Are you comparing your body to an Instagram filter?

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  1. I’m a child & adolescent psychologist and it’s really sad to see how many clients of mine with body dysmorphic disorder compare themselves to ‘bodies’ on Instagram. I’ve had to tell some of them to unfollow these people as it’s so unhelpful for their mental health.

    As for me, I am currently unhappy with my body but I actually don’t compare mine to others. I came to terms years ago that I’d never be skinny in the true sense. However, I have gained weight last year and am unhappy that my body isn’t what it used to be…with that in mind, I’ve started to eat healthy again and train properly and consistently.

    1. Hi Sanchie! Thank you so much for sharing your view as someone who must see this struggle on a daily basis also. I feel so sad that as a society we could potentially be creating a new and distressing era of disordered eating due to so much editing, filtering and shaming. Such good advice to unfollow!

      I love your personal view too. When it is for you, based on your own idea of YOUR ‘dream’ body, then it is so much more meaningful to achieve. I too have fun fitness and health goals and as you said the focus is on consistency (not perfection). xxx

  2. You are beautiful and are so true when you say that being skinny doesn’t mean that you are healthy. So many people compare themselves to unrealistic pictures on instagram and we need to take everything on social media with a grain of salt. Thanks for linking up with the Ultimate Rabbit Hole.