The psychology of weight loss

Watching a programme about extremely overweight people and wondering why so little is made of the psychological aspects of overeating.

I know that when I over indulge it is out of a misguided sense of treating myself. I deserve it. I’ve earned it. Eating will make worry or anxiety go away. Food or alcohol will keep pain at bay.

The way I stopped drinking and overeating was by facing up to some of the underlying issues rather than by trying to trick myself or force myself into stopping.

One thought on “The psychology of weight loss

  1. Another issue I see ignored is the enabling system that surrounds the morbidly obese person. Even those who are simply overweight have a culture surrounding them that works to keep them overweight. No-one wants to talk about this.

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