Episode 18: Entitlement

Weight Loss for Food-Lovers with Molly Zemek

Episode- Entitlement


In this episode, Molly talks about the concept of entitlement and how it relates to food. Entitlement is the belief that we have a right to something and inherently deserve it. Many of us feel this way about a number of areas in our life. Molly mentions physical health, free speech and movement as a few examples where most people struggle.

This sense of entitlement is especially damaging when it comes to food. We expect what we eat to taste good, and when it doesn’t, we continue to seek additional opportunities. At the core of this belief is the idea that ‘I deserve to eat whatever I want.’ Most people feel that they should be able to indulge with abandon and feel fully satisfied by food. When we think this way, we are diminishing other areas of life where we could be seeking pleasure.

Instead, our thought should be ‘I am entitled to create the life that I want.’ An open-ended relationship with food can make us feel out of control. By becoming aware of unhealthy thoughts in our mind, we can decide to live a deliberate life and make the changes that we truly want to see.