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Are you in an unhealthy relationship with food - caught in the cycle of binge eating, diet culture, and obsessive food thoughts? Molly Carmel, author and leading eating disorders and addictions therapist, is here to help. Each week, you’ll hear from folks who’ve overcome their struggles with food and weight. You’ll learn how to heal your relationship with food and ditch diets once and for all. Molly Carmel is fiercely devoted to your freedom so that you can show up for yourself and the life you deserve.

What You're Craving with Molly Carmel Operation Podcast

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 112 Ratings

Are you in an unhealthy relationship with food - caught in the cycle of binge eating, diet culture, and obsessive food thoughts? Molly Carmel, author and leading eating disorders and addictions therapist, is here to help. Each week, you’ll hear from folks who’ve overcome their struggles with food and weight. You’ll learn how to heal your relationship with food and ditch diets once and for all. Molly Carmel is fiercely devoted to your freedom so that you can show up for yourself and the life you deserve.

    Guiding Principles for Thriving Through the Holidays

    Guiding Principles for Thriving Through the Holidays

    As we approach the holiday season, Molly has a lot to say about diet culture vultures and the marketing that says “how to survive the holiday season.” We don’t want to just “survive” through this joyous time of year, we want to aim to thrive. Aiming for survival will lead you to hit below that mark, and Molly wants you to enjoy the holidays and feel a sense of joy and thriving. If we enter this season with the idea of just trying to survive, we can get into a fight, flight, fawn, or freeze mode, but if we are thinking of thriving during the holidays, that opens up a landscape for us to look at the parts of our life that bring joy, creativeness, happiness, and love.
    Molly encourages us to find “micro joys” in our life and see the world around us through a lens of gratitude for the small things. She shares some refreshing guiding principles to help you thrive through the holiday season so that you don’t sell yourself short. So many people are trying to win off of your struggle around this time of year, but you need to take a look at who you are giving your power to and learn to access situations as your highest self. How do you know if you are in your highest self, or in your addiction mind? These guiding principles will help you determine exactly that and give you the power to make decisions that are in alignment with who you want to be.
    The marketing surrounding just “surviving” is a problem, because we are all worthy of thriving. Love yourself enough to be consistent and do things that bring you closer to knowing and loving who are you, because when you know yourself you're not going to sell yourself to the diet culture vultures that prey on people during the holidays and into the new year. When we know ourselves, we start to attract higher level things, and a fabulous way to heal and empower yourself is to join Molly for intenSati, and tune in to this episode to learn how to prioritize yourself, develop your guiding principles, and thrive through the holidays.
    Join the Thanksgiving morning intenSati at 9 am ET by clicking the link here.
    Episode Quote:
    “When you’re aiming for survival, you’re probably going to hit below that mark, and boy does that work well for diet culture.” - Molly Carmel Key Highlights
    Beliefs are repeated thoughts Work with someone that will empower you to be in a relationship with food and not a relationship with their program  Avoiding diet culture vultures by accessing your recovery bank account and using those tools during the holiday season Surviving is not a good guiding principle How to know if you're in your highest self or your addiction mind Guiding principles to know if your decisions are aligned who you want to be Thoughts become things, so when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change Filling your power circle with people that are also trying to level up and thrive  
    I'm FULLY committed to having you stay LIGHT and AFLOAT during the Bermuda Triangle aka Holiday Season!

    LOTS of offerings - Fireside chats, online holiday support courses, intenSati classes all on mollycarmel.com
    You can also purchase the Breaking Up with Sugar course here: https://mollycarmel.com/buws/
    Join my mailing list for a free mini masterclass: https://mollycarmel.com/minimasterclass
    Become a part of the Breaking Up with Sugar FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/buwsbook

    Come hang with me on social media!!

