Christine McGuinness's emotional post about feeling 'weak and broken' before beating eating disorder
8th March 2021

CHRISTINE McGuinness has bravely opened up about feeling "weak and broken" as she shed some light on her eating disorder battle.

The 32-year-old star has previously spoken out on her 10-year battle with anorexia, and has now shared inspiring before and after videos.

In the first clip, the beauty is topless with one arm preserving her modesty as she clutches onto her chest.

Her stomach is concave with her ribs sticking out, and the star looks visibly unhappy.

The video then cuts to a montage of Christine working out in the gym and lifting weights; ending with a side-by-side of her "before" video and how she looks now.

The star is glowing with health and has sexy curves, proudly showing off her toned figure as she confidently struts her stuff in a variety of lingerie.

Christine shared an insight into her mental health in the post's caption, writing: "Remember to celebrate yourself this #InternationalWomensDay
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"The first video I felt weak and broken (bad times)๐Ÿ˜ž .. but itโ€™s ok, I picked myself up good ๐Ÿ’ช Fast forward 3 years โฉ

"I feel strong and built ๐Ÿ‘ and Iโ€™m not finished yet ๐Ÿ˜"

The mother-of-three then added the quote: "'Youโ€™re a dangerous person if you go through sh*t alone and come back better. Once youโ€™ve rebuilt yourself, itโ€™s a lot harder for someone to break you down'

"๐ŸŒŸ Shine bright queens ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’— However you feel comfortable in your own skin ladies I praise you ๐Ÿ‘ because each and everybody is normal, different and beautiful ๐Ÿ˜

"We all have our own battles and our own stories (Iโ€™ve got a library full ๐Ÿ˜‚) but letโ€™s continue to praise each other and support one another ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ and be sure to love and praise yourself too ๐Ÿ’— #iwd2021".

Christine previously spoke out about how her eating disorder initially impacted her and husband Paddy's plans to have children.

They are now parents to six-year-old twins Leo and Penelope, and three-year-old Felicity – but Christine's anorexia made it harder for them to conceive.

Signs and symptoms of anorexia

  • Ifย you're under 18, your weight and height being lower than expected for your age
  • if you're an adult, having an unusually low body mass index
  • missing meals, eating very little or avoiding eating any foods you see as fattening
  • believing you are fat when you are a healthy weight or underweight
  • taking medication to reduce your hunger (appetite suppressants)
  • your periods stopping (in women who have not reached menopause) or not starting (in younger women and girls)
  • physical problems, such as feeling dizzy, dry skin and hair loss

She said at the time: "I had anorexia for over 10 years as a childโ€ฆ All through my teenage years, [and was getting better] when I met my husband aged 19, 20.

"It was that strive and I just really wanted to be a mum that made me get over that. When I went to see a doctor the reason I wasnโ€™t ovulating or having my periods was down to having an eating disorder.

"That made me get better but it took four years for everything to regulate."

She also shared her pride at gaining six stone when pregnant with the twins, sharing: "I never thought Iโ€™d be able to do that. Itโ€™s amazing, absolutely amazing and the twins were born normal size."

  • For help and support on eating disorders and body image, you can call Beat Eating Disorders on 0808 201 1677 for adults, or 0808 801 0711 if you are under 18.

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