Think You Look Really Gross in a Swimsuit?

How to love your body, and solve your fat problem.
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Think You Look Really Gross in a Swimsuit?

How to love your body, and solve your fat problem.

-Jane Farrell

Woman measuring her body

We’re well into pool and beach season, but it may not be working out for you quite the way you’d hoped. The 15 pounds you wanted to lose actually totaled 5, or you went to the beach last weekend, and every woman there looked sexier than you, even the ones who weren’t wearing bikinis.

In other words, autumn can’t come fast enough. And in the meantime, your summer is not looking like a whole lot of fun.

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Clinical psychologist Lavinia Rodriguez says unrealistic goals and images often guarantee that women will have a miserable summer, just when they should be having the most fun.

“Too many women spend the summer obsessing over the way they look—or more accurately, the way they think they look,” says Rodriguez, author of Mind Over Fat Matters: Conquering Psychological Barriers to Weight Management. “It’s a real shame. Instead of enjoying this wonderful time of the year, they waste it on self-conscious, frustrating, self-defeating thoughts about body image.”

Instead, Rodriguez says, think positive – remember that you’ve got the rest of the summer, and beyond, to work on your weight issues. While you’re doing that, Rodriguez suggests three simple ways to keep in the weight-loss game:


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0 thoughts on “Think You Look Really Gross in a Swimsuit?

  1. Fashionista says:

    These are good tips, and positive thinking really does do wonders for your body image. Every woman should have fun in the summer, and that includes when they’re on the beach wearing a bathing suit! Remember, no one cares as much as you do about your body and its little imperfections.

  2. mothermeryl says:

    Yes, you never look as bad as you think you do. Practically every woman has a tummy.

  3. uptowngirl says:

    It’s really tough to keep these things in mind when you hit the beach, but it’s sooo important!

  4. Addie says:

    Okay…I would add that you find a cover up that you feel comfy in…a swimsuit…whatever, something you love and fits and then have fun….Stop focusing on yourself…focus on having a great time

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