Episode 77: Limiting Beliefs




Weight Loss for Food-Lovers with Molly Zemek

Episode 77

Summary:

This episode of Weight Loss for Food-Lovers is dedicated to the proposition that “believing on purpose” leads to meaningful change. However stuck or discouraged by stumbles we may feel, Molly shines a light on a different path, sharing exercises to help transition from a feeling of helplessness to a place of empowerment. She uses an anecdote about her sons, aspiring competitive swimmers, to illuminate a strategy espoused by Olympic champion Michael Phelps. Start off by simply eliminating the world “can’t” to open up a world of possibility.


When we substitute a picture of our future selves for negative assumptions built on unreliable perceptions of the past, it starts the process of building up capability. Molly underscores the importance of short-circuiting self-limiting beliefs like, “I can’t do this” or “I’ve always failed in the past.” Instead, it’s all about identifying those thoughts and envisioning a future self fully capable of making different choices.