Your body uses fat to protect you from real or perceived danger, and most people have stresses in their lives that their bodies interpret as threats. Financial worries, career stress, and marital problems are a just a few common triggers that can confuse your body into feeling “unsafe.” When your body feels unsafe, it can use weight to protect you from your hostile environment. Use this visualization to put your emotions in check and to communicate to your body that no matter what is happening right now, you are safe, strong, and protected. When you address the real causes of your weight gain, weight loss can become automatic.