Abby Pollok found herself 20 pounds underweight and suffering from multiple eating disorders. Her doctors and family were concerned for her well-being. She had deteriorating self-confidence and rarely went out in public because of it. But one day, she decided enough was enough, and she was going to face it head on.
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“I told myself I was following these diets for ethical reasons when really I was using them as a means to further restrict and cover up my disordered habits,” she told Cosmopolitan.
Pollok in 2012 used an app to keep track of how many calories she was in taking every day and how many calories she would need to consume in order to get herself to a safe weight.
A year later, Pollok sought further help by hiring a holistic nutritionist and personal trainer. With the information she’d acquired over the past year from the app and the expertise of her personal trainer, she began to eat 2,000 calories daily.
She began eating four meals a day starting with a breakfast high in protein – eggs. She said she honestly ate whatever she wanted as long as she hit her 2,000 calories for the day. The 23-year-old also stuck to an intense workout regiment with her trainer.
Her transformation now has many in awe, and to put it bluntly, her bottom would put Kim Kardashian’s to shame. Except Pollok gained hers through eating right and working out instead of injections.
Her amazing physique has repaired her relationship with food, a subject she was reserved about. “It has helped me repair my relationship with food, become more in touch with my natural hunger cues and it has allowed me the lifestyle flexibility to eat larger (even restaurant-sized) meals while still making progress toward my goal,” she said.
She and her trainer are constantly finetuning her workout sessions to fit the ever changing needs of her body. Previously, Pollok would do two hours of intense cardio, but now her trainer has her on short burst cardio and heavy weightlifting. The results speak for themselves.
Pollok has shared her story through social media and has encouraged girls who have been prisoners to food to stop feeling sorry for themselves and go do something about it.