How I Conquered My Eating Disorder

Gabi discovered a path out of self-hate, faking it and critical judgments. She found her inner fighter and along with it her health, her passion, and her life.

Gabi was struggling with her self-confidence and body image. She hated herself and began skipping meals as the anorexia symptoms took over - her eating disorder was killing her. But this video is her goodbye to death. What Gabi discovered was a path out of self-hate, faking it and critical judgments. She found her inner fighter and along with it her health, her passion, and her life.

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Comments (7)

(7) Miriam Carr, October 25, 2021 3:42 AM

thank you for sharing and inspiring!

Thank you for sharing Gabi, may you go from strength to strength! keep sharing and encouraging your fellow Jewish sisters to get the help they need <3 (for anyone looking for help)

(6) karen, October 29, 2017 3:07 AM


Thank you for sharing your story. As someone who as struggled with an eating disorder for over 50 years I have gone through some horrible periods in my life. I was never good enough. I hate when those feelings come up. All you can do is one day at a time, one step at a time. Its very hard work.

(5) Dave, October 26, 2017 2:18 AM

You are a brave girl !!

Gabi thanks for sharing your experience, I have a daughter fighting anorexia, you describe very well the psicologic part of the disease, it is not only girls that do not want to eat, it is a very much complex thing. May Hashem give you all the blessings!!

(4) Anonymous, October 24, 2017 8:35 PM

Thank you for your courage in sharing so personally

Wow, thank you so much for sharing. Your message is so powerful because of your bravery in honestly stating what you have been through. May it be a source of continued strength to you, that you had courage to share, as I am sure this video will be a great help to others with damaging coping mechanisms. I have already shared this video.

(3) Ellen, October 24, 2017 3:51 AM

You are a brave woman

Congratulations on your decision to live and overcome your situation. We all have demons and struggles. I take inspiration from you in fighting my own demons and struggling against my own addictions.

(2) Marvin Den, October 22, 2017 2:36 PM


How brave you are to share. May HASHEM always help you to fight the good fight. There are so many out there like you and
your ability to articulate what you are feeling and how to cope should be an inspiration to others and their loved ones. KOL TOV.

(1) Susan, October 22, 2017 2:02 PM

You are a beautiful, articulate young women with so much to look forward to and so much more to accomplish. Thank you for sharing your story.


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