Where do I even start ?
Being body positive is loving your body at any size. It does not matter if you are skinny – thin – overweight or whatever. It comes from an understanding and a profound appreciation of what you got going for you.
You can definitely love your body and what you look like and want to lose weight.
“Dieting” or getting into a different lifestyle in order to lose weight does not necessarily come from a place of hate. Accepting your body regardless of size is already a step towards a happier and a healthier you.
Let’s use my story as an example.
I used to be severely anorexic. The dieting started at 15-16 years old, I was extremely unhappy with my body and I got over my eating disorder around 20-21 years old.
Was I happy when I was a size 10 ? No.
Was I happy when I was a size 2 ? You guessed it. No, I wasn’t.
Thanks to my beautiful family, I got the medical and emotional support I needed and at 23 years old, I can finally say that I am happy with my body. I am happy to see how far I have come and how strong my body has gotten despite everything I have put it through.
I am far from perfect and I still have off days. We all have our insecurities and they make us beautifully human.
If you have been / you are a believer in body positivity and you decide to lose weight, you still are body positive. I can not stress this enough.
Lots of Kisses