Roz Purcell Opens Up About Having An Eating Disorder In Emotional Instagram Post

"I wish I could go back and talk to my younger self."

Roz Purcell has opened up about struggling with an eating disorder in an emotional Instagram post.

To mark the end of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, the 28-year-old fitness guru shared a photo of herself from her modelling days alongside a more recent picture to encourage others to ask for help if they too are struggling.

“I hadn’t really planned on putting anything up, it feels like another lifetime & even though I’ve spoken about my food and body struggles on here in the past it never gets any easier” she began.

She went on to say that despite being one of the country’s top models she had always “resented” her body. In her mind her body was “purely for show.”

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“I resented it, I punished it, binged, threw up, purged, on repeat, while pretending everything was fine.

“I used to always just think this was me, this was just how I would always be towards my body and food…but thankfully that’s just not true.”

Roz also said she’s received a number of messages for advice regarding eating disorders and said that everyone’s journey is different.

She said: “I get loads of messages after I post about this subject asking what helped me. But to be honest everyone’s journey will be different and for me it was a handful of things that all seemed to happen in one year, along with reaching out for help through therapy it made me realise how lucky I was and how important it was for me to change and start being me again.”

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“I hope this week has brought some awareness and help to those who need it. I wish I could go back and talk to my younger self sometimes, but I can’t and I guess that’s why it’s good to talk about it now so maybe even one person will go ask for help.”

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Happy Friday guys! It's coming to an end of ED ( eating disorder) awareness week. I hadn't really planned on putting anything up,it feels like another lifetime & even though I've spoken about my food and body struggles on here in the past it never gets any easier.. I feel sad looking back, I wasted so many years putting myself down, missing opportunities and worst of all not being me around my friends and family.( sorry ❤️) I know I was miserable. The girl on the left looked at her body as something that was purely for show never once did I think how well my body held all my organs in place or was in anyway grateful for my health. I resented it, I punished it, binged, threw up, purged, on repeat, while pretending everything was fine. I used to always just think this was me, this was just how I would always be towards my body and food……but thankfully that's just not true. I get loads of messages after I post about this subject asking what helped me. But to be honest everyones journey will be different and for me it was a handful of things that all seemed to happen in one year, along with reaching out for help through therapy it made me realise how lucky I was and how important it was for me to change and start being me again. There's so many people & organisations to reach out to like @bodywhys . And I hope this week has brought some awareness and help to those who need it. I wish I could go back and talk to my younger self sometimes, but I can't & I guess that's why it's good to talk about it now so maybe even one person will go ask for help❤️ #edawareness #eatingdisorderawarenessweek

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