Episode 88: All Or Nothing


Is your life status one of two things: On a diet or off a diet? If so, that bifurcated way of thinking may be undermining your best intentions. In this episode of Weight Loss for Food-Lovers, Molly teaches us how to tease out the concept of all-or-nothing thinking and the ways in which it does not serve us.

Sometimes when we give in and indulge we make that mean that we can just completely fall off the wagon or – on the other side – must completely punish and restrict ourselves because we overate. But there is a third way – an intermediate approach that Molly details along with providing various strategies.

We know that restricting ourselves from a place of all-or-nothing thinking perpetuates a cycle of extreme weight loss and extreme weight gain. Inside Molly’s program, the goal is to move away from this mentality and instead invest in a lifestyle; something positive that is livable on a day-to-day basis and can be enjoyable for the rest of our lives. By definition that kind of program will include slips. Why? Because they’re inevitable.

The reality is that none of us can be perfect – because the human condition is in fact one of imperfection. When we expect ourselves to be flawless, the result is usually a boomerang effect. Either we rebel midstream or give up before ever starting at all.