Learning to love your body at any size or in any shape is something that each person has to do on their own. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t help one another improve our body image! At our adolescent binge eating disorder treatment center, we encourage people to help those they love gain a more positive perspective.
It’s Not What You Look Like But Who You Are
If you know someone who has a difficult time with body image, try some of these things to help them get focused on what matters:
- Tell them you care about them and why you do. Unfortunately, it’s far too easy to tie our sense of self-worth to our looks. “If I’m not thin/curvy/tall/short/athletic/etc. enough, I don’t deserve people’s love and respect.” Sharing with your friend all the things you love about them can help them see those characteristics as important and valuable.
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No doubt about it: recovering from an eating disorder is difficult. In order to be successful, you need to do everything you can to stack the deck in your favor. As we tell the families we work with at our adolescent binge eating disorder treatment center, there are many steps you can take around your home to increase your chances of staying on the road to recovery.
5 Environmental Changes that Improve Your Odds
It is a well-known fact in many areas of psychology that environment plays a pivotal role in behavioral change. Here are five things you can do to ensure that your home environment is working in your favor when it comes to recovering from an eating disorder: Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2p0lGjd
Whatever a child’s shape, they can have either a positive or negative image of their body. Unfortunately, body image disorders in which a child has a persistently negative view of their body can start as early as preschool. And as we tell the parents and young people we work with at our adolescent binge eating disorder treatment center, once those negative views are established, they are difficult to correct.
Promoting a Positive Image
The key to helping kids grow up with a confident appreciation for their body is to start promoting the importance of a positive body image at an early age. Here are five tips for helping young people live happily in their body, whatever its shape and size:
- Emphasize health not weight. Is your child able to run and play with the energy and endurance they want to have? If not, what kinds of foods and eating habits would help fuel their body better? These are the kinds of food-related conversations you should have with your child. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2s6Z2bZ