Fitness influencer slams 'heroin chic' telling women 'your body is not a trend'

A fitness influencer slammed the so-called "heroin chic" image, and told women "your body is not a trend."

Online coach Liv, AKA Liv Livin Life to her over 57,000 Instagram followers, is known for sharing body positive advice.

In a recent post, she slammed the so-called "heroin chic" trend, which is a look that was popularised in early-1990s fashion, and involved women having pale skin, dark circles and stringy hair.

The trend basically centres around skinny frames, and sharp cheekbones - a huge step away from the curvy Kardashian-like image that's been popular in recent years.

But - like many people - Liv wants us to bin these so-called trends, as she's think it's unhealthy for people to want to look like anything other than themselves.

Body image trends seem to be going out of fashion quicker than the clothes we put on our backs, and the body positive community wants this to change.

In a defiant post, Liv told her followers that the female body is not a trend, and said all bodies are "worthy" of being loved and admired.

Writing on Instagram, she said: "THE FEMALE BODY DOES NOT EXIST TO BE A TREND.

"I cannot stress this ENOUGH.

"We have come so far as a society, and to see this article feels so backwards and wrong.

"Your body is your home, your safe space, what allows you to live life to the full, create memories, make an impact - the list goes on.

"It is not to be manipulated or changed to fit yet ANOTHER ‘trend’.

"Clothes come in and out of trends, bodies do not, as they are so much more than that."

She continued: "Men don’t have body trends, and that’s the crux of it, why do we think there are so many people that struggle with body image issues when this is the sort of message we are surrounded by?

"But I want you to know, never change your body to fit any stereotype.

"From what I have learnt over the years of trying to do exactly this is that it will only EVER lead to unhappiness.

"Everyone’s bodies are so different, and a LARGE part of how you look comes down to GENETICS.

"I naturally would never fit this body stereotype, so rather than chasing that unrealistic ideal, learn to embrace your OWN body in its current state, and instead use that energy into living your life to the fullest.

"We as women have come a hell of a long way from this so we’re not going back."

More than 2,000 people have liked the post since she shared it, and dozens of people also commented.

People thanked her for opening up about the issue, and also claimed the term is "offensive" to those who suffer with substance misuse.

One person said: "Amazed at how many girls are standing against this.

"Times are changing, and you are a part of it."

A second added: "It's crazy how there's so many trends with bodies and like healthy, happy and confident is not a 'style'. Omg."

Meanwhile, a third commented: "This is where it's at."

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