Writer & Weight-Loss Expert
For decades, I was a yo-yo dieter with an eating disorder — weighing over 300 pounds at my heaviest. Then about ten years ago I'd had enough. Enough with diets and food rules that were making me feel crazed. Enough of losing weight only to gain it back. And enough of the shame that came along with what I perceived as a personal failure to keep the weight off.
Since then, I have shed over 160 pounds and maintained that weight loss for more than nine years. I no longer have a fear of food, gaining the weight back, or being seen.