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Faith Based Weight Loss for Women Podcast

Faith Based Weight Loss for Women Podcast

By Diana sahakian
The Faith Based Weight Loss for Women Podcast helps women address and manage all aspects of weight loss so they can lose weight, gain energy and reduce stress. Listeners will learn how to move from stuck to unstoppable, from exhausted to energized and from feeling defeated to feeling confident again. This podcast will guide and equip you on your wellness journey so you can experience total transformation in mind, body and spirit.
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#035: 3 Reasons the Scale is Your Least Effective Measure of Successful Weight Loss
In this week’s episode, we talk about the main reasons that the scale is the least effective tool to measure your success with weight loss, contrary to popular belief. 1️⃣ The scale only measures your overall weight NOT body specifics. 2️⃣ It does not account for non-scale victories (and there are plenty!). 3️⃣ Adapting healthy lifestyle habits are so much more important than a number. Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
30:16
February 15, 2022
#034: Mindset and Weight Loss: The 4-R Formula To Renew Your Mind
On this week’s episode of the Faith-Based Weight Loss for Women podcast, I want to free you from the lies and negative thoughts you’re believing, so that you can push aside every hindrance on your weight loss journey and experience lasting success! I’m discussing my 4-R formula for renewing your mind (in a way that aligns with the word of God) so that you can begin to see real changes in your mindset and weight loss results. You’ll learn: 🧡 Why repentance isn’t a scary word and the role it plays in the connection between your mindset and weight loss 🧡 How to renew your mind in a way that aligns with God’s word and places your trust in the work of the Spirit 🧡 The connection between hard work and the Spirit’s work Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
33:34
February 08, 2022
#033: 3 Fundamentals to Freedom From Food
On this week’s episode of the Faith-based Weight Loss for Women podcast, I’m going over the three fundamentals you need to gain freedom from food. Specifically, I’m chatting about food as a healthy fuel for your body, why food will NOT address your feelings, and how to stop eating past full. These fundamentals will absolutely help you break free from the bondage that food has over your life.   You’ll learn:   ➡️ Which foods are fuel and which foods are NOT and how what you eat determines your energy levels and mental clarity for the day  ➡️ What happens to you when you use food to soothe your feelings and what you can do instead  ➡️ When to stop eating at meals to keep food in its proper place Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
34:28
February 01, 2022
#032: Win With Your Weight Loss Long-Term: The 2 Ingredients You Need (with Kathy)
On this week’s episode of the Faith-Based Weight Loss for Women podcast, I talk to Kathy about how she’s been able to win with her weight loss especially after trying so many other programs and how she moved from suspicious and skeptical about ever being able to lose weight to victorious! You’ll learn: 🧡 What Kathy zoned in on that helped her start losing weight and keep it off. 🧡 The two ingredients Kathy implements regularly that keep her running the race set out before her. 🧡 Her advice to women who have tried everything to lose weight but failed. Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
36:55
January 25, 2022
#031: The 3 "E"s of an Effective Exercise Plan
In this week’s episode of the Faith-Based Weight Loss for Women podcast, we’ll talk about what goes into an effective exercise plan, as well as die deeper into each of the areas below! A complete workout regime consists of the following four areas:  🧡 Cardio  🧡 Strength training  🧡 Flexibility  🧡 Balance Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
35:21
January 18, 2022
#030: Win At Weight Loss: 3 Beliefs You Need to Adopt to Succeed
On today’s episode, I’m talking all about the three beliefs you need to adopt this year in order to win at weight loss, no matter if the world is a mess all around us.   You’ll learn:   🧡 How imperfect action is better than perfectionism paralysis  🧡 To expect adversity in your life and stay in the race by the power of the Holy Spirit  🧡 The power of vulnerability and why hiding from others will NOT help you win at weight loss Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
29:34
January 11, 2022
#029: How To Keep Your Mind From Holding You Hostage in 2022
In this week’s Faith-Based Weight Loss for Women Program, I go over three major areas to consider when it comes to breaking free from debilitating mindsets.   We discuss:                                                                               1️⃣ Fear of failure …again  2️⃣ Fear of rejection  3️⃣ Fear of change Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
34:01
January 04, 2022
#028: Give Yourself The Gift of Wellness and Reap The Rewards (with Norma)
