Can excess body fat be from factors out of your conscious mind? I’d say YES! Emotional weight is common, possibly the main reason for being overweight in the first place. Sure, food choices and lack of exercise play a role, but so do a few other things.
Why do so many people struggle with their body appearance. I know I did. I could fluctuate up or down anywhere from 5 to 15 pounds and often had 2 different sets of clothes, depending on how I was doing. When I was thin, I’d sometimes give away my larger sizes thinking I would never use them again, and then wonder why I did that. I’d never give away my smaller sizes because they were my “real” size. Craziness!
Subconscious Self Image
Why did I battle with the diets, losing and gaining weight? Funny thing is I don’t really love to eat. For me, it’s just a necessary part of life. I do enjoy going out or making a nice meal with friends or family, but I am definitely not food-focused. I had a negative connection with food, since I was a child. When I was 5 my mother put me on a diet. It didn’t last, and I’m not sure what she was thinking at the time, but it gave me a few limiting beliefs around my appearance. I felt fat, thought I looked fat, and had tried every diet in the book before I was 20. I went to weight watchers, had a shock treatment to stop eating cookies (I swear) and was obsessed with my weight. However, It was my internal image of myself, that was off.
In my teens, thought of myself as overweight. I really wasn’t, but that didn’t matter. What mattered is that I felt I was overweight. I would gain and lose the same 10 pounds over and over, creating a terrible yo-yo pattern. It was centered around emotional eating. Something other than desire for food would make me eat. Something I couldn’t put my finger on, but was there nonetheless. No amount of dieting would fix it. It was a merry-go-round. I would go on a diet, and I’d get or feel thinner. When I was really thin, I’d start to feel good and so I would feel I could start eating normally again!! This pattern repeated itself for many years.
What is Emotional Eating?
Honestly when someone eats or (refuses to eat), it is a sign of “stuff”. Emotional baggage, stored pain, trauma, and beliefs about themselves and the world.
There are many emotions and beliefs associated with eating. Since eating meals has been something we have done every single day of our lifetime, there is a lot of emotion encoded in the food as we consume it and it later becomes stored in our body.
Fat is stored emotion in an energetic form. Body fat is simply energy stored in the body, ready to be used when needed. It is composed of energy which is made up of information. This can be emotions, old thought patterns, beliefs we have about ourselves, memories and traumas.
Unconscious and Emotional Triggers
Do you eat when you’re sad? Happy? Stressed? Depressed?….
Do you feel guilty as you devour a box of mac and cheese or a pint of ice cream? Are you ashamed of yourself and how your body looks, as you inhale an entire bag of cookies? Do you feel angry, resentful or frustrated as you sit down at the dinner table? It’s all about the emotions, not the food.
What are you really putting into your body? Is it really the food you are putting into your body, or is it anger, shame, frustration or any other emotion you are feeling in the moment?
These emotions are going into your body, your cells, & tissues. They become part of your physical and subconscious energetic field. A type of emotional weight.
The Subconscious Mind Watches for Emotional Experiences
It goes even deeper than this. As you watch TV, eating a snack, emotions are being triggered. These emotions don’t even belong to you, but become stored by you, in your body. The subconscious mind will save them as if they were yours, your experiences. This is fine if you are watching a positive, uplifting or inspiring program, but what about the news, crime shows, a drama or a horror movie?
The media, television programmer’s and film makers goal is to create emotional responses in you, to get you to really feel what is happening and internalize it. When this happens, depending on the intensity you feel, the subconscious mind doesn’t distinguish between what is real and what isn’t and will store it all as experience.
True weight loss isn’t about strategy, it’s about the energy behind the eating.
Fear is an emotion that is often underlying many others, and is under she surface, in the subconscious or unconscious mind. The subconscious mind also stores the guilt, embarrassment, shame and all the other negative emotions and beliefs, in your physical body. The subconscious mind is responsible for 90% of your behavior, thoughts, and emotions and is out of your awareness.
This means, 90% of the time you don’t realize you are thinking fearful thoughts, doubtful thoughts, sadness, anger, etc. They are under the surface. They are the old thoughts, beliefs, programming of the past playing out over and over in the present. These unconscious emotions trigger unconscious eating, and emotional weight.
No amount of diet or strategy is going to overpower the subconscious patterns and programming for long. The changes need to occur at the subconscious level.da
However, this is just part of the story.
Over your entire lifetime, you have amassed your subconscious programming. Your subconscious mind has been working, collecting and storing information from the day your were born. It has recorded everything.
We form these core emotional patterns usually before we are 8 years old. Why is this important? Many children develop patterns of not good enough, not deserving, and worthiness issues, just to name a few. These patterns contribute to eating patterns and habits. As a child, you picked up the energy, emotions and beliefs about yourself and others, unconsciously. Children internalize what is happening around them, even if it doesn’t pertain to them, they store it as if it did. If you practice some form of emotional unconscious eating, there is a very good chance that this is the cause.
It’s not the strategy or the diet. Everyone who has struggled with weight issues knows how to diet. That’s not the problem. It’s the emotional issues creating the eating.
True weight loss isn’t about strategy, it’s about the energy behind the eating.
Free the Fat From Your Body by Releasing the Emotional Triggers
You will find your transformation, once you work with your body and free the When you work with your body and free the energy stored in the weight, you will find your transformation. The energy is there, just waiting to be acknowledged and released. This old pain, stored in fat deposits in the body, is there to be used as a sign that there’s something to work on, something to clear.
The body is storing the unprocessed emotions, fears, doubts and traumas for the subconscious mind, and this is the best place to begin to work on them. When you consciously address them, bring them up to the light, they lose a lot of their power. There are different ways and techniques to work with this stored, subconscious energy.
As you process the past emotions, the emotional weight will begin to drop off. It has to. If there is no longer the need to keep the information, if it has been processed energetically, then your subconscious mind will release it.
Free the inner & thinner you by working on your subconscious mind patterns.
Watch An Emotional Groundhog Day, which is doing the same patterns over and over!
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Body Fat and Emotional Weight
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