How to Practice Body Positivity

Following the latest lockdown update, Google searches for Australian Youtuber, Chloe Ting, and high intensity interval training programmes have risen dramatically. And in an Insta-perfect world where we cannot help but compare our body’s to supermodels like Kendall Jenner (who has a private chef and gym access BTW) it’s easy to see why that ‘summer bod’ has been switched to “pending”. This new found need to get in shape - whatever that may mean - can be recognised through the negative tweets, comments and memes shared by women across the UK. Now we’re not suggesting that exercise or ‘getting in shape’ isn’t a good way to embrace your body or boost body confidence - it is. But the obsessive nature driving women to desire unrealistic body image is an undeniable problem and suggests that there’s a greater importance when it comes to spreading body positivity. But what is body positivity and how does one have a positive body image?

We hear you, doll. Teaching you how to practice body positivity, whether that’s through repeating positive affirmations or transforming your feed with body positive instagram accounts, this guide is about to boost your body confidence for good. With tips on how to practice body positivity and self-confidence as well as lift your self-esteem, this is the only thing you need to hear right now. Because girl, you survived an effing pandemic, be kind to yourself. 

1. Body Positivity Quotes

In an attempt to let go of impossible body and beauty standards (thanks for that, Insta), body positivity quotes can be an effective way to guide you towards total body acceptance. If you feel as if you’re constantly striving to achieve those bikini bodies - which you already have - then body positivity quotes can really help. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some of our go-to quotes to help ditch unrealistic expectations and practice real self-love.

"We’ve forgotten what a regular body looks like. There are people out there who are struggling, and I’m struggling, and it’s okay to come to terms with realising it’s going to be a bit of a journey." - Chrissy Tegan

"Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like." - Emma Watson

“Speak to your body in a loving way. It’s the only one you’ve got, it’s your home, and it deserves your respect.” —Iskra Lawrence

“Beauty is the enemy. We try to conquer not feeling beautiful all our lives. It’s a battle that can’t be won. There’s no definition of beauty. The only way to achieve beauty is to feel it from inside without breaking down into individual physical attributes.” — Miley Cyrus

Write out your favourite body positivity quotes and repeat as and when you need it. Trust us, it works!

2. Body Positive Affirmations

If memos from your fave celebs simply aren’t cutting it for you, then body positive affirmations can may help. Affirmations work by challenging that negative inner dialogue that we all fall victim of. Repeating affirmations often encourage you to start believing them, thus allowing you to make more positive changes in your life. Here are a few of our go-to body positive affirmations.

I am thankful for my body and everything it does for me.

My body is beautiful.

I am strong and capable of anything.

My self-worth does not depend upon my appearance.

All women are beautiful, including myself.

With each day I accept who I am more and more.

I love myself.

For maximum results, repeat every morning and evening! And remember, they only work when you finally start to believe them! You’ve got this.

3. Follow More Body Positive Instagram Accounts

Whilst we’re all guilty of wanting to keep tabs on the hottest celebs and influencers, following more body positive influencers can help reset your ideologies and allow yourself to accept yourself for who you are. Though the body positivity movement has led to many brands being more inclusive, there is still a long long way to go. With filters, photo editing apps and more, what we often see on Insta is usually a modified version of reality. However, there are still so many unapologetically body confident women who remain committed to sharing real bodies. Here are our favourite body positive influencers for you to follow RN.


Bikini babe and content queen, @karinairby is the ultimate body positive influencer you need to be following. Sharing totally raw posts and unfiltered shots, be sure to level up your feed with next level realness.


Living for body acceptance, @sophthickfitness is the ultimate babe you need to be following RN.


Showing you how it’s done, if you’re looking for a reminder of what real beauty looks like, @saggysara is your go-to.


Body image and self-love advocate, @stephanieyeboah is about to transform your feed with all kinds of body positivity.


After losing both legs, Paralympic and 3X gold medalist, @amypurdygurl is defo one you need to be following. 

Now you know how to practice body positivity, why not grab a fire ‘fit that speaks you and show off that bangin’ body? Whether it’s June 21st or not, your journey to body confidence starts today, girl. Shop everything from New In to our Most Wanted and prepare to look and feel incredible! We LOVE sharing our global network of babes to our feed, so don’t forget to snap a pic for the ‘gram and use the #luxegal for a chance to be featured on our page.

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