If you pay attention to how many times in a day you hear someone say something like, “My thighs are so big and gross,” or “I *can’t* have that. I’m on a diet,” or even “I NEED to workout. I just had so much junk food,” you might be surprised. Try it. Fat talk, diet talk, and body disparaging comments are so ingrained in our everyday experiences that you’d almost think that that’s how it’s SUPPOSED to be. And it’s not. The next time you find yourself faced with the unavoidable, “I was so bad today. I had potato chips and ice cream and I didn’t even workout,” change the direction of the conversation. Say things like, “Was it good? Where’d you get it from? That sounds so yummy! What flavor was it?” This can help you, and even the other person, get out of the black and white, (bad/good, healthy/unhealthy, no control/self control), dichotomous thinking we often see with food and health. Your THOUGHTS become WORDS and your WORDS become ACTIONS - show your body love and be a positive force in your own life!
Saturday, 5 of October, 2013
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