A recent study showed that people obese or overweight people who go through “fat shaming“(mocking someone for their weight problems) can experience serious diseases.
This can lead to developing metabolic syndrome, exercise avoidance and nervous eating (dealing with stress by eating calorie rich-foods, particularly sugary ones. This behavior can cause people to experience weight gain, various metabolic problems and heart attacks as well.
Fortunately, there are some advices that can be of a great help to internalize a positive self-image no matter if you have weight problems or not, and these ideas are strongly recommended by doctors.
1. Remember the good things
Helping someone who is going through hard times or thinking positively will help you realize that you not only have a body, but also a soul. In addition to this, you can write the things you have done during the day and thus you will keep your smile for most of the day.
2. Tell your inner critic to shut it
Filling your mind with negative thoughts can put you in a bad mood, and that’s not good for your health. If bad thoughts overwhelm you, try to remember the good things you appreciate about yourself and you will immediately start feeling healthier and happier.
3. Achievable goals are the way to go
Start making a list of goals you want to achieve and things you want to change, but don’t force yourself into fulfilling them at the same time, otherwise you may experience a failure. Ask someone for help if you need to and keep yourself motivated.
4. A positive attitude is contagious
Surround yourself with positive energies by socializing with people who see the good things about you, so you can share your positive ideas and thoughts with them.
5. Perfection is not your goal
Nobody is perfect and you need to accept the fact that you are who you are with all your flaws and virtues. Don’t strive toward perfection because you will never achieve it. Instead, get rid of the stress to became perfect, but focus on staying positive and most importantly, real you.