Eat Please!

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Author: @anonymous

For most of my life, I have felt uncomfortable with my body. I can’t pinpoint when my mindset changed. Like many other children, I was carefree and grew up eating ice cream and whatever else I wanted.

Whether it was the fashion magazines I grew up reading, the tv shows, or society in general. I became self-conscious about my body. I tried many fad diets throughout my life. Juice cleanses, a raw vegan diet, weighing my food on a food scale, and of course the dreaded calorie tracker app. Nothing stuck.
Recently, I gained some valuable information about health and diets from a nutritionist. It is hard for me to picture a life where one-hundred percent comfortable in my body. Especially wearing a crop top, or a bikini, it is something I am working on every day.

Here are 3 tips to improve your relationship with your body: 

  1. Ignore Fad Diets
    These rarely work for sustained weight loss. It is much better to consider seeking a nutritionist or dietician if you want to lose weight. These professionals will help you reach your goals, in a healthy way. You may not lose a lot of weight in a short time but you can keep it off with proper professional instruction.

  2. Manage Your Expectations
    Society has told us that we can not expect to lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time. You will find a plethora of articles detailing how to lose twenty pounds in a month. Yes, if you go on a juice or water cleanse you can lose weight. But, you also can feel lethargic, have poor mental health, find it difficult to concentrate. It could impact your daily functions.

  3. Confidence is Key
    Though it is harder to practice than to preach, confidence is key. Change in your mindset can change how you see food and your body. Think of food as fuel, something your body needs to get through the day, and allow your body to do all the things you love. Every time you eat you are doing an act of self-care.

 These are some things that worked for me. Everyone is on a different journey to self-love. At the end of the day you are absolutely beautiful. No matter how you are feeling there are resources out there to help you feel better.
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