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On Vulnerability and Getting Rid of the Shame

Being vulnerable and sharing your struggles with other people not only is an important thing to do, it’s an act of courage. When these struggles are related with body image issues and weight loss, it’s even more courageous because there are shame and guilt involved in the process, and when they hit, they hit hard. That’s why it’s so valuable to be a part of a community that will hold you accountable during hard times.
In today’s episode of What You’re Craving Podcast, Molly welcomes Susan. Susan is a member of The Breaking up with Sugar Facebook Group and is walking the path of becoming the best version of herself by getting rid of the shame of being imperfect – which we all are. Molly unpacks Susan’s current struggles, highlighting that it doesn’t matter how many times we fall, it matters how many times we keep going.
Episode Quote
• “The beauty of being alive is that we can rewrite the story, we can rewrite the idea that it’s bad to have feelings.” – Molly Carmel
Key Highlights
• Susan tells a little bit of her past and her journey on weight loss and her struggles with body image; 
• Support groups are extremely helpful but it’s important to have a system that helps us deal with hard moments on our own;
• Grief and sadness can sometimes be a big trigger for giving up on what we have achieved so far; It’s important to address that;
• Forgiveness and acceptance are practices that need to be worked on constantly;
• It’s easier and safer to be ‘smart’ and not share our struggles; Vulnerability is riskier and shielded by our comfort zone;
• If you keep falling off the wagon too much, maybe it’s time to check if your wagon isn’t too small;
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.
Connect with Molly
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YouTube: Molly Carmel
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