Tackling the view on food addiction

If we were to list the addictions that a person could become prone to then it is unthinkable not to include food addiction. An addiction that leads to several disastrous consequences including being of an unhealthy weight.


A relentless epidemic affecting people around the world of any age. A serious situation often underestimated as it is diminished. "Go on a diet, do some physical activity" is what is commonly said to those who struggle with their weight. But what some people don't know is that when you are an unhealthy weight, it is a deep tunnel of despair and getting out if it alone is very difficult.


Among the various options that today's medicine offers us is bariatric surgery: excellent results but an important risk. To have access to it, you don't have to be in the highest at-risk zone, it is often good to prevent before someone reaches that level. The problem is that some countries still consider it an "aesthetic" and not "necessary" intervention.


Bariatric patients are not taken seriously and we tend to think that it is often just a lack of desire and determination. It is not so much a question of the model of beauty that is constantly proposed by the media, as the feeling of always being inadequate and "too much". Just like our weight.


The feeling of having failed the unwritten rules from society about our beauty. There is one very important thing that we must not forget: our internal and personal strength. The one we were born with and which does not depend on anyone. Regardless of external criticism and the thinking of those who are there.


Our energy is our will to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The bitter truth is that it's often not enough to see ourselves beautiful on the inside, but it can definitely help us understand what we want for ourselves.

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