#bodydysmorphia photos & videos

18 minutes ago

LOVE this post from @karinairby 💪🏼🙌🏼 anyone else spent years trying to get rid of their uterus? 😂 I mean, don’t get me wrong, my stomach bump is definitely mainly pizza and wine, but maybe there is a little uterus in there too? 😂😉 BUT stomach bumps are NORMAL 🥰 #bodypositivity #photcredit #positivevibes #bodypositive #bodygoals #bodytransformation #weightloss #uterus #homeaccout #mindchatter #mentalhealth #body #bodyimage #bodydysmorphia #lovetheskinyourein #mybody #selflove #selfcare #normalizenormalbodies #tweet #plussizefashion #sizedoesntmatter #sizenormal

28 minutes ago

Long caption/trigger warning ⚠️ sorry for the soft topic... Ok so this is me now... 16 years of dancing, 5 years of gymnastics, 4 years of personal training and my lifetime of knowledge on nutrition and exercise. - YES I STILL STRUGGLE. #bodydysmorphia is real. Im telling you now that no amount of exercise and clean eating will help you if you do not fix your mentality because you will always look in the mirror and think.. wow, I could look better. Yes that can be motivating, but to what degree? This stems from being overly exposed to unrealistic standards since we were children. I’ve always been short and thicker and I remember being in middle school looking up to beautiful tall thin models and just straight up NOT eating because I thought I wanted to look “skinny” and that not eating would some how make me thin.🤦🏻‍♀️ WRONG. - If you stop eating your body will put itself in starvation mode, and will actually store your fat...it slowly f*cks your metabolism making it physically impossible to break down food. We need to look at fitness in a different perspective. It is not just about changing how you look, but more about improving how you feel in your skin. We could all eat and workout the same way but we will still all look different in the end due to different fat transfers and our genetics.. but that’s just what makes us all beautifully original. - 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇 P.S B*TCH STOP TRYING TO GET RID OF YOUR LOWER BELLY POUCH🥺 THAT CUTE THING BEING PROTECTED IN THERE IS YO UTERUS!!!!!

34 minutes ago

✨ Post 1 of 3 I'm gonna do three posts over the next few days talking about my experience with Body Dysmorphia, Dissociation, Anxiety and Depressive Tendencies, I'll be walking you through my timeline and how various traumas impacted me. (Hopefully without sounding like a pity party ) ...My Youth... From a very young age I was bullied, I was the kid that "Doctor" was played on, girls would put gum in my hair and I was picked on for not being able to pronounce the letter R..As I entered pre-teen years I was then picked on for my weight (mostly by adults )and STILL picked on for not pronouncing Rs correctly (again by adults ) Looking back on my childhood I realized several things from then played a part in my teenage and adult years..For instance, during the time when girls were very mean to me I took shelter with my brother and his friends because they greeted me with nothing but kindness, to this day I take shelter with men as they have always been kinder and more welcoming to me (this has also gotten me in trouble ) When I think back to not being able to pronounce R's it makes me feel happy because I learned a valuable lesson 👉🏼 Adults don't know "better" they only live by what they've experienced and understand. AND THEN there was my body, who knew people could have so many options on a childs figure! - Story time 👉🏼 when we moved to VA I left all my "Friends" to end up having zero and also being picked on and yelled at by new teachers. Safe to say I gained a lot of weight over the years, I was sad. - SO! From a young age I was experiencing Depressive Tendencies due to various things and self worth issues because friends didn't come easy and/or never stayed long which always hurt me because I thought there was something wrong with me. But me as a kid didn't know there was a deeper problem and neither did my parents. - Every realization I have about my childhood makes me feel even more grateful for experiencing it, I'm a gentle person to this day because of it, and I am able to recognize toxic behaviors that could lead me down a darker road. - What childhood experiences have played a part in your adulthood? ✨ - Also thank you for reading 💛

36 minutes ago

The impact someone can have on you is incredible, people can either destroy you or influence you, but as long as you take care and put yours first the can never ruin you. I personally went through hell, and I let someone break me down. Today i still struggle with many things on this list. However today, I am stronger then I ever was. I have loved ones who surround me and on days I can’t fight they fight for me. Take care of yourself and let yourself be loved. ••••••••••••• ~9/30/2020~

43 minutes ago

I could look in five different mirrors and see five different faces, waistlines, noses, thighs, glutes and chest size being either too big or too small. It’s to the point where the real me is almost faceless, nameless. Who am I? Who do I believe? My friends and family or the unrecognizable reflections staring back at me. I wonder......

