Weight Loss Mindset
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Silencing the Inner Critic: Embracing Self-Compassion on Your Weight Loss Journey

Silencing the Inner Critic: Embracing Self-Compassion on Your Weight Loss Journey

Show Notes


This episode dives deep into the transformative power of self-compassion on your weight loss journey. 

Host Rick Taylar guides you through the process of silencing your inner critic and cultivating a supportive inner champion. Learn how self-compassion can boost your motivation, improve your body image, and increase your chances of long-term success. 

Discover practical strategies to silence negativity, celebrate non-scale victories, and navigate setbacks with grace. Remember, weight loss is a journey, not a destination, and self-compassion is your key to making it a positive, empowering experience.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Inner Critic is a Shadow Self: Recognize the voice of self-doubt and challenge its negativity. Replace it with affirmations and self-kindness.

  • Self-Compassion is Your Superpower: Treat yourself with the same understanding you'd offer a friend. It boosts motivation, improves body image, and reduces stress.

  • Cultivate Compassionate Habits: Practice mindfulness, engage in self-care, set realistic goals, and build a supportive community.

  • Celebrate Non-Scale Victories: Focus on increased energy, better sleep, and improved mood, not just the number on the scale.

  • Setbacks are Learning Opportunities: Forgive yourself, refocus on your "why," seek support, learn from the experience, and keep moving forward.

  • Believe in Yourself: You are worthy of love and support, no matter your size. Embrace self-compassion and create a sustainable path to a healthier, happier you.

Additional resources to support your journey:


"Self-Compassion" by Dr. Kristin Neff

"Radical Self-Love" by Gala Darling

"The Body Positive" by Meghan Jayne Crabbe

"Intuitive Eating" by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch


National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA):


The Body Positive:


Association for Size Diversity & Health (ASDAH):







Insight Timer:


Remember: Weight loss is a personal journey. Take what resonates with you, leave what doesn't, and most importantly, be kind to yourself every step of the way!


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Weight Loss Mindset
Weight Loss Mindset
Weight loss is 99% psychology. Without changing your mindset in the right way, your results won't be sustainable and you could even put on more weight. If you're like me, you've tried many programs to help lose weight and failed miserably. It doesn't mean the program is bad, it just means you must get your mind right first before they'll be effective. Subscribe to the Weight Loss Mindset podcast and discover new ways to lose weight and keep it off!