Here’s the honest truth: It can be hard to love your body–flaws and all–on some days.
Contrary to the body positivity movement that is so rampant on social media, you are allowed to get frustrated at your FUPA (fat in the upper pubic area), your less-than-clear skin, your lack of curves, or whatever it is that makes you feel like you don’t fit into society’s ideal standard of beauty.
So what then?
Enter body neutrality, the antithesis to the body positivity movement. The term has been around since 2015, and was popularised by Anne Poirier, an intuitive eating coach, body confidence coach and eating disorder specialist.
The concept is simple: Accept your body for what it is, and focus on what it can do. And as health and wellness experts have pointed out, this mindfulness can help you stop pegging your self-worth to your appearance.
Ahead we distil the points you need to know about this movement.