You may want to think about tak­ing some of the fol­low­ing steps:

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Con­sult a pro­fes­sional. If you no­tice any of these red flags, Dr. Beresin rec­om­mends vis­it­ing a clin­i­cian who spe­cialises in eat­ing dis­or­ders. They can ei­ther pro­vide or point you in the di­rec­tion of ther­apy that will help.

Re­move mir­rors, scales, or what­ever else you are us­ing to body check for a while. “Of course, the ul­ti­mate goal is to be able to see your­self in a mir­ror with­out crit­i­cism or to know your weight with­out fear and judg­ment,” says Diers. “In or­der to achieve that goal, some­times it helps to re­move the trig­gers ini­tially in or­der to have a break from the be­hav­ior and find some peace.”

Take a break from so­cial me­dia if you find it trig­ger­ing. “Re­move apps from your phone, re­quire a man­ual lo­gin, or plan other things to do be­sides so­cial,” says Diers. “No­tice how it makes you feel af­ter a few days or a week. Next, de­cide if or how you will go back to so­cial in a more bal­anced and nour­ish­ing way.”

Chal­lenge and change your habits. “Chang­ing or stop­ping body-check­ing is about cre­at­ing new pat­terns of be­hav­ior,” says Diers. When you no­tice your­self body-check­ing, take note of what you’re do­ing when it hap­pens. Try to stop it by do­ing some­thing else or breath­ing through the urge to check. “No­tice what trig­gers body check­ing and see if some of those trig­gers can be re­moved or man­aged in other ways. Try to be cu­ri­ous, not fu­ri­ous with your­self. You are gath­er­ing in­for­ma­tion to try to make a pos­i­tive change. It takes prac­tice and pa­tience.” Above all, re­mem­ber you’re more than how you look. “It’s only one por­tion of who you are,” says Diers. “Beauty re­ally is on the in­side, and when that beauty is nur­tured, it shines through.”

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