Let’s all work toward changing the cultural climate about dieting, eating, weight, and body image. There’s a lot you can do to make a difference.
Stop dieting. Stop using fat-shaming talk about your body – and anyone else’s body. Don’t tell or laugh at “fat jokes.” Stop referring to food as “good” and “bad” as if it were a moral issue.
Instead, enjoy your own relationship with food by reconnecting to your signals for hunger and fullness. Learn how to eat a wide variety of foods that nourish your own unique body. Engage in behaviors that improve health and well-being without focusing on weight. Respect the natural phenomenon of weight diversity. Challenge your internalized ideas about beauty and body size.
It’s funny because women have these hang-ups, but boys don’t. They don’t care. Every man I’ve ever been with has said that I don’t need to change anything. It’s me and my state of mind that makes me feel my body is inadequate.
I want to see every single woman know her value and truth. I want women to connect with themselves and start to live conscious lives. I want to see women move from a beige existence of always wanting something that only exists in the future - skinny, happy, acceptance, love - and love their journey today.