Tamar Braxton Admits She Struggled With Body Dysmorphia: ‘Can You Believe I Thought I Was Fat?’ 

Britni Danielle Jul, 02, 2018

Tamar Braxton took fans down memory lane recently after discovering some old photos at her parents’ house.

While Braxton could have just captioned the old image #TBT, she used the throwback moment to discuss her battle with body dysmorphia and encourage her fans to love themselves.

“There is nothing like going to your Parents house and finding old 1996 HORRIBLE pictures of yourself!! Can you believe I thought I was FAT??!?” Braxton wrote on Instagram. “It’s so funny how you see yourself then, and how it parallels to now.”

“I STILL struggle with body dysmorphia to THIS DAY all because a record executive told me I was too fat at 11 to be more of a ‘commercial’ artist,” the Grammy-nominated singer confessed.

There is nothing like going to your Parents house and finding old 1996 HORRIBLE pictures of yourself!! 😩🤣Can you believe I thought I was FAT??!?🤦🏽‍♀️(I’d sure like to be that size now lord🙏🏽) this was back in the day when I shot the “so many ways” video with my then skinner sisters @trinabraxton1 @itowandabraxton ❤️it’s so funny how you see yourself then,and how it parallels to now. (🙋🏽‍♀️ confession) I STILL struggle with body dysmorphia to THIS DAY all because a record executive told me I was too fat at 11 to be more of a “commercial “ artist.. only to end up having BIG R&B hits TODAY!!! ( which was fine with me cause thats how I saw myself THEN in the FIRST place)...The Same as thing goes for me and my sisters.... We STARTED having major OVER THE TOP family issues because some network wanted to compete with old love and hip hop numbers, And felt that our family was to “perfect” and un relatable 🙄 ( Thats another story)...But only to realize that our problems are JUST like everyone else’s.. AND this BLACK FAMILY IS FINE THE WAY WE ARE!!!! & ☝🏽 I must mention we must be like somebody’s family cause our “boring” family has the LONGEST running BLACK family reality show EVER in HISTORY 🤔....I say all that to say people will try to turn you into whatever they want you to be for their benefit! When are you going to be who YOU truly are for your OWN benefit? We put ourselves through hell to be however someone else see’s us..how about if you are going to work at something, WORK ON YOU FOR YOU and have the faith that GOD made you this way on purpose! Because really what other’s see is your greatness and want to TRICK you into thinking otherwise to USE you!! (See previous post) This is why having Esteem of YOURSELF is so important!! Because once you decide to choose YOU and what YOU like??..... maaaaaaaannn watch out!! Here you come!!! Do yourself a favor and STAY 👏🏽 on👏🏽 they👏🏽 NECK!!! #thatsall #haveablessedday🙏🏽

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After admitting she let a record executive get in her head and her family let network execs convince them they were “too boring” for television, which led to unnecessary drama, Braxton offered words of encouragement for those dealing with negative people in their lives.

“People will try to turn you into whatever they want you to be for their benefit,” the singer continued. “When are you going to be who YOU truly are for your OWN benefit?”

“We put ourselves through hell to be however someone else sees’s us…how about if you are going to work at something,” she added. “WORK ON YOU FOR YOU and have the faith that GOD made you this way on purpose!”

Now that’s we call some solid advice.