The aim in eating disorder recovery is to make body image less important, not make people love their bodies more, a thought provoking quote to illustrate, its time to be more kind on ourselves:
"For some reason, we are truly convinced that if we criticise ourselves, the criticism will lead to change. If we are harsh, we believe we will end up being kind. If we shame ourselves, we believe we will end up loving ourselves. It has never been true, not for a moment, that shame leads to love. Only love leads to love" - Geneen Roth
Thank you to the Australian Centre for Eating Disorders for inclusion of this quote as part of their Eating Disorder Essentials Training.