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Anorexia To Veganism: How Healthy Eating Saved This Teen!

December 08, 2015 2 min read

Elle Lietzow now has a positive attitude towards food and nutrition, but this was not always the case. The beautiful blonde from Australia is sharing her personal story about regaining her strength thanks to fruits, vegetables and a balanced lifestyle. At 17, Elle was fighting a losing battle with the eating disorder anorexia. She was losing circulation in her body, losing her hair and she almost lost her life. She over-exercised without hydrating herself and when she would eat, it was an enormous binge on candy, cookies and ice cream. anorexia survival story "My body was giving me warning signs that what I was doing was killing me. I needed to stop." Elle explains. Now 19, Elle got the wake up call she needed after being hospitalized. Surviving near liver and kidney failure, Elle came home with a new vision for her future. She learned about veganism and decided to make a dramatic shift. elle lietzow vegan fruitarian Being vegan means eating a plant-based diet free of meats and dairy. Elle loves bananas for breakfast, as they provide energy, gently detox the body and even provide mood-boosting properties. She enjoys avocado salad for lunch rich in folate, omega-3s and dietary fibre. For dinner Elle indulges in sweet potatoes or Thai curry soup. [bctt tweet="Anorexia To Veganism: How Healthy Eating Saved This Teen!"] going vegan diet Her life has changed since she was a high school girl struggling with an all-consuming disease. She has received support from followers on Instagram and YouTube which inspires her to stay healthy. "A message I have for those suffering with anorexia at the moment is that only you can save yourself. You have to make the change to choose life." Elle says. What are your thoughts on Elle's journey? Has veganism changed your life? Source: Daily Mail [caption id="attachment_122574" align="alignleft" width="100"]snapchat logo @BodyRockTV[/caption] [caption id="attachment_122573" align="alignleft" width="100"]instagram logo @BodyRockOfficial[/caption]

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