Every day, we’re bombarded with people telling us that we need to lose weight. It’s not always an in-your-face statement (“You need to lose weight!”), but the amount of ads for diets and exercise programs, weight loss influencers, and simple comments about celebs’ appearances do the trick.
With all of those messages, it can be easy to feel a little self-conscious about your own body and decide that you want to lose weight yourself.
Managing your weight is definitely important. However, losing weight isn’t always easy. Staying body positive — loving your body and yourself, and prioritizing self-care — can help you get through the challenges and support your mental health.
Here are 4 vocabulary swaps you need to make ASAP in order to stay body positive as you manage your weight.
Quick note: Before trying to lose weight, it’s always a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider first. Every person and every diet is different, so they can point you in the right direction based on your personal nutritional and health needs.
Ready to get started on positive and healthy weight management? Your primary care provider is a great way to start.
NEW: Adolescent Medicine at Children’s
Have you heard the news?
Children’s Physicians has always treated adolescent patients. But to even further meet the unique needs of this age group, we have opened a new department focused solely on adolescent medicine.