First of all, I must say that I have always disliked the word “obesity”. The only word I dislike more is the word “fat”.
Being “overweight” is defined as an excessive amount of body weight that may come from muscles, bone, adipose (fat) tissue, and water. “Obesity” is defined as an excessive amount of adipose tissue.
What are the most prevalent issues surrounding obesity?
- The most common challenge is in the area of emotional eating – we literally “eat” our feelings. This self medicating behavior occurs both consciously and subconsciously.
- Another issue surrounds the lack of exercise, which often comes from a loss of motivation.
- Often there is stuck energy – in areas of our life where there has been trauma.
- We often eat to fill up empty spaces -– the feelings of loneliness, abandonment and sadness urge us to the “soothing” comfort of food –- albeit only temporarily.
Here is the good news – all of these underlying issues come from the inside and they can be changed easily and effortlessly!
Gerri Levitas, Certified Hypnotherapist,is the founder of the Inside Out Weight Management Program. The Inside Out Weight Management Program provides a unique, comprehensive approach to weight loss and weight management that combines proven mind/body relaxation techniques and the most balanced and healthy food plan possible.