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How to Love Your Body by Embracing Your Curves

Updated on October 4, 2014
Love yourself
Love yourself

"To Thine Own Self Be True"

Pressure from society, peers and relationships can make you feel as if you are not fit enough to be there but always remember that if you do not love yourself, than nobody else will!

Embrace your curves, love your body and feel good about who you are.

Easier said than done?

Perhaps.....but it can be done and you will feel great!

The Mona Lisa was considered to have something mysterious that captivated men
The Mona Lisa was considered to have something mysterious that captivated men
A perfect 10 was once the body to beat
A perfect 10 was once the body to beat
Skin and bones not so attractive
Skin and bones not so attractive

What is the perfect figure and why should we follow what is shown in magazines or in the movies?

Magazine's are edited and the models blemishes and cellulite are taken away in order to sell products.

Movie stars are also edited and only now with HD television can you see their flaws.

In the 16th to 18th centuries, fat women were found to be the most attractive and in Egypt it meant a sign of wealth.

Later the perfect "10" was the size to be and then a "6" which is not very realistic for women who do not have plastic surgery, personal trainers and health meals designed by personal dietitians.

Today it is about being comfortable and even Hollywood has moved away from wafer thin to curvy.

Being fat is not comfortable or healthy and although you can still look good, you don't always feel so but it is easy to love your body if you are motivated enough to do so.

Large women who have surpassed their youthful weight have given up on the idea of being able to get back to a comfortable size and instead hide their bodies in drapes that make them feel down and look twice their size.

Thin women with no shape are also trying to hide their bodies under oversized clothing.


Learn to Love Yourself.

Accentuate the good parts and avoid wearing tent size dresses to cover up.

Dieting is not easy but don't be unrealistic and put into your mind that you can go down a size and feel great!

Once you have that feeling again it will be easier to get yourself back on track and you will learn to love your body.

Take a good look at yourself in the mirror and concentrate on the parts of you that you think are your best assets.

Once you have established what that is, emphasise it when you get dressed.

A small waist; make it known. Good legs than wear shorter skirts!

If you feel that there is nothing on your body that you like....look again because you might have great eyes, a beautiful smile, lovely hair or cleavage. Use it to your advantage because Everyone has something great on their bodies.


The Kardashan family
The Kardashan family
Beyonce known for her curves
Beyonce known for her curves
Eva Mendez is known for her curvacious body
Eva Mendez is known for her curvacious body

Curves in the Right Places.

Shapely women are the future! Take a look at the Kardashian family and you will notice that they do not have perfect "10" bodies but get away with wearing anything because they emphasise their assets.

Curves are sexy and that thin, skrawny (I throw up after a meal) look is a thing of the past.

Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Eva Mendez all look great because they feel great and have the confidence to carry themselves off.

Kate Moss was once an underweight model who has now developed curves in all the right places.

If you feel that your curves are not where they should be than put on your make- up, get your hair done, find a good outfit to accentuate the good and get yourself down a dress size!

Don't make it something that has to be done immediately but think of it as a long term plan to get yourself back on the "feeling good" path.

Confidence.

Loving yourself means that others will love you too!

Be positive and when you take a look in the mirror and see the good in your body than you will have the confidence to get dressed and look great, no matter what your size.

Once you have that confidence and you have your head held high than others will notice the change and compliments will start rolling in.

Take those to heart, love your body, your curves and start living your life!

© 2013 Natasha Pelati

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    • Tashaonthetown profile imageAUTHOR

      Natasha Pelati 

      5 years ago from South Africa

      Exercise is fantastic once you get into it. It makes you feel motivated and good.

      It's horrifying to know that a lot of the mothers are responsible for their teenage daughters demise and I was going to do an article about that and the plastic surgery on children but I won't give them attention!

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Well, I still use a scale, but it is true what they say: it's how your clothes fit. I know many, many women who have tossed out the scale. I probably will eventually, but need it to check my progress. I've put myself on a regular exercise regimen, in order to get back into a healthy weight zone. I'm loving the exercise and the results!

      What I really wish is for our society to stop sending messages to us about what is 'beautiful'. It has such devastating results and is now infiltrating girls at younger and younger ages b/c their mothers are fixated on this and are horrible role models!

    • Tashaonthetown profile imageAUTHOR

      Natasha Pelati 

      5 years ago from South Africa

      I don't even use my scale anymore it's demotivating! And I have realised that nobody but you can make a difference. Thanks for reading!

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      What an awesome hub! I salute you bringing this subject into the light. I've been trying to remind myself about all of the photo tricks used to enhance models in mags. I recently watched a bio on Anna Nicole, the voluptuous playboy centerfold and was surprised to learn that she was 6 ft tall and very curvy. She really was quite beautiful, except her emotional state was so off kilter.

      Lately, I've been working out and losing some weight. I've learned that it's very important to love your body and love yourself without any outside motivators. Loved the hub-Up/A/U sharing.

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