What Is A Healthy Weight?

What Is A Healthy Weight?

Hey sweet peas! šŸ™‚

So recently in a couple of classes at school we were talking about prejudices and difference in society, and we kind of got onto the topics of accepting difference, and I guess in some round-about way it got me thinking about how a lot of people have an unhealthy image of themselves. And for all of you who are teenagers, or have been, you’ll know that one of the most pressing issues around weight are eating disorders.

I get really concerned when people say things to me like “I need to lose weight” “I’m fat” or actually when they say something like “I lost *insert amount*. Don’t I look good?”. My answer: “You looked good before. You look beautiful no matter what”. I know a few people who have struggled with suppression of food, or having an unhealthy image of their weight. namely they are probably every single person I have ever met. its true: I think everyone has those moments, and probably more often than is good for us.

I admit, its good to reflect on yourself, and to care about looking good, but feeling good comes into that too. and I don’t know about you but feeling hungry is just never fun. when I am hungry I just get emotional, and I fade. I like me when I have eaten enough, exercised enough, slept enough, and appreciate how I look.

You don’t need to look a certain way. Your waist doesn’t have to be a certain width, your boobs don’t need to be a certain cup size, and your hips don’t have be small enough to get your hands around. for all you women out there: whether you want to or not your body was made to hold and create a baby; this means that yes you will have some fat on your tummy, your thighs, your hips will be wider than a mans, and you will have more fat too. but instead of framing this up as a bad thing, can’t we see that the design of our bodies in itself is beautiful? How cool is it that we are designed to support and create life, whether we choose to or not?

You are beautiful. Love your body. Love yourself. Because this is the only one you’re getting, and to be honest I think you should make the most of it šŸ™‚ <3

If you do have a body image issue, remember that pretty much everyone else is in the same boat. But also that you are allowed to feel good about yourself.

Eat well. Exercise healthily. Drink water, get sleep, do things you love. Love yourself.

I hope you’re all having a great weekend, and thank you again for all your love in my lost past <3 If you’d like me to write a post about tips in regards to this topic, or any post suggestions I’d love to hear them šŸ™‚

Lui xx

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11 Comments

  1. September 23, 2017 / 8:20 am

    I love this post so much! I struggled with my weight when I was younger and used to be quite underweight actually. But I slowly learnt how to live with my body as it is. It’s hard to accept yourself and I think everyone goes through it but when you have, then it’s amazing! xxxx

    • luimaria
      September 23, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      aw thank you so much for commenting this! šŸ™‚ I think its really amazing that you’ve managed to overcome this <3 it truly is a really hard thing to deal with, and so many people do. thank you so much for your comment Rosie!!! :) xxxx

      • September 24, 2017 / 2:17 pm

        No problem! I love it when other people share their stories too! It shows you that even thought it’s hard on the moment it gets better too! xxxx

        • luimaria
          September 26, 2017 / 4:49 am

          aw I just love how u put that! šŸ™‚ <3 xxx

  2. September 24, 2017 / 10:43 am

    This is SUCH an important topic and I’m so so glad that you are addressing it, it really is super important to take care of yourself but also love how you look. AMAZING post as always!! šŸ˜šŸ˜

    • luimaria
      September 26, 2017 / 4:48 am

      aw thank you so so much šŸ™‚ it means so much to hear that! xx

      • September 29, 2017 / 12:56 pm

        Aww your welcome Lui!! šŸ˜ŠšŸ’—šŸ˜ xoxoxo

  3. September 24, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    Hi !! I just tagged you to do the Friends For Days Tag!! (you can find the details on my blog) I hope you do it and I can’t wait to read your post!!! šŸ˜‰ā¤ļøā¤ļø

    • luimaria
      September 26, 2017 / 4:50 am

      aw thank you so much Rosie!!! šŸ™‚ I will do it asap! šŸ™‚ xx

  4. September 25, 2017 / 6:27 am

    Yess I couldn’t agree more with this! I feel like the ultimate aim of healthy eating and exercise should be health rather than a certain weight..Plus. weight says very little about your health- someone who exercises a lot may weight more than the average person because muscle weighs more than fat, but may at the same time be healthier. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! <3

    • luimaria
      September 26, 2017 / 4:51 am

      this is so true! I was taking to a few people about this the other day, and I think its so important to remember! šŸ™‚ thank you so much for your comment! šŸ™‚ xx

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