All Things Body Image

If you don’t like yourself (body included), how are you supposed to take care of yourself?

I talk a lot to my clients about body acceptance, body neutrality and body confidence. No matter where you are in this process, very new or starting to feel really good about your body, there are always challenges around this topic. It’s such a hard thing to do! So below you’ll find 5 ways to start the process of body acceptance:

  1. Take stock of what you’ve got. Instead of looking at the external, think of what your body has done and is currently doing for you. Make a list that you can access when you don’t like what you see in the mirror.
  2. Grieve your old body. You may or may not ever get back to the body you once had and that’s ok! Part of accepting where you are now is not staying in a place where you are compared to your old self. Do what you need to let her go.
  3. Study yourself. Look inward to see what you need then research ways to meet those needs. That may be more or less movement, more structure or flexibility in eating styles, more sleep, or less stress. This will shift you from the feeling of helplessness around your body to positive action.
  4. Stop holding yourself back. Stop focusing on what will happen if you lose the weight. Do the things on your list now. You may never be completely ready to wear the bathing suit in public, but do it anyway. No waiting or goal weight necessary.
  5. Find body confident role models. Follow some people that have a similar shape and size and exhibit confidence. Unfollow people that are self-deprecating. Positivity is contagious!

And if you are like most people and need guidance or support around your body image, I’m here to help! You deserve to live a life that is free from shame. You can prioritize your health AND accept your current body! Schedule a Food Freedom Fundamentals call today!