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325: Beyond Weight Loss: Building Confidence & Sustainable Habits - ft. Mandy Kellogg

ON AIR WITH ELLA episode 325

On air with Ella 325 - beyond weight loss

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A listener's real-life journey of personal development, weight loss and growth

Today, we're catching up with Mandy Kellogg, who you might remember from episode 316, which was originally recorded in 2021. I highly recommend listening to that show so that you can follow along in this real-life journey. In that conversation, we discussed Mandy's "weight loss roller coaster" and the deprivation-binge cycle; her fears and realizations around intuitive eating, and her discovery that mindset was the key all along; and, the real secret behind accomplishing what you want when can’t seem to start.

Flash forward to present day, and Mandy's story is one of curiosity, consistency, and personal growth, and she's here to share her insightful journey with us in real time.

In this episode:

  • Mandy's pursuit of fat loss, fitness and intermittent fasting
 - did it work?

  • Discovering bio-individuality

  • Mandy's transformation beyond her 30lb weight loss
 - how a health kick spawned a journey of self-exploration

  • Dealing with body image and expectations

  • The iterative journey of self-improvement

  • The challenge of unrealistic expectations

  • Fast. Feast, Repeat. - by Gin Stephens

  • The tendency to compare ourselves to past versions
 of us

  • Accepting and (mostly) embracing aging

  • Confidence and self-esteem - Mandy's mindset shift

  • The journey to self-validation
 and building self-belief

It's not about the destination; it's about the journey. Stay curious, stay consistent, and most importantly, stay true to yourself.


  • Consistency Over Perfection: Mandy emphasizes the importance of consistency in her habits rather than striving for unattainable perfection.

  • Bio-Individuality: She discovered the concept of bio-individuality, which acknowledges that everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for another.

  • Fitness, Nutrition & Weight Loss: Mandy experimented with various fitness programs and nutrition plans, ultimately finding that intermittent fasting and daily walks suited her best.

  • Mindset Shift: Mandy's focus has shifted from weight loss to overall health benefits, and living with confidence and self-belief.

  • Confidence & Self-Acceptance: She's working on building confidence and self-acceptance, recognizing that her body may never look exactly as she once imagined, and that's way okay!

  • Facing Fears: Mandy shares how she's been facing her fears and doing small things daily that previously caused her anxiety.

  • Journaling Wins: She finds journaling about her wins and expressing gratitude helps boost her confidence and reinforces her belief in herself.


These conversations started as a stream of DMs between me and Mandy. I love hearing from you, what's important to you, what's plaguing you, what you want to talk more about... Will you be my next listener guest? It's possible... let's chat ;-)

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