As someone wanting to go into the medical field, it makes me really sad =(…
BUT as a blogger…I feel my brain rotting after scrolling through a thinspo blog for more than 5 minutes lol. Honestly, you learn nothing from staring at pictures of skinny (and oftentimes sick) women. It’s a huge waste of time, and in the last couple months, I’ve stopped posting photos of ideal bodies myself. Instead, I’ll follow blogs about street style fashion, running, yoga, fitness, and cooking to get real ideas about how I can improve my look/style/appearance and daily life.
At first the hardcore thinspo blogs which lauded anorexia, starvation, waif-thin women really freaked me out! I was about to delete my tumblr because it was so disturbing and I didn’t want to be surrounded by such negativity. However, a follower convinced me that I was doing a good deed in spreading a healthy message and encouraging others to see the light and enjoy their lives. I do want to help people with an ED looking to recover and motivate them to embrace a happier and productive lifestyle. I want to serve others as a doctor, so exposure to thinspo blogs have elucidated the struggles my future patients deal with. Hopefully, by understanding what makes thinspo so popular will help me treat patients with EDs. I really think pro-ana and pro-mia sites encourage self-harm and there should be some warning before entering the site about the images you may see.
Some less hardcore blogs which post summer-style thinspo are pretty cute and fun, but still lack substance. Some thinspiration photos along with your own original posts makes a good healthy weight loss blog.
True motivation and inspiration comes from within.