There are some people out there that really can’t lose weight. They try all the diets, follow the grueling exercise routines and still nothing. So what is the reason for this? If a healthy diet and exercise is guaranteed to help you stay trim and fit what is wrong with these people. What are they doing wrong? Is the diet system flawed? Are we missing a vital piece of information? This is what I want to look at in this article and to do that I need to delve a little deeper.
I want to take an alternative look at this problem. If you look at the overall picture there could just be another reason why people hold onto and retain weight no matter what they try. They exercise, diet and do everything they are told to do. Many of these people will lose a couple of pounds but nothing compared to what they should be losing. Is there something wrong with these people? Are you one of them?
If you look at weight another way here is what you come up with. Weight is basically nothing more than excess fat. This fat is like a protective barrier. So from an alternative point of view, fat can be seen as protection. These people are holding onto the excess weight as a means of protection. In order for them to lose the weight they have to look deep within and discover what they are protecting themselves from.
There are some overweight women who are in fact holding onto their weight because they don’t want to be seen. There are other women out there who believe that when you are truly happy you put on weight. Have you ever bumped into someone you haven’t seen in a while only to discover that they have put on a lot of weight? Have you ever heard someone say to that person that they must be settled and happy? If you believe this subconsciously, this is what will happen.
Another scenario is where someone retains weight because they are in a relationship and don’t want anyone else to look at them. They believe that because they are no longer single that they shouldn’t look good.
There are a lot of other subconscious reasons why people hold onto weight but the main pattern of thought behind it is the fact that these people are trying to protect themselves from something. You have to confront the protection reason and break the belief system. Once you do this the weight will fall away.
If you are someone who is struggling to lose weight then why not stop and take a good look at your life and your internal emotions and see if you are protecting yourself.