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Your best life is just one project away. The Project Weight Loss Podcast is where you will learn the tools and skills to change what is weighing you down, lose weight and above all, improve your quality of life. This reinvention of your life could have a tremendous ripple effect in all you do and everyone you touch. To learn more and work with us visit https://projectweightloss.org.
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In this week's episode, I speak to the life and teachings of Maester Bill W., the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. We explore his emphasis on anonymity, the development of the 12-step program, and the importance of service, acceptance, and surrender in recovery. I share how Bill W.'s principles resonate with our Project Weight Loss journey, emph…
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Hello, my beautiful friends! Welcome back - Today, we’re diving into the emotion of passion—how to live with it and get more of it. Passion, is derived from the Latin "pati" meaning to suffer, is about enduring pain for something meaningful. Passion and compassion are intertwined, both stemming from understanding and empathy. We also speak to the a…
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Hello, my beautiful friends! Welcome to our Project Weight Loss podcast. This week, I’m visiting my daughter, and it’s been heartwarming. I’ve finally gotten a breather and am ready for what’s next. Today, I’m excited to talk about creating habits and making them stick, inspired by my time here in LA and the beautiful journey of transformation we a…
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In this week’s episode I share my experience with food sequencing, a method where you eat vegetables first, followed by protein, fat, and finally starchy foods. Amidst a hectic schedule of running my coaching business, podcasting, moving homes, and taking on new real estate projects, I found that starting my mornings with carrots and cucumbers befo…
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In this week's episode, I give you 3 simple steps into the art of making decisions. We explore how to overcome indecision, clarify your choices, and trust yourself in the process. By embracing decision-making with courage and awareness, you can reduce stress and move confidently towards your goals. If you found this episode helpful, please follow, …
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In today's episode, I unpack the NOVA classification system, a framework that categorizes foods based on the extent of processing they undergo. And reflecting on my own preferences, I find joy in simple pleasures like herbal tea and avocado toast, realizing that my tastes have evolved with newfound knowledge. As I offer - for you to explore your ow…
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In this episode, I unpack the transformative power of identity in our weight loss journey. I share some stories, emphasizing how our identity shapes our actions and the value of striving to become our best selves. Inspired by mentors like Maester Manny (my son) and also Maester Life Coach Zig Ziglar, I discuss the pivotal moment when I decided to p…
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In today's episode, I unpack the third important rule for our Project Weight Loss and that is the self-confidence in you rule, the vital "Project You" rule. This rule emphasizes the importance of cultivating a positive self-image. Self-confidence is paramount for both weight loss success and effective project management. By embracing self-love and …
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In this episode, I unpack the transformative potential of the 24-hour rule, exploring its impact on decision-making, emotional regulation, memory retention, and meal planning. Drawing from personal anecdotes and research insights, I reveal how this simple principle can revolutionize our approach to weight loss and holistic well-being. From learning…
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In this episode, I unpack the 90-second rule and the concept of emotional management. This rule is so relevant to both our project management and weight loss journeys. Exploring the 90-second rule and drawing from Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and Viktor Frankl's insights, I offer practical strategies for handling emotions effectively and therefore handlin…
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Hello, my beautiful friends! Can you believe it? This is our 100th episode, and I'm filled with gratitude for each and every one of you. What a journey it's been, especially this week – it's been a roller coaster with a trip to the ER thrown in for good measure. But hey, we're all okay, and that's what matters. First and foremost, I want to extend …
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In today's episode, we're going to unpack a topic that's close to my heart: the profound impact that relationships have on our project weight loss journey. Lately, I've been reflecting on the significance of the people in our lives, both in our professional and personal spheres. I've been contemplating retirement and it's got me thinking about the …
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In this episode of Project Weight Loss, I do a deep dive into the transformative power of some emotions on our Project Weight Loss journey. Exploring the emotions of discipline, courage, clarity, joy, gratitude, and certainty. I share insights on how these emotions can serve as guiding lights, empowering us to overcome any impediment and cultivate …
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In this week's episode, I speak to the concept of living our best lives amidst significant changes and challenges in our lives. From retiring from my government job to the change of my sister's move and home renovations with my honey, life's transitions on the surface can seem overwhelming. However, amidst the chaos, I reflect on the small, preciou…
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In today's episode of Project Weight Loss, I, Fina Perez, your guide and coach, unpacked desires and cravings and the concept of not wanting to want to overeat or eat off plan. We unraveled over desire, focusing on the intense allure of cravings and the broader spectrum of desires, particularly in the context of our relationship with food. This exp…
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In this episode, I dive into the complex world of Ultra Processed Foods (UPF) and unpack it for you, prompted by research on diabetes and health concerns and drawing inspiration from the insightful vlog of Susan Pierce Thompson, I embark on unraveling the complex concept of UPF with the guidance of the Maeser Dr. Chris Van Tulleken, affectionately …
