Almost all of us, at some point in our lives have not liked our body or a particular part of it and have remained preoccupied and conscious about it. We start hating our bodies and end up having eating disorders, health issues and low self-esteem and confidence. To avoid these ill effects, there is a new movement of body positivity. Being body positive is about accepting and celebrating all body types and sizes as beautiful. It’s all about loving your body despite stretch marks, sagging skin, acne, cellulite and achieving self-confidence. This movement is evident with the trends of many brands using plus-size models, clothing, mannequins and many other ways.
With being constantly reminded that we not good enough it’s very difficult to maintain body positivity. So, we have put together below some ways to feel good and positive about your body while being a plus size.
In order to embrace your body just the way it is, you have to start with the right mind-set. What we think is what we become! Remember your body is a vehicle in which you have to travel in your entire life. So, you have to give it that love and nurturance. Avoid hating on your body and calling yourself names. Instead, whenever you feel like doing this, think of 1 thing you love about your body. In fact, every day you could practice gratitude, by stating 3 things you are grateful for.
Once you have got your clothing sorted, it is time to focus on your hairdo. Give yourself a little makeover. Did you know by just getting a haircut and styling your hair different, you can enhance your plus-size look.
We are continuously bombarded with images of skinny models and actors all over the Internet. As much as you would like to, remember that these pictures are photo-shopped and far from reality. Comparing yourself to others is being a thief of your own happiness. Instead of cursing yourself for your weight and feeling low, we would suggest you revamp your social media feeds. Follow people who actually believe in body positivity. Just Google – ‘accounts for body positivity' and you have. This will have a drastic change in your outlook and your body image.
When we are unhappy about our weight or when we are planning to lose weight, we have this tendency to keep weighing ourselves and taking our measurements. And then we get stressed about the weight we have gained and take drastic steps like strict diets, fasting, detox, etc. Ditch these habits of regularly checking your weight and in fact, do it as rarely as you can. This will reduce any stress related to your weight and also help develop a positive body image.
This the most important piece of advice – wear what you love and want to wear. Do not let your weight be a barrier to your clothing preferences. Do not shy away from trying the latest trends. As long as you are comfortable and confident in what you wear, you can wear what you want. Develop your own style with the kind of person you are and your preferences and comforts.
Accepting your plus size is important. But not doing anything about it, is not. Don’t just be a couch potato and say I am happy about my weight and everything is ok. This is not body positivity! Don’t use body positivity as an excuse for remaining obese. Remember being overweight has many health risks. So, give more importance to your health than your external appearance. Add some form of exercise to your daily routine. Choose something you enjoy and something that will make you feel
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