My background is in healing. I am a Reiki Master. I can see how energy blockages create an overweight body, whether it is only in one part of the body, as for example, shoulders. If I see someone who has very broad shoulders and perhaps weight cumulating in that part of their body, then I wonder if they are not carrying too much. I talk about this in my book. Where you are overweight in your body can give you a clue as to why you are overweight and how to remedy the situation. Most of the people I know who are overweight tend to carry other people's problems or at least refuse other people's help.
So to slim, we must learn to lighten up symbolically and emotionally. We need to learn to not carry our friends and families on our back or the world's problems. After all, it's all about accountability. Do we really do people favours by taking over their problems? It's OK to help from time to time but if you do as a matter of routine and don't let people deal with their issues, particularly our children, then we pay a very high price and we might not actually do them such a favour. I am not asking you to be selfish. I am advocating balance.
Blessings of lightness
Anges de Lumiere