Sadie Robertson Reveals She Struggled With an Eating Disorder & Body Issues in New Live Original Blog

Sadie Robertson Reveals She Struggled With an Eating Disorder & Body Issues in New Live Original Blog

Sadie Robertson opened up in her newest Live Original blog and revealed a secret that almost nobody knew or caught onto — she had an eating disorder.

She writes about an all-natural photo shoot where it turned into a not-so-natural photo shoot before confessing that she had been struggling with an eating problem and body issues.

Sadie reveals she was inspired to share this part of her life, after “finding out that 97 % of women have struggled with negative body image issues. It broke my heart, and I truly want to help change that statistic.”

“I struggled with an eating problem connected to a negative body image for about a year. It was dark. It was ugly. It was insanely difficult. It was done in secret. It was hidden. I did not even tell my own mother until recently,” Sadie says.

“I thought I had everything under control. Maybe you have been saying that same thing? I didn’t even realize this small problem that I thought I had under control was creating a ripple effect, creating more and more problems, ones I certainly couldn’t control. I became angry with the person I was becoming. My self-worth was demolished, and I began to lose sight of my true identity.

Sadie‘s eating disorder actually developed the year after she competed on Dancing With the Stars.

“My thoughts instantly went to the imperfections. The blemishes. The flaws,” she continues, “At least five times a day, I would wrap my hands around my thighs, making sure they hadn’t grown beyond what I could reach.”

“I knew each little calorie that was in every bite of food I took. I talked about food all of the time. I hid behind the talk, and I actually hid behind encouraging others.”

Read Sadie‘s full blog on LiveOriginal.com now.

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