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10 Gorgeous Women Who Prove That Skinny Isn’t Better


In the modern world, being called "thin" is a compliment, and getting called "fat" is a stigma. But contrary to this popular belief, being skinny does not equate to being fit. In fact, thin people who don't exercise regularly are prone to having low fitness levels, low muscle tone and decreased endurance. Recently, news broke about big brand names beginning to ban size zero models, which created quite the hype.

Bright Side believes that the size of one's body can't measure their level of beauty or fitness. Thus, we bring you some inspiring souls who not only challenged the age-old belief that beauty lies in size, but that also promotes the idea of being healthy and fit as more important.

From 83 lb to 110 lb

This woman says, "Weight was not the only thing I gained. Through my recovery, I also gained happiness and health, and I gained mental freedom."

A journey from 103 lb to 125 lb

Now she says, "One and a half years of my fitness journey and I have always been hard on myself. But looking back, I'm sooooo proud."

103 lb to 132 lb

"Try not to focus on being 'skinny' & just focus on your overall health - mental and physical. Don't listen to anyone who tries to bring you down."

A reverse transformation for good

"Bodybuilder to body lover."

From 92 lb to a healthier 123 lb

"I wanted to gain weight and be happy with my body no matter how many girls tried to put me down."

From flat to fab

"I let go of the habits that were holding me back."

Be happy and eat chocolate!

"Slowly, slowly I was coming into my true body form. My natural self, not my forced self," she said.

85 lb to 140 lb

"Food is fuel."

Transformed from 117 lb to 130 lb

This woman had an accident and after she gained back some weight, she used it as an opportunity to craft a strong and healthy body.

From torture to happiness

"This is my happy body!"

We hope these transformations motivated you all as much as they did us! Please share your own inspiring transformations in the comment section below.

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