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It is never easy to admit that you have an?eating disorder. But imagine making that confession on national television. That is precisely what Heidi Powell, famed with her husband Chris Powell as ABC’s transformational specialists on the popular reality TV show “Extreme Weight Loss,” courageously did. And in a candid?interview with ET News on August 9, Heidi opened up about her?eating disorder?and what she hopes her candid statements will do for those who want to recover but remain in silent despair.
Why did Heidi wait until now to admit her past? “It was a part of me that I felt shame for,” explained Heidi. However, she made the decision when she recognized that she had recovered to the stage where “I didn’t care anymore about what negativity might come if people saw my own struggles.”
In the segment on the show, Heidi discussed her past battle with both?bulimia and food addiction. Now, however, partly as a result to her work on the ABC reality show, Heidi has achieved a sense of balance with Chris, who supports her while they “keep each other accountable,” says Chris.
Part of what made the difference for Heidi: Her pregnancy. “It is your responsibility to grow this baby and to keep this child alive and love it,” Heidi said reflectively. “That was my moment.” You can learn more about Heidi and her tips for?healthy family diets by visiting www.ChrisPowell.com or www.HeidiPowell.net.
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