Fight Your Negative Body Image to Get a Healthy Body Image

July 19, 2010

Weight Loss Quotes

A waist is a terrible thing to mind.~Tom Wilson

Once you lose a lot of weight and everybody is chattering about your amazing body, it’s time to get a healthy body image. It still amazes me how often drop dead gorgeous women and steaming hot men have a negative body image that prevents them from enjoying their body.

Getting a healthy body image can be a double edged sword while losing weight. On one edge you will find a lot more confidence and trust in yourself. On the other you will find deceit and over estimation of how good you actually look, making you less likely to actually follow through with your weight loss plan.

A good healthy image is all about being real with yourself. Why in the world would you feed yourself BS? But that is exactly what a lot of people are doing. A negative body image springs from a deformation of reality. If you just can’t perceive yourself as you are and accept yourself the way you are, you will never be able to develop a healthy body image.

I know it is tough to acknowledge all your beauty flaws. We all wish to look like movie starts, but getting will require lots of work, even undergoing plastic surgery (which I don’t suggest you do). That is why the first step towards a healthy body image is being as brutally honest with yourself as you can possibly can be.

Create a list of all your flaws and split it into 3 columns. The impossible to change, the ones that don’t matter that much, the ones that you can change and want to change because they will boost your self-image the most. Going after the biggest beauty gain in the shortest amount of time is always a good choice.

After you have a list with all your major problem areas that you want to turn into smoking hot assets, create a detailed plan about how you are going to do it. Write it all down and start implementing it right away.

Fighting your negative body image will take quite some time and effort. Being truthful with one’s self doesn’t come that easy. The more you will be able to look reality into its cold emotionless face, the closer you will get to getting a healthy body image. You can always find something to like about yourself. Start with that and build on it.

The truth of the matter is that your body image isn’t really related to how you actually look. It is more related to how you perceive yourself. I bet you have met one of those obese women who think they are sexy, act like they were the sexiest women on the face of the planet and usually they find a man that also believes they are smoking hot. There are plenty of ugly looking people who see themselves as being sexy. Their confidence in their sex appeal is what makes them really appealing.

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