Ways You're Body-shaming Yourself without Even Realizing It ...

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You're a sweetie who would never criticize her friends for their body shape or the clothes they wear.

However, you won't hesitate to think some pretty nasty things about yourself, will you?

Well, that needs to come to an end right now.

There's no reason for you to treat yourself worse than you'd treat anyone else you'd come across.

Here are a few ways you're degrading yourself without even realizing it:

1. Comparing Yourself to Every Woman You See

We compare ourselves to others without even realizing it.

When we see someone with big breasts, we consider them lucky.2

When we see someone who's naturally thin, we wish we could say the same.2

However, wanting to be more like other girls is unhealthy.

You're perfect just the way you are.

Even though you wish you had one of her traits, she's probably looking at you wishing she had one of your traits.

2. Focusing on Skinniness, Not Healthiness

When you start a new workout regimen or decide to eat more fruits and veggies, you should do so in order to get healthy.

However, most people do those things in order to become skinny.

While it's perfectly fine to work toward your ideal body shape, you should still try to focus more on your health than your weight.

3. Avoiding the Mirror and the Scale

There's a difference between avoiding the mirror because you couldn't care less what you look like and doing it because it causes you emotional pain to look at your own reflection.2

If you hate what you look like, you need to face your fear by looking at yourself and naming all the things you love about what you see.

You can't hide from yourself forever.

4. Giving Yourself Nasty Backhanded Compliments

Don't consider yourself "pretty for a chubby girl." It's incredibly unhealthy to give yourself backhanded compliments.

Think positively about yourself!

It's not cocky to love your looks.

It's called confidence, and more women need it!

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