Joanne McNally has shared an inspiring post to mark World Mental Health Day.
The comedian battled bulimia in her early 20s, and previously revealed that she hit “rock bottom” before she eventually sought treatment.
Taking to Instagram today, Joanne shared a photo of her holding a plate of roast dinner, alongside the caption: “Happy mental day! Here’s me eating a Yorkshire pudding the size of a Fiant Punto.”
She continued: “I eat now & I enjoy it & I leave it in there and my goal weight is no longer my birth weight of 7 pounds and 3 ounces, and I know that waking up every day with the sole goal of shrinking your body is so grim & boring and is not really living at all…”
“And Life is waaaaaay less stressful when you’re not constantly at war with yourself and your body 🧠🧠🧠.”
“Here’s to working at it and coming out the other side …🍾🍹🍸 I wonder what my next addiction / mental health issue will be, exciting! Check yourself before you wreck yourself 🍭🍤🥪🌯,” she added.
Earlier this year, Joanne also took to Instagram to share how good it felt just to “eat food” without engaging in her old, damaging habits.
“As a nod to the body image part of mental health awareness month, I just wanted to share with you how lovely it is to eat food and not have to sneak off to the jacks and puke it up,” she wrote at the time.
For advice on eating disorders, contact Bodywhys on 012107906.