Meet the voices behind the movement.
I’m introducing you to new voices for a very personal view on why we need Body Kindness®.
Leslie – Growing Self Compassion and Happiness
“It’s so common to be at war with your body that people just think it’s normal.” Learn how Leslie struggled with Body Kindness® and why her courage to grow self-compassion and self-acceptance led her to better health and happiness. Plus she shares why it’s a problem that weight equates to health in our culture and how she’s trying to break the cycle of body shame for her daughter and all our children.
Kate – Challenging that Negative Voice
This #BodyKindness full length story video features an amazing friend, mom, and former client Kate Dart Volzer. Kate is an example of how you can create a better life when you put in the effort and keep going toward happiness. I know Kate takes great pride and comfort in knowing her story resonates with others. THANK YOU KATE for being a brave badass every step of the way — including doing this video.
More stories will be released soon, but until then here’s a full video with their collective voices.
If this video speaks to you, share it. Let others know how you feel and why it matters to you.
I care deeply about each and every one of these people who agreed to talk on camera with filmmaker Kerith Lemon. I was not there for the taping, but I watched every second of film – about 11 hours!
What amazed me the most was that despite the differences among the group – age, race, gender, weight, and life experiences – they shared sentiments about how difficult it can be to love and respect your body in a culture that constantly says you should be striving to lose weight.
In fact, the more video I watched the more I realized they were saying the same things. Look for more videos to come around the topics of family, size diversity, and enjoying a happy, healthy life.
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Why We Need Body Kindness®
I think the videos say it all, but a few stats never hurt. Here are five mind-blowing stats that just begin to scratch the surface.
- 97% of women will tell themselves at least “I hate my body” comment each day.
- Calorie restriction linked to decreased metabolic rate, loss of lean body mass, decreased sexual interest, and changes in brain chemistry that lead to intense food cravings, and many other not-so-sexy side effects.
- 35% of “normal dieters” progress to pathological dieting. Of those, 20-25% progress to partial or full-syndrome eating disorders.
- 80% of all 10 year olds afraid of being fat.
- 69% of elementary school girls say magazine images influence their concept of ideal body shape.
Read More Studies
If you’re a researchy, sciency type – good! (Me too) Check out the research compilation at Dietitians for Body Confidence (#RD4BC), a free website and bi-monthly e-mail I co-founded with my good friend (and original Body Kindness® voice in my videos and book) Leslie Schilling.
Watch More Videos
Check out my Body Kindness® playlist for YouTube.