Everybody loves a good "transformation" story. People are motivated by before and after photos, because finally, they found a way to change, right? But what most people don't tell you is that body image issues don't go away after you slim down or bulk up. If you let your guard down, they can find a way to creep back into your life.
Take it from Sam Smith, who opened up to V Magazine about his body image struggles.
In an interview, he shared, "When I was shooting my first music videos, I just wasn't happy with the way I looked, so I was trying to control the way the camera moved. I got a bit obsessive. I was constantly looking in the mirror, pinching my waist, weighing myself every day. Now, I've gotten to a place where I really love my stretch marks and I just enjoy my body...But my body image is always going to be an issue."
Like women, men are also bombarded by unrealistic standards they feel pressured to live up to. Sam said, "I need to constantly train myself to watch the right sort of films, to not look at certain ads and think that's how my stomach should look. It's something that I'm fighting every day. I think men should talk about it more."
Source: Just Jared
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