    IG (I love a DM!): @mollycarmel

    YouTube: Molly Carmel

    Tiktok: @realmollycarmel

    Facebook: Molly Carmel

    • 30 min
    Energy Healing and Raising Your Vibration with Taylor Stone

    Energy Healing and Raising Your Vibration with Taylor Stone

    Today’s episode features Taylor Stone, a leader in higher consciousness, self-mastery, and energetics. Taylor’s mission is to help remind women that they hold the power within them to become their own self-healers and live out their full purpose and potential.
    In Taylor's opinion, people can begin healing themselves by being honest about their choices and how the choices they are making are or aren't serving them. She teaches that people need to then give themselves some grace and begin working on healing.
    When people feel like victims, they forget they have choices, so Taylor and Molly strongly agree that it is crucial to leave the victim narrative behind. As a big proponent of gratitude, Taylor practices it every day. Although you may have a long way to go, it's okay and beneficial to hold gratitude for where you are right now.
    During this episode, we'll hear some of Taylor's personal stories about how she felt out of place at church when she was younger, how she always sought a deeper meaning in life, and how she finally found what worked for her. As a former NFL cheerleader, she will explain how being weighed every week during that time affected her relationship with food and her body, and how she healed. Taylor will also define and explain how energy, frequency, vibration, and alchemy are relevant to her healing work.
    Key Highlights:
    The role spirituality and religion play in overcoming addiction, and Taylor's quest to find deeper meaning outside the church Taylor talks about what it was like learning and working in the field of exercise science while being a cheerleader in the NFL Taylor’s career trajectory from working for a well-known nutrition company to starting her own business How energy healing made a massive impact on Taylor’s life and career What is energy healing? Taylor discusses alchemy, energy, and what one can expect from alchemy sessions Owning full responsibility for your life does not imply that you created or contributed to the trauma you experienced, but it helps you to move forward, says Taylor. How do we know when we have completed the work of healing? Is it possible? And how do we avoid being a “healing junkie”? Taylor’s advice for people who don't believe in God Episode Quote:
    I believe in grace and moving through it, but there is also a point where you have to get to work and start being resourceful. - Taylor
    The truth is not fun. The truth is a frequency and when you start to tell yourself the truth, it’s freeing. - Taylor
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Book: The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
    Paul Selig website: paulselig.com
    Listen to Taylor’s podcast Vibe Higher
    I'm FULLY committed to having you stay LIGHT and AFLOAT during the Bermuda Triangle aka Holiday Season!

    LOTS of offerings - Fireside chats, online holiday support courses, intenSati classes all on mollycarmel.com

    You can also purchase the Breaking Up with Sugar course here: https://molly-carmel.mykajabi.com/buws-course

    Join my mailing list for a free mini masterclass: https://mollycarmel.com/signup/

    Become a part of the Breaking Up with Sugar FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/buwsbook

    Come hang with me on social media!!

    IG (I love a DM!): @mollycarmel

    YouTube: Molly Carmel

    Tiktok: @realmollycarmel

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mollycarmel.buws

    • 50 min
    Heal the Body, Heal the Mind

    Heal the Body, Heal the Mind

    Today Molly is joined by Dr. David Wiss, RDN and founder of Nutrition in Recovery, a group practice of RDNs that specialize in treating eating and substance use disorders.This will be an episode about emotions, gentleness, and full body care.
    Dr. Wiss shares his views about intuitive eating, how trauma plays out in our immune systems, and the connection between the gut and the brain. Dr. Wiss believes in healing one’s body before anything else using food. He asserts that food addiction is a global epidemic as a result of how ultra processed a lot the food we are consuming is and how those foods are changing our reward expectancies and behaviors. This in turn can spike other addictive processes and cause inattentiveness and impulsivity. 
    According to Dr. Weiss, everything is on a continuum and a spectrum, so in order to make real sustainable change, we need tailor-made hybrid models that meet a patient's biological and psychological needs.
    Molly and Dr. Weiss will also discuss artificial sweeteners and preparing for the holiday season.


    Key Highlights:
    Dr. Wiss talks about what fatherhood has been like and how his family is doing. Dr. Wiss’s views on intuitive eating, its effect on diet culture, and how people experience it differently Why intuitive eating may not be for people who have struggled with food rules or feelings of distress around food How trauma exists in the body and how legacies of trauma can cause inflammation in the body Stability, consistency, and boundaries- Heal the body first Dr. Wiss’s thoughts on food addiction- Where it comes from and how to address it What happens when we entangle dietary restraint and food addiction, and how to tell the difference between the two. Advice for entering the upcoming holiday season Episode Quotes:
    If someone has a lot of conflict, I call it a discrepancy, there’s a discrepancy between what their mind wants to weigh and what their body actually weighs–that discrepancy can be 30 pounds, but it could also be 3 pounds. As long as that discrepancy exists, there’s internal conflict, there’s conflict around food, and it changes the physiology of eating. They’re living in flight or fight, they're not in rest or digest, and it doesn't allow the healing to occur. - Dr. Wiss


