Body image and positivity
Today I want to talk about body image and body positivity. Whilst these are quite expansive topics I felt it was necessary to cover these in some way with the possibility of returning to these topics later if it's needed.
Body image is something that develops very early on in life with children absorbing things that they hear around them, for example, if a parent or carer is very vocal about how they dislike their body or parts of it, the child will then believe that the part of the body is ugly and say that they also don't like that part of them. Talking about how certain foods 'make you fat' can encourage a negative perception of foods and potential demonising of food groups when that is not the most healthy approach to food. This can also lead to potentially unhealthy long-term relationships with food.