Mindful Eating Program
‘Mindful Eating‘ is for anyone struggling with food, eating and their bodies.
The relationship between body image and self esteem
It looks at the role of body image. A third of your self- esteem is related to how positive or negative your body image is. To dislike your own body is to dislike yourself. Low self-esteem means feeling inadequate as a person. It means low self-worth. It means you don’t value yourself.
Poor body image and interpersonal anxiety
If you can’t accept your looks, you most likely assume others don’t like your looks either.
You may feel self-conscious. You may feel inadequate in some of your social interactions.
You may even shy away from situations where you feel that your appearance is on trial.
Physical self-consciousness can jeopardize your capacity for sexual fulfillment.
Depression and a negative body image
Depression and negative body image are often intertwined. Self-disparagement and thoughts of hopelessness and helplessness about what you look like are depressing.
Body acceptance supports weight loss
Research shows people who need to lose weight should separate the goals of weight loss and body acceptance. By first learning how to have a positive relationship with ones imperfect body ( instead of a relationship full of loathing, desperation and abuse), your ability to shed excess weight may be strengthened.