Edge radio host Megan Annear opens up about body positivity

Radio host Megan Annear has offered some words of advice to those struggling with self-acceptance and body positivity.

The Edge Breakfast host spoke on air on Thursday, saying how sad it was to hear from so many people who struggled with body image.

"Whenever you're thinking of those things and you're sitting there hating what you look like, think about the people that you love," she told listeners.

"So I'll think of [co-hosts] Dom and Randell right; I like to think you two don't hang out with me because I'm attractive. You hang out with me because I make you feel good and we have good conversations and make each other laugh.

"People don't love you and want to hang around you just because you're sexy and hot, they want to be around you because you make them feel good," she added.

 "Try and focus on that energy in yourself. You're so much more than what your physical body is."

Dom Harvey chimed in with his own advice.

"Also if you're sitting at the beach in your togs and feeling self-conscious about yourself, you look around - even if you're sitting next to Gigi Hadid, she's got something that she doesn't want you to notice."

"We're all in the same boat," Annear agreed.

Annear has previously spoken out about her own body image struggles, and her hard journey to self-acceptance.

"I've learned my body isn't the enemy; in my teenage years, I blamed it for everything. I blamed it for failed relationships, for not being where I wanted to be in my career, I blamed it for not being rich enough. Everything that was going wrong in my life was because I was fat," she told Now to Love last year.

Annear said she had bulimia from around age 17, after putting on weight from a dancing injury. However, "everything switched" when she was 23.

"I was so done with being angry all the time and being sad and sick and tired. All my energy was going into hating myself, it was really self-absorbed. It all changed when I thought it's time to start enjoying my life and all the great things I've got and the great people around me."

Those people include her partner Guy Mansell, who Annear announced her engagement to on Tuesday.