I have wrestled with poor body image issues for as long as I can remember. My first memory of my body image was when I was about 6 or 7 and an aunt said to me, "If you keep eating that way you are going to be as big as a house."
I truly believe it begins with each individual and it is a skill that can be taught. It is like a muscle, that if worked on properly can be built to be strong. It starts with being kind to yourself... loving who you are.