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This Body Positive Model Used to Eat 500 Calories A Day.

Find Out How Body Positive Model Liza Golden-Bhojwani went from eating 500 calories a day to listening to what her body really needed.. more food and more love. 


What would it be like to have a diet consisting of only 500 calories a day? We sure don’t know and would never want to find out, but  former runway model and Instagram celebrity Liza Golden – Bhojwani had this experience…. YIKES.

As a runway model back in 2012, Bhojwani  shares with Glamour, she felt the pressure but simultaneously an intense adrenaline rush constantly being booked for high fashion runway shows because she was the “right size” ; the leading cause to her strict and unhealthy diet.

A little flashback Friday action for you. This caption will be long and won’t fit, so if you’d like to read please find the rest in the comment section….The left side was me at the start of the peak of my career. My first proper fashion week where I was actually the size I needed to be. I was booking amazing shows that one never thinks they actually could, walking with girls who I once looked up to, it was a serious adrenaline rush…but after fainting one night in my apt whilst preparing one of my very low cal meals (I think it was 20 pieces of steamed edamame if I remember correctly), I called it quits with the diet and workout regime I was put on and decided I could do it on my own. I thought to myself, I can still be this thin, but I’ll just eat a little more so I don’t feel so horrible. Well, eating a little more turned into eating nearly a bag full of almonds, which then turned into eating full size meals, which then turned into a full blown binge. I was craving every single food you could imagine and I was giving in to every craving even though I knew this was such an important time in my career. I made it through NYFW okay, no one had noticed any weight gain, but by the time I had gotten the LFW I could see the pounds starting to show both in the mirror and on the measuring tape, but I kept quiet obviously not wanting to sabotage myself. I found myself going to the grocery store and picking up raw vegetables to try and make up for the near two week binge I had in NY, but I didn’t see any weight coming off no matter how “healthy” I was eating and no matter how many workouts I fit in. MFW came and I knew I was bigger and by bigger I mean a 35.5in hip rather than the 34.5in hip I started with in NY, I played it cool and just pretended everything was normal. I did end up booking shows, Dolce & Gabbana being one of them. Which I afterwards received online criticism about my thighs looking fat…Anyways PFW came about, and I found it impossible to resist those chocolate croissants ? I went on many a casting with one exclusive option being on my schedule, but after meeting the client I knew the reason for me not nailing the gig, my size…

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The Turning Point

After a health scare fainting in her apartment, Model Liza- Bhojani started“listening to what her body needed and getting over the pressure to be incredibly thin, but this wasn’t so easy”- Glamour. She went from consuming 20 edamame beans to a bagful of almonds to eating real food to a full blown daily binge session. Craving all foods under the sun, Liza’s weight gain was costing her her jobs…

Read more about Liza and her restorative health journey to Body Positivity  on the original article by Glamour 

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