“I’m not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body.” – Demi Lovato

We look at how to deal with a negative body image, courtesy of the TEN81 Centre in Pretoria. This involves understanding that healthy, attractive bodies come in many shapes and sizes.

• Don’t accept what the media says about how you should look
• Remember that numbers on a scale don’t tell you everything
• Realise that you cannot change your body type
• Stop comparing your body with others – they are not you
• Learn to move with and enjoy your body, because it makes you feel good
• Spend time with people who have healthy relationships with food, activity and their bodies

If you need advice or support:

– Ask Dr Delicious your questions here
– or get FREE face-to-face counselling at the TEN81 Centre in Pretoria (Book now on 066 190 5812)
– or FREE telephonic counselling nationwide (066 190 5812)