Saturday, April 3, 2021

Anorexia survivor, 21, who became so ill she weighed just 5st claims bodybuilding 'saved her life'

 A Scottish anorexia survivor who became so ill she weighed just five stone and refused to chew gum to avoid the calories claims bodybuilding saved her life - and she now exposes internet trolls who brand her muscles 'fat'.

Daily Mail

Alix Small, 21, from Forfar, Scotland, first began battling eating disorders at just 15 years old, when she went from healthy eating to extreme starvation that saw her weight plummet as she struggled with anorexia and then bulimia.

The keen gymnast had always been mindful of watching what she ate, but in the grips of her illness she struggled to even eat an orange and refused to chew gum for fear of the calories, becoming so tired she had to have naps in the day.

It was three years into her fight when Alix discovered bodybuilding and threw herself into the sport. After an incredible turnaround, she now eats an almost 6,000 calorie diet to bulk up ahead of her professional debut this summer.

Since launching her TikTok page at the beginning of the year, Alix has wowed her fans with videos of her amazing gymnastics routines and heavy lifting.

'My best advice [to other eating disorder sufferers] is to never give up. There is a light at the end of the tunnel - as dark as it may get. You've got to keep going.' 


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