277-You Don’t Have to Love Your Body

by | Mar 4, 2021 | 0 comments


You Don’t Have to Love Your Body

Let’s look at a few questions:

Do you think that the ultimate goal of making peace with your body is to love your body? 

I mean, being able to look at your body in the mirror and love every part of it? 

Perhaps you think that you should be able to put on a bikini and be able to show off your body to everyone looking with pride? 

Perhaps you think that when you finally “heal your body image,” it will mean that you’ll never have a negative thought about your body, and instead, you’ll have adoration thought for each part of your body. 

Is that you? 

Is this your current belief system when it comes to your body, body image, and body weight?   

It sure was me…. 

You don’t have to love your body. 

In today’s episode, we are going to share with you the reasons for this bold statement. 

NO, you don’t have to love your body to normalize weight gain or to adopt a non-diet lifestyle.

In fact, you don’t have to love your body to become an intuitive eater or to make peace with your body.

NO, you don’t have to love your body to heal your body image.

What you need is Body Respect. 

What you’ll learn listening to this episode: 

  • Why I fail attempting to love my body 
  • How diet brain plays into our body’s perspective 
  • How to trade body love for body respect 
  • The path towards body respect

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I’m Stephanie Dodier – Clinical Nutritionist, Intuitive Eating expert, host of the Going BeyondTheFood podcast, and Creator of the Going BeyondTheFood Method™️, which was born from my own journey with chronic dieting & body image and has since grown into a global movement.

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