Forget about food and give the gift of wellness to your heart, soul, and body this Christmas. The Lord is glorified when you put Him first and recognize the importance of taking care of your body. If you’re ready to sow the seeds of hard work and reap the rewards in time, then this week’s podcast is for you. Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
29:39
December 21, 2021
#027: 3 Reasons Why a Faith-Based Approach to Weight Loss is Critical to your Success
On this week’s Faith-Based Weight Loss for Women podcast, I’m going to expose the lie that prioritizing your health is selfish. It absolutely is NOT, and I want to help you understand why a faith-based approach to weight loss helps us make a greater connection between our spiritual selves and our physical bodies. This truth is crucial to your weight loss success!   You’ll learn:   💡 About my faith journey and how my health challenges led me to help other women go from stuck to unstoppable.  💡 How science and Scripture work together to create the most fertile ground for weight loss.  💡 How to steward the body God has given to you to glorify Him and serve others. Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
32:32
December 14, 2021
#026: 3 Tips to Manage Your Stress During the Holidays – Are You Doing These?
To make the most of your holiday season and to glorify Christ within it, we are going to take a look at three tips to help manage stress and a negative mindset in this week’s Faith-Based Weight Loss for Women podcast. Together we will thrive through the thorns of life!   We discuss:   ➡️ Rhythms to incorporate into your wellness journey to achieve your goals  ➡️ How stress starts in your body and spreads to the scale  ➡️ The importance of accountability and community for mitigating stress Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
33:34
December 07, 2021
#025: 4 Letter Words That Will Sabotage Your Weight Loss Success
In this week’s episode of the Faith-Based Weight Loss for Women podcast, we’re going to discuss four common words that will sabotage your weight loss success and examine how you can do battle with them by applying God’s word to your words. Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
34:13
November 30, 2021
#024: Is Your Mindset Holding You Back From Losing Weight? Move From Bondage To Freedom (with Dawn)
On this week’s episode of the Faith Based Weight Loss for Women podcast, I talk with a special guest about overcoming her negative mindset. She believed that she would never be able to get the weight off after her 40s and that she should just give up. She wrestled with her views of food, her body image, and her relationship with the scale. It wasn’t until she began inviting the Lord into her daily health struggles that she began to experience a renewed mind and progress towards her goals. We discuss: 🧡 The futility of the scale in comparison to other factors in your journey 🧡 Training your brain to think differently and getting free from negative thought patterns 🧡 Tracking your wins and making progress in your mind, heart, and body Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
36:28
November 23, 2021
#023: 3 Powerful Strategies To Stay On Track During The Holidays
As we get closer to the New Year, I want to encourage you to celebrate the day of the holiday not the week before or after. Commit *not to quit* even when it’s tough. Lastly, visualize how you want to wake up in January 2022 and how you want to feel. Let’s: 🧡 Finish the last six weeks of this year with excellence and grace 🧡 Remember that the holidays are about God… NOT food 🧡 Be proactive as we identify common holiday pitfalls to our wellness goals Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
32:42
November 16, 2021
#022: The 5 Most Common Pitfalls
In this episode, I go over how each of the pitfalls wreaks havoc on your wellness and how you can set yourself up for success, yes, even during the holiday season. You’ll learn: Why perfectionism leads to inaction and how to move towards “imperfect action” instead How to fight against the lie that you have to overindulge during the holidays to enjoy them How to prioritize your wellness even when you’re surrounded by food at the office and your calendar is booked with holiday parties Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
33:14
November 09, 2021
#021: Gaining Belly Fat in Menopause? My Top 3 Tips to Fight It
In this week’s episode of the Faith Based Weight Loss for Women podcast, I discuss with you the top three tips to fighting menopausal belly fat. You might not be able to change the chemical makeup of your body (I certainly can’t), but I can help you take inventory of your current habits and thought patterns to offset the effects that menopause has on your weight.  We go over:  ➡️ Your battle plan for fighting and winning against menopausal belly fat  ➡️ The importance of stewarding what God has given you ➡️ Changing your mindset to overcome weight loss myths and lies Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
29:20
November 02, 2021
#020: Intensity vs. Consistency: Which is better for effective weight loss?
