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Taking Control of Your Health

Today’s podcast guest is Elisa, a member of Molly’s All In Intensive coaching program. In this episode, Elisa talks with Molly about how she finally let go of diet culture’s obsession with quick results and developed a sustainable relationship with food that is free of chaos and fear.

With coaching, self-determination, and a supportive community, Elisa’s relationship with food has changed from obsessive and out of control to quiet and peaceful. She shares how the support of the group and professional guidance allowed her to beat the resistance she had towards changing her relationship with food and recovery. She will also discuss how this change led her to develop a more compassionate relationship with herself.

Getting into a peaceful relationship with yourself and food is important because it’s a relationship you’ll have for the rest of your life. Change doesn’t happen overnight, despite what diet vultures say. The reality is that change affects everyone differently and at different times, but learning how to feel your best with food and your health long-term is worth the effort. Elisa is a beautiful example of the long-lasting change that can occur when we honor our truths and proceed at our own pace.

Episode Quotes:

  • “Change doesn’t happen all at once.” – Molly
  • “Keep coming back, keep showing up, keep my feet where they need to go. My brain eventually will show up, and it did- my brain eventually decided to commit.” – Elisa
  • “It’s not a moral issue. I’m not a bad person because I want to eat the stuff. I’m not a bad person because maybe I don’t know how to deal with emotions or even how to label them.” – Elisa
  • “If you lean in and say, you always have to be in a relationship with food, then what’s the rush? If you want it to be lasting, you can’t be scaring yourself with all this ultimatum shit that we do.” – Molly
  • “Not to say you’re not going to release weight, but when we make it the hypervigilant outcome, it usually doesn’t work.” – Molly
  • “I’m learning how to live life on life’s terms without turning to the food, and it’s actually been a lot more than that. I know how to go figure out an emotion now.” – Elise

Key Highlights:

  • What has changed in Elisa’s relationship with food and herself
  • The guiding principles Elisa followed to achieve true change
  • How Elisa overcame the resistance to change her relationship with food
  • How Elisa’s compassion for herself has been strengthened through this process
  • What led Elisa to add professional guidance to help her reach her goals
  • What inspired Elisa’s commitment to herself and her dedication to the program
  • What has changed the most for her since she completed the program
  • How Elisa sustains her progress on a daily basis

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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