Episode 48: What Triggers an Urge

Weight Loss for Food-Lovers with Molly Zemek

Episode- What Triggers Urges (ep. 48)


On this episode of Weight Loss for Food-Lovers, Molly Zemek addresses what triggers urges, so listeners can be intentional to help minimize these desires. One thing that can trigger urges is eating more concentrated foods. The more you eat sugar and bread, the more you will have urges to eat those types of food. Sticking to your plan and only having one or two joy eats a week is a great way to reduce this trigger.

Another common trigger is the thoughts that you have about food, specifically your thought errors. These are thoughts we think that aren’t actually true, but cause us to feel certain ways around food. Molly encourages the listener to really consider what they are thinking in the moments that they eat off of their food plans or overeat. Being aware of the thoughts you are having in regard to food is an invaluable tool in changing your thoughts and therefore reducing urges to eat in unhealthy ways.