Kourtney Kardashian ‘surprised’ by positive reaction to stretch mark photo

Kourtney Kardashian was stunned by the positive reaction she received after sharing a photo of her stretch marks on social media.The reality TV star posted a picture on Instagram of her posing on the back of a yacht while on vacation in August, with he…

Kourtney Kardashian was stunned by the positive reaction she received after sharing a photo of her stretch marks on social media.

The reality TV star posted a picture on Instagram of her posing on the back of a yacht while on vacation in August, with her high-cut black swimsuit revealing a series of small stretch marks on her hips.

“Thank you so much for not editing out your stretch marks!!” one user exclaimed in the comments on the post, to which the mother-of-three replied: “I love my stripes.”

And in a new cover interview with Health magazine, Kourtney confessed she was shocked by the overwhelmingly positive reaction to her body.

“I was surprised by that. I’ve had stretch marks since eighth or ninth grade on the side of my booty. I never cared about them – I like them!” she laughed.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star also opened up about her workout regime, and said since having her three children – Mason, 10, seven-year-old Penelope, and Reign, five – her gym sessions are now all about maintenance.

“As far as my workouts, I feel really good. I notice better results when I mix it up between trainers or do boxing, so I don’t get burned-out or bored. I’ve also made an effort to get into skincare. I put on a serum every day right out of the shower, under my lotion,” the 40-year-old shared.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Poosh founder revealed that she scolds members of her famous family whenever she finds troublesome items in their fridges.

“I say, ‘OK, guys, what’s it going to take for everyone to stop using plastic water bottles?’ I’ve pretty much gotten everyone switched over to boxed water or glass. But when I go to my family’s houses and I see nonorganic milk or fruit or vegetables, it really bothers me,” Kourtney insisted.

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Kourtney Kardashian no longer concentrates on calorie counting

Kourtney Kardashian no longer concentrates on calorie counting after spending her younger years focused on appearing thin.In a new interview with Health magazine, the reality TV star discussed her decision to embrace clean living and organic produce, a…

Kourtney Kardashian no longer concentrates on calorie counting after spending her younger years focused on appearing thin.

In a new interview with Health magazine, the reality TV star discussed her decision to embrace clean living and organic produce, as well as her regrets over not doing her research into what was best for her body when she was a teenager.

“I grew up in that super-skinny era. ‘Fat-free’ and calorie counting was the thing,” she told the publication. “I don’t even think about those things anymore. No one cared about carbs; it was just (about) no fat. I didn’t know what was healthy or not healthy growing up.”

Now, Kourtney abides by a gluten and dairy-free eating plan. She also switches up her organic diet to the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet to keep her figure trim.

“My skin is very sensitive, and if I eat dairy, it affects it,” the mother-of-three shared. “I love doing a keto diet, though I’m not doing it now. I noticed my body change for the better. I (also) love intermittent fasting. I try to do that all the time. Sometimes if I’ve had a normal day of eating and I’m pretty full, instead of having dinner, I’ll have some bone broth, especially if I’m not feeling well or starting to get sick.”

While Kourtney’s keen a holistic lifestyle and often scolds members of her famous family for having non-organic produce in their fridges, the 40-year-old also confessed that she indulges in sweet treats and junk food every now and then.

“My mom has a good pantry in Palm Springs filled with Cheetos and Oreos and lots of junk foods. I definitely treat myself. And (recently) Kim and I did a road trip, and we stopped at a gas station and raided it – Funyuns, mini doughnuts, Chex Mix,” she commented, before noting that she doesn’t like sugary drinks. “I would never open a can of soda. That’s just not where I would cheat.”

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Chelsea Handler candidly discusses ‘terrible relationship’ with food

Chelsea Handler has had a “terrible relationship” with food for as long as she can remember.The comedy star has candidly discussed her health and wellbeing in a new interview with Health magazine, and during the chat, and revealed that when she moved t…

Chelsea Handler has had a “terrible relationship” with food for as long as she can remember.

The comedy star has candidly discussed her health and wellbeing in a new interview with Health magazine, and during the chat, and revealed that when she moved to Los Angeles to start her career in her early 20s, she developed an obsession with staying in shape.

“I’ve had a terrible relationship with food. I eat chocolate in the middle of the night. I’m awful. I stand in my kitchen at my refrigerator and eat out of the fridge. I had terrible examples of eating growing up,” Chelsea explained, adding that her mother used to make huge batches of macaroni and cheese for a snack.

