3 Helpful Things To Do When You're Having a Bad Body Image Day from a Non-Diet Dietitian

Updated: Jun 16

Whether you’re just starting to explore a healthier relationship with food and body image, or you’re 10 years in and consider yourself to have a positive relationship with both, bad body image days can still creep up. This does not mean that you’ve failed or that something is wrong with you. The process, is a process…with ups and downs, and can sometimes feel like 5 steps forward and 2 steps back. There is no right or wrong way to be on the journey. Normalize that less than great days will happen, and gear yourself up with tools and practices that support you, wherever you’re at that day.


 

MAKE SURE YOU'RE SEEING BODY REPRESENTATION ON YOUR INSTAGRAM FEED


Let's be honest, we spend a lot of time on our phones, and social media isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

The least (and best) thing we can do, is make our content intake more intentional and something that actually serves us.

Some of our favorite accounts to follow on instagram: @sydneylbell

@aliciamccarvell

@thebirdspapaya

@meg.boggs

@bodyimagewithbri

@victoriagarrick

 

DONATE CLOTHES THAT DON'T FIT

AND BUY NEW ONES THAT DO


Stop holding onto old stuff. You deserve clothes that make you feel confident and comfy.

Clothing brands that offer inclusive sizing: Universal Standard

Old Navy

Madewell

Girlfriend Collective


 

CHECK OUT SOME OF THESE EDUCATIONAL AND EMPOWERING BOOKS


The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonia Renee Taylor (there's also a workbook!) Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings

Body Kindness by Rebecca Scritchfield

See our list of resources for becoming an intuitive eater blog here!

 

Even on the days where you might not love your body, we still encourage you to show respect for your body.


How do you care for yourself on bad body image days? Tell us below!




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