An eating disorder is NOT about weight!✋ What do I have in common in these 3 photos? An eating disorder. Luckily, I can say that I was close to fully recovered on the 2014-photo, though some may disagree that you can become 100% recovered, especially after such a short time. Weight loss and/or weight gain is a side effect for some sufferers. Most people with eating disorders are normal- to overweight. Most people with eating disorders don't have clinical anorexia nervosa. There is NO such thing as being "too big" for an eating disorder. Not all underweight people have eating disorders or are unhealthy. Being overweight does not automatically mean you are lazy or unhealthy. I've seen SO many people with a bmi above 25 who looks perfectly normal and are healthy. I was close to overweight on the 2012-picture! We need to stop labelling and judging, and start accepting that people come in different sizes, and that is ok🌸 #bodypositivity #realcovery
2013 vs 2015. Sick vs healthy. These are some of the photos of me that are spreading all over the world these days. I want to use this as an opportunity to say something important; You don't have to look like me on the left to have an eating disorder. An eating disorder comes in all shapes and sizes. Some, like me, become very underweight by their eating disorder (though I was a normal-weight sufferer for some time too) whilst others are normal-weight or overweight, at times morbidly obese. We also have binge eating disorder, bulimia, orthorexia and ednos (eating disorder not otherwise specified) and many subclinical and atypical cases. I felt like my case was not taken seriously until I was very underweight, and that is not ok! It is a mental illness with physical side effects, and everybody deserves help. I also want to correct a few errors that have occurred in media about me and my case: - I was never "put into hospital." I went to outpatient treatment (therapy, weigh-ins, doctor checks etc) at the hospitals eating disorder unit. - It is true I ate 3000 calories daily whilst staying sedentary to gain 0.5 kg weekly, BUT in the beginning I gained far more on way less because my metabolism was in starvation mode. I gradually increased. As I ate more, I gained slower, as weird as it sounds. I am currently not on a 3000 calorie meal plan, I eat intuitively. - I never suffered from re-feeding syndrome. What I said is that I had to increase my intake gradually because I was in danger of it, as any other very undernourished/underweight person. The syndrome is rare and risk is low, even for the most severe cases, but it is watched out for because it can be deadly. - I did have "extreme hunger pains" at times, but I said "extreme hunger" - the pains-word was somehow added somewhere by somebody that is not me. Extreme hunger happened in recovery and basically means that I had episodes where I felt "starved out" and EXTREMELY hungry despite just eaten thousands of calories. This is normal in recovery. - I did not get diagnosed with anorexia in 2012. I got an eating disorder in 2012 but I was without treatment and a diagnosis until 2013. Hope this cleared things up❤️
Amalie Lee está causando sensación en las redes, pero sobre todo concientizando contra los trastornos alimenticios.
La joven de 20 años fue diagnosticada con anorexia en 2012 y tuvo que ser hospitalizada, por fortuna comenzó a recuperarse y en 2013, la estudiante de la Universidad de Roehampton, en Londres, ha documentado su batalla contra la enfermedad en Instagram.
Lee publica selfies con comidas y mensajes inspiradores para otras personas que sufren de estos padecimientos.
“Es extraño mirar hacia atrás y verme tan flaca. Creo que la gente me sigue porque soy real y honesta”, explicó Lee.
La joven fue declarada “saludable” por sus médicos al principio de 2014, pero ella explica que la recuperación mental se ha demorado mucho más.
“La idea de que podía pasar el resto de mi vida sola, consumida por esta enfermedad, me asustó más que la idea de recuperación. Me eduqué… y me di cuenta que tenía que compartir lo que aprendí con los que me seguían en las redes y habían pasado por lo mismo”, le reveló Lee.
Actualmente, Amalie admite sentirse feliz con su cambio físico y disfruta compartir su recuperación con sus casi 84 mil seguidores en Instagram.