Posts tagged body positive
The feeling of the red bikini

Something a little different this week. I wanted to share something that one of my long term clients wrote as part of a writing exercise we came up with as a goal.

For context - this client, let’s call her R, has been working with me for a long time and she recently had a wonderful moment when she found a red bikini she felt confident enough to wear. This piece was inspired by that purchase.

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10 things that 'taste better than skinny feels'

You've probably heard the famous Kate Moss quote 'nothing tastes as good as skinny feels'.  It is said in a way that keeps us in check every time we want to eat a mouthful of cake. Well, I'd like to shine a light on this toxic piece of advice because quite frankly, I’ve had enough of it being used as a way to shame our food choices. Body acceptance feels and tastes better than skinny feels. 

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Why you need to stop telling fat people they're unhealthy

 

This week I had a big debate with a friend about weight and health. It's one I've had many, many times before because one of the main arguments I hear about against fat acceptance or body positivity is about health. 'It's not healthy!', people say.

Gargh, makes me angry. 

Think about what healthy actually means to you. Are you thinking about a feeling, the ability to run 100m, test results? Or are you focusing simply on physical appearance?

Here's 10 reasons why I'll call out your concern trolling...

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How comparing your body to when you were younger

Earlier this week I found this photo of when I was 26. It really look my off guard because I was genuinely shocked at how great I looked (in a mid-twenties girls night out kinda way) It was actually pretty triggering because it made me think 'wow, I really should try and get back in the gym and stop eating cake <insert delicious food here>'

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How to get body confident and say yes to life more

Did you know that the UK has one of the lowest body positive scores in the world? Only 20% of women like how they look? This comes from the Dove Global Beauty and Confidence Report that was created using interviews with 10,500 women and girls across 13 countries.

There are so many facts that make me sad in this report but the one which stood out for me, was how low body-esteem causes the 85% of women and 79% girls to opt out of activities and life experiences because they don't feel happy about how they look. 

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