You don’t realize it at first. You think this body-image obsession is going to give you everything – but you end up having to give everything to it, and so you lose.
You look great but you require the constant validation from faceless others to reinforce to you that it’s all worth it – only you know on a deeper level that it just isn’t.
At some point you realize you don’t want to give everything to this obsession anymore. And it is only then that you find your freedom.