    Connect with Dr. Wiss:
    Website: nutritioninrecovery.com 
    Visit wisemindnutrition.com to learn more about Dr. Wiss’s program designed for people interested in using nutrition to optimize mental health.
    Instagram: @drdavidwiss | @wisemindnutrition
    Twitter: @drdavidwiss
    TikTok: @drdavidwiss
    I'm FULLY committed to having you stay LIGHT and AFLOAT during the Bermuda Triangle aka Holiday Season!
    LOTS of offerings - Fireside chats, online holiday support courses, intenSati classes all on https://mollycarmel.com
    You can also purchase the Breaking Up with Sugar course here: https://molly-carmel.mykajabi.com/buws-course
    Join my mailing list for a free mini masterclass: https://mollycarmel.com/signup/
    Become a part of the Breaking Up with Sugar FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/buwsbook

    Come hang with me on social media!
    IG (I love a DM!): @mollycarmel
    YouTube: Molly Carmel
    Tiktok: @realmollycarmel
    Facebook: Molly Carmel

    • 58 min
    Connection is the Opposite of Addiction with Alison Leipzig

    Connection is the Opposite of Addiction with Alison Leipzig

    In this episode, Molly is joined by her friend and creator of Soul Camp, Alison Leipzig. Have you ever found yourself overidentifying with your health issues and or your size? Alison has had this experience, and today she will discuss how during her childhood, she allowed being overweight to define who she was and divulges the two pivotal moments that helped her stop doing this.
    Molly and Ali will also talk about the importance of being open to learning from others at all times in order to be open to the gift of change that could come at any moment. They also share how they define recovery now and what that looks like for them.
    Most importantly they will discuss how our connections impact our lives and how to nurture those connections while making sure we are taking care of ourselves first. Ali reminds us that connection is the opposite of addiction.
    Key Highlights:
    How Ali’s childhood was defined by her health issues and being overweight The two pivotal moments that helped Ali leave many aspects of diet culture behind and interrupt her disordered eating cycle Ali and Molly talk about how the gift of change can come at any moment and you have to be open to a message and open to getting well Recovery means recovering our authentic self What supportive relationships look like: Ali and Molly talk about how they communicate around their problems, what they’ve learned about the best way to respond to a friend that is struggling Triggers verses Emotional Takeovers What does Ali's life and relationship with food look like now? She left her NY studio after 10 years to move to a new home outside of the city with her best friend and eats from her own garden. Episode Quotes:
    "You don’t know what you don’t know, and now you know." - Molly
    "The function of shame is to protect ourselves from rejection." - Molly
    "Recovery for me is recovering my sense of self." - Ali
    Resources:
    The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for Living Your Best Life by Marianne Williamson
    I'm FULLY committed to having you stay LIGHT and AFLOAT during the Bermuda Triangle aka Holiday Season!

    LOTS of offerings - Fireside chats, online holiday support courses, intenSati classes all on https://mollycarmel.com

    You can also purchase the Breaking Up with Sugar course here: https://molly-carmel.mykajabi.com/buws-course

    Join my mailing list for a free mini masterclass: https://mollycarmel.com/signup/

    Become a part of the Breaking Up with Sugar FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/buwsbook

    Come hang with me on social media!!

    IG (I love a DM!): https://www.instagram.com/mollycarmel/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG1GiXHci_XlL4xMXL6-Ajg?view_as=subscriber

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@realmollycarmel?_t=8V6nKJXCfJT&_r=1

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mollycarmel.buws

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Beyond Day 66 with Marshall Malone

    Beyond Day 66 with Marshall Malone

    Marshall Malone returns on the podcast to reflect on his ongoing road to recovery, which began once he set the goal to totally break up with sugar by his 40th birthday.
    Listen in as Marshall shares the habits, rituals, and affirmations that have allowed him to shed 45 pounds and counting ever since he started his journey. Always keeping in mind that beliefs are nothing more than thoughts repeated, Marshall unpacks the mental and emotional hurdles that he had to overcome on his path to cultivating a healthier relationship with food—even after crossing the 66th day mark.
    Molly dispels the myth that “thoughts become things”, proposing instead that “beliefs become things”. Making this paradigm shift helps us to become more gentle with ourselves as we realize that negativity is totally normal, and that there is no such thing as perfection on this journey. Once we decide to break up with sugar, the greatest thing we can do to ensure lasting success is to simply stay consistent.
    Episode Quotes
    “What was more important than losing 45 pounds was shedding the negative self-esteem that I had.” - Marshall “If you keep falling off your wagon, you need a bigger wagon.” -Molly “Weight release is an outcome, not a measure.” -Molly “The thing that changes people is self-determination.” -Molly Key Highlights
    Bridging the gap between knowing you can achieve your goals, to believing it Being intentional about which beliefs you decide to change Why it’s normal to have negative feelings at any stage of your journey Keeping your nutrition on-point in busy or stressful times Realizing that you’re on this journey for yourself, not for anyone else About Marshall Malone
    Marshall Malone is a multi-platform content producer with over 15 years of experience in both retail marketing and digital marketing. He has worked with some of the largest companies in the world and has experience working on multiple CMS platforms including WordPress and Joomla. In 2019, Marshall changed his career path and started working in the TV news/broadcast industry as a digital marketing specialist. In 2020, he transitioned into a creative role as Senior Producer.
     
