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The Live Diet-Free podcast

The Live Diet-Free podcast

By Esther Avant
If you’re tired of gaining and losing the same weight, feeling like you’re the only person out there struggling, and want to learn how to lose weight and live your healthiest, happiest, and most confident life - without perpetual dieting - this podcast is for you. Fitness industry veteran, certified personal trainer, sports nutritionist & coach, Esther Avant, will help you learn how to enjoy the process of truly changing your lifestyle and guest interviews will help you realize you are not alone in your struggles.
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57. Building a Reputation With Yourself with Meg Davis

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61. Coach Spotlight: Meet Emlia
Part 1/3 of our Meet Our Coaches series: Emilia. Coach Emilia is a mom of 2 girls, head coach at F45, and EA Coaching 1:1 & Club coach. Tune in to get to know her and the advice she has to help you reach your goals. https://estheravant.com/
49:50
January 17, 2022
60. Client Spotlight: Denise's Story
Meet Denise: At 57, she's maintaining a 35# weight loss, a newfound mental strength and belief in herself that she can achieve any goal as long as she's committed and asks for the help she needs. Give this episode a listen and be prepared to be inspired into action to change your own life. https://estheravant.com/
33:16
January 10, 2022
59. Diet Breaks and Reverse Dieting
In this episode I'm teaching you about 2 new tools to have in your weight loss tool belt: diet breaks & reverse dieting. Listen to find out what they are and how to use them to help you succeed long-term while also enjoying the weight loss process. https://estheravant.com/
32:23
January 03, 2022
58. All About the Pelvic Floor & Why You Should Care About It with Vanessa Dougan
If you're a mom and you've ever dribbled a little pee at an inopportune time, you need this episode. Coach Vanessa is back and teaching us all about the pelvic floor: what it is, why you should care about it, signs of dysfunction, and what to do about them. www.estheravant.com
44:12
December 27, 2021
57. Building a Reputation With Yourself with Meg Davis
How often do you set goals you never reach? Or tell yourself you're not going to do a certain thing and then do it, anyway? Most of us can relate to not following through on the things we say we're going to do but don't necessarily realize the damage we're doing in the process. Today's episode with EA Head Coach, Meg Davis, is about the concept of self-reputation and how you can start rebuilding yours.
44:02
December 20, 2021
56. Client Spotlight: Brooke's Story
Meet Brooke: I know you'll be able to relate to her story of losing a significant amount of weight before having kids but finding herself in a different position after having little ones. She was a self-proclaimed "serial diet switcher" who was stuck in the 10-15 pound yo-yo for years. She came to EA Coaching after turning 40 and deciding that it was time to break that cycle. Listen to her wins having now completed 12-weeks of 1:1 coaching and as she shares her insights and lessons learned.
43:20
December 13, 2021
55. 4 Lessons For You From a Year of Podcasting
I can't believe it's been a full year of podcasting! This has been so much more fun than I was expecting and I wanted to share some of my takeaways with you - they're actually really applicable to you reaching your goals, too!
28:08
December 06, 2021
54. Getting Back on Track
It's the Monday after Thanksgiving & if you ate too much or let the whole weekend turn into a feeding frenzy, it's ok. Today's episode will lay out everything you need to do to start the week off on the right foot - and to get yourself back on track after any setback!
