ryann nicole; body image

083. What I do on bad body image days (so it doesn’t ruin my day!)

June 1, 2022

Ryann Nicole

Hi, I’m Ryann.

Your Not-So-Average Food Freedom Therapist & Virtual Coach. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Nutritionist with a BA in Psychology, and a MA in Professional Counseling, yes I do a little of the "so how does that make you feel".

But my ultimate goal is to provide you with the resources you need, in an easy-to-understand way, on healing your disordered relationship with food and your body. 

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If you woke up this morning after a few days of fun (or bingeing) feeling TRIGGERED AF by your body – pause. Breathe. 🌬 This has nothing to do with your body and everything to do with the meaning you have attached to your weight gain, causing you to fall into an anxiety spiral.

So what do we need to do?

Focus on the ✨ANXIETY ✨, not on your body.

What doesn’t calm anxiety:

  • restricting
  • weighing
  • punishing with workouts
  • taking body photos
  • body checking

What does calm anxiety:

  • breathing
  • journaling
  • walking
  • talking it out

When feeling triggered, you need to remember that you’re okay, you’re safe, and your body responds better to care than punishment.

  • Rather than, ‘Omg, I look terrible. How did I let myself get like this?!'
  • Try, ‘What does my body need today to feel its best? What do I need today to feel my best?'

Maybe that’s

  • extra water
  • rest
  • nutritious food
  • compassionate self-talk

How can you respond differently today? How can you respond out of compassion rather than punishment? That is how to solve a bad body image day.

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