46 minutes ago

Just watched the @freddy .012 documentary on living with bulimia. Such a valuable and rare insight into the experience of an eating disorder from a male perspective. Whilst an estimated 1 in 4 sufferers of an eating disorder are male it’s also estimated that 60% never seek professional help. My guess is that the figures for its prevalence are even higher but stigma and shame keep so many from speaking out. Hopefully this documentary goes some way to redressing that. Freddie/Andrew seems to be still in that familiar ambivalent place of being unsure whether to step into the unknown territory of recovery and the emotional work that change might bring with it or stay with the familiar yet fraught relationship he has with food and exercise. I hope he chooses the former but either way I’m awed by his courage 👏👏👏 #eatingdisorderrecovery #hopeforrecovery #bulimiarecovery #eatingdisorders #mengeteatingdisorderstoo #freddieflintoff #disorderedeating #bodyimage #bodydysmorphia #anxiety #depressionhelp #mentalhealthawareness

49 minutes ago

These two pictures were taken a year apart, it’s amazing to see the difference in body composition. It’s a beautiful thing, something to marvel at. Humans are cool like that. Despite my awe in the human body and it’s strengths I struggle to see the value in my own. Despite what it may seem I am not a confident person. My fake it till you make it attitude makes me seem like it though. I don’t see myself as beautiful or pretty or graceful, it’s just a body. It gets me from place to place. Even someone with a strong body can have body dysmorphia, me included. For the most part I’m indifferent to my body I try not to think about it too much. It’s common for folks with mental illness to experience body image issues. Especially for people with BPD (like me )who regularly experience fluctuating views of our body image. I struggle to find positive aspects of my body I like. It seems the longer I look the more flaws I find. I tend to avoid mirrors. And that’s the way it is for me. Even having a strong body does not mean you’re happy with it. It takes a lot to love yourself and I applaud those who have learned to love theirs. #bodydysmorphia #bpd #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #body #bodyimageissues #selfconfidencematters

49 minutes ago

1 month #postshow from North Americans. I love being in prep. I also love being off prep for a good reset physical/mental reset. It’s about finding balance and enjoying life in every aspect🤟🏼 This sport isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Can’t wait to see what we will build this time around💥👊🏼

1 hour ago

Versace used plus size models for Milan Fashion Week. I’ll start with this, I’m happy that we’re moving towards having more visibility, was also excited to see a dark-skinned model rip the runway. Now, @versace says they made “history”. Companies want cookies for being “cutting edge” and using token small-fats in their shows. Not on my watch! *Iyanla voice* and add *tongue pop* The archaic model requirements are being over 5”8 and proportional. Meaning not “too fat” or “too jiggly”. For straight size, it’s 0 to size 6. For plus, it’s the same height and proportion and size 8 to 14-ish. Only a few agencies have extended past 14/16. They’ve literally kept the same requirements and sized it up a few. The same square jaw with no double chin. Long torsos. Bigger boobs. Small arms. Flat tummies in which a lot of them be tryna make fat rolls and fupas to “fit in” on TikTok. These women are gorgeous, but these bodies are still not reminiscent of the majority of the fat/plus community. We’re still being sold a beauty standard that you and I will never attain. So no, you aren’t ground-breaking for using small-fats that basically are about 25 pounds away from straight sized or for padding small models on set when you can clearly book a model whose the right size. Shame on the industry for taking fat ass coin but not actually serving this fat ass community. Shame on the models who are ok with taking money but not speaking out against injustices in the industry and using their platform for uplift the community as a whole. How did you feel about the plus-size/body-positive community? Versace using plus models? Have you noticed that most plus-models are usually smaller, tall, and proportionate? All bodies may chime in. Let’s chat. #newyorkblogger #psootd #plussize #instafashion #bodypositive #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards #fatphobia #blackgirlswhoblog #londonblogger #amplifymelanatedvoices #blackgirlmagic #muslimgirl #bodyconfidence #plusmodel #feminist #intersectionalfeminism #turbanista #bodydysmorphia #fatacceptance #selflove #goldenconfidence #muslim #womenempowerment #beautybloggers #milanfashionweek #hijabi #allbodiesaregoodbodies #versace

