What is Anorexia Nervosa? (02:13)
Sterling relates her struggles with eating disorders and self-harm. She describes her pleasant childhood as a young cheerleader who had a good relationship with her sisters.
Sterling Has a Gut (02:19)
When Sterling was 12, a comment from a relative about her belly caused her to become highly self-conscious. She started skipping meals and purging. Despite seeming outwardly happy in high school, Sterling began cutting herself.
Mental Breakdown (03:29)
Sterling was constantly exhausted because her body was starving. When her boyfriend broke up with her, she cut herself until she had to be hospitalized.
Starting the Healing Process (02:20)
Sterling was discharged from the mental health ward, but still needed help to heal. Her mother started taking her to therapy, where she came to terms with the damage her eating disorder had done to her body. Because of her malnutrition, she might never be able to have kids.
Recovering From Anorexia (03:36)
By shifting her focus from starving herself to eating healthily, Sterling was able to break out of her eating disorder. She decided to study exercise science and how to help people be lose weight safely and healthily. Sterling explains that to get better, you have to be personally committed.
What Are Your Thoughts On Sterling's Story? (02:02)
Teens reflect on Lindsay's story and share their own experiences struggling with body image and eating disorders. They consider the importance of changing one's own outlook for recovery.
Causes of Eating Disorders (03:10)
Dr. Y. Khosroshahi explains how negative body image can trigger eating disorders. Body shaming is a major cause of eating disorders and causes serious harm. However, it is possible to completely recover from an eating disorder with help.
Credits: Eating Disorders/Nutrition: Sterling Story (01:17)
Credits: Eating Disorders/Nutrition: Sterling Story
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