The advice being given out by NEDA fits any of us:
Things to Do During National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (or Anytime!)There are more great tips in the PDF linked above. I am challenging myself, and inviting any of you to join me. Find one thing that you do that is negative to your body. Take a close look at it, and write about it. Decide if this is tied to an emotional response, or is a physical need. Think about ways to address it that avoid further demeaning yourself. Look for the positive in your body and yourself. We have a country full of people with disorder relationships to food. It is time to really address that, and take the morality out of food.
Sign the National Eating Disorders Association’s Declaration of Independence from a Weight-Obsessed World to free yourself from the three D’s: Dieting, Drive for Thinness, and Body Dissatisfaction.
Consciously choose to avoid making comments about other people or yourself on the basis of body size or shape.
Throw out all of the diet products in your house.
Remind yourself and others that It’s What’s Inside That Counts!