Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Body Image

Hey Lovelies, hope your all alright, today I'm going to do a bit of a different post today on body image.
All images are from Google.

Everywhere we see in magazine, on TV, social media it is the normal that you need to be skinny and I don't think it's right, we can't all be skinny. I am healthy weight but on my stomach it's never been as skinny or as flat as I wanted and I've been extremely insecure for a long time and being called fat never helped. I came to the realisation that I just need to try to accept it, I've tried exercising, not eating as much and eating healthier before but it doesn't make much of a difference, it's just my shape and size I don't think I'm going to be able to be skinny.

Now a days there is so many young people with low self esteem or confidence if they aren't skinny and more having eating disorders because of magazine, celebrities and the media and we shouldn't be in that sort of society. We should be accepted no matter what our size! 

Meghan Trainor's All About That Base is an inspiring and good song saying about size and it doesn't matter. Adele has always said she is fine with her size and she wouldn't be skinny. I think there needs to be more advocates of different sizes telling young people and adults it's alright to be the size you are.

If you are wanting to lose weight I think that is fine, if your doing it for the right reasons, not just because you want to be skinny as everyone else. I know as well that some people are just naturally skinny and still eat enough. I hope body image does change and more people become accepting of their size but I don't if that will happen with all the skinny models/celebrities in magazines, TV and in the media and they get slated if they aren't a small size.

What are your thoughts on body image?


  1. Were they for real with the VS campaign?! Woooow. Good post!

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

  2. It's a tricky one... I don't agree with all this body shaming and I do believe that bigger women should be supported in the media industry as I'm not the "skinny type". But then equally, girls can just be naturally skinny, it's annoying isn't it... why can't everyone just accept one another! xx

    Hannah xo | hannatalks

    1. Yeah I agree with you and I would love to be naturally skinny like some girls but I think the same that we should all accept each other no matter what the size or anything else xx

  3. Did you know that both Dove and Lynx are owned by the same company, and both have very different views on this topic. Dove as it's aimed at women, obviously want to target every woman, so by posting a variety of different women the average consumer will identify with at least one of them, and feel 'oh that product speaks to me, it understands me as a woman, I shall buy it.' Where as Lynx, has one stereotypical man, spraying himself, and then having a horde of one type of stereotypical woman chase him around. Surely if Unilever, the owner of both brands felt that strongly about helping women love their bodies, they would carry the message throughout all of their products, not just the ones aimed at women. The Dove, real beauty campaign, seems more like a sales gimmick, than anything with real depth. But at least they did use real looking women, compared to Victoria Secret, who used photoshopped models that would clearly drown in anything above a size XS

    I don't see why there has to be competition and the prejudice from companies to look a certain way, Why can't people just be people, I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat it, and be happy because CAKE IS GOOD!

    1. I didn't know that, yeah I'm glad they used real women, I think same and totally agree were all human and come in different shapes and sizes and we should be accepted for it and be able to eat what we want x