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Sam Smith shares weight struggles

Caroline Allen
Contributor
They shared a shirtless photo on Instagram. [Photo: Getty]

Sam Smith shared a shirtless photograph on Instagram this week, revealing that this time of year always “triggers tricky body issues”.

Many people find themselves gaining weight over the Christmas holidays - what with the Christmas parties and indulgent food on offer.

Even celebrities aren’t immune to the pressure - which Sam Smith candidly opened up about.

“I love me some mince pies and all the trimmings, and I always find I gain a bit of weight during this time.” They said.

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“I’m writing this out to you all, but also writing this for myself,” they continued, “Let’s make sure we remind our bodies during this time that no matter what weight we are, we are deserving of love and acceptance. Let’s love our fluctuating bodies.”

“Look in that mirror and shower that reflection with Christmas kindness. Be super soft. It’s an everyday struggle for me. You aren’t alone.”

This isn’t the first time that the 27-year-old has opened up about weight to their 14 million Instagram followers.

Earlier this year, they wrote: “Feeling bloated and gross after my flight so thought I’d post a mirror selfie of my sexy bloated boobies coz we’re friends. Finally.”

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The Instagram post was met with a lot of praise from their followers and it got over 650,000 likes.

“Yes. This. Forever. You are beautiful and valid regardless of your size, and thank you for sharing this. (Oh and enjoy all the mince pies bb.)” Tess Holliday replied.

Another comment read: “Life is about living and loving, Sam. Don’t ever change.”

I Weigh, the campaign that Jameela Jamil founded, simply put a hands to the sky emoji and wrote: “Yes!!”

This has been an important year of self discovery for Sam Smith. The singer came out as non-binary in March saying they felt “like a woman sometimes”.

They were speaking to actress Jameela Jamil about fame, body image and confidence.

“I've always had a little bit of a war going within my body and my mind.” They said as part of the interview.

“I do think like a woman sometimes, in my head. Sometimes I've questioned 'Do I want a sex change?”

“It's something I still think about, like, 'Do I want to?'”

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The singer came out as non-binary earlier this year. [Photo: Getty]

Many non-binary people don’t identify with the being a male or female and instead choose to use the pronoun, they or them.

They said listening to conversations from other non-binary people made them realise that, that was how they were identified.

“I'm not male or female, I think I flow somewhere in between. It's all on the spectrum.” They said.

Sam likened being non-binary as being “your own special creation”.

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