It’s hard to stay accepting when others around you are all into new diets or detoxes. Here are some strategies that can help you from counselors at the Eating Disorder Center in Rockville, Maryland. These include to set boundaries, practice body gratitude, rewrite the stories you have around your body, and practice radical acceptance.
“Radical acceptance means to fully and completely accept reality for what it is,” Cutler said. “This doesn’t mean that we like our current situation, but that we stop fighting against it,” because fighting against it “only creates further suffering.”
The bottom line is:
Just don’t let it stop you from doing anything—whether that’s dating, socializing, taking a trip, buying beautiful clothes, or taking compassionate care of yourself in other ways.