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Amalie Lee

"Llegué a un punto en que mi IMC (índice de masa corporal) estaba cayendo peligrosamente, y si seguía negándome a mejorar pronto terminaría en una cama de hospital”, explicó. 

Con tan sólo 20 años, Amalie Lee puede decir que ya es toda una superviviente. Hace 3 años esta joven noruega cayó en una fuerte depresión y anorexia que la llevó a pesar y verse como una niña de 10 años.

2013 vs 2015. Sick vs healthy. These are some of the photos of me that are spreading all over the world these days. I want to use this as an opportunity to say something important; You don't have to look like me on the left to have an eating disorder. An eating disorder comes in all shapes and sizes. Some, like me, become very underweight by their eating disorder (though I was a normal-weight sufferer for some time too) whilst others are normal-weight or overweight, at times morbidly obese. We also have binge eating disorder, bulimia, orthorexia and ednos (eating disorder not otherwise specified) and many subclinical and atypical cases. I felt like my case was not taken seriously until I was very underweight, and that is not ok! It is a mental illness with physical side effects, and everybody deserves help. I also want to correct a few errors that have occurred in media about me and my case: - I was never "put into hospital." I went to outpatient treatment (therapy, weigh-ins, doctor checks etc) at the hospitals eating disorder unit. - It is true I ate 3000 calories daily whilst staying sedentary to gain 0.5 kg weekly, BUT in the beginning I gained far more on way less because my metabolism was in starvation mode. I gradually increased. As I ate more, I gained slower, as weird as it sounds. I am currently not on a 3000 calorie meal plan, I eat intuitively. - I never suffered from re-feeding syndrome. What I said is that I had to increase my intake gradually because I was in danger of it, as any other very undernourished/underweight person. The syndrome is rare and risk is low, even for the most severe cases, but it is watched out for because it can be deadly. - I did have "extreme hunger pains" at times, but I said "extreme hunger" - the pains-word was somehow added somewhere by somebody that is not me. Extreme hunger happened in recovery and basically means that I had episodes where I felt "starved out" and EXTREMELY hungry despite just eaten thousands of calories. This is normal in recovery. - I did not get diagnosed with anorexia in 2012. I got an eating disorder in 2012 but I was without treatment and a diagnosis until 2013. Hope this cleared things up❤️
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"Llegué a un punto en que mi IMC (índice de masa corporal) estaba cayendo peligrosamente, y si seguía negándome a mejorar pronto terminaría en una cama de hospital”, explicó.

Aunque su padecimiento vino derivado de un estado de autodestrucción mental, más que por copiar a las modelos de la televisión, su recuperación fue igual de complicada. Sufrió del Síndrome de realimentación , un cuadro clínico peligroso en el que la reintroducción de alimentos a un organismo desnutrido exacerba tanto el metabolismo que se sufren sudores nocturnos, hinchazón y fuertes dolores del hambre extrema, entre otros problemas físicos.

Amalie Lee


"Los trastornos alimenticios a menudo se convierten en una identidad y yo no quería ser "la chica anoréxica", quería ser yo; estaba enferma y cansada de estar enferma y cansada" explicó.

Amalie Lee



Sin embargo, poco a poco la ahora estudiante de Psicología en la Universidad de Roehampton de Londres, fue recuperando su salud y quiso compartir su experiencia, así como información útil acerca del tema, en su blog Letsrecover e Instagram para ayudar a otras víctimas de trastornos alimenticios a seguir adelante.

Amalie Lee

Amalie Lee



Fotos. Instagram/amalielee.
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