Seeing a constant stream of before-and-after photos in your Instagram feed can be dangerous. But there can be real value to these photos, especially when they remind us that transformations aren’t always about weight loss.

Megan Jayne Crabbe struggled with anorexia and binge eating disorder. She knows firsthand how the number on the scale can govern your happiness. In this amazing before-and-after photo, she celebrates her now heavier body and explains how she learned to stop caring about the readout on her scale:

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