Why am I so Obsessed with my weight?
Last Updated: 06/14/2021 at 7:24am
Penny Dahlen, Ed.D., LPC
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Sometimes we can become obsessed with our weight due to what other people think, society's expectations, or the fear that we will never be "perfect" enough. Over the years, society's vision of beauty and popularity is being skinny, wearing makeup, having healthy habits, and even following all the latest trends. But in reality, none of this is true. We can be whoever we want and still be beautiful. I think that everyone has an inner beauty that is hiding inside due to these expectations. We think that our crush won't ask us on a date because we don't look the part. When we walk into a room we think everyone is staring at us and our insecurities. I find this to be so sad because we are not all insecurities or imperfections. We each have a purpose and beauty within ourselves and sometimes it takes a little convincing to show it. But to go back to the central question, being obsessed about your weight can be for all kinds of different reasons, mental health struggles, insecurities, society, expectations, etc... We want to fit in with what society says when really we should focus on our inner beauty and realize that no one is perfect.
Sometimes we can't help but compare ourselves with the standards set by media and society of how we should look. We may not be thinking of it consciously but we have absorbed these expectations as the norm, so when we weigh ourselves or look in the mirror and see we are not fitting that norm we then start to stress and obsess over this. Sometimes we also mix with people who keep commenting about their own appearances that we take in the same mindset as well. It is important to know that no one is identical and weight is just a number. What's most important is our overall health so focus on that instead. However If you feel your weight is something that indeed affects your daily life, then it's best to consult with your physician or a professional to see what can be done.
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