I have struggled with my weight for my entire adult life and the majority of my adolescence.
I got tired of living a life ruled by diet culture. One where I didn't love my body and all attempts to change were out of punishment for how I looked.
I suffer from thyroid disease and was diagnosed at a young age. I'm one of those people who can gain weight just by looking at a box of donuts.
Okay not really, but sometimes it really feels like that, right?
It has always been a little more difficult for me to lose weight than it would be if I had a normal body metabolism and didn't move through life at the speed of a sloth.
I identify as an "emotional eater" - no matter the emotion. This led me to look into the reasons behind why and how I eat the way I do. I discovered that anxiety and depression (along with many other mental health diagnoses) can play a huge role in how we react to or even use food to cope.