Originally published March 31, 2016 on the Huffington Post.

If you think loving your body isn’t important, the only person you’re fooling is yourself.

You don’t have to look like a supermodel to love your body. It’s all about choosing to embrace yourself the way you are right now, this moment, muffin top and all.

Photo by  Elina Khachaturyan , hair by  Christine Poindexter , clothing by  Nike , shoes by  New Balance .

Photo by Elina Khachaturyan, hair by Christine Poindexter, clothing by Nike, shoes by New Balance.

A TeaTox isn’t going to help you love yourself more. It’s just going to make your poo runny and leave you feeling more depleted than you already are. And chances are that when you get through it, IF you get through it, you’ll wind up face first in the bargain Easter candy bin because of having deprived yourself.

There are tips and tricks that you can implement in order to love your body, but they’re not the kind you would expect . . .

Read the rest on the Huffington Post!