Three Body Liberation Rules To Remember…
Today let’s talk about body liberation rules. I think that the combined influences of the beauty industry, fashion industry, plastic surgeons, and society’s fatphobic indoctrination has led us to a place where almost no one is happy with their body.
An Ipsos Mori study in 2021 found that 45% of the world’s population was trying to lose weight! That’s almost half. This figure is even worse in Chile; it’s 60%. The picture isn’t much better in the USA, Peru, Spain, Singapore and Saudi Arabia, where it’s at more than 50%.
It’s also too much to hope that all these people will be trying to lose weight safely. Unfortunately, many unsafe and even dangerous diets are touted as the next miracle cure. It must end.
I am all for eating a healthy, balanced diet and moving your body in a way you enjoy. Honestly, I am. However, I also believe for the world’s mental health and that of generations to come, we must move away from this obsession with looks.
So, if you’re struggling with the way you look and it’s hurting you, check out the body liberation rules. (Of course, they’re not actually rules, more like guidelines. Find the ones that work for you)
Rule One: You Are More Than Your Body
If we fast forward to your funeral, do you think the mourners will be waxing lyrical about your thigh gap or how flat your tummy was in your eulogy? No! They’ll talk about how you made them laugh, how kind you were, how much you loved your family, and so on.
One of the things that I love about body liberation is that it takes the focus away from how we look. If you take one thing away from this article, let it be this. YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN HOW YOU LOOK! You are a wonderful person and have many traits you should love about yourself.
Here’s a bit of homework for you. Go away, get a piece of paper and write down everything you like about yourself that has nothing to do with looks. I’m not saying there aren’t parts of…