Summer is here, and I know many people start to think about losing weight in order to feel better about themselves as they dress for and participate in summer activities. If you are one of those people who has ridden the diet roller coaster for what seems like a million summers, here’s news: No amount of dieting will get rid of excess body fat if it is serving an emotional function.
The most common function extra weight performs is protection. This can be protection from generalized hurt and rejection, but most frequently it is protection from real sexual attack or the fear of sexual attack.
As I mentioned in last week’s blog about Ariel Castro, the sexual abuse of children is rampant in our society. It is estimated that 20% of adults were sexually molested in their childhood years. Children almost always think they are at fault, and so they grow up steeped in a potent mixture of repressed fear and guilt.
One of the effects of the powerful energetic imprint of sexual abuse is the holding of an inordinate amount of weight around the lower abdomen and hips – the second chakra. We find that people tend to drop this weight as soon as they heal their victim story around the sexual coercion or incest.
We have seen those who have put on an inordinate amount of weight around the lower abdomen and hips (second chakra), tend to drop it as soon as they heal their victim story around the sexual coercion or incest. That’s why the tag line for my Radical Weight Loss Program is, “The only things you have to give up in this program is the story that caused the weight gain in the first place.”
While actual sexual abuse is often the trauma that needs to be healed, the body also puts on excess weight to reinforce feelings of inadequacy and of being unloved. It is 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.
The solution for all of this is Radical Forgiveness. Once you can heal your victim story, the weight no longer serves a purpose and begins to fall away.
We have a special Radical Forgiveness program to help you get out of the cycle of dieting and denial. Our Radical Weight Loss program is available as an online course, which means you can start today. Why don’t you take a look at the last weight loss program you’ll ever need?