Love Your Body at Any Size
Is it possible, as women, to love our bodies at any size? Many women have gained self-esteem and serenity by letting go of the rigid standards our society has about body size and looks. Letting go is a lot like grieving.
The stages of the process often look like this:
A lot of those misconceptions come from the weight loss industry, which stands to lose a great deal if people stop listening to the “obesity epidemic” hype and look at the evidence supporting a Health at Every Size (R)* approach:
So size acceptance sounds like a good choice, for physical as well as mental health. But how do we get there? As a therapist helping women of all sizes along this journey, I can suggest some ways to move forward:
* Health At Every Size and HAES are registered trademarks of the Association for Size Diversity and Health and are used with permission.