Today I sat down with Adele Tevlin of Adele Wellness. Adele is a weight loss coach, cognitive behavioral therapist, and holistic nutritionist. She offers a really unique program and approach to helping people lose weight. Although we did talk about how to lose weight effectively (because it is something that we are both asked about frequently in our practices), our conversation really revolved around body image, how we optimize our energy, and thought patterns that contribute to a weight problem in the first place. We both look at weight issues not as being caused by overconsumption of calories, but by a desperate desire for dopamine. This means that weight management, body management, and getting to your ideal place all begins in your brain.
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[2:37] Adele helps people recognize the thoughts that get in the way of what they really want.
[4:20] Why do people overeat?
[4:56] Food addiction is very similar to other addictions.
[6:40] Some people may be more prone to food addiction because they crave more dopamine than other people.
[7:40] Commitment and readiness are crucial when attempting to change eating behaviors.
[9:06] Sometimes it takes experiencing significant pain related to your situation to truly be ready to commit to change.
[11:00] Adele teaches her clients to reframe trigger situations.
[12:42] A person’s family of origin can be a common challenge in their weight loss goals.
[14:08] Adele helps her clients structure plans for coping with triggers at family gatherings.
[15:08] Make conscious decisions, and don’t feel guilty about them.
[15:29] Your mind is very good at executing patterns, but it also has great capacity for change.
[19:03] Let people know about your healthy lifestyle change.
[19:36] Adele is a fan of the Paleo Diet and intermittent fasting.
[21:52] Women need a lot more carbohydrates than they think.
[25:32] An entrepreneur’s ability to find loopholes can sometimes be a disservice when it comes to diet.
[26:03] How can you break a yo-yo dieting cycle?
[27:17] It can be more difficult to lose weight as a vegan.
[29:34] How can people find their optimal body image?
[31:25] A person’s true “why” is never the first thing they tell you.
[33:52] Sometimes a person’s initial, shallow reason for motivation will lead them to their deeper “why.”
[35:25] As a parent, it is important not to present food as “good” and “bad.”
[39:01] Health is being mindful and balanced.
[42:59] Adele goes to the gym every morning.
[43:18] Right now Adele is reading Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think. by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler.
[43:45] Adele’s hot beverage of choice is an Americano.
[43:57] Adele hangs out with her one-year-old son for fun.
[44:26] Entrepreneurs are both born and made.
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