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Today, let’s talk about the difference between true body positivity and lying to yourself.
So, I want to start off by saying that body positivity for many of us is always going to be a work in progress. That’s because we’ve been conditioned through our society, through media… to hate our bodies.
But this requires you to give up lying to yourself about how you feel: physically and emotionally about your body and yourself.
So, physically, what does this look like?
If you are experiencing pain from inactivity… so that means maybe you have a very sedentary job and you just come home all of the time and sit on the coach… and anytime that you do anything relatively physical (even a little bit), you’re feeling out of breath, uncomfortable.
Maybe you feel physically uncomfortable from eating too much. Maybe you’re experiencing gastrointestinal pain. Maybe you feel bloated.
Or maybe it’s on the other hand: maybe you are one of those people who is working out all of the time. Maybe you have pain from over-training. Maybe you’re experiencing over-use injuries. Or perhaps you feel like you’re starving, because you aren’t eating enough. Maybe you are light-headed, you lack energy.
These are clear symptoms of physical discomfort. This isn’t body positivity. If you’re experiencing any of these things, you’re not treating your body very well.
You also need to understand the emotional component of body positivity.
If you’re still distracting yourself and numbing out from uncomfortable feelings… that could be like, drinking, eating, shopping, partying– whatever that looks like for you– Or maybe you’re actually taking part in a self-care practice. That would be somebody who IS practicing body positivity.
It can be different for everybody. I don’t want you to feel like I’m judging you, because I’m not. Each one of us are different. We each have a different path to body positivity and like I said, it’s going to be a work in progress. It requires you to be really honest with your behavior and how you’re feeling.
If you give up because you feel, “Well, this is just too hard.” And you just decide one day to stop trying to lose weight because you’ve been trying for so long and you’re like, “I’m just going to love my body as it is!” You need to be honest with yourself as to WHY you’re actually giving up.
- Is it because you want to love your body as it is?
- Or is it because you’re tired of feeling like a failure, but you wanted to lose the weight… because you wanted to feel better physically and emotionally?
- Or are you destroying your body through over-exercising and over-training?
- Under-eating and not eating enough to nourish your body?
You have to be aware of those things.
That’s the difference between true body positivity and lying to yourself.
If you want to learn more about losing weight while being body positive (yes, it’s possible), I co-developed a course called Discovery Dyet.
If you want to have a better practice of self-care, learn how to accept yourself more, if you want that emotional healing while working toward your weight loss goals, check out Discovery Dyet.
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