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Amanda Trusty didn’t realize that she had issues with food. She had tried many diets and none had really worked for her. In her own mind Amanda was just a really bad dieter. It was only when a friend encouraged her to read the Janine Roth book “When Food Is Love” that Amanda saw her life for what it was. Her food consumption had become inexorably connected to her emotions. This was a cycle that had to stop.
Amanda realized that she had to make an intervention in her life to resolve the food issues that had consumed her. She wanted to take control of not just what she ate but the root of the issue- how she felt. As Amanda spoke to more people she understood that so many other women felt the same way and that they needed to be a certain size to be attractive, land a job or be accepted. This is even more prevalent in show business and Amanda’s career as a dancer.
The route to accepting her own body really began at the Kilani retreat in Hawaii where Amanda had the opportunity to volunteer, live and work on her own recovery at the same time. This was the start of her journey to accepting her body and moving on with her life and she has never looked back since!
While at Kilani, Amanda released a video of herself doing a Burlesque Tap Dance to the song Roar. It was an expression of the way she felt and has reached people all over the world was even picked up by some major news outlets. It thrust her blog into the limelight.
Her blog has many followers and is focused on the show business industry and the way that women of all backgrounds, shapes and sizes struggle for acceptance. But it is about so much more than just that. The stories from the showbiz world transcend the rest of the planet too. Her blog has provided a vital connection to others and gives people the strength that they known they are not alone. Amanda Trusty gives others the confidence that they can face these challenges and move on with their life.