Now eighteen years old, Margherita Barbieri looks back on her past and shares her emotional story.
Although this young English girl was the most beautiful girl in her class, her dance teacher didn’t seem to agree. She was called 'thunder thighs' and told that she wasn’t ‘skinny enough’ by one of her ballet teachers which triggered her horrible anorexia.
Her teacher put her on an incredibly strict diet in which she was only allowed to eat 140 calories maximum a day. She sometimes went two days without eating and her weight dropped dramatically from a healthy 8 stone 9 lbs to just 4 stone.
Margherita battled with this severe illness but little by little, she started to take her life back and managed to get back to a normal weight after suffering from anorexia for five years.
She started to reintroduce foods that are rich in fat back into her diet such as chocolate and butter. Now she has her radiant figure back, she certainly doesn’t regret having gained all this weight!
Since she failed to become a classical dancer like was her original goal, the young woman is now dancing in musicals, where her weight isn’t as much of a factor to take into account. She created an Instagram page to share her story and help others who, like her, are dealing with anorexia.