Annalise, who advocates that anyone suffering from an eating disorder gets the proper treatment, also told Life & Style: “If you’re suffering with an eating disorder, you need help.You need a therapist, a dietitian, and probably a psychiatrist – a team of people who can advocate for you and help you with every single step of the way.”
Annalise continued, “Absolutely one of the hugest misconceptions is that people with eating disorders are vain, doing it for attention, or obsessed with their appearances.”
She concluded by saying, “I can say with 100% surety that people I met in eating disorder treatment are the best, brightest, most empathetic people I have ever been around… It’s a REAL mental disease, not a ‘diet’… these are all illnesses that one does not choose.”
the left picture came up on my timehop this morning, so naturally in honor of #transformationtuesday i had to choose the same swimsuit to wear out to my pool. let’s just say the bottoms are no longer full coverage in the back. i’ve said it a thousand times and i’ll say it again: the true difference lies not in my physical transformation, but rather in my soul. i am joy & love!!!
Annalise’s transformation is definitely impressive, and hopefully she can help other people struggling with eating disorders.