By | April 13, 2020
13 Negative Body Image Sayings To Avoid

"I'll Be More Confident When I Get In Shape"

Being in shape is the goal of many people, but it also varies from person to person. We all have different bodies and goals. But one thing we can say with certainty is that being in shape and confidence aren't mutually exclusive.

Yes, you're going to feel good and happy after working out at the gym or exercising. But there is nothing stopping you from feeling confident about who you are becoming. A more helpful approach to take is accepting who you are now and loving your body right now by taking better care of it.

"I Really Need To Diet"

The word “Diet” is a word that many people get confused about. We often associate it with something healthy like the keto diet or the paleo diet. Or maybe those fad diets that you see in magazines.

The thing is though, anything is a diet. A diet is defined as eating habits. Going to McDonalds every day is technically a diet. It's not a healthy one, but you get the idea.

But the other thing with this phrase though is the fact that people associate this word with thinking they need to cut out food groups or severely reduce calorie intake. They see it as eating healthy foods, but restricting them and eliminating other food groups.

Instead, we'll suggest taking our approach and seeing dieting as simply an eating habit. Furthermore, if you want to avoid all of those diets, we'd suggest taking intuitive eating. That is eating while listening to your body. Avoid the foods that make you feel bad, and eat foods that make you feel good. So eat until you are satisfied.

"I'll Never Lose Weight"

There are all kinds of strategies that we can do while working on weight loss. One such strategy is to remove the defeatist attitude that you're not going to lose that weight. The weight loss process is a process that takes a lot of time.

If you are someone who is active on the regular, on a good week, you’ll probably lose a pound or two. That is the proper amount of weight loss for a human being.

Not only that, but if you are telling yourself you won’t lose that weight, you’re not going to be trying as hard. You’ll begin to lose the point of why you’re working to lose that weight.

"I Hate My [Certain Body Part]"

We all have flaws and some of those flaws are associated with our bodies. Whether climbing up several flights of stairs is too hard, or you can't lift as much, when we begin bashing certain parts of our body, we're doing more harm to ourselves.

If you are someone who blames certain parts of your body, you’ll fail to see these as problem areas that you can fix over time. Instead of bashing yourself, focus on your strengths.

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