Lucy Mecklenburgh hits back as trolls accuse her of 'not eating' and having an 'unrealistic body' after underwear snap

LUCY Mecklenburgh has hit back at trolls who accused her of "not eating" and having an "unrealistic post-natal body" after she shared an underwear snap today.

The 29-year-old star had stripped off for a new Instagram selfie as she reflected on learning how to "be kinder" to her body.

Ironically, some of her followers appeared to miss the former Towie star's overriding message – leaving nasty messages insulting her build.

Taking to her Instagram Story after sharing the snap, Lucy wrote: "For the odd negative comment saying I don't eat and my body isn't a realistic post natal body…

"My body is a real postnatal body as I had a baby in March and this is my body now.

"I LOVE food! More importantly, I'm breastfeeding so I actually have to consume more calories to be able to feed my bubba every day and have enough energy to around after him all day."

In the original post, the busy mum posed in grey underwear, showing off her toned midriff and slim physique.

In the poignant caption, she reflected on how far she has come in terms of accepting her shape as she wrote: "Before I had a baby I would look at my body and do that typical mean girls movie moment & say things to myself like ‘I wish I had longer, thinner legs’ ‘I wish i had bigger/ perkier boobs!’ ‘I wish I had trained harder & had more muscle definition’

"After having Roman I’m so much kinder to myself! I think why did I actually care that much & waste so much energy putting myself down! There’s so much more important things in my life to focus on than if I have abs or not.

"I guess it put a lot of thing in perspective having a baby & living through a very tough year for all of us.

"I’m so proud of my body for growing a child, repairing itself and & allowing me to be healthy & strong enough to look after my baby everyday.

"We get one body so yes lets look after it by nourishing it, staying active but most importantly respecting it & being kind to ourselves 💛"

The post – and the nasty trolls' comments that she is "too thin" – come just one day after the brunette beauty shared other cruel messages she'd received that had called her "fat".

Lucy did not acknowledge the vile comments, instead rising above it as she shared a string of crying-with-laughter emojis.

Roman, 10 months, is Lucy's first child, who she shares with fiancé Ryan Thomas.

She regularly documents her motherhood journey with fans on social media, and has won praise for her to down-to-earth posts about the reality of being a new mum.

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