35:05
November 29, 2021
53. Working Around Injuries with Rachel Cuninghame
If you have any sort of injury, limitation, or nagging "that doesn't feel right", today's episode is for you. I'm joined by EA Coaching Exercise Programmer, Rachel Cuninghame, who is a PhD abd in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences. We're talking all about how to mentally and physically manage injuries & limitations, whether short-term or ones you'll be dealing with for life. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Purchase Weight Loss Mindset Mastery: www.estheravant.com/mindset Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
49:27
November 22, 2021
52. How to Shift Your Perspective Going Into the Holidays
We still have 6+ weeks left in the year but a lot of us are tempted to just throw in the towel, eat and drink ourselves into next year, and leave our Future Selves to pick up the pieces. If this is how you're feeling, you're in good company - but it doesn't have to be this way. This episode will help you shift your perspective on how you're thinking about the holidays so you can live your best life. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Purchase Weight Loss Mindset Mastery: www.estheravant.com/mindset Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
27:05
November 15, 2021
51. Client Spotlight: Lindsay's Story
Meet Lindsay: She's lost over 100 pounds this year and a mindblowing number of inches. But her victories aren't just numerical. She's transformed her life in under a year by becoming a master of the Big Rocks. Listen as Lindsay shares her biggest lessons and advice for anyone who might be at their highest weight like she was last year. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Purchase Weight Loss Mindset Mastery: www.estheravant.com/mindset Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
32:27
November 08, 2021
50. Mastering the weight loss "intangibles"
In this follow-up to episode #7 about the weight loss "big rocks", I'm sharing with you what we at EA Coaching call the "intangibles." These are the non-numerical skills and habits that will help you maintain your weight long after you've stopped tracking your food. They take time to master and the best time to practice is while you're still working on losing the weight. Tune in to find out what they are and how to start incorporating them into your weekly focus. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Purchase Weight Loss Mindset Mastery: www.estheravant.com/mindset Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
22:37
November 01, 2021
49. What's Maintenance Like?
No matter how long it takes you to lose weight, you'll very most likely have many more years of maintenance ahead of you. And yet, we spend very little time thinking about whether what we're doing to lose weight actually feels maintainable or how to navigate the transition from one to the other. This episode pulls back the curtain on how we approach the shift with clients and how much (or little) is actually different when you reach your goal weight. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Purchase Weight Loss Mindset Mastery: www.estheravant.com/mindset Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
22:26
October 25, 2021
48. Finding Time To Do the Things
You've got a lot on your plate. Between working full-time, parenting, trying to make time for your SO, it can feel damn near impossible to find the time and energy for YOU. At the end of the day, though, those responsibilities aren't going anywhere and you deserve to be a priority in your own life. Today's episode will help you find the time and willingness to do that (and motivation isn't needed)! Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
24:15
October 18, 2021
47. Client Spotlight: Patty's Story
Meet Patty: We started working together right before the pandemic changed everything. Despite it, she hit her first weight loss goal, then her second, started doing monthly 5ks, transitioned out of tracking, and now at 55, is maintaining a lower weight than she's seen in decades (actually still losing a bit!) I can't wait for you to hear her story! Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
51:06
October 11, 2021
46. Let's Talk about "Slow" Weight Loss
Ever feel like literally everyone else is losing weight faster & more easily than you are? They're not! You're just looking thru a lens that has you fixating on the rapid weight loss you see all over social media, which is NOT most women's experience (nor is it usually healthy or long-lasting!) This week's episode is all about normalizing "slow" weight loss and why it's actually *better* than losing faster. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
22:35
October 04, 2021
45. Hate Tracking Your Food? Here's Why.
If you've tried tracking your food before and hate it or think it doesn't work, or you're currently tracking but resent it and think it's hard and time consuming, you need this week's episode. I'm debunking the most common food tracking grievances and helping you reframe the experience as one that has the potential to change your life and relationship with food for the better. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
28:05
September 27, 2021
44. 5 (More) Parenting Lessons That Will Help You Lose Weight
In celebration of my son's 3rd birthday, this is the second installment of parenting tips. / You may think you're the one teaching your kids a thing or two but after this episode, you'll realize they're teaching you, too. / Hear 3 more lessons I've learned and 2 great client contributions!
24:34
September 20, 2021
43. Client Spotlight: Jen's Story
Meet Jen: She's one of the most open-minded and willing-to-grow clients I've worked with in 15 years. Get ready to question whether you're really willing to get uncomfortable or if you want results that you're not working for. The wisdom and growth she shares in this episode is mindblowing and I know you'll learn so much from her!
47:23
September 13, 2021
42. Staying Motivated When You Have a Lot of Weight to Lose
When you want to lose a significant amount of weight, it can feel so overwhelming that you have a hard time even getting started. It's so easy to focus on how far you still have to go and lose sight of all the progress you're making along the way. Learn my best tips & tricks for staying motivated, even if the road ahead is a long one.
