This woman's story makes us so happy!
Amalie Lee struggled with severe anorexia as a teen, and now she's documenting her inspirational recovery on social media.
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The 20-year-old posts before-and-after pictures of her weight gain, in addition to sharing lots of images of the food she eats with plenty of nutritional advice!
She's come a long way!
Her feed is a great source for anybody who has struggled or continues to struggle with eating disorders, and is looking for help with recovery!
Amalie also provides advice and wisdom from her own experience:
"In recovery from eating disorders, there is a lot of focus on the physical part. Being ill means looking physically ill; dry skin, hair falling out and a thin and fragile frame. But guess what? Most ED sufferers are actually normal- or overweight.
For me, recovery meant going from a body seen as abnormal and unappealing by others and society in general. But for some, recovery may mean letting go of a body seen as "fit" and ideal by society, and instead embrace a higher body fat percentage. A woman might get praised for her six pack, when she is in fact eating 1000 calories a day to maintain a body fat percentage so low that she does not even have her period."
Her feed is definitely a judgment-free zone:
"Not everybody who recovers will end up on a perfect bmi of X. Mind-blowing fact: you can be healthy without looking like a fitness model, and people who looks like fitness models are not always healthy.
I am damn proud of my physical change as you can see, and I enjoy showing you my progress. But always remember that healthy is not a look, and neither is recovery.#realcovery is for everyBODY👊"
Yes! So much truth in her words!
And we're so happy and proud of her for taking the steps to be healthy again!
Follow her on IG — @amalielee!
[Image via Amalie Lee Instagram]
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