In order to properly nourish your body, you have to first accept it. Only then can you practice self-care through adequate nutrition and mindful movement.
The diet industry is a 60 billion diet industry and its primary strategy is to get you to be dissatisfied with your body. It sends messages telling you that you are broken and that it has the magic solution you need in order to be fixed.
Our culture has defined beauty as the thin ideal and countless times we strive to meet our society's unrealistic standards which only leaves us more depressed and more preoccupied with food.
My favorite quote by Nayyirah Waheed is, "And I said to my body softly, ' I want to be your friend.' It took a long breath and replied, 'I have been waiting my whole life for this'
Imagine how many companies would go out of business if we decided to live by this quote and by accepting and befriending our bodies, just as they are!