Dietary Psychology

Many people do not want to gain excess weight, or in other words, to be overweight. In the background of this unwillingness, there may be aesthetic concerns such as looking fit, looking beautiful, having a beautiful-attractive body. Or there may be thoughts such as just being healthy, having a healthy body. For this or another reason, the individual may be afraid of gaining weight, and for this, he or she will never fail to take some precautions, such as going to a dietitian. Recently, almost everyone has seen that they try to lose weight and diet even once at some point in their lives. We live in an age where people have diet lists, their efforts to comply with these lists, research on the internet, going to a dietitian. Like I said, if we tinker around a bit, maybe everyone will have a story like this. And indeed, this story can sometimes last days, sometimes weeks, sometimes months or even years. In this process, the person who thinks to lose weight is fighting a war. This battle is with the weight numbers that the scale shows and the calories of the food and drinks. They make a lot of effort to be the winner of this war. For example, I hear you say. For example, slimming teas; sweating and fatigue resulting from, for example, walks, jogs, exercises; such as the shopping lists given by the dietitian. Of course, these are serious efforts. So, are these efforts rewarded? Sometimes, a food that the individual eats extra during the day when he cannot prevent himself and stop himself will cause all these efforts and efforts to be wasted; It can cause breaking the will to follow the diet. As a result, the diet can turn into a story that the person will tell other people. So the diet may end, so to speak. But does this ending bring with it some psychological problems? When the person fails to follow the diet list, it may cause feelings such as hopelessness, irritability, anger, especially a sense of failure, and some disorders such as lack of self-confidence and social phobia, and perhaps making decisions such as not following a diet again. It is one of the cases that we encounter quite often today that an individual manages to lose weight but cannot maintain the weight he/she has lost. Maybe they can even gain more weight than they lost again.

If the desire to eat comes frequently, the weight problems in the person may be psychological. Therefore, if the person decides to lose weight, apply a diet and go to a dietitian, he should not neglect to get support from a psychologist. I can’t stop eating, I feel bad when I don’t eat, there is an emotional bond between me and food, as I mentioned above, if he says I often diet but fails, if he says I feel weak when I don’t eat, but I need to lose weight or I want to lose weight, he says absolutely, absolutely. should not forget to get psychological support from a psychologist. I’ve dieted many times but it just doesn’t work, no matter how many times I tried to change my lifestyle, it failed. The first weeks are going well, but if you say that you feel unhappy, restless, irritable, and have difficulty holding on, then you need a psychologist.

As I mentioned above and gave a little hint, in short, in the psychological infrastructure of eating, there is an addiction just like a cigarette addiction. For this reason, unfortunately, people may not be able to get rid of their excess weight. Because food or drink has become an indispensable addiction for the person. Especially if it’s too sweet, too salty or fried (e.g. french fries). So how does this addiction develop? Let’s say the individual has an argument with the person he likes. Meanwhile, there is a dessert (anything with sugar) in front of it. When you eat the dessert, there is a feeling of relaxation. Then, when there is a different problem, he thinks that he is relieved when he eats the dessert. This is how addiction develops with sweets. As the person eats sweets, a schema is formed in the mind when he gets rid of the problems he experiences, albeit temporarily. It becomes something that gets rid of sweet troubles, troubles, problems. The individual who goes on a diet is aware of the fact that sweets should not be eaten too much, otherwise the diet will fail, but the thoughts of sweet sweet dessert come in the mind. The person stuffs the dessert into his mouth so that no one can see it. You can imagine how much the person will regret afterwards. But he still does not stop eating dessert. And the diet fails. Feelings of anger, irritability, anger, hopelessness, hopelessness and failure begin to dominate the person. On top of that, he says a dessert will go well and tries to calm his sadness and anger with dessert. Of course, I gave an example of dessert. It can be something salty, not sweet, or it can be a roast. After that, the person starts to apply different diets and go to different dietitians. It even repeats some trials. Therefore, this situation turns into a vicious circle. In such a case, the person resorts to taking drugs that suppress his appetite or to various nutritional supplements that claim to lose weight instead of diet. And what one should do first, he does at the end. She decides to go to a psychologist.

Sometimes, the individual seriously observes his body, almost like a professor, does research on his body, especially in the waist part. In fact, they go so far that if there is something negative in their lives, they relate to this issue. Therefore, they can declare themselves completely unsuccessful because of this. As a result, different psychological problems such as self-confidence may arise. Sometimes it can be the opposite. In other words, the person sees the excess weight of his body as unimportant and may ignore it. When someone makes a comment about his body, he can either greet it very calmly and sigh, or he can meet these comments with serious anger or serious anger.

If the individual thinks about what he eats and what he does not eat, if his mind is constantly busy with this, if he always has different (desired) dishes in his head rather than the diet list after going to the dietitian, if the food attacks the mind, if he says that he should stay in my stomach instead of in my head, if he prefers to eat, a dietitian often If they are changing, stuffing them in their mouth secretly, have an addiction to food, have a feeling of relief after eating, are very interested in their body, constantly thinking about overeating, that their diet lists are not working and they are trying to apply shock diets, they should definitely not forget to get psychological support from a psychologist. . Because going on a diet is already a difficult task in itself. It usually tires and forces the individual. Also, after each unsuccessful attempt, the person gets further and further away from the target. Day by day cooling off from the diet. In addition, going to a psychologist and getting psychological support does not necessarily indicate that you are crazy, sick, have psychological disorders, have a mental problem, are mentally ill, or have lost your mind. Many people do not prefer to go to a psychologist just because of these thoughts, and unfortunately, after the problem gets bigger (while it can be solved very easily when you are younger), after you get stuck, it knocks on the door of the psychologist. On the contrary, going to a psychologist is a very intellectual phenomenon. It’s more of a social thing. It is an activity preferred by smarter people, intelligent people. Therefore, instead of constantly changing our dietitian, going to different dietitians and trying to apply different diet lists, applying shock diets, wearing out the body (perhaps incurable diseases), wouldn’t it be more beneficial to go to a dietitian and go to a psychologist? Doesn’t it make our job even easier?

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