Friday, November 19, 2010

You ARE Beautiful

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I am SICK of receiving advertisements about new diet pills and sauna belts; of most of my girlfriends complaining about their bodies and trying to put themselves on restrictive diets; of my parent trying out each new fad and constantly counting calories; and of the media making your body a primary issue. I am also fed up of unsolicited advice on my body weight. I'm not saying I'm not guilty of dieting, cribbing or obsessing- just suggesting that its time we moved on to healthier and more fun obsessions. But this is dedicated to all those people who have ever deprived themselves, had body image issues or suffered from any eating disorder.

firstly, your body weight is not up for discussion unless YOU want it to be, and bring it up. So smile and tell those pompous people who try to tell you how much weight you need to lose/put on, to bugger off and mind their own business. Secondly, its absolutely normal to worry about the way you look. (hullo, whats fashion all about?) But you work with what you have, be proud of it and work your outfit.
FOOD. I dont believe in restrictive diets. I've been on one and I have never felt so weak, dazed and terrible in my life. It fogged up my brain and took away all my energy and turned my into a dizzy but cranky bitch. Point? Don't ignore what your body needs and appreciate that different body types are perfectly okay and only you need to accept yourself. Life is too short to give up those little pleasures to conform to somebody else's idea of a perfect body.
What do you think of this excessively talked about issue? Have you struggled in this aspect?


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