‼️Long Post 🚨 Disclaimer: If my younger self were to look at this photo, she would probably compare herself with a volatile, critical lens.
Dear Young Mel,
Having body image issues almost feels like a rite of passage as a teenager. Body image issues (that resulted in an eating disorder) were a huge part of my high school and college life. Diet culture and a society obsessed with thinness made me feel like my body wasn’t right. I used “diets” as a way to hide that I was restricting and bingeing. I hated myself because I felt like I didn’t have willpower. ⏩⏩⏩
Years later, I recognized my mindset was the first thing I needed to change if I wanted to love myself, and that happened when I got real about body image and what it means to me.
As you grow up, things will change. Your mindset, body image and lifestyle habits will fluctuate with each and every day. Everyone has insecurities, however, sometimes these insecurities can control the way we live our lives. Sometimes, these insecurities can change our lives entirely. Never allow yourself to fall victim.
✨Choose to be your biggest fan, not your biggest enemy. You are strong, you are beautiful and your strength will last a lifetime if you allow it to. Aspire to become the healthiest version of yourself, and happiness will follow suit.💫
An older, remorseful girl💜