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#64: Lara Rebecca - One Woman's Journey To Helping Millions Online With Eating Disorders

Welcome back to the Freedom Pact.

The show that will give you the mindsets, strategies, tools and tactics to help you achieve the next level of success.

We are back this Monday morning with another episode. Our listens have gone through the roof lately, and we’re so grateful for all of you that tune in week in, week out, we never could’ve imagined the show would grow this fast so thank you.

Today on the show, we are joined Lara Rebecca. Lara is a health and fitness enthusiast from my native Cardiff, in Wales, who is using social media as a platform to help change the lives of millions of people with eating disorders.

For context into this episode, we’ve linked Lara’s story below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3uRjM4p2Kc&t=356s
- which is a video she posted entitled ‘anorexic to athlete’, which now has around 8 million views, summarises Lara’s journey with an eating disorder, how it transpired into anorexia, how it almost claimed her life when Lara had a BMI of 13, to put this into context, Lara was around 16 years old and was weighing in around 5 stone.

This conversation delves into the scary reality of living with an eating disorder. We cover topics like the forums involved that give people with eating disorders tips to lose even more weight, the mindset in which someone with an eating disorder would have, how Lara would trick her parents into believing that she was eating, what does it feel like to be 5 stone, a clue - Lara’s fingers turned blue.

But remarkably, the reason why we wanted to connect with Lara is that what followed on from this battle is truly inspiring. Since then, Lara has helped millions of people online with her story being featured with major news networks like the BBC & ITV, is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and is also doing tremendous work into mental health awareness. Lara is one of the very few people that I’ve ever seen that is using social media for the right reasons.

It is my pleasure to bring such an important conversation to you, I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed learning about this subject and connecting with Lara.

Lara Rebecca - Welcome to the freedom pact.

Links:
ig: @lara__rebecca & @freedompact
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0V4nRv0JLSFVrVQS_VLh4w
blog: lararebecca.co.uk
email: keepsmiling@lararebecca.co.uk

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