We love our bodies. Decades into the body positivity movement—which technically started in 1996 when The Body Positive founders Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, LCSW, and Deb Burgard brought the term “body positive” into the mass vernacular—it’s almost automatic to comment yasss queen when someone posts their stretch marks on Instagram.

We’ve come so far on the road to self-acceptance, and yet in between Hoda Kotb and all the other affirmation quote accounts we follow on Instagram, it still seems like everyone—even your old high school lab partner who cheated on every quiz—has a Ph.D. in FaceTune. And so when January rolls around, we still feel this rumbling deep down inside of us to crash diet. Eliminate sugar. Cut carbs. Everything but water and celery juice, folks! As I kneel at the altar of Ashley Graham, I ask: Why?!

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