Jeudi 28 octobre 2021

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Eating to mask psychological and relational difficulties

TRUE : We can eat excessively due to psychological and emotional difficulties. Psychological and relational problems can lead to quantitative and qualitative modifications in the way of eating, and sometimes even unbeknownst to the person, who may not be conscious of this change. We also eat excessively to anesthetize, suffocate thoughts, emotions, and painful feelings. Some complain about feeling painfully empty inside, whereas others (or the same) talk about feeling stuffed. Eating then becomes a way to prevent thinking and to mask problems.

An environment driving us to eat excessively

TRUE : It is easy to become fat in an society of overabundance, where a lot of appealing food is easily available. An environment full of delicious food produces many temptations. Many of us behave like the newly rich who, after having missed a lot, want “everything now, at once". A society which always favors quantity to the detriment of quality, which considers that more is always better, forges a mindset favorable to over consumption.

Genetics : tendency or fate ?

TRUE : Some types of obesity are strongly influenced by genetics. A child whose parents are obese has a risk of obesity three times higher than a child having two thin parents. When only one parent is obese, the child has a risk of 40 % of becoming obese and if both parents are, the risk becomes 80 % ! It falls down to 10 % if both parents are thin.


TRUE : One adult in 5 is overweight in France. In the US, one adult in 3 is overweight. Excessive weight has become a major issue for the whole western world. Overweight is a health risk factor. At the very least, excess fat located in the abdomen (obesity referred to as "androïd" or...

Problèmes de poids et troubles du comportement alimentaire

Toutes les personnes en surpoids n'ont pas de troubles du comportement alimentaire comme des boulimies ou des compulsions alimentaires incontrôlables. Mais ces troubles ne sont pas rares, surtout chez les personnes en surpoids qui s'imposent des privations ou qui mettent en place des...

Manger pour masquer ses difficultés psychologiques et relationnelles

Ce qui est VRAI : on peut manger en excès en raison de difficultés psychologiques et émotionnelles. Les problèmes psychologiques et relationnels peuvent entraîner des modifications quantitatives et qualitatives dans la façon de manger, et ceci parfois à l'insu même de la personne qui peut ne pas avoir conscience de ce changement.