Weight loss and mental health: ‘Food has been my happiness’

New research for the BBC has highlighted the mental health anguish that thousands of people living with obesity feel everyday.

A survey by Ipsos Mori found that those who are severely overweight had the poorest mental health and felt shame, embarrassment and despair when they look in the mirror.

Watch 28-year-old India on her weight loss and mental health journey, as the BBC followed her over five months.

Correspondent – Jeremy Cooke

Camera/ Edit – Steve Fildes

Producer – Claire Kendall

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this video, BBC Action Line is a good place to start looking for help.

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