For years we've all been told the same things:
- Eat less
- Eat less sugar
- Eat more vegetables
- Lose weight
- Gain muscle
- Hit the treadmill
These things are the key to having a body you love. Because loving your body is all about changing your body, right? But what if I told you that you've been lied to?
What if I told you that behind these messages is a billion dollar diet industry that wants to keep you locked in a perpetual pursuit of a "perfect" body? A definition of perfection that doesn't exist without expensive surgery, supplements, and access to an arsenal of nutrition and fitness professionals.
The key to transforming your relationship with your body is actually something much, much simpler. It doesn't come in a pill form or require you to subscribe to a weekly workout regimen. The secret to loving your body isn't changing your body--it's changing how you feel about your body!
Once you do this, you can learn how to really take care of your body, not just grind it out in pursuit of an unattainable standard of perfection.
I'm Melinda Parrish, a plus size model and body positivity advocate. I'm also a lifelong athlete and former Naval Officer. I went on my first diet at the age of 7.
I’ve had food issues since I can remember, and I've struggled with binge eating disorder and bulimia. For years, I beat my body up trying to become the kind of woman I thought I needed to be in order to love my body, and have a life I loved.
I treated my body this way for decades. After multiple back surgeries, my disordered behavior around eating, and trying every diet under the sun, I've learned that the old way--the way we were brought up believing--is a lie.
We need a revolution!
This isn't just about liking what we see in the mirror. Feeling bad about your body as a woman can hold you back in every single area of your life.
Studies have found that 85% of women are opting out of life experiences because of how they feel about their bodies. This is a Body Love crisis!
You were not put on this earth to stand on the sidelines of your own life, waiting to be good enough to get in the game and start living it.
Stop fixating on changing your body. Transform how you feel about your body instead! So that you can step into the life of the woman you have always dreamed of becoming, and have a relationship with your body based on love, respect, and appreciation. Not self-loathing, fear, and deprivation.
Holding back on life can stop right now, today. Ditch your hang-ups with your body, and start living at full amplitude!