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Beck Jackson, thanks for sharing your words on how you learned to love your body!

 

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I went through a stage when I was 17 like most girls do at some point in their lives where I idolised other women’s bodies.⠀⠀⠀⠀

Miranda Kerr was someone I really looked up to, she seemed perfect to me - she is the exact same height as I am and I became so obsessed with her that I found her exact weight somewhere on the Internet and basically starved myself until I reached it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

 

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I was under the impression that this would give me the perfect body I was after, but I was so wrong.
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I became so skinny and underweight that my hip and rib bones would stick out, I was a small size 6, and I religiously tracked every calorie I ate on my fitness pal - it basically consumed my life.
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I didn’t understand back then, and a lot of young girls still don’t understand now that everyone’s body is different.

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Everyone carries fat differently, everyone carries muscle differently, your bones might be bigger or smaller than someone else, you might naturally have a big booty or a flat stomach, and this is why it was so stupid of me to try and change my body to look like Miranda Kerr’s, because she has a completely different body to me, I was fighting a losing battle - this is also why it’s stupid to idolise other peoples bodies and see them as “goals”, because there is a very slim chance you will ever actually be happy with yourself and achieve that body shape that you see as “#goals”.
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Instead, strive to be the best version of YOURSELF, because why would you want to look like someone else?

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Eat healthy and exercise, the goal you should have in mind is a healthy fit you, not someone else’s body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

It’s a difficult mindset to get out of when we are consumed with other peoples lives on social media, believe me, but if you can talk yourself out of those negative thoughts your life will be so much more balanced and so much less stressful. 

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