Britse dame knapt op van anorexia en wordt Instagram-inspirator
Megan Jayne was 14 toen ze nog slechts 28 kilo woog en dokters haar vertelden dat ze nog maar weken te leven had. Toen werd ze naar een mentale inrichting gestuurd, waar ze langzaam opknapte en haar eetprobleem achter zich kon laten.
Wat heel knap is, aangezien ze vanaf haar 5e al met een bepaalde mate van anorexia te kampen had. Inmiddels is ze 22 en leeft ze met haar vriendje Ben in Colchester, Essex en ziet ze er fantastisch uit. Met haar Instagram-account inspireert ze nu mensen:
HERE'S TO UNFLATTERING. To all the pictures we've deleted. To all the ones we've avoided. To all the spotlights we've hidden away from. To all the outfits we've been too worried to wear. To all the moments we've been too scared to embrace. 'That's my bad side' 'The camera angle is all wrong' 'Always dress for your shape, remember to disguise your flaws' 'When I've lost the last 10 pounds, then I can finally be happy' Life is not meant to be lived through the lens of how other people see you. It is for you, and you alone. Stop trading away your memories because you didn't have your makeup on. Stop forfeiting things you love because people say that your body doesn't suit them. Stop hiding in the shadows because you don't think you deserve the light. These pictures were taken 30 minutes apart. One is not a lie. The other is not an embarrassment. They are both me, and I choose to embrace and love them both. So here's to redefining that word, because the only thing that's truly unflattering is a culture that convinces us that any version of ourselves is unacceptable. We are spectacular, in all of our forms. ????? #effyourbeautystandards
This belly roll babe is going on an adventure! Seville ✈ Rome ✈ Paris Holidays completely changed when I found body positivity. No more crash diets before leaving. No more bikini fear. No more fear in general, of doing or wearing anything that might make me look less than perfect to anyone who might be looking at me. I'm not there for them anymore. I'm there for me. And me plans on exploring beautiful places, making one of a kind memories, and eating all the yummy food I can get my hands on! HAND OVER THE CARBS EUROPE! ????? #effyourbeautystandards
I'll probably never be a gym bunny. I'll probably never want a salad for dinner. I'll probably never be a UK size 8 again. And now I know, that all of those things are okay. When you stop using exercise to torture your body into weight loss submission, you might just find ways to move that you actually enjoy. Ways that feel good, without pressure, without obligation, moving for the joy of moving. And if not, that's cool too! Exercise is not a requirement for self love, and if you're an ED warrior who has struggled with exercise addiction, like myself, then please don't go back until you're mentally healed. ? As for food, it's not something you have to earn. It's not something you have to burn off. Forget about 'good' and 'bad' foods – what you eat is not a reflection of your moral character. Eat what you want, when you want, and never apologise for it. You deserve to eat, no matter what. Health is not one dimensional. Your mental and emotional wellbeing should be prioritised as well. For some people health is carrot sticks and cross fit. For others it's chocolate cake and catching up with friends. For me, it's yoga in the morning and pizza for dinner. And that's okay. We're all allowed our own definition of health, and of happiness. ?????