When you see an overweight person, what do you think?
For many, it's lazy, lack of self-control, demotivated, scattered priorities, apathy, etc.
The problem with these common associations is they suggest intentionality, which also moves the criticizer to a position of superiority.
When I see someone carrying excess body fat, I think fear.
I see a scared little boy or little girl, insulating themselves from the painful experiences of their past, protecting themselves from their limiting beliefs, and using food to numb painful feelings.
Once you can see The Whole Person: MindBodySpirit®, you suddenly realize that weight gain is functional and serves a purpose, and it has nothing to do with neglect or a lack of self-respect.
This insight only needs to happen once, and when it does, your approach to weight loss will become less physical and more spiritual.
"The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions." Ralph Waldo Emerson