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Perfectionism: Enough is Enough 

Having struggled with her weight and self-image since childhood, Sara discusses with Molly her journey of breaking up with sugar, her relationship with food, and the road to recovery. Due to an autoimmune disorder, she eliminated gluten and grains. This was a decision she made on her own, not from any medical advice from a doctor. Molly and Sara explore her journey through EMDR, reintroducing alcohol to her diet, her personal struggles during COVID, reevaluating her spirituality, and working on herself through therapies and counseling.

Maybe you’re like Sara and find it difficult to strike a balance between planning and just letting life happen with no plan at all. Getting stuck in a black-and-white pattern of thinking can carry over into so many aspects of life. Linked to this, trust issues can rise to the surface and Sara discusses her experience with this in her personal journey. If any of this resonates with you, you won’t want to miss today’s episode to learn more. 

Episode Quotes

  • “You have to be in tune with your body to know what it needs.” -Molly 
  • “No matter what happens, I will take care of myself.” -Sara
  • “Addiction is about control and recovery is about trust.” -Molly

Key Highlights

  • Childhood trauma and the link they have with eating disorders
  • Healing and recovering from sugar and alcohol addictions
  • Autoimmune disorders and removing sugar, alcohol, gluten, and grains to support healing 
  • Self-sabotage and how it can be detrimental to the recovery process

Books referenced in the episode:

The Alcohol Experiment by Annie Grace

Potatoes Not Prozac by Kathleen Desmaisons

The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

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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