This is my mom. She’s a lil bit drunk in this picture but that’s another story for another day.
Tonight as she was leaving my house she said “I really like the ideas you’re talking about in those videos you’re doing (#unfuckyourdiet ) but I think you should say the F word a little less.” ⠀
Mom! It’s called UnFuck your diet. I think the people listening in have a pretty strong inclination I’m going to swear. It’s fine.
She’s great. ⠀
Seriously. She never dieted when I was growing up. She didn’t talk calories, she never talked about her own weight. If she struggled with any of that I had no idea. She was just my mom. And she didn’t hate her body. ⠀
So I didn’t hate mine. ⠀
I was rather confused about her leaving a book on my bed when I was 11 titled “What’s happening to my body, a book for girls” but that’s another story for another day.
Moms…. If you’re struggling with your body image, chances are high that your daughter is going to struggle with hers. It’s ok to have fitness or fat loss goals, it really is. But you’ve got to stop with the constant diets, pulling on every inch of fat in your body, shaming yourself (publicly and in your head), daily weigh ins, etc. It’s making you crazy and your children are watching.