1 hour ago

✨OBGYN Appointment✨ So on Monday I had an OBGYN Appointment with a new doctor that I was refered to by my functional medicine doctor & I really liked him. I felt respected, he answered my questions (didn’t refer me to a nurse ) & gave me options. In my last post I mentioned everything my previous doctor had found & I obviously mentioned all of it to my new doctor to check out. So here are the next steps for me based on my visit on Monday. Everything was normal with my annual GYN exam. ▫️Endometrial Hyperplasia & Endometrial Polyp My doctor is sending me to a Diagnostic Imaging Center to check on the Endometrial Hyperplasia & Endometrial Polyp. Based on the results we will see what we’re dealing with an go from there. He assured me not worry until we get the results AND explained that what was shown on my sonogram could have been any number of things that is why instead of doing it in-house he is sending to a facility that specializes in sophisticated imaging so we can be sure about what we’re seeing. ▫️Endometriosis This time I did as about it since both my Functional Medicine Doctor & a consultant suspected it & he said yes, it’s likely that I have it based on my symptoms. He recommended BC as treatment but when I told him how bad my reaction to BC was then he said the only other thing we could do was a diagnostic laparoscopy. Doing this would not o it confirm the endometriosis diagnosis (you can only diagnose endometriosis through a laparoscopy ) but allow them to remove the endometriosis depending on how extensive it is. He doesn’t recommend it because it’s surgery but when I said I wanted it he was on board. They will be letting me know how much the surgery will be. ⭐️So to recap, ▫️The plan is to get sophisticated imaging done for the hyperplasia & polyp ▫️And have a laparoscopy for my suspected endometriosis. I’m so happy with this plan. ✨Question, how long did it take for your #Endo to be diagnosed or are you still waiting on the diagnosis?✨

1 hour ago

An extra “Reflections on Skin Picking and Hair Pulling” newsletter from the OCD Center of Los Angeles this week. This one talks about BEHAVIORAL ADDICTION. . Skin picking and hair pulling fall into this category. Recovery from this behavior is possible. . Please feel free to repost and share on your pages. Swipe right to the final picture for their contact information. You can sign up for these on their website; there is also a ton of other great information there. . #dermatillomania #dermatillomaniarecovery #BDD #bodydysmorphia #bddrecovery #OCD #mentalhealthawareness #skinpicking #skinpickingrecovery #excoriation #excoriationdisorder #bfrb #bfrbawareness #perfectionism #perfectionismrecovery #pickingme #pickingmeoverskinpicking

1 hour ago

It's so important to talk to parents or carers, someone you trust, about your mental health problems and seek help. Yet so many of us suffer in silence. It may be hard, it may be challenging to bring up the conversation and the idea of your parents learning about the things that go on in your mind can be daunting. But you are not alone. We must break these barriers or at least start making them smaller. We deserve to be seen, to be heard, to be held, to be helped. #momentsunfolded • • • #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #mentalhealthquotes #tips #stigma #breakingbarriers #anxiety #depression #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #intrusivethoughts #irrationalthoughts #bodydysmorphia #selfcare #selfcaredaily #selfjourney #selfdiscovery #selftalk #selfworth #selfvalue #selfvalidation #perspective #mindset #mindfulness #mindfulliving #wellbeing #healthylifestyle #healing #lifelessons

1 hour ago

🌷I wish I was... I wish this person didn't... I wish I had... I wish this never happened... I wish I could be... I wish life were fair... I wish they would... I wish my family was... I wish I could be okay with myself... I wish I were better than... I wish I had chosen to... I wish I could stop comparing myself... I wish I wouldn't worry so much... I wish -I wish -I WISH! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is so easy to do because it keeps us stuck living in the past, or the future. Our brains seek instant ways to escape present realities that are difficult to confront or accept. We all wish things about ourselves and about others. We also ponder the past and wonder about the future. How would my life be different if only ...? What if this happens because ...? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is nothing wrong with wishes, hopes and worries. The problem lies in staying stuck between what was and what could be. You have to live in the present to move forward. There is a reason we are all unique. Remember, you never know who is wishing upon YOU.🌟

