Weight Loss for Food-Lovers with Molly Zemek
Episode- Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)
In this episode, Molly talks about the fear of missing out, or FOMO, and how it relates to overeating. While fear pretends to be a solution, it is often based in a false reality. This creates a scarcity mindset when it comes to food. Instead of long-term satisfaction, chasing false pleasure leads to negative consequences like weight gain and low energy.
Many people seek pleasure as a way to escape, but increased desire always results in a pursuit that never ends. Molly states that finding true fulfillment is not dependent on being happy all the time. It’s appreciating the balance between joy and sadness, and the difficult things in your life.
So, what does it look like to have less? That’s the question you have to ask yourself when it comes to food. By understanding the high price of overconsumption, you have the opportunity to discover your true voice.
For many people, this is a difficult concept to understand during the current pandemic. Molly validates these feelings and encourages a period of self-discovery. When you’re honest with yourself, you’ll find that overeating is never the answer.
- How fear leads to overeating
- Why false pleasure comes with disappointment
- The high price of consumption
- Happiness and the truth of balance
- A better path to fulfillment
“Fear is never rooted in reality. Fear is our perception of what we think could happen, the way we imagine things to be.”
“Living in that perpetual quest for more, or the next best thing, is a lie that keeps us from experiencing the present moment. The fear itself just keeps us focused on the ‘what ifs’ instead of ‘what is.’”
“What is the fullness of life? I would argue that it’s not happiness 100% of the time. In fact, if we were happy 100% of the time, would we really experience happiness? Would we really appreciate it?”
“When you look at the result that you create for yourself and everything that you have to deal with on the other end, you realize that you’re not actually missing out on a better experience.”
“When we use FOMO as a reason to overeat, essentially what we’re doing is we’re reacting to what we think we want right now instead of what we want most.”
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