In her late teens, Sarah Pustkowski developed an eating disorder that would kill her if she didn't make a drastic change. The beautiful UK native became so thin she couldn't sit down without a pillow or she would be in immense pain.
"It was in 2010 that I really started to deteriorate. I never felt like I really belonged, and my self-esteem was at rock bottom." the 22-year-old explains.
The pressure started to mount when Sarah received a bad grade in school, and her teacher decided to humiliate her for it. The incident affected her so much, she began starving herself.
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"I just felt like I wasn't good at anything - that's when I started thinking it was down to what I looked like, and I started seriously restricting my diet and body-checking myself."
At her lowest weight, Sarah was 84 pounds. Her hair was falling out and her bones began protruding. She could barely stand and was bedridden for months. Desperate to save her life, her parents took her to the hospital. It was there that she made the decision to fight this disease.
"I had been waiting for someone to say or do something that would make me better - but I realised I had to be the one to make the change. Becoming a personal trainer helped me to find the balance between nutrition and physical activity - having a goal to work towards really helped with my recovery. Now my diet is full of amazing foods - I've grown to love food again, and appreciate what it does for my body." Sarah says.
She has not only gained weight, but she has a completely new perspective on life. Learning about the importance of fitness and nutrition, Sarah built a career out of helping others get control of their life. She also enjoys raising awareness about eating disorders to break down the misconceptions and stigmas attached to them.
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Source: Daily Mail
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