Tess Holliday Was As ‘Shocked As Everyone’ To Learn She ‘Has Anorexia’

Tess Holliday has revealed she was as 'shocked as everyone' to learn that she 'has anorexia'. 
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Tess Holliday has revealed she was as ‘shocked as everyone’ to learn that she ‘has anorexia‘. 

In an essay for TODAY, the model and body activist opened up about how ‘broken the eating disorder community is,’ and why people weren’t understanding when she originally opened up about her diagnosis.

She wrote: “I chose to share my diagnosis because it’s not just about a desire for thinness. I’m not restricting because I want to be thin. I’ve just done this for so long.

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“I wish I could tell you that I’m good at feeding my body, but I’m not. I tell myself, ‘Oh, I’ll eat later,’ but I didn’t realize that by not eating, I was starving my body. Your body just holds onto whatever food it can because it doesn’t know when you’re going to feed it again.

“I still struggle with wrapping my head around, ‘How can I be in a fat body and be starving?’.Then I realized that bodies of all sizes and shapes starve.”

Tess Holliday Slams Media For Creating ‘Breeding Ground For Fat-Shaming’

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Tess Holliday has revealed she was as ‘shocked as everyone’ to learn that she ‘has anorexia’. Credit: @tessholliday/Instagram

Last year, the 36-year-old took to Twitter and informed her followers she’s ‘anorexic and in recovery’.

She said: “I’m anorexic and in recovery. I’m not ashamed to say it out loud anymore.

“I’m the result of a culture that celebrates thinness and equates that to worth, but I get to write my own narrative now.

“I’m finally able to care for a body that I’ve punished my entire life and I am finally free.”

Holliday then took to Instagram and added: “To everyone that keeps saying ‘You’re looking healthy lately’ or ‘You are losing weight, keep it up!’ Stop.

“Don’t. Comment. On. My. Weight. Or. Perceived. Health. Keep. It. To. Yourself. Thanks.”

“Yes, I’ve lost weight – I’m healing from an eating disorder and feeding my body regularly for the first time in my entire life.”

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