1 hour ago

Just a reminder that it’s normal to have a bad day even when you’ve been doing so well... Body dysmorphia kicked my ass real hard earlier today and left me feeling extremely vulnerable, trapped, and unsafe in my skin, but you know what? It happens. It happens and you just have to let the moment pass... Emotions never last forever; they have a life cycle, and you just gotta let it run its course. (Also, another FYI: even if you’re feeling depressed, vulnerable, disgusting, worthless, not wanting to take up space etc.... NEWSFLASH: you still need to eat! ). —- breakfast for lunch it is! As one of my doctors used to say, “stay the course!” 😉 #anorexiarecovery #anarecovery #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #ptsd #ptsdrecovery #traumarecovery #bodydysmorphia #healing #embraceyoursoulself #trusttheprocess #nourishnotpunish #intuitiveeating #allfoodsfit #balancedeating #nourishtoflourish #eatittobeatit #edwarrior #edfighter #edsoldier #empoweryourself #fuckdietculture #neda #recoveryisworthit #breakfastforlunch #nourishyoursoul #selfcompassion #vulnerability

1 hour ago

29 September, 2020: Food Diary. Breakfast coffee: 50kcal. Lunch: 2 eggs+100ml egg whites scrambled: 205kcal. Coffee: 30kcal. Snacks: Apple 80kcal, protein bar: 180kcal, Non- Diary yogurt: 140kcal (btw NOT a good thing for me, I felt very bloated after it! ). Dinner: Chicken breast, a cup of rice, cucumber, mushrooms, some Greek salad: 580kcal. Total: 1265kcal. . #weightloss #weightlossjourney #fatloss #fatlossjourney #iwanttoloseweight #healthylifestyle #caloriedeficit #caloriecounting #bingeeating #bingeeatingrecovery #bingeeatingdisorderrecovery #bodydysmorphia

2 hours ago

We learn to view our body and experience our body by how the outside world perceives it. This deeply impacts our body image. This deeply impacts our connection to our body. For many of us, we also learn to make our big feelings, that we don't know how to deal with and likely didn't get support dealing with, about our body. We project our uncomfortable inner experience onto how our body looks compared to the societal ideal. As we learn to experience our body as its perceived outside in, this adds to the bigness of our inner experience. It adds to the discomfort because the Patriarchy teaches us we'll be accepted, loved, worthy, when we're unrealistically thin, pretty, young and so on. It teaches us that we'll never measure up and so many of us get stuck chasing our worth in diets and relentless exercise regimens. And in the process we create further and further disconnection with the body. It becomes a negative feedback loop. We feel "bad" so we try to manipulate our body to feel better, but these behaviours continue to disconnect us further, so how can we ever FEEL better? To begin to shift our body image requires experiencing our body from the inside out. A turning towards, instead of away. We all start in a different place, impacted by so many factors. As we continue to practice turning towards and sensing within, we can start to understand what experiences bring us "good" sensations. Sensations that soothe and calm. Sensations that feel settled and open. Sensations that resource us. That help us expand our capacity and connect us to our unbreakable core. We can't sustainably change our body image through changing our image. If that truly worked, this conversation would likely be over by now. Instead we need to change how we see our body, by experiencing it first. We can notice that just as the outer world can impact how we feel internally, how we feel internally can also impact how we see ourselves and our body. This is something I'm supporting with in my group program ECLIPSE. We start Thursday October 8th. Link in bio @richelle_ludwig for more information and to apply. 🌌💜

2 hours ago

Many people get wrapped up in the next trending diet. Most often restrict a food group or have crazy food rules. You don’t need any of that, you don’t need to go paleo, keto, 5:2, whole 30 or any kind of named packaged diet. If you want to lose weight you just need to be in a calorie deficit. But not the default 1200 people do...that’s way too restrictive. It’s not complicated, it’s pretty simple when you know how, it’s not easy but once you know the strategies to tackle common problems it’s easier! In my e-book I’ve put how to work out exactly how much calories to diet on, how to tackle binge eating, social situations and more. The link is in my story!

