Geneen Roth wrote in her book Women, Food and Godthat none of us will be able to lose weight on a sustainable basis until we get to the root of WHY you’re overeating.
Geneen Roth’s premise is that “The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive…When you begin to understand what prompts you to use food as a way to numb or distract yourself, the process takes you deeper into realms of spirit and to the bright center of your own life.”
I counseled a woman who “told” me she wanted to lose weight, but I could tell from our first meeting that, consciously or not, she was going to use our sessions that she wasn’t ready yet to give up the pain from her past and move forward.
She went on multiple diets to prove that she was doing everything she could to lose weight, but nothing worked because, in her mind, she was “destined to be overweight.” She was undergoing a lot of emotional pain and suffering, but each time I tried to pull it out, she retreated and said, “my pain is not nearly as bad as other people’s.”
Plain and simply, she is self-medicating through food to numb the pain.
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