How do you feel about your body?
For over a decade, beginning with the “Dove Campaign for Beauty,” how women feel about their bodies has been the subject of advertising and commentary in the media. Women have been subtly made to feel shame if they feel bad about their bodies. Your relationship with your body is a personal one. Many women have struggled with this relationship especially if they have binge eating disorder, food addiction or emotional eating. It can be difficult to feel good about your body when it seems that no matter how hard you try, your goals for your body are not being met. Beyond that, there is a movement to advise that you Love your body and at least feel positive about your body. Given the history that many women have with their bodies, including a history that may include bodies that have suffered with abuse or violence, it’s not realistic to jump from having a difficult or challenging relationship with your body to all of a sudden being in love with your body.
May 26, 2020