How many times in the last few days have you caught your own reflection in a mirror and thought, “I’m fat” or “I look terrible”? Between thinking negative thoughts about yourself to hearing friends talk about how much weight they have to lose, it can be difficult not to feel a bit insecure.
But there are six ways you can banish negative body talk for good…
1. The Beauty Myth
It’s hard to deny that society has a very “slim” view on beauty. We’re bombarded with image of buff superheroes and runway models that often make us feel less than by comparison.
According to Washington, D.C. based psychologist, Dr. Dana Harron, who treats patients with eating disorders and body image issues, negative self talk and body bashing is often our way of trying to appear more aligned with members of the same gender. It’s as if we’re announcing, “I’m not a threat…I’m no source of competition…”