Body-Love: Confident and Sexy From the Inside Out

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Do you love your body? Do you feel confident and sexy when you go on a date? No? You’re not alone. Holistic Health Coach, Nina Manolson to the rescue!

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Confidence is sexy and attractive. But so many women don’t feel confident and sexy in their body because they are at war with their body. In this episode of Last First Date Radio, I spoke with Holistic Heath Coach, Nina Manolson, about how to truly feel confident and sexy from the inside out. We looked at her special map that helps women move from body-hate to body-love.

Nina Manolson, MA, helps women over 40 end their war with food and make peace with their body. She is a Certified Psychology of Eating Coach and Holistic Health Coach. Nina works with women who want to create a healthy, positive relationship with themselves. She specializes in helping smart women who already know what they “should” be doing to feel their best. They’ve tried many ways of feeling good in their body, and are still challenged to make healthy living choices happen consistently and sustainably in their busy life

Highlights below for episode #269: Body Love: Confident and Sexy From the Inside Out.

 

Body-Love: Confident and Sexy From the Inside Out

Why do so many women not feel good about their bodies?

It’s layers and layers of our culture saying women should look a certain way in order to be acceptable and valued. They believe that the only way to be valued is to look like that woman on the billboard. Our culture perpetuates it by putting people on diets. You believe something is wrong with you if you don’t fit into that mold.

The mold was created to make money. We’ve been conditioned to think we’re supposed to be a certain size, weight, and look. We think, “My body is a project and I have to do something about it”.

There are two specific phases that women go through:

Body-hate: Something’s wrong with me. My butt and thighs are too big. I don’t want to deal with my body.

Body-Management: I’d better go to the gym, go on a diet, I don’t feel in control. I’d better get into control.

It’s painful and it doesn’t have to be that way. Step into your body confidence and say, “I am fine in the body I have.”

For many years, I was in body-hate, and thought I could get myself into body-love by years of dieting. 95% of all diets don’t work. People gain back all the weight after 5 years.

 

Tell us about the map you created to help women love their bodies (and feel confident and sexy).

I’ve created a map to help you step out of the dissatisfaction of body-hate and body-management and create a healthy and positive relationship with your body.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ You can get a copy at http://Ninamanolson.com/map

You have to move through the phases. You need body awareness. That’s where you start to tap into what are you feeling and needing.

Instead of “I can’t stand this part of me” you observe without judgment. 

In that place of body awareness, you become body current. That helps you become more confident. I’m not trying to get the body I had in college or the ‘perfect’ body to go on that date and meet the right guy. Nor am I waiting to have the perfect body for that party or wedding. Instead, I live in the now body.

Feeling at ease in the body you have now means you have to step out of the box of fixing it. Work from the inside out. Tune into what your body needs. More sleep? More play? More protein? 

You develop your own nourishment menu. You move into a place of body-ease. You’re nice to yourself. You listen to when you’re full or hungry.

The more we can be in the place of body-ease and experience more pleasure in our body, the more we drift into body-love. Women who have this level of confidence exude sensuality no matter their size.

What are some specific ways we can put this approach into real life?

One simple way to connect to yourself in a different way around food is to try on this phrase, “What nourishes me right now?” Play with that and notice what comes up. 

If you want to dive into it more, look at the map. And if this resonates with you, reach out to me at. I work individually, in groups, and offer programs. I have a 28-day program coming up in October called the Nourishing Woman. You can reach me at Nina@NinaManolson.com.


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