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Shakira Talks About Body Issues and Working Out With Tracy Anderson

Has Therapy Helped You Deal With Body Issues?

Though many of us may be pressed to find anything wrong with Shakira's body, it didn't always feel that way to her. The pop star told the UK's Fabulous Magazine that she spent the majority of her 20s wishing she was something other than herself: "I wished I was taller, had longer legs, slimmer hips, a smaller bottom, even straighter hair . . ." To deal with feelings of body insecurity Shakira began therapy in 2001 — something she still does today. The pop seductress credits the hours she's spent talking to her therapist for helping her feel comfortable with what she sees in the mirror.

She should feel good, too. With the help of celeb trainer Tracy Anderson and "working her butt off," Shakira has managed to keep herself looking curvy and incredibly strong. The musician says that she stays in shape by working out every day either by running, dancing, or going to the gym. To keep her looking lean, Tracy also has Shakira on a diet of mainly fish, fresh vegetables, and limited fats.

Having low self-esteem and body issues is not uncommon, especially among women. Like Shakira, many turn to therapy for help. Tell me . . .

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