Episode 116: Why Weight Loss Plans Fail Parents

May 6, 2020

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Episode Overview

Are you a busy parent who’s finding it impossible to stick to your diet? Do you struggle with weight loss now more than any other time in your life? Do you feel frustrated your family won’t get on board with your changes? We hear you. Change can be hard to implement, and even harder when you have other people and schedules to work around. In this podcast, we discuss 3 reasons weight loss plans fail parents and offer some food for thought on what other opportunities exist for you to reach your health, wellness, and weight loss goals.

What You’ll Hear in this Episode

  • You don’t need “weird” foods to be healthy
  • Weight loss plans have too many rules and they are going to fail parents
  • You can’t rely on the same strategies you used at 21 to lose weight as today if you’re a parent – and did those strategies even work at 21?
  • How do your eating habits feel – not just physically, but mentally?
  • Nutrition is only a small part of health
  • How to recognize and differentiate between things that cause you pain and suffering and things that are simply uncomfortable
  • How weight loss plans fail your whole family on an identity level
  • Statistics of teenage girls vs. boys who are dieting or trying to control their weight
  • That everyone deserves to be their natural body weight, which lies in a range
  • That it’s never too late to start repairing your relationship with food, fitness and having sustainable balanced practices around both
  • That the way you eat needs to be flexible



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)


Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!


My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!