Hey, do you know 42 percent of first- to third-grade girls want to lose weight, and 81 percent of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. And they force themselves to eat less than normal to lose weight and therefore some of them suffer from eating disorder.
That’s what Liza Golden-Bhojwani, a former model, did before when she was at the start of her career in 2012. At that time, she just had very low cal meals (about 20 pieces of steamed edamame as far as she could remember). But she felt really bad about herself and decided eat a little bit more. “I’ll just eat a little bit more so I don’t feel so horrible,” she wrote. She began to get weight and received much criticism, and lost many shows because people are so into skinny models at that time.
After many years, she moved to India with her husband where she finally realized that she should never fight against her own body. “Why am I fighting against my body?” she wrote in her Instagram. “And that’s what I did, slowly, slowly I was coming into my true body form. My natural self, not my forced self. … It is mine, and my soul is happy.
“Maybe I was made to share this story and spread the message of body love to all the women out there struggling.” Finally, the girl who once forced herself to have only 500 calories a day is brave enough to ‘say eff your beauty standards’. We know we still have a long way to fight, but we have to be brave and keep those inspiring stories in mind.
Written by: Kay Kwok
Source: psychcentral, metro