Singers Adele and Kelly ­Osbourne both came in for a bashing this week for their weight-loss journeys.

Adele was slammed for being “unusually thin” and portraying an “unhealthy message”.

And Kelly was branded a “diet cheat” after revealing she’d had a surgical procedure two years ago to help get to the size she wanted.

Honestly, how can they win? They were fat-shamed before, and they’re being thin-shamed now.

It’s time such scrutiny of women’s decisions about their own bodies stopped.

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Kelly Osbourne has dropped several dress sized

Both women were beautiful before their weight loss and they are beautiful now.

Neither of them has suggested other women should follow their lead, nor criticised others for being happy with a bigger body.

This is a subject close to my own heart as I’ve battled with my weight my whole life.

I understand what it’s like to constantly be on the diet treadmill. It’s hell if you do not resemble on the outside the way you wish to on the inside.



Adele was beautiful before – and she is beautiful now

I’ve never revealed this publicly, but years ago I also had a gastric sleeve procedure, like Kelly had.

The op removes 85 per cent of your stomach to restrict how much you can eat. And I echo Kelly when she says it’s “the best thing she’s ever done”.

It changed my life – not just because it helped me look the way I wanted, but because it freed me from the addiction to overeating that so many people suffer from.

No doctor will give a patient this surgery unless they really feel the person is in need of the help.




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It’s not a magic fix. You are restricted with what you can eat for the rest of your life.

But knowing that responsibility for having to make good or bad decisions about what you eat is out of your hands is a relief.

These two ladies have been deemed to have been pressured into slimming because “society didn’t accept them as they were”.

But in a world where “body positivity” is more prominent than ever, that accusation is simply not true.

They both found success and adoration at their heaviest weights, but were not truly content with how they looked.

That’s their personal choice, not outside pressure.

Any woman who has grown up looking at gorgeous models in magazines and who doesn’t look like that themselves knows we are all different.

Some are more naturally blessed in the “traditional looks” department.

But beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and ages, so I applaud anyone who is self-confident, content and comfortable with themselves, no matter what the scales say.

To call Adele or Kelly “traitors” for leaving their plus-size tags behind is just more body-shaming.

You only have one life to live. If you’re not happy in your own skin – whatever your dress size – it’s just a waste of that precious time we get, isn’t it?



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