Throughout my experience as an Eating Psychology Coach, I've come to notice that the issues my clients approach me with oftentimes go much deeper than their diets alone. As I listen to their story I begin to see internal wounds that are screaming to be addressed, brought out in the open, and given space to heal. It's an unfortunate practice of our contemporary weight loss culture that these issues typically go overlooked or even ignored, leaving people feeling stuck in an endless cycle of hollow strategies that promise to shed the pounds. With my female clients especially, I've noticed a huge connection between food, pleasure, sex, and weight. These four play into each other in profound ways. We rarely see the connections because they linger just under the surface of consciousness, and they seem unlikely and unrelated.
In this article, Marc David does a superb job of explaining the fascinating relationship that women often experience with food, pleasure, weight, and sex. I hope that you find it as interesting as I did.
Women, Food, Sex, Pleasure, and Weight - Do You Know the Connections?
For those of you who are familiar with my work, you know that I love to discover and illuminate the unseen connections in the world of health, nutrition, and consciousness. Indeed, if we truly want to advance the field of eating and nutrition, or any field for that matter, we need to be courageous enough and original enough to see into the hidden Web of Life. For me, connections tend to reveal themselves as I continue to cultivate openness, and deep listening. Sometimes the hidden architecture of the universe is indeed hidden from our vision. At other times, it’s right in front of our eyes, but we simply hadn’t notice. The great linguist and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead said, “It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.” With that in mind, I’d love to share with you these thoughts around the connection between women, food, pleasure, sex, and weight:
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