Body Image

Many men and women, boys and girls, suffer from having poor body image and low self esteem. It is important to know that changing your body image is changing the way you perceive yourself. It has nothing to do with your actual body. Body image is a reflection of how you think about your body.
There is an incessant cultural pressure for thinness in mainstream American lives. We, as individuals, have the opportunity to model positive body image and counter mass media’s propaganda. Talk with children and friends about models in magazines and allow space for dialogue. Liberalize food choices regardless of weight status, and remember that no food is inherently ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Use movies, books, and special outings for rewards, not food. Compliment others on personality traits, qualities, and actions, not body size or weight loss.

Love Your Body.

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