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Zara McDermott insists three-stone weight loss was done ‘healthily’ as she addresses criticism

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Zara McDermott has hit back over her weight loss critics (Picture: Getty)

Zara McDermott has hit back at criticism over her weight loss, after revealing she had dropped three stone.

The Made In Chelsea star, who came to fame after appearing on Love Island, found herself trending on Twitter when she opened up about her transformation on Instagram.

On her story, the 23-year-old shared a bikini shot from June, 2019, beside a present-day photo – which was met with ‘abuse’ from her followers.

Addressing the trolls, she penned a lengthy message on her Instagram story, insisting that she has always been healthy with her transformation.

‘So I’ve just woken up to a few messages saying I am getting abuse online about my weight loss,’ she began. ‘I never actually saw any abuse because I don’t have Twitter – I think it’s the most vile and toxic place on the internet. But anyway, I’m trending on Twitter…

‘So I just had a quick look and I just want to make something very clear. I think it’s entirely unfair to call me “anorexic”. In my opinion it’s the same as calling someone morbidly obese. That’s a serious accusation of an eating disorder that I do not have.

Zara explained that she lost weight ‘healthily’ (Picture: Instagram)

The Made In Chelsea star explained that she feels ‘good on the inside’ (Picture: Instagram)

‘I understand that for anyone recovering from an ED, any post about weight loss cold be triggering. But my journey has been done incredibly healthily. I have always been quite tall and naturally slim.’

Zara continued: ‘When I was a teen I struggled to put on weight. I was eating a huge amount back in 2019…

‘I’m talking probably 3000 calories a day. I was a size 10, which is not an unhealthy weight at all, but for my body type, height and the fact I’ve always had a fast metabolism and always been naturally petite. It was a huge change.

‘However everyone’s body types are different, and I respect that. But I cannot be made to feel bad about my natural body type. I have naturally long legs and a small waist, when I lost body fat, it accentuated that of course.

‘I weight a completely healthy BMI, will not apologise for eating healthier, making wiser choices and exercising four times a week.’

Speaking about her weight loss, the reality star explained that it has taken here more than a year to get to where she is now.

‘It frustrates me because this has been a long journey for me, changing my relationship with food to a more positive one, being more mindful, finding motivation to exercise when at times I’ve wanted to give up,’ she concluded.

‘It has taken me 18 months to get to where I am now! That’s a long time! I haven’t dropped three stone over night! I’ve done it slowly and healthily.

‘But it’s been a positive change for the better. I have so much more muscle now, I can lift heavy weights.

‘I feel happier and healthier, and most importantly, I feel good on the inside, which means I will live a longer and healthier life!’

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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