The photos you see on social media aren’t always representative of real life – with people editing photos to make it look like they are thinner.
So to expose how Instagram can be fake, a body positive influencer shared two photos one showing her visibly thin waist and one showing off her “body rolls” in all their glory.
Body positive influencer Isabelle – AKA fitness4lazygirls on Instagram – has been encouraging people to love their bodies even if they don’t have washboard abs.
On both pictures she wrote the words ‘happy and healthy’ and spoke about how she has stopped ‘glamourising’ underweight bodies.
In the caption of her photo she wrote: “Rolls = health and happiness. Period.
“A body with a healthy body fat percentage will move, bend, and roll when you sit in certain positions…that’s NORMAL!
“This is a body that…
– works out 4-5x a week
– is nourished daily with nutrient-dense foods
– enjoys nights out with friends and family
– doesn’t worry about the calories or macros in every food I eat
– isn’t defined by fitness or diet culture
-lives a balanced lifestyle that makes me HAPPY!”
The self-love guru urged her followers to focus on enjoying life and explained how it took her a long time to stop striving for a belly with no rolls.
She added: “It took me a long time to stop glamourising underweight bodies and stop striving for a belly with no rolls.
“The truth is, I would not be able to fully enjoy my life and focus on more important things without this bit of healthy fluff.
“So, please, love your rolls & appreciate the freedom they give you! ILY!!”
Isabelle’s post gained over 3,500 likes – with plenty of her followers feeling inspired by her message.
One commented: “Yes babe!! Thank you for doing your bit to normalize these completely normal things!!!”
Another said: “I needed to hear this today and it was the first post I saw when I opened insta! Keep doing what you’re doing.”
A third penned: “We loveee to see a glowing queeen!”
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