“There has been a widespread presumption that making people feel bad about their body, weight, or shape will motivate them to engage in healthier behaviors, like eating well or exercising more. … However, a number of scientific findings challenge this intuitive notion that identifying problems with our bodies or weight is a key motivator for improving our health.”
Psychologist Dr Danielle Keenan-Miller shares some insights about some drawbacks of using self-criticism as a motivator in this article on why the way we talk about weight matters. Check out the blog here: https://tinyurl.com/y8hzz68k
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