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“The only thing that is constant is change.”

– Greek philosopher, Heraclitus 

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This is a wonderful quote for starting a new blog article about how to mentally and emotionally cope with gaining weight or just living life with a curvier body. 

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In today’s world, an increase in the number on the scale can literally mean a death sentence to some of us. This is due to the fact that our weight has become the number one factor that defines our personality, success, attractiveness and even our health. 

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I’m writing this article in order to support you in seeing your weight (gain) from a more feminine perspective, that helps you in stepping into your queenhood and celebrating the body you’ve been given from Mother Nature. 

When we go back to the beginning of the nutrition, weight loss and fitness industries, we can clearly see that these were very male dominated. The leading researchers and industry owners also used to be men. 

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From a psychological perspective, this is very interesting and important for today’s society’s attitude towards food, body weight and health. In psychology, we know there are two psychological archetypes and those are the feminine archetype and the masculine archetype. 

The masculine archetype is described by: Perfectionism, strategy, numbers, systems, organization, motivation, discipline, willpower, fights, strength, goals, purpose and muscles.

The feminine archetype is described by: Creativity, nourishment, pleasure, passion, emotions, beauty, relaxation, harmony, balance, well-being, care, body curves and body fat. 

We all have both feminine and masculine psychology within us. Some of us have more feminine psychology/energy and some of us have more masculine psychology/energy. 

However, when we consider that the nutrition, health and fitness industries were and still are dominated by male leaders, we can clearly see that nowadays’ approach towards eating food, losing weight and being healthy is massively influenced by the male archetype. That doesn’t mean it is bad; it just means that there is a lack of balance between a masculine and feminine approach towards eating, weight and the body. 

The result of this imbalance is that the male approach towards health and nutrition makes people believe that: 

… are the ways to be in optimal health, attractiveness and happiness. 

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Due to this belief, women are taught to fight against their own body and femininity in order to over-emphasize their masculine psychology. So, curves should be transformed into muscles, passion & pleasure should be transformed into discipline and willpower, enjoyment of cooking and eating food should be transformed into calorie counting and meal preparation. 

With this article, I would like to encourage you to see the world of fitness, nutrition and the “ideal body” from a bit of a different perspective. We live in a world that tells us on every social media platform that we are not good enough and that every single pound on our body is a reason to punish and fight ourselves. 

Instead of subscribing to the mentality that the above mentioned factors of the male approach towards health and nutrition are the only ways to be healthy and happy in your body, I would recommend you bring a bit more feminine energy into your approach towards eating food, your health and how you see your body.

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Being healthy, happy and attractive can also be achieved by:

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I hope this article helps you in understanding that on a day-to-day basis, we are exposed to many self-destroying and toxic beliefs that literally brainwash us and make us lose our own wisdom of health, nutrition and the body. 

I hope you can learn that there is, in fact, a different way of viewing and treating your body. 

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All the best,

Christina

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May you are also interested in:

How To Overcome Binge Eating Disorder

Abdominal Weight Gain After Food Restriction And Dieting

Youtube Video About How To Identify With A Bigger Body

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