Sadie Robertson Huff: Giving Birth Makes Me Feel the Most ‘Confident’
By Movieguide® Staff
Author, speaker and former DUCK DYNASTY star Sadie Robertson Huff said that the birth of her daughter, Honey, gave her confidence in her body.
“I don’t know if ‘pretty’ is the word, but I’ve never felt more confident in my life with my body then the day that I had Honey,” Robertson wrote on a recent Instagram story.
Robertson Huff, who has previously been open about struggling with disordered eating, said she felt empowered through the birthing process.
“It was a total different perspective then I have ever had of my body. . . that is truly powerful and more than just an image,” she added. “I didn’t want wear makeup and I wanted my grandma to braid my hair because that’s when I feel the most myself and [was] it just such a raw moment.”
Robertson Huff said that she wants to teach her daughter to be confident in the body that God gave her and not have to deal with the body image pressures that Robertson Huff faced growing up in the spotlight.
“I want Honey to be confident in who she is and the way her body was created and so I need to model that for her,” Robertson Huff said.
Robertson Huff shares Honey with her husband, Christian.
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Robertson Huff is outspoken about body image and how she found peace in God’s Word.
Movieguide® previously reported:
Robertson Huff previously shared her struggles with an eating disorder on ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT.
“I started developing a really unhealthy view of my body,” Robertson recalled of her time on DANCING WITH THE STARS. “An eating disorder is differentin a lot of different ways. You can’t stop thinking about your body, how you look, what you should eat. You’re counting the calories, you’re you’re sizing up your legs, and all those different things. You’re just kind of completely gripped by it, and that’s kind of where I was.”
To combat this, Robertson Huff turned to Scripture.
“I pretty much just took the word as it was from the Bible,” she said. “[The Bible] talks about how you’re beautifully and wonderfully created, and I started like praising God and thanking Him for the way that I looked.
“Instead of looking in the mirror and saying, ‘Oh, I wish my arms were thinner. I wish my legs were more toned. I wish I had her eyebrows. I wish I had her waistline. I wish I had a better thigh gap’. . . . [Instead, I started saying], ‘I’m so thankful that I have this. I’m so thankful that my legs actually serve the purpose that they should and that they’re able to run, that my arms are able to carry things, that my stomach could one day hopefully be able to carry a baby.’ I started thinking about what we’re actually designed and created for, and it definitely made me start to stop thinking about myself as much and be able to think about others and how you can actually serve others with the body that you’ve been given.”