Areola and adipose (fat) tissue have specific roles in the body. The first keeps vulnerable organs in place while the other insulates and cushions. On a metaphysical level, excess weight can be indicative of these issues. A person may believe that everything has a place and everything must stay in its place, or excess weight could also be some form of protection or insulation from something or someone.
Many will say their excess weight is hormonal. In that case, it’s important to consider the endocrine system. This system works through negative feedback. There is a leader who encourages the other organs to produce their own hormones. So if excess weight is hormonal, a person needs to look at how they relate to the authority figures in their life, consider who is in control, identify if they see constructive comment as personal criticism, and acknowledge if they are a person who wants others to do things for them rather than be encouraged to do it for themselves. Weight gain due to a slow metabolism would also be attached to the endocrine system.
I’ve also heard people say that obesity and overweight are hereditary; they are passed down through the family line. I have to wonder what exactly is passed down the family line. While someone can carry something in their genes, science has proved that genes are affected by environmental factors. It is within my realm of possibility that thought is an environmental factor that can affect genes. Beliefs about body shape and size, and patterns related to food and eating habits are often passed down through the generations. Do your thoughts include: I’m fat… I’ll never get thin… Everyone in the family is fat… Overweight runs in the family…
Someone recently asked, “If thought creates, what role does diet play?” Thought precedes everything. What you believe you think about; what you think about with emotion and passion you create.
Therefore, what you think about food has a lot to do with how you use it and the effects it has on you. What you believe about your diet and good nutrition will dictate what priority you put on.
Many of us have a general knowledge of what foods to avoid when trying to lose weight and what foods to eat, but we eat inappropriately for many reasons…. comfort, stress relief, distraction, boredom, escape, denial. So, the question you may need to ask yourself is: Why do you continue to make inappropriate food choices? Identifying the reason, and dealing with what you discover, may help keep your excess weight under control, but you have to be honest enough with yourself to get to the real reason. Knowing the reason you eat badly, isn’t enough. You have to do something about the problem you identify.
My reason for making inappropriate food choices was that I was too busy. When I changed my eating patterns, cut out most of the processed foods, including sugar and flour, I lost 15 kilos in about 8 months. It really wasn’t all that difficult. I remember years ago, I did some sort of detox and ate nothing for 6 days. I only drank a small amount of concentrated juices each day. I wasn’t hungry. I think because those juices were so nutrient rich, the brain had its needs met. That made me think about how nutrient lacking our food choices can be. And remember, when you stand at the fridge door wondering what to eat next, it may not be food you want, it is most probably WATER.
If you focus on eating less food, you are still focusing on food.
If willpower was easy to access, the weight loss industry wouldn’t be worth the billions it is today.
Don’t go into battle with the inner voice that demands all kinds of unsuitable food, find it something more interesting to focus on. In saying that, I must also say, don’t get so involved in something that you forget to eat. When that happens, the body goes into starvation mode and tends to store every calorie that goes in because it doesn’t know when the next will be coming.
Reflexology can help balance the metabolism. It can also help you to relax which can be a benefit if eating to relieve stress.
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