EMILY Atack has revealed she thinks about her weight “95% of the day” and cruel trolls called her “a fat pig” after she lost weight.
Emily, 31, showed off the results of her one-stone weight loss during lockdown last year – but she still receives abuse and it “absolutely destroys” her.
The Celebrity Juice star has been relentlessly criticised over her body despite her stunning looks, and she admitted the pressure has been building ever since she became famous in The Inbetweeners.
Emily shared: “I feel a pressure to look a certain way every single day. I think about my weight 95 per cent of the day.
“When I was sort of 15/16, I’d never really worried about my weight because, in my head, I was a slim teenager, and I never had any problem getting a boyfriend and that was all fine.’
She added: “It was when I started doing The Inbetweeners that people online started calling me fat, and that really surprised me because I’d never thought about my weight in a negative way before.”
The celeb admitted the “horrific abuse” often gets her down and has left her feeling unaccepted by the public, who want her to be skinny.
She explained in an interview with UniLad: “Because most actresses, a lot of actresses are much smaller size six or eight, and I was a sort of size 10/12 girl, and I’ve just never been able to get down to the size that… people are expecting me to be.
“I don’t know what people want from me. Even when it’s, say, if you’ve lost like three pounds and you’re feeling yourself, and you’re like, ‘Yeah, I’ve lost a bit of weight’, and then somebody shuts you down and goes, ‘You’re still a fat pig’.
“And it absolutely destroys me. It’s awful, it’s absolutely horrific.”
The star recently credited her weight loss to intermittent fasting and skipping breakfast.
In an interview with Women’s Health, she said: “I do intermittent fasting. I don’t have breakfast – I’m not a morning person – and I’ll eat my first meal, usually a chicken salad, around midday.
“Mid-afternoon, I’ll have a snack, and then another meal early evening, which is normally a pasta-based dish or a HelloFresh delivery if I’m busy.
“And if I want dark chocolate, popcorn or my favourite pad thai takeaway, I won’t deny myself.”
The actress, who found fame as Charlotte Hinchcliffe in The Inbetweeners, credited her time in I’m A Celeb for making her feel more confident about her body.
She explained: “I’m way more accepting of my body now.”