Causes of Gaining too Much Weight and What to Do About Them
Posted Dec 19 2012 5:00am
What is it that makes you
eat too much food or eat too many calorie-rich foods and gain so much weight?
Is it in your genes? Is it
the result of you living in an obsesogenic environment? Yes, you heard right “obesogenic”,
which means an environment that encourages you to eat and drink more calories
than you expend and to become overweight or obese. Or did you gain all that
unwanted weight because of some emotional cause like anxiety, depression, or
What you see as the cause of
your overeating and eating too many fattening foods should make all the
difference in what you do about it. But it doesn’t. What most people do about
carrying around too much weight is start dieting.
What do you do, though, if
you pinpoint the cause as an obesogenic environment? You could, if you like,
put your environment on a diet, and avoid people and places and food that are
obesogenic and frequent only places and be with people who offer normal eating
or dieting possibilities.
What do you do about
genetics? That sounds like something that is inescapable, but it isn't. People who have
genetic disorders can, in many cases, compensate for their genetic disorder by
special diet and modified lifestyle activities. If you think of your weight
gain as genetic, then you will be able to compensate for it also by dieting and
modifying your lifestyle.
And what about emotional
reasons for gaining so much weight? Here is where using psychology to lose
weight comes in. You can identify the emotional causes and then do something
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