Episode 41: Giving Yourself Permission

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

Weight Loss for Food-Lovers with Molly Zemek

Episode 41- Giving Yourself Permission


In this episode of the Weight Loss for Food-Lovers podcast, Molly talks about another way that our mind can influence our relationship with food and weight loss. She gives listeners a key to dissolving the inner turmoil that can result from conflicting beliefs and desires regarding food and weight loss. What is that key? To give yourself permission to do what you think is best rather than listening to your own inner critic. Part of giving yourself permission involves understanding how you have benefitted from food, thinking through where your inner rules come from, and figuring out what it is that you actually want.

In her own relationship with food, Molly gives herself permission instead of always telling herself what she should be doing. She tells listeners about the various areas of life that this concept applies to, such as permission to eat certain foods, permission to say “no,” and permission to feel whatever emotions come up.