You Don’t Have To Try To 'Get Your Body Back'

There’s a pervasive cultural myth that as women, we should be “trying to get our bodies back.” As a therapist in private practice in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in helping individuals with body-image issues, I am particularly passionate about raising awareness about the myths that we are told around our bodies. Whether it’s post-baby, post-college, or any other life stage, we are sold two major lies by the diet and beauty industry, surrounding this notion of trying to “get your body back.” Myth # 1: Our bodies are meant to stay the same over time. There’s a societal belief that our bodies are meant to stay the same over time and that any changes are a “failure” on our behalf. However, the reality is that our bodies are meant to change as we age. Our bodies are not slabs of marble. Thus, putting your self-worth into your body or appearance-is a recipe for discontent. As humans, it is natural for our bodies to change over time, whether that means weight changes, changes in body-shape, or signs of ageing. We are simply not meant to look the same as we did in high school, until the end of our lives! Additionally, there may be physiological reasons why your body is changing. For instance, during menopause, women often gain belly-fat. However, this is actually adaptive, as it helps women to produce more estrogen (which they produce less of during menopause). Jessi Haggerty, a registered dietitian and certified personal tra...
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