UPDATE - GO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM I DID on this topic, which I posted on YouTube:
It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 👏🏽. I have had symptoms of 3 eating disorders in my life ranging from moderate to worse: anorexia in high school, bulimia in college, and orthorexia post college (which is an obsession with eating “right” with no deviation from strict healthy eating rules and extreme anxiety when you don’t eat “right”).
I have been through the extremes of restriction, struggling through the lowest depths with body image, restricting so much I lost my period, always comparing myself to others, constantly anxious about what I am eating, and obsessed with food and exercise and unable to think about anything else. Not many people around me knew this.
I finally broke out of it and achieved a balanced lifestyle and really great relationship with my body a few years back. Learning to train with weights and eat in a manner that gets me results without being too restrictive (#iifym) played a big part in this. 👏🏽 .
This was a big reason I decided to become an online fitness coach myself: To help other women who L O V E food learn how to shed fat sustainability, tone up, and feel #SexyStrongandConfident 👙💪🏽👯♀️
It pains me so deeply to see women feeling like they need to go to extremes to shed fat. doing things like cutting out carbs, extremely low calorie diets, or spending hours slaving away on the treadmill to see results. (....and then still hating their bodies despite all this.....). I have been there and let me say that is 100% just so not necessary, and honestly counterproductive to sustainable fat loss. The more extreme your method the harder it’ll be to stick to so the worse results you’ll get. Plus the faster you will rebound because all you will want is all the things you have restricted for so long.
Anyway: I posted a YOUTUBE VLOG opening up about all about my experiences with eating disorders and all the details of what it was like living with each one. Link is in my bio so you can go watch it. This is my first time being so open straight up on social media about this, but I hope it helps some people. 😬😬
Comment below if you resonate with any part of this!! ⬇️ #liftwithdee