Popular wellness blogger, personal trainer and social media star, Sophie Gray, has called out an inspo Instagram for re-posting picture of her in a bikini with a controversial caption.
The @gramousfitness account captioned the regram, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”
And Sophie wasn't standing for that.
The 22-year-old shared the now deleted image with a brutally honest comment of her own.
“Actually from experience and seeing as I’m the person in this photo, I know that pizza and cookies taste way better."
The reason why she scribbled out her abs is to do with her ongoing stance against sharing bikini pics.
“In this situation, showing my body wasn’t relevant — people knew I was wearing a sports bra and that it was one of ‘those’ images — and I felt it would distract from my message,” Gray told Yahoo Beauty.
The 22-year-old has been open about her struggles with disordered eating, anxiety and a lack of self acceptance. After starting a health and fitness journey to help her heal, she realised the bikini clad shots she was sharing didn’t jibe with her general ethos.
“A year ago, I had a panic attack while on a plane and began questioning why I felt the need to post those types of photos,” says Gray. “How could I preach self-acceptance and post these images? Why is my self-worth attached to a body type? I don’t even like working out! Once I realised those photos were a way to avoid who I really am, I made a vow to stop posting them.”
More power to you, Sophie!