For some reason our society thinks that accepting, appreciating and loving your body somehow means that you’re going to give up. You’ll become a “complacent” couch potato, who never takes good care of yourself.
Once you accept how you look right now, you’ll somehow abandon your health and “let yourself go.” (Wow, do I hate that phrase.)
But that’s the same as saying that when you’re seething with self-loathing, you’ll suddenly do everything you can to lead a satisfying life. Filled with self-hatred you’ll somehow want to feel fantastic and turn to fulfilling, healthy habits to do just that.
But, of course, you won’t. Because you’ll think that you’re not good enough. That you’re incredibly unworthy. And the last thing you’ll want to do is honor and respect your body or your health.