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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

See What Weight Loss Can Cause


Weighing just four stone, extreme anorexic Valeria Levitin is thought to be the thinnest woman in the world. Her malnourished figure and matchstick-thin thighs should serve as a stark warning about the dangers of eating disorders.

But worryingly, Valeria says she gets FAN MAIL from girls desperate to copy her skeletal look. The 39-year-old says:

“I have received emails from young girls who want me to teach them how to be like me”. “All the letters I’ve had are from women, mainly in their twenties, who see me as some kind of inspiration."

“This is why I want to campaign against anorexia. I am not going to teach them how to die. It is not a game, it is not a joke, it is your life”.

Valeria, who developed her eating disorder as a teenager, has chosen to speak out about how the illness has ruined her life — and how she is desperate to win her battle in order to have a family.

“I want to share my story to help sufferers and their families from repeating my fate”, says Valeria, who is originally from Russia but now lives in Monaco. “I want young people to live happy, healthy and meaningful lives. Anorexia has made me lonely, unattractive and repulsive for the people around me.”
5ft 8in, Valeria’s weight should be between 9st and 12st, according to NHS advice. Instead she is a horrifying 4st 3lbs, less than HALF of what her lightest healthy weight should be.

At 16, and weighing 10st, Valeria moved to Chicago, USA, with her mum and stepdad. The move brought even more pressure to be slim.

She said: “The environment was very different. I wanted to be liked everyone and I thought that if I lost weight, I would be accepted”.

“I started cutting out certain foods from my diet — I wouldn’t eat sugar or carbohydrates”. “I became trapped in a vicious circle where I needed to lose more weight to feel happy with myself”.

“Now it’s almost impossible to put the weight I’ve lost back on because my body can’t process many foods”.
Valeria as a little girl

When a classmate made a cruel comment about Valeria’s figure, she became even more determined to lose weight.

She explains: “We were playing football and during the game a man said, ‘I know how we can win. We need to put Valeria’s big ar*e in the goal’. It shattered my whole world”.

By the time she was 23, Valeria’s dress size had plummeted from a healthy size 12 to a tiny size six. And attempts at getting into modelling only made matters worse — because she was told she was STILL too fat.

Valeria’s passion was ballet and she dreamed of becoming a dancer. But at 24, and weighing just 6st, she was banned from dancing over concerns she would injure herself.

For the next ten years she saw more than 30 health specialists, though once dipped to a dangerously low 3st 10lbs.

She says now:

“This disease is not about being cured by a doctor”. “It’s a deeper problem than that; it’s a lack of harmony between body and soul. I never gained any weight seeing specialists. I have never been hospitalised.

“The best cure I ever found was when I said to myself, ‘I’m going to recover”.

“I was feeling better and when you feel better your body starts to come back to normal. When you become healthier your body will start eating, not vice versa.

“You don’t force yourself to eat then become better, it’s not like that”.

Today she takes supplements to counter the risk of bruising and avoids situations where she could fall.

Now Valeria believes the solution could lie in moving back to Moscow. There is one incentive to get well again — having a baby via a surrogate. It is something she feels she can do if she can get herself healthy. “I think moving back to Moscow would help me once again feel at ease with myself”, she says.

 “I would love to have a family because I feel I have so much to give”. “But obviously it wouldn’t be right to have a baby when I am ill. It wouldn’t be fair on the child”.

“I want to stand up to anorexia. I’ve never given up on anything in my life and I’m not about to give up now”. “I must win, in order to feel that my life hasn’t been wasted”.

46 comments:

  1. Laduns biggest fan19 December, 2012 17:37

    Viewers discretion with that picture please, Ladun. E se.

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    1. Laduns biggest fan19 December, 2012 19:24

      Ha! Ha!! You are looking for his trouble. I'm not there when the e-fisticuffs start flying.

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    2. LOOL I couldn't help but think of him after I saw the article.

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    3. Lbf shut up joor! When he calls out on other people why not say the same to him? Bloody puppet!

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    4. Laduns biggest fan20 December, 2012 19:50

      I typed with my fingers and i didn't speak! How can i shut up then? Dumbo!! Non-entities like you are good for Lucabracee because he gives as good as he gets. Your dumbness failed to see the sarcasm in my reply to Prof X. Have you ever read a post where he has exchanged bad words with Professor X and I? No. His claws are for a non-entity like you. I'll happily get on with him instead of a dumbo like you anon! Jealousy kills.

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    5. U see women problems... U guys don't even know urslfs and u already feel she jealous of u...Easy abeg,na just blog..make una make comment and move on.. Nothing to jealous here as nobody knows anybody..hian!

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  3. People always abusing other peoples stature. Just one word can almost kill a person cus u don't know the persons state of mind! Becareful wiv what u say. Everybody cannot be slim not fat! Just love yourself and others will love u.

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  4. 4 stone? That just approx. 25kg. :-O Abeg try chop something. Kai! Take a banana till you go yo!

