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Jessy Mendiola admits she suffered from a serious eating disorder

“I suffered from Bulimia and B.E.D (Binge Eating Disorder), desperate to lose weight in a short period of time. I starved myself just to lose unwanted weight... to look “perfect” but I was so unhappy,” confessed Jessy in an Instagram post.

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3/6/2019 4:58 PM
Jessy Mendiola admits she suffered from a serious eating disorder


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Never one to keep her fans out of the dark about her personal struggles, actress and fitness enthusiast Jessy Mendiola admitted that she suffered from a serious eating disorder at the same time she was going through depression a few years back.

On Tuesday, the ‘TOL’ star opened up about her struggle with bulimia. According to WebMD, it is “a psychological eating disorder that is characterized by episodes of binge eating followed by purging and can result to gum disease, osteoporosis, kidney disease, heart disease, and even death."

“Losing/maintaining weight has always been a struggle for me. I only started taking my health seriously some time last year. It’s so hard to be in tip-top shape especially when a lot of people try to put you down and tell you how you’re supposed to look. Sometimes you’re too thin, sometimes too fat,” she began.

“I used to hate my thighs and arms. I would always kill myself at the gym just to achieve unrealistic body goals and starve myself just to reach my weight goal [of] 100lbs (2nd pic, 110lbs). I was depressed and heartbroken at that time (2013) and I gained 25lbs (3rd pic). I still kept pushing myself to work out every day,” she added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Losing/maintaining weight has always been a struggle for me. I only started taking my health seriously some time last year. It’s so hard to be in tip-top shape especially when a lot of people try to put you down and tell you how you’re supposed to look. Sometimes you’re too thin, sometimes too fat. I used to hate my thighs and arms. I would always kill myself at the gym just to achieve unrealistic body goals and starve myself just to reach my weight goal, 100lbs (2nd pic, 110lbs). I was depressed and heartbroken at that time (2013) and I gained 25lbs (3rd pic). I still kept pushing myself to work out every day. I suffered from Bulimia and B.E.D (Binge Eating Disorder), desperate to lose weight in a short period of time – from 135lbs I went down to 103lbs (4th pic). I starved myself just to lose unwanted weight... to look “perfect” but I was so unhappy. I couldn’t live my life the way I wanted to. I was usually weak and “lutang” because I didn’t have enough nutrients in my body. This kept going until 2016 when I suddenly gained all the weight back and eventually hit my heaviest weight, 140lbs. Because of all the hate online, the struggle with myself kept going until 2017 (5th pic). It was only last year when I started changing my workouts and eating habits with the help of @bodybymamakat & @nadinetengco and of course to @luckymanzano. He made me feel better every time I felt so insecure about myself and he helped me recover from my depression and made me feel loved every single day. ❤️ Sorry for this long caption. I guess all I’m trying to say is, it doesn’t matter how long it takes for you to find inner peace and whatever works for you, just stick to that. I am far from perfect but this is who I am and this is how I love myself. I love myself enough to eat what I want to make myself feel good. I love myself enough to move everyday because I want to live my life as best as possible. I know it’s hard sometimes but you just gotta stand back up and try again. To whoever is reading this, accept yourself and work hard to be the best version of yourself. You do YOU. Btw, I’m doing a fitness journey vlog soon comment below what you want me to share with you! ❤️

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Out of desperation to lose weight within a short period of time, Jessy confessed that she would always resort to starvation, which, in turn, made her weak due to the lack of nutrients in her body. 

“I suffered from Bulimia and B.E.D (Binge Eating Disorder), desperate to lose weight in a short period of time – from 135lbs I went down to 103lbs (4th pic). I starved myself just to lose unwanted weight... to look “perfect” but I was so unhappy. I couldn’t live my life the way I wanted to. I was usually weak and “lutang” because I didn’t have enough nutrients in my body. This kept going until 2016 when I suddenly gained all the weight back and eventually hit my heaviest weight, 140lbs. Because of all the hate online, the struggle with myself kept going until 2017 (5th pic),” she said.

But, all thanks to her fitness coach Kat Geronimo, nutritionist Nadine Tengco, and her fitness buddy, boyfriend Luis Manzano who all have her best interest at heart, Jessy began to slowly but surely change her attitude towards fitness.

“It was only last year when I started changing my workouts and eating habits with the help of [Kat] & [Nadine] and of course to [Luis]. He made me feel better every time I felt so insecure about myself and he helped me recover from my depressionand made me feel loved every single day,” she said.

“I guess all I’m trying to say is, it doesn’t matter how long it takes for you to find inner peace and whatever works for you, just stick to that. I am far from perfect but this is who I am and this is how I love myself. I love myself enough to eat what I want to make myself feel good. I love myself enough to move every day because I want to live my life as best as possible,” she added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Puson be gone! 😂 Easy easy muna. 🖤

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