Guess what? Your body not only doesn't measure up to today's beauty standards. It would have been lacking throughout history.
Doesn't that make you feel better?
BuzzFeed has put together a video that features a model with the ideal body type for different periods and cultures throughout history—from the slender, high-waisted Ancient Egyptian to the big-breasted, ample-buttocks-having woman of today.
It is always comforting to think about how the Renaissance Italians valued plumpness, isn't it?
But I don't think that's meant to be the point. The point is that beauty standards are not only unattainable, they're always changing. And chasing an unattainable ideal sounds like way less fun than eating an entire sleeve of Oreos.