National Eating Disorders Association

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Weight loss / body image

I guess this is the right place to post this? Not sure if anyone checks this forum.
Is anyone else struggling with Adele’s weight loss being praised by the media? It’s started to make me more ashamed of my body more than I have in a long time. It makes me feel like I am “less” than I was at a lower weight.

The Public's view of Weight loss.

Yeah, I get what you mean. Oh boy, this public figure lost all of this weight (just like society is constantly be pressuring us to do!!) so we sorta gotta heap all this praise on them, even if in the back of our minds we suspect that something…not that healthy…may have been going on to produce those results.

But even if that were the case, what's our excuse for not doing the same, because look at how much "better" she's become !!

So yeah, lots of mixed messages that's for sure. An lots of messages that play on guilt too.

You're not alone

It actually passes me off more than anything. It makes me feel like she was lying, or anyone who's famous who's in a bigger body, when she and others females who are famous,who say they love their bodies then go and lose a bunch of weight. Plus, we don't know to what lengths they went to to lose the weight, or if they did it the healthy way. I hope this helps some. I'm sorry it hurt you. I've been there too.

Oof, yeah

Definitely struggled with this -- her and Rebel Wilson as well.