Body Acceptance: What Does It Look, Sound, Feel and Taste Like

Body acceptance is the act of living your life in the body you have whilst not trying to change it.

A prerequisite for body acceptance is body respect.

The process of accepting your body will look different between people.

How will I know I have accepted my body? What does body acceptance:

Look like?:

Confidence radiates out of you.

Sounds like?:

No diet talk and putting down your body or others

Feels like?:

Good…Actually, great!

Taste like?:

A range of flavours as you give 100% permission to enjoy a variety of foods regardless of nutritional content.

Here is a list of key factors to consider when working on accepting your body:

  • Get rid of the scales.
  • Accept that bodies are all different – Stop comparing yourself!
  • Acknowledge what your body can do and has done for you.
  • Set boundaries (online and in person – cleanse your social media feed and avoid fat-talk).
  • Find body-neutral inspirational people/mantras.
  • Set health-related goals not weight-loss or body changing-related goals.
  • Practise gratitude.
  • Practice self-kindness – decrease self-judgement, negative self-talk.
  • Live life now how you want to live it.
  • Practice mindfulness of body.
  • See a non-diet dietitian.

What could you work on today? What has helped you to accept your body? Leave a comment.

For support, contact me, or if DIY is more your style, grab a copy of ‘30 Days to a Better Relationship With Food and Body’ ebook.


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