Woman's inspiring take on body image goes viral after she posts a picture of herself in tights

These days, more and more people are using social media as a way to leverage their connections with their followers. Fitness bloggers, in particular, utilize Instagram to rally a community of like-minded supporters, where they can come together to share tips, motivation and support over the internet.

Through candid confessions and photos, users are able to convey to their followers the downsides of social media. Milly Smith, a wellness advocate, took to Instagram to express her discontent with how misleading the internet can be.

She posted this photo of her in tights:

Millie wrote:

Same girl, same day, same time. Not a before and after. Not a weight loss transformation. Not a diet company promotion. I am comfortable with my body in both. Neither is more or less worthy. Neither makes me more or less of a human being. Neither invites degrading comments and neither invites sleezy words.

On the left, you see Millie with her tights pulled up high. On the right, her black tights hang lower, showing her stomach.

"We are so blinded to what a real unposed body looks like and blinded to what beauty is," she said. "Don't compare, just live for you," Millie told her followers.

You can follow more of Millie's inspiring words and "Self Love Club" on her Instagram.

Scroll through to see an incredible transformation:

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My ears and mouth looked tiny on my big ol' head and my neck went straight down from my jaw to my chest. Now that I've lost 137 lbs. you can see that my ears stick out, I actually have a big smile and a jaw line! ๐Ÿ˜ #mindyourmacros #TransformationTuesday #FacialFeaturesFTW #EarGlow #elfish #katehudson #extremeweightloss #weightlossbeforeandafter #halfmysize #weightlosstransformation #weightloss #weightlosssuccess #healthy #fitness #fitfam #fitchick #girlswholift #ketogenic #weightlosscoach
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#FaceliftFriday When I was 296 lbs. I looked old and felt terrible and that's not how imagined myself when I was a little girl. I had no quality of life: I was depressed, in pain, and angry at where I had ended up. Thanks to keto I've: Gone from 296 lbs. to 137 lbs. I'm down from 60% body fat to 25% I went from a size 28 to a size 8 AND no that I'm no longer afraid to travel/fly I'm planning our VERY FIRST family vacation for the Thanksgiving holiday. #mindyourmacros #weightlosstransformation #weightlossbeforeandafter #weightlossjourney #extremeweightloss #keto #ketogenic #137lbsdown #halfmysize #newleaseonlife
365 days progress! 222 in the picture on the left and 159 today ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ down a total of 137 lbs in 19 months and counting... #mindyourmacros #fitchick #girlswholift #weightlosstransformation #weightlossmotivation #weightlossjourney #fitspo #fitspiration #ketogenic #ketogenicdiet #beforeandafterweightloss #extremeweightloss #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #ayearagotoday
Losing 137 lbs. has given me confidence in wearing clothes again! I used to pick out clothes based on how well I thought they hid me. Last year I was so happy to be able to wear a button down. This year I bought a yellow dress! Definitely can't hide in this โ˜€๏ธ #MindYourMacros #BrightAsTheSun #IWannaHaveSomeFun #shoop #mallenstreak #keto #ketodiet #ketogenic #beforeandafterweightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlossmotivation #weightlosstransformation #
133 lbs down in 17 months and 73 lbs down from this picture taken last year, all on a well formulated Ketogenic diet. #MindYourMacros #extremeweightloss #100lbsdown #130lbsdown #keto #ketosis #ketogenic #ketogenicdiet #weightlossjourney #gettinglean #weightlosssuccess
6 months of progress since I started weight training while eating keto #MindYourMacros #girlswholift #keto #ketosis #ketogenic #trainfasted #eatcleantraindirty #lowcarb #gainz #bodyrecomposition #115poundsdown #100poundsdown #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosscoach #
296 lbs to 162 lbs in 18 months. 60% body fat to 26% body fat. #MindYouMacros #ketogenic #ketogenicdiet #extremeweightloss #weighlossjourney #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #weightlossstory #beforeandafter #beforeandafterweightloss #100lbsdown #130lbsdown #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #liftheavybehappy
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