Part of building a positive body image is surrounding yourself with positive things and letting go of anything that doesn’t nourish you.
That’s where women’s magazines and so-called health magazines come in. I’m talking about magazines such as Self, Shape, Women’s Health, and even Prevention. The kinds of magazines that glorify thinness, diets and weight loss.
Their advice doesn’t focus on nurturing yourself or building a healthier relationship with food.
It focuses on quick fixes, calorie counts, portion control and losing X inches before bikini season.
And never ever being good enough.
For many of us — me included — these magazines are a slippery slope into a world of comparisons, guilt, shame and misery.