Meet the self-proclaimed & # 39; cheat meal queen & # 39; who overcame an eating disorder after falling to 35kg

A self-described & # 39; cheat meal queen & # 39; devours as many as 8,000 calories in a single session after being too scared to eat while fighting a eating disorder.

Amy Taylor, a 23-year-old graphic designer from Werribee, Melbourne, was a big eater as a child and always tried to eat as much as possible.

But things started to change for Amy when she developed glandular fever at the age of 17 and lost her appetite before developing into an eating disorder.

Amy would survive a mandarin for breakfast, lettuce and tomato for lunch and a home cooked dinner that she would never finish, and she never exceeded 500 calories a day.

Amy Taylor (photo), a 23-year-old graphic designer from Werribee, Melbourne, became a cheat meal queen after the fight against an eating disorder

Amy Taylor (photo), a 23-year-old graphic designer from Werribee, Melbourne, became a cheat meal queen after the fight against an eating disorder

Amy has always been a big eater and always tried to eat as much as possible

Amy has always been a big eater and always tried to eat as much as possible

Amy has always been a big eater and always tried to eat as much as possible

Amy was eventually admitted to the hospital at 35.8 kilograms with an abnormal heartbeat and was forced to recover by doctors.

& # 39; After I fell ill, I lost my appetite, which made it easy for me to eat a lot and connect with the dietary trends I had seen on social media & # 39 ;, Amy said.

& # 39; Limiting my food intake quickly became a source of control for me, and before I knew it, I was stuck in a bad habit of barely eating.

& # 39; When my health started to deteriorate, it felt like I just had to go even further, eat less, just give up. I really didn't feel like living, I made myself alone. & # 39;

Amy said recovery first & # 39; completely forced & # 39; was before she decided to take her health problems into her own hands.

& # 39; After a few months of forced recovery and failed visits from phycologists, I decided that I would recover, but do it my way, declare everyone wrong who told me I could not get better, & # 39 ; she said.

But things started to change for Amy when she got a fever at the age of 17 and lost her appetite, making it easy for her not to eat before she got into an eating disorder

But things started to change for Amy when she got a fever at the age of 17 and lost her appetite, making it easy for her not to eat before she got into an eating disorder

But things started to change for Amy when she got a fever at the age of 17 and lost her appetite, making it easy for her not to eat before she got into an eating disorder

During this time, Amy would survive a mandarin for breakfast, lettuce and tomato for lunch and a home-cooked dinner she would never finish, and she has never surpassed more than 500 calories a day

During this time, Amy would survive a mandarin for breakfast, lettuce and tomato for lunch and a home-cooked dinner she would never finish, and she has never surpassed more than 500 calories a day

During this time, Amy would survive a mandarin for breakfast, lettuce and tomato for lunch and a home-cooked dinner she would never finish, and she has never surpassed more than 500 calories a day

Amy decided to throw herself into the gym to concentrate on getting stronger and increasing her appetite.

& # 39; In the end, my healthy diet and constant gym sessions became quite a job, and my progress slowed down, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; I lacked motivation and was in danger of a new relapse.

& # 39; But I decided that I had robbed myself of the food I liked, so I decided to allow a big cheat meal a week – basically all takeaway food, fried foods, or hamburgers I wanted. & # 39;

Amy & # 39; s favorite cheat meal is hamburgers and now she has about three to four cheat meals a week that can contain between 3,000 and 8,000 calories per meal.

& # 39; When I started this, I got extra motivation to break my workouts and it quickly became two cheat meals a week because I loved them so much and boosted my performance at the gym, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; Limiting my food intake quickly became a source of control for me, and before I knew it, I was stuck in a bad habit of barely eating, & # 39; said Amy.

& # 39; Limiting my food intake quickly became a source of control for me, and before I knew it, I was stuck in a bad habit of barely eating, & # 39; said Amy.

& # 39; Limiting my food intake quickly became a source of control for me, and before I knew it, I was stuck in a bad habit of barely eating, & # 39; said Amy.

