Sam Smith is telling us all to love ourselves over the holidays — even if there’s a little more more of us to love during this festive season.
“Christmas time is upon us. This time of the year always triggers tricky body issues with me. I love me some mince pies and all the trimmings, and I always find I gain a bit of weight during this time,” wrote the “Stay With Me” singer in a caption accompanying a photo of his shirtless and not-quite chiselled torso.
“I’m writing this out to you all, but also writing this for myself. Let’s make sure we remind our bodies during this time that no matter what weight we are, we are deserving of love and acceptance,” added Smith, 27.
“Let’s love our fluctuating bodies,” they concluded. “Look in that mirror and shower that reflection with Christmas kindness. Be super soft. It’s an everyday struggle for me. You aren’t alone xx.”
Smith’s message of body acceptance during the holidays was lauded by the National Eating Disorders Association, along with such celebs as model Tess Holliday and singer Brandi Carlile.