You ask – I am going to answer. Can you lose weight without it becoming obsessive? I say yes, and so does Cassie Black – a registered dietitian who specializes in helping women sustainably lose fat. She lives in ATL with her boyfriend and dog, Bruce. She is a sucker for hikes, brunch, wine, Ben & Jerry’s, truffle fries, and LIVING LIFE!
When deciding who I wanted to talk with me about this topic, I knew I had to bring on Cassie. She has been on both sides of the weight spectrum and takes an anti-diet approach that I appreciate so much! Cassie is funny AF, super relatable, and, above all… REALISTIC. If you want to lose weight to feel better but don’t want it to consume you, this is your episode!
**Trigger warning: Cassie and I are chatting about weight loss and losing weight. If talking about weight loss is not supportive of your journey, please skip this episode or listen at your discretion.
WHO IS CASSIE BLACK?
“I don’t talk about my story often, but I lost 60 pounds about 10 years ago and have kept it off. People used to ask me all the time how I did it like there was some big secret. Do you want to know the secret? Consistency. I was consistent with my intentions and plan (adjusted along the way) and showed up for myself. Honestly, I would argue that consistency is one of the best tools for fat loss but is often hard to achieve bc the diets we try to lose weight are too restrictive to be consistent.
Have you ever felt like you “ruined” your diet or progress by having a piece of cake or some other “off-limits” food? Imagine, though, if you had just embraced that indulgence. Appreciated it, even. And then move on & back to your balanced habits. Imagine how much further in your journey you may be. Consistency is more important than perfection. And thank goodness for that because perfection is neither fun nor sustainable. Next time you feel like you “ruined” it, give yourself some grace, move on & focus on making your next choice more aligned with your goals.”
THE MAIN POINTS CASSIE AND I ARE CHATTING ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- Do you think one can lose weight without it becoming obsessive? What is the approach you take to help people do this?
- How do you address the black-and-white mindset with weight loss? What does that mean, and how can it keep someone stuck?
- How do you get your calorie-counting clients to pull away from the numbers? And what does that look like?
- What are some signs that someone is not eating ENOUGH, even if weight loss is their goal?
- How do you return from a binge or overeat?
- What advice do you have for someone trying to heal their relationship with food AND who wants to lose weight?
MORE FROM CASSIE'S EPISODE:
How do you know if your intentions for weight loss are positive? When is it time to set the desire for weight loss aside and focus on your relationship with food? What should everyone know about weight loss? This is an episode I know you all have wanted – grab your coffee and get ready to change your mindset! Press play on the player above to listen now!
Connect with Cassie Black at @fatlossdietitian on Instagram to learn, and chat with her more!
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