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How to Stay True to Your Journey around Food Pushers

Boundaries are something we create for ourselves, for our relationships with other people, and for our relationship with our own journey. Respecting our boundaries is a solo responsibility and how other people approach these limits do not concern us. At the end of the day we can’t control how other people act and behave, we can only control how we act and behave, and this ends up being an act of honesty and self-love.

In today’s episode of What You’re Craving Podcast, Molly explains the ways we can deal with food pushers (that co-worker or family member who offers us food even though we’re trying to heal our relationship with food). Their offering says more about them than about us and it’s very important not to play the victim in these situations. People listen to what we do, not what we say. Are you showing with actions or just promising? 

Episode Quote

  • “We can’t have our peace and our recovery contigent on what other people think and what other people feel about what we’re doing.” – Molly Carmel

Key Highlights

  • The opposite of addiction (any type of addiction) is connection and being part of a community;
  • True change comes with challenges so we can’t depend on other people’s words and actions to deal with these challenges;
  • Molly explains that although we can’t change other people, we can change our attitude towards their actions;
  • People that know us listen to what we do, not what we say; it’s important to show how committed we are with actions;
  • Molly talks about how important it is to understand that you’re in charge of setting limits and creating boundaries for yourself;
  • Learn to say no to people who don’t respect your limits.

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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