THE METRO - PRINT & ONLINE - MAR 2018

Lucy Vine on how the online body positive movement is getting real

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“Hands up who have at least once said ‘I’m going on a diet’. That’s everyone yes? We thought so. With so many fads around and with body ideals flaunted in practically every newspaper, magazine and website, it’s fair to say we’re all under a bit of pressure to look a certain way.

Becky Young, founder of the Anti Diet Riot Club, however, is raising the middle finger to diet culture with a support group that educates instead of shames. Becky told Metro: ‘After 15 years of dieting and losing and gaining weight countless times, I eventually found the body acceptance community on blogs and Instagram and it completely changed my outlook on what I had been doing to my body and mental health.”

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