Sam Smith Opens Up About Body Acceptance on Instagram: “It’s an Everyday Struggle For Me”

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A post shared by Sam Smith (@samsmith) on Dec 17, 2019 at 1:21pm PST

Sam Smith is getting candid about their journey to body acceptance. In an Instagram post shared on Dec. 17, the “How Do You Sleep?” singer opened up about frequently struggling with seeing their weight fluctuate during the holidays. “This time of the year always triggers tricky body issues with me,” they captioned a photo of their bare chest. “I love me some mince pies and all the trimmings, and I always find I gain a bit of weight during this time.”

The singer briefly went on to remind their 14 million followers about the importance of accepting their bodies regardless of how they look. “Let’s make sure we remind our bodies during this time that no matter what weight we are, we are deserving of love and acceptance,” Sam continued. “Let’s love our fluctuating bodies. Look in that mirror and shower that reflection with Christmas kindness. Be super soft. It’s an everyday struggle for me. You aren’t alone.”

Sam has been honest about their weight-loss journey for a while now. Earlier this year, they shared another shirtless photo posing on the beach, explaining in the caption that they’ve always struggled with sharing photos of their body. “In the past if I have ever done a photo shoot with so much as a t-shirt on, I have starved myself for weeks in advance and then picked and prodded at every picture and then normally taken the picture down,” the caption reads. “Yesterday I decided to fight the fuck back. Reclaim my body and stop trying to change this chest and these hips and these curves that my mum and dad made and love so unconditionally.”

See the singer’s message from their most recent photo above.

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