You’re beautiful just the way you are!

Everyone who loves you will love you just as much no matter how much you weigh. Besides, you don’t get a grand prize for weight loss!
You are a WOMAN! Love your sexy body, your mind and your soul! Be happy and be a vibrant woman!

Here are my tips:

1.  Your time is better spent doing something other than worrying about your figure. Like having brunch with your significant other, finally crossing another book off your reading list, or go shopping with your girlfriends!

2. Food is delicious and meant to be eaten. Do you want to go through life never knowing the pleasure of a cronut (donut made of croissant dough), a donoli (donut filled with cannoli cream), or WONUT (waffle donut)? Don’t forget your exercise but don’t hold your appetite back if food allergies aren’t holding you back!

3. As long as you’re healthy, that’s all that matters. Is your health in jeopardy? Do you need to alter your weight because your doctor told you to? No? Then eat well, exercise and you’re good to go.

4. Don’t worry so much about your weight. Girls spend way too much time thinking about that. Everyone tries to look a cookie-cutter kind of way, and actually the people who look different are the ones who get picked up.

5. Looks are impermanent anyway. Do you want to go through life always wishing you looked different? Or would you rather eagerly await the joys every age has in store for you?

6. Remember that standards for beauty are largely influenced by Hollywood — a place that is INSANE! 

Marianna Szoke /