Healthy Eating looks different for everyone. Healthy Bodies come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Many individuals, males and females feel pressured to measure up to strict and unrealistic social and cultural beauty ideals, which can lead to a negative body image.
A healthy body image means you feel comfortable in your own body and you feel good about the way you look.
When you have a healthy body image, you accept your body and feel comfortable with it, even when it may not match other people's ideals.
This includes what you think and feel about your appearance and how you judge your own self-worth.
A negative body image can put you at higher risk of mental health conditions, including eating disorders and depression.
So What Can You Do?
Try to work on realizing that how you look is only one part of who you are.
Try leading a healthy lifestyle and avoid dieting.
Learn smart food choices, try to eat healthy, balanced meals, try living an active lifestyle, and find Your Healthy!
Speak with a registered dietitian, nurse practitioner or physician if you or a loved one struggles with a negative body image.