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How He Lost 300 Pounds and Healed from Emotional Obesity with Mike Gorman

  • Episode
    14
  • Mar 26, 2021

Today I am joined by Mike Gorman to discuss how mindfulness can help us lose weight and keep it off by empowering us to get in touch with our bodies and emotions. Mike shares what it was like to be 540lbs, and how paleo and ketogenic diets helped him lose weight and feel great in his body.

“It wasn’t that I ate in reaction to emotion. I ate to suppress my emotions. I ate to suppress everything.” - Mike Gorman

Topics Include:

  • Early associations of weight with shame
  • Losing weight, but not learning lessons
  • Forming an identity around being "the fat guy"
  • How Mike normalized his food addiction
  • Dropping from 540 to 210 lbs
  • Lapsing after more than two years of clean eating
  • Poor health and hospitalization
  • Losing the weight again
  • How mindfulness has empowered Mike to keep the weight off
  • Abstinence versus moderation
  • Hunger versus craving
  • Framing abstinence as choosing freedom
  • Carrying a message of hope
  • And other topics...

Resources Mentioned:
Coaching: https://www.theketoroad.com/coach-mike
Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fat-guy-forum/id1472369190
IG: @gormygoesketo
Twitter: @gormygoesketo

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