THE F WORD

Ban­ish your dam­ag­ing talk about weight, body shape and size, so you can learn to love your­self

Singapore Women's Weekly (Singapore) - - STYLE SETTER -

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.”

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