As the conversation around body positivity and body-shaming continues developing new layers with every new voice added to the conversation, we are growing in appreciation for Lizzo’s brand of body positivity and what it means to be ‘body goals’
From her hyper positive music to her out of this world can-do attitude, Lizzo is quickly changing what the world considers body goals. Here are three reasons we are completely on board with Lizzo’s version of body goals.
A healthy body is body goals
Health is wealth. In the culture of extreme dieting and get slim quick gimmicks, health is secondary to finally fitting into those jeans and getting bikini ready.
Lizzo, a proudly plus-sized artist has a tight workout routine and maintains a clean diet and she does it all to feel good. From her music to her social media presence, Lizzo maintains she has no intention of losing weight and is doing it all just for herself.
Take care of the body you have
Loving the body she has, has become a signature for Lizzo and put her front and centre of the body positivity movement but Lizzo says her body is no gimmick and nothing to be ‘brave’ about.
“Loving myself was the result of answering two things: Do you want to live? ‘Cause this is who you’re gonna be for the rest of your life. Or are you gonna just have a life of emptiness, self-hatred and self-loathing? And I chose to live, so I had to accept myself,” she wrote in her NBC News op-ed.
Sending a strong message to critics like ‘biggest loser’ trainer Jillian Michaels, Lizzo shared a Tik-Tok video which stated in colourful language that health isn’t always about what you look like.
Warning: Video contains strong language
I adore @lizzo with all my heart.
This is dead on.
— Marthe de Ferrer (@MarthedeFerrer) June 10, 2020
A little self-love goes a long way
While Lizzo’s self-love and lifestyle might be of concern to some, concern for your health (whether it means losing weight or not) stems from self-love.
Lizzo has inspired many women to exercise no matter their size and eat well for their health and not short-lived weight loss.
Sustainable clean eating
Lizzo has recently gone vegan, while many expected her diet change to lead to drastic weight loss, it hasn’t.
A plant-based diet doesn’t automatically lead to weight loss, a calorie deficit diet does. Extremely restrictive diets may lead to rapid weight loss, but are rarely sustainable and could contribute to binge eating and other destructive eating habits.
A clean diet may not give you quick results but it can sustainably improve your health.