Weight Loss for Food-Lovers with Molly Zemek
Episode 17: Is Food Your Reward?
In this episode, Molly talks about the dangers of food as a reward and how this belief is ingrained in us from an early age. Because this idea is so pervasive in our society, we often internalize these feelings and don’t realize that they’re there until they negatively affect our attempt to lose weight.
A few weeks into a weight loss plan, the ‘newness’ of the journey wears off and our mind often tells us that we ‘deserve’ a reward. When we justify this feeling and indulge in something outside of our healthy eating protocol, we get trapped in a cycle of overeating that’s reinforced by the subconscious belief that happiness comes from food.
The only way to overcome this problem is to change your mindset and embrace the discomfort that comes from a life-altering awareness. We have to believe in the opportunity of choice and live to our future potential. Food is fuel, not a reward, and there are more satisfying ways to meet our needs.