One celebrity who also struggled with her image for years on end is entertainer and businesswoman - Thembi Seete.
In a recent Instagram post, Thembi recently opened up about how she was so obsessed with being skinny as a young girl, and that she would constantly compare herself to friends who were more tiny than her. She was really ashamed of her weight.
"Growing up I was obsessed with the idea of being skinny. My best friend at the time was pretty tiny, she would wear anything and everything, from to crop tops to short skirts (Aaliyah look) and she would still look great effortlessly.
Me, on the other hand, I would wear my crop tops with a bra and short skirt with tights because I was ashamed of my weight." [sic]
Thembi then shared that she took her weight journey to the extreme when she began starving herself just to lose some more weight, however, the outcome of starving herself were not positive at all.
"I then decided to drink diet pills and experimented on crash diets by starving myself daily, which worked because I lost the weight but yet I felt like I was dying. I felt weak most of the time, my heart rate was high, felt constantly tired, sleepy and my concentration span was short. I then went back to my bad diet habits because of my cravings and guess what? I gained the weight back 10 times more than before and this time my bad habits affected my skin." She shared.
However, bad diet choices are long behind her, as Thembi Seete has grown wiser about how she takes care of her body and is no longer starving herself.
From exercising often and carefully choosing what she puts in her mouth, Thembi Seete looks has been looking absolutely amazing for a 41-year-old.
She also created a fitness Instagram page which she'll use to inspire those who want and need to live a healthier lifestyle.
Main Image Credit: Instagram/@ThembiSeete_