Looks like Demi Lovato has a kindred spirit in Lauren Conrad when it comes to body-loving.
Celebs may hanker after a slim silhouette, with some even resorting to crash diets, but Lauren is having none of that. The TV personality, who shot to fame through Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, recently announced on her blog that she would be banning “words like ‘skinny’, ‘slim’, and ‘thin’” from the site and replacing them with terms like “fit” “toned,” and “healthy”.
It might be a bold and inspiring move, but she’s defo not the first celeb to champion self-confidence, especially when it comes in body image. Demi has had numerous clash-ins with Twitter users who call her out for being “fat”, and even called out on Disney for promoting eating disorders on one of their shows.
The ban may be limited to Lauren’s website, but we reckon that’s a start. And the world could use more celebs like her and Demi to put a stop to body-shaming and bullying.
Read her blog post below:
It’s that time of the year again… swimsuit season. I make an effort to eat healthy and exercise all year round. But when summer hits and the layers of clothing come off, fitness becomes even more of a priority for me. So with that in mind, our June theme here on LaurenConrad.com is going to be Shape Up. You can expect all the great fitness content you’ve come to know and love here on the site, including my LaurenConrad.com Bikini Boot Camp series. But, you’ll also notice one key difference…
When we’ve talked about getting in shape in the past, words like “skinny,” “slim,” and “thin” have often come up. Starting this month, we’ll be banning any body shaming terms from the site, and replacing them with words like “fit” “toned,” and “healthy.” We try do to this for the most part anyway, but now we’re making it official! The word skinny will now be reserved for skinny jeans. My editorial team and I had a long talk about it, and we want to make sure that the focus is on being fit as opposed to a number on the scale. Every body is created differently—and healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes.
So along with the usual fashion, food, and beauty features, I’ll be sharing some of the best ways to sweat. We’ll discuss everything from how to get out of a workout rut to The Smart Girl’s Guide to Reading a Food Label. We’ll have some Meatless Monday meal options that still pack plenty of protein, and a summer vacation packing list to get you excited about that trip you have coming up. I hope you find it all inspiring!
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