Why are thigh gaps a thing?

10:46 AM

Dear world,

Why are thigh gaps a thing? In my opinion I think it just looks gross. You're walking on stilts. Anyone who knows me is probably thinking "You're so skinny so you can't say anything", but you're wrong I can. Despite the fact that I am 5"3 or something like that and yes I weigh under 100 pounds (it's really heart breaking) I DO NOT HAVE THIGH GAPS. My thighs like to be close together, and i'm okay with that. And no I am not anorexic or bulimic. I eat 3-4 meals a day, go for yearly check ups, and do not diet. I would be grumpy without my food, and I love my McDonalds. I've always wanted to put on more weight but I can't seem to. I have no butt, no hips, and not really any boobs, but i'm healthy and i've come to accept that this is who I am and I will love my body.

I understand a lot of women have twisted views on their weight, but being skinny is not always beautiful. So many women now a days that are considered beautiful have curves. They look healthy.

Every girl should feel beautiful and love their body, no matter the shape and size. There is nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight, but please ladies do it the right way. Do not starve yourselves, take pills, or puke to lose it. There are many other healthier alternatives.

There are so many dangers in patients who are diagnosed with anorexia, bulimia, etc, dangers that these women don't even think about, and some of them can't because their problem has become so out of control. People who have anorexia nervosa or are bulimic can experience symptoms such as:

  • malnutrition
  • dehydration
  • electrolyte imbalance
  • Hyponatremia-> not enough sodium in the body; can cause fluid in the lungs, brain to swell, nausea, vomiting, confusion, and sometimes even death
  • Lanugo-> soft downy hair on face, arms, and back
  • Edema-> soft tissue swelling, usually in legs and feet (compulsive overeaters) or abdominal area (anorexia/bulimia)
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Paralysis or temporary paralysis 
  • insomnia
  • Hair loss/nail loss
  • Erosion of teeth and other dental problems 
  • and many many other problems
The documentary "Thin" is really powerful and shows you the dangers and reality of living with these disorders. They are a disorder of the mind and anyone affected with it should seek help whether it be through your social group, family, or professionally. Remember, it's okay not to be okay. No one is perfect, nor should expect you to be.

You are all beautiful ladies, and you should never feel otherwise. 

Love your body and love yourself!

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