28:26
September 06, 2021
41. Going on Vacation When You're Trying to Lose Weight
If vacations usually mean eating and drinking all the things, coming back 5+ pounds heavier than you left, and spending the rest of the month digging yourself out of the hole you ate yourself into, OR, being miserable because you don't feel comfortable indulging or being at all out of routine, listen up. You need to learn how to navigate circumstances out of the ordinary without living in one extreme or the other. Today's episode will help you do just that so you can look forward to your next trip, confident that you know exactly what to do.
27:13
August 30, 2021
40. How to Stop Tracking (And Know When It's Time)
You hear me say that tracking your food is just a tool, not something to do forever but you don't really understand when or how to stop. This week's episode will answer both of those questions. Learn how to determine if you need to put the tracker back in the toolbox and how to do so without ending up right back where you started.
29:39
August 23, 2021
39. Client Spotlight: Krysta's Story
Meet Krysta: We recorded this episode right around her 1-year coaching-aversary and you will be blown away when you hear about how much she's changed her lifestyle in the past year. She's lost an incredible amount of inches & weight but what she's gained by making herself and her health a priority is even more incredible. I know you'll be so inspired by her success!
48:50
August 16, 2021
38. Workouts for Weight Loss
Want to know the best workouts to do if you're trying to lose weight? I got you! But the answer isn't going to be what you think. Tune in to find out where you're going wrong with your workouts, where you should be focusing most of your energy, and how to get better results with less time spent exercising!
43:58
August 09, 2021
37. How to Find the Good in Any Situation with guest Sherry Williams
After Sherry's inspiring episode a couple of weeks ago, I knew we had to bring her back for an episode all about choosing to find the good whenever possible. If you find yourself dwelling on the negative, getting bent out of shape about the scale, feeling like it's taking forever and that you're never going to reach your goals, you need to hear the words of wisdom Sherry shares in this episode. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
46:47
August 02, 2021
36. 10 Personal Habits That Help Me Maintain My Weight Easily
I get a lot of questions about what I do, personally, to maintain my weight and whether I have any secrets or tips or magic to make it easier. In this episode, I'm sharing 10 habits that I think have made the biggest difference. Even though I'd never encourage you to do exactly what I do, I think you'll learn a lot from this episode that will help you make some simple changes to your approach. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
33:49
July 26, 2021
35. Client Spotlight: Meet Sherry
Meet Sherry: She's devoted 26 years to serving in the US Air Force and has a laundry list of impressive accomplishments to her name. Add losing 17 pounds & 23.25 inches to that list. Listen & learn how Sherry's resilience training has helped her make sustainable changes to how she looks & feels. I know you'll be inspired by her story. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
31:23
July 19, 2021
34. 5 Parenting Lessons That Will Help You Lose Weight
If you're a parent (or have kids in your life), you're learning a lot of lessons that can be applied to losing weight and you probably don't even realize it. Learn 5 of them in this episode and start "parenting" yourself to your weight loss goals. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
31:30
July 12, 2021
33. Overcoming Emotional Eating
You're in good company if you turn to food when you're sad, or stressed, or anxious, or any other emotion you'd rather eat to avoid than face head-on. But if you know emotional eating is one of the obstacles preventing you from losing weight & keeping it off, you need to do the work to overcome it. This episode will help you understand when & why it's happening, and give you strategies to break this frustrating cycle. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
28:24
July 05, 2021
32. How to Stop "Blowing It" Every Weekend
Lemme guess: you're "good" all week but feel like your weekends spiral out of control. You eat and drink more than you mean to, feel terrible about it, and swear to be so good the next week. Rinse and repeat for how many years now? / I was stuck in this cycle for years and I know how frustrating it is. This episode will help you understand why this is happening and how to overcome it so that you see consistent progress instead of spinning your wheels. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
32:18
June 28, 2021
