Giuliana Rancic's 'Hate Relationship' With Her Body Makes Perfect Sense (VIDEO)

Giuliana Rancic on red carpet
Giulina Rancic's emotional moment on red carpet.
Ever since she was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2011, we've heard a lot from E! News host Giuliana Rancic. She's been extremely forthcoming about her battle with the disease. But her most recent confession, revealed in a clip from the new season of her Style Network show, Giuliana & Bill (which premieres tonight), is especially sad and honest.

Back before she went public with her diagnosis, she was wearing a gorgeous red, strapless Roberto Cavalli number to the September 2011 Emmys. And Giuls struggled with feeling like all eyes were on her, like her dress kept falling down, and as though everyone around her knew something was wrong.

Here's the powerful clip ...


This breaks my heart. I teared up a bit hearing her confess that she found herself hating her body -- and especially her breasts -- after her diagnosis, because she felt like it had let her down.

Even as someone who is a major advocate of always striving for a positive body image, I can relate to her anger and frustration with eating right, working out, taking pride in your body just not being enough. I understand what it's like to feel as though your efforts are for nothing. Of course, that's not the case. Healthy habits are never completely in vain, because surely, you're still better off than if you were to eat junk and sit on the couch all day! But to constantly striving to take care of yourself, then still find yourself faced with a disease or a chronic health issue ... It's beyond aggravating, and yeah, it's easy to find yourself hating your body for working against you.

But the only way I know how to deal with it -- and with hope Giuliana is dealing with it -- is by picking yourself up, continuing to do your best with various treatments or strategies, being as optimistic as humanly possible, and constantly making the effort to love yourself. Especially when it feels impossible.

Have you ever found yourself hating your body in the same way as Giuliana? What did you do to deal with it?

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Emaline Kay Brown

I think she's an amazing voice in our media for being honest and genuine! I think people can relate to her, and that's why she's so loved. 

bills... billsfan1104

She has a problem because her breasts were removed. Reconstruction and a good bra helps. No matter what, they dont look the same. I understand how she feels. I felt that way too. I used to be a 40ddd. I am way smaller than that now. Its not that easy to just "pick myself up and be postive". She has every right and I have every right to be angry and upset at times. And then pick myself up. Because getting angry sometimes is the best therapy.

Torra... TorranceMom

Why not wear a dress with straps?

Todd Vrancic

Look, it's not about changing a wardrobe.  Even if she did wear a dress with straps, she would likely feel self-conscious because, as a result of the surgery, her wardrobe changed.  She seems to be mostly positive, but not everyone, even if they have perfect health, can be positive ALL the time.

Koryn Hutchison

She didn't realize her dress was falling down because what most people don't know about breast reconstruction after cancer is that YOU CANNOT FEEL the "shapes" on your chest. They are not new breasts. They are numb for the rest of your life. It is NOT like breast augmentation at all. ALl of the nerves are severed. Sounds like she is finally "getting it", sadly, as we all have to eventually. First you are just eleated that you survived and that maybe you won't die from your disease. Breast cancer destroys a woman's body forever. True awareness is what this country needs if we are EVER going to find a cure. Telling and showing it like it really is and not covering it up with some silly pink ribbon anymore. See for yourself in the SCAR project, going on tour October 2012 to Washington D.C. then Los Angeles in January 2013. view image gallery

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