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    1. Im sure she is less dan 3 stone

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    2. U are just a fool Nemo.
      Sum1 is really ill. & can eat. U think its her fault?
      U say she shud chop banana.
      Idiot girl.

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    3. U are just a fool Nemo.
      Sum1 is really ill. & can eat. U think its her fault?
      U say she shud chop banana.
      Idiot girl.

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  5. Heya...I'm on a self made diet tho but i dont think ppl shd ,make u feel bad! I hope people do stand up for this and not try to be like her. Wish her the best!

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  6. Misleading headline, this is an eating disorder

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    1. But did you read the story at all?

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    2. Of course it's an eating disorder dat she was nt born with its all because she was trying to lose weight so how is the headline misleading ehnnnnn ITK

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    3. Thanks o Kay. I was just going to say same. Its a misleading headline. Anorexia is an illness. A serious, life threatening illness. It didn't happen just because of the diet. She could have stopped when she reached a normal weight but didn't because of the illness. People suffering from Anorexia think they are still too fat despite the fact that they are dangerously thin

      A lot of people have dieted successfully without harm. E.g Jennifer Hudson

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  7. D second pic is sexier!
    Just kidding!!
    P.s..didn't bother reading d long bullshit!!
    Billie jean

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  8. Unbelievable!
    Smile#

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  9. Geez, this is pathetic, why did she do this to herself,she was a lovely young girl, I hope and pray that she can go back to how she was.

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  10. Geez, this is pathetic, why did she do this to herself,she was a lovely young girl, I hope and pray that she can go back to how she was.

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  11. Get thin or die tring

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  12. my heart and soul goes out to dis chic mehn.... Chai... Am so short of words, buh am very inspired by her resolve to live and not to give up... May God help u IJN... Amen !

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  13. Pls, sum1 make sure Yvonne Nelson reads ds...
    NAWTIWENDY

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  14. Hehehe!...this is the result of too many fashion stations and magazines.she is talking about having a baby?is she 4 real?her womb don shrink naa.

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    1. Do u know what surrogate means?
      Astonished*
      Smh*
      Smile#

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    2. Do u know what surrogate means?
      Astonished*
      Smh*
      Smile#

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  15. Wow...am a size twelve,19....and sometimes I feel bad cuz of what people tell me..............dont blame her.....but she went too far...............

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    1. @ sandy,same here o...people would always talk .its all about what you are comfortable in.many girls tease others because they are jealous of them.

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  16. Wow..so touching a story...I wish her well...

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  17. I have a friend that likes being thin, she's a size 6 nd won't still stop trying to lose weight, I better show her this cos if dis happens in 9ja even her mama go run,eribody go think say na full blown aids + jaundice + tb + jazz

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    1. Lol. If this happens in 9ja pple go jaa o so tell urr friend o

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  18. Oga o am equally very big the way people treat big people is very bad,am now on diet and weightloss pills.I wish her quick reCovery.

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    1. Go easy on †̥ђε̲̣̣̣̥ pills my dear, I always say if your weight isn't life threatening shed it as slowly as u can don't push urself too hard,

      I am no expert but I have managed to loose some weight in a few yrs on my own so I think I can safely give u some advise, cut down on ur meal portion, eat healthy 3times a day avoid snacking all together, avoid eating after 6, do some exercise,like brisk walking and jogging if u have †̥ђε̲̣̣̣̥ strength.

      I will advise u ditch †̥ђε̲̣̣̣̥ pills cos I have seen †̥ђε̲̣̣̣̥ reversal effects of pills too many times, trust me it isn't pretty. Try and stay healthy dear.

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  19. msheew she neva start.....she should continue,this is what happens when u let the norms of ur society govern ur life,so what if dey sed she had a big ass??? well good for her she aint got none nw,she is barely living. i was a size 20 and nw am a 14,ppl still call me fat and shit all i tell dem is 2
    "u best love me d way i is cz iv been bigger" u need to love ur love handles and d way u r first, so ull know wen to stop if u decide to loose weight,and no mata how skinny u r,ull still b fat to sme1 else,as dis babe dey nw she fat pass doz children wey neva chop for rwanda and shit,so she shud loose more!!! ewu

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    1. Can u say why u decided to loose weight if u ddn care?
      Don't say rubbish jor.
      Aw can u say she never start. When you atleast a lil of what she must av felt.
      Ppl will just open their moufs and vomit rubbish
      Onuku*

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  20. That y I love double cheese burger!!!

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  21. Her. Name should valeria veritin not 'levitin'. I feel for her.

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  22. its the craze of gettin slim then, now models are advised to have some bit of flesh. i pray she gets her body back cos like she said, it starts with the mind. everyone should learn to love his/her body, God knows y he created us the way he did.

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  23. Hmmm, quick recovery dear n live ur life just as U̶̲̥̅̊\'ve planned it, that\'s a start atleast

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  26. So Horrible picture of extreme weight loss.

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