Khloe Kardashian has commented on her approach to delivering real body positivity statements to her 3-year-old daughter. In a new interview with Health Magazine, the fitness influencer talks about correcting people who often call their daughter “big” because they don’t want to overstep their unhealthy relationship with food and body image.
Khloe Kardashian speaks on why she uses body positivity language around her daughter True.
“I don’t play when it comes to True. She’s very tall. People will always say, ‘She’s so big, And I’ll say, ‘Oh, she’s so tall. I try to make them more descriptive. I know what an adult means when they say that, but I don’t want her to misinterpret that. I’ve noticed she’s tough, which is a great thing. And if that’s who she is, I’m not trying to make her not be that way.”
The KUWTK star decided she would not use language like “big” or “small” for her 3-Year-Old.
“I do try as always to tell her it’s OK if she cries or if something is wrong,” Khloe told the Magazine. The mom-of-one had previously been vocal about the unbearable scrutiny she had faced for years over her body, so talking about her approach to stay fit, the beauty claimed she works to practice healthy habits daily.
The 37-year-old who had unhealthy relationships with food & body image wants to protect True from the same struggles.
Khloe was an “emotional eater” growing up and would allow what she ate to dictate how she felt about herself.
She added that she thinks of it as a lifestyle rather than believing she wants to try this diet or something someone else had talked about. “I’m so over that stage in my life. It’s cliché, but it’s all about mind, body, and soul. If I am not mentally strong, I physically feel like I can’t do what I want to do. So, it’s not about the physical appearance.” The KUWTK star spoke about navigating Instagram, which she described as a gift and a curse, including handling negative comments about her body.
However, as she got older, she learned the importance of prioritizing her well-being by “practicing healthy habits.
She continued: “There have not been so many days that I’m like, I feel so badass and good. And then my demeanor will be shot down because someone posted a story about how they perceive me or how they think I look. It’s strange because we know the truth about ourselves. So why let what someone says affect you? But it does. It didn’t mean when I was younger. Normally, when you’re older, you turn into titanium. Sometimes I let that stuff get to me, and I have to actively drown that noise out.”
Khloe talked about her past experiences with “yo-yo dieting” and the pattern of losing weight.
“I had tried every diet under the sun. Remember when Beyoncé did that lemon juice and cayenne pepper thing? I was like, sign me up!”
Khloe shared how she was an emotional eater and revealed she had almost punished herself for bingeing a bag of chips when she was younger. When sad, Khloe said she would eat but always hated the way she felt after doing that. “I have tried every diet under the sun. Remember when Beyoncé did that lemon Juice and cayenne pepper thing? I was like, ‘sign me up!” That’s why I yo-yoed my entire life. I was always chasing some fad.”
Khloe noted her daughter is “ tough” but also reminds her it’s okay “if she cries or something is wrong.”
This comes months after she discussed other deliberate parenting choices, including her decision to educate True on race. Khloe had claimed she doesn’t want True to be exposed to as much inclusion but variety as possible. Making a guest appearance on the Role Model Podcast, she claimed she doesn’t want True living in a bubble because they do have this very privileged life and want her to know all types of life, all kinds of living, and be very aware of that.
She wants True also to know all types of life, all kinds of living, and be very aware of them.