We've all faced that moment when we pull our favorite article of clothing out from the back of our closets and put it on again — only to discover it no longer fits.
And while most of us would mourn the loss of a beloved wardrobe item, food stylist Lucy Litman couldn't be happier.
The reason? It means that she is three years into conquering her eating disorder.
"I don't really talk about this much (or ever publicly) but I struggled with an eating disorder all throughout high school and college and was in and out of different therapies and centers," she wrote on Instagram.
She was inspired to share the photo after a "friend" ignorantly told her that she was letting herself go and was eating too much bread.
"I used to weigh myself 5 times a day and the number I saw would dictate my happiness and the activities I 'allowed' myself to do. This restriction on my own happiness and life ended a lot of friendships and relationships because I'd isolate myself at home so I didn't have to be around food."
Now Litman makes a living styling food all day — and truly has found a new purpose for it.
"Food wasn't always a happy thing for me, and for many friends and family food still isn't fun — so I'm hoping to show a more playful side to what we eat and get people thinking about colors, shapes, and textures instead of calories or how much exercise they'll have to do to burn it off."
She also hopes others can learn to love food and themselves the way she has.
"I'm happy to say that I now have the healthiest relationship with food I've ever had, but to all of you out there who are still struggling, know that you're more than a number and that having a thigh gap is irrelevant (and physically impossible for some people's bone structure), but most importantly that you are not alone and are loved."
All of the hell yes to this.