I was on the ‘gram the other day and found my feed flooded with delicious looking individuals and it made me realize something 🤔Social media can give your insecurities an unhealthy boost if you’re not careful. I thought I should encourage body positivity today particularly for the women folk and suggest a few things that might help boost your confidence. Men tend to take pride in their big bellies but hey, if you like how it all jiggles then bounce that belly and do you bro😊
Cosmetic changes (hair trouble, stretch marks, cellulite, acne)
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Cocoa butter, Shea butter and almond oil can help fade stretch marks if applied on a daily basis for a number of weeks. Stretch marks for the most part are permanent but you can make them less noticeable and get them to fade slightly. Worth a shot if you’re bothered by them.
Cellulite is fat deposits beneath the skin. You can rid of the fat by cleaning up your nutrition and tone up by getting active 🏃🏿♂️ 🏃🏾♀️. Better nutrition can be simplified by including a piece of fruit, 2 servings of vegetables and a glass of water at each meal sitting. You don’t need a trendy diet or nutrition protocol overhaul. It’s the little adjustments that make a difference over time.
‘Comparison is the thief of joy.’ 💯 Everybody’s different, embrace who you are and appreciate the unique aspects of your body. Consider restructuring your social media feeds and unfollowing pages if they generate negative energy and trigger you.
Nobody’s perfect and when it comes to your body and your appearance you have to make due with what you’ve got. Accept yourself and then love yourself whether you’re big, small, short or tall.
If the mental hacks suggested above don’t help then change your ways. Eat better and get active. You might not get the body that you admire and desire but you can certainly improve on the body that you have right now through diet and exercise if it’s important enough to you. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, go for walks, jogs, bicycle rides. Swim, do yoga, aerobics every couple of days. Play a sport or join a social group that incorporates exercise. The possibilities are endless, and they can be fun. You’ll feel better and look better.
The belly must go
10/10/2021 08:13:03 am
Great post, as per usual! 👌🏾👌🏾Currently “taking control” of the working from home weight gain and I must say I am enjoying the mental/ mindset benefits of exercise just as much as the physical.
10/10/2021 11:17:55 am
Comparison really is the the thief of all joy and can also take you back to zero. I certainly have been a victim.
10/10/2021 11:16:57 am
10/10/2021 01:10:44 pm
Thanks for the article.
10/11/2021 12:42:18 am
10/11/2021 12:54:04 am
I appreciate this blog. The ‘taking control’ is still a work in progress but I’m happy with how far I’ve come. I’m still trying to gain weight but I’m proud of how far I’ve come. Positivity is the key.
10/11/2021 06:50:11 am
It’s so hard not to compare especially because we open our social media everyday. Looking forward to seeing more realistic portrayals of healthy bodies on social media
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