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‘It’s pretty ingrained in me’: Lauren Kelly wanted to highlight her story during Eating Disorders Awareness Week

‘It’s pretty ingrained in me’: Lauren Kelly wanted to highlight her story during Eating Disorders Awareness Week

‘It’s pretty ingrained in me’: Lauren Kelly wanted to highlight her story during Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Lauren Kelly, who has had severe body dysmorphia most of her life, weighed only four stone but still did not think she was skinny.

Lauren, who said she is "still very underweight but able to see a future and see hope", still suffers from the illness but is slowly finding ways to overcome its grip on her and see herself in a less negative light.

"I remember literally pulling the fat off my arms even back when I was four stone and even looking at pictures from back then, I still don't think I was skinny," she said.