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Recovered Anorexic Girl Becomes Instagram Star With Body Positive Photos

Jimmy Keith Jun 11, 2017
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A former anorexic who nearly died because of the eating disorder now shares photos of her weight gain in a bid to promote body positivity.

Megan, 22, told The Mirror:

At my lowest weight size four clothes were falling off me, my hair thinned and I was constantly freezing cold.

Thin would never be thin enough. The eating disorder overcame me so much that I believed it was all that I was and all that I had.

She recovered with help from her dad, but found she had replaced starving herself with binge eating.

After years of battling with her weight and never being quite being happy, she stumbled across a photo of someone promoting a philosophy of embracing your body and loving yourself exactly as you are. Now Megan runs her own body positivity account on Instagram where she posts photos of herself in bikinis – cellulite and all – with confidence and a smiles.

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So a couple of you mentioned that I hadn't done a #donthatetheshake video lately! YOU KNOW I LOVE #DONTHATETHESHAKE 💜 For those of you who are new, @donthatetheshake is an AMAZING movement started by @yourstruelymelly designed to glorify all of our wonderful bodies in motion! It's not about being a world class dancer, it's about showing off all of your jiggle and having fun! It's about appreciating what our bodies allow us to do and not worrying if the world isn't ready for this jelly. EVERYONE is invited to do their own videos, and all bodies are welcome to adapt to their abilities, their comfort levels and their music choices (yes, I still love Mika, no shame!) Make sure you check out the @donthatetheshake page for loads of amazing body positive moves! 💜💙💚🌈🌞

A post shared by Megan Jayne Crabbe 🐼 (@bodyposipanda) on Oct 14, 2015 at 9:03am PDT

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Megan Jayne weighed only 4st 6lbs at her thinnest, and first suffered from body image problems back when she was five

At 14 she was diagnosed with anorexia and she spent a summer in a youth mental institution, before being hospitalised, where she was told by doctors she only had weeks to live.

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After years of battling with her weight and never being quite being happy, she stumbled across a photo of someone promoting a philosophy of embracing your body and loving yourself exactly as you are. Now Megan runs her own body positivity account on Instagram where she posts photos of herself in bikinis – cellulite and all – with confidence and a smiles.

HERE'S TO UNFLATTERING. To all the pictures we've deleted. To all the ones we've avoided. To all the spotlights we've hidden away from. To all the outfits we've been too worried to wear. To all the moments we've been too scared to embrace. 'That's my bad side' 'The camera angle is all wrong' 'Always dress for your shape, remember to disguise your flaws' 'When I've lost the last 10 pounds, then I can finally be happy' Life is not meant to be lived through the lens of how other people see you. It is for you, and you alone. Stop trading away your memories because you didn't have your makeup on. Stop forfeiting things you love because people say that your body doesn't suit them. Stop hiding in the shadows because you don't think you deserve the light. These pictures were taken 30 minutes apart. One is not a lie. The other is not an embarrassment. They are both me, and I choose to embrace and love them both. So here's to redefining that word, because the only thing that's truly unflattering is a culture that convinces us that any version of ourselves is unacceptable. We are spectacular, in all of our forms. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 #effyourbeautystandards

A post shared by Megan Jayne Crabbe 🐼 (@bodyposipanda) on Oct 6, 2015 at 9:27am PDT

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