31. Client Spotlight: Angela's Story
Meet Angela. She's one of the most inspiring women you'll ever meet and in this episode, she's sharing her journey to creating the exact life she wants, from paying off her debt to learning to love her body to dabbling in online dating. I know you'll be as inspired by her as I am. Check our her blog at https://www.angelaandheradventures.com/ Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
33:53
June 21, 2021
30. 2 Things Holding You Back from Results
In today's episode, I'm teaching you 2 things that will help you be more successful at losing weight. The women who lack these 2 things are typically those who struggle be consistent and see results and those who embrace and embody them are the most successful. Learn how to develop these 2 things to improve your results. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
22:41
June 14, 2021
29. Moving & Maintaining Healthy Habits with Meg Davis and Anna Olson
Moving is chaotic. It feels like everything is out of your control and the first things do go are your exercise and nutrition habits. Between myself and my guests on this episode, we have more than 20 major moves under our belts. Today we're sharing our best tips and reminders for how to stay true to yourself and the choices that will make you feel your best, even when your entire life is being uprooted. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
47:03
June 07, 2021
28. Get to know me: 50 questions with guest host, Grey Avant
I love "get to know you" posts but talking about myself isn't my strong suit. This episode, my husband, Grey, is asking me 50 questions so you can get to know me as a person a little better! Hope you like it! Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
49:21
May 31, 2021
27. Client Spotlight: Emilee's Story
Meet Emilee. She's lost ~25 pounds and maintained it for the better part of the year - without tracking her food. She's gotten her athleticism back and is confident that her body can do whatever she asks it to, like the 5-day hiking trip she went on last summer. Learn Emilee's biggest lessons from the past year and how you can have the same success. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
35:32
May 24, 2021
26. 6 Similarities Between Losing Weight & Managing Money
Do you realize how similar saving money and losing weight are? SO similar! In this episodes I'm sharing 6 parallels with you that will help you change how you look at both of these goals. Whether you have a good handle on your finances and are trying to lose weight or if you have goals in both areas, this episode is for you! Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
27:49
May 17, 2021
25. Navigating Transitions Without Putting Yourself/Health Last
If you're going back to work in-person, moving, going through a renovation, kids are going back to after school activities, or you're otherwise in a period of transition, this episode is for you. Times like this are when many women back burner themselves and their goals for way too long. It doesn't have to be that way. In this episode, I'm giving you my personal best practices for smooth transitions. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
23:18
May 10, 2021
24. The Problem with January Goals
Chances are, you fall into one of two categories: you don't make New Year's Resolutions, anymore, because you never accomplished them, or you do set them but usually give up on them in February. In this episode I'm going to talk about why this happens, the problem with January goals, and what you can do now to still make 2021 a success. Register for this weekend's masterclass, How to Set Weight Loss Goals for the Rest of the Year, at www.estheravant.com/may-goals Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
22:38
May 03, 2021
23. Talking to Friends & Family About Weight Loss
As much as your family and friends may *say* they support your weight loss goals, sometimes their actions (and even words at a different point in time) say otherwise. Sometimes they may just be trying to protect you from the disappointment of another "failed" diet and sometimes they're scared of you changing and leaving them behind. Whatever the reason, talking about your weight loss efforts and responding to comments about your body and your choices can be uncomfortable. This week's episode will give you some great strategies for handling these situations without sacrificing what you want in order to make other people comfortable. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
18:22
April 26, 2021
22. Client Spotlight: Alex's Story
