This month, my family was featured in a Self Magazine article about mothers and daughters and how they influence each others’ body image. My mother and my teenage daughter and I discussed how we feel about our bodies – the good and the bad!
Self confidence – knowing that your body is healthy and strong – is important to my family. What’s important for your family?
If you’re struggling with your body image, think about how your mother may have shaped your point of view. Was your mother always on a diet and never satisfied with her own appearance? Remember that weight is only a number. If you feel healthy and fit, don’t obsess about the scale.
Try to take a step back and look at yourself objectively – or ask a good friend to give you some feedback. Focus on your good features like your beautiful curves or lovely smile. And don’t forget to tell your mother – and your daughter - what you love about them.