Nadia Sawalha says her daughters are ‘embarrassed’ by her underwear photoshoots

Nadia Sawalha is famous for her empowering body photos on her social media platform.

But speaking to the Daily Mail, the 56-year-old admitted her two daughters Maddie, 18, and Kiki, 13, find her body positive posts “embarrassing”.

She said: "Actually for a lot of the time, it's been quite difficult for them. I think it's embarrassing. Like I'll post something then very quickly their friends will send it to them and go: "Oh look what your mum's doing.

''I think to be quite honest, most young people want their mums to sit down and shut up because everything they do is embarrassing. But actually, that is part of why I'm on YouTube and Instagram, that is part of it. They were a bit like: 'Oh mum!''

The Loose Women panellist pointed out that dads are allowed to “be funny and outrageous” but children tend to prefer their mums to be “very quiet”.

She continued: "I just thought: "No, I don't actually want to be." I feel like a kid in lots of ways, so I have pushed through because at some points I've just thought: "Is it too embarrassing for them, me doing my Kim Kardashian and all these things."

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However, Nadia said her girls recently showed how proud they were of their mum for her inspiring body acceptance campaign.

She said: "Honest to God, I was so thrilled about that, more thrilled than anything else I've ever done or anything. I came home and told the girls, expecting them to go: "Oh mum, you're so embarrassing!" but they were so lovely.

"They were like: "Oh mum, that is so brilliant. I have to say mum, you are really brave." That is the first time they've said that to me."

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Nadia regularly posts pictures of herself in her swimwear but admits that she does still struggle to feel confident, so forces herself to “fake it till you make it” and is searching for “body acceptance” rather than “body confidence.”

She continued: “I am not healed, I haven't taken the Holy Water and now I'm fine. This is a daily thing that I have to do every day and say: "Why is that stinking thinking coming up in your brain again? Park it, distract, go and do something useful.”

“It's like a scab that you can't stop picking, that negative thinking and the stinking thinking about yourself. It is ongoing, I will be having this discussion in my own head for the rest of my life, I am sorry to say, but I will.”

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