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Loose Women's Nadia Sawalha makes surprising confession about daughters

The Loose Women star admits that she can embarrass her daughters

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
September 16, 2020
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Nadia Sawalha has revealed her daughters' reactions to her body-positive Instagram videos - and they are less than pleased with their mum! 

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Chatting on Instagram Live, theLoose Women panellist said that Maddy, 17, and Kiki,13, would rather she didn't do her live videos, explaining: "I do embarrass them, they hate what I do on Instagram. and I say I'm doing it because I'm really trying to break through to people's mind. I wanted someone to say, 'I'm really trying to love [my body].'" 

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Speaking out in the hopes of encouraging others to embrace their bodies, she said: "I've hated my body so much and thought about it in such a horrible, horrible way... It was just the norm... I didn't even have the concept that I could think differently about my body. I was so imprisoned with it, that's the scary thing." 

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Nadia spoke about her two teenage daughters in her latest Instagram Live

She added that she has been self-conscious about her body since she was a young  child, explaining: "From ten years old I've been saying to myself I want to lose weight." She added she had a revelation that she was happy with the way she looked when she told a friend she didn't want to lose weight. 

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Nadia chatted about the importance of body positivity

"It's the first time I'd said out loud," she admitted. "It might have been a bit of a lie - but it felt good. I don't want to lose any weight I said, I don't. I don't! I'm not thinking about it, and it was so liberating." 

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The mum-of-two explained that she was amazed by how her body had responded to her mistreating it over the years. "It just waited for me," she said. "When I thought, 'You know what, I want to be kinder to you.' ... When I first lost the four stone and did a marathon - it did a marathon! It just waited silently for me. It didn't get ill, it should have. I'm proud of it. I love it." 

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