New Retreat! Book your spot for Fabulous and Free, October 9th.



Self-Love is a Series of Small Victories

Taking a leap of faith and deciding to make a change, are not easy things to accomplish. For those of us who really struggled with chronic diets, eating disorders, and body image issues, it’s like we’re stuck in a vicious cycle that prevents us from doing things differently. That’s why it’s so important to know that self-love journeys are not linear, and failing is just part of the process.

In this episode of What You’re Craving Podcast, Molly welcomes Brenna. Brenna shares her most vulnerable times when she thought that her own vicious cycle could just not end and that was when she suffered the most. Brenna highlights the importance of being kind to ourselves during hard moments, feeling ok with starting over as many times as needed, and trusting our potential to really break up with who we no longer want to be. Tune in!

Episode Quote

  • “I think that you have to release yourself from that physiologically addiction. And for those of us who are in that process, that binging… suspend the belief, take the leap, and I promise you: in 6 months you’ll be looking in the mirror, doing some kind of self-care being like ‘I love you’.” – Brenna

Key Highlights

  • Brenna explains that having body image issues can really shape who we are for life, ironically as we try to become someone else;
  • Brenna shares the moments when she no longer wanted to struggle and decided to change for good;
  • It’s important to recognize the moments when we are using food to ensure we can control situations & feel safe;
  • Childhood repeated patterns and traumas can manifest during adulthood;
  • Brenna highlights that you can start over as many times as you want because there are no rules, but remember to be kind with yourself during the whole process;
  • Brenna shares her strategy to maintain a healthy relationship with food on a weekly basis;
  • Brenna shares her final advice on accepting you want to change and really taking the leap to a brighter future.

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

Want to spend MORE time together? Me too! Here are all the ways:

Instagram: @mollycarmel

Facebook: Molly Carmel

YouTube: Molly Carmel

Free Mini Masterclass: Breaking Up with Sugar Course:

Breaking Up with Sugar Facebook Group: Monthly Group Coaching: Weekly IntenSati Spiritual Fitness Class:

For more information, please contact us at

This is an Operation Podcast production.

Follow Operation Podcast on Instagram @operationpodcast


©2021 Molly Carmel. Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions | HIPAA Notice | Site By GooseWorks

Ready to Jumpstart your New Relationship with Food?

Enter your name and email below to receive your FREE access to this mini masterclass and learn the 3 steps you can take right now!

Plus, you’ll receive Molly’s weekly Love Letter full of skills, strategies, and relatable stories and other goodies to help you on your journey!

*When you submit your name and email, you agree to receive marketing messages and updates from Molly Carmel. You can unsubscribe at any time.