I’ve been dealing with my own personal struggles with eating disorders for several years now. I remember the exact moment where I realized something had to change. A friend of mine posted a picture of Megan Fox on Instagram, and it was like a light went off in my head. It made me realize that my body wasn’t like hers - far from it, actually - and that I needed to make some changes.
Over the past few years, I’ve battled those feelings and thoughts with all of my might as they pulled me down into a deep pit of shame and guilt - not only about myself, but also about society’s expectations of what a ‘perfect’ body should look like. But rather than going deeper into that negative spiral, I finally decided to embark on a journey towards self-love and acceptance.
So today, although I’m still healing from the mental anguish brought on by the disconnect between my realities and societies standards, I am proud to say that this is how far I have come – closer towards achieving a better relationship with myself. And while it may sound cheesy or cliché, trust me when I say that no one is ever completely healed from mental health issues like an eating disorder; you just learn how to manage them better day by day until you reach a place of relative stability and serenity in your life .