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  1. saine13 says:

    The ‘best you can be’ is different for everyone and a muscular body from exercise only stays there for as long as you keep exercising or those pumped up muscles can quickly turn to flab. Foodwise it would be a boring world if we always ate only what was supposedly good for us.

  2. chemit1 says:

    When I decided to fix my relationship with food and stop promoting fitsperation and being obsessed with looking like a fitness model… a lot of people unfollowed me on IG (which is fine because I unfollowed all the fitspertation people in an attempt to stop exposing myself to it), but a lot of people also bashed me for giving up, or not being committed. It`s really sad that people are so negative towards someone who wants to change, I never claimed that lifestyle was wrong, I simply stated that I was unhealthy mentally and needed to change my life to fix it. At first those comments made me feel bad about myself but eventually it inspired me to follow all different types of people. My IG is no longer full of pictures of the body I want, now it`s full off diversity. Different people, with different interests… I follow people that have a passion for something even if their passion doesn’t interest me that much. We are all different, we shouldn`t be shaming each other because of it, it is what makes us beautiful and interesting and we should celebrate that. Great post Glenys 🙂

    • GlenysO says:

      It’s so telling that a lot of those folks needed YOU to keep on with fitsperation in order to validate THEIR efforts! What does that tell us – maybe that what they are doing is not for themselves but for others? I love the organization beautyredefined.org because their message is basically “You are capable of more than being looked at.” So I think people working on their bodies is a totally valid pursuit if that person really enjoys it and doesn’t have that expectation for anyone else – and doesn’t depend on the approval for others as part of the outcome. Because needing the approval of others is such a bottomless pit of despair! Thanks for reading as always!

  3. Amen! I am so glad I found your blog. Every post is insightful and inspiring. Thank you!

  4. jodietitian says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this post….I need to share it because I could not have said it any better. Thank you!

  5. jodietitian says:

    Reblogged this on Joanne Arena MS, RD and commented:
    another great post about body image that will really make you reflect….thanks GLENYSO!

  6. So happy to find your blog today and then find this. These Health Police are everywhere; they always show up with their health moralizing when someone tries to send a message about life being about more than perfecting a body or a diet. I shouldn’t judge but I do, because it is harmful and the shaming isn’t helping anyone with anything. It seems like eating “healthy” foods and exercising has started to fill the void of religion for some people. But unlike religion, this pursuit has no substance, no kindness, no real meaning. It’s just an empty thing to righteously cling to, until it falls apart.

    • GlenysO says:

      I couldn’t agree more! The health moralizing, the body-shaming – it all has to do with trying to control a population. If we feel good about ourselves, who will fuel the $60 billion diet industry? Or the entire beauty industry for that matter. I’m looking forward to reading your blog as well! Thanks to Diaries of a Recovering Diet Addict for pointing you out – the Liebster Award in action!

  7. Asha Maria says:

    I just found this blog today and it has been really helpful. I am naturally lean and tall but had eating disorders and continue to have body dysmorphia despite generally feeling positive about my shape most days. This post reminds me of the day I got over masking myself constantly with makeup and hair styling…I looked in the mirror and just thought, meh I’d rather be reading right now. I still like to wear makeup but it’s not a priority. Your blog is sensible, supportive and helpful. Thanks for your work.

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