A Simple Plan To Create The New You
your thoughts. This can lead to many social and emotional problems
and cause problems in how perceive ourselves as well as how we
interact with others.
This thought process can cause a downward spiral with your emotions.
When you feel that type of pain your first reaction is to eat something
to feel better. The food creates a few moments of pleasure but then
the guilt sets in because of what you have eaten and the cycle
continues; feel bad, eat to feel better, feel bad again, eat to feel
Does Your Weight Have Emotional Control Over You?
Modern psychology has made us aware of the emotional consequences
of being over-weight and how it affects our self-esteem. More recently
the medical community has recognized the multiple consequences of
To determine if weight gain has an emotional effect on you, read the
questions below and write down your answers so you can go back and
review them when you are done.
? Are you conscious of your physical appearance when you are out
in public? If so, why?
? Are you comfortable with looking at yourself in the mirror or do
you avoid it? If you avoid looking in a mirror write down how you
feel when you do look into a mirror.
? Are you concerned with what others think of your body? What
others think about us plays a significant role in our lives. If you
are concerned about what other people think of your body write
down what you imagine they are thinking and how those
thoughts make you feel.
? Do you feel that the only way you can truly be fulfilled and live a
contented life is to change the physical things you don’t like
about yourself? If you answered “no” to this questions write
down other ways you can feel fulfilled and contented.
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions then it’s possible
that your weight has an emotional influence over you. Your
appearance shouldn’t keep you feeling unfulfilled or discontented. Your