This is a totally subjective question and as they say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
I did find a super cool video though that shows the how cultures are in a sense responsible for their unique ideal female body type. It’s a fun watch.
Let’s uncover a little deeper conversation regarding female bodies than just from a visual perspective.
The trend these days is body acceptance and “skinny is out, strong is in” way of thinking. Gotta love that. But lets dig deeper to what “healthy” is, and this can get controversial. “Healthy” means different things to different people. Here are three different versions of women I found when I Googled “healthy female images.”
When you look at these three images, which one looks healthy to you? All of them? One or none of them? The truth is, it doesn’t matter. We always remind our Balanced Habits LIFE clients, that it’s ok to want to get better, but to be happy where you are in the moment matters more.
However, at Balanced Habits, we believe that being healthy should mean from every angle. Actual health of the body, level of fitness and health of the emotional state. That’s a healthy person. Health isn’t a “look.”
Health = wealth of all things important in life. The goal to lose weight likely is present, but the perspective as to WHY you want to lose weight can shift for a higher purpose. When I stopped trying to be skinny (in my early 30’s), my life took a massive shift to a much more accepting and loving perspective.
There is a great book called The Shift, by Tory Johnson. Check it out! Ms. Johnson uncovers the mental state when it finally “shifts” into a direction that you are ready to take.
What is the quality of your life worth to you? How committed are you to reaching your goals? Until you can give yourself a “10,” you’re not fully committed. Keep digging. How healthy are you from all the angles I mentioned? If you feel you can benefit from a coach, we’re here to support you.
Get into touch with us now that you’ve got a stronger reason to. Our BH LIFE Program is offered virtually in 3, 6 or 12 month terms, depending on what needs to be accomplished and the amount of support you’re looking for with your Food Coach.
Carolyn Fetters of Balanced Habits, LLC
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