2 hours ago

WEDNESDAY 💀 (Here enjoy yet another mirror selfie 💁🏼‍♀️ ) Started today with the laziest morning, so after mobile hair I had a lot of steps, calories and training to get on with, so doubled up my sessions🙃 Cardio & Abs session - 3km treadmill run, abs and stretching- 401cals 🔥 Wednesday WOD with @miketaylorpt the gang 🏋🏼‍♀️🏋🏼‍♂️🏋🏽 My shoulders wanted to drop off halfway through 🙃 but got it done and really enjoyed it (I think ) 504cals🔥 Rest day tomorrow as I’ve got a manic day && hair alll night. #gymsession #gymworkout #workout #deadlifts #frontsquat #backsession #weightlifting #weighttrainingforwomen #girlswhotrain #stronger #weights #warriortraining #ptfitness #onplan #foodblog #fitnessblog #bodydysmorphia #weightlossjourney #weightlifting #gymsessions #fitness #transformation #weightlossinspiration #caloriecounting #myfitnesspal #ptfitnessmold #confidence #bodyconfience #gymselfie #wednesdaywod #emom

2 hours ago

Body acceptance helped me take back beach vacations🎉 I used to feel vulnerable and self conscious on the beach in a bathing suit. I would always come inside after a day in the sun and complain to my husband that I needed to lose weight. Feeling this way would ruin and steal the fun away from beach vacations. This year I decided to leave those feelings behind and just enjoy the time with family. For the first time EVER, I didn't come inside after a beach day and beat myself up. Each morning, I simply put on a bathing suit, looked at myself in the mirror, accepted my appearance, went to the beach, and had a fun time. End of STORY. For the first time, I felt COMFORTABLE with my body in a bathing suit. I also wore my cute all bodies are good bodies hat to remind me that my body is beautiful the way it is😊 So, I'm hear to tell you that you don't have to let your body or your weight get in the way of living and enjoying your life. WHO CARES what others think about your body. If they don't like it, that says more about THEM than you. Go live your life and LOVE YOUR BODY. P.S. You can find this super cute hat in my Etsy shop ( @designsbythoughtfulnutrition )! Link in bio😊 #foodfreedomforever #orthorexia #orthorexiarecovery #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #intuitiveeater #normalizenormalbodies #selflovejourney #positivebodyimage #edwarrior #disorderedeating #disorderedeatingrecovery #bodydysmorphia #honoryourcurves #selfworth #haesdietitian #antidietrevolution #gethealthy #healthylifestyle #antidietculture #bodypositivedietitian #healthyinside #mondaymotivation #ditchthediet #stopdieting #nodiet #listentoyourbody #allbodiesaregoodbodies #bopo #bodyacceptance

2 hours ago

I remember when my friend @merrilymarylee took this picture I wasn't going to post it because of the rolls that were "hanging" over my stomach visually made me feel so uncomfortable, I thought to myself, "this doesn't look right", "People will see the rolls" despite the joy I felt in that moment and wanting to share it, I was willing to never post it just because I believed I didn't look right. But to whom? And why would it matter?⠀ From my early 20s to late 30s my weight was at its lowest or its highest. I've had the excitement of losing all the weight to regaining some (about 30lbs ) back right after I turned 40. ⠀ I don't have a 6 pack, doubt I will achieve it and not sure I want one. What I deem as being overweight to me, someone else might think I'm a slim goody. But who defines what's the right weight? Size? Shape? Etc?⠀ When I tumbled across this picture yesterday, I was forced to reassess my own body image issues and where did I stand with myself today. As a Muslim woman who happens to be athletic, I struggle with the modesty part as well image perception. But, what I have come to realize is that I too was brainwashed by white standards of beauty, and religiously especially if I can look at picture of myself and pick out all the wrong parts, but not referencing it back to anything with truth. I'm a Black woman, I got hips, thighs the whole nine. I don't have a hard body, but it's strong. I'm built different because well..., I'm a Black woman, and no white standard could ever change that. Until we can change the perceptions of ourselves and define our own beauty standards that are realistic, then what they call white supremacy, will always continue to thrive. When you know better, you do better and let white diet culture rest in peace✌🏽. As my dear sister @deadlifts_and_redlips said, "divesting from diet culture is an act of resistance." Literally #fuckdietculture 🤷🏽‍♀️