    I'm FULLY committed to having you stay LIGHT and AFLOAT during the Bermuda Triangle aka Holiday Season!

    LOTS of offerings to help you stay supported - Fireside chats, online holiday support courses, intenSati classes all on https://mollycarmel.com

    You can also purchase the Breaking Up with Sugar course here: https://molly-carmel.mykajabi.com/buws-course

    Join my mailing list for a free mini masterclass: https://mollycarmel.com/signup/

    Become a part of the Breaking Up with Sugar FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/buwsbook

    Come hang with me on social media!!

    IG (I love a DM!): https://www.instagram.com/mollycarmel/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG1GiXHci_XlL4xMXL6-Ajg?view_as=subscriber

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@realmollycarmel?_t=8V6nKJXCfJT&_r=1

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mollycarmel.buws

    • 46 min
    Acupuncture and Emotions as Energy With Wendy Swanson

    Acupuncture and Emotions as Energy With Wendy Swanson

    Wendy Swanson dives into the ins and outs of acupuncture. Molly calls the modality “an absolute, life-changing measure” after she was cured of her Long Covid symptoms following her sessions with Wendy—something traditional Western medicine was never able to do for her.
    Listen in as Wendy paints a comprehensive picture of acupuncture and its history, as well as her fascinating journey in going against the grain to become an Eastern medicine practitioner. She talks about the importance of finding purposeful work that doubles as both a creative outlet and a vehicle for making a positive impact on the people around you—if not on the whole world.
    Wendy shares how acupuncture promotes the parasympathetic nervous system: teaching the body how to rest, digest, and renew. Through her passionate explanation of the wonders of this alternative modality, a profound, fundamental lesson emerges: Healing and renewal ultimately come down to trusting ourselves. According to Wendy, thriving in our being comes down to the realization that the body is a miracle if we allow it to be.
    Episode Quotes
    “Work is crucial for my wellbeing—to feel like I’m contributing to the world in a positive way.” - Wendy “I was so deeply unhappy that I had to trust, or else I would have ended up in a ditch someplace.” -Wendy “Emotions and physical symptoms are linked.” -Molly “Our biggest teacher is ourselves: our own body, our own knowing.” -Wendy Key Highlights
    Why having a creative outlet is paramount to your wellbeing Acupuncture 101 and the world of alternative medicine Emotions as energy Eating disorders, and how addiction connects to self-worth (or lack thereof) Understanding the (often uncomfortable) immediate aftermath of acupuncture Learn more about Wendy at: wendyswanson.com or risingstrongher.com
    Want to spend MORE time together? Me too! Here are all the ways:

    Still a FEW spots in my ALL IN intensive 3-month coaching program - sign up here: https://molly-carmel.mykajabi.com/all-in-intensive-coaching-program

    Purchase the Breaking Up with Sugar course here: https://molly-carmel.mykajabi.com/buws-course

    Join my mailing list for a free mini masterclass: https://mollycarmel.com/signup/

    Become a part of the Breaking Up with Sugar FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/buwsbook

    Molly’s IG (I love a DM!): https://www.instagram.com/mollycarmel/

    Molly’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG1GiXHci_XlL4xMXL6-Ajg?view_as=subscriber

    Molly’s Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@realmollycarmel?_t=8V6nKJXCfJT&_r=1

    Molly’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mollycarmel.buws

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

heatherfromboston ,

Exactly what you are Looking For

For once, I am thrilled to be late to the party as listening to an episode of “What You’re Craving” has become part of my new morning routine. Thankfully, Molly has a voice that is a perfect combination of friend with a pinch of teacher. Her ability as an honest storyteller makes the podcast informative and entertaining. Simply put, this podcast is perfectly aligned with the title it is, What Your Craving

keep asking ,

Thank you Molly

Thank you for keeping it real! Your honesty and compassion is so greatly appreciated! So many of life’s addiction questions answered, bless you!

shanaami ,

Real, relatable and radically helpful!

There is no one else out there in the field of nutrition who is as real, relatable and radically helpful.

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