In a video from Switch4Good launched August 8, famous former bikini bodybuilder and fitness coach Bianca Taylor reveals that that while competing, she struggled with the eating disorder anorexia athletica, “which is fairly common in female athletes,” she says.
She explains that she became a “very malnourished version of myself.”
Taylor chose to recover on a fully plant-based diet. “I put on muscle, I gained back the thirty pounds that I’d lost, and I did it completely plant-based,” shares the athlete.
“After I stopped drinking dairy, my athletic performance improved so much, mainly because my digestion was so much better that I was able to recover faster,” she says. “I was able to have a lot more energy and just get through my workouts quicker and recover a lot faster.”
Switch4Good is a nonprofit led by Olympic silver medalist cyclist Dotsie Bausch that works to educate the general public and professional athletes about the health and planetary implications of consuming dairy. Bausch is co-host of Switch4Good’s compelling podcast, that addresses eating disorder recovery from a vegan perspective.
Please follow this link to preview Bianca Taylor’s video at https://youtu.be/MEsI5MGn4oc.