Question. I am 27. I work for an IT company. I was in love with a colleague for the past 2 years. Even she seemed to be deeply in love with me. 2 months ago, she without reason, ruthlessly dumped me and married another guy and is living in Australia currently. I tried reaching her through phone, mail etc., but she has cut all channels of communication with me. I couldn’t take this betrayal too kindly. The agony it caused me, took a toll on my health. I have not been able to work properly and to top it I have been over-eating a lot lately. I have gained almost 10 kgs in these 2 months. I am at a risk of becoming severely obese and doctors said if I continue to over-eat, it is not too far off when I will find it difficult to walk as much as 100 meters without getting tired. I am unable to face people. Failure in love to one side and these weight issues to another side, I am totally devastated sir. Please help me.
Ans. To begin with, please relax first. There is no problem on earth that doesn’t have a solution, so with some help even you can come out of this crisis situation and live a normal life again. As you have already observed, your psychological stress and your weight issues are interlinked. Hunger is monitored by Hypothalamus in the brain. When a person is psychologically stressed, hypothalamus doesn’t function as it is supposed to and some abnormalities can be observed. In such a scenario, a man tends to either eat too much or too little. So 90 out of 100 cases related to weight issues are due to psychological stress. So for you to first gain control of your weight, your psychological stress needs to be addressed. I have devised some good Relaxation Techniques in PranaYoga, learning and practicing which, you can definitely relax your body and mind and counter this psychological stress. Once this issue is resolved, the weight issue would be a cake walk. All The Best.