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Thin does not mean beautiful: girls who gained weight and only got better
Often, excessive thinness, like being overweight, is associated with psychological problems, peer pressure and rejection of one's own body. This is called anorexia, sometimes dystrophy. Girls with the disease dream of gaining pounds, but they cannot always do it on their own. Not everyone finds the strength to admit that they are sick and need help. We tell about those who managed to cope with a terrible diagnosis, start a new life and restore the beauty of the body.
Emily Lewis: anorexia due to bullying at school
When a girl from the UK was in high school school, classmates bullied her. This is what made her start to actively lose weight. Emily's diet consisted of dry bread, fruit, and plenty of whole grains. Such a diet led to terrible consequences - anorexia and a weight of 31 kg.
Lewis reacted negatively to all requests to come to her senses and start eating normally, believing that parents and doctors did not give advice out of good intentions. The girl was sure that everything was fine: she was healthy, and her appearance did not bother her at all. Unless it was constantly cold. The British woman often fainted because her body simply refused to work due to lack of energy.
Now Emily is 22 years old, she was able to recover and is now actively involved in sports, broadcasting it on social media accounts.
According to the girl, Instagram and people with similar problems helped her during that period of her life and saved her from inevitable death. On the Internet, Emily was looking for girls who were able to overcome anorexia. Gradually, she began to engage in physiotherapy exercises with a trainer, each time increasing the load.
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Margarita Barbieri: not thin enough to dance
Dancer Margarita believed that her professional success depends on the numbers on the scales. And the less they show, the slimmer she becomes, the more chances she has to break through in her career. But the girl left the right path and brought herself to an extremely serious condition and was diagnosed with anorexia.
After receiving several rejections at the casting, Barbieri decided to torture herself with training and hunger. She ate 140 kcal per day, and after a short period of time eher weight dropped to 25 kg.
When others sounded the alarm about the girl's condition, she found the strength to restore a healthy diet and diversify the diet. Now 18-year-old Margarita weighs 60 kilograms, goes in for sports, rejoicing in the gained muscle mass, and maintains a fairly popular blog on Instagram.
Annie Strachan: Less Carbohydrates, More Workout
18-year-old Annie from New Zealand has always been active in sports and monitored her diet. But at the age of 14, she drastically limited her carbohydrate intake, increasing physical activity. Such a change in the diet brought the girl to anorexia. Looking at herself in the mirror, she did not feel full, but she still felt an acute dissatisfaction with her figure and weight.
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It was only when Strachan stopped menstruating that she realized that she needed help. Thanks to the family, the girl gradually began to consume 3.5 thousand kcal per day and gain weight. Now she maintains a personal blog on Instagram, where she shares recipes for healthy dishes with subscribers.
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Adriana Jones: low weight and desire to commit suicide
Football player Adriana has been fighting anorexia for six years. The disease almost killed the girl: she weighed 37 kilograms. The athlete brought herself to such a state due to the fact that in high school classmates humiliated her and called her a boy because of her athletic figure.
Throughout her teenage years, the girl fought for her life, but the realization of the real threat due to illness did not come to her immediately. Jones tried five times to commit suicide and refused the hospital. Moral and psychological support from the family and timely help from doctors gave her the opportunity to restore her health.
Now the girl weighs 56 kilograms, is no longer shy about her athletic build and is even proud of her. The once cause of a terrible illness today plays into the hands of Adriana: she is actively involved in women's football.
Corinna Mantegazza: dieting as a punishment
In senior grade, in preparation for admission to medical schoola faculty member of a university in Italy, Corinna weighed less than 40 kilograms. The girl suffered from body dysmorphic disorder, a disorder in which a person is overly concerned about a minor defect or feature of his body. Dissatisfied with the figure, the girl punished herself by refusing to eat. But when the weight reached the minimum mark and this posed a real threat to health, Mantegazza listened to the advice of doctors and realized that it was time to quit dieting.
The first thing Corinna did on the way to recovery was to break up with a young man who aggravated her self-doubt, reproached her for being overweight and encouraged weight loss. The Italian started a new life, brought healthy food back to her diet and even began to compete in bodybuilding competitions. As an additional motivation, the girl registered on Instagram, where she now regularly shares her successes. More than 40 thousand people have subscribed to her page.