Episode 26: Blame and Shame

Weight Loss for Food-Lovers with Molly Zemek

Episode- Blame and Shame


In this episode, Molly talks about blame and shame, two of the most common results we create for ourselves after overeating. When we refuse to accept responsibility for our actions, we forfeit our power over the situation. Instead of believing that we can change, we shift meaning to an outside force, whether it’s another person or a seemingly uncontrollable habit.

These feelings are a lie. By surrendering control we trap ourselves in a cycle of dependence. We become the victim and blame others which often causes even more pain. In every situation, our thoughts lead to feelings which lead to actions. Molly states that we have the power to create our own reality. Instead of punishing ourselves when we overeat, she encourages a different approach. Focus on the facts, not feeling. Identify your triggers and understand that you can learn from any circumstance.