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What you see on the left is disordered. It is not goals, it is not fitspo, it is not ideal, it is not an after picture. Body positivity and personal training do not go hand in hand unless you have experienced and learnt from self image, exercise & eating disorders. Body positivity and weight loss do not go hand in hand. If you are a trainer promoting weight loss and even captioning your posts with numbers lost, you should not be trying to teach or preach body positivity. If you search the hashtags #ed #edrecovery #eatingdisorder you will see that almost all of these posts are also tagged with #bodypositivity. People who search out body positivity are most often struggling, recovering, or recovered from an eating or exercise disorder. This is why it is dangerous to promote yourself as body positive AND promote weight loss at the same time. If someone is seeking help in what use to be a safe place, the (bopo world) and they come across your post about weight-loss, you are doing them a HUGE disservice. This makes me so angry because I see it too often, and often with personal trainers. If you search the hashtag #bodypositive you will see there are more weight loss accounts, fitness accounts and foodie accounts than there are actual accounts and people that are trying to teach body positivity and save people from their disordered ways. This is BULLSHIT. Can you lose weight and be body positive? Yes. Can you promote weight loss and be body positive? NO.NO.NO.NO. And yes, I am an expert. Not because "I changed my Instagram name" because I lived YEARS of disordered thinking and behaving when it came to my body and because of accounts like @bodyposipanda @allisonkimmey @lovefromdanica @iamdaniadriana I RECOVERED. I changed my ways, my life and my thinking. AND IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, take the effort to LEARN, DO BETTER, AND STOP PROMOTING WEIGHT LOSS WITH BODY POSITIVITY.