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How Chef Chen lost 100 lbs with Mind Games, Attitude and Good Food

  • Episode
    10
  • Feb 25, 2021

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.

Topics Include:

  • Charles’ one nonnegotiable daily self-care practice
  • Self-love and compassion
  • Body dysphoria for men
  • Finding creative expression and connection in the kitchen
  • And 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.

Resources Mentioned:
www.zzeal.co

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