Meet Alex. Last year she was feeling frustrated that she was riding her Peloton consistently but not seeing much in the way of progress. She decided to use the pandemic as an opportunity to prioritize her health and weight loss goals so she reached out to me for help. On today's episode, she's sharing the lessons she's learned this year while losing 35 pounds and 4 pants sizes. I know you'll be as inspired and impressed with Alex as I am! Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
24:01
April 19, 2021
21. 5 reasons you're not seeing progress
One of the most frustrating things about trying to lose weight is when you're trying but...aren't - and you don't know why! This episode sheds light on 5 of the most common reasons. Once you know what they are, you'll be able to figure out which apply to you and how to overcome them so that you start getting the results you're working so hard for. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes.  Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call  Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations  Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree  Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
26:12
April 12, 2021
20. Making meal planning & prep work for you
If you're not currently doing some form of meal planning or prep, you're making your life harder than it needs to be. If you still think that "meal prep" means spending your whole Sunday in the kitchen putting identical, bland meals in Tupperware for the entire week, this episode will show you you're wrong. Listen and learn the purpose that some forward thinking actually serves and how to make it work for you. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
32:45
April 05, 2021
19. Fix your relationship with the scale
If you're ready to stop living & dying by the scale, this episode is for you. In it I cover everything from whether you should even be using it, what other metrics can help you gauge your progress, and dive into a bunch of factors that affect it so you can stop reacting so emotionally when you see a number you don't like. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
34:10
March 29, 2021
18. What makes you "coachable" with guest Meg Davis
Head Coach Meg is back on this week's episode and we're talking about what it means to be "coachable." Whether you're working with a coach now or are thinking about it in the future (with us, we hope!), these tips will help you make the most out of your investment and help you have a truly life changing experience! Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
33:09
March 22, 2021
17. Alcohol and weight loss
Today we're answering one of my most requested topics - can I drink alcohol and still lose weight? We're covering what happens to your brain and body when you drink, how to decide whether you want to keep drinking, what to drink, and how to plan your day when you know you'll be drinking later. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
14:09
March 15, 2021
16. Making time for yourself as a busy, working mom with guest Vanessa Dougan
Time is at a premium, now more than ever. If you feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day to take care of your kids, your job, and all your other responsibilities, let alone yourself, you're not alone! In this episode I'm joined by EA Coaching co-coach, Vanessa Dougan, who runs two businesses of her own with 4 kids under 5 at home. If there's anyone who can relate to being busy and having to be very intentional with her time, it's Vanessa. She's sharing with us her top tips for time management and seeing self-care as a non-negotiable. If you can't take notes during this one, you'll want to listen twice; Vanessa drops SO many golden nuggets! Follow Vanessa on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/iamvanessadougan/ Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
43:02
March 08, 2021
15. 3 reasons you're not reaching your weight loss goals
We're 2 months into the new year - where are you on your January goals? In this episode, I'm sharing the 3 most common reasons that you're struggling to reach your weight loss goals and what to do to overcome them. If you're feeling like the initial enthusiasm of the new year has worn off and you're finding it harder to put in the work to hit your goals, this episode will get you squared away. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
18:06
March 01, 2021
14. Stop sabotaging your weight loss with guest Jenny Whitens
One of the main reasons so many women struggle to reach their weight loss & health goals is self-sabotage. It comes in many forms and is a really frustrating cycle to be stuck in. Today's guest, EA Coaching Mindset Coach, Jenny Whitens, is sharing her best tips to help you identify when you're sabotaging yourself and how to get out of your own way. Follow Jenny on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jenwhitens/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jenny.whitens Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
