5 Commonly Spoken Misconceptions About Being Skinny That Need To Be Corrected
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5 Commonly Spoken Misconceptions About Being Skinny That Need To Be Corrected

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5 Commonly Spoken Misconceptions About Being Skinny That Need To Be Corrected

I have been skinny my entire life and I have heard some interesting things. Here is a list of the most common things I have heard from people about me being skinny.

"You can eat anything and not gain weight."

Just because someone is skinny doesn't mean they can consume whatever they want. You still have to eat healthy and in moderate proportions. Crazy amounts of food can be unhealthy. It might not be apparent by skinny people do gain weight people.

"Oh dresses and clothes must be so easy to find"

Well it's actually the opposite of that. Finding a dress or a shirt that fits you perfectly is impossible. Either it fits just right on the shoulders and anywhere else or its too short to wear. It is a struggle every time I shop.

"Do you not eat anything? You should increase your diet"

Just because I'm skinny doesn't mean I don't eat food. In fact, I will admit that I eat a lot of food. There are many thin people who have hearty appetites, who eat as much or even more than they are supposed to.

Skinny people are strong 

Depending on how much exercise, we can be really strong. Skinny never mean we are not strong. Being a dancer, I have seen many skinny people who are stronger than many people I know who actually go out of their way to become stronger. Again never judge a book by its cover.

"You must not get called named because you're skinny"

Being skinny does not eliminate all the nicknames and all the things considered bullying. Throughout my life being skinny, I have been called a lot of names. The one thing to remember is that they all don't matter. At the end of the day, you have to respect everyone no matter what shape or size and love the body you are in. Self love is so important. Don't take what others say into consideration. Do what makes you happy :)

Being skinny or anything should never prevent you to do what you want. Body positivity is so important.

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