They say you are what you eat, but a more accurate version might be: You are what you think. According to new research, just thinking you’re fat could cause you to pack on the pounds.

If you’re comparing yourself to a stick-thin ideal and feeling bad about your own body, chances are you’ll actually be heavier. The goal? Self-acceptance. It’s easier said than done, but being mentally ready to accept your own body is the first step.

P.S. We know you’re hot.