Keep in mind that behavior is always multiply determined. There is not just one motive or one goal that governs behavior or mindset. So don’t look for a single cause for being overweight and staying that way. You may find what you think is the cause, but you will soon see that for women who can’t lose weight the single cause theory doesn’t work. In fact, it’s so hard to lose weight because there are multiple causes that get intertwined. So make sure to always look for multiple causes.
Of course, the most immediate causes are overeating or eating fattening food. But they don’t count. You can’t cite them as causes because they’re the behaviors that are being caused. You have to discover the psychological reasons that propelled you to overeat and indulge in fattening food? Remember, though, to look for multiple causes.
For example, food takes away bad feelings. But it also simultaneously might make you feel more able. And then, too, it might have been the way you soothed yourself all through elementary school and high school, and you’re still overeating to soothe yourself. Overeating may be your way of rebelling against strict rules or too much emphasis on looking right or looking sexy.
Everyone has their very own psychological reasons for eating too much or eating too many fattening foods. What are yours? And remember to look for multiple causes.