Episode 86: Having Integrity


This episode of Weight Loss for Food-Lovers is all about a word that doesn’t often come up in the pages of diet books: Integrity. What is it? How do you identify it in yourself and other people? How is it connected with our food choices? Molly walks us through it – from defining the word to explaining step-by-step how to align ourselves with it. Integrity is the critical first step we take towards deep, long-term self-respect and empowerment.

Molly shares her own journey, just four years ago, from being 40 pounds overweight and in a cycle of despair to realizing that she had all the tools necessary for not only sustainable weight loss but a joyful new approach to living. It’s a journey that starts with self-awareness and honesty. Many of us find ourselves out of integrity at least some of the time, but that’s okay. The trouble starts when the inner monologue is steeped in shaming and reproach. Instead, Molly suggests, take food choices and urges as an opportunity to learn information about what we’re thinking and what we need. Integrity is built on truth and the truth is: None of us is perfect! Once we grasp this, it’s possible to move into a deeper exploration of our truest selves.

Molly walks us through some thoughts to consider and actions to take in the pursuit of reconnecting with integrity. If we don’t need the extra food and alcohol, what then do we really need? Could it be that we need to relax or rest? Maybe we want to numb or hide from feelings that might provoke fear or anxiety?