A Body You Hate Will Never Feel Healthy

"A body you hate will never feel healthy" is something I say a lot to the people who come to me seeking help to heal after years or even decades struggling with eating disorders, the diet/binge cycle or poor body image. (Which, sadly, covers most of us. It's rough out there.)

Here’s the thing: the thoughts you think/allow are quite literally creating how you feel. If you speak of your body critically and are constantly wishing or working for it to be different, you’re gonna feel like crap, no matter your size. If you speak appreciatively of your body, and treat it with care and respect, you’re gonna feel fantastic—REGARDLESS OF YOUR SIZE.

It really is that simple—and that hard.

Kathleen Schwarz