When you are a teenager, especially a teenage girl the need to look perfect becomes an obsession. You basically want to look like a Barbie doll.
This put a lot of pressure on me to look like a Victoria secret model. I would eat very little and exercise a lot but I never lost enough weight or looked like a stick figure.
It’s important to remind young women, ‘Listen, even skinny girls have cellulite, even Halle Berry has cellulite, and what you see in photos isn’t totally real.’– Sophia Bush
It took me years to accept my body for what it was and I still have my doubts at times. I workout 3 times a week and I eat as healthy a I can and I still have cellulite on my legs, I don’t have a six pack or a thigh gap. Guess what? I love my flaws and would rather be healthy and strong than skinny and unhealthy.
I just want every teenage girl to know that, no matter what your family, friends, enemies at school, frenemies, or society say you are perfect with flaws and all. Focus on being healthy and don’t compare your body to another persons body. Love yourself, accept your flaws and it will make life a lot easier and more fun.
Do you have body image issues? Let me know in the comments.