2 hours ago

⚠️TW: Body dysmorphia, eating disorder⚠️ . .. ... .... ..... ...... ....... For a long time, I paired my inability to regularly shower with my depression, that getting up to shower is just an exertion of energy that just wasn't worth it. It's more than that for me, although that is certainly a factor. For me, showering reveals the reality of how my body has changed. I pull random muscles, I can't see where I shave because my body cannot bend like it could when I was thinner, I have to wash my body in halves because I cannot reach around my back like I once could, and it feels like the time it takes just to take a simple shower has doubled. Then I pull away the shower curtain. I see my belly poke out, I see my thicker upper arms, the spider veins and stretch marks swimming around my thighs, my hips, my chest, and before I know it, I am weeping at my own reflection. So much of my worth has been placed into my weight. My family is notorious for placing our worth in our size, so for me to have been thinner in my family seemed like a lot of pressure to maintain it. When my body began slipping, it felt like all that worth began disappearing little by little. Sometimes, I think how easy it would be just to purge my food. I haven't, but whenever I've gotten a stomach bug and thrown up, a part of me was relieved that maybe, just maybe, that moment may make me even a little slimmer, even though it seems ridiculous. I often am walking a very fine line from low self-esteem into an eating disorder, just by one action. I compare myself to what is seen as beautiful in our media and fellow human beings, and while our times are improving to showcase humans of all sizes as beautiful, there still feels like so much work to do, especially in my own mind. I wanted to show the pain behind body dysmorphia, to show my reality with it, so maybe, just maybe, someone reading this could possibly not feel alone. I wish this post were more positive. Vulnerability feels better than shame. #bodydysmorphia #itsokaytonotbeokay

2 hours ago

Tough day , got diagnosed with body dysmorphia and my therapist believes it was because I was so badly bullied as a kid 🙃🙃👌👌 be fucking kind to people I'm still recovering from years of being bullied. #lgbt #bullying #mentalhealth #bodydysmorphia

2 hours ago

July was one of the most difficult times in my life. I’ve suffered with Body Dysmorphia for years and it came to a climactic extreme 2 months ago. I hated myself and wanted to disappear and never be seen again. I felt like I was a hideous creature that was undeserving of any pleasure in life. Any compliments fell on deaf ears because I couldn’t believe them. Through the unwavering love and support of my family and friends I was lucky enough to get help before it got any worse. This photo does have a place of vanity because this is the first time I can confidently say that I like myself in recent memory. This is a very emotional topic for me but I hope that it may help anyone that is suffering from BDD. We all deserve to love ourselves. #bodydysmorphia #modeling #rembrandt #dramaticportrait #mentalhealth

6 hours ago

Tired of being the only one making the effort. If you’re genuinely interested in me then show it. I need to know whether I’m wasting my time again I always feel stupid when I show interest in people and they probably secretly think I’m annoying and weird like everyone else #mentalillness #mentalhealth #ptsd #bdd #bodydysmorphia #justbpdthings #bpdproblems #bpdsucks #borderline #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #personalitydisorder #bpdsplitting #depression #bpdmemes #depressionmemes #mentalillnessmemes #psychiatric #mentalillnesssucks #suicidalthoughts #anxietyproblems #justanxietythings #generalanxiety #socialanxiety

6 hours ago

If I text first you’re special. so if I text you first feel honoured because I hardly ever do it Unfortunately everyone in my life who have been special to me never feel the same 🤪 #mentalillness #mentalhealth #ptsd #bdd #bodydysmorphia #justbpdthings #bpdproblems #bpdsucks #borderline #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #personalitydisorder #bpdsplitting #depression #bpdmemes #depressionmemes #mentalillnessmemes #psychiatric #mentalillnesssucks #suicidalthoughts #anxietyproblems #justanxietythings #generalanxiety #socialanxiety