38:34
February 22, 2021
13. Intermittent Fasting for weight loss - should you do it?
This episode will answer your questions about whether IF is a useful weight loss strategy for you. In it I cover everything from what it actually is to what the "rules" are to how exercise fits into the mix, potential downsides and things to be cautious about. After this episode you'll be much better equipped to decide if and how you'd like to experiment with it. Precision Nutrition article I mention in the episode: https://www.precisionnutrition.com/intermittent-fasting-women Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
22:32
February 15, 2021
12. 4 reasons you overeat at night and how to stop
You wake up every morning telling yourself that you'll be so "good" today and you won't eat your bodyweight in snacks after dinner...but then you do. Day-in and day-out, you wake up with the best intentions, only to feel like you have some evil twin who takes over your body at night.  If you're frustrated that you can't stop yourself from snacking but don't know what to do about it, this episode is for you. Learn 4 common reasons as well as easy-to-implement ways to work on overcoming whichever apply to you. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
18:01
February 08, 2021
11. Client Spotlight: Kate's Story
Meet Kate. 6 months ago, she was feeling stuck and overwhelmed, facing health issues and realizing it had been a long time since she made herself a priority. Now she's down 20+ pounds - but that isn't even the progress she's most proud of! Come hear Kate's story and take it from her that you can have the same success, yourself. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
35:17
February 01, 2021
10. How to make changes & not get overwhelmed
When you feel like you have so many changes you need to make in order to reach your goals, it's hard to know where to start. Waiting for the perfect time and trying to tackle everything at once never works. So how do you get started when it feels so daunting? Today's episode will walk you through my 4-step process for making sense of what needs to change, in what order to make the changes, and how to do so in a way that feels easy. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
25:34
January 25, 2021
09. How to bust weight loss plateaus
"I'm in a plateau, what do I do?" is one of the most common questions I see asked on Facebook. Everytime, it's met with dozens of conflicting responses, many of which could end up doing more harm than good. This episode covers the criteria to consider before concluding you've plateaued because many times you actually haven't)! If you are actually "stuck", you'll walk away with several action items to get things moving again in a safe and effective way with your long-term success in mind. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
12:50
January 18, 2021
08. What progress actually looks like
You say you want to lose weight and of course you want to see the number on the scale go down. It probably will, sometimes. But what about when it doesn't? How do you gauge your progress when the scale isn't cooperating? What other metrics should you be looking at? What matters besides numbers? This weeks' episode will help you see that progress comes in MANY (often unexpected) forms, many of which are way more important than the scale. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
25:58
January 11, 2021
07. Mastering the weight loss "Big Rocks"
Losing weight isn't nearly as complicated as it seems. Is it always easy? No, of course not. But it's pretty simple. In this episode I'm walking you through the 7 weight loss "Big Rocks" that we stress with our clients. Your best results will come from doing these things consistently and not stressing about the rest. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
22:12
January 04, 2021
06. What to do when you feel like you need a diet "reset"
It's that weird week between Christmas and New Years when you don't know what day it is or who you are. Oh, you've been feeling that way all of 2020? Same. This week I'm talking about what you should do if you're starting to think about doing a cleanse, detox, reset, or jumpstart in 2021. Instead of starting off on the same foot you always do, learn how to make this year different so that you never need another reset, again. I'll show you how in today's episode. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
14:16
December 28, 2020
05. Navigating the holidays with weight loss in mind
The holidays are upon us but you do not have to let the next couple weeks be the feeding frenzy of past years. This week's episode summarizes a masterclass I did for our EA clients about how to thrive during the holidays. In it, I address how to enjoy your favorite foods and drinks without going off the rails, how to handle food pushers and comments about your choices, and strategies for what to do if you're traveling and will be out of your routines. Give it a listen and let this year be the year you enjoy how you eat and drink AND how you feel. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
19:45
December 21, 2020
04. 4 reasons diets keep failing you
If you've ever lost weight only to gain it back, you're not alone. The overwhelming majority of dieters do. Why?! In this episode, Esther will share 4 reasons that your past dieting attempts have left you back at square one and share what you need to be doing differently to lose the weight for good.  Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
24:00
December 14, 2020
03. Increasing your willpower
One of the most common weight loss struggles is feeling like you know what to do but you're just not doing it and think a lack of willpower is to blame. Is it? This training will teach you the 3 components of achieving goals and 6 practical strategies for overcoming your (perceived) lack of willpower so you can see better results, more easily.  Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
22:12
December 07, 2020
02. Esther & Meg's Stories
Get to know Esther and EA Coaching head coach, Meg Davis and hear about the journeys they've taken to arrive at happy, healthy places of balance in their lives. Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes.  Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
26:01
December 07, 2020
01. 3 misconceptions about weight loss
Inside this first episode of the Live Diet-Free podcast, you’ll meet Esther - personal trainer, sports nutritionist, and weight loss coach and dispel 3 common weight loss misconceptions.  Find out what they are and what losing weight for the last time really takes. Sign up for a consult call for 1:1 coaching: www.estheravant.com/call Learn more about Foundations group coaching: www.estheravant.com/foundations Join the Live Diet-Free FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/livedietfree Follow on IG: www.instagram.com/esther.avant
17:02
December 07, 2020