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The 5 Key Elements of Body Image-

Updated: Nov 21, 2021

You have just made a bold decision, and that means we already have a lot in common!

Not everyone is ready for this journey, but you are taking a huge step towards improving your confidence no matter what your future body goals may be.

You have taken a leap of faith because you know deep down, that loving your body more IS possible.

You feel it when you see a woman your size rocking a hot outfit and you think "damn she looks good."

You experience it when you put on an outfit or lingerie that makes you feel powerful and sexy.

Here's to creating that feeling intentionally, every single day.

Here's to learning to love ourselves in photos, and in life!

After dozens of conversations with real women, I have discovered 5 Key Elements of Body Image that determine how we feel about our own bodies.

And let me tell you a BIG secret: body image has almost nothing to do with women's actual bodies!

Read on to learn how to improve the way you see yourself when you look in the mirror and join the Bare Babes in a Body Love Revolution!

**CW- body image, weight loss, family trauma**

Factor #1- Your Family Environment

Think back to your younger years and your family interactions.

What conversations do you remember about bodies or weight? Did any family members make comments to you about your physical appearance?

Your family, and your interactions with them, hold the key to some of your deepest feelings about your body.

Ready for some real transformation? Dig deep into your childhood experiences, and unlearn that negative self-talk.

This can be achieved through meditation, therapy, research, or a combination of these.

Just remember, completely changing your body image won't happen overnight.

Be patient with yourself, and try to remember all of the beliefs that you are holding onto that are not your own.

Factor #2- Cultural Background

Specifically, American mainstream pop culture.

The material that is mass distributed in our nation, like it or not, consistently favors a few specific "types" of women.

I believe it is safe to say that most of the female main characters in our favorite movies and TV shows are rarely plus-sized.

They sport a slim figure, carved jawline, and all the resources of a styling department. Does that sound like the everyday woman to you? I think not.

Now, who do you adore more- Angelina Jolie or your best friend?

Obviously, your best friend right? Well, there you have it. You value what is real much more than the ideal of beauty that you see on the movie screen.

Your best friend is beautiful.

She can rock her favorite outfit like no other and you love her body simply because she is in it!

Are you ready to feel the same way about yourself?

Factor #3- Social Media

Yes, our most loved and most hated obsession has an insidious way of affecting our body image.

Think about the influencers that have the most followers. Think about the content they create.

While social media has helped body positivity activists reach wider audiences and spread their message, it has also consistently favored content that supports the established beauty standard.

Does your favorite influencer seem just a bit too perfect?

Well, that's because you are viewing her curated feed!

In reality, she has bad hair days and uneven skin, too. If your favorite influencers are detrimental to your body image, then maybe it's time for some new ones!

Factor #4- The attitudes of your peers.

The good news is, anyone can make improvements to their self-esteem without dieting or exercising.

That's because the thing that really needs to change, isn't your body at all.

It's a fact.

The thoughts and feelings of your peers can have a big effect on how you see yourself!

Do your friends or coworkers constantly speak negatively about themselves or you?

It's important to communicate with your friends and peers when you embark on a self-love journey.

Make sure you let friends know that you are not comfortable with disparaging self-talk anymore.

Explain that you have made a decision to learn to love yourself more and that you need their support.

This one is so important that we created a Facebook group dedicated to women on a journey to better body image!

Have you joined our supportive community yet? CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE BARE BABES LOUNGE NOW!

Factor #5 - Your THOUGHTS about your body

Notice I didn't say your actual body!

Only your thoughts.

That's right, your body image doesn't live in your thighs.

It lives in that big hunk of grey matter bobbling around on your neck!

And trust me when I say, your thighs are the cuter ones in this example.

The good news is, anyone can make improvements to their self-esteem without dieting or exercising.

That's because the thing that really needs to change, isn't your body at all.

I have set aside some time to chat with real women who have questions about improving their body image.

You are invited to reserve your free 30-minute hype session.

When we get to know each other, I will share with you the exact method I use to help women take control of their body image in my studio.

PLUS you will get your very own Bare Babes swag bag as a thank you.

CLICK HERE to get on my calendar!

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