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December 16, 2016 3:20 PM EST

Khloé Kardashian has been in the spotlight for as long as pretty much any millennial can remember, but not all of those times were positive for the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star. Kardashian, who just launched her own denim line called Good American, is the cover star of Health‘s January/February 2017 issue and opens up about weight loss, exercise, and resilience.

Kardashian’s decision to change her eating habits occurred during her divorce from basketball player Lamar Odom. She had “turned to food” during the tough time, but also recognized that she “had an unhealthy relationship with food my whole life.” She “needed an outlet,” so Kardashian joined the celebrity-studded gym Equinox. She “escaped there” and started losing weight.

Not everyone, however, has been as receptive to Kardashian’s physical transformation. She explained, “I get body-shamed now that I work out!” She tunes out those voices and focuses on what she wants and her priorities: “I don’t care what weight I am. It’s genuinely about me being healthy.” But Kardashian won’t deprive herself from treats and cravings, either. Her philosophy: “Everything in moderation.”

Kardashian credits much of her confidence and strength to her supportive family. When asked about being surrounded by “Hollywood size zeroes” she told Health, “I never thought I was big, even though I’ve always been super critiqued by everyone else… I’m also lucky that I have such a great family.”

Read the rest of her cover interview here.

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