Here I am in full summer fun mode with my nieces.
Nothing was gonna stop me from the Slip and Slide.
That day my nieces, son and a handful of neighborhood kids spent 6 hours riding that Slip and Slide.
Their constant squeals of laughter were contagious. It was truly a magical summertime day.
And yet with all this fun happening, I couldn’t help but have a ripple of fear run through me.
I get overwhelmingly nervous about the messages these kids are going to be inundated with about their body.
They will soon be bombarded with social media messages telling them to shape up and slim down for the summer. Luckily, my sister is conscious to keep any negative body talk out of their home, which is a HUGE positive step.
But the truth is the Diet Industry and Negative Body Image Messages that invade our society are way bigger than our homes.
Here are some staggering statistics:
😮Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Unfortunately, only 5% of women naturally possess the body type often portrayed by Americans in the media.
😮51% of girls 9 and 10 years old feel better about themselves when they are dieting.
😮40% of girls in grade ten and 37% of girls in grade nine thought of themselves as being too fat. Of those students that were “normal weight” based on their BMI, 19% still thought that they were too fat, and 12% of the students admitted to trying to lose weight.
These statistics can make me feel completely defeated and overwhelmed. Instead, I immediately started to think about the positive changes I could make right NOW.
I created a Summer Body Image Support Program.
This is the most affordable package that I have ever offered.
I couldn’t help myself. When I see these little kids, I go into full-on mama bear. Not just for them, FOR YOU TOO.
I must support women to start living more fuller joyful lives where food and the size of their body are not holding them back.
Receiving support for your issues with your body and food is the most impactful way to change our world.
If are you struggling with your body or feeling like your food is out of control, then sign up for Summer Body image Support.
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