? 00:21:39,120 --> 00:21:43,680

[brooke_simonson]: Oh man, I think my health always, My health. health is wealth, and 00:21:44,500 --> 00:21:45,500 [brooke_simonson]: even if you 00:21:45,155 --> 00:21:46,155 [jenn]: Mhm, 00:21:45,360 --> 00:21:49,760 [brooke_simonson]: amass all the riches in the world, it means nothing if you don't have Vgr 00:21:49,920 --> 00:21:53,360

[brooke_simonson]: health to enjoy it. so every single day I'm grateful for that. 00:21:53,235 --> 00:21:54,235 [jenn]: that 00:21:56,095 --> 00:22:02,255 [jenn]: yes, thank you for sharing. And how could we um get in touch with you if we want to 00:22:02,355 --> 00:22:03,355

[jenn]: you know. talk to you. 00:22:03,200 --> 00:22:06,480 [brooke_simonson]: Of course. Yeah, I would say the best place to go for more information 00:22:06,880 --> 00:22:10,960

[brooke_simonson]: about my programs and I also have a podcast is The Health Investment Dot com 00:22:11,120 --> 00:22:13,680 [brooke_simonson]: Com. And then if you want to reach out to me 00:22:13,235 --> 00:22:14,235 [jenn]: Okay. 00:22:13,760 --> 00:22:18,080

[brooke_simonson]: on Instigram, and very active on that platform, he'll free to send me a 00:22:18,160 --> 00:22:22,480 [brooke_simonson]: message or just say I heard you, or ask me a follow up question. Find me 00:22:22,640 --> 00:22:24,480 [brooke_simonson]: there at the health investment as well, 00:22:26,975 --> 00:22:30,415 [jenn]: okay, okay, all right, and we'll put that in the show out so people could get in touch 00:22:30,195 --> 00:22:31,195

[jenn]: with 00:22:30,340 --> 00:22:31,340 [brooke_simonson]: great, 00:22:30,815 --> 00:22:37,135 [jenn]: you. Um, I think you broke for coming and talking to me today. This is a very. You 00:22:37,215 --> 00:22:41,855 [jenn]: know it. It's one of those subject that keeps going, you know, like they ever energize 00:22:42,015 --> 00:22:46,415 [jenn]: a bunny. And unfortunately, it's just the way. It's just the way of life as some of us 00:22:46,575 --> 00:22:48,575 [jenn]: women always trying to find a solution 00:22:48,340 --> 00:22:49,340 [brooke_simonson]: definitely, 00:22:49,295 --> 00:22:51,295 [jenn]: to looking and feeling good. Yeah, 00:22:50,800 --> 00:22:52,560 [brooke_simonson]: yeah, yeah, exactly the feeling good. 00:22:52,275 --> 00:22:53,275 [jenn]: yeah, 00:22:53,440 --> 00:22:57,200

[brooke_simonson]: More. Most people come to me for the looking good part, that kind of front 00:22:57,600 --> 00:22:59,920 [brooke_simonson]: center in their brain, But then what really 00:22:59,715 --> 00:23:00,715 [jenn]: Mhm, 00:23:00,160 --> 00:23:04,640 [brooke_simonson]: ends up happening is when you feel good. That's the change that everybody 00:23:04,275 --> 00:23:05,275 [jenn]: yeah, 00:23:05,420 --> 00:23:06,420 [brooke_simonson]: loves the most. 00:23:08,415 --> 00:23:09,615 [jenn]: yeah, yeah, definitely. 00:23:10,815 --> 00:23:11,935 [jenn]: so anything else? 00:23:12,480 --> 00:23:16,080 [brooke_simonson]: I mean, I think we covered a lot. I just would encourage listeners to reach 00:23:15,795 --> 00:23:16,795 [jenn]: Okay? 00:23:16,240 --> 00:23:20,960 [brooke_simonson]: out to me. I love people will pop into my Ingram messages and say sorry to 00:23:20,960 --> 00:23:24,400 [brooke_simonson]: bother you. and I say no. No, it's never bother. That's the fun part of 00:23:24,480 --> 00:23:27,200

[brooke_simonson]: social media for me is meeting the people 00:23:26,915 --> 00:23:27,915 [jenn]: yeah, 00:23:27,520 --> 00:23:28,640 [brooke_simonson]: who are you know, behind 00:23:28,355 --> 00:23:29,355 [jenn]: okay, 00:23:28,960 --> 00:23:32,320 [brooke_simonson]: the follower numbers, So definitely pop over and introduce yourself. 00:23:35,455 --> 00:23:36,815 [jenn]: okay, thank you, I will. 00:23:38,095 --> 00:23:39,935 [jenn]: Oh, thank you, Brook Salmons, 00:23:40,080 --> 00:23:41,120 [brooke_simonson]: Thank you for much for 00:23:41,215 --> 00:23:42,495 [jenn]: for talking to me today, 00:23:41,280 --> 00:23:42,960 [brooke_simonson]: having me thank you.00:23:43 [jenn]: Sure.