Karren Brady (43) is currently vice-chairman of West Ham United and is one of Lord Sugar's aides on The Apprentice (BBC).
Karen also writes a regular column in Woman & Home magazine. In the August edition of the magazine, Karren spoke about body confidence.
“Being happy about your shape comes from accepting what you have, rather than what you don't,” she said. “And it is also about accepting that you are never going to have it.…. It’s actually quite liberating to accept that I am what I am and celebrate that fact”.
“When I was younger”, she continued, “I wanted to be tall and skinny. And because I wasn't, I was disappointed. The great thing about getting older is that I've come to accept my shape and embrace it. The other great thing is that I have stopped making the fatal mistake of trying to follow fashion. I now try to follow what suits me”.
Karren admitted that she is mindful of her weight, but not to the extent that she channels her willpower (refrain from eating/drinking what she likes) into being super thin.
“I've been to some glamorous parties where there are some very beautiful and very thin people. Then along come the canapés. But they don't touch a canapé or have a drink. And they have that pinched, pained expression. Obviously, I don't want to be huge, but the pain and dedication and the willpower to be thin would be a full-time job in itself.”