The start of 2020 brings us a fresh chance to resolve to take care of ourselves, and if you’re still looking for ideas, consider self acceptance in your weight management. This doesn’t mean that you should simply accept whatever weight you are and never change it. Instead, it can teach you not to think negatively about yourself based on the figure you see on the scale.
When it comes to body mass, many of us have developed a very damaging habit of thinking less of ourselves. We see a certain number on the scale or the way we look in our clothes, we judge ourselves based on images we’ve seen in the media that have been photoshopped, airbrushed and filtered. Self acceptance in our weight management has become a rare quality.
That said, recent research is, to a growing extent, showing that self acceptance in a person’s weight management can help to improve both mental and physical health. Moreover, the healthier your attitude toward your body mass, the more likely you are to set and achieve healthy goals and avoid unrealistic stereotypes.
Instead of taking on the traditional new year’s diet, think about changing your tack. Consider what a focus on self acceptance in your weight loss efforts might do to improve your wellness. Instead of trying to change your lifestyle because you hate the way you look, you can improve the way you treat yourself as a part of an ongoing evolution throughout your life.
In this way, you’ll be far less likely to try to adhere to strict diets or fad programs. These plans may offer short term results but don’t make the changes you need to maintain a healthy body throughout the rest of your life. Instead, when you focus on self acceptance in your weight control, you can honor yourself and make choices based on that respect.
With acceptance of who you are, it means that you won’t force yourself to give up everything you enjoy. Instead, you’ll take the opportunity to learn about your nutrition, fitness, sleep and other lifestyle habits. Then, you can examine how those various factors play a role in your life. With that understanding, you can improve the relationship you have with them.
That way, your self acceptance can be incorporated directly into your weight management for long-term natural body mass control.