NutriNews Issue 7 2017 - Page 21

The ‘perfect body’ cannot be interpreted by what media defines it to be. A rock-hard six-pack does not directly translate to a healthy individual. The strive to losing weight should be founded in building self-esteem, strengthening mental vigor, and improving physical health. If this foundation is lost in the process through any method of losing weight, an opposite outcome can result where physical, mental, or emotional status can be exacerbated. If we remove the countless and often overwhelming external inputs that surround us, perhaps the definition of the ‘perfect body’ becomes more simple. We will allow ourselves to reflect and shift our focus to what is primarily most important to us; that is achieving the best version of ourselves instead of being moulded into society’s skewed definition of beauty. In this endeavour, our attainment of ‘perfection’ resembles ‘wholeness’ whereby we are not affixed on the physical image perfection but rather aim to achieve perfection in balancing physical and mental well- being. Issue 3 | Nutrition of Everything | 15