Exercise addiction and anorexia had caused 33-year-old Rebecca Quinlan to be in intensive care, where she was tube-fed to stay alive. She was admitted to an eating disorder clinic after her hospital stay, but it was ineffective. She would wake up at 5 a.m. crying and running uncontrollably back and forth in her kitchen, quietly, to hide from her parents the fact she was pathologically exercising.
“That was probably my lowest point,” Quinlan, who resides in Essex, England, says. “I’d go to bed dreading the next day because I knew what was going to happen. It was just going to be a day of exercise and mental torture.”
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