Debunking the Thigh Gap

So as most people probably know, the thigh gap is a big trend in today’s society. If you don’t know what a thigh gap is, it’s when a girl stands, with her feet and knees together, and has a small space in between her thighs. People believe that this shows that she is fit/skinny. Many girls envy the thigh gap, and often want one. They associate it with being healthy and in shape.

Now, I am not by any means against thigh gaps. Tons of people have them; it’s just naturally how they look. It’s the way that their body was structured, or their hips are larger, allowing their legs to be farther apart. What I am here to talk about however, is the situation and stigma around thigh gaps.

I see so many teenage girls wishing they had a thigh gap, and even starving themselves thinking that by doing this, they will get a thigh gap. This is not right. If you want to get skinner or in shape, then please, do so by eating healthy and working out. Do not try to achieve a certain look in your legs by harming your body. And also, remember that not every CAN get a thigh gap. As I said before, some people are just born with their body structured that way, and no matter what you do, some people just won’t get one – even if you are super skinny.

tumblr_mer4d9B5ig1qdhsxpWhat I’m trying to say here is, don’t aim for something that’s not guaranteed. Instead, aim for fit. Aim for healthy. Aim for happy. Will having a thigh gap improve your overall happiness? It might make you feel good for a little bit, but in the long wrong, it probably won’t change much. And the process that some girls go through in order to achieve this just isn’t right.

ThighGapBeyonce doesn’t have a thigh gap, and she looks fiinneee.

beyonce-main_2536491aI just wanted you all to know, that you CAN be skinny, and NOT have a thigh gap. A lot of girls who post photos of themselves where you see a thigh gap often do a little trick I’d like to debunk below. I am not saying they are not in shape, because they are! I see tons of fit girls who look awesome, but when they take certain photos, they do this to make themselves have a thigh gap. Why do this if you are already fit and healthy? Easy; society.

But just know there is no pressure for you to have a thigh gap. Just be happy with the body that you have, and if you do want to improve yourself, do it through clean eating and fitness. So many fit and in shape people don’t have thigh gaps. and remember, everything is not always as it seems.

2014-03-05 001 2014-03-05 004 2014-03-05 001 2014-03-05 008It’s all about how you stand, ladies.

no thigh gap


4 thoughts on “Debunking the Thigh Gap

  1. This is very insightful! I never have and never will care if I have a thigh gap or not, but I like that you let the girls who do care that it’s not everything. I’m vegetarian & LOVE your blog! Thanks so much for all your posts!

  2. Hi! I am one of the girls who actually DOES have a natural thigh gap-my hips are very wide apart and there’s nothing I can do about it! I always tell people this when they say things like “can I have your legs” or “I want your gap!” But not many really seem to understand! This post really captures what every girl should know!

    • Yes, a lot of people don’t understand that it’s all about your genetics, not about how fit you are! You probably are a fit healthy girl, but some people just have things that others don’t šŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

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