Developing and Maintaining Positive Body Image

Negative Body image can be one of the first triggers of an eating disorder and one of the final and toughest stages of recovery.  Use these tools to practice improving yours every day.

What is Body Image

Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or picture yourself in your mind. Learn more.

Every Body is Different

Genetics influence bone structure, body size, shape, and weight differently in every person. Learn more.

Listen to Your Body

Eat what you want, when you are truly hungry. Stop when you're full. And eat exactly what appeals to you. Do this instead of any diet, and you are unlikely to ever have a weight problem, let alone an eating disorder. Eat when you are truly hungry. Stop when you are full. Sometimes it takes a while for these cues to return- but it will happen!  Your treatment team will help you determine when it is appropriate to move to more intuitive eating. Learn more.

No Weigh! A Declaration

Signing this declaration of independence from a weight-obsessed world may help you accept your body's natural shape and size. Learn more.

The Media, Body Image, and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are complex conditions that arise from a variety of factors, including physical, psychological, interpersonal, and social issues. Media images that help to create cultural definitions of beauty and attractiveness are often acknowledged as being among those factors contributing to the rise of eating disorders. Learn more.

Ten “Will-Powers” for Improving Body Image

Taking care of your body and doing things you enjoy will enable you to enjoy a happy, participatory life. Learn more.

Ten Steps to Positive Body Image

One list cannot automatically tell you how to turn negative body thoughts into positive body image, but it can help you think about new ways of looking more healthfully and happily at yourself and your body. The more you do that, the more likely you are to feel good about who you are and the body you naturally have. Learn more.

Twenty Ways to Love Your Body

Think of your body as the vehicle to your dreams. Honor it. Respect it. Fuel it. Learn more.