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The Bachelor: Bella Varelis gains 6kg by ’emotional eating’ during lockdown

The Bachelor’s Bella Varelis reveals she gained 6kg by ’emotional eating’ during Sydney’s Covid-19 lockdown as she admits: ‘I’ve been so lost lately’

Former Bachelor star Bella Varelis has admitted she’s been struggling with her mental health during Sydney’s Covid-19 lockdown.

The 26-year-old influencer revealed on Instagram on Tuesday she’d been feeling ‘lost lately’ and had resorted to ’emotional eating’.

Bella said she’d put on 6kg since stay-at-home orders were mandated.

Candid: Former Bachelor star Bella Varelis has admitted she’s been struggling with her mental health during Sydney’s Covid-19 lockdown

Sharing a picture of an Italian city, Bella captioned her post: ‘Looking back on brighter times.’

She added: ‘I’ve been feeling so lost emotionally lately and I want to share that with you all because I promised you that I will be my most authentic self on this platform. Life is a little crazy at the moment; nothing feels normal.’ 

She said she’d stopped posting on social media recently because she felt ‘criticised’.

Struggling: The 26-year-old influencer revealed on Instagram on Tuesday she'd been feeling 'lost lately' and had resorted to 'emotional eating, gaining six kilos. Pictured last month

Struggling: The 26-year-old influencer revealed on Instagram on Tuesday she’d been feeling ‘lost lately’ and had resorted to ’emotional eating, gaining six kilos. Pictured last month

‘It’s so hard to be positive at the moment but I’m trying immensely hard to remember that focusing on feeling good means the good will come to fruition,’ she said. 

‘I’ll be honest: I stopped posting for a while there because I was sick of being criticised.’

She apologised to her fans for ‘letting them down’ before saying she’d been ’emotional eating’ throughout the lockdown.

‘PSA I’ve put on 6kg and haven’t been able to fit in any of my jeans so really haven’t felt confident in my skin lately,’ she said.

‘But you know what? S**t happens and I can’t help that I’m an emotional eater.’

Scrutiny: 'I stopped posting for a while there because I was sick of being criticised,' she said

Scrutiny: ‘I stopped posting for a while there because I was sick of being criticised,’ she said

Bella’s post comes after her friendship with Bec Cvilikas ended.

The two women had become best pals after they were runners-up on Locky Gilbert’s season of The Bachelor last year, and even moved into a flat in Bondi together.

During an Instagram Q&A last week, Bella said the pair didn’t have a falling out but instead ‘realised their friendship had changed’.

‘There wasn’t a big fall out, we just realised our friendship changed, which is normal in relationships and friendships,’ she explained. 

If you or anyone you know is struggling, contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue

Friendship blues: Bella's post comes after her friendship with Bec Cvilikas (right) ended

Friendship blues: Bella’s post comes after her friendship with Bec Cvilikas (right) ended

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