Episode 47: Pleasure in Cooking

Weight Loss for Food-Lovers with Molly Zemek

Episode- The Pleasure in Cooking When Trying to Lose Weight (ep. 47)


In this episode of Weight Loss for Food-Lovers, Molly Zemek describes and explains how to find pleasure in cooking when trying to lose weight. She starts by explaining some misconceptions and unhelpful thoughts about cooking and weight loss. Then, Molly asks listeners to consider what their thoughts are around cooking. The first thought she addresses, is that you will snack too much while cooking. Molly reminds us that this habit can be changed by deconditioning the desire and allowing those urges, without acting on them.

Another way Molly has personally handled this challenge, is by thinking of cooking as showing love. While cooking, instead of thinking about the food or the temptation to eat the food, Molly thinks about who she is cooking the food for, and how much they are going to enjoy eating it. She chooses to focus on the gratitude she feels for being able to cook for others.