Today I connect with Charles Chen to discuss why personal transformation is the key to sustainable weight loss, how we can build up our self-confidence, using tiny habits to build momentum for big changes, and much more.
Charles’ one nonnegotiable daily self-care practiceSelf-love and compassionBody dysphoria for menFinding creative expression and connection in the kitchenAnd other topics…
[2:16] - Mordechai opens the podcast with some rapid-fire questions for Charles to kick off the show.
[7:05] - Charles shares some of his earliest memories of food, his relationship to food, and his transition from Taiwan to the USA.
[13:59] - How food helped Charles hide and feel invisible, and the moment he knew he had to make a change.
[17:10] - The gifts of transformation–lessons learned on Charles’ journey.
[22:24] - Simplicity, creative expression, and connection in the kitchen.
[29:48] - How Charles was able to lose 100 pounds and keep the weight off.
[31:08] - How to build your self-confidence with tiny habits, and how your success spills over into other areas of your life.
[35:53] - How body image and body dysphoria affect men.
[40:48] - Self-love and compassion–why our relationship with ourselves is our relationship with the world.
[42:51] - Closing comments from Charles, and how to stay in touch.