We’ve stopped dieting. Come and join us.

We’re having lunch when Becky Young tells me her “I’m so fat” story. I’m nodding along, barely pausing on my way to nicking her sweet-potato fries, because I’ve heard this story so often, not just from my friends, but in my head.

Young was 26 and had graduated from a history degree at Oxford, overcome the hurdles of a serious disease affecting her leg, embarked on an exciting career in event management and saved up enough to pay for an adventurous holiday in Central America. What a time to be alive!

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