La mise en place de cette nouvelle activité physique à Allegro naît d’une rencontre, grâce au GROS, celle de Stanne Gold Djemba et de deux motivations complémentaires qui prennent forme lors de la prise en charge des adolescents obèses du Val de Marne...
A physician or a shrink? A general practitioner, a nutritionist or a dietitian who only regards obesity as a dietary problem will only address the problem in the short term. They will obtain only short term results in the best case scenario. A psychologist or a psychiatrist who only considers the psychological aspects will also only provide partial help. People having difficulties with their weight often need psychological help, but this is not enough to modify eating behavior.
Eating response to a non-eating problem: Over consumption of food is most often a defense mechanism against various psychological difficulties. For example, over-eating anesthetizes and prevents us from having unpleasant thoughts or emotions which we do not want to face. We end up eating in order to avoid being weighted down by amorous and professional failures, anxiety about the next day, guilt feelings, anger, hate, frustrations, and a number of dissatisfactions.
We eat too much compared to our needs because we do not listen to the signals sent by our body. The incapacity to perceive or take into account nutritional feelings characteristic of physiological needs is a significant obesity factor. We cannot recognize satiation or we neglect it because we do not eat in response to hunger, but due to psychological factors.
Eat consciously The best food is often the most nutritious. However it is quite irrational to blame food for being nutritious. It is best to eat whatever you like and to enjoy it fully without guilt. You can thus eat meat, fish, vegetables and fruits, bread, rice and beans, but also french fries, cakes and cookies, chocolate and peanut butter. You should savor these dishes and pay attention to their flavor, their real flavor, feelings they give in the mouth, in order to enjoy them fully.