On this week’s episode of the Faith Based Weight Loss for Women podcast, I speak with my client Chris about the importance of consistency and how it has made all the difference in her weight loss goals. She advises those of you feeling defeated in your journey to keep praying and to follow the guidance of the program to keep seeing results. We also discuss: ➡️ Pushing through emotions that keep you stuck ➡️ The comprehensive approach to weight loss that drives results ➡️ Developing consistent rhythms and sticking to your goals Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
33:47
October 26, 2021
#019: 5 Food Marketing Traps That Can Sabotage Weight Loss
If you’re interested in learning more about the mislabeled products that might be throwing off your weight loss goals and making more informed decisions, then join us in this week’s Faith Based Weight Loss for Women podcast. Key Takeaways 🧡 The common labels you find on “healthy” products and why they’re not all good 🧡 Learning to approach food with a holistic view 🧡 The importance of the “natural state” of food, as close to the way God made it Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
33:08
October 19, 2021
#018: The Secret To Getting Rid of Belly Fat
Many of my clients end up following the wrong formula because it’s one that they’ve followed their entire lives: eat less, exercise more. In this week’s episode of the Faith Based Weight Loss for Women podcast, I dispel that myth and talk about the real reason(s) you are gaining belly fat and how to get rid of it. Key Takeaways: 1. The truth about belly fat and why it’s dangerous to your body 2. Top 5 reasons you’re gaining belly fat and what to do about it 3. Why the “eat less, exercise more” narrative is FALSE and what you can do instead Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
34:05
October 12, 2021
#017: Are Your Workouts Making You Fat?
Your stress response can be triggered by emotional, mental or physical stimuli and on this week’s episode of the Faith-Based Weight Loss for Women podcast, we will focus specifically on how physically stimulating your body through exercise affects your cortisol levels and, in turn, your body’s fat storage. We’ll discuss: The positive effects of cortisol, why it’s needed, and how to obtain a healthy level in your weight-loss efforts Debunking the “eat less, exercise more” myth and the importance of challenging your body appropriately How exercise affects your cortisol levels and identifying which changes need to be made in your routine Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
32:44
October 05, 2021
#016: Want Weight Loss Results That Last? 2 Key Ingredients You Need To Make It Happen
In today’s episode, we talk about Jill’s journey from being stressed to feeling more confident in facing her external circumstances, and how she was able to move forward even after facing such a hard blow in her personal life. We discuss: 🧡 How Jill lost weight in the past and the approach that has made her more successful now in her fifties 🧡 The importance of community and why we each are so valuable to the other’s weight loss journey 🧡 Why a comprehensive plan is more effective and sustainable than a one-sided approach such as extreme dieting or exercising Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
37:43
September 28, 2021
#015: The 2 Essential Ingredients You Need for Sustainable Weight Loss
If your life just keeps picking up speed and you feel out of control,  this podcast is for you. We will dive deeper into the specific rhythms that are needed in our everyday lives in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep the weight off! KEY TAKEAWAYS: 🧡 Why reducing stress is important to your weight loss journey and how rhythms affect that 🧡 Learning to prioritize what is truly important rather than thinking everything is urgent 🧡 How to restore order to your life and walk in step with God’s calling for us Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
36:29
September 21, 2021
#014: The 5 Most Powerful Secrets for Weight Loss Success
On this week’s episode of the Faith-based Weight Loss for Women podcast, I’m letting you in on a little secret. Well, 5 BIG secrets really. I’m passionate that you get the right information about weight loss, especially in a sea of digital fitness noise. I’m making it super simple by going over the five main ways women fail in their weight loss efforts and the five secrets that will transform your weight loss journey. KEY TAKEAWAYS 🧡 My least favorite four-letter word and why it’s sabotaging your long-term weight loss success 🧡 The difference between operating out of a caloric deficit and over-restricting the food that you eat 🧡 Why weight training is a must for middle-aged women and what to make sure you’re getting enough of in your diet Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
