Nadia Sawalha is continuing to promote body positivity in 2021, and revealed this January is the first ever that she's not going on a diet in an impassioned post on Instagram.
The Loose Women star said that she will be exercising more to benefit her mental health this month, and while she won't be eating as much as she did in December, she still wants to enjoy the food she loves without feeling guilt or shame.
The presenter also added that she wants to start a "food freedom movement" to "end the evil diet industry", which has often left her feeling "sick and tired", and shameful about eating certain foods.
"This is the first January of my entire adult life that I haven’t gone on a diet and it feels so damn good!" Nadia began the message.
"Don’t get me wrong I’m not stuffing my face like I did the whole of December ( god that was fun) - the Baileys has gone and theres not a crumb of Stilton and biscuits left. I'm moving my a**e a round a bit more because exercise is the best anti depressant for me!"
She continued: "I am also eating the things I love ! The things I deserve to enjoy without a shred of guilt! Food and guilt??? what a waste of life that is!!! No one has the right to try and make me or you feel bad about what we eat! Food freedom is a movement not a moment. We are going to kick the evil diet industry to the kerb! I know I was wrapped up in all the madness of it for way too long. I regret it all."
Nadia concluded: "We are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired! So bog off with your detox this and your cut out this and that bollocks! We know what to do!! Eat a balanced diet made up of the things we love and move about in what ever way makes our mental health flourish and heart beat a bit faster!! Bish bash bosh. Simple.
"Who else wants to get off the diet Merry go round?!"
Nadia's powerful message resonated with her followers, who also loved the beanie hat she was wearing in the accompanying image which read: "Riots not diets."
"Hear, hear Nadia!!" one fan commented. "I think we all have been sucked into diet culture at some point but it's all a learning experience and we have seen the light. There is so much more to life than 'earning' what we eat and letting the scales tell us our worth. It's about balance. It all starts in our minds and that's what we have to look after the most ...
So proud of you. xxx ps: NEED your hat!!!"
Another added: "My mantra too!"
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