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I am just interested to know if anyone experience the same.

I am a trampolinist. I have been training for many years since I was kid. We were taught to manage our weights, be careful with what we eat and how much we eat, and we were praised for being small and petite as that was advantage to our sport.

I think that build the base for me to develop into a full blown eating disorder. When I was entering puberty, I start getting taller, and gaining weight, I remember my coach will set me these weight goals, and I will starve myself days at time in order to meet them otherwise I will be exempt from training and kick out of the team. I really want to succeed, and compete in nationals, and then it just spiralled, I wasn't eating, I was training very hard, and I lost more and more weight until one day I fainted and landed in A&E, I saw a psychiatrist, and was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and immediately I was on the waitlist being admitted to an EDU.

Are any of you athletes? Did you experience pressure by coaches about your body and weight?
 
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That is shocking and totally unacceptable. An athlete needs muscle in order to do their sport. A person growing up is naturally going to change shape and have some weight gain. I hope you can get the help you clearly need and get better. I heard about models being put on the same regimes and punished for having normal human bodies.

I hope others will be along soon to support you more.
 
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