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Courtney: Free from Orthorexia

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I became a victim of an eating disorder during my college years. I decided to become “healthier” by watching what foods I ate, but this lead to a downward spiral into Orthorexia. My health addiction began to flourish with eliminating food groups from my diet. 

Courtney: Free from Orthorexia | Libero

If that wasn’t enough, I went on an exercise kick. Not only once I not eating a lot of calories, but burning off even more. As my weight began to diminish, I felt power and “healthier” in my own mind. It helped my anxiety in my own mind, but only because I started to have no feelings at all.

I was alive, but not living.

Thanks to a wonderful and supportive family, they stepped in. So, as I sit here today, I am healthier than ever! I actually am living my life and having fun.

Am I perfect? Am I skinny? Am I a model? Definitely not! I’m just Courtney Copus who has dreams and aspirations – and that’s good enough for me!

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