What The Mirror Can’t Tell You

Thought Catalog


The absurd and insanely incorrect notion that skinny equals fit has seemingly found its way into the minds of millions of young beautiful girls who are so much more than their waist size. Every single day, girls are bombarded with pictures of women who have taken on a huge caloric deficit just to maintain a weight that society has deemed beautiful and sexy. They see thigh gaps and bulging collarbones plastering “fitspo” pages on Instagram and Tumblr, conveying the message that to be fit is to be thin.

Naturally thin girls can be judged and looked down upon in the same ways as overweight girls are and suffer from many of the same body image issues as those struggling with their weight. In fact, a study conducted by teen psychologist Barbara Greenberg found that, “80% of teen girls dislike their bodies by the age of 17.” Did you read…

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