We all have a body part we’re not crazy about: thunder thighs, a flat chest, triceps that flap when you clap—you name it, we want to change it. Have you ever felt like your body image is holding you back from getting a career you love, pursuing impossible dreams, enjoying meaningful love and great sex, or even just wearing the clothes you've bought and stored in your closet for that hazy "someday"? Whether it's for these reasons or to get rid of hurtful comments from detractors (like international singing sensation Charice has had to deal with lately), you'll benefit from a crash course in Body Love 101.

Scroll through the gallery below to see 10 guidelines to live with and love yourself by!

(First published in Marie Claire Magazine, You First section as “10 Ways to Love Your Body” in April 2006; flashbox photo by Paolo Pineda; adapted for use in Female Network)

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