“I was all out of sorts when I moved to Los Angeles. I’ve basically experimented with every eating disorder there is. I never stuck to anything, which is the good thing about me not sticking to anything – I never see anything through. It’s tough being a woman.”

The Chelsea Lately star also opened up on her tumultuous relationship with alcohol, and while she’s not teetotal, she told the publication that she has cut down and gained control.

“I used to drink all the time. I thought I could handle my alcohol, but I didn’t realise how much your body and your life changes when it’s not in your life every day,” the 44-year-old shared.

And Chelsea was impressed with her new-found figure once she took a break from the booze.

“It’s nice to wake up with clarity and to take a break from the bloat. I didn’t think I was bloated until I didn’t drink for a few weeks. Then I was like, ‘Whoa, look at my cheekbones and my abs,'” she laughed.

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Miranda Lambert finally in a ‘comfortable place’ with her weight

Miranda Lambert has finally reached a “comfortable place” with her weight after years of struggling with her body image.The 36-year-old singer opened up about her diet and exercise regime during a cover interview with Health magazine and admitted she’s…

Miranda Lambert has finally reached a “comfortable place” with her weight after years of struggling with her body image.

The 36-year-old singer opened up about her diet and exercise regime during a cover interview with Health magazine and admitted she’s only recently come to accept her looks.

“I’ve been all sizes. My whole life, I’ve struggled with ups and downs in weight,” she said. “I’m only 5’4″ so weight shows quickly on me. I’ve hit a comfortable place; this is pretty much my size. I’m a size six (U.K. size 10), give or take five pounds, depending on the day.

“It’s so good to find your place. I don’t like being onstage worrying about my body. That’s the last thing I want to be thinking about. I don’t give my best performance when I’m distracted by my insecurities.”

The Little Red Wagon star added that it was a fan who inspired her to adopt a new outlook when it comes to her appearance.

“There was a time when I wasn’t happy about the way I looked – but I was happy about where I was in my career, so I was like, ‘I’ll worry about that later,'” she explained. “I had a girl come up to me. She was probably my size and age, and she said, ‘I want you to know I threw my scale away because of you, because you’re so confident. I realised my weight is not in a scale; it’s in how I feel about myself.’ That gave me confidence to be like, ‘Whatever state you’re in, you’ve gotta rock it.'”

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Kate Upton baffled by ‘fat’ jibes during early days of career

Kate Upton was left hurt and confused when critics described her as “fat” in the early days of her career.The model remains one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having previously landed campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secre…

Kate Upton was left hurt and confused when critics described her as “fat” in the early days of her career.

The model remains one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having previously landed campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Bobbi Brown, and David Yurman.

However, in a recent interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Kate opened up about how baffled she was when people criticised her famously curvy figure when she was starting out in the business.

“When it was first happening, obviously it was really hard ’cause I was like, ‘I work out all the time, why is everyone calling me fat?'” she reflected.

But Kate went on to explain that she has noticed a major shift towards inclusivity by fashion leaders in recent years.

“Now, the conversation has completely changed. People are like, ‘What when did people say that?’ And that shows how the industry is changing, our voice matters, and things can change – we mean something.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Kate spoke about her decision to pose in an unretouched photoshoot for the September 2019 issue of Health magazine, and she noted that it was particularly important for her to show her real body, especially as she welcomed daughter Genevieve with her husband Justin Verlander just under a year ago.

“We’re on Instagram all the time – we see people Photoshopping everything. (I’m like), ‘When does it end?’ When you’re scrolling on Instagram, you constantly compare yourself to these other people. And for me, I wanted to take a step back and show a real moment of someone who actually six months postpartum, not being Photoshopped, and be that real person and real influence for other people,” the 27-year-old asserted.

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Kate Upton makes body positivity statement with unretouched photoshoot

Kate Upton has made a body positivity statement by posing for an unretouched photoshoot in Health magazine.The 27-year-old model, who appears on the cover of the September issue, insisted that the photoshoot be unedited because she wanted to be an exam…

Kate Upton has made a body positivity statement by posing for an unretouched photoshoot in Health magazine.

The 27-year-old model, who appears on the cover of the September issue, insisted that the photoshoot be unedited because she wanted to be an example to other women who were feeling under pressure to conform to the filtered photos on social media.

