When it comes to weight, most of us are focused on improving our physical metabolism.
We’ve been taught to think that weight loss is largely about reducing our caloric intake and increasing our daily exercise.
But what’s often not talked about are the role of hidden negative emotions in our weight journey.
We may acknowledge the importance of processing and integrating emotions like anger and depression for our mental health.
However, emotional metabolism is also essential for our physical health.
So in this episode, we explore anger and depression on the weight continuum.
Because so many people (especially women) have been taught that being angry isn’t OK … leading to depression, heaviness, and feeling stuck.
And while honoring and giving space for anger won’t necessarily translate into weight loss, it’s a vital step to:
✅ Affirming we are enough, just as we are – paving the way for greater self-acceptance and self-love
✅ Opening up to pleasure, whether we’re at our “ideal” weight or not
✅ Giving anger a voice, which many of us have never given ourselves permission to feel since childhood
As you’ll hear, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, works with 49-year old Julie who would like to lose about 30 pounds. Despite many lifestyle modifications and different diets, Julie’s weight won’t seem to budge – and she’s not sure what to do.
Through their conversation, Julie realizes just how long she’s been seeking her family’s approval – especially from her mother. Both sad and furious, Julie is ready to let go of her family’s commentary on her body, her choices, and her life, and discover what she finally hungers for out of life.
Tune in now for a moving conversation about how giving space for our anger is one of the most powerful and self-loving things we can do.
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