Olympian Tom Daley has detailed his consuming dysfunction, revealing that he was pressured into reducing weight in a bid to carry out higher
Tom Daley has bravely opened up about his bulimia and self-image battle.
The 27-year-old Olympian swimmer discovered himself down a darkish spiral after specialists constantly ‘hammered’ into him that he wanted to drop extra pounds in the beginning of his sporting profession.
The much-loved sports activities star recollects making himself sick in 2012 – the 12 months of the London Olympics – after he turned obsessed along with his weight.
Tom admitted that he had a critically unhealthy relationship with meals, and on the time, he knew it wasn’t proper as he couldn’t assist however weigh himself each day to see if he had shed one other pound or two.
He went on to disclose that he additionally felt ‘shameful’ after consuming sure meals as his battle along with his body-image intensified.
Lifting the lid on his consuming dysfunction, Tom instructed The Guardian: “I used to make myself throw up, in 2012. I weigh myself each day. I’ve had a really unusual relationship with meals and my physique picture.
“I suppose it’s a gentle type of consuming dysfunction. Males all the time appear to not have consuming issues, and it’s exhausting to speak about it. However I’d think about myself to be somebody that has very a lot struggled with physique picture, and consuming, and feeling responsible and shameful of the issues that I eat.
The Olympic swimmer went on to disclose that he was pressured into reducing weight in a bid to carry out higher.
Tom mentioned the thought of shedding kilos was ‘hammered’ into him as individuals in his trade claimed that he was obese.
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“I don’t assume the physique picture points come from something to do with the media. My physique picture points got here from inside my sport – it was hammered into me that I used to be obese and wanted to drop extra pounds in an effort to carry out,” he mentioned.
Tom admitted that he by no means felt stress to look a sure manner from the media.
Slightly, it was the specialists inside the sporting trade which positioned the crushing stress upon him.
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Fortunately, lately, Tom couldn’t be any happier in his personal pores and skin.
The much-loved star is at present celebrating his win from the Angle Awards at London’s Roundhouse on Thursday evening.
Tom scooped the award for Sport Star on the prestigious occasion.