A modelo Liza Golden-Bhojwani postou uma foto de seu “antes e depois” para encorajar outras mulheres a aceitarem sua forma física. A postagem da modelo no Instagram viralizou.
Na legenda, ela relata tudo que aconteceu desde quando parou de lutar contra a balança para se enquadrar em um padrão de beleza específico.
Tudo começou depois que a modelo passou mal em uma noite por conta da dieta restritiva que fazia. Ela só consumia 500 calorias por dia e decidiu abrir mão do regime para tentar manter o peso ideal. No entanto, nessa tentativa, a modelo passou a ter compulsão alimentar.
“Não conseguia manter as dietas e as rotinas de exercícios. Pensava que era fraca, que não me importava muito ou que não queria isso [a carreira de modelo] o suficiente. Me culpei de novo e de novo, falhando em entender o que acontecia”, escreveu ela na publicação.
Liza passou um bom tempo tentando ter o corpo que ela considerava ideal, mas ainda assim não conseguiu trabalhos.
A modelo viajou para Índia para repensar seu estilo de vida e voltou com uma mentalidade diferente. Desta vez, a modelo decidiu aceitar sua forma física. “Parei de me forçar e ouvi o que o meu corpo tinha a dizer. Aos poucos, meu corpo foi tomando a sua forma natural”.
Atualmente, Liz se exercita e come bem não por um trabalho, mas por seu bem-estar. “Mereço ser feliz e me sentir realizada. Todas nós merecemos. Talvez eu tenha sido criada para compartilhar essa história e a mensagem de amor ao corpo para todas as mulheres que estão brigando com isso por aí”.
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