Before you can develop a healthy self-image and lifestyle, you have to understand why you made the shift from self-love to self-loathing in the first place! Self hatred is not natural to us; it is a learned behavior and mindset. As consumers we are exposed to 10.4 hours of media a day. Whether we realize it or not, various media such as TV ads, social media posts, magazine covers, etc., are being stored in our subconscious leaving us with the lasting impression that we aren't "enough." The beauty industry has used this to their advantage in order to cultivate beauty ideals that stress the importance of appearance above all else. As a result, our health and self-value have struggled dramatically.