Posted @withregram • @beauty_redefined When you celebrate someone for their weight loss or body transformation, are you celebrating *them* or are you really just celebrating the dangerous myth that thinness is best at any cost? Are you celebrating someone’s fitness progress, or are you celebrating their progress deeper into a looks-obsessed culture that doesn’t actually care about their health and fitness at all, just their “improved” body no matter the unhealthy extremes it took to get there? We encourage you to *celebrate* people as much and as often as possible, but celebrate them in ways that honor their humanity, their abilities, talents, and character. Celebrate who they are, what they do, and how they inspire you.
🖤If that includes celebrating their body, do your best to make sure you honor and respect them *regardless of how they look*, and that they know that deeply. Because bodies constantly change, focusing your validation on someone’s body does little to really honor them in a sustainable or impactful way. The compliments that really stick with you go much deeper than your body, and can’t be brushed off nearly so easily. And because weight loss compliments are often deeply painful for people unintentionally losing weight due to illness or stress or fueling disordered eating or unhealthy extremes, it’s best to dig deeper with your compliments. We share many of your examples of the mind-boggling weight loss compliments you’ve received in our book!
🖤In a world that values us as bodies first and humans second, we can remind people of their worth by the way we celebrate them. We are more than bodies. Let’s see more, be more, and say more.
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