Previous Miss South Africa Adè van Heerden got genuine about the issues she looked in endeavoring to keep up what she says others saw as the “impeccable” body shape.
The star shared a return snap of herself in a swimsuit, expressing: “There are a lot of side effects that come with being super lean that isn’t talked about often enough.”
She recorded a portion of the symptoms she endured, which included male pattern baldness, loss of her period and social detachment. She clarified: “I could never eat anything that I didn’t prepare myself so I could never join friends for dinner at a restaurant.”
Adè likewise says she experienced orthorexia amid this time, portraying it as “total fixation on ‘clean eating’.”
The glamorous lady shared the post with the expectation that it would urge fans to be content with their bodies. “The only thing we should be chasing is health, happiness and an abundance mindset,” she added.
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The honest truth ✋🏽 My throwback Thursday is dedicated to this version of me. To a lot of you this might seem like the ‘perfect’ body shape, but I’d like to share with all of you what a mental and physical sacrifice it was to achieve this. There are a lot of side effects that come with being super lean that isn’t talked about often enough. Being this size lead to… – hair loss (I had to have extensions to cover up the fact that I lost all my hair) – constant shivering 🥶 – loss of my period (which is super scary since having a normal cycle is crucial for reproductive purposes) 🛑 – social isolation (I could never eat anything that I didn’t prepare myself so I could never join friends for dinner at a restaurant) – orthorexia (complete obsession with ‘clean eating’) I hope this encourages you to think twice when trying to achieve the ‘perfect’ figure. The only thing we should be chasing is health, happiness and an abundance mindset. #health #healthybody #healthymind #southafrica #missSA #orthorexia #life #lead #grow #inspire #healthisnotasize #reproductivehealth #doctor #beautyqueen #balance #bikini #mindset #selflove #bodylove