Don‘t Ignore the Elephant

Clara Swedlund: What is the perfect body?

November 23, 2021

Clara Swedlund is a physique coach and sports psychologist who overcame bulimia and binge-eating in her teens and early twenties. She competes in bikini bodybuilding competitions and helps clients like me train to get strong and fit for life. She’s only too aware of the impact of social media when it comes to defining what a perfect body looks like, and how important it is to be kind to yourself.


If you’ve been affected by an eating disorder or know someone who might be, these are some helpful resources

BEAT charity 

NHS Advice - How to help someone with an eating disorder

MIND - Eating problems


Social media:

Clara Swedlund

Twitter @ceswedlund 

IG @claritasw_vwphysique



Liz O’Riordan

Twitter @Liz_Oriordan 

IG @oriordanliz 



Don’t Ignore The Elephant is hosted by Dr Liz O’Riordan, produced by Bird Lime Media in association with Elizabeth Richards.

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