Episode 50: Can You Love Your Body And Still Want To Change It?

January 23, 2019

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Episode Overview

Can you love your body and still want to change it? The answer to this question depends greatly on who you ask. Some people in the body-positive camp think that weight loss and self-love can’t co-exist, while the diet and fitness industry encourages self-hatred. Does the truth lie somewhere in the messy middle? Tune in for Jen, Annie and Lauren’s discussion on the topic.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Has the body positivity pendulum swung too far?
  • Change as a natural consequence of habits and behaviors
  • Mindset blocks and change
  • What research says about how much control you have over your body
  • Altering appearance for self-expression
  • Examining motivations for changes
  • Being realistic about timing of changes
  • Is there way too much overthinking going on?
  • Mothering yourself
  • Identifying when you need self-compassion and when you need tough love
  • The answer to the question of the day!



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.