Learn how to eat to benefit your body and your appearance. Take control of yourself in a healthy manner and reap yourself some body PROUD rewards.
Latest Activity: Jun 18, 2012
Eating disorders often present themselves in those who have not learned how to be at their healthy weight by eating well. Many fad diets influence strategies and techniques that people adopt as their primary style of eating. Not only is that not beneficial for the body, it's also not good for weight loss.
The good news is that we can all eat an abundance of healthy foods and appear the way we desire. Becoming aware of nutrition, your body requirements, portion sizes, the science of training and food timing often helps.
I battled with anorexia and bulemia for 10 years and had an actual fear of food. In her own words, she was always an "unhealthy skinny fat person", meaning she lacked muscle and the proper nutrition for her body to work its best. In fact, it got to the point that her hair was even falling out. This all changed when she was introduced to the world offitness competitions! She admired those beautiful women with their lean, strong bodies. At that point she learned the value of proper balanced nutrition and how it helps energy levels, musculature and even prevents hair loss. This was enough to encourage a change. She soon thereafter learned to love herself, her body and really value the importance of healthy food. She states: "I have built muscle, competed, run marathons and love my body".
Kimberly Miller struggled with an eating disorder for most of her life even after she became a mother. She had always wanted that "Perfect Body" but was misinformed on how to do just that. So she cut calories (eating less than 300 per day), she binged, she purged, she worked out too much. This continued day after day after day. That is up until about March 2009, the point at which she essentially motivated herself to take the Body Proud Challenge and hit the FAME Stage as a Figure Competitor. Stepping on stage after having achieved her desired results through sheer determination and healthy nutritional means actually saved her life. Realizing her potential and recognizing that her vision of the "Perfect Body" goes well beyond physical appearance has changed her relationship with food and the gym so significantly that now she uses both as a form of therapy!
"I made the mistake of thinking that what I look like is more important than who I am - that what I weigh is more important than what I think or do. All I ever wanted was to be loved for my true self, and yet I tried so hard to present myself as anything other than who I am. Since then I learned not to care about other people's opinions. I began to live my life in love and complete acceptance. The key is to accept your body just as it is. Love your body the way it is and feel grateful toward it. Most important, to find real happiness, you must learn to love yourself for the totality of who you are and not jut what you look like."
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