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Camila Mendes has made a number of statements about the positive attitude of the body worthy of a hell job. Some highlights: She explains that she's done with the diet, called outdoor voices for hiring models with "mistakes". , And admitted that sometimes she still has trouble loving her own belly. Now, Mendes has written a long Instagram post where he learned to find beauty in her body instead of fighting his natural form. (Associated: Camila Mendes applauds outdoor voices for representing real bodies in her ads)
Given the NEDA Week of National Eating Disorders, which ended on Sunday, Mendes wrote about the process of change she had made to her own body and started about a year ago when she decided to stop dieting once and for all. "I've never been concerned with weight and numbers, but I've been very concerned about a flat stomach, not cellulite, and these" give this girl a sandwich "- arms that make you look slim from any angle," she wrote. Once she stopped dieting, she shifted her focus to health measures such as vegetable consumption and sleep habits. At the same time, she began giving herself permission to make "bad decisions" that were banned during a diet, she explained. (Mendes partly owes Ashley Graham for inspiring her to no longer renounce Skinny.)
In honor of #NEDAwareness week: About a year ago, I decided to take off the idea of a body and to hunt that I was conditioned to believe is the only acceptable form. I've never looked at weight and numbers, but I've been very concerned about having a flat stomach and no cellulite, and these "give this girl a sandwich" – arms that make you look slim from every angle. When I stopped thinking about the details of my daily dietary choices, I began to think more generally: Do I drink enough water? get enough sleep? eat enough vegetables? I started trusting myself and trusting that I cared enough about my well-being to make healthy choices more often than not. But I also allowed myself to make "bad" decisions. because I felt free and was not trapped in an unhappy lifestyle. give yourself the freedom to make "bad" decisions. They do not break or break you. they do not define you. I was afraid to give myself the freedom of all the weight I could possibly gain. and to be honest, after a year without a diet, I look pretty much the same. I train more, maybe a bit stronger, but mostly I'm just healthier and happier. I have finally accepted that this form is the form in which my body wants to live. You will never be able to win the war against your genetic makeup! Anyway, I'm not here to tell you how to live your life. I'm just here to remind you that your healthy body deserves love. There is a life for you in which you can be both mentally and physically healthy. It's not always rainbows and butterflies, but when I get out of it, I keep coming back to it: Why should I look like a runway model when my curves make me look like a damn fertile Renaissance goddess that captures the beauty of your own Body finds? I promise you that it is there.
. She explains that she was dieting for fear of gaining weight, but since she stopped, she still looks more or less the same, she revealed in the post. "I have finally accepted that this form is the form my body wants to live in. You will never win the war against your genetic make-up!"
Like every human being, Mendes occasionally leaves self-doubt and critique in mind, but when she does, she reminds herself best: "It's not always rainbows and butterflies, but when I try, I keep coming back to it: Why should I look like a runway model when my curves get me looking like a damn fertile Renaissance goddess? "Mic Drop.