Ella Fitzgerald sang it best: “Summertime and the living is easy…”

And yet, summer can also become fraught with our food and weight issues. Especially the thief and terrorist disguised as our body image.

With the heat and the shorts and the pool parties, our internal dialogue can get really loud really fast and take us really far away from our overall goals of freedom. And while I can (and will) talk volumes about body appreciation and body acceptance, there is one thing we so overlook when our body image thoughts start to roar: How’s your food and food behavior?

The thief and terrorist we call body image loves to take advantage of you anywhere it can – and so if you are not living in integrity when it comes to food, you can be certain that the voices of negative body image will be louder than you want them to be. Give them an inch and they will take a mile. In short: how can you expect to love your body when you’re not doing loving things to your body? The amazing truth is that your louder thoughts will quiet down when you take different and better care of your recovery.

So, Buddies, I will pinky swear this to you – I promise I will talk more about how to hate your body less and how to accept it more in the coming months. In return, I want you to do a little almost-summer-spot-check of your food and food behaviors. Put the energy that your spending on your body to ensure that your food is as close to plan as possible.

The bottom line, Buddies; if you’re harming your body, it’s very hard to feel positive in your body. As we say at Beacon – food first – let’s work to have your food and food behaviors as full of love and integrity as possible.

And if you’re into healing your body image issues, (and you’re really into FUN), then you  may want to join me this summer August 24-26 at SOUL CAMP – a transformative sleep away camp for adults where I will be teaching on this exact topic! For more info click here – and use code BEACON for $100 off your tuition. Yay!!

And in the name of achieving all of your goals: Do you or someone you love need help, guidance and support with your struggles with food and weight? If you do, we’ve got you! Get in touch to schedule a 20 minute strategy session with me. Beacon can help in all sorts of ways – including our new E-SERVICES for those of you outside the NYC metropolitan area. And always stay in touch – your Beacon team wants to know what’s up!  Shoot us an email and let us know all the things! 

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