Alix Earle revealed that she struggled with an consuming dysfunction in highschool whereas showing in a candid episode of her podcast, “Scorching Mess,” on October 5. The 22-year-old influencer defined how watching different friends “normalized” her unhealthy weight loss program. 

“In my thoughts, I knew that this wasn’t regular at first, however after watching their habits, and watching them shed pounds and watching them be so glad over this, it turned extra normalized for me,” Alix stated. “I went from somebody who had a really wholesome relationship with meals in a short time to somebody who didn’t.” 

Whereas recalling how “obsessed” she turned with “weight-reduction plan tradition,” the College of Miami graduate detailed how “confused” she can be, including that her classmates would pay “1000’s of {dollars} for these diets.”  

“I simply went down such a nasty path with myself, with my physique, with my picture, and I began to have this type of physique dysmorphia [where] I’d look within the mirror and I’d see somebody means larger than the individual that I used to be,” Alix stated. 

The social media star’s battle with consuming dysfunction started by reducing down on faculty lunches as a part of her “poisonous cycle” to plan what to eat. She later began skipping meals altogether and finally developed bulimia. 

“On the time I didn’t perceive what I had simply began,” Alix insisted, including that “nobody knew that I used to be coping with this consuming dysfunction, and I didn’t actually both. … A majority of the ladies in my pal group in highschool all had an consuming dysfunction, [and] all of us thought it was wholesome.” 

The podcaster then admitted that she would search for the “nearest rest room” to throw up after feeling responsible for binge-eating. The consuming dysfunction even affected her highschool promenade. Within the weeks main as much as senior yr’s greatest evening, Alix did “not dare contact a single carb the entire complete month.”  

“The day earlier than promenade, I didn’t eat something,” Alix confessed. “I’d simply go on strictly, like, water weight loss program, and the one factor I’d eat was ginger [sic].” Proper earlier than becoming a member of her associates on the occasion, Alix remembered “feeling so gentle headed” however “content material” as a result of she believed that she was “doing one thing proper” on the time. 

Although she put a cease to binging and purging, Alix nonetheless restricted her meals consumption. Nonetheless, the TikToker’s faculty associates identified her unhealthy habits, which Alix credited helped her overcome her consuming dysfunction. 

“They had been like, ‘Alix, you realize that’s not wholesome, that’s not OK,’” she recalled. “‘That’s not regular so that you can suppose that or try this or limit your self from these meals, like that’s not wholesome.’ And I used to be simply so appreciative at the truth that I had ladies telling me that, like, it was OK to eat, and we weren’t all going to be competing with our our bodies.”

In case you or somebody you realize struggles with an consuming dysfunction, go to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD) website or name their hotline at (888)-375-7767 to get assist.

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