There’s A New Body Trend For Everyone NOT To Aspire To

As if people around the world aren't influenced enough by social media, advertisements and societal culture to look a certain way, we've got lame catchphrases for body types that are supposed to be aspirational.

We have thigh gap, bikini bridge, the A4 paper challenge, rib-cage bragging and probably a whole host more that are just as damaging

Basically, these 'trends' come up out of nowhere and encourage mainly woman to adopt that type of body.

Whether it's having a hole emerge below your bum when your legs are closed or your weight and body fat is so low that your ribs are showing - it all ends up putting pressure on people to replicate the look, even when it could be harmful to their health.

Now there's a new one to add to the list and it's called 'The Toblerone Tunnel' and it's essentially very similar to the thigh gap however it's larger and in a triangle shape.

Credit: Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram
Credit: Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram

Credit: Holly Hagan/Instagram
Credit: Holly Hagan/Instagram

Apparently, you don't have to be skinny to achieve the look 'as it works with curves and toned pins'. Social media is awash with celebrities showing off their legs, their behinds and of course that little Toblerone shaped hole.

One of the problems with this trend is that for some, it's physically impossible to achieve because of the make-up of their hips and legs. As a result, no amount of toning or healthy dieting will give you this look.

No doubt you'll probably see a bunch of promotion deals on social media 'guaranteeing that Toblerone Tunnel in no time'.

While social media might not be the best influence, there are some voices out there campaigning against trends like this.

If you need another reason to avoid trying to replicate this stupid trend then listen to Harvard Assistant Professor in psychiatry Ann Goebel-Fabbri who wrote on Psychology Today: "Women require a minimum level of body fat in order to maintain vital functions related to fertility, pregnancy, and lactation.

"In fact, this most important fat is primarily stored in women's thighs.

"Without a healthy level of fat in their thighs, women lose their periods, interrupt ovulation, cannot sustain a pregnancy, and cannot feed their infants.

"All of these functions come from our thighs. Yes ... fat in our thighs. This fat is the source of much that defines us as female. For those of us who have chosen and experienced parenthood, this fat is what made it possible. How ironic that the very things we've been taught to hate, are the same things that give us what we love the most?"

I rest my case.

Featured Image Credit: Alexis Ren/Instagram

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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