So many folks with PCOS struggle with body image. Between being told to “just lose weight” to improve symptoms and dealing with the physical symptoms of PCOS, it may feel impossible to feel at peace with your body. If you can relate to this then you’re going to love today’s episode. I’m joined by body image expert Bri Campos to discuss how you can get started on improving your body image.
In this episode, we discuss:
- How you can work on your body image when doctors constantly recommend weight loss and restricting food.
- Whether it is possible to improve your body image while also trying to lose weight.
- Practical tips for how you can get started with feeling better in your body.
- How diet culture plays a role in body image struggles with PCOS.
Our Favorite Quotes from This Episode:
- [8:10] How you see yourself in your mind is your perception, but it is also the way that you feel about how you see yourself in your mind, the way that you believe that looking like that impacts you, and your behaviors.
- [16:18] So many of the things that lead to people not being kind to themselves don’t actually really have to do with one’s body inherently – it’s about the systems around us, the diet culture, etc.
- [29:26] Instead of just scapegoating your body as the reason you’re uncomfortable, ask yourself what is it you want to feel
Connect with Bri:
Brianna (Bri) Campos, LPC, is a licensed mental health counselor based in New Jersey. As a body image educator and the founder of Body Image With Bri, she’s passionate about all things body image and practices through the lenses of Health at Every Size® and Intuitive Eating. Utilizing a weight-inclusive approach, she combines her clinical skills and lived experience to teach others how to maneuver through their own unique body image journeys.
Body Griever’s Club Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-body-grievers-club/id1514443684?uo=4
Connect with Sam:
Follow Sam on Instagram.
Download her free Intuitive Eating Workbook for PCOS.
Learn more about the Nourished with PCOS Program.
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