Jessica Diggins is a well-known name to those who follow the world cup competitions in cross-country skiing. The 28-year-old american took a step up on the big stage with the world CUP in 2011, and has been for the last decade has been one of the world's top riders.
At the OLYMPIC games in Pyeongchang in 2018, she and Kikkan Randall, AMERICA's first OLYMPIC gold medal in cross country skiing ever, when they took home the victory in the lagsprinten.
and then there were the few who knew that Diggins as a teenager suffered from an eating disorder. But Diggins has been the last few years to open up and talk about their struggles.
Now, in the context of the world cup is coming to her hometown of minneapolis, Minnesota, march 17, as she releases her autobiography ”Brave Enough”, in which she in detail talks about her bulimia.Diggins talks about her eating disorder
the Norwegian broadcasting corporation, NRK, have read the book and done it in a long interview with the Diggins, where she tells her story of how she, as a teenager, and was in a hurry. And in her quest to be what she thought it was the perfect längdåkare led to her eating disorder.
" in Order to be ”perfect” but I don't have an ounce of body fat. Something that I know is not healthy or realistic. But I would have thought that it was the way I needed it to be, " says Diggins at the TELEVISION.
It began with the fact that she categorized foods as good or bad, that she went out and walked after the meal and then turning in that she is forcing herself to throw up her food. Something that has developed into an addiction for her.
" as soon As I had vomited for the first time, I understood how people could be addicted to drugs. It is completely off, and I didn't feel anything and I couldn't stop it.< Familjetragedin was a turning point for the Diggins
Her parents knew all was not right, and tried desperately to help her. At the end, they put her at the Emily program, a treatment program for those suffering from an eating disorder.
They gave her the support and tools to deal with an eating disorder, but to progress, were long in coming. In contrast, a familjetragedi, which was a turning point for the Diggins. In the meantime, she went to the Emily program, she was told that her grandfather, Bill, suffered from lung cancer and had only weeks to live.
the Family gathered to say good-bye to Bill and her family in mourning was a wake-up call for Diggins.
" I understand that there are situations that you cannot avoid, like cancer and car accidents. However, seeing what Bill's death did to my family, made me realize that I was going to die if I continued living as I do, " she says, and breaks down in tears in a TELEVISION-an interview with.
" I knew that I had a chance to take me out of myself. I felt that I was not able to do this to my sister, or my parents. I need to get better.Diggins advice to all those who are suffering from eating disorders,
Slowly, but surely, it became Diggins is better. She was still in the bulimin after her world CUP debut at Holmenkollen arena in oslo in 2011, but has continued to get better and better and better.
the Voice in her head that told her to throw up or not eat to exist. However, she was able to deal with it and fight it.
but she has one piece of advice to anyone who is suffering from an eating disorder.
" It doesn't have to be this way, it gives one hope. When I was part of it, so I thought, ”here's how it's going to be in for the rest of my life. However, remind yourself that it doesn't have to be this way, you are able to live a happy life. It is quite possible.
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