Okay, we have all been guilty of envying the girls with .1% body fat and those “thigh gaps” every girl in the world seems to be going insane over, literally. What is a thigh gap? To be blunt, its where your legs DO NOT rub together when you stand or walk. Yes, my legs rub together when I walk and so do most girls, does that mean I don’t mind it? I hate it actually. I went through a phase where I wanted the thigh gap and to be stick thin, but then it occurred to me, HA I have hips and an ass.. It’s not going to happen for me. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to get thinner, but in a healthy way.
The craze with the thigh gap has not only captivated teenagers attention, but also the world. Photoshop fails at Target have come out and they were put on blast. Lets be honest here though, sales would go down if photos of girls with cellulite were shown in photos. Doesn’t mean I agree with this craze going on, because I don’t, I much rather see a real woman, flaws and all, showing off a bikini, with a behind, dimples and all, but its the harsh reality. Trust me ladies, do not starve yourself over something that your body may not even allow and over a “diet” phase. Its not worth it.
When every December rolls around, Victoria Secret show airs on the television and makes every girl cringe at the perfect legs and bodies these women have. Remember though, they are paid to stay that way and some of us aren’t 5’10” and up.. (I’m only making it to 5’4″ here..) But I am still guilty of hitting the gym and running for a solid 2 hours for about a week after the show and then I hit the couch with some ice cream saying “Well, I tried”.
When is this crazy fad diet going to pass? Even though I said it was only a phase and it will pass, I don’t think it will for a very long time. Be kind to your body, don’t torture it and don’t starve it. Don’t have the psych ward calling you, thats never a good sign.
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