Happy and healthy
Carrie Hope Fletcher has taken some time on her lunch break to make this video about the importance of being happy and healthy and not worrying about your body size because someone else has said you should. She gets regular messages from followers saying “I hate my body” or “I hate my ass / belly / butt / hips / stomach / thighs / legs” and she wants to address this.
Love yourself! That’s the first thing to do before you even think about losing or gaining weight in order to conform to some kind of media-driven or internet-fuelled expectation of what normal looks like. Normal is what you look like, what your friends look like, what everyone looks like! The people you see on the street are the normal people not the people in magazines and fashion photos. They are the unusual ones – not you. CHF posted her weight as 10lbs recently and tons of people responded saying they were the same weight but thought they were fat. Fat hate, or thinking “I hate my fat body” is something too many people endure even though they are a normal size. Being overweight isn’t healthy – but only a doctor can diagnose that NOT someone commenting on a photo or being mean at school.
Changing your body is so okay as long as it’s a decision driven by you and it doesn’t endanger your health or your happiness. Bodies are beautiful because they come in all shapes and sizes – so embrace your juicy ass or your gangly arms and be happy!