This is part II of the series of "Hidden Causes of Weight Gain" that have nothing to do with what you are eating. Read on to see if some of these circumstances resonate with you!
Nursing Old Hurts
Are you nursing old hurts, emotional wounds, or holding onto the past or negative ideas and beliefs that aren't serving you? Are you 'weighed down' by the past and all the emotional burdens and hurts you are still holding onto? The energetic 'weight' of these burdens accumulates in your auric field. It's like wearing layers of energetic clothing that you are unwilling to discard.
You might also retain water with swelling in your legs, ankles, hands, or around your heart (congestive heart failure). Your lymph system, which nourishes your cells and carries toxins away for elimination, has become stagnant, holding onto toxins instead of releasing that which you no longer need.
Those who are empathic or overly nurturing, often take on the emotional debris and energies of those around them. If you aren't clearing yourself regularly, you may gain weight in proportion to the emotional and energetic extra weight that you are taking on yourself. If you are a nurse, counselor or emotional healer of any kind, an energy worker or a psychic, your natural nurturing tendencies may be the reason you can't lose weight. It is good practice to regularly clear the energetic debris of others from your own auric field.
Has life has lost its joy and sweetness for you? Are you just going through the motions? Does it feel like your life is just happening to you without much participation from you ? Are you denying yourself pleasure and beauty and not doing things that make your heart sing? In that case, you may be rendering your body unable to utilize sugars properly and consequently causing weight gain. This is just one consequence of failing to find your joy.
When you fail to follow your heart, obesity could be how your body compensates. You must feed your soul as well as your body. Are you starved for fulfillment and purpose? Have you abandoned your dreams or longings? Have you been denied those pleasures or activities that make your heart sing?
Self indulgence is an emotional substitute for a lack of joy, excitement, fulfillment, enrichment, or purpose. You long, crave, or yearn for something intangible and mood-altering foods become the closest your body can relate to this feeling. Junk food, chocolate or sugar cause a quick high, so they can become an emotional substitute for spiritual fulfillment. Junk foods and sugar cause a hyper-adrenal response in the body creating a quick rush. Unfortunately, adrenalin is addictive. And it quickly overtaxes your metabolism. *
Now, I am not here to say what you choose to eat isn't also effecting the scale, but I wanted to share with you the many other things that could be contributing to weight gain that you might not have considered!
*all of these concepts are pulled from my training and resources in Rapid Transformational Therapy
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