There’s an alternative to “magazine skinny”

If you’ve been fighting with the scale for most of your adult life like I have, trying everything from counting calories to tracking points, all with the goal of getting magazine cover skinny, I have just one thing to ask of you; please stop!

First of all, I don’t have to tell you that everyone who graces the cover of a magazine is airbrushed to perfection—from flawless skin and perfect hair, not to mention completely toned thighs, hips, and waist. Second, perfection is an illusion and one that our daughters (and us too?) are drawn to—yes, these magazine covers can be the seeds of eating disorders. It’s distressing, it’s dishonest and yet, this is who we compare our thighs to—these impossibly perfect women that don’t (really) even exist!

So what’s the solution to this craziness? There have been outcries galore. Dove soap did a huge body acceptance campaign with women of all sizes. Jaime Lee Curtis had the nerve years ago to appear in just her undies showing all her imperfections and middle-aged tummy. And yet, even with this type of honesty, magazine cover skinny is a secret desire and hasn’t gone away.

I wish I had an answer on how to stop this type of insanity, but I don’t. I do know, however, that when you pump up the nutrition in your food, your skin responds, your body responds, and believe it or not, it can be almost effortless to lose weight, feel way better than before, and do it in a way that is painless. You won’t be perfect, but you’ll be a way better version of yourself. And that’s not a bad thing at all!

I know for fact, that when you blend a plan with a support community, changing anything is way more likely to be successful. And when it comes to eating healthier and incorporating good food as a lifestyle (with the happy result of weight loss, pretty skin, and feeling great), I have seen our 30 Day Paleo Challenge completely change lives—see what Linda says:

“I’ve completed the 30 day challenge and am feeling encouraged and energized. I lost 10 pounds the first week and knew it was probably mostly water, gained a bit here and there, but am down 17# overall. And I didn’t even do this to lose weight, only to get healthier. Thinking about doing this challenge made me “think” it would be difficult, but it hasn’t been. Had one cheat meal – Mexican and felt so horrible the next day, I decided I didn’t want to do that again anytime soon. (and I love Mexican food – well, I used to.) 🙂 I feel satisfied and love eating avocados as a treat! My fibro pain level is more manageable and I’m feeling better over all. On to the next 30 days!!! Loving it!”

While our 30-Day Paleo Challenge has ended, we still have our Hot Melt 30 program available! Check it out here – when you purchase the Hot Melt 30 Guide, you receive 30 days of recipes, menus, shopping lists, and tips to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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  1. The fake, ‘magazine skinny’, airbrushed stuff has been a HUGE pet peeve of mine for a long time! Not only does it hurt our daughters and us, it hurts our husbands and sons too, because it is tempting to think they need a woman who looks like that when it is just an illusion! Thanks for addressing this, Leanne!

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