DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?
All of this is taking a huge toll on you psychologically, as well as physically.
Research shows that yo-yo dieting and weight cycling damages your metabolism, causes weight re-gain and increases your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic inflammation and loss of muscle. I bet these were all things you were trying to prevent in the first place, by dieting to lose weight, right?
Psychologically speaking, by dieting you’re much more likely to struggle with disordered eating, such as restriction, bingeing and even purging (which includes over-exercising with the intention of burning off excess calories).
Let’s also talk about the financial cost of dieting. You probably pay gym membership to encourage you to exercise. You may even pay slimming club fees to keep you accountable to your diet. You buy health magazines, vitamins, healthy snacks and new workout clothes.
There's a part of you that clings to the idea of finding 'the right diet' the one that will work this time.
But deep down you know that the next diet will fail too. You’re just not sure how to escape the dieting cycle.
The key to escaping the dieting cycle is the right mindset. The health mindset instead of the dieting mindset.
Without the right mindset, you are just wasting money, time and energy on all that other stuff, while you're still not improving your health or how you feel about your body, and may in fact be causing more damage to your well-being.
I can help you develop the health mindset.
The Health Mindset Programme™, brought to you by Beyond The Bathroom Scale ®, is for busy women who want to heal their relationship with food, exercise and their bodies. (That's you, right?)
"As the name of her blog, ‘Beyond the Bathroom Scale’, suggests Karen Oliver believes improved health depends on more than the constant monitoring a narrow range of parameters"
- Susan Krueger, Diet and Nutrition Adviser at Your Food For Life
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL GET
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HERE'S WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN YOU JOIN
Karen is the Founder of Beyond The Bathroom Scale ®, a feminist health psychology blog and the Programme Director of The Health Mindset Programme™. She also regularly writes for Huff Post.
Her award-winning blog and coaching programme is based on the Health at Every Size ® approach to health and draws on the principals of Intuitive Eating, the Body Positivity movement, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Positive Psychology and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), in order to help busy women tackle disordered eating, overcome emotional eating and recover from long-term dieting via a holistic, research-led online coaching programme.
A former Social Worker, Karen comes from an academic background of Psychology and Sociology. She holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology, specialising in health and society and a Masters degree in Social Work. She has trained in Counselling skills and Psychotherapy-based approaches such as CBT, DBT and Motivational Interviewing, and is currently studying towards a Diploma in Professional Nutrition.
When she's not working or studying, she can be found either running after a very active toddler, watching Netflix with her husband, painting with a glass of wine in hand, or in the gym, where her passions are weight lifting, swimming and yoga.
She is also a carer for her father, who has been diagnosed with Vascular Dementia and her mother, who struggles with her mental health and suffers with Anorexia Nervosa.
Karen has successfully reversed hypertension and pre-diabetes and overcame her childhood and teenage eating disorders. She credits a huge change in mindset for being able to do this, which was her inspiration for The Health Mindset Programme™.
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