Demi Lovato has opened up about her leg insecurities before. 1
"So, I’m insecure about my legs in this picture but I’m posting it because I look so happy and this year I’ve decided I’m letting go of my perfectionism and embracing freedom from self criticism,” she captioned this gorgeous picture of her rocking a full piece swim suit back in January 2018, before her overdose scare. "Learning to love my body the way it is, is challenging but life changing. Giving up my eating disorder has been the most challenging journey of my life but I work every day towards solid recovering even if I mess up sometimes. Today I’m feeling strong. You all can do it too. It IS possible. Thank you God for this new chapter in my life.” We hope she goes back to this pic and to the place where her heart was at this point to overcome and come out of her dark days.
Riverdale’s Camila Mendes is done with dieting too. 2
She recently shared a post to IG about her food anxieties and her decision to stop obsessing over weight and dieting. "When did being thin become more important than being healthy? I recently went to a naturopath for the first time in my life,” she wrote. "I told her about my anxiety around food and my obsession with dieting. She phrased a pivotal question in such a way that struck a chord with me: What other things could you be thinking about if you didn’t spend all your time thinking about your diet? I suddenly remembered all the activities I love that used to occupy my time. At some point in my life, I allowed my obsession with being thin to consume me, and I refused to make room in my mind for any other concerns. Somehow I had stripped myself of all the pastimes that brought me joy, and all that was left of me was my anxiety around food … I’m sick of the toxic narrative that the media consistently feeds us: That being thin is the ideal body type. A healthy body is the ideal body type, and that will look different for every person. I’m #donewithdieting – join me in this movement and share your story!”
Gina Rodriguez has opened up about her battle with weight. 3
"It’s always been a battle for me with weight," Gina said in a cover story in Health magazine’s September 2016 issue. "Keeping weight off is very difficult because my metabolism is pretty much shot, which to me felt like a curse when I was 19. The Jane The Virgin actress suffers from Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disease that can result in excess thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) and result in symptoms like fatigue or weight gain. She hasn’t let it keep her down, though. "As an actress, I was like, ‘Seriously?! In a world that’s so vain, I have to deal with the disease that makes you not keep weight off? But it actually became a blessing because then I got to represent not only women and Latinas, but also women who are dealing with this disease.”
Dascha Polanco worked hard to overcome body issues. 5
She even opened up about how she learned to love her thick thighs. "I used to be made fun of for having a big butt (a "watermelon ass," they’d cal lit!) and big legs," she told Today. "Now I reflect on it, and I realize my butt matches my legs. They look good together. This is mass. This is volume. This is strength. This is what makes me Dascha and what makes me unique from everyone else." Dascha has been feeling her legs so much she even made a point to go pant-less at New York Fashion Week back in September, 2016. It was amazing!
Selena Gomez doesn’t sweat gaining weight. 6
After receiving harsh criticism regarding her weight gain, Selena posted this photo of herself with the caption: "I love being happy with me yall #themoretolove.” We love it!
Salma Hayek doesn't follow a strict diet. 7
"It doesn’t matter what my diet philosophy is because I don’t follow it. I don’t have the discipline. I think it’s because of exhaustion. I really want to change," she revealed to the New York Times. "I have this dream of finding a dietitian who will not only tell me what to eat, but also what to feed the kids. That way everyone is healthy and everyone eats the same thing, so I don’t have to break my head about what is everybody eating. This is my dream."
Jennifer Lawrence will curse you out if you tell her to diet. 8
"Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight,” she said in an interview with Harper’s Baazar UK in 2013. "They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet. They thought that because of the way my career had gone, it wouldn’t still hurt me." But she refuses to give in. "If anybody even tries to whisper the word diet, I’m like, ‘You can go f—k yourself.'” Cheers to that!
Blake Lively doesn’t diet. She lives her life. 9
Apparently Blake doesn’t watch what she eats at all. In fact, she claims she indulges in sweets instead. "I’m always on the go. I don’t need to have a [trainer] or pay attention to what I eat," she said in an interview with Vogue Paris in 2013. "I can’t start my day without a cup of hot milk chocolate or finish without crunching on a few dark chocolates squares. It’s good for my morale.” Sounds like a good life.
Adele is comfortable with her size and doesn’t diet unless she absolutely has to. 11
"I read a comment on YouTube that I thought would upset me ‘Test pilot for pies.’ But I’ve always been a size 14-16 and been fine with it,” she told author Chas Newkey-Burden in Adele: The Biography. "I would only lose weight if it affected my health or sex life, which it doesn’t."
Kate Winslet has been adamant about her dislike for diets. 12
The gorgeous Titanic actress has said she doesn't do fad diets. "I try to stay healthy but I'm a great believer of everything in moderation, with no faddy foods or strange elimination diets because how boring is that?" she has said in the past.
Drew Barrymore learned to accept herself as she is after having children. 13
“I hate it,” the actress said about dieting on the Late Late Show With James Corden in March 2018. “I would much rather eat fettuccine alfredo all day long.” Same!
Chrissy Teigen loves food and she's totally fine with it. 14
“I'm going to start my own Chrissy diet that's like Paleo plus cheese. Plus late Saturday night drive-through,” the cookbook author said to Elle in 2015.
Kristen Bell has dialed back her healthy lifestyle going from vegan to vegetarian. 15
Although she believes in being healthy, she knows there are more important things to worry about. "I was like, 'I have a baby. Do you know how awesome that is? It's so radical! Why on earth am I going to be so concerned with my pants size?'" the actress told E! News.
Ashley Graham has been inspiring women everywhere with her body positivity. 16
“I know that I look good and, more importantly, I feel good so why am I dieting? I now know what works for me,” the model told ABC News in 2015.
Amy Schumer doesn't believe in depriving herself. 18
"I exercise, I eat well, I just don't starve myself," she said.