During times of extreme emotional stress, what do you turn to? Dr. Kashey understands that it can be tempting to choose comforting habits that don’t ultimately help you in the long run. He helps us discern the difference between “If I take care of myself then I feel better” vs. “If I feel better then I’m taking care of myself.” The good Dr. Kashey is here to set you up for success when you hit those times of extreme emotional stress.
In this episode, Dr. Kashey scrutinizes popular nutrition tips, tricks, and hacks such as “chew slower in order to eat less food!” Does this advice really help people make better food choices? Or does it only make meals more miserable? The good Dr. Kashey firmly believes in enjoying his meals, and he wants you to enjoy your meals as well. As it turns out, the more enjoyable the food, the more efficacy you have to make good food choices. Roll the intro.
Dr. Kashey looks at Dutch research on health decision-making. They asked some subjects to consider short versus long-term decision-making processes, specifically with regard to their health. These researchers called it the “Mental Simulation Model of Decision Making” and they looked at two experimental groups. Essentially every time we eat, we’ve made a series of decisions on what to eat and how it will make us feel. But if we came in with health at the forefront of our decision-making, as opposed to pleasure, we would choose more wisely.
How does eating change when the same food is described in different ways? In this episode, the good Dr. Kashey picks apart the interesting science behind how labeling food as a snack versus a meal changes the way we think about food as well as impacts how much we eat. As always, Dr. Kashey touches on the value of self-awareness and positivity regarding the way we think about food, and reminds us that the biggest problems we have are within our capabilities and power to solve. If you need help replacing snacks with satisfying meals designed for your unique needs, Dr. Kashey is here for you.
In today’s podcast episode Dr. Kashey looks at how we need to have a strong connection between our knowledge and our actions when it comes to weight loss and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Knowing how and why we behave as we do will give us an advantage, as it leads to self-autonomy and monitoring. This in turn leads to our automation of positive behavior development.
The views from the top of the Great Wall of China are pretty spectacular. But what if you were a soldier who had to scale it? Now that’s a challenge. And that’s how it can feel when you’ve been on top of your plans, making some great progress – but then you mess up and are thrown off your groove! Will you ever be able to get back on track? Yes! The good Dr. Kashey has got your back with some valuable insight, and a simple three-step solution to help you get back on track sooner than you’d think was possible!
An “eye for an eye” sounds fair – but what about “an eye for an arm, and a leg, and an eye?” Believe it or not, we actually do this to ourselves sometimes! Like if you’ve ever goofed, and then instead of making a small correction you’ve done extra to “make up” for that mistake. This kind of overcompensation is actually pretty common, especially for high-performing people! But don’t worry, because the good doctor has the fix so that instead of punishing yourself for making mistakes, you can take steps toward mastering them!
Dr. Kashey explains that many of his clients expect perfection from themselves and beat themselves up over goofs in their lives. The goofs can be in any area of life. Extreme high performers are the worst at beating themselves up over mistakes made, creating a feedback loop of self-sabotaging behavior.