While it's possible you grew up in an toxic environment, where your mom taught you unhealthy life lessons without caring about the impact they might have, it's also plausible that she had the best of intentions, and just didn't realize the impact these "lessons" might had on your self-esteem — or on your relationship with your body.
"I believe that everyone does their best with the knowledge and resources they have at the time," mental health coach Tiffany Toombs tells Bustle. "Especially with the amount of change between today’s generation and their parents ... moms simply didn’t know any better about the impact they were having on their child’s psyche." It could be your mom was just parroting things she'd learned from her mom, who adopted unhealthy ideas from her mom, and so on.
Whatever the case may be, even if you were taught toxic lessons, it's possible to move past them and heal. "The first step is to have an awareness that this pattern is playing out in your life somewhere and that it is coming from your mom," Toombs says. "The power of self awareness is often downplayed, but is the essential first step in changing any negative pattern."
Here are a few life "lessons" about your body (and really, life in general) that you may have learned from your mom. If they feel toxic to you, then it may be time to adjust your thinking — perhaps with the help of a therapist — so that you can replace these lessons with healthier beliefs of your own.