How To Like Yourself [If You're Fat]

This question gets asked all.the.time. Especially by the plus size community.

I am sure other sized ladies are out there not liking themselves as well, but the plus size ladies seem to voice this one more often, at least in my space of eating psychology and intuitive eating.

Of course I do not know the circumstances that got you (personally) to the place where you do not like yourself very much or at all.

But I have certainly been there.

My clients have been there.

And there's a couple of things you can do right away to help you get out of this rut.

Because let's face the music, this is quite an awful place to be.

Before we venture there I want to address the use of the word FAT. Some may take offense to it's blatant use as I have, and not being a fat person some may think I have not the right to use it, however for me, and because of the strategies I am about to share with you, it is not a word of negative connotations. It's just a word that describes larger bodies. Same way thin describes other body types. And I do not personally believe that fat or thin are in a contest for beauty or better in anyway. Because of strategy number 2 I have taught myself out of societies stigmas and see all bodies for what they are, beautiful, interesting space suits. #innerbeauty

Disclaimer over.

Imagine, looking in the mirror and feeling yuk about what you see. It happens to the best of us, I still look in the mirror sometimes and not recognize myself occasionally, the aging process turns you into your mother and that is a shock no matter how good your genes are.

But if you look in the mirror and don't like anything that you see, you feel your body is too large and perhaps you're even struggling to do fun things you want to do, with such a large body, then that can be a hard place to get out of.

Here's some examples...