Feeling Full

45. Listening Beyond the Craving with Ilana Gilovich-Wave

October 28, 2021 Mordechai Wiener: Life-changing Conversations about Weight Loss and Self Love Season 1
Feeling Full
45. Listening Beyond the Craving with Ilana Gilovich-Wave
Show Notes

Episode Summary

In this episode, Ilana and Mordechai discuss intuitive eating and how understanding your emotions can help manage your cravings and help avoid negative self-feelings. They delve into their own emotions and go on a journey of understanding what shapes their reactions. 


  • Ilana believes that mindfulness is critical to understanding the difference between a craving and a need.
  • Sometimes submitting to a craving is not about the food. It’s about the act of numbing an emotion.
  • If you dig deep enough into why an emotion exists, you will sometimes find that it is because of something that will never happen or that it is just a story that you are telling yourself.
  • If you allow yourself to feel, then you can learn to process the feelings and understand how to manage your emotions better.
  • Most people are not eating things that look like products from the earth.
  • There can be some negative social interactions when you are making healthy choices and others see it as different or lacking fun. 
  • Trying to eat healthily can make it difficult to socialize since food is such a cultural staple.
  • There are other ways to connect with people than food.
  • Constant consumption of perfection on social media and commercials is a reminder that we are not good enough.
  • Meditation can be helpful. You can find the time. Nothing says that you have to meditate for a specific time.
  • Breakaway from screens and go out into the world and move and find a way to experience the earth.
  • Going after a goal with too much rigor can cause you to fail. Find ways to make it fun and start simple.
  • Start with self-love and acceptance. Then take the next step.

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