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20 Ways to Change the Way You Think About Your Body

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Karla Walsh of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 21: Age 6: That’s how early the typical female begins to express shape shame. Before junior high, at least one-third of boys and one-half of girls have turned to dangerous methods (such as skipping meals, smoking or vomiting) to try to lose weight, according to the National Eating Disorders Association.So it’s no wonder nearly every American adult struggles with body image. “Many of my clients will admit—with tears in their eyes—how hard they are on themselves for not following their idea of a perfect diet or having an Instagram-perfect life,” says Adrienne Raimo, RD, a holistic health and wellness coach at One Bite Wellness in Columbus, OH. “They feel like their bodies are betraying them by not looking like they ‘should.'”At that moment, Raimo focuses on helping her clients see themselves first as they really are, then aims to change their mindset to focus on the quality of life rather than quantity of pounds. Whether you’re male or female, a gym devotee or an almost-never-exerciser, learn how to end the body battle for good. Focus on non-scale victories, our pros recommend and try these top 20 tips to change the way you feel about your figure.

20 Ways to Change the Way You Think About Your Body

Age 6: That’s how early the typical female begins to express shape shame. Before junior high, at least one-third of boys and one-half of girls have turned to dangerous methods (such as skipping meals, smoking or vomiting) to try to lose weight, according to the National Eating Disorders Association.

So it’s no wonder nearly every American adult struggles with body image. “Many of my clients will admit—with tears in their eyes—how hard they are on themselves for not following their idea of a perfect diet or having an Instagram-perfect life,” says Adrienne Raimo, RD, a holistic health and wellness coach at One Bite Wellness in Columbus, OH. “They feel like their bodies are betraying them by not looking like they ‘should.'”

At that moment, Raimo focuses on helping her clients see themselves first as they really are, then aims to change their mindset to focus on the quality of life rather than quantity of pounds. Whether you’re male or female, a gym devotee or an almost-never-exerciser, learn how to end the body battle for good. Focus on non-scale victories, our pros recommend and try these top 20 tips to change the way you feel about your figure.

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