I was the 'fugly' kid in school- for those of you who haven't heard that word it stands for fat and ugly. I was bullied on a daily basis all through my teens and crying myself to sleep, despising my body and wishing there was some way to cut the fat off me was an almost daily part of my life.
I tried everything to lose weight. All the diets going, as well as some things I'm ashamed of. I've been a size 16 and a size 6. And do you know what? Neither of them made me happy. Despite being a size 6 I still thought I was fat. I punished my body with excessive exercise, restricted eating, binging on sugar followed by laxative use. My health suffered. I slipped 2 disks in my back because I didn't listen to my body as it started to crumble. I developed adrenal fatigue, food intolerances, and fertility problems. My hair was falling out in clumps.
I wasted years of my life suffering, hating my body and criticising myself.
These experiences taught me an important lesson. You must learn to love yourself.
YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOURSELF HUGELY IMPACTS ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD.
Now I am far happier with my body than I ever have been, at a healthy size 10. I don't binge eat. I can say no to sugar, I eat loads of delicious healthy food and I haven't touched a laxative in years. I learned to love myself, healed my body, had a baby and found my true passion in life along the way- stopping other women from suffering this lifelong prison of poor body image and food issues. I don't want other women to waste years of their life, damage their health and stay trapped in these vicious cycles I was once in.
That is why I do what I do.
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