Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Former Anorexic Turns Her Life Around To Become Bikini Champion

After a year of recovery, where she regained a healthy relationship with food, she was allowed back in the gym where she met Jonpaul Vital (pictured), her personal trainer - and now boyfriend.When Rebecca, pictured in 2012, returned home, she was referred to a clinic in Chester where doctors said she could have suffered a heart attack if she had continued

Rebecca Smith, 23, A former anorexic who was on the verge of a heart attack says she has finally put the eating disorder behind her to be crowned bikini champion.

She weighed just six stone, was running 10 miles a day and was at her lowest point. The student would regularly compare herself to Victoria's Secret angel Candice Swanepoel and longed to replicate her figure – unaware that she was actually thinner than the model.
With Jonpaul's expert help and experience as a bodybuilder, Rebecca, pictured in August, began to fall in love with food, eating large portions of chicken, sweet potatoes and porridge to fuel her trainingRebecca had always lived a healthy lifestyle but when her plans to work overseas came about she decided to get herself 'beach ready' and her dieting habits became extreme

But thanks to the support of her bodybuilding boyfriend Jonpaul Vital, she has successfully overcome the disorder and is one of the top bikini competitors in the country. She said: 'I learnt everything from Jonpaul. I'd eat whatever he told me to, and it's because of him I started competing.' 

At her lowest point, Rebecca Smith, 23, a personal trainer from Chester, weighed just six stone and was running 10 miles a day. She has now turned her life around and competes in bikini competitions, picturedRebecca had always lived a healthy lifestyle but when her plans to work overseas came about she decided to get herself 'beach ready' and her dieting habits became extreme

Rebecca had grown up eating healthy meals thanks to her mum's influence. She feasted on salad boxes, porridge, homemade roast dinners and spaghetti bolognese, regularly shunned biscuits and cake and would often exercise.