1. Why is It There?
Our bodies reflect our emotional health. Repressed emotional baggage can literally show up as physical baggage - excess body fat. No amount of dieting will get rid of excess body fat if it is serving an emotional function. The most common function it performs is protection. This can be protection from generalized hurt and rejection, but most frequently it is used to protect from imagined or real sexual attack.
2. The Body’s Need for Protection
The sexual abuse of children by their parents, grandparents, step-parents, mother’s boyfriends, siblings, baby-sitters and others is rampant in our society. It is estimated that one in five adults were sexually molested in their childhood years.
The only way a powerless child can deal with this is through the mechanisms of denial, repression and disassociation. However, such attacks leave a powerful energetic imprint on the body, generated and sustained by a potent mixture of repressed fear and guilt. (They nearly always think of it as their fault). This is frequently made much worse by their own mothers refusing to believe them if and when they have summoned enough courage to tell, and ending up being blamed and punished even more.
The Body Remembers
Even if the mind blocks it out, the cellular structure of the body remembers only too well. So it seeks to protect itself by piling on the fat in those regions previously most affected and thought to be most vulnerable. This not only provides a wall of physical protection against attack, but psychic protection also. The mind figures that being physically attractive is a risky proposition so the best way to ward off physical advances is by making oneself decidedly unattractive. What better way to become sexually unattractive than to be obese.
The body can also put on excess weight as a way to reinforce feelings of inadequacy and of being unloved. It is like a self-fulfilling prophecy that feeds on itself. The worse I feel about myself, the fatter I become. The fatter I become, the worse I feel about myself. And so it goes on.
It is difficult to know for sure, but I would be willing to hazard a guess that well over half of those who are significantly overweight are that way because they have deeply buried unconscious emotional pain that they are not aware of or won’t deal with.
3 & 4. The Solution
The simple answer is Radical Forgiveness. You forgive the person(s) who first created the fear within you, causing you to put on the weight as protection. As soon as you do that, the weight should begin to fall away since it will no longer be serving a purpose.
We should point out, though, that this is a program for people who are carrying a significant amount of excess weight and is not really designed for people just wanting to lose that extra 10 pounds in preparation for ‘bikini season.’ But for people who have used weight as a means of protection and haven?t been able to release it, this program will be a godsend.
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5. The Outcome
Letting go of the weight is most certainly the goal, but the real aim is for you to feel happy and secure within yourself and loving your body just the way it is, however it is. That’s exactly what is likely to happen once you have completed the program and that is my wish for you too.