Loving Yourself As A Fat Person Part 2
Welcome to loving yourself as a fat person, part 2. if you haven’t read part 1 yet, you can check it out here. Done? Great! As I explained in the first part, these two posts are me doing my bit to combat the insidious and very harmful diet talk that floods social media every January. Let me tell you right here and now that everything these companies are peddling is lies to pad their bottom line. You are beautiful, you are worthy of everything you want, and you are enough.
So, that’s said, let’s get started with the last five steps to loving yourself as a fat person.
6) Do Things That Make Your Body Feel Amazing
One way to shift how you feel about your body is to take time to appreciate how fantastic it can feel being in it. Only you know what would make you feel good, but here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Hug a loved one
- Eat something you love, like really good chocolate
- Get a massage
- Take a nap
- Have sex
- Help someone else
Literally anything that gets the positive feelings flowing.
7) Practice Kindness Towards Yourself
How you do this is up to you. For example, you could write down the things you like best about yourself and place them on post-its where you’ll see them every day. Or you could repeat a positive mantra to yourself morning, night and whenever you feel insecure. Look in the mirror and tell yourself how awesome you were. Do it in the same way you would if a friend was feeling down about themselves.
8) Wear Bright Colours
A vital part of loving yourself as a fat person is rejecting the lies you’ve been fed your whole life. The big one for me? “You should wear black it’s so slimming.” So I spent the majority of my life from 19 to 38 perpetually looking like I was going to a funeral.
Now I wear all the colours of the rainbow! My hair is pink and purple. My favourite tops are red, green and one covered in colourful butterflies. I have…