Roz Purcell shares important reminder ahead of seeing loved ones this Christmas

Roz Purcell

Roz Purcell has shared an important message with her followers for over the Christmas season. As so much of December is geared towards eating and drinking, she shares how important it is to be careful how you speak about this around friends and family.

Chatting on Instagram stories Roz spoke about how she puts up this reminder every year as it always resonates with so many; “You know we’re gonna be seeing people we haven’t seen in a while, friends, family, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, you name it.”

“So it’s just a reminder not to comment on people’s weight,” she added.

She said that it might not even be obviously negative comments that can be damaging, and she advises just to avoid the topic altogether; “You know sometimes you might think you’re doing it from a good place, but just don’t comment on it.”

“Also there’s no point commenting on what other people are eating, if you disagree with it just let them eat their food ok?”

Continuing she added; Just try and remember them because you’ve no idea how your words can impact them, so by you just even having a passive comment can really effect them, Just be mindful of it.”

Roz Purcell

Roz has been open about her disordered eating in the past, and actively uses her platform to encourage body positivity.

Although she shared that it can sometimes be difficult and upsetting for her to talk about, it is important for Roz to share that you can come through to the other side, as she felt she never would.

“When I talk about my eating disorder I still get really emotional and it’s not because I’m not recovered but I feel really upset for my younger self (my whole life was about being smaller and I missed out on so many great times, friends and opportunities because of it) and I also realise how much has changed that I’ve taken for granted.”

“I can’t recommend seeking expert help enough it was literally life changing. I also want to remind people -eating disorders come in all sizes & some are invisible, all should be given equal support and not dismissed.”

“If you’re a friend or family member of someone suffering don’t under estimate what your words and actions can do.”

It has been reported that since the pandemic, eating disorders are on the rise but it is much more difficult to get help at the moment with current restrictions in place.

If you, or a loved one needs support contact Body Whys for help.

Helpline contact number: 01 2107906

Email support service is available at any time alex@bodywhys.ie  

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