Turning point: I have been on both ends of the spectrum—I've lost 50 pounds when I was overweight, and I've also battled anorexia and weighed only 75 pounds at one point. One day I looked at my mother and said, 'I can't do this anymore. I need help and food has consumed my life for too long. Please get me help.' From then on, I sought counseling and turned my life around. I never looked back.
Weight-loss tip: I think the key to weight loss and maintenance is to live a healthy, happy, and balanced life. Life is a journey—there are no quick fixes or gimmicks that will work long term. Maintaining weight loss doesn't just come from the gym and the plate sitting in front of you. It also comes from positive and healthy relationships, laughing, enjoying life, finding your passion, and loving yourself. At that point, weight doesn't really become an issue because you are content within yourself.