You can think yourself slim

The correlation between how you perceive yourself and your reality are more intertwined than you thought.

Gillian Berner 0
asian woman looking at mirror in bed

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Just say no to bad body image — you’ll avoid getting caught in the downward spiral of self-fulfilling prophecy. Norwegian researchers observed that teens of normal weight who saw themselves as “fat” were far more likely to become overweight as adults.

Bottom line: Go easy on yourself. The stress associated with setting unrealistic goals could contribute to weight gain.

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