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Simple Prep for Beating Social Pressure and Sugar Cravings with Chef AJ

  • Episode
    12
  • Mar 11, 2021

Today I am joined by Chef AJ to discuss finding food that works for you, why preparation trumps motivation, and how we can build healthy food habits that support our success. Chef AJ is the author of several books, is the host of the TV series Healthy Living with Chef AJ, and is devoted to eating a whole-food, plant-based diet.

“If it's in your house, it's in your mouth.” Chef AJ

Topics Include:

  • Hitting bottom
  • How weight loss can be made simple
  • Food addiction
  • The “if it’s in your house, it’s in your mouth” motto
  • Manging social pressures
  • And other topics...

“If what you’re doing isn’t sustainable, it won’t be permanent.”

[2:33] - Chef AJ shares with listeners her early experiences with food, and what it was like growing up as “the fat kid”.

[7:25] - Do people need a rock bottom moment to change? Chef AJ shares her rock bottom moment.

[10:33] - Weightloss. Simple, but not easy. Making a commitment to yourself.

[11:51] - Chef AJ discusses what she believes may have caused her food addiction, and shares her thoughts on compulsive eating as an addiction.

[20:05] - Is complete abstinence the best way to maintain healthy food habits? Mordi and Chef AJ share their perspectives.

[27:03] - There is no one size fits all approach to diet. You have to experiment and find what works for you.

[33:03] - Navigating foods that are difficult for you to manage when other people keep them around.

[38:06] - Dealing with social pressure when sharing meals with friends and family.

[41:08] - Why preparation trumps motivation.

[44:07] - Closing thoughts from Chef and Mordechai.

Resources Mentioned:
The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss
Alcoholics Anonymous

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