‘I felt weak and broken’: Christine McGuinness shares heartbreaking post about 10-year eating disorder as she celebrates progress
She’s been very open and honest about her past 10-year battle with anorexia.
And Christine McGuinness, 32, shared a heartbreaking Instagram video which showed the results of her eating disorder on Monday.
She noted that she was left feeling ‘weak and broken’ and also shared a clip of the progress she has made since on social media on Monday now that she feels strong and healthy.
‘I felt weak and broken’: Christine McGuinness shared heartbreaking post about 10-year eating disorder as she celebrated progress on Instagram on Monday
According to the NHS, anorexia nervosa is ‘an eating disorder and serious mental health condition. People who have anorexia try to keep their weight as low as possible by not eating enough food or exercising too much, or both.’
The mother-of-three wrote alongside the clip: ‘Remember to celebrate yourself this #InternationalWomensDay. WATCH TO THE END TO SEE MY 3 YEAR GLOW UP.
‘The first video I felt weak and broken (bad times)… but it’s OK, I picked myself up good. Fast forward 3 years.
The mother-of-three wrote alongside the clip: ‘Remember to celebrate yourself this #InternationalWomensDay. WATCH TO THE END TO SEE MY 3 YEAR GLOW UP’
WHAT IS ANOREXIA NERVOSA?
According to the NHS, anorexia nervosa is ‘an eating disorder and serious mental health condition’
‘People who have anorexia try to keep their weight as low as possible by not eating enough food or exercising too much, or both’, the website adds
The eating disorder is most common in young women, and sufferers often have a distorted image of their figures
- A low body mass index (BMI)
- Hair loss and dry skin
- Irregular periods
- Taking appetite suppressants
- Missing meals and avoiding ‘fattening’ foods
‘I feel strong and built and I’m not finished yet.“You’re a dangerous person if you go through s**t alone and come back better.”
‘Once you’ve rebuilt yourself, it’s a lot harder for someone to break you down.’
‘Shine bright queens. However you feel comfortable in your own skin ladies I praise you because each and everybody is normal, different and beautiful.’
She concluded: ‘We all have our own battles and our own stories (I’ve got a library full ).
‘But let’s continue to praise each other and support one another and be sure to love and praise yourself too #iwd2021.’
The TV personality explained she was anorexic during her teenage years, which had a massive impact on her family planning journey.
The reality star, who shares twins Leo and Penelope, six, with husband Paddy, as well as three-year-old Felicity detailed: ‘I had anorexia for over 10 years as a child…
‘… all through my teenage years, [and was getting better] when I met my husband aged 19, 20. It was that strive and I just really wanted to be a mum that made me get over that.
‘When I went to see a doctor the reason I wasn’t ovulating or having my periods was down to having an eating disorder. That made me get better but it took four years for everything to regulate.
‘You’re tracking your chart and your temperature. My husband works away a lot so we had to make the most of our time together.’⠀
Revealing she gained six stone while carrying her two kids, Christine said: ‘I got to the point were I couldn’t physically carry them anymore.
‘I gained 6 stone which I’m quite proud of because I never thought I’d be able to do that. It’s amazing, absolutely amazing and the twins were born normal size.’