KEY POINTS

  • Khloe Kardashian poses with her 3-year-old daughter True in Health magazine's November 2021 issue
  • The reality star opened up about her struggles with body image and "unhealthy" relationship with food
  • Kardashian said she is protective of her daughter's self-image after "how people critiqued my body"

Khloé Kardashian is protective of her daughter True's self-image after her past experiences with body shaming.

The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" alum, 37, graces the cover of Health magazine's November 2021 issue, where she poses with her 3-year-old daughter with ex Tristan Thompson.

In her interview with the magazine, Kardashian revealed that she had many issues when it came to food due to society's beauty standards and "how people critiqued my body."

As a mom, the last thing she wants is for her daughter to go through the same experience.

"I don't play when it comes to True. She's very tall. People will always say, 'She's so big.' And I'll say, 'Oh, she's so tall.' I try to make them be more descriptive. I know what an adult means when they say that, but I don't want her to misinterpret that," Kardashian shared.

Kardashian described True as "really tough" but added that she does "try to always tell her that it's OK if she cries or if something is wrong."

Further elaborating on her "unhealthy" relationship with food, the reality star said she used to be an emotional eater and "yo-yoed my entire life" after trying one diet after another. However, she has since learned to incorporate healthy changes into her life slowly and for a longer period.

Kardashian has long been open about her body image struggles.

Back in April, an unedited photo of Kardashian wearing a leopard-print bikini was released without her consent. Copies of the photo were soon taken down after members of the Kardashian PR team reported the posts as copyright infringement, Page Six reported at the time.

Days after the incident, Kardashian uploaded unedited photos and videos of herself on Instagram and spoke about trying to learn to love herself despite the "unbearable" scrutiny she faces.

According to the Good American founder, she said the unedited photo released without her approval was "beautiful" but didn't capture her body the way it actually is and insisted that she had "every right" to ask for it not to be shared.

"In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule and judgment my entire life to be perfect and to meet other's standards of how I should look has been too much to bear," Kardashian said.

She continued, "You never quite get used to being judged and pulled apart and told how unattractive one is, but I will say if you hear anything enough then you will start to believe it. This is how I have been conditioned to feel, that I am not beautiful enough just being me."

During the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" reunion in June, host Andy Cohen asked the Kardashian-Jenner clan whether their glamorous photoshoots and sexy swimsuit shots promote unattainable beauty standards for other women.

"No, I don't," Khloé's sister Kim Kardashian West insisted. "Because I think we get up, we do the work. We work out."

Kendall Jenner also claimed that what their family is trying to represent is "just being the most healthy version of yourself."

Khloe Kardashian Khloe Kardashian attends the NBCUniversal 2017 Upfront on May 15, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Getty Images/Angela Weiss