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  • What are the negative thoughts you think about your body?

    Posted by Michelle Goldner on 15/01/2023 at 15:53

    Weight loss prompts many changes, including the development of better habits and overall wellness. But the most exciting change is that of your body shape. Body image includes not only the actual “size” of your body but also the way you think and talk about yourself and what you say to others about your shape. When your body shape and size fall outside of the normally considered range of body type and attractiveness it affects mentally how you think and treat yourself. Weight loss expectations need to be realistic, unfortunately, body image is influenced by exposure to media, experiencing discrimination because of appearance, and how frequently you compare yourself to others. Ways to combat negative body image thoughts are learning to adopt an appreciation for your body. See your body as the vessel in which you accomplish your goals, it’s the instrument that moves you to happiness and joy, rather than an ornament that is only meant to be gazed upon.

    • This discussion was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Jestine Enslin.
    Velicia du Plessis replied 1 year, 3 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Dayabree Govender

    Member
    27/01/2023 at 08:41

    I often hide behind bigger clothes and dont look in the mirror until those clothes are on…I really need to get to a stage where I love my body more. But i dont want to keep buying bigger and bigger clothes. I also dont want my teenage daughter to like me (less confident bout my body)

  • Velicia du Plessis

    Member
    02/02/2023 at 09:26

    As a person struggling with weight, I often feel ashamed, self-conscious, and unhappy with how a look. I tend to compare myself too much with others and feel a lack of confidence in social situations, this is really creating a negative stigma for myself, and my body image.

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