i'm a (half) recovered and survivor of anorexia, My image of my self is not the best... Family/friends tell me i'm skinny but it's hard to bealive that they are just not saying that. I would really appreciate honest oppinions for it would help me greatly. I have a bmi of 17.77... Which indicatesthat i'm underweight. (18.5 being a healthy weight) I'm scared of going over 18.0. I'm 5"0 and 91 pounds, sometimes 90-93 depends on the day. I've gained 15 pounds since recovery.
Me after a full day of eating
Thanks for your help I appreciate it (:
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I really think you're quite skinny -- it's most noticeable around your legs and arms, but I think part of the reason you might not see is because of your posture and lack of muscle mass. You're focusing on your abdomen at the moment which can become much tighter and won't grow as you eat if you build up some core muscles.
Women who are very healthy and skinny tend to have bodies that were carved through constant motion. They stand tall, erect, forming graceful lines. You don't get that by starving yourself, you only get a cheap imitation.
You can potentially reach your target weight and still look even skinnier then you do now if you start building up strength and flexibility in the correct places to hold your body firmly into shape.
It's worth noting that the closest criterion to universal beauty is health. Unfortunately it sometimes misfires or goes to extremes, but it follows the general idea of what society perceives as healthy. For example, there have been cultures where fat people were actually considered attractive, but those were cultures where people who weren't fat were often impoverished and malnourished people of lower social standing with a shorter life expectancy.
So if you want to be perceived as beautiful, the most universal way is to be healthy. If your body is constantly in motion and you're eating healthy, you'll become the best version of you. Remember that you can reach your target weight and even surpass it and look even skinnier than you do now if you build the right kind of muscles and develop the right kind of flexibility and posture.0