Here are a few reasons for why obesity could occur in people :
1. Lack of acceptance or love towards your own body: Lack of acceptance sets off a cycle for wanting to consume more junk and unhealthy food. It is a subconscious mechanism of self sabotage and is one of the primary reasons for onset of obesity.
2. Past trauma in terms of sexual abuse, rejection or betrayal Over 50% of the cases of obesity have been linked to such traumatic incidences in ones life. These incidences could be from the present life or the associations are also sometimes carried forward from past lives. The body goes into obesity syndrome as a mechanism to protect oneself from such abuse again.
3. Fear of shame and humiliation: This is an offshoot of the previous point but tilted more towards expectations and pressure from the society in current life which leads to a fear of letting others or yourself down. This is also when obesity leads to diabetes, especially Type 2. This is also one of the prime reasons why gluttony happens as an attempt to insulate yourself from the demands of the outside world.
4. Lack of nurture and affection in life: When people feel alone, unloved and unwanted in life, they turn to food for comfort. That is how the concept of “comfort food” came about in the first place! This leads to an association with food used to fill voids in their life and hence they start
turning to food every time they are in a fix. This sets off a trigger for fat cells to start accumulating.
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