Zara McDermott slams ‘toxic’ trolls for calling her ‘anorexic’ after star flaunts incredible weight loss
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Zara McDermott has defended herself against keyboard warriors who claimed she's "anorexic" after sharing her incredible body transformation.
The 23 year old had taken to her Instagram stories on 25 November to tell her 1.4million followers how she lost nearly three stone since June 2019 after "eating more fruits and veggies and making wiser choices in order to be healthier".
Now, the former Love Islander has returned to the social media platform to explain how she's received multiple messages from fans about the "abuse" she's getting from people on Twitter after posting the before and after snaps of her weight loss.
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Zara explained that she doesn't have Twitter as it's "the most vile and toxic place", but had a brief look to find out what was being said about her.
"So I've just woken up to a few messages saying I am getting abuse online about my weight loss," she explained. "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."
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Zara, who recently revealed she had a mystery operation that has left her unable to workout for "a few weeks", went on to insist that her weight loss journey was achieved slowly and in a healthy fashion.
She said: "I understand that for anyone recovering from an ED, any post about weight loss could be triggering. But my journey has been done incredibly healthily.
"I have always been quite tall and naturally slim. 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.
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"I was a size 10, which is not an unhealthy weight at all, but for my body type, heigh, 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 really long legs and a small waist, when I lost body fat, it accentuated that of course."
The Made In Chelsea star continued: "I weigh a completely healthy BMI, will not apologise for eating healthier, making wiser choices and exercising 4 times a week. 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.
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"It has taken me 18 months to get to where I am now! That's a long time! I haven't dropped 3 stone over night! I've done it slowly and healthily."
Before signing off, Zara boasted about how muscular she's become through her exercise and diet regimen as she added: "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!"
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