Working out and strictly controlling her diet caused health problems for Rachel Li. Now a nutritionist, Li helps others overcome eating problems. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Working out and strictly controlling her diet caused health problems for Rachel Li. Now a nutritionist, Li helps others overcome eating problems. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Wellness

Obsessed with eating healthy food? Orthorexia put this woman’s health in danger, now she’s a nutritionist teaching others to enjoy food

  • In university, Rachel Li carefully controlled what she ate and did regular weight training, nearly starving herself without building muscle
  • When her periods stopped, she realised she needed to exercise less and eat more – now she advises others about diets

Working out and strictly controlling her diet caused health problems for Rachel Li. Now a nutritionist, Li helps others overcome eating problems. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Working out and strictly controlling her diet caused health problems for Rachel Li. Now a nutritionist, Li helps others overcome eating problems. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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