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Weight Gain Affects Khloe Kardashian’s Self-Image

Khloe Kardashian has said that she is always fighting up and down fluctuations in her weight. Even after a year and a half as a spokesmodel for QuickTrim diet and weight loss supplements, along with sisters Kim and Kourtney, she says that she has let herself go and re-gained the weight she had lost. Prior to marrying NBA player Lamar Odom, Khloe reported that she had lost 30 pounds with the QuickTrim supplements and increased exercise. She was even featured on E!’s “Remarkable Celebrity Body Bouncebacks.”

The variance can be seen in all the paparazzi photos of Khloe. Sometimes it is even difficult to recognize her. Khloe told Perez Hilton that she avoids reading what is written about her, yet comments about her weight still impact her. She is quoted, “I feel like no matter what I do, I never look good enough to everybody else.”

Khloe’s weight gain cannot be good for QuickTrim, but it is clearly hurting Khloe’s self-image. Self-esteem and self-image are separate things that can be related. Khloe may be very confident in who she is and how she contributes, but it sounds like she is not so confident in how she appears to others.

I might suggest that Khloe drop QuickTrim and focus more on projects that bring her joy and make her feel valuable. Physical appearance is often a large part of self-image, but it is not the only factor in how we see ourselves. Skills, personal characteristics, and contributions to society can also impact our self-image and/or self-esteem, depending on the value we place on each of these things.

This can be just another reminder that even praise for weight loss can be considered “fat talk” and can be hurtful.

image via celebuzz.com

February 2nd, 2011

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