We get mixed messages all the time, especially from the media, about our bodies. These messages can be harmful to our health and well-being, impacting the way we see ourselves, our confidence levels, and – in some cases – leading to eating disorders. Body image is usually based more on perceptions and feelings than your actual appearance.
- Lacking confidence in your shape, size and attractiveness
- Distorted perception of your body
- Constantly comparing yourself to others
- Defining your self-worth by your physical appearance
- Obsessing about food, calories, weight and/or exercise
- Emotional eating or restricting food
- Starving yourself or purging
- Feelings of guilt and shame around food
- Feeling miserable or disconnected from yourself
- Believing you’re unworthy
- Excessive grooming
- Seeking reassurance from others about your looks
According to a survey by the company GfK, when Canadians look in the mirror, only 11 per cent are completely satisfied with what they see. That same survey found that 1 in 5 Canadian women are not satisfied with their appearance. Learn to develop a more compassionate relationship with your body and a more healthy approach to eating with Jennifer’s expertise and support.