Average size mannequin with average size woman.
The problem, in one picture.
I never realized until seeing this picture that my interpretation of an average size woman has become REALLY SKEWED oh my god I wanna cry
This reminds me of something Portia de Rossi said in an interview. When she was anorexic she would compare her measurements to that of a mannequin:
"It occurred to me to measure the mannequins and to measure myself against them and try to be as small as them, and believe it or not, I don’t think I ever was. That just shows you how crazy these images are that we’re given as women."
At her lowest weight she was 82 pounds.
There’s a part in all of us that’s scared and not sure. And when you get the ability to see that in yourself, you start to see that everyone is fighting, every day, just like Finn said. So, instead of saying, ”You’re fat and you’re ugly…” I’m gonna say, “You are the person who helped your mum out, “Who saved your best mate who lives with an illness but keeps on going.” Me… I did all that.
“You are worth more than who you fuck. You are worth more than a waistline. You are worth more than beer bottles displayed like drunken artifacts. You are worth more than any naked body could proclaim in the shadows, more than a man’s whim or your father’s mistake. You are no less valuable as size 16 than a size 4. You are no less valuable as a 32 A than a 36 C.” [x]
It’s not even so much about “earning” it, it’s about trying to reduce the emotional connections to food. You don’t HAVE to earn a piece of chocolate. If you want a piece, have one. For me I found attaching this idea that I had to “earn” food made me binge more. Food is food, it shouldn’t be a reward system. It should just be enjoyed for what it is, the healthy and the not so healthy
1. 1200 calories is not enough for anyone per day. Period.
2. Skinny does not necessarily = healthy. Health and fitness does not have a designated look.
3. Don’t send hate mail. Ever. At all. Use your words like big boys and girls and have adult conversations or say nothing at all.
Jeanne Ray (via shetakesflight)
When you find yourself at the fridge when you aren’t hungry, ask yourself ‘why do I want to eat? What am I feeling?’
If you aren’t sure think back to what was happening before you felt the urge. Then ask yourself if there is another way you can feel better without food. Or you could chat to your urge to eat, telling it that you aren’t actually hungry and it’s merely a learned response. Whatever strategy you choose, the more often you break the ‘eating when you’re not hungry’ habit, the weaker its hold becomes."