“When you think about it, we have retouching everywhere now – and we don’t even know it,” Upton told the magazine. “People are staging Instagram shots and retouching those pictures. That’s the new norm. And then we believe that’s how people actually look, and think we should look that way too.

“So, for me, doing an unretouched shoot is a step toward embracing real life. The goal should be to be the best you can be – not try to look like someone else.”

The Sports Illustrated model, who welcomed daughter Genevieve in November, confessed she has much more confidence and love for her body than she did when she first started modelling.

“When I first started modelling, everything was about your measurements and what you fit into,” Upton explained. “It would be like, ‘Oh, you don’t fit into those jeans.’ You’re shamed. And that’s why it took me a longer time to get to a healthier place. That’s why it’s important for me to push out this different mindset.

“I don’t want anyone to have to be in that negative space where they think, ‘Oh, no! I don’t fit into that size 2 dress.’ You know what, who cares? Buy another one!”

Elsewhere in the interview, the model said she makes sure she fits in a workout at some point during the day to help with her mental wellbeing.

“I find that if I am in a good mental space, I don’t let the bulls**t and criticism get to me,” she shared.

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Forever 21 apologises for sending diet bars with plus-size clothing orders

Executives at Forever 21 have apologised for sending diet bars with plus-size clothing orders.In recent days, a number of unimpressed customers have taken to Twitter to share their concern over receiving a sample Atkins Lemon snack bar with their order…

Executives at Forever 21 have apologised for sending diet bars with plus-size clothing orders.

In recent days, a number of unimpressed customers have taken to Twitter to share their concern over receiving a sample Atkins Lemon snack bar with their order, with many noting that they had purchased plus-size clothing online.

Critics accused the label of appearing to body-shame customers, and on Tuesday, bosses issued a statement apologising for any offence caused by the promotion.

“From time to time, Forever 21 surprises our customers with free test products from third parties in their e-commerce orders,” they said. “The freebie items in question were included in all online orders, across all sizes and categories, for a limited time and have since been removed. This was an oversight on our part and we sincerely apologise for any offense this may have caused to our customers, as this was not our intention in any way.”

While the Atkins Lemon bar is not labelled as a weight loss product, the company is known for the Atkins diet, a low-carbohydrate eating plan devised by Dr. Robert Atkins.

In light of the feedback, a representative for the Atkins brand also released a statement and claimed that the company was “focused on a lifestyle nutritional approach where everyone can benefit from overall health and wellbeing.”

However, it seems that bosses at Forever 21 are going to have to do some serious damage control, as several customers have used social media to express their anger at receiving the free bar.

One user commented, “@Forever21 why are you sending out Atkins bars with your plus-size orders? It’s hella fatphobic, insensitive, and harmful to everyone involved. Diet culture continues to thrive because of companies like you who ‘subtly’ shove it down people’s throats. please address this,” while another added: “Apparently @Forever21 sends out Atkins bars with all of its orders, which sends a wildly dangerous message to ALL of its customers. Not only is it fatshaming, it could also trigger people of all sizes who have EDs (eating disorders). This is as dangerous as it is inappropriate.”

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Naomi Campbell finds grocery shopping to be ‘therapeutic’

Naomi Campbell insists on doing her own grocery shopping as she finds the process “therapeutic”.Last month, the British supermodel hit headlines when she opened up about her unusual eating habits and claimed that she can go for days without consuming a…

Naomi Campbell insists on doing her own grocery shopping as she finds the process “therapeutic”.

Last month, the British supermodel hit headlines when she opened up about her unusual eating habits and claimed that she can go for days without consuming any food in a TV interview.

However, in a new video for her YouTube channel, Naomi has given followers a glimpse into her diet by showing them how she shops for groceries at Whole Foods Market.

“I need to do my own groceries. I can’t order them online,” she stated to the camera. “I need to choose my own fruit in case they come bruised. I need to see it for my own eyes. I find grocery shopping therapeutic but today I am in a bit of a rush.”

As Naomi zoomed around the store, stopping to pose for selfies with fans, she went on to explain that she has had to drastically alter her diet in recent months for health reasons. Specifically, she now avoids foods containing gluten, wheat or dairy.

