No more diets and deprivation. Eat the foods you love and have a great body image.
Rethink your body
To get the freedom to live the life you want
The body love version of 'IF'
by Harriet Frew on July 22nd, 2014

IF you can keep your head when all about you 
Are photo-shopping and measuring thigh gaps too
If you can trust your body when others doubt it,
And be understanding of their doubting too
If you can be respectful of your body
And take care with kindness and appreciation everyday
You will achieve more peace and satisfaction.
I think it really is the only way.

If you can feel your feelings and emotions
If you can think your thoughts and stay in tune
Not blocking them or using dissociation;
But treating them as friends to have at home.
If you can bear to trust your inner instincts
Than twist yourself to be what others want
So speaking truth and being your own person
Even when it’s hard to bear the brunt.

If you can love your food and enjoy eating 
And turn away from having to have control
And listen to your body and it’s needing
Ruled no more by weight or size as goals.
If you can really listen to your body
And wonder what it really does desire
So no food ever is forbidden
No need to fight or indulge in body war.

If you can work with change and keep your patience
It does take time; keep hopeful and go on
Hope, desire and willingness for action
Little steps and victories one by one.
If you understand that life’s a journey
With ups and downs and blips along the way
Perfection keeps you locked within a prison
Get up, fall down, embrace the shades of grey.

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No more diets and deprivation. Enjoy food whilst looking good and feeling great about your body shape.