-Call yourself fat or ugly
-Tell yourself that you hate your body
-Google a diet plan
-Purchase a diet book
-Look at another person's body and feel worse about your own
-Let the number on a scale ruin your day
-Purge because you ate too much
-Starve yourself because you want to lose weight
-Restrict carbohydrates before/during a workout in an effort to lose weight
-Bonk during a workout because of intentional inadequate fueling
-Touch yourself somewhere and get upset
-Purchase diet pills for a quick fix
-Overexercise to burn calories
-Have a bad workout and blame it on your weight
And if you want to change your body composition, the purpose for change must have a positive outcome.
There are healthy ways to change your body composition as you become a stronger, fitter, faster and more powerful athlete and then there are a lot of unhealthy ways to just lose weight.
Many times, you are doing exactly what you need to do in making progress with your fitness/body composition or all is going as planned with training and your fueling regime but the moment you compare yourself to someone else or feel frustrated with your body for whatever reason, you extinguish your fire for individual success all at the expense of wanting more than what your body is capable of giving you at this moment in time.
It's likely that you are vulnerable to your body image when you are working out/training in tight clothing and sweating buckets. But if you want to change your body composition, the goal is to gain strength for your body is an athlete's body.
Your amazing body was not designed to model sedentary clothes, but instead, to perform in athletic wear.
You and your body run, do zumba, swim, bike, do yoga, take aerobic classes, walk, chase your kids in the park, rock climb, hike, MTB, play tennis or surf, etc.
Whatever you choose to do for a sport, it's because of your body that you are able to move and experience the amazing rush of endorphins as your heart beats and muscles work.
It's because of your amazing body that you are living the life that you want to live.
And it is because of the food that you provide to your body, it is fueled by nutrients to support all metabolic processes to keep you making fitness gains.
An underfueled athlete will underperform.