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5 Ways Mothers Discourage Healthy Body Image In Girls

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Trying to be a fit and healthy mother are of course difficult endeavors. While the childless 20-something may have endless time to blow at the gym, you have a short window in which to get in your physical activity and those veggies. Healthful foods don’t just cook on their own, there isn’t always the time to go for that jog, and you may snatch a few french fries off of your kids’ plates from time to time.

But while you’re watching that waistline and keeping your calorie consumption in check, be mindful of the children who are watching. Because when it comes to instilling positive body image and self-confidence in your kids, you definitely want to lead by example. So avoid these easy traps for sending mixed messages to your little ones about health, diet, and size.

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