How much time do you spending thinking about your body and appearance? Do you ever compare your physical appearance to others around you and to those in the media? Do you try to change your diet or exercise routines in an effort to lose weight? When it comes to body image, there are so many different factors that influence how you think about your body shape and size. The messages that we receive about how are bodies are “supposed to” look are often internalized and lead us to believe that our bodies need to be fixed. In this workshop, we’ll explore what led us to think this way about our bodies and how we can work towards moving beyond current societal norms that idealize certain sizes and appearances over others. In a supportive environment, we’ll consider ways to challenge these harmful messages in our culture in order to improve our body image.
Jamie Dannenberg, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian at Metrowest Nutrition in Newton and Framingham. She uses a non-diet and Health at Every Size® (HAES) approach in her clinical practice, and helps her clients heal their relationships with food and their bodies, to allow for a better connection and relationship to themselves.