What does it mean to have a “food addiction”? Is it even real or is it just an excuse for giving in to the temptations of chips and cookies (or in my case, peanut butter)? Listen in to this fascinating podcast as registered dietician / nutritionist Carrie Dennett of Seattle-based “Menu for Change” talks about […]
“Eat Clean” is the latest buzzword in the healthy eating world, but what does it really mean? Here’s a quick rundown of the top ten principles of clean eating and how I incorporate them into my life. How do you eat clean?
Listen in as I’m joined in the studio by some folks from my local YMCA! We talked about establishing new habits, finding a balanced approach to fitness and weight loss, and the many Y programs that can help us achieve our goals. My Y is my happy place, and the skilled staff and caring volunteers are a […]
Ready for a healthy living reboot? We’re doing “100 Days of Awesome” this summer; are you following along? If not, no worries! Here’s a description of the six elements of the 100 Days of Awesome – there are three fitness components and three healthy eating components. Listen in to find out why I chose these six […]
This isn’t some pollyanna, feel-good talk about how to find success after having failed at something. In this podcast I delve into what it means to feel like a personal failure. After years of feeling like I was nothing but a disappointment, and after a devastating rock bottom experience, I heard a small but […]
Obesity has more than quadrupled in adolescents in the last 30 years. As a society we do a lot of hand-wringing about childhood obesity. How can we make a dent in this crisis? Listen in to hear what I’ve learned both as a former fat kid and as the parent of a child who worked […]
The badass doesn’t fall far from the tree in my family, that’s for sure! Listen in as my 75 year-old mom joins me in the studio to talk about healthy living, her latest 12K race, and how she lost 70+ pounds a few years ago after a lifetime of yo-yo dieting. Go mom!
There are five distinct categories of weight loss programs: pre-packaged food diets, counting programs, restrictive diets, external influencers (pills etc.), and weight loss surgery. Is there one “perfect” diet? Let’s talk about how each category works and figure out if there’s a weight loss program that will be perfect for you!
Having the confidence to politely and compassionately say “no” is one of the hardest things I’ve learned during my weight loss journey … and it’s the #1 reason I’ve kept my weight off for more than 8 years. It’s hard to do – especially when you’re a perennial people-pleaser (guilty as charged) – but the […]
We’ve got it all wrong when it comes to motivation. Most of us assume that the “highly motivated” are somehow different from the rest of us. They always want to eat right and go to the gym. If only we could capture some of their mojo we would be able to lose weight. But as […]
Some people come into your life and you know instantly that you’ll be friends forever. Helo Matzelle is one of those people for me. Helo is a married mother of three. She had always been plugged into her life and grateful for her many blessings, but a shocking diagnosis of a potentially deadly brain tumor […]
Here’s the best fashion and style advice right from the source! Personal stylist Lacie Powell came into the studio with me so I could pick her brain on everything from what classic pieces we should invest in and what’s trending right now. So fun!
Lacie Powell, personal stylist and fashion guru, joins the show to talk about spring and summer fashion trends. Plus, tips on how to clean out your closet.
Exercise is important, but we shouldn’t overemphasize its importance. In the end, it goes back to what we eat. There’s no way around that. You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet.
I know I sound like a Debbie Downer when I talk about negative emotions, but they are an important part of the weight loss equation.
In this episode, we start an ongoing discussion about emotional eating.
Marilyn continues her interview with Audrey, a weight loss superstar, about her amazing success story in losing 120 pounds.
Having lost a lot of weight and keeping it off makes you insightful and honest. Through it, you know yourself, you know your strengths and weaknesses. Audrey joins Marilyn to discuss this topic after losing 120 pounds.
Don’t let passive acceptance kill the fire and excitement you feel for living healthy.
Its not the food’s fault, but there are an army of folks working to create irresistible combinations to make us eat more.
Developing visual cues to focus on what you want to accomplish.
We’re bombarded with the ‘everything in moderation’ mantra. But I’m here to challenge the idea that banning your favorite foods leads to disaster.
Marilyn McKenna has been the perfect political wife to Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate, Rob McKenna for nearly 30 years. ‘Perfect’ except that at 265 pounds, she was miserable. Then Marilyn lost 120 pounds in 2007 and has kept it off ever since.
Willpower is a dismal strategy when it comes to weight loss. Not just because it doesn’t work, but we’re led to believe the failure is ours when it doesn’t work.
Audrey lost 120 lbs and shows her daughter how to be strong, capable and fearless.
Here’s the Week 8 Podcast for the 10 Week, 10 Pound Challenge. This week I answer a question from the “Ask Marilyn” mailbag: “Is It Possible to be a ‘Happiness Eater’?”
Here’s the Week 7 “10-Week, 10-Pound Challenge” podcast. This week is all about maintaining your healthy living goals while traveling. I recap this week’s blogs and take some questions from the “Ask Marilyn” mailbag. Click here to download for offline listening.
Here’s the Week 4 “10-Week, 10-Pound Challenge” podcast. Are you ready to kick some bad habits to the curb?!? Click here to download for offline listening.
In this week’s podcast, I recap our progress in the 10-Week, 10-Pound Challenge as we near the end of week three. I also answer some questions submitted through the “Ask Marilyn” button on my website. Click here to download for offline listening.
In this week’s podcast, I recap our progress in the 10-Week, 10-Pound Challenge as we near the end of week two. I also answer some questions submitted through the “Ask Marilyn” button on my website.
Listen to this week’s podcast where I talk about the first week of our 10-Week, 10-Pound Challenge!
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