Dispelling nutrition myths, ranting, and occasionally, raving

Where did her body go?

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I was standing in line at the grocery store on the weekend and I noticed a magazine with a photo of Britney Spears in a bikini with the headline “How Britney Got Her Body Back!”. I didn’t take a photo of the magazine because I felt like that would be weird. Instead, I promptly googled it when I got to the car. I couldn’t find the current issue but I did discover that this wasn’t the first time Brit got her body back.

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It would also seem that she’s not the first celeb to have lost and found her body.

Apparently, over the years, myriad celebrities have been losing their bodies and then having them returned. Someone should really get Scully and Mulder on this.

Seriously though, why do we tend to believe that we are less ourselves when there is more of ourselves? What a weird species/society we are. What a shame that we can’t celebrate and respect bodies of all shapes and sizes. What a pity that when a woman gains weight during pregnancy it’s as though she’s been invaded by body snatchers and not providing a nurturing environment to her child.

I know that it’s a difficult frame of mind to escape. It’s hard to “feel like yourself” when your body is different from the way it’s always been. But let’s start trying. Ladies (and gents) your body is always your own. Try to treat it with love and respect no matter what your weight may be.

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Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people relearn how to have a healthy relationship with food.

3 thoughts on “Where did her body go?

  1. I agree. Not all bodies were created equal.

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  2. People strive to look better, not just for health reasons, and there shouldn’t be anything wrong with that. You don’t have to look like the top 1% best looking people on Earth, obviously, but that doesn’t mean everyone should just embrace the mediocrity because they don’t have diabetes. I don’t even have a problem with society as a whole setting the definition of what looks good either, seeing as there is an obvious social function to looks, so long as it’s not taken to insane, unhealthy, photoshopped, steroid extremes (as it often is today, sadly).

    Anyway, I don’t think there’s some sinister, direct distaste for speicfically post-pregnancy weight gain. It’s just silly magazines using clickbait marketing to cash in on people who try to better themselves (everyone). The problem here is people’s easy-solutions mentality and general lack of education in the diet department. Not the media glorifying a certain body type. It’s silly and vain, but it’s not like it’s mandatory.

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