Kirsty Bonnick, 22, got obsessed in getting the perfect thigh gap because of the negative pressure from media and fashion industry developed "anorexia athletica" that turned her into skin and bones. She spent hours scanning and admiring pictures of thin women online with perfect thigh gap. A look that was popularized on Instagram by users including Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh.
|Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh|
She was so desperate achieve her goal to lose weight that she just ate about 500 calories a day. She also exercise up to three hours a day, that drop her weight from 140 lbs to 84 lbs within a year.
She took pictures of her shrinking thighs to post online, compare the before and after and with other girls.
|Kirsty Bonnick in July 2014 (left) at 98lbs and November 2014 at 84lbs (right) checking out the progress of her thigh gap |
Her mom was alarmed on her significant weight loss that she took Kirsty to the university health clinic where she was diagnosed with "anorexia athletica."
Anorexia athletica, also known as hypergymnasia, is characterised by excessive and compulsive exercise as well as restricted eating.
Her mom thought she have diabetes because of the way that she looked. Her doctors warned her that she would be hospitalized if she didn't put on weight.
Her parents helped her to recover and the made sure that she was eating the standard 2500 calories a day.
|Kirsty Bonnick on her 20th birthday in November 2013, before she developed anorexia|
|Fully Recovered Kirsty Bonnick|