2 days ago

Sometimes, ya just gotta put on the embellished white pant suit and stop traffic. 🚦🚦🚦(jk, don’t actually stop traffic lol ) Or hit ‘post’ on a photo that shows more of your body than people may be comfortable seeing. (Because why is a smaller body okay to show, but a larger body isn’t? ) Or hit ‘publish’ on a blog post that bares your soul. (Because maybe someone out there needs to hear it ) Or speak up about injustices, because it’s the right thing to do. (Whether it’s to your spouse, friend, or network ). Sometimes, in order to grow on the inside you have to put yourself out there. Let yourself be vulnerable. Speak up. Be intentional, but also speak with your heart. And, sometimes you’ll realize you got it wrong, and that’s okay. Because you’re human. We are all human. Whatever you do, don’t be afraid to mess up. Don’t be afraid to get it wrong. Grace. For yourself and for others, always. Again, remember, we are humans. Treat each other like you want to be treated. (Mom life comin’ thruuu! ) Happy Monday 💫❤️


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2 weeks ago

AMEN to this piece by @danadrewdles 🙌🙌⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Drop a “🍝” below if you’re with me. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Diet Culture is *literally* bad for your health, even though a huge part of its existence is based on “health“ promotion. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Here are some of the dangers of dieting:⁣⁣ ※ Slowed metabolism & loss of energy⁣⁣ ※ Nutrient & calorie deficiencies ⁣ ※ Loss of muscular strength & endurance⁣⁣ ※ Depression, low-self-esteem & increased stress⁣⁣ ※ Body dissatisfaction & risk of developing an eating disorder ⁣⁣ ⁣ Not to mention that yo-yo dieting is linked to increased risk of heart disease, inflammation & other negative health impacts.⁣⁣ ⁣ So YES - Diet Culture is a lot worse for our health overall than just eating some freakin pasta! ⁣⁣ ⁣ Making peace with food allows you to focus on your health from a place of abundance & freedom, instead of fear & scarcity. ⁣⁣ ⁣ Comments, thoughts?? Share below 😊⁣

3 days ago

We get to decide what to do when OCD is calling 📞 . The OCD is going to call. That’s out of our control. What is in our control is what we do with it. . When the intrusive thoughts are ringing, the work is to practice mindfulness and notice them while letting them play out. We don’t answer to them. The phone can ring all day long. It has no power over you if you just let it ring and don’t answer to it! . What we are tempted to do is answer and engage with them compulsively: • “Why are you calling me?” • “What does it mean that you keep calling me?” • “Why can’t you just stop calling me and go away forever?” . Answering and engaging compulsively keeps us stuck. As urgent as it feels to answer, the work is to resist. The more we engage compulsively, the more our brain thinks that the obsessions are meaningful and dangerous. Thus, the more obsessions we get. . One last note on this: we are not adding OCD to our blocked callers list 🙅🏼‍♀️ Suppressing and pushing away the calls (the intrusive thoughts ) makes them come back more frequently and louder. The OCD will find a way to call you from a different number, again and again. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #ocd #pureo #pureocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #ocdawareness #ocdproblems #ocdrecovery #rocd #harmocd #pocd #losangeles #therapy #therapist #mindfulness #intrusivethoughts #erp #cbt #cognitivebehavioraltherapy #anxiety #anxious #anxietyproblems #panicattack #derealization #eatingdisorderrecovery #bdd #bodydysmorphia #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthquotes #dietculture

3 weeks ago

Depression is not all in your head 🙅🏼‍♀️ . Depression affects us physically, emotionally, cognitively, biologically 🧠 . Info on the biology of depression (slide 4 ) is from the article titled “What causes depression?” from Harvard Health Publishing by @harvardmed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #ocd #pureo #pureocd #rocd #harmocd #pocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #ocdrecovery #ocdawareness #depression #depressed #postpartum #postpartumdepression #ppd #perinatalmentalhealth #anxious #anxiety #eatingdisorderrecovery #bodyimage #bdd #bodydysmorphia #losangeles #intuitiveeating #dietculture #mentalhealth #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthmatters #suicideprevention #suicideawarness #therapy

2 weeks ago

Alegra Kastens, AMFT ( @obsessivelyeverafter ): "Depression is not all in your head 🙅🏼‍♀️ . Depression affects us physically, emotionally, cognitively, biologically 🧠 . Info on the biology of depression (slide 4 ) is from the article titled “What causes depression?” from Harvard Health Publishing by @harvardmed " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #ocd #pureo #pureocd #rocd #harmocd #pocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #ocdrecovery #ocdawareness #depression #depressed #postpartum #postpartumdepression #ppd #perinatalmentalhealth #anxious #anxiety #eatingdisorderrecovery #bodyimage #bdd #bodydysmorphia #losangeles #intuitiveeating #dietculture #mentalhealth #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthmatters #suicideprevention #suicideawarness #therapy ----- Follow @psychology__memes ----- Credit: @mentalillnessquotesinfo

