Episode 226: How to Handle Photos You Hate

June 29, 2022

Does looking at photos of yourself trigger intense body shame? Over the last seven years, we’ve seen this time and again: an enjoyable event or experience is ruined as soon as a woman sees photos of herself. This can lead a person to delete precious moments, avoid pictures in the future, and even trigger a return to quick-fix, restrictive dieting.

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Episode Overview

Does looking at photos of yourself trigger intense body shame? Over the last seven years, we’ve seen this time and again: an enjoyable event or experience is ruined as soon as a woman sees photos of herself. This can lead a person to delete precious moments, avoid pictures in the future, and even trigger a return to quick-fix, restrictive dieting.

But does that solve the deeper issues women are experiencing? We say no.

That’s why, in today’s episode, we share some real-life solutions to help you feel more comfortable with photos and a little more at peace with your body.

But before you click play, Balance365 Coaching is opening up again in September. If you’re ready to join us, this is your chance! Get on the waitlist here to get early access to spots.

Key Points

  • Reasons we may not like photos of ourselves
  • The mirror-image effect and why full-body photos can feel jarring
  • How to move past panic when you see a photo you don’t like
  • Reactive responses and value-driven responses

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Transcript

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