'I was completely in the depths of body dysmorphia': Victoria's Secret model Bridget Malcolm apologises for promoting an unhealthy diet
She's the Australian Victoria's Secret model who recently came clean about her 12-year struggle with 'disordered eating'.
And Bridget Malcolm has apologised for promoting an unhealthy diet, admitting that she was suffering from body dysmorphia when she shared the advice.
Taking to her blog on Wednesday, the 26-year-old wrote: 'I would like to acknowledge and apologise for some of the things I wrote and spoke about over the past couple of years.'
'I now know I was in the depths of body dysmorphia': Bridget Malcolm, 26, has apologised for promoting an unhealthy diet, admitting she was suffering from body dysmorphia at the time
She added: 'I genuinely thought that I was doing the right thing for my health and wellness. I now know that I was completely in the depths of body dysmorphia and it really worries me that I was not a positive role model out there.'
Bridget went on to insist that she never lied about her diet and exercise regimen (which included training for up to three hours a day and eating only low-calorie food) but admitted that her habits were far from healthy.
She explained that, underneath the guise of her 'clean eating' mantra, she was fearful of eating unplanned meals or missing opportunities to exercise.
Candid: Taking to her blog on Wednesday, Bridget wrote: 'I would like to acknowledge and apologise for some of the things I wrote and spoke about over the past couple of years'
Honest: Bridget went on to insist that she never lied about her dietary and exercise regimen but conceded that her habits were far from healthy
'I was extremely active, sometimes training two-three hours a day, and thought that that made me fit. But if someone offered me a piece of fruit to eat, I would become so anxious and fearful at the thought of having to eat it (something unplanned) that I would nearly be sick with worry,' she confessed.
Bridget went on to describe her struggle with self-image, claiming that even at her lowest weight she still felt as if she were 'fat'.
'I truly hope that you guys can accept my apology. I said some things in the media that make me cringe now,' she wrote, before promising her fans that she won't disseminate any more 'damaging' diet and exercise recommendations anymore.
Mental health battle: Bridget went on to reveal her struggle with self-image, claiming that even at her lowest weight she felt as if she were 'fat'
Advice: Bridget has previously written about her diet and exercise habits on her blog, claiming she believed in 'letting herself get hungry between meals'
Bridget has previously written about her diet and exercise habits on her blog, claiming she believed in 'letting herself get hungry between meals' and monitoring her intake to 1,500-1,600 calories per day
In November last year, Bridget was forced to defend herself against trolls who called her 'too thin'. She said at the time: 'I am by all means not "too thin"; I get my periods, can run for miles, and kick someone's a**.'
'I am by all means not "too thin"': In November last year, Bridget was forced to defend herself against trolls who called her 'too thin'
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