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Is This What’s Stopping You From Feeling Good About Your Body?

Build Body Confidence Head First BY DR SARAH HUGHES I’ve had the pleasure of working with women of all shapes and sizes and what I’ve learnt is that when it comes to body confidence, body weight and shape are irrelevant. A small dress size doesn’t guarantee body confidence and neither does weight loss because women, regardless of their shape and size, are skilled at finding things they don’t like about th ...

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How You Can Help Your Daughter To Be Body Confident: Change Your Body Talk

How To Build Positive Body Image In Teens BY DR SARAH HUGHES There’s a body image crisis unfolding amongst teen girls. They want tiny waists, flat stomachs, and box gaps and they’re willing to starve themselves to achieve their goals. Being smart, funny, and compassionate doesn’t carry as much weight as it used to. In 2014 self-worth is measured in kilograms. Do you model body bashing? Women seem to be pre-programed to disappro ...

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10 Quick Tips For Body Confidence

...ompassionate clinical psychologist who uses evidence-based treatments to help her clients create meaningful change. Julia specialises in working with adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss. She also works with adults experiencing work stress, anger management, drug and alcohol issues, relationship problems, low self-esteem, and body image issues....

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Is The ‘Love Your Body’ Movement Contributing To Our Poor Body Image?

.... What’s emerged from these pressures is a ‘counter-movement’ of sorts. It’s a movement promotes messages like ‘Love Your Body’ and ‘Love The Skin You’re In’ to encourage women to embrace their appearance regardless of their body shape and weight. The ‘Love Your Body’ movement is everywhere – it’s used in advertising and it’s ever present on social media. On t ...

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10 Ways To Promote Positive Body Image In Young People

...ithout even tasting your food. Slowing down the speed of eating and paying more attention to the flavours and textures of food can help us to eat appropriate portions and improve our eating experience. Tip #5: Listen To Your Body Listening to your body can help you to better understand why you eat. Do you only eat when you are hungry, or do you eat when you are bored or just because it’s there? Except in the case of eating disorders, which can...

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How Can I Help My Teen Have A Positive Body Image

.... SARAH HUGHES Last year Girlfriend magazine published a survey of a thousand readers who were asked how they felt about their appearance. The results were sad to read. Does your daughter have a healthy relationship with her body? 96% of readers said they wanted to change a part of their body. Nearly 70% of readers said their bodies made them feel self-conscious. 1 in 4 readers didn’t like what they saw in the mirror Worse, a 2007 University of...

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4 Good Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Diet

...le it might be time to stop and think about why dieting is such a big part of your life. If being unhappy and dissatisfied with your body is your reason for dieting, will reaching your goal weight suddenly make you love your body, or is the solution body acceptance not dieting? If you use dieting to help you cope with stress is it effective, or when you look at the bigger picture does dieting actually add to your stress? Dieting can feel like ...

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What Teen Girls Need To Know About Dieting

...without you having to do anything) to burn off the extra calories. It’s why you don’t suddenly put on weight after eating more than you usually would on your birthday. It’s only when you eat significantly more than what your body needs over a longer period of time (weeks and months not days) that your body struggles to compensate and you start to gain weight. When you use extreme dieting strategies to lose weight, your body ...

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Has Healthy Eating Become Toxic?

...Don’t forget to pay attention to the function of the food you eat. Food isn’t the enemy, it’s fuel for you body and it’s what gives you the energy you need to enjoy your life. Carbohydrates don’t make you fat, they give your body the fuel it needs to function. Foods high in protein give your body the materials it needs to grow and repair itself, and fruit and vegetables don’t just offer energy, they give yo ...

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Parenting: How To Parent Teenage Girls

...ng mode to conserve power so that your battery lasts longer. When you start a diet it might look like you’re losing weight initially, but what you’re losing is water weight. You haven’t actually changed the structure of your body. Changing your body won’t help you to feel more body confident. Changing your attitude will. Stop counting calories, see food as something that gives you energy to live your life. Don’t ...

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