6 days ago

What is orthorexia exactly? Orthorexia is a disorder that involves an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. Unlike other eating disorders, orthorexia mostly revolves around food QUALITY, not quantity. We usually hear and learn about anorexia nervosa or bulimia, but being obsessed with health to a point where it can be damaging, occurs more often than we think. I shared my experience with body dysmorphia when I was younger, but looking back I probably had symptoms of orthorexia as well, which is common. Yes, we can think about what we eat, adding in more nutrient dense foods AND more importantly building a healthy relationship with food. We can also exercise. This is all fine and good. What’s not good, is if you start to fear social gatherings because you fear that you are missing a workout or afraid of the food that will be served. What’s not great is constantly thinking about the calories you are consuming and burning. What’s not great is getting anxiety and compulsively checking the nutrition label on food. Any kind of obsessive disorder shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you think you might be showing signs, it’s okay to reach out even if you’re not 100% sure. It’s also okay to not always love your body. In fact that’s normal. Having a positive attitude toward ourselves all the time is a challenge. Especially when we live in a society so heavily influenced by physical appearance. Make mental notes of how you feel when you eat, exercise, or look in the mirror. And make it a goal to seek help or advice if you need. ❤️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #orthorexiarecovery #orthorexia #bodydysmorphia #edrecovery #edrecoverywarrior #edrecoveryjourney #edawareness #healthyrelationshipwithfood #disorderedeating #disorderedeatingrecovery #healthybodyimage #effyourbeautystandards #rdapproved #dietitianapproved

3 weeks ago

Alegra Kastens, AMFT ( @obsessivelyeverafter ): "Depression is not all in your head 🙅🏼‍♀️ . Depression affects us physically, emotionally, cognitively, biologically 🧠 . Info on the biology of depression (slide 4 ) is from the article titled “What causes depression?” from Harvard Health Publishing by @harvardmed " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #ocd #pureo #pureocd #rocd #harmocd #pocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #ocdrecovery #ocdawareness #depression #depressed #postpartum #postpartumdepression #ppd #perinatalmentalhealth #anxious #anxiety #eatingdisorderrecovery #bodyimage #bdd #bodydysmorphia #losangeles #intuitiveeating #dietculture #mentalhealth #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthmatters #suicideprevention #suicideawarness #therapy

3 weeks ago

“They really let themselves go” ⇨ needs to be added to the list of phrases that have ‼️GOT TO GO‼️⁣⁣ ⁣ 👏 Double tap if you agree 👏⁣ ⁣⁣ Commenting on, talking about, and all around publicly judging other people’s bodies has got to stop. Let’s start focusing less on the appearance of other people’s bodies and more on I don’t know.... Fighting climate change?? Dismantling white supremacy?? Smashing the patriarchy?! These are the things that REALLY need our attention.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ What other ridiculous diet phrases have you heard? Let’s put an end to them here ⬇️


Some would say this looks like a before and after pic gone wrong. ⁣ ⁣ I say it’s a beautiful representation of me reclaiming my mental health back 💕⁣ ⁣ I want you to remember this:⁣ ⁣ A picture is a snippet in time and usually we don’t know what goes on behind that photo. ⁣ ⁣ What’s going on behind these pics? 👇⁣ ⁣ Me after 10+ plates post hyvee brunch buffet (after restricting food for a fitness competition for 10 months ).⁣ ⁣ *note: I went to 3 other restaurants that day and went hard AF on Girl Scout thin mints and pretty much anything I could get my hands on*⁣ ⁣ VS. ⁣ ⁣ Me living life with so much more mental space because food obsession doesn’t rule my life. ⁣ ⁣ Sorry NOT Sorry society. I don’t care what’s considered “acceptable” or “pretty” cause imma do meeee and let my belly rolls hang freeeeee✌️ ⁣ ⁣ If you are feeling stuck, shoot me a message babe! I see you, I feel you, and I am here for you 💗⁣

3 weeks ago

Can I get an AMEN 🙌🏻