Sports helped a girl overcome anorexia and find the love

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In the life of the 27-year-old Molly Eledge from California all goes perfectly: the girl is in good health, has a beloved man and an interesting work. However, a few years ago,all was completely different and tragically.

When Molly was 20, she was carried away by diets and did not notice how the pursuit of slenderness exhausted her. That period, she was in college and constantly under stress because of the exams. All this brought Eledge anorexia. Several times, Molly even had to be hospitalized: her weight has become less than 90 lbs (with a height of 165). Molly did not listen her parents or friends and continued to lose weight. However, later she has changed her opinion.

2 Sports helped a girl overcome anorexia and find the love

Once Eledge realized that, even if her dream to become slender was now achieved, she did not feel happy and beautiful. Later, she decided to rebuild her life and went to the gym, where she met followers of a healthy lifestyle and sports. They taught her how take care of herself and enjoy a “healthy” figure.

3 Sports helped a girl overcome anorexia and find the love

“Before, I weighed less than 90 lbs. I was anorexic and terrible, I lived in depression, I was afraid to add some weight. In 2009, I was diagnosed with “anorexia” and my parents began to cure me. They tried to feed me “normally”, but my body did not take the food – it seemed all the time that I was eating a lot. I had a hard time with me. I have not listened to nutritionists thinking that their advice  are nonsense “- Molly told reporters.

4 Sports helped a girl overcome anorexia and find the love

Fortunately, her relatives convinced her to go to a gym.  Initially, Molly wasn’t achieving good results, but later, she felt in love with sports.

“Now I weight almost 143 lbs. Even more than my boyfriend. I love and respect my body”, continued Molly.

By the way, she met her boyfriend in the gym. The 29-year-old Eric Tilov, like Molly, was also practicing cross fit (a complex of intensive strength training).

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The young people fell in love and become engaged in sport and taking care of their nutrition: “Now I keep getting compliments about my appearance. Sometimes I want to cry when people call me “healthy”. In the past, this meant for me to be thick. In 2012, I began to attend CrossFit classes and I really liked it, and in 2013 I met my man. We got married soon. At first, I tried to establish a relationship with food. It was very difficult, I was refusing everything, but then I learned how to eat properly. I am now in control of myself, but still my diet can be called healthy. Now, perhaps, is a very happy period of my life: I have no anorexia, I met “my” man.”

6 Sports helped a girl overcome anorexia and find the love

Molly confessed she isn’t recognizing herself in old pictures.

“I look at my old photos and don’t recognize this girl. It’s not me. I just recently realized that we should not worry so much about calories and be afraid of food. This is a source of energy and health. Now I look and feel good. With my example I would like to show the girls that they should not fall into depression because of the weight but would better start to practice sports and eat properly. That brings a lot of joy,”- concluded Molly.

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