I caught a good bit of Oprah's show highlighting the book "Women, Food, and God." I agree that people have to look past their physical flaws in order to start whipping their physical image in shape.
I would like to piggyback that the mirror is important because sometimes we wake up one day and do not recognize ourselves. That is when you have to look deeper into the spiritual world. The start is at the mirror!
To go even further, use that camera on the cell phone and snap yourself all the time; at least once everyday! The camera will tell you how others see you.
Sometimes when we are in the mirror, we see beauty inward and/or outward; then we need the camera to verify what we see in ourselves. The camera can capture your mood as well as your image!
So lights . . . Camera . . . Action! (No more comfort foods! Think portion control!)