My guest on the show this week needs no introduction. If you regularly tune in here, you’ll know Jen Lamplough by now, and we’re here to have some tricky discussions today. Self-love and body positivity are themes that are discussed openly on the podcast, and since we check in with each other weekly, Jen and I thought we would bring you a conversation we’ve been having about our state of mind around this very topic.
With the rise of the body positivity movement, there’s been a lot of awareness around the diet mentality and how it doesn’t serve us. This community is one I consider myself to be a part of, but Jen and I have some qualms about some of its messaging too, and we thought we would share them here and talk about why it’s so important for us as women to start discerning what’s useful to us and what isn’t.
Listen in this week as Jen and I explore our experiences of having other people share their opinions about our body size, and how you can love yourself the way you are right now while, at the same time, making strides to change your body. It is so crucial for us to separate our opinions of ourselves from other people’s, and we’re taking this opportunity to emphasize the importance of always harnessing self-love.
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What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- Jen and my experience of other people having opinions of how we should feel about our bodies.
- How Jen is in the pursuit of losing weight while loving where she is today.
- Why it’s so important for women to separate our opinions of ourselves from other people’s opinions and recognize the difference.
- Our opinions on how the messaging from the body positive community invokes feelings of shame similar to that of the diet industry.
- Why any change you want to make is more long-lasting when it comes from a place of love.
- Our thoughts on being triggered and using trigger warnings.
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