Η Liza Golden-Bhojwani ξεκίνησε την καριέρα της στα 17 και έκανε τα πάντα για να αποκτήσει το “τέλειο σώμα”, αυτό δηλαδή που θέλει δηλαδή ο κόσμος της μόδας και απέχει από οποιαδήποτε πραγματικότητα. Μετά από διάφορες δίαιτες που δοκίμασε κατέληξε πως ο μόνος τρόπος για να είναι αδύνατη είναι να τρώει μόνο 500 θερμίδες την ημέρα. Σίγουρα αυτό μπορεί να αδυνατίσει τον κάθε άνθρωπο ωστόσο έχει και το κόστος του. Ήταν το “τέλειο μοντέλο” αλλά από την άλλη η ψυχολογία της ήταν άθλια, είχε μαύρους κύκλους κάτω από τα μάτια και ήταν το λιγότερο κυκλοθυμική.
April 2014-32-25.5-35 Vs. October 2016-38-30.5-42 if you're in my industry you know what those numbers mean and how F'ing scary that shit is. I remember having measurement days and making sure not to eat anything or even have water so that I could be the skinniest and flattest I could be. I had tricks to tuck my hips and cinch my waist to get a smaller measurement. I measured out food I ate and logged it in a food diary daily and I would make sure I didn't go over X amount of calories per day. If I did or if I binged out of hunger, I would puke that up and that made me think it was okay I didn't "actually" eat it. I would chew fruit/dessert flavoured gum just to give me a taste of something delicious since I couldn't physically eat it. I have always been the model who yo-yo's in measurements. Lose a lot of weight and be really skinny and then a few weeks/months later and I would be "big" again. I felt so ashamed and disgusted with myself. I could never understand how so many of the models around me could keep up with it and manage a stable constant measurement. I took 2 years off, unplanned. I honestly never thought I would model again, I mean I was "fat" no one would want to work with me at the size I was, I just figured it was over. All the blood, sweat, and tears I put in to that body was literally all for nothing. A short lived moment of success. Out of the blue one day as I was getting bigger and bigger I just said fuck this, I am still going to work and I refuse to starve myself to do so. I talked to my mother agent of nearly 10 years @ginnyedwardsmaxwell and we started making things happen piece by piece. Everything is still so new (I only started back up in October), but already I feel so much fucking happier with myself and my life! It's like a secret you hold onto so deeply for years and years that you finally let out and you feel so damn liberated!! No I don't ever plan on being that skinny again and to the next person who says "oh you looked so much better thin" GO FUCK YOURSELF! You have NO clue wtf I went through to be like that and how MISERABLE I was #bodypositive #effyourbeautystandards #loveyourself #standout #honormycurves
Πολλές μέρες θυμάται τον εαυτό της να μην πίνει ούτε νερό, ενώ όταν έτρωγε λίγο παραπάνω απ’ όσο έπρεπε φρόντιζε να το κάνει εμετό. Η καριέρα της απογειώθηκε και έκλεινε το ένα show μετά το άλλο. Ένα βράδυ όμως λιποθύμησε ενώ είχε μπροστά της ένα ακόμα γεύμα με ανύπαρκτες θερμίδες. Τότε αποφάσισε να τα αλλάξει όλα.
Who has taught us that if we are above even a size 4 we are "fat"? Why do we glorify only one body type? What has made us resort to shaming people who are not that "ideal" body type? What is wrong with the size 10 body in this collage? Does it really disgust us so much? Is the girl with the pointed protruding shoulders really so much more attractive? Because that was me at size 2 …How about the girl with the black undereyes with the shorts that are almost falling off because they are too big, does she look much more stunning to you? Because that was me at size 0… I was once an ignorant, uneducated, and insecure girl. Who believed in what society told us we needed to live up to in order to "be perfect". I was happy to bust my ass to fit in and tell others that they should as well. But, I was young, naive, clueless, and oblivious to the fact that all that conforming would someday break me down so badly that I would lose my awareness of who I really was and be forced into believing I was a failure. But today, I look at myself and the comparison to my old self and what I see is no longer failure or defeat. I see a healthy young woman, no longer a girl, who has transcended into a happy being with more positivity and love surrounding her than ever before, all because she learned how to love and accept her true self. I'm pretty sure that's not a bad thing 🌟PS- to all the people who like to say my before photos are not me, look at the matching tattoos I didn't just happen to find someone on google who just happened to have the exact same tattoo which is a custom made note to a lost family member. Weight loss & Weight gain drastically change the look of our faces! Accept reality. #loveyourself #bodypositive #beyourself #positivethoughts #mondaymotivation #effyourbeautystandards #lovetheskinyourein #beautybeyondsize #happyvibes
Στην αρχή έκανε μία δοκιμή να τρώει κανονικά γεύματα, 100% χωρίς γλουτένη και να γυμνάζεται καθημερινά. Και πάλι όμως το σώμα της δεν ήταν στα καλύτερά του και συναισθηματικά ήταν εξαντλημένη. Τότε σταμάτησε τη δίαιτα αλλά και να εργάζεται ως μοντέλο. Αντί να παλεύει κόντρα στο σώμα της αποφάσισε να το ακούσει όπως είπε στην Huffington Post. Πλέον κοιτάζει τον εαυτό της και βλέπει ένα υγιές άτομο που ξεκίνησε μία καινούργια καριέρα στην Ινδία και χρησιμοποιεί το λογαριασμό της στο Instagram για να μοιράζεται με τους fans της BodyPositive μηνύματα και να ενθαρρύνει τον κόσμο να αγαπάει το σώμα του όπως κι αν είναι αυτό!