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Why we over-eat?


I read it in CNN that Michelle Obama spoke that she had a depression. She felt pressure and trouble sleeping at night.

In the article, it said that in this period, 1/3 of American people have depression and in comparison with the same period last year, the number of depression is three times more.

As Michelle said, in this lockdown the mood is down and adding to it, there was racial incident earlier and also many of the demonstration and movements because of the incident.

Michelle, as we know, very smart, tall, beautiful and former first lady of the US. Of course as long as she is a human, depression doesn’t choose a person to get so as other diseases.

I believe that we are in the same age but I feel like she is so much more mature than me. Probably it is strange as me in my age feels admiration to some mature woman.

As I wrote in my book, The Rules for Success—How to live happily (One Peace Books), not only I admire mature women but also I adore my wrinkles in my face because I feel mature with them as I felt that way from my younger age.

If you are interested in my book, you can take a look at Amazon, from here.

Yes, this lockdown does something to us in our moods such as we can feel down or depressed. As Michelle had a depression, anyone can have it too.

About me, as I mentioned before, I decided not to wait this lockdown over. I wanted to do something meaningful in this period, furthermore, at the end, I want to appreciate this lockdown happened to us.

I activated some projects along the reason and one of them is weight loss. As I mentioned, I lost probably 50 pounds since I encountered hypnosis in 2011.

Of course my weight was always an issue for me in my entire life and I thought that I got genes to be large at some point in my life.

At the end, I understood that overeating was simply causing my weight problem. We have certain metabolism on person or on the age.

There is calorie for us to use in a day including our activities and just physiological functions.

When we eat more than those calories, our body naturally starts saving the excess calorie for the emergency situation.

This excess calorie is called fat, I say.

Only a little excess a day, our body will precisely save it for later. It is pretty much math so it doesn’t cheat on us or no wrong doing unless we have physiological malfunctions.

Very clear, I say.

That is why there shouldn’t be a problem if we don’t overeat. However we do and I mentioned that it was not about even hunger or appetite in the last column in this week.

We just want to put something in our mouths. Then we should think why we put food in our mouths without thinking or with knowing that is excess.


We do it without thinking I said but have a think now.

About me when think back before I ran into hypnosis, I believe that I believed that eating made me feel better.

There is physiological reasons why here too. Because we use a lot of energy to digest after eating so we are unfocused on other things like thinking.

We all feel sleepy and relaxed after lunch. We are relieved from tension so we will stop thinking about something complicated then.

When we have some tension in daily life, naturally we seek for the kind of relief. Of course, because living in tension everyday is much more stressful than we can ever imagine.

Naturally our body and mind try to avoid the tension anyway.

I will talk more in tomorrow’s column.

Have a wonderful day!!

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