Shakira Has Body Image Issues

March 29, 2010 By:
Shakira Has Body Image Issues

If someone like Shakira has body image issues, there's no hope for the rest of us. The sexy songstress is reportedly undergoing therapy to deal with her issues.

Shakira had had low confidence about her figure since 2001 and has been seeking treatment to overcome the negative feelings.

She said: "It helped me so much with every aspect of my life, from body image to relationships. My therapist told me why I behaved in certain ways and not to feel so pressured.

"It's incredibly liberating to spend an hour talking to someone and not caring about what you sound like. It's about understanding myself. Sometimes I'll speak to my therapist for an hour a day. It's become part of my routine."

Women across the globe would give almost anything for Shakira's hot bod, but she credits the gym for her appearance. She told Fabulous magazine: "All through my 20s I spent more time worrying about what I didn't have than thinking about what I did have. I wished I was taller, had longer legs, slimmer hips, a smaller bottom, even straighter hair. I'm just like all women - we're born to criticize ourselves.

"I've worked my butt off to look like this. I've achieved the body I have now through hard work and careful eating. I've worked out every day, either running, doing gym work or dancing."

So how is her therapist helping her overcome her body image issues? She made her throw out the scale! She said: "I haven't been on the scales for a year but I know I've made my body leaner, trimming my hips and bottom."

Shakira's hips don't lie--she's got one hot bod!