How to know if it’s time to get support for your relationship with food and body image
“Even if we all ate and exercised the same way, we would still all look different”
If you’re like me, you just finished binge-watching Bridgerton and can’t get enough of the glamorous lifestyle of each character. The young ladies are in pursuit of finding a husband, and so they work hard to ensure their attractiveness. Some characters work on their piano skills, others on just the right dress. Though the show is fictional, it has me wondering how much we find ourselves trying to shape and conform our own bodies and lives in the pursuit of acceptance and love. My question is, are things like shapewear and bodily autonomy mutually exclusive?
The start of a new year and/or a global pandemic that includes stay at home orders highlights a lot of diet culture messages. Try your best to avoid them: change the conversation, disengage, provide pushback to those who tell you to watch what you eat.
Not all brands offer a wide range of sizes or even show those different sizes on different models! To help you get started, I have compiled a list of great places to begin.
Have you found yourself spending hours on end looking not only for clothing in your size but a model with a similar body size to YOU to help you visualize what it will look like on?
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How is diet culture supporting your values? And more importantly, how is it not.
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Why are there arbitrary rules trying to control our clothing choices? If you are sweating about the idea of sitting in a bathing suit, or being comfortable in less clothing, you are far from alone.
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Our bodies are changing all the time and that can be frustrating to navigate in the dressing room, but over the years I’ve learned a few tricks that can help!
We also know that body image isn’t really about the body itself and what’s interesting is that often a feeling connected to the body is an alert that something else is going on.
When moving towards intuitive eating, away from using external rules, and healing from disordered eating, it is expected and healthy that weight gain will likely co-occur in the process. Here are some tools to help dig in and navigate that discomfort.
“Anti-Racism work is not self-improvement work for white people” – Rachel Cargle