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Building a Loving Relationship with Food and our Bodies

Sophie Chiche sits down with Molly to share how she built a loving relationship not only with food, but with her own body.

Sophie weighed 350 pounds when she decided to break up with sugar. The beginning of that journey was one of “self-destruction”, as she puts it; but, she saw it through to the end. She passionately reflects on the most challenging obstacles she faced and the life-altering lessons she learned through the years.

Listen in as Sophie discusses how she got to the point where she not only shed all that excess weight, but also came to develop a healthy and productive relationship with food. She talks about the importance of being strong enough to remove bad influences—including people—from your environment, and to get to the point where every bite of food becomes a bite of self-love rather than of self-destructiveness.

Episode Quotes

  • “My parents have been through war and tell us that we’d better not waste food. But I’ve always thought, ‘Wait, if I eat it and it hurts me, isn’t it a waste as well?’” – Sophie Chiche
  • “When you call it ‘relapse’, you can’t be in a relationship with food, and you need to be in a relationship with food.” -Molly Carmel
  • “My love for myself is greater than my care about disappointing you.” -Sophie Chiche

Key Highlights

  • Overcoming destructive paradigms around food nurtured throughout our childhood
  • Placing more value on what’s best for you over than the opinions of others
  • Why refusing food doesn’t always equal wasting food
  • How to kindly and tactfully refuse sugar

About Sophie Chiche

For the last 30 years, Sophie Chiche has been obsessed with cracking the code to do more of what matters. Her drive for creating transformation has led her on a journey from an MA in Journalism, Psychology, and Business to writing a book on “The Power of Personal Accountability” and building multi-million-dollar businesses. In her current role as the founder of Be Current, Sophie works one-on-one with individuals and leadership teams across corporate businesses, including Carrier, Tesla, and eBay–helping to cut through the baggage and behavioral patterns to create astonishing results and impact. Sophie’s work has been featured on Ellen, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and she hosted the launch of the Living Section in the Huffington Post. She’s a two-time TEDx speaker and presented at the International Symposium on Restorative Justice and Peace in Columbia. This led to the absolute favorite moment of her whole career- facilitating and translating a South African Peace Summit with Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.

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About Molly Carmel

Molly is a leading addiction and eating disorder therapist and the founder of the Beacon Program, which offers individual and group solutions to help people break free from their destructive relationships with food and dieting. She is also the author of ‘Breaking up with Sugar’ and the host of ‘What You’re Craving’ Podcast.

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