SAVED BY SUGAR
Saved by Sugar is my story, my recovering and healing journey, where I share everything I have learned so far - about myself, about recovery, about nutrition, about life in general. And I have learned a lot.
It all began in October 2013, two days after my 23rd birthday, when I had made the decision that would change my life forever. I decided to come clean about my eating disorder. No one knew about it, as I had kept it a humiliating secret for a decade. I hadn't even admitted to myself that I was sick. But the sicker I got, the more obvious it became to me that something needed to change - and fast.
Summer of 2013, in the middle of my "final" health craze before I realized I was sick - thinking I was healthy
The main savior turned out to be a very unexpected one - sugar, which resulted in the name Saved by Sugar, together with the first edition of the book, published only a few months in to my journey. However, when the first edition was written, I was still very sick and stuck in a fast downwards spinning spiral. Both my life and my eating disorder was complete chaos. After that, everything continued to be a mess and a struggle for years, as I made mistake after mistake, and faced obstacle after obstacle. But no matter how dark it seemed at times, I refused to give up. I knew that someday it would get better, and I would reach my goal: true health and happiness.
In my book, I openly and honestly share the whole story, without censoring out the cringey parts (and there are many). I'm real with what my recovery has been like, and I talk both about the good and the bad stuff. In my book, I share my journey to true health and happiness, which is a journey that has felt more like a curse than anything else. But just as any curse can be, it has been a blessing in disguise.
Summer of 2018, after a long and at times excrutiating recovery - truly healthy and HAPPY