Our expert says:
Dear Student Psychologist
The human mind can play a most important part in weight gain and your ability to lose weight. For example, if you have unresolved trauma from being abused at the age of 6 years, then this could either be causing depression (which is one of the psychological states that can be associated with either massive weight gain or weightloss), or make you need what is called a "psychological crutch". Seeing that you are the university, ask your lecturers to refer you to a clinical psychologist so that you can get to the bottom of this problem and learn ways of coping with whatever psychological state (depression, anxiety) is preventing you from losing weight. Once you have sorted out your psychological problems you should try an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). While you are on the ‘Weight loss’ site, read about every aspect of slimming (the dangers of diet pills, slimming aids, psychological aspects of slimming, etc) by surfing on this site.
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