Episode 38: Fear Around Food

Weight Loss for Food-Lovers with Molly Zemek

Episode- Fear Around Food


Summary

In this episode of Weight Loss for Food-Lovers, Molly discusses how your favorite food can create feelings of powerlessness. Molly explains that the solution is not to hide or eliminate these foods from your house. To experience full freedom around food you need to face this fear head-on, and practice eating mindfully. Molly points out that in order to feel confident, you need to practice eating your trigger foods regularly. Being face to face with that food, practicing internal thoughts, working on your belief about being in control of your food. A slow and deliberate approach to eating is a way to feel in control and being able to stop when satisfied. Never eliminate your trigger foods. Learn how to allow urges, manage temptation, how to eat those foods in smaller portions until you are fully satisfied. Getting to this stage is critical for weight loss to be sustainable.

Molly points out the 4 steps to gain mastery over trigger foods:

1. Plan to