Weight Loss Psychoanalysis
Childhood experiences are ever formative of what one is today. Most often than not, they form the basis of our lives in adulthood. In most adults, there are times that thoughts of the childhood life become nostalgic; and in such instances, the experiences and events that one underwent through his/her childhood days can form a basis of one’s thinking and feeling at present and possibly in the future. That means that such a person will be held hostage by the past experiences which in turn are key in wasting the person’s future.
We all need to understand that what is of much concern about a person’s life is what is happening presently in one’s conscious, subconscious and unconscious mental life as well as in the social relationships that a person had with other humans – family, friends co-workers etc. in order to have a positive progress in life, then we need to focus on the present as opposed to the past. But like I said again, we are all about at one time or another to be held hostage by the past, especially the events that happened when we were kids. If such events were ugly, then chances are that the ugly past will ever try to darken out a bright future.
It all dawned on me that I had to cut weight after watching a documentary about several fatal clinical disorders that are brought about by being obese. Since I was a child, I suffered from obesity though it has never posed any health complication on me. Despite that, I was often mocked by my peers for being over weight that I they made me have low self esteem. I never put match fight against their criticism and I was able to lead a positive life.
Is it so Hard to Eat Healthily?
It was while I was in college that I felt the need to wrestle with the foods I was taking as well as how much of those foods I ate. I tried several weight loss programs that I could get and set a certain time to shed some calories in vain. I really didn’t know what was wrong with me; I tried dieting, going for workouts and most importantly eating the right foods in the right portions in my bid to lose some extra pounds, but none seemed to working for me as I anticipated. Not that it was hard to eat healthily as many health expert recommend, but however much I tried, I didn’t realize any positive results for the two years that I was in the game.
After college, and being through several weight loss programs as well as feeling that I had exhausted all my efforts to lose a few calories in vain, I gave up. I must admit though that my plus size body had become an issue because it made me have a feeling of low self confidence and I was having bad times blending in with others. I usually found myself thinking about what other people would be saying about me when I was in public. I even had a hard time attending work-related functions in the evening such as corporate dinners. There was this feeling in me that I was being gossiped around by my fellow co-workers.
This made me to believe that I could do little about the elements in life than could enable me become slimmer. I believed that I would be unable to overcome my eating habits that I attributed to my being overweight. But life took another twist when I realized the predisposing dangers and health concerns of being overweight. I didn’t want to risk my life, and thus made me to become bond and seek some advice. A close co-worker was hardy to help me out. After listening to my story about the efforts that I had put in trying to shed off some fats, she advised me to see a psychotherapist.
Gaining Self Esteem through Psycho Therapeutic Sessions
That was my life defining moments. I actually followed her advice and went to a psychotherapist whom I explained my position. According to her, I was suffering from emotional eating; at times called binge eating. It is a disorder whereby the sufferer of the disorder responds to stress by eating high-calorie foods even when not hungry. Indeed I was a culprit of such foods. The therapist decided to put me in a psychoanalytic program which would help me overcome my craving which I had since I was a kid.
The program which took about a year and half consistent of 3 sessions per week, where I detailed to the therapist the happenings of my childhood which led to my craving for food. She helped me overcome the craving as well as rebuild back my esteem which had faded as a result of being obese. By the time the program was overdue, I was in a position to eat healthily and more so eat the right food. Moreover, my self awareness and confidence levels had shot up significantly.