We read a lot about how to beat compulsive overeating, yet in those we know with this baffling condition, we see more of the “accordion effect” than any permanent resolution of obesity.
Sex Abuse — Let’s cover the worst fear first to get it out of the way. No one likes to talk about it but many obese women have been abused sexually. Ricki Lake told about her own childhood molestation and her subsequent and life long struggle with keeping weight off. She knows what to do, but the fear and the feeling of being sexy is uncomfortable to her due to being molested in her own home as a child.
Yes, you read that right. People can actually become addicted to eating frozen water, which even has its own name: pagophagia. However, far more than a bizarre body image movement, pagophagia can actually be an indicator for iron deficiency anemia. Check out this blog post by Kevin MD with more.
Today, the combination of processed junk food and the lack of physical activity is a deadly combination regarding weight. This is quite obvious to everyone. What is not so obvious is the underlying factor that causes children to use food addictively.
This means that we really are not unlike you yourselves for we all use something for comfort. We all are searching. Some of us have an emptiness inside that we are trying to fill as the result of abuse or past hurts, and we are still looking for a way to fill it.
You cannot pile on the chemical laden comfort foods and expect to lose weight. The food industry has played on our love for comfort foods and cause an epidemic of obesity especially in America. Consequently, this is the law of chemical affinity at work in the worst way.
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