Thinspo, or "thinspiration" is a notion with the goal of idealizing thinness and diet culture over one's whole self, when in reality, you are inspirational and all sorts of wonderful because of who you are. You may exist within your body, but it idoes not define you. All body shapes and sizes are beautiful, thigh gaps and visible hip bones or not; it really doesn't matter. Your beauty shines from the inside out and you deserve to honor the light you bring to this world.
Ask away, beautiful!
Submit it out
- Roald Dahl (via flowering-happiness)
You cannot measure an eating disorder. Your BMI can be overweight and you can still have an ED or distorted eating habits. You will never lose enough weight to satisfy an eating disorder because even a -400 lbs on a scale wouldn’t be enough.
You deserve to be proud of your body and its shape and different textures and all that it does. You deserve to eat a general minimum of 2,000 calories each day. You deserve to exist and love all that you are.
Eating disorders are tricky and I absolutely am not a professional and cannot diagnose, but it seems like you are rationalizing the distorted behaviors by using your feelings around weight, and that flags ED thinking. NO matter what, you deserve to reach out and make sure your body is healthy in all of its totality, not just weight.
You deserve to love yourself.
oh my gosh you just made my night! these messages always help lift me up. I was just getting major anxiety because I felt like a ate too much but this really helped me wow wow <3
Hi hi hi thank you so much for reaching out and being so kind!
I’ve spent some time working with that age group and generally what I go to is saying that bodies are beautiful in every capacity and modeling that behavior by keeping a positive self-image especially around them. I’ve tried to contend the idea that there is only one type of beautiful, like asking, “well, what’s your favorite thing about your best friend” because it’s 100% of the time not a physical attribute.
The best way to make a difference in the world is to start with yourself and being good to your body as well.