“As you get older, your system changes. I found out in January, no gluten, no wheat, no dairy. I’m like, ‘What the f**k am I going to eat?'” the 49-year-old sighed. “All my comfort food just went down the drain and I’m sad, ’cause that’s the kind of things I like to munch on at night when I get back from work or an event and I want to watch c**ppy TV, like everybody else in the world. Love a little munchy on something, carbohydrates for sure… a little comfort food. And now, it’s just been stripped out of my life.”

During the shopping trip, Naomi purchased lots of fruits, including Japanese pears, grapes, peaches, and mandarins, as well as basil, spicy olives, raisins, cashews, walnuts, and coconut yoghurt.

But she did note that she still struggles with cravings for sweets.

“Now that I’ve stopped smoking, I tend to want to pick up candy. I need to eat more fruit and not candy,” she smiled. “I still like candy, yes, and I still like chocolate, but I find that the chocolate gives me a tummy ache, so I’ve had to cut down on that.”

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America Ferrera is rebuilding body strength after baby

New mum America Ferrera isn’t worried about shedding her pregnancy pounds because she is more focused on rebuilding her body’s strength. The former Ugly Betty star gave birth to her first child, a son named Sebastian, with her husband Ryan Piers Willi…

New mum America Ferrera isn’t worried about shedding her pregnancy pounds because she is more focused on rebuilding her body’s strength.

The former Ugly Betty star gave birth to her first child, a son named Sebastian, with her husband Ryan Piers Williams in May (18), and now she’s more settled into life as a mum, America is starting to turn her attention to her own body.

“I’m just now starting to feel like I want to feel strong in my body again,” she tells Health magazine.

“I didn’t work out as much as I imagined I would during my pregnancy. I was in triathlon shape when I got pregnant. I had so much on my plate and something had to give.”

Despite being less active than she had planned, the 34 year old found herself feeling “really powerful and healthy” as she nurtured her unborn child.

“You create life. I found so much power in that,” gushes America, who is still breastfeeding her boy.

Motherhood has also affected the way the actress approaches her diet: “I have changed my relationship to food. I swore off (weighing) scales a long time ago,” she shares. “More than anything, I just try to be aware of how does what I eat make me feel? Do I feel better? Do I feel energized? Does this make me tired and not feel great?”

The star has also adopted a more relaxed approach to other aspects of her life, and is just determined to do her best with every task she faces.

“I try to go easy on myself,” she explains. “I think that’s been one of the mantras for me in all of motherhood – to try and not be so hard on myself. Which is a challenge because, like so many women, I demand so much more of myself than I would ever demand of someone else.”

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Ireland Baldwin opens up about past battle with anorexia

Ireland Baldwin has opened up about her past battle with anorexia.The model, who is the daughter of Hollywood stars Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, is making a name for herself in the fashion world and has landed campaigns for the likes of Guess and Tru…

Ireland Baldwin has opened up about her past battle with anorexia.

The model, who is the daughter of Hollywood stars Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, is making a name for herself in the fashion world and has landed campaigns for the likes of Guess and True Religion.

However, Ireland took to Instagram on Thursday (23Aug18) to share that she had struggled with anorexia, an eating disorder characterised by low weight and a strong desire to be thin, when she was younger.

“I battled with many eating disorders and body issues as a younger girl and it took me a long time to find self-love and acceptance! Trust me, all of that pain and destruction I inflicted on myself wasn’t worth it. Turning down so. Many. Sides. Of. Fries. Wasn’t worth it!!” she wrote alongside a throwback image of her posing in a black dress. “I would eat a meal or more like a bite and have to run to the nearest bathroom or find digestive pills or run until I couldn’t feel my legs right before bed.”

Ireland went on to recall that she used to be badly affected when she read negative comments regarding her height or weight online. She would even run for hours on end in an attempt to lose weight.

“I used to read people’s comments when I first started modelling and anytime anyone told me I was too tall or too fat to have done a job, I would run on a treadmill for the entire duration of at least three episodes of Friday Night Lights that I had on box set,” the 22-year-old remembered.

Ireland also uploaded an old photo of her in a bikini which she captioned, “Nope”.

To conclude her post, the blonde beauty encouraged her followers to find a “healthy balance” when it comes to food.

“Love yourself!! You are beautiful!! Enjoy your food. Eat ice cream with your friends! Workout and eat healthy to take care of your mind and body but find your healthy balance! Life is too short,” she added.

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