While many women around the world are constantly thinking about how to lose weight, there are others who are doing their best to gain weight.
We are very impressed by the stories of these women who are counting the pounds they gain rather than how much they lose.
Despite all the psychological and physical difficulties, they learned to love themselves as they are. We advise everyone to do the same.
Hayley Harris admits that she began starving herself to get closer to achieving that fragile, ultra-slim look that is often styled for women in fancy magazines.
She first launched her Instagram account when she was in the hospital recovering from an eating disorder. Hayley says the support of her fans has helped her cope with her illness.
Now she spends her time campaigning against the public idealization of thinness.
Courtney Black weighed around 99 pounds just a few years ago. She worked as a fitness model and was convinced that the beauty of her muscles would only be revealed if she was extremely slim.
She reduced her food intake to 800 calories and got tired of hunger to the point of having to go to the hospital. After treatment, Courtney began consuming 2,000 calories a day. She is now a successful fitness trainer.
Megan Jayne Crabbe
Megan Jayne Crabbe weighed just 61 pounds at age 13. Her teenage problems had gone too far. As heavy as she was, she was never satisfied with her body.
Today, Megan is not ashamed of her appearance and dedicates her Instagram account to the idea that there is no woman who is not beautiful, everything is in our minds.
Aroosha Nekonam is a successful fitness blogger and highly sought-after personal trainer. But she declared on her Instagram account: “My dear body, forgive me for treating you badly.”
After finishing college, Aroosha, a perfectionist by nature, decided to go on a diet, which ended up turning into a starvation regime.
Connie Inglis has suffered from anorexia since she was a teenager – ten years ago. Sometimes you can gain weight, other times you revert to old habits. That is why she created an Instagram account.
This is where you get support from your followers and post motivational posts. For example, pictures of sweet things that you are trying to eat more of.
Erika “The Tiger”
Erika The Tiger suffered from anorexia and bulimia since she was 16 years old. Like many other girls, she looked very fat and one day she simply stopped eating. Then she started hating how thin she was and tried to hide it under her shapeless clothing.
Learning to cope with the disease, Erika started playing sports, got married, and stopped being ashamed of her body.
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