Honestly? I started off faking it.
I was sick of feeling like shit all the time, but I still didn’t like the way I looked. So I started pretending I was confident, forced myself to stop “untagging” myself from full body pictures on Facebook, and made people think I was confident.
All the while I started doing things to try and actually believe it. I found things I liked about the body parts I’d despised for years, stared at myself naked in the mirror until I fell in love, and tumblr helped a lot. Surround yourself with pictures of women who are beautiful and fat, it helps to see women who look like you and are totally confident with the body they have.
I’m not an expert, and I’m not sure faking it is great advice, but it’s what kick started my journey to actually loving my body. Try and find a method that helps you, and you can always come to me if you need someone to talk to