Stop dieting! People who diet tend to regain more weight. Focus on being healthy, not skinny!
Accept that no one body shape or size is right for everybody. Healthy and happy people come in all shapes and sizes!
Be wise! Question the motives of advertisers who use unrealistic images to sell a product.
Listen to your body! Know when you are full and when you are hungry. Be sure to balance eating with exercise.
Like yourself! Focus on your strong points.
For information on preventing weight-related issues, contact:
Nutrition Services, Thunder Bay District Health Unit
(807) 625-5968 or 1-888-294-6630
Karen Degagne, St. Joseph’s Care Group
Regional Outreach Eating Disorders Program
(807) 343-2400 ext. 2675
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