THE F WORD
Banish your damaging talk about weight, body shape and size, so you can learn to love yourself
How to banish fat talk from your conversations
Change The Conversation
“When you hear yourself or someone saying ‘I feel fat today’, say ‘I love your smile’ or ‘ You’re great at bringing people together,’” says Christine Morgan, chief executive of the Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders.
Recognise Your Triggers
What star ts fat talk for you – is it listening to a friend berate herself or hearing a loved one being critical about your body? Tell people how fat talk makes you feel. Remember there are many body shapes and sizes, and no one shape or size is better.
Celebrate Your Body
Appreciate the many things your body does. Don’t compare it to others, and when you finding yourself saying something negative about your body, turn it into a positive. Instead of saying “I’ve got fat thighs”, think, “I have powerful legs that take me where I need to go.”