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In this episode of Project Weight Loss, I delve deep into the pervasive issue of hater-talk, offering six actionable strategies to break free from its grip. As a life coach specializing in empowering female project managers, I understand the unique challenges we face in balancing leadership roles and personal well-being. I outline a comprehensive 6…
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Hey everyone, I hope you're doing well! How was your Valentine’s Day? By now, it's likely passed, but I hope the love and warmth of the occasion linger with you, whether from a friend, family member, or a special someone. Sending some love your way too, with a little wink for good measure. In this episode we're delving into something that hits clos…
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In this heartfelt episode of Project Weight Loss, we shift gears from our regularly scheduled content to unpack a topic close to my heart: caring for others while managing our own emotions. Drawing from my recent personal experiences of facing a loved one's illness, I share my insight on transforming feelings of helplessness, guilt, and frustration…
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In this episode we take a profound journey into the transformative realm of our higher mind – the prefrontal cortex. The episode explores the significance of planning in weight loss. We discover that planning ahead engages the higher brain, offering a strategic advantage in navigating desires and impulses. We understand the profound impact of worki…
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In this episode we explore the Maester Nutritarian lifestyle with renowned physician and nutrition expert, Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Discover the key principles of Nutritarian living, including the power of GBOMBS—Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, and Seeds—and how these nutrient-dense components can help inform your Project Weight Loss journey. I…
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In this episode, we delve into the profound connection between equanimity, looking at balance and self-compassion, exploring how these two concepts intersect in the realm of emotional well-being and mindfulness. Equanimity, characterized by maintaining a balanced and composed state of mind in the face of challenges, lays the groundwork for emotiona…
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Hello, lovely listeners! Greetings from a chilly day in California. In today's episode, I delve into the intriguing world of diet sodas and their impact on the body. And I explore the effects without passing judgment, focusing on empowering you to make informed choices for your health. I unveil three educational statistics shedding light on the pot…
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In this inspiring interview, we sit down with Davida Scott, an award-winning teacher and visionary mentor who has dedicated her life to empowering others to live their best lives. Davida's philosophy centers around the importance of embracing one's authentic self, advocating for the power of individuality in a world that often pressures conformity.…
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In this empowering episode of Project Weight Loss, we dive into the transformative concept of constraining and recommitting to your goals. I share insights from a recent collaboration on goal setting and takes you on a journey to reimagine yearly best practices. Discover the significance of time chunking, end-of-the-week debriefs, and reflective lo…
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In the spirit of the season, we extend warm Seasons Greetings to our lovely listeners. This episode is an exciting exploration of cognitive behavioral science and its role in helping us feel better. I share personal experiences from a busy week, emphasizing the importance of taking a moment to breathe and find joy amidst life's hustle. Reflecting o…
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Hello my dear friends! This week's episode focuses on the importance of portion control in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I draw parallels between managing a project and managing one's plate, introducing three science-based tips for mastering portion control: mindful eating, the plate method, and leveraging the science of portion sizes. I want us…
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This week we're diving into a topic that's not just essential for weight loss but for living your best life in general – the power of positive self-talk. Now, positive self-talk isn't just some fluffy concept; isn't just about repeating affirmations; it's rooted in scientific research. that can significantly impact both your psychological and physi…
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I have been looking forward to speaking with you on the two states of emotions, loneliness and solitude and I want to unpack them while giving you some actionable items for you to use to help you on your journey of self-discovery. I share the story of the Loretto Chapel and the miraculous staircase, a beautiful and magical story that takes place in…
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In this episode we briefly unpack FOMO particularly important during the start of the holiday season in the US and all across the world. I also spent some time listening to my previous podcast on gratitude and really wanted to rerelease it because it's how I feel about you and our lives today (the same as then); in peace, in gratitude and in love. …
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I am excited to share with you an amazing Maester this week, Stephen Covey who is well known for his seminal work, his book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" (1989): This groundbreaking book has sold millions of copies worldwide and is widely regarded as one of the most influential self-help books ever written. It outlines seven habits that…
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In this episode I speak to the Diet Program WW International, Inc, previously known as Weight Watchers. I give you the historical backdrop of the program, the stats and ranking of the program and I explain the basic aspects of how it works. I also give you my personal experience and what I consider the beautiful aspects of the program, WW. Please l…
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In this episode we learn about celebrating the beauty in life and in death. We learn about the cultural tradition from the Latin Countries of celebrating the Day of the Dead. This traditional celebration can teach us a beautiful aspect of grief and healing. While grief can feel like a heavy burden, like we're carrying it around with us, preventing …
