Just so you know this isn't a blog about how to lose weight but more about understanding how weight gain gain be attributed to many different things, especially for an empath.
The information within this blog is from my own research, clients and my own experience as an Empath.
Feel free to share your experience below.
Energetic Boundaries -
The second thing that can happen is also boundary related—that when an empath begins opening up to their intuitive gifts, especially in the upper energy centers (which is generally the ones that open first), and we don’t do things to also keep the lower energy centers in balance, our body dives into action again of course on our behalf and compensates by having us gain weight in an attempt to ground us. Lots of Empaths suddenly develop sugar and carb cravings (salty chips was my favorite one of these, which makes us gain weight but further increases the energy up into our heads and a vicious cycle has begun) when they begin exploring their gifts. To prevent this, the lower energy centers need more attention. Exercise is essential for Empaths. And to help the sugar cravings, Empaths need far more water, protein, and fat than most people.
Self Protection -
Often, this over-sensitivity to their environment/people stems from a childhood struggle or abuse of some kind. In order to compensate for the overwhelming flood of energy felt by those with empathic abilities, their bodies will often carry extra weight as a type of insulation between themselves and others (it’s a form of self- protection). I like to call it the tire of self-love, you know that extra padding of the tire around the middle, it really is your body saying, hey gorgeous I care about you and in order to protect you this is what i'm going to do.
So what can we do about it? It's time to start really listening to your physical bodies Empaths. It's time to start seeing the signs early and digging deep to the emotional or energetic issue/imbalance that is causing our body to react and jump into physical protection mode. The more we know about ourselves, the more aware we become the more likely we are to stay balanced and healthy in our weight and minds.
Empaths and Relationships -
I have noticed it in myself and it doesn't have to be a romantic relationship, just anyone that you love deeply. As an Empath entering a relationship of this nature it can take you by surprise just how much you think about that person in a day and merge with their energy whether you know it or not.
When we merge with this person's energy we are essentially taking on or feeling how they are feeling in that moment and quite possibly all of their emotional deep set troubles. The normal thing that runs through our heads is ohhhh well i'm having fun and i'm loving someone deeply i'm not surprised if i let myself go a little. Ahhhhh NO in actual fact you may find that your body has taken that dive into I must protect my human vessel and so the weight goes on. Although we the human are feeling nothing but the love we feel all the time our bodies are setting us up to be protected from merging with that persons energy constantly and so little by little the weight goes on to maintain a level of protection so you don't have to feel their "STUFF" all the time and lose your sense of self. When this happens is my ahhhhhh start listening or things start to go downhill, i can get both physically and emotionally exhausted and start to feel energetically sick.
Empaths and Balance -
It doesn't matter how many Empaths i talk to one of the biggest things to stay in balance for any Empath is exercise, it doesn't matter how big or how small it just needs to be consistent.
When you're feeling out of sorts ask yourself what is my energy doing? How am i feeling today? Do I need to cleanse my energy centers or jump in an epsom salt bath to cleanse the energy of others away from me and down the plug hole? Have I drunk enough water today? Am I happy? Am I stressed/worried about something?
If you can ask yourself questions like this you will soon find the imbalance and start looking for solutions to rectify it before your physical body dives into action and starts handling the imbalance for you.
Feel free to share your aha moments or experiences below.
Much Love and Gratitude to you all.
Rebecca Fox R.M.