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How we feel about our bodies affects us every single day. Everybody overeats sometimes. Overeating is a coping skill to deal with being overwhelmed, bored, lonely, stressed, happy, unhappy, and more. Even when somebody loses weight with all the diet programs available, very few people actually get to the roots of the problems and deal with the weight ... because there are advantages of being overweight. There are advantages to overeating. Some of these are not understood by most people. Being overweight can keep sexual advances away. It can keep bullies away, because the bigger you are the less likely you are to be bullied, just like the less likely you are to experience sexual advances that may make you uncomfortable. Weight loss isn't just a matter of losing pounds. We all know that if you ever want to gain weight, you can go on a diet because when you starve yourself you will overeat. Or when you limit yourself you will find a way to overindulge.
Losing weight and keeping it off means you have to deal with the emotional reasons and here is an easy way to understand yourself. Answer this question. At what age did you first start to gain weight? Was it five years old? 10 years old? 15 years old? 10 years ago after having a baby? After having trouble at work, trouble in relationships? At what age did you first start to gain weight? And then ask yourself, "Whey then?" Why not three years earlier or three years later? Then ask yourself, "What effect has this had on my life, years, decades later?"
This is a good beginning because it will help you find out what ages, stages, rings of the tree emotional issues, psychological issues, developmental issues you need to get to, to resolve the root problem so you can lose weight and keep it off. You will learn exact techniques to do this as soon as you start.