Sadie Robertson is opening up about a secret eating disorder she battled for nearly a year in an effort to help fans who might be struggling with similar demons. The 20-year-old Duck Dynasty star and working model got personal and speaking out for the first time about the private pain she experienced. “I struggled with an eating problem connected to a negative body image,” Robertson said, adding that she kept the disorder from everyone in her life including her mother. “It was dark. It was ugly. It was insanely difficult. It was done in secret. It was hidden. My self worth was demolished, and I began to lose sight of my true identity.”
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In the year following her stint on Dancing With The Stars, Robertson says she became obsessed with her blemishes, clothing size, and any perceived flaws she thought she had. “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,” Robertson said. I talked about food all of the time.”
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She also decided to open up about her struggles with body image, in hopes of helping other women feel comfortable with their bodies. Robertson, a devout Christian, said she has gained 15 pounds since DWTS, and is happier than ever. She wrapped up the post by encouraging women to look for their identity in something other than apps, comments, or a number on the scale, and to embrace their bodies as they are.
In the photo below, Sadie Robertson is at an award function.
“I am feeling good. If it means being ‘less beautiful’ in the world’s eyes, that’s okay with me. As long as I still get to seek out real beauty – the kind that is found in God’s word, and is painted out in the world before me,” she explained.
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She wrapped up the post by encouraging women to look for their identity in something other than apps, comments, or a number on the scale, and to embrace their bodies as they are.