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Body Acceptance

It seems there are less and less people to find who are perfectly happy with their current state of body. Women want to be thinner and have a bigger butt. Men want to be more muscular and have a perfect six pack. Social media has a big impact on these negative thoughts as it feeds us daily with images of celebrities, models, fashion bloggers, fit girls and fit boys who show off their amazing bodies. We see that and think “I want that too!”.

A Dutch TV host thought exactly the same and decided to make a documentary about his path to achieve the perfect body. He started training to the extreme and ate 20 eggs a day. Unfortunately, it wasn’t sufficient and therefore he even took anabolic steroids. In the end he has a super fit body, mission accomplished! However, he is now feeling more insecure than ever. His fit body doesn’t lead to a more happy state of mind. He can’t enjoy the guilty pleasures in life and felt disgusted when he drank his first beer after restraining himself from alcohol for the last six months.

One of our followers Renee posed the following question:
“how can we be content with the body we are given?”

What do you think? Can we accept our body as a fact and let go of “what should be”?
We would like to ask you if you can help formulate the best answer. Maybe you have answered this question before for yourself or to others. We are very curious to hear your thoughts.
Together we can help Renee and possibly more people who have the same question.

If you would like to think along, please reply below.

  • N.

    Stop comparing yourself to others! Easier said than done, I know. But focus on what is there. What you already have. Not on all that is lacking or not exactly as you want it. Because even when you'll "fix" it, there is always something else to improve. Stop doing that!
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    11 months ago

  • N.

    Stop comparing yourself to others! Easier said than done, I know. But focus on what is there. What you already have. Not on all that is lacking or not exactly as you want it. Because even when you'll "fix" it, there is always something else to improve. Stop doing that!

    11 months ago

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  • Ally

    If we would give our mind and body what it needs, we can accept the way it looks. For instance, if your mind asks for salt, just take it. But if you notice the salt actually doesn't make you feel better, apparantly it was not what your body needed! The next time you will try to drink water and go for a walk. Or you will eat chocolate and read a book. The answer lies in finding balance and being connected with your mind and body. To me, if my body can achieve what I want and need in live, I can embrace it. Being balanced and vivid is so much more attractive than trying to look like someone else!

    11 months ago

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