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Episode 32: The Last 10 Pounds

Weight Loss for Food-Lovers with Molly Zemek


In this episode of the Weight Loss for Food-Lovers podcast, Molly tackles what can be one of the most challenging parts of losing weight: losing the last 10 pounds. She tells listeners about her own experience with the frustrating fluctuation of the needle when she was trying to lose the last 10 pounds and offers tips based on her own journey as well as what she sees in her clients.

Molly notes that when we get to a standstill before those last 10 pounds, there are three things we can note. First, we’ve typically stopped planning since we think we can skate by with less precision than before. Secondly, the last 10 pounds is when it becomes clear whether or not we’ve been resisting urges or acknowledging and allowing them. Lastly, we see that we have lost sight of the commitment and why we wanted to lose weight in the first place.

To conclude, Molly shares the tips she gives to clients who come to her to lose the last 10 pounds, including sticking to your plan that you made 24 hours in advance, reevaluating your plan to see if something needs to change for the last 10 pounds, and practicing allowing urges and choosing not to indulge. Losing the last 10 pounds can be a challenge but it can also be when you dig deep into your commitment and complete the full transformation process!

Topics Covered

· Molly’s experience in losing the last 10 pounds

· What keeps you from losing those last 10 pounds

· 1: You stop planning

· 2: You discover whether you’ve been allowing or resisting urges

· 3: You lose sight of your commitment

· Molly’s advice for clients who need to lose the last 10

· How losing the last 10 can push you to internalize your work and complete the transformation

Key Quotes

“The key to long-term success is really utilizing the prefrontal cortex of your brain to decide ahead of time what’s in your best interest for food in order to lose weight.”

“The next thing you know, those little choices add up. You’re no longer aware of exactly what you’re eating and you’re not as precise with following through on deciding ahead of time what you want to have.”

“Weight loss only works and is only effective as long as you continue to do the work.”

“Have somebody help you figure out what that commitment level is and remind you of it and keep you focused on your reasons for doing it.”

“The first step is making sure that you are making a plan 24 hours in advance for yourself and that you’re following through on it.”

“We look at how well is that plan working. Because sometimes what you ate to lose those first 20, 40, 50 pounds is not what it’s going to take for you to lose the last 10.”

“How can I be even more precise with what I’m eating and still be satisfied?”

“What is your process of managing your mind every day? Because a lot of those old beliefs and a lot of those old thoughts about food are still at play in your mind.”

“This process of weight loss becomes routine after a while. And really losing these last 10 pounds is a chance to dig deeper into your commitment.”

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