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Are You Too Critical of Your Body?

April 3, 2008 at 8:00 PM by Isabella Wall | Comments

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As you try on tons of quince dresses, you might be feeling a little self-conscious about your body and your weight. You might wish to lose a few pounds for the occasion, or wish your tummy was a little flatter. Well, hold on a sec! Remember that there is no such thing as “the perfect body.” Celebrating your quince is about celebrating YOU, just the way you are.quince girls can be way too critical of their bodies

If you are suffering from the “gordita” syndrome, listen up! Any one of us with LATIN in her blood is a very special breed of woman called LATINA. We come in many shapes, sizes, and styles. A lot of us are fuller figured, curvier, and average size 12 and up. I know, because I am one of them! So are my abuela, mamá, tías, primas, y sobrinas and most “Hispanicas” I know.

When you are looking for your ideal quince dress, don’t get depressed if you try on a size 10 and it’s a bit snug. Try the next size up until you feel comfortable. Don’t just buy the dress and decide that you’ll lose weight to fit in it — that's the wrong motivation. And if you do lose weight before your party, you can always get the dress that once fit comfortably tailored.

It’s better to have HEALTHY EATING HABITS before, during, and after your quinceañera. As long as your weight is proportional to your height (ask your doctor), you don’t have to give up the arroz con frijoles y tamales completely. Just take care of your health and learn to love yourself without trying to live up to other people’s definition of beauty.

Here are some beauty tips to prepare for your big day and to maintain a healthy beauty always!

  • Eat three smaller-portioned comidas daily
  • Don't skip breakfast
  • Eat more frutas y vegetales
  • Eat less bread, pasta, y azucar
  • Drink lots of agua
  • Stay physically active (baila!)
  • Develop good feminine-hygiene habits
  • Keep your skin, hair, teeth, and nails sparkling clean
  • Feel good about yourself. Confidence is beautiful!

Do you agree? What would you say to other quinceañeras about beauty? Comment below.

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Dubbed "The Fairy Godmother of Quinceañeras" by the Latin media, Isabella is the leading expert on quinceañeras.

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Dubbed "The Fairy Godmother of Quinceañeras" by the Latin media, Isabella is the leading expert on quinceañeras.


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