It has taken me 28 years to stop hating my body. It takes conscious effort to stop feeling guilty about food or talking negatively about how I look, or wanting to be back at a weight I was when I was 18 or 20. Social media can be incredibly toxic, but if you find your niche there are some people on here doing amazing work around body positivity. It’s obviously hard to change years of learned behavior but with intent, all those negative thoughts I’ve always had about food and gaining weight have slowly become quieter. The way you talk to yourself starts changing the way you think about yourself. When I do start to complain about my fat arms or having a double chin in a picture, I acknowledge that feeling for a second and a half and then move on. Being comfortable and (mostly) happy in my body is something I’m working at every day. But I no longer hate my body, and for me, that’s already progress.
Sorry for the long caption.