This episode of Weight Loss for Food-Lovers is all about the hard truth of self-love. Molly shares thoughts about what it means to honor our most authentic ‘self’ and imagine a future in which we attain the things we desire. Starting from a place of accepting who we are makes the journey easier and sweeter. But first we need to get past the shaming, mean, negative self-talk. Because “punishing yourself into thinness” just isn’t a thing. You can’t loathe yourself into weight loss.
Even if we’ve worked hard to accept ourselves exactly as we are (and exactly as we are is in and of itself miraculous, says Molly), there is still room to take stock. We can acknowledge and embrace ourselves, know deeply that we are fully worthy, and still take inventory and ask: Am I living my best life?
Molly shares her coaching insights and advises that sometimes the best self-love is tough love. Whether it’s getting up extra early to exercise or saying “no” when a voice in your head urges you to numb emotion with food or drink, the hard truth is that doing the best thing for ourselves isn’t always the easiest. It is, however, always the truest.