Before you eagerly begin reading this post expecting an uplifting and thrilling story about a munchkin that found its way home through a forest of tangled branches, let me first kill those expectations by telling you that I am the munchkin, and that the part about "finding my way home" is metaphorical. This post will tell you why and what inspired me to start this blog, and what I aim to achieve through it. Although this story is not as thrilling as the title suggests, it will hopefully be uplifting!
When I was told by my coach that I would have to eat more carbs (MAJOR fear food at the time) to train better and to gain muscle, I was shocked and quite afraid. Would it really become muscle, or would it become fat? Although I trusted my coach completely, I found it difficult to consume larger amounts of a macronutrient that I so feared - it took several reprimands before I actually changed my habits and started eating more carbs. It was pretty scary in the first few weeks but it ultimately paid off: I began performing better during training and I actually started to gain some weight.
(More far reaching) Hopes and dreams:
2. Expanding the general acceptance and understanding of eating disorders in Hong Kong.
Hello world! I'm Steph, and I am an aspiring clinical psychologist, avid advocate for eating disorder awareness, and bubbly human being :)