Have you ever noticed that it is socially accepted for people to be ‘naturally thin’, yet ‘naturally fat’ people are constantly shamed into weight loss ‘for their health’? In this post, I am exploring the basic principles behind ‘Health at every size’, and why higher body weight does not necessarily mean less healthy.
If you have never heard of self-care, you might associate it with taking a bubble bath. Although taking a relaxing bath can be self-care to some, it is in fact a much broader concept, that has a crucial role in body image recovery.
If you spent years obsessing over food and exercise, like I did, there is a good chance it slowly engulfed whatever free time you had on your hands. It can go as far as defining your whole identity among colleagues, classmates or your family as the ultra-fit, diet-obsessed gym freak. In most cases, there is a point where this identity suffocates us, for physical or emotional reasons. But how do you find your ‘real self’ again after being defined by your food and exercise routines for so long?