Lauren Conrad Bans Body-Shaming Terms: Skinny & Thin from Her Website

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Lauren Conrad is, among others, the owner of a lifestyle website and her June theme is “Shape Up” – and besides tips and fitness inspiration, she vows to stop using ‘body shaming’ terms such as ‘skinny or ‘thin’. Here’s what she says:

It’s that time of the year again… swimsuit season. I make an effort to eat healthy and exercise all year round. But when summer hits and the layers of clothing come off, fitness becomes even more of a priority for me. So with that in mind, our June theme here on is going to be Shape Up. You can expect all the great fitness content you’ve come to know and love here on the site, including my Bikini Boot Camp series. But, you’ll also notice one key difference…

When we’ve talked about getting in shape in the past, words like ‘skinny,’ ‘slim,’ and ‘thin’ have often come up. Starting this month, we’ll be banning any body shaming terms from the site, and replacing them with words like ‘fit’ ‘toned,’ and ‘healthy.’ We try do to this for the most part anyway, but now we’re making it official! The word skinny will now be reserved for skinny jeans. My editorial team and I had a long talk about it, and we want to make sure that the focus is on being fit as opposed to a number on the scale. Every body is created differently–and healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes.

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Lauren Conrad Brings the Quote of the Day

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On how she stays in shape:

“I’m not a huge fan of the gym, to be honest. When I have to go to the gym and put an hour in, I’m just staring at the clock. I just like getting out, like going on a hike, going on the kayaks, going for a run on the beach. I really love food. I’m not good at dieting. I try to make smart choices but just eat a little bit less. I am all for body confidence, but I am even more for living a healthy lifestyle. Treat your body right, exercise, eat healthy, and then feeling confident in your bikini.”

… says 28 year-old Lauren.

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Lauren Conrad: “I used to hate my legs”

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On body image:

“I’m so jealous of people who completely love their bodies. I think most women have trouble areas as well as areas that they like. So you play up your favorite parts and learn to dress around the others. I used to hate my legs, but now I always wear minis. It was an accident. In an effort to look taller, I started wearing really high heels with shorter skirts and ended up showing off my legs a lot.”

… says Lauren in Comopolitan Magazine.

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Lauren Conrad Does Redbook Magazine

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On how she tries to design the best clothes for different body types:

“At first, I was just designing for myself. Then I started getting comments from women who didn’t have my body type, saying things like, ‘I have a larger chest and can’t wear this tent-shaped dress.’ So I’ve learned to make pieces that don’t necessarily flatter me but look great on someone else. I spent years in school for this. It wasn’t just, ‘I like clothes! I’m going to make some!’”

… says 27 year-old Lauren.

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