Body image distortion is totally real and incredibly distressing. If this resonates with you, I hear you and validate your experience. If you’re struggling with this at the moment, please consider:
Whatever you see in the mirror is good enough; it will get you through your day and into the next.
What won’t get you through the day is pretending that your body is lying to you:
Pretending it’s not hungry when it sends you cues it needs to be nourished
Dismissing it’s requests for rest
Refusing to believe it’s not comfortable in ill-fitting clothes
Denying your body’s request for water
Ignoring the feeling of being light-headed when you stand up
Trusting your body is really hard, and it’s a practice that will develop as your relationship with it develops. Give it a try: what is your body telling you right now?
Building a relationship with your body, based on trust and respect, is a journey. It's an investment of both time and energy. However, it will, with out a doubt, pay off. Go for it.