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In this episode we dive deep into how to become more likable and how to hold interest in relationships. I give you 10 areas of focus that will really help you communicate better as you meet new people and as you strengthen your current relationships. By loving who you are, you become more likable and approachable. Start your day with a dose of self…
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In this episode we speak to the emotion of shame and we look at what the Maesters teach us about this emotion, specifically the Maester on Emotions, Dr. Brene Brown and the Mindfulness Maester, Tamara Levitt. We look at Dr. Brene Brown’s work on this impactful emotion and I give you my perspective of this emotion as well as a way to own shame so yo…
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In this episode, we delve into the importance of self-honesty and revisiting our personal truths. We go on a journey of self-reflection, emphasizing the significance of reconnecting with our core values and beliefs as it pertains to our Project Weight Loss and our quality of life. We explore how honesty with oneself can lead to personal growth and …
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In this episode we unpack the valuable elixir of life, water. And we have fun looking at the science and the effects of drinking more water. We talk about the secret weapon that many overlook when it comes to shedding those extra pounds – water! Yes, the clear, tasteless, and often underrated elixir of life. Have you ever heard that drinking more w…
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In this episode I share with you how to have planned exceptions that really change how you view your Project Weight Loss Plan. I share my return from my vacation in Europe and I share how I used this exception mindset to live my best life, to live fully present and fully human. And while I normally don’t make unplanned exceptions, I do make excepti…
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In this week’s special episode we talk with our Camino De Santiago friends some new and some that are on the journey with us. We learn that we can always learn from others and that being in the flow happens when we are present in the moment, open to learning, and open to living. On this leg of my Camino trip, our group is light one cosmonaut, becau…
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In This episode I share the Camino Le Puy with you; speaking with Father Phillip Thompson on what the Camino and living your best lives means to him and his group of singers. We speak with our Yogi (yoga and meditation adviser) a young and wise soul who speaks to her experience on our Le Puy Camino walk. We speak with Victoria a Gite (hotel) propri…
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In this weeks episode I speak to what I have learned from the author of Fast Food Nation, Maester Eric Matthew Schlosser. I wanted to speak to his teachings because in my perspective knowledge is true power, over our bodies and our own volition. His teaches all aspects of the fast food industry; from its historical perspective, to its business aspe…
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This week’s episode is about how to take your Project Weight Loss with you when you travel. I give you three vital strategies to have the success you seek during a vacation or during a business travel. The first strategy is to start off with a commitment to be intentional, whether that is to lose, maintain or gain a little. So for me how it has wor…
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The episode that you will be listening to is an interview I recorded with John Eric Henry (JEH) the manager for the safe parking program in alameda county The safe parking program is individuals that are experiencing from housing insecurity, as they are living in their cars. The program is called safe parking because the goal is to provide them a s…
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This week, I break down a little bit in recounting the effect that a great person, an angel to me has had on my life. I come to you to unpack the scientific and very real effect of what others do that have a far reaching impact on our lives, it is termed the Butterfly Effect. So, "In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on…
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This week’s episode is about how we can change our paradigm, our perspective of how we see the world, how we make sense of it all. I speak to the idea of a story versus a fact and I also speak to the stories we tell ourselves about our bodies, whether we are body shaming ourselves or we take in other people’s body shaming of us. And how stories in …
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I am really excited to share my recent experience at the Sacred Gathering of Women event, where 75 brave and shining souls gathered to discover their flow and learn about the elements while learning about themselves. The experience was magical and true healing was in the air. In this episode I also speak to the elements of air, fire, water and eart…
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This week we talk about one of my favorite things to eat and that is fats, the healthy types of fats. I unpack the three different types of fats, what they are and why it matters to our Project Weight Loss. I also give examples of the foods that make up the Unsaturated Fats, Saturated Fats, and Trans Fats. We also get to have some fun this episode …
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This week I speak to how we can keep our cool, not just in a heated room but in a heated situation. And that’s the topic today. How to stay cool and find your peace when all around you, people are losing theirs. I speak to the common denominator in our lives, us and how we can get out of our heads and into actions and ways of thinking that really h…
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I am excited to come to you this week on all things juicing and I give you 11 observations of juicing as to what the Maesters have to say about Juice and our weight loss and of course what it all means to our Project Weight Loss. I bridge the concepts making them simple to understand and to apply to what serves us the best. As with all my episodes …
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In this episode I refresh the elements of a project plan and make the connection between a plan and our Project Weight Loss. I bridge the concepts in a project plan, making them simple to understand to apply to our way of thinking. I also speak to the movement from a plan to a program in business and how that movement also applies to our work, as w…
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