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.
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