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Man who suffered body obsession on nudist colony cycling tour

FOR most of his life Robert John would agonise about perceived flaws in his body and was later diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) – an obsessive preoccupation with appearance.

Now, aged 33, he has found a new lease of life after visiting several nudist colonies around Europe and earlier this year was crowned champion of a naturist naked triathlon in Germany.

He is currently on a 4,300-mile bike ride across Europe, staying 70 naturist clubs and resorts in 15 countries, while raising funds for two charities.

Robert John on his tour of Europe’s naturist resorts

Mr John, from Bloomsbury, said: “Over the years I had been very body conscious and dissatisfied with my appearance. I was very overweight but even after I changed that with exercise, I saw myself as retaining the weight. I kept on wanting to lose more – I wanted to feel like I saw people in the media, I wanted to have the perfect body.” Read full original article…

Source: Camden New Journal

4 August, 2017, 7:10 pm

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