Hey guys! Dana here. Yep, I’m still in Italy! But I am thrilled to have one of my amazing friends as a guest blogger for you today – please welcome Meg Doll, from A Dash of Meg! She’s one of my first blogger friends, and we’ve become really close over the past couple months. It’s so fun when internet friends become real people and you actually meet them (whether over skype or in person!) Her story is so inspiring, she’s a great supportive friend, and she’s a fresh-out-of-school Registered Holistic Nutritionist. I’ll be going down that educational path soon too, so I really look up to her! Her blog has delicious recipes, kick a** workouts, inspiring stories, and she’s super funny. And we share a
love obsession for all things eggs, salmon, and avocado. Soo obviously we’re great friends. Here’s Meg!
Hey Real Food With Dana, readers!
My name is Meg and I will be guest posting for Dana today! Some or most of you may not know me, so allow me to introduce myself.
I am the voice behind the blog, A Dash of Meg, which is my area of the blogosphere where I chat about my life as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), real food, and weight lifting.
I am passionate about helping others achieve their health goals through a holistic approach and offer both in-person and online consultations. Some other passions of mine include spending time with my loved ones, travel, cooking, and weight lifting.
When I asked Dana what she would like my to post about today, she requested that I share a recipe (as I share many recipes on my own blog!), but, to be honest, I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen developing recipes lately. So, I have nothing new to share with you.
However, when I continued to think about what I could blog about today, I realized that not only do Dana and I share a passion for eating real food, but we also share a passion for cultivating a positive body image and helping others do the same.
So, instead of a recipe, today I am going to talk about one key step in developing a positive body image.
It sounds so simple because it is, but many of us forget to be grateful for the body we have, take it for granted, and start picking ourselves apart with a negative attitude and negative self talk.
One of my missions in life is to help both men and women to encompass a positive body image full of confidence and self worth and I believe it begins with gratitude.
How to Start Speaking to Yourself with Gratitude
During my schooling to become an RHN, I read a book called Love Your Body by Louise L. Hay, which is a book filled with positive affirmations directed to each part of your body. Literally, every part of your body. From your hair to your nails. Every part of your body deserves gratitude
To start nourishing your own positive body image, begin showing yourself gratitude each day with positive affirmations about your own body.
Instead of looking in the mirror and thinking “my thighs are too big!” I want you to repeat “I am grateful for my thighs. They are strong and help me walk and stand tall with confidence!” to yourself several times throughout the day.
Be grateful for your hands, they allow you to feel soft blankets, warm mugs of tea, and touch your loved ones.
Be grateful for your mouth because it allows you to spread loving messages to the world.
Be grateful for your eyes because it allows you to see the beautiful world around you.
Begin practicing these positive body affirmations on a daily basis and soon you will see a shift in your body image to a more healthy, positive one.
Thanks for having me today, Dana! <3
If you’d like to connect with me or are interested in my holistic nutrition consulting services, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org