A lot of people have been asking me to write this post, about learning to love your body. And I’m really passionate about this topic, about just accepting that our bodies are going to go through different stages of life and they deserve love, fuel, appreciation for what they are.
Nowadays, we are all so conditioned to look a certain way or to think that we’re supposed to look a certain way to be accepted or to be loved and we start feeling bad about ourselves, we start having insecurities, and the major cause of this problem is because of social media and their beauty standards.
We are constantly seeing “perfect” pictures and the reality of it is none of those pictures are actually real. I mean, yes, they might be real. I’m not saying that everything on the internet is fake. But mostly, in most cases, it is. People post and show what they want to look like, using different angles, different lighting, different poses, etc. We constantly see what other people have been eating so we feel conscious about what we’re eating. We start thinking that maybe we should eat less to be skinny like that influencer, or we should eat more to have the curves that the other influencer have, or that we should drink detox juices to have clear skin. Doing these comparisons it’s just a waste of time.
The goal for all of us should just be not thinking about it so much because what other people eat, what other people look like doesn’t matter.
Our bodies are constantly changing. There are going to be days where you bloat more than other days, days that you have no makeup on, more pimples, a bad hair day,… And so what? It doesn’t matter! I promise you no one is paying attention like you think that they’re.
We are all made to be different. We all come in different shapes and sizes. We carry so many ancient characteristics and traits. We are all so unique yet we try so hard to live like everyone else.
Just accept who you are and be grateful for the body you have. I know, it’s a lot easier said than done. But you have to train your brain. Start with simple steps like positive affirmations. Start looking in the mirror and say to yourself: “I look good!”, “I am hot”, “I love my body”, “I love (every part of your body that you’re insecure about)”. Just fake it until you make it.
Don’t starve yourself to try to look a certain way. Your body is so deserving of carbs, sugar, fat, proteins, of everything. I’m not saying to eat Nutella every single day. The key is moderation and not restricting yourself. Don’t be afraid of food. Food is fuel.
Don’t weigh yourself. The number on the scale is irrelevant. What matters is how you feel and if you feel good and if you feel energized whatever that number is does not matters.
Be grateful to have a body. A body to walk, to dance, to travel, to swim, to hang out with people you love. So take care of it.
Just know that you’re perfect the way you are. Love everything about you. Love who you’re becoming.
Sending love to all of you who are struggling with body image.
Remember that your body is always worthy of respect and care ❤