- Jenna Jameson just shared a photo on Instagram that she had reservations about posting.
- The post is a before-and-after photo of Jenna, who has lost 80 pounds on the keto diet in one year.
- Jenna revealed in the post that she was prediabetic before she started the keto diet.
Jenna Jameson started her keto diet journey last April, and in that time, she's not only lost 80 pounds, but she's also become a huge proponent of body positivity.
In an Instagram post shared Monday (for her typical #mondaymotivation post), Jenna shared a before-and-after photo that seemed more difficult for her to post than usual. "Here goes nothing," she wrote, captioning two photos of herself in a black bikini-one before and after keto . "UUUGH. I did not want to post this before picture."
Clearly, though, Jenna ended up sharing the photos: "Once I mulled it over in my mind, I realized how important normalizing women's true bodies is."
View this post on Instagram Here goes nothing. #motivationmonday UUUGH. I didnt want to post this before picture. But once I mulled it over in my mind, I realized how important normalizing womens true bodies is. This is normal. This is beautiful. My transition to health has helped me realize a lot of my connection to skinniness was unhealthy. Its very possible to be thin and frightening unhealthy. So thickness does not equate to being sick, but mine was. I was pre diabetic, and a literal sloth. I remember back when I weighed 80 lbs and was starving myself... I thought that was pretty at the time but had no clue. Im now a healthy size 4 and can keep up with my kids. Hallelujah! So remember these #beforeandafter pictures arent just to show the esthetics of being slim, they show hard work and attention to my inside health. This is a years worth of recalibration and focus. So in closing, remember how important your precious health is... dont stress on what is staring back at you in that mirror. #ketotransformation #ketodiet #beforeandafterweightloss #cellulite #keto #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #intermittentfasting A post shared by Jenna Jameson (@jennacantlose) on Apr 15, 2019 at 1:00pm PDT
Jenna then went on to explain her ups and downs related to weight loss : "My transition to health has helped me realize a lot of my connection to 'skinniness' was unhealthy," she wrote. "It's very possible to be thin and frightening[ly] unhealthy.
Jenna also shared just how unhealthy she was while she was overweight: "Thickness does not equate to being sick, but mine was," she said. "I was prediabetic, and a literal sloth." But Jenna also looked back on times when she was much thinner-but equally unhealthy. "I remember back when I weighed 80 lbs and was starving myself," she wrote. "I thought that was pretty at the time but had no clue."
Now, Jenna says, she's finally feeling healthy. "I'm now a healthy size 4 and can keep up with my kids," she wrote, adding that her before-and-after photos aren't just to show the "aesthetics" of being slim, but to acknowledge her hard work on her "inside health." "This is a year's worth recalibration and focus," she wrote, referencing her year-long keto journey.
Overall, Jenna said not to "stress on what is staring back at you in that mirror." And all I can say is, amen to that, sister.