If you approach the most beautiful person that you know, I can almost guarantee that they will tell you at least 3-4 things they would like to improve or change on their body. It’s a shame that today we live in a world where the majority are not happy with their body and have to constantly try to change and be like others in order to feel accepted and like they are good enough. We shouldn’t have to live up to anyone else’s standards but our own.
Here are the things that you always need to remember when it comes to accepting your body just the way it is:
1. The only opinion that matters is yours.
Be true to yourself. Your answers to these questions will be the beacon that guides you to the values that are most important to you, and the more you’re in touch with them, the less likely you’ll be swayed by nasty, insensitive comments about your body.
There are, however, exceptions to this rule: If someone you love thinks that you might be doing something that could be harming your well-being or the people around you, their opinion should be considered; off-hand, thoughtless comments by acquaintances and strangers? Not so much.
Whatever your goal is, regardless of whether it’s fat loss, weight gain, or simply building your body confidence, focus on the things that will bring out your healthiest, happiest self instead of spending your time reacting to other people’s opinions about what you should look like, eat, or wear.
2. You’re perfect just the way you are.
Just like the song of One Direction “ You never want to know how much you weigh, you still have to squeeze into your jeans but you’re perfect to me.”
In this song they were exactly the girl they like, all the flaws she had physical but just like what the song, “…but you’re perfect to me.”. You must love yourself no matter! All those flaws that you see in front of the mirror are not ugly, they are beautiful. You are beautiful! When you finally learnt to accept your body, you will eventually find out that you are unique and you will shine like others too.
3. Nobody knows your body better than you do
You’ve already lost 20 pounds, with another 20 to go. Sugar, which used to be your weakness, is no longer something you crave for.Those jeans that you couldn’t zip up 6 months ago? They fit!You’re more energetic, confident, sleep better and couldn’t be happier with the gentle transitions you’ve been making with your food, fitness and health.Guess what? The colleague who asked why you were “still so fat” despite your eating healthy doesn’t know all that—all the more reason not to take his or her insensitive comments, or anyone else’s, to heart.
4. Today’s definition of ‘perfect’ isn’t realistic or healthy
Turn the pages of any magazine and all you’ll see are women who look like they’re about 6-feet tall, have bony torsos, are extremely skinny, have large breasts and walk on legs for miles.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t fit that description and don’t know many women who do either.
Let’s take a couple of steps back to the 1400s, when large hips, fat rolls and cellulite made up the ideal (perfect even) woman—a huge contrast to our current expectations of what a woman should look like, despite juggling marriage, kids, full-time work, a social life and everything in-between life throws her way.