29:54
September 14, 2021
#013: Why Motivation Is The Least Important Factor For Weight Loss
So, if it’s not motivation that I need to reach my weight loss goals, what do I need? I’m talking all about it in this week’s episode of the Faith-based Weight Loss for Women podcast!  I want you to know about the most important thing you need to finish strong on your weight loss journey. You’ll learn: 🧡 How to lead with your actions and your choices instead of your feelings 🧡 Why following your emotions doesn’t lead to results and how to rely on results to guide your emotions 🧡 How the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit grounds us in the power of God to help us keep moving forward Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
28:13
September 07, 2021
#012: Menopause Weight Gain: How to lose it (And Keep It Off)
Ladies, you CAN lose weight during menopause, I promise. Does it take concerted effort? Yes. But you are worth it and the Lord will help you. If you’re ready to understand how to lose weight during menopause, listen to Kris’s story on this week’s podcast and be encouraged! We talk about: 🧡 What exactly attracted her to the faith-based weight loss model and how it renewed her hope 🧡 How she got the practical tools she needed to deal with the stress in her life (which is huge for weight loss!) 🧡 Where she is now on her weight loss journey and how she’s been given the tools for lasting change Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
33:25
August 31, 2021
#011: 5 Weight Loss Lessons I Wish I’d Learned Before I Turned 40
If you’re ready to STOP bouncing back and forth between weight loss and weight gain and START experience weight loss change that lasts, this podcast is for you! You’ll learn: 🧡 How I was finally able to lose weight and keep it off 🧡 Why I hate this 4-letter word (Hint: wouldn’t it be awesome if you never had to go on a diet again?) 🧡 How to stop obsessing over the scale and start celebrating non-scale victories Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
29:01
August 23, 2021
#010: Top 5 Reasons Women Give Up on Losing Weight and How To Avoid Them
On this week’s episode of the Faith-based Weight Loss for Women podcast, I want to encourage you when you’re faced with the temptation to give up on losing weight. You’re not alone in the battle and there are many ways to push through the hard parts with God’s help. KEY TAKEAWAYS 🧡 The most worthwhile things are not easy to achieve. How to reframe your perspective on your weight loss journey. 🧡 Your past does NOT dictate your future. How to stop letting past failures hold you back. 🧡 How to stop fighting the battle on your own and depend on God (and what that really means). If you’re discouraged and on the verge of giving up on your weight loss journey, I’ve got a healthy dose of encouragement for you on the podcast! Take a listen. Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
29:35
August 17, 2021
#009: These 3 Expectations Are Derailing Your Weight Loss Success
In this week’s episode of Faith-based Weight Loss for Women, I’m going deep into the three most common expectations that women place on themselves when it comes to weight loss and why they’re blocking you from seeing real progress on your weight loss journey. The good news is that I’m also going to discuss how you can develop realistic expectations for weight loss so that you can move forward with confidence! KEY TAKEAWAYS 🧡 You can’t expect to hit your weight loss goals overnight. The problem you’re having took years to develop, so it will take some time to see a transformation. 🧡 How a cut-and-paste approach to your weight loss leads to confusion, disappointment, and shame and why you shouldn’t do it alone 🧡 Reframing your expectations so that you can celebrate wins and see lasting results! If you’re ready to ditch the expectations that are derailing your weight loss success and start meeting your weight loss goals, this podcast is for you! Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
30:26
August 12, 2021
#008: 3 Essential Parts of Successful and Sustainable Weight Loss
On this week’s episode of the Faith-Based Weight Loss for Women podcast, I talk about each of these components in detail plus you’ll hear Carol’s story—a current client of mine that’s lost 25 pounds in two months. If you’re ready to be encouraged on your own journey, and you want to know what truly works for sustainable weight loss in middle age and beyond, this podcast is for you! Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
