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Zara McDermott reveals that she was left “sad and confused” by skinny shamers

Zara McDermott lashed out at critics after she was “ relentlessly lifted ” about her recent weight loss as her boyfriend Sam Thompson echoed her misery.

The 23-year-old Love Island star documented her health and fitness journey in great detail on social media, and on Monday night revealed that a bikini-clad image was widespread criticism that left her “ sad and confused. ”

After challengingly reposting the controversial photo, her 27-year-old Made In Chelsea star took to Instagram to smack her critics in the mouth while admitting he was ‘f ** ked off’ by the skinny shamers.

Svelte: Zara McDermott has lashed out at critics after being 'relentlessly lifted' over her recent weight loss as her boyfriend Sam Thompson echoed her misery

Svelte: Zara McDermott has lashed out at critics after being ‘relentlessly lifted’ over her recent weight loss as her boyfriend Sam Thompson echoed her misery

Zara keeps fans up to date on her weight loss and even launched her own Instagram page – A Day With Zara – to share cooking tips.

Both her personal and health pages mainly focus on scantily clad images, and on Monday she revealed she had fallen victim to trolls – who burned her overweight last year and are now criticizing her slimmed-down frame.

In a long post, she wrote, “I previously posted a picture of myself in the mirror. My abs looked great, I looked strong, I worked super hard in the gym …

“I feel great and I have a great vacation. I ate pretty healthy, got my 5 a day and just felt great …

Slimmed down, she admitted to taking pride in her sleek frame

Slimmed down, she admitted to taking pride in her sleek frame

That was when ... Zara revealed she was criticized for her weight loss (pictured on her Love Island promo photo in 2018)

That was when ... Zara revealed she was criticized for her weight loss (pictured on her Love Island promo photo in 2018)

Svelte: Both her personal and health pages mainly focus on scantily clad images, and on Monday she revealed she had fallen victim to trolls – who burned her overweight last year and are now criticizing her slimmed-down frame

“Last year I was relentlessly trained online this time because I was too fat. And to be honest, it was a huge catalyst for me to look at myself …

The positive is that I changed my lifestyle for the better and made a positive change in it, while I could easily have felt down and depressed about those comments …

“I am that kind of person. On my journey to get to where I am now, I never starve myself, I even post most of what I eat on this page and I love to cook !! I love to give people healthy meal ideas …

“But I saw some comments that my body is now too thin. I never thought that these kinds of comments could hurt me, but if I’m honest, they hurt me more than the fat embarrassing ones. Why?…

Anger: Sam then started in defense of Zara, going to his own Instagram account to write, 'There aren't many things that annoy me, but putting someone down because they're happy with their fitness journey and of course weight loss f * * ks with me '

Anger: Sam then started in defense of Zara, going to his own Instagram account to write, 'There aren't many things that annoy me, but putting someone down because they're happy with their fitness journey and of course weight loss f * * ks with me '

Anger: Sam then started in defense of Zara, going to his own Instagram account to write, ‘There aren’t many things that annoy me, but putting someone down because they’re happy with their fitness journey and of course weight loss f * * ks with me ‘

“ Having worked so hard to get where I am, I spent so much time changing my lifestyle and concentrating on being healthier …

“I can now walk up a hill without getting out of breath, I can run across the road and feel absolutely good, my sanity has never been better. But now, every time I post a picture of my body, I’m ashamed. So what should I do? …

“Now, in a society where bodies are plastered around every social media page, should I hide mine? Even though I am more confident than ever? Why? Do I have to gain weight and become unhealthy again so that people don’t bully me online? …

“Do I have to change? I feel sad, confused, sad and upset. I want to be able to show my body, my results and my hard work, just like most other people do online, and not panic and be unsure about what people will say …

(shown in December)

(shown in December)

(shown in December)

Strangely, I feel like I was praised more online when I was bigger, but I was unhealthy at the time, so what’s the right thing to do in this society we live in? …

“I am HEALTHY, HAPPY, I am a healthy BMI (actually in the mid range for someone my age and height). I don’t want to hide and feel insecure again, but I never want to upset anyone! Please advise ‘.

Zara then posted the image she initially criticized for sharing it, adding the caption, “ I’m posting this because I’m so proud of myself and where to go …

“It was not a night-time solution, it took me a whole year to get here, mentally and physically. I am proud ‘.

Sam then started in defense of Zara, going to his own Instagram account to pen: ‘There aren’t many things that annoy me, but putting someone down because they’re happy with their fitness journey and of course losing weight with me ** …

Happy Days: Zara then posted the image that she initially criticized for sharing, adding the caption: 'Repost this because I'm so proud of myself and where I'm going'

Happy Days: Zara then posted the image that she initially criticized for sharing, adding the caption: 'Repost this because I'm so proud of myself and where I'm going'

Happy Days: Zara then posted the image that she initially criticized for sharing, adding the caption: ‘Repost this because I’m so proud of myself and where I’m going’

“How can people see someone lose weight while on a healthy diet while gaining strength (she’s lifting 50kg now), how can people see this as a problem ?! …

“The fact that people can now be triggered because someone is happy and positive about their healthy natural fitness journey and see it as an attack on young women amazes me. I will never understand …

“If promoting fitness and health in mind and body is now considered to be harmful to young people, please stop the world … I want to get out. I can’t be prouder of you and how far you’ve come Zara. I love you’.

Support: She relied on Sam for support amid the cruel comments

Support: She relied on Sam for support amid the cruel comments

Support: She relied on Sam for support amid the cruel comments

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