You know that quote... "change the way you look at things and the things you look at change" by Wayne Dryer?
That's what I'm talking about.
When you look at your body as being the primary determinant of your worth...,
When you see the number on the scale or the tag in your jeans as a representation of your value...,
When you look at your body and all you see are flaws that need fixing and therefore you're not enough...,
Then what your body looks like will feel like a "make or break" for your happiness in life.
And you're left with fragile body image (not to mention a messed up relationship with food).
We've been taught that if we changed what we looked like (lost the weight, got the abs, firmed the cellulite) than we would feel okay & everything would be fine.
The problem with that though, is all it does is further attach your worth to your appearance.
So it doesn't actually work - at least not in the long run.
Rather, when you start to look at your body as just something you have not who you are...,
When you cultivate self-worth outside of your weight...,
And when you look at diet culture as being the problem and not your body...,
Things begin to change and you stop hating what you see in the mirror.
*You see- I didn't have to get rid of my cellulite to finally feel like I was worthy and enough (I still have loads of it), I had to stop seeing cellulite as something that defines my worth.
The key to positive body image is to shift your perspective on your body, not change your body in and of itself.
And I get that it is often easier said than done, which is why I created my group program_ Food Body Soul - to teach you how to get to this place of freedom & confidence- no diet or restriction necessary.
Check out the self-paced course here.
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