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Episode 20: Scale Drama

Weight Loss for Food-Lovers with Molly Zemek

Episode- Scale Drama


In this episode, Molly talks about how to develop a healthy relationship with the scale. There is a common misconception that the scale is your enemy, when in fact, it’s an important tool for successful weight loss. Many people forget that the number you see is not just a reflection of your fat, but the total mass of your body. When you become afraid of the scale, you assign it a deeper meaning and sabotage your own efforts.

This leads to a perpetual cycle of eating behind your back. Denying the existence of the scale causes you to live unconsciously in a state of negativity where you are unable to own the results or take responsibility for your actions. Better indicators of successful weight loss include energy level, thought patterns and willingness to fail.

Molly states that allowing urges is a key component to reaching your goal. The more you practice accepting discomfort, the more comfortable you will become. Weight fluctuates throughout the day, and it’s important to remember that your worth is not determined by a number. By sticking to a realistic food plan, you will not only lose weight, but also develop a better relationship with yourself.

Topics Covered

- Why the scale is an essential tool, not an enemy

- How denial creates a perpetual cycle of negativity

- The importance of understanding natural fluctuations

- Allowing urges to empower your mind

- Developing a realistic food plan

Key Quotes

“Weighing is an important piece of losing weight. It’s not something that you can ignore. It isn’t something that you should be afraid of. But it can really sabotage your efforts if you’re not careful.”

“A lot of times, we can take that number on the scale and use it to determine the mood that we have throughout the day, or even our attitude. When we overeat and then we hide from ourselves by not weighing, that’s just a way of eating behind our back and then refusing to acknowledge the truth of what we’ve done.”

“When you rush through weight loss and you just focus on the number on the scale moving down as quickly as possible, you miss that entire process along the way of building a better relationship with yourself.”

“Awareness is always the first step to change. If you don’t recognize what’s actually going on in your mind and come to terms with it, you’ll never be able to begin to change it.”

“The number on the scale should never be a reason to give up if you haven’t reached your goal yet. It’s just simply a chance to reassess and decide on your plan going forward.”

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