Psychologist Shares Secrets to Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle after Overcoming Life-Long Battle with Eating Disorders
NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia April, 2012 – Today, Australia ranks as one of the “fattest nations” in the developed world. According to a report from Monash University, obesity is now the leading cause of premature death and illness and is the single biggest threat to public health in Australia*. Obesity in Australia has more than doubled over the past 20 years with more than 17 million Aussies overweight or obese*. The report says, “if weight gain continues at current levels, by 2020, 80% of all Australian adults and a third of all children will be overweight or obese”*.
With so many people suffering from weight-related issues like obesity, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, and food-based challenges like emotional eating and yo-yo dieting, many people are turning to the experts for answers in an effort to break their destructive patterns. Most people believe the solution is as easy as eating right and exercising appropriately but psychologist, nutrition expert and accredited personal trainer Kellee Waters warns there’s more than meets the eye.
Kellee understands the psychological issues behind obesity from her professional experience and her own private battle with weight and body issues. “My journey of weight issues began with childhood obesity at the age of 18 months,” says Kellee. “My parents were in control of my nutrition and they misguidedly and unknowingly caused me to go from a normal weight child to an obese one. Childhood obesity remained with me until my early teens.”
On her website – www.fitmindsandbodies.com.au/ – Kellee shares with readers how obesity made her childhood very difficult as she was taunted and teased by kids and adults. School was a terrifying experience because the children bullied her to tears nearly every day. Kellee’s self-esteem plummeted and she was soon a ‘loner’ with very little social skills. Always picked last for sports teams, exercise became a dreaded activity and thus began an unhealthy approach to diet and exercise.
As with many childhood obesity sufferers, Kellee’s unhealthy habits continued into adulthood but this time her grief caused her to suffer from anorexia for three years in her twenties. Kellee didn’t seek help so when she finally started to recover she plummeted head on into bulimia, followed by a binge eating disorder.
Kellee understands that her experiences led to her unhealthy relationship to eating and exercise, and helps others to uncover their underlying triggers and break the cycle. Having fought and triumphed over several weight and body issues, Kellee now uses her personal experiences and professional knowledge base to help others conquer their food-based challenges and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Kellee’s genuine care and understanding is inherent to her unique ability to free patients from the rollercoaster of weight and food issues to new-found motivation and a life filled with fun, confidence and excitement. www.fitmindsandbodies.com.au/
* Source: http://www.modi.monash.edu.au/obesity-facts-figures/obesity-in-australia/
- Contact Information
- Kellee Waters
- Managing Director
- Fit Minds and Bodies
- (61) 07 3356 9748
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