31:21
August 02, 2021
#007: You Won't Lose Your Belly Fat If You're Doing THIS
In today’s podcast, I go over all the ins and outs of strength training versus cardio for losing belly fat. If you’re ready to understand how your body works, especially at middle age, you’ll learn: 🧡 Why cardio is the least effective method for losing belly fat 🧡 What to do when you plateau in your weight loss journey 🧡 How strength training works to increase your metabolic rate to help you burn more calories at rest Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
28:53
July 27, 2021
#006: Why Relying On THIS Is Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts
On this week’s podcast episode, I’m doing a deep dive on why we get so wrapped up in the scale and what to do about it. There’s so much more to your journey than a number. If you’re ready to stop letting the scale control your mood and start letting your healthy habits lead the scale, this podcast is for you! Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
29:50
July 20, 2021
#005: Renew Your Focus by Knowing Your WHY
On this week’s episode of the Faith-based Weight Loss for Women podcast, I’m going to help you discover your WHY. I talk about how you can: 🧡 Learn to love the life that God called you to, live it well, and work on getting to the finish line with no regrets. 🧡 See your struggles as a unique opportunity to discover your purpose 🧡 Renew your focus if you’re stuck in your weight loss journey and move forward in the truth that “He who started a good work in you will be faithful to complete it.” If you’re ready to dig deep on the WHY of what you’re doing and move forward with purpose and focus, this podcast is for you! Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
22:39
July 05, 2021
#004: Is Your Mindset Making You Fat?
In this week’s episode of the Faith-Based Weight Loss for Women podcast, I go over exactly how to renew your mind and leave the negative thoughts about yourself behind. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of: 🧡 What makes up your mindset and why it’s so important in your weight loss journey 🧡 What the Bible has to say about mindset and renewing your mind 🧡 The difference between renewing your mind and positive thinking If you're ready to stop letting your mindset hold you back and start letting God’s truth encourage and shape you, this podcast is for you! Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
29:11
June 30, 2021
#003: The Weight Loss System That Never Works
If you’re ready to ditch the weight loss system that never works, and start seeing lasting results, this podcast is for you! You’ll learn: 🧡 How to create a caloric deficit without killing yourself with cardio or over-restricting your food 🧡 Which types of workouts to do that will jumpstart your long-term weight loss success 🧡 Why you need a comprehensive approach to weight loss that includes your mind, body, and spirit Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
24:09
June 23, 2021
#002: The Top 3 Reasons You’re Stuck In Your Weight Loss Journey
In this week’s podcast, I’m going to break down the top three reasons that most women are stuck in their weight loss journeys, and I’m doing a deep dive on the hidden fix to get unstuck! You’ll learn how to: 🧡 Ask for help when you need it instead of trying to figure out everything on your own. “Anonymity will get you nowhere, vulnerability will get you everywhere.” 🧡 Let your healthy habits guide you instead of solely the number on the scale 🧡 Walk by faith and let God renew your vision of who you truly are, and then run YOUR race—not someone else’s. If you’re ready to go from stuck to unstoppable in your weight loss journey, this podcast is for you! Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
28:59
June 16, 2021
#001: Investing In Your Health and Wellness (with Lynne)
If you’re ready to hear Lynne’s story of going from stuck to unstoppable, this podcast is for you. We chat about: The tactics and programs Lynne tried in the past to lose weight, and why she kept putting the weight back on How the Five Principle Faith-Based program initiated lasting change from the inside-out for Lynne as well as addressed the spiritual, mental, and emotional aspects of her weight loss journey, too. The connections she made between her faith and “putting in the work” she needed to do to see results Want to become part of our community? We'd love for you to join us over on our private Facebook group! Can't wait to see you there!
18:51
June 08, 2021