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Anaan - Interview 36

Anaan says she was always big but two years ago she decided to lose weight and lost two stones. She did not diet but says that she simply changed her eating habits like replacing chocolate for a piece of fruit and reducing her food portions. She joined a weight management programme for young people because she is interested in doing more physical activities. Ethnic background: Somali.

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  • Age at interview 18
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Rebecca - Interview 24

    Rebecca, 18, is a full time student and is in recovery from anorexia. She is currently pregnant with her first baby and says pregnancy has improved her body image. Ethnic background: White British.

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  • Age at interview 18
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Lisa - Interview 25

    Lisa, 17, describes herself as slim. She worries about her father's health since he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Ethnic background: White British.

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  • Age at interview 17
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Amy - Interview 26

    Amy, 16, has been trying to lose weight. She thinks she gained weight since she started college. Ethnic background: White British.

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  • Age at interview 16
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Jess - Interview 27

    Jess, 19, is studying nutrition at university. She lost 5 stone with Slimming World and also became one of their consultants, running her own group. Ethnic background: White British.

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  • Age at interview 19
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Chelsea - Interview 28

    Chelsea is 17 years old and a student. Over the last two years she has lost six and half stone after she joined SHINE; a program designed to help obese and overweight teenagers to lose weight. Now Chelsea works at SHINE as a volunteer sharing her experience with other young people. Ethnic background: White British.

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  • Age at interview 17
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Reg - Interview 29

    Reg has been attending a weight management programme for young people. She thinks it's important for parents to let their kids know that it doesn't matter that they're overweight and should help them by joining in. Ethnic background: White British.

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  • Age at interview 13
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Alex - Interview 30

    Alex, 14, says her health ' particularly her asthma ' has improved since she lost weight.

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    Alex, 14, says her health ' particularly her asthma ' has improved since she lost weight.

  • Age at interview 14
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Emma - Interview 31

    Emma, 19, was bullied throughout primary and secondary school, and although it was hard for her at the time, she believes it's made her the person she is today. Emma believes the hardest part about losing weight is maintaining it afterwards. Ethnic background: White British.

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  • Age at interview 19
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Loz - Interview 33

    Loz has asthma and finds that the extra weight she carries has made her condition worse. She sees a dietician who told her she is overweight and needs to change what she eats and do more exercise. Loz is attending a health kick programme run in her local area. Ethnic background: White British.

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  • Age at interview 14
  • Sex/Gender Female