This is often the case because, in addition to physiological reasons that can somehow influence the state of a person’s weight, there are also psychological ones. As a rule, these are reasons that are hidden from consciousness, that is, not conscious, and therefore, most often implicitly affecting a person’s behavior.
In this article, I suggest that you familiarize yourself with several possible causes that may unconsciously affect your weight. After all, awareness of the problem is already half of its solution.
Ignoring the child and his needs by parents, as well as non-constructive criticism from their side, may well lead to man has low self-esteem, lack of self-respect and self-esteem.
Perception of oneself as an unimportant and insignificant member of society and a desire to occupy a significant position among other people by any means.
Very often, such people try to express their importance through weight gain. They, as a rule, feel so strongly unimportant and insignificant that the only way to declare themselves for them is their own increase in external forms. Thus, they seem to be trying to say to the world: "I am." So a person who does not feel their own value, trying to earn "weight in society."
Here you can also include the desire to see yourself in perfect form. In this case, the person sets a goal to achieve the best weight for him. Sometimes this desire for the ideal can be expressed in unconstructive and heightened criticism of oneself and even auto-aggression, which, as a rule, leads to strong emotions and even greater weight gain.
A way to protect your borders
For some people, overweight can be a great way to protect their personal boundaries that cannot be defended in any other way.
For example, for someone weight can be an excellent means to establish distance in relationshipwhich does not suit him.
Without noticing it himself, unconsciously, through weight gaining, a person sets boundaries within himself, defending himself against a situation or another person. Usually we set boundaries through words, explaining to another person what suits us or does not suit us in a relationship. Those people who find it difficult to defend their opinion or position regarding any issue, resort to weight gain as a means of protection.
Avoiding close relationships
Some people, without realizing it, try to become unattractive in order to avoid close relationships.
For example, women who have had a negative experience with men - sexual abuse, divorce, painful separation, difficult relationships with their father - unconsciously seek to gain weight and thus divert attention from the opposite sex.
After all, the unconscious person keeps all his life experience.
A person who has experienced a similar psychological trauma, remains strong feelings at the level hidden from consciousness. So the fear of experiencing a similar situation once again can influence weight gain. Wanting to avoid repetition, he begins to avoid weight loss by any means. Although on a conscious level, he can say that he is trying with all his might to reduce his weight and does everything possible for that.
One of the most common ways to gain extra weight is to jam emotions. Food in this case becomes an opportunity for a person to reduce the level of his emotional reaction to some event that happened to him.
For example, getting into a stressful situation, a person tries to “seize up” his experiences, absorbing food in excess and replacing it with emotions not expressed outwardly. Through such suppression and ignoring of one's feelings, alienation from oneself takes place, since emotions are only a signal of what is happening in the inner world of a person and reflect his reaction to the outside world. Without worrying about them, but only “sticking”, a person only earns another problem for himself - extra weight.
People who treat themselves very strictly, quite often do not notice that they deprive themselves of many pleasures. Usually they make extra demandsthat rob them of the most ordinary life joys. In this case, in order to somehow compensate for this error, they try to fill the emotional void with food.
For example, the basis of an indiscriminate and abundant absorption of sweets may hide the cause of emotional hunger. Barring various pleasures to oneself, one begins to replace this need with other methods, in particular with food, which can be the only way to bring joy to oneself. Therefore, not satisfying his important needs, a person begins to replace them with food and, thus, fills the inner emotional hole.
Cargo of the past
Very often the body reacts to life situations and experiences by changing weight.
The body never deceives. It remembers everything that happens to us, and keeps in itself all the painful memories that happened to a person ever in his life in the form of tension or fullness.
It may even be children's insults, which are now perceived by an adult as insignificant, but they remain in the body.
Thus, painful situations or mental injuries that are not experienced can manifest themselves in eating behavior. Like the load of the past not experienced in the soul, they are reflected in the body in the form of extra pounds. In this case, the body, like a mirror, reflects the weight of a person’s past. Saying goodbye to old offenses, a person frees his body from excess weight.