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inspirational Jess Redden shares emotional post about under-eating and her weight gain journey


Jess Redden

Jess Redden

Jess Redden

Jess Redden has shared an emotional post about under-eating and her weight gain journey.

The pharmacist-in-training is a self-professed fitness fanatic, but has highlighted how an obsession with working out and under-eating can be dangerous in an inspirational Instagram post.

Jess, who currently lives in Perth with rugby star fiancé Rob Kearney, revealed that she had been undergoing a weight gain journey and explained that she was compelled to share her story because it resonated with so many of her followers.

Captioning her Instagram post, she wrote: “I wasn’t planning on sharing too much of my weight gain journey online mostly because I’ve only starting to deal with it myself (offline!).

“It can be extremely hard to have those conversations with yourself let alone sharing publicly however the overwhelming support and response I got moved me to tears.

“But more than that my words and experience resonated with many people and again if I can help just one person by shining the spotlight on myself then I want to do that.

“It’s taken years for me to view how I ate as disordered. I wasn’t fuelling my body adequately but was conditioned into thinking this was normal.

“Under-eating is not normal, our amazing bodies need the calories and nutrients to function optimally, if we are too restrictive in our eating patterns it can lead to deficiencies and can even affect our adrenal glands which control our hormone production.

“The first step is wanting to change for yourself not because anyone else says you need to. From there take it day by day it will be uncomfortable at times but what success story doesn’t have setbacks and hard times?

“You are stronger than your thinking habits. Re-wire those habits and you will be on the road to your healthiest self before you know it.”

Jess was inundated with messages of support after sharing her Instagram post and thanked her followers for their kind words.

She said: “Feeling so much love and support from my weight gain post – something I try to neglect talking about but thank you for being so supportive – means the world to me.”

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