Episode 29: The Joy of Eating

Weight Loss for Food-Lovers with Molly Zemek

Episode- The Joy of Eating


In this episode, Molly talks about finding joy in eating while pursuing your weight loss goal. She begins by discussing the two parts of the brain that affect decision making, the primitive part and prefrontal cortex. While many of us base our decisions on pleasure, our ability to plan and reason sets us apart.

Ultimately, there is nothing wrong with enjoying food. It’s when we consume concentrated products that our brains are rewired to receive a stronger dopamine hit. This creates an imbalance and causes us to need more to get a similar response.

Mainstream diets don’t work because they promote starvation, not change. Instead, you must adjust your mindset and train your brain in a way that actually reduces desire. The two biggest components to success are eating