Abbie Chatfield has slammed people who’ve speculated how and why she’s suddenly lost a considerable about of weight.
The reality star’s Instagram is littered with comments from followers pointing out Chatfield’s weight loss. However, the 27-year-old told Stellar Magazine that her “changing body” is “no one’s business”.
“People on Instagram love to tell me when my own body is changing, as though I don’t have a mirror,” she told the publication.
“Weight loss happens because of a myriad of things… I am very, very proud of my relationship with food and exercise.
She added, “I don’t think it’s anyone’s business why someone might have lost weight, unless they express it themselves without being prompted. It doesn’t affect anybody else.”
Late last year, the former The Bachelor star addressed the issue on her podcast It’s A Lot, saying that people asking her about her weight loss are “fatphobic”.
“How fatphobic to say that I look better because I’ve lost weight,” she said on her LiSTNR podcast, It’s A Lot with Abbie Chatfield. “In the last five or so years I have never intentionally gained or lost weight.”
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The media personality went on to say that she’s not “doing a Kardashian and intentionally losing weight because of a trend,” but instead has found herself too stressed and busy to each much.
“I’m having a really hard time eating,” she admitted. “I’m having trouble finding time to eat, and then when I find time to eat I’m having a really hard time chewing food and a really hard time swallowing.”
“I feel extremely nauseous when I eat food… It’s also stress.”
In the same segment, Abbie revealed that she’s battled with an eating disorder in the past, but worked hard to gain a healthier mindset.
“I did have definitely disordered eating and I had definite like fatphobic thoughts that were ingrained in me by society and especially being a young woman in the early 2000’s.
“I’ve worked so hard to not have those thoughts and I think I’m really proud of myself for genuinely not working out for how I look, not eating for how I look, genuinely enjoying food and genuinely being able to enjoy exercise and be more worried about whether I’m eating enough and what I’m eating and making sure I have the right nutrients.”
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