Now, a lot of people out there in the real world have an issue with eating and tend to use food as a comfort when the world starts to go to shit.
When your emotions go up the biscuits, cakes or pizzas come out and make them magically feel better for a moment before the levels of guilt kick in and the cycle begins again.
In this game we see a lot of these people come through the doors and go I need to lose weight, I’m overweight, I can’t do this and can’t do that and want this and that.
They either join a gym, get a trainer, or join Weight Watchers or Slimming World.
Now, initially they are brilliant, keep on top of things and things go well, however they then get triggered and out comes the Chocolate Pizza.
The cycle begins again.
They tend to lose their way and stop doing the things that will only benefit them in the long run.
This is the thing though.
When this happens all we end up doing is sticking a plaster on a massive cut that won’t stop bleeding.
The person will continue to go up and down and round and round with it all.
The reason being…
There is no weight loss program, no diet or individual meal plan you get made that is going to teach you how to deal with your emotions.
It’s not going to teach you how to stop numbing your feelings with food or avoiding those feelings by filling your face with a chocolate cake every time something doesn’t go to plan.
The whole binge eating, and weight gain are probably just the symptoms of what is in fact something a lot deeper.
No PT, gym coach etc can help you with that, we can guide you to a point but we can’t help you fix those emotional attachments to food, this will be coming from something deep down, tucked away and needs some sort of professional help to sort it.
You need to get to the root cause, work on the inner stuff to fix that, this is where someone who has the tools to help deal with it all comes in but they also help you create awareness and the understanding about why you are doing what you are doing.
So, you need to get deep down and, in some cases, dirty to get it all out and done.
In the meantime, this doesn’t mean you do fuck all.
Work on lifting, work on moving, getting back to nature and focus on the things that make you happy, work on that and begin to work on the root cause of it and you will find those emotional attachments to food will start to fade.
Then you become even more bloody brilliant