Amy said recovery first & # 39; completely forced & # 39; was before she decided to take her health problems into her own hands

Amy said recovery first & # 39; completely forced & # 39; was before she decided to take her health problems into her own hands

Amy said recovery first & # 39; completely forced & # 39; was before she decided to take her health problems into her own hands

Amy is now a healthy 51.7 kilogram and AU size eight and is more motivated in the gym.

She says that eating large portions without waste has become her hobby and when she is out with friends, she is the one who solves the leftovers.

& # 39; My cheat meals have risen on average to three, sometimes four, & # 39; said Amy.

& # 39; These meals are usually very large, I recently discovered that I can eat an abnormally large amount for my height, and eating a lot has become a habit and a hobby. & # 39;

Amy does two-hour strength training, seven days a week, and lets herself eat what she wants from Friday to Sunday.

On the other days Amy has a protein shake and oats for breakfast, an apple for her & early morning snack, chicken fillet or fish and vegetables for lunch, a protein bar as an afternoon snack with the same for dinner as lunch and a protein shake before she goes to bed.

Amy decided to throw herself into the gym to concentrate on getting stronger and increasing her appetite

Amy decided to throw herself into the gym to concentrate on getting stronger and increasing her appetite

Amy decided to throw herself into the gym to concentrate on getting stronger and increasing her appetite

Amy admitted that she had no motivation in the gym and threatened to fall back

Amy admitted that she had no motivation in the gym and threatened to fall back

Amy admitted that she had no motivation in the gym and threatened to fall back

& # 39; But I decided that I had robbed myself of the food I liked, so I decided to allow a big cheat meal a week - basically all takeaway meals, fried foods, or hamburgers I wanted, & # 39; said Amy.

& # 39; But I decided that I had robbed myself of the food I liked, so I decided to allow a big cheat meal a week - basically all takeaway meals, fried foods, or hamburgers I wanted, & # 39; said Amy.

& # 39; But I decided that I had robbed myself of the food I liked, so I decided to allow a big cheat meal a week – basically all takeaway meals, fried foods, or hamburgers I wanted, & # 39; said Amy.

Amy has set up an Instagram page to document her food and has completed nine hamburger food challenges since August 2018.

People are always shocked when they finish the meals.

& # 39; Recovering from my eating disorder gave me so much freedom and strength, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; My Instagram is a way to celebrate that, to celebrate how much I love food, and to show my love for food and food.

& # 39; My Instagram has also become a creative outlet, a fun project I think.

Amy & # 39; s favorite cheat meal is hamburgers and now she has about three to four cheat meals a week that can contain between 3,000 and 8,000 calories per meal

Amy & # 39; s favorite cheat meal is hamburgers and now she has about three to four cheat meals a week that can contain between 3,000 and 8,000 calories per meal

Amy & # 39; s favorite cheat meal is hamburgers and now she has about three to four cheat meals a week that can contain between 3,000 and 8,000 calories per meal

Amy does two-hour strength training, seven days a week, and lets herself eat what she wants from Friday to Sunday

Amy does two-hour strength training, seven days a week, and lets herself eat what she wants from Friday to Sunday

She says that eating large portions without waste has become her hobby and when she is out with friends she is the one who finishes the leftovers

She says that eating large portions without waste has become her hobby and when she is out with friends she is the one who finishes the leftovers

Amy does two-hour strength training, seven days a week, and lets herself eat what she wants from Friday to Sunday

& # 39; I love creating content, writing in-depth reviews, and connecting with people and businesses.

& # 39; I felt more socially connected and happy here. & # 39;

Amy said that her family and friends are shocked at how her relationship with food has changed in recent years, but are proud of the progress.

& # 39; It is possible. Possible to enjoy all the food you love and more, while staying fit and healthy, & she said.

& # 39; Food is fuel, and once you start eating, exercise becomes fun and the feeling of gaining strength is great.

& # 39; Recovery is worth it and can come in many different forms. & # 39;

Amy's favorite food is hamburgers, because they are fun to build, eat and take.

Amy's favorite food is hamburgers, because they are fun to build, eat and take.

She has set up an Instagram page to document her food and has completed nine hamburger eating challenges since August 2018, and people are always shocked when she finishes her meals

She has set up an Instagram page to document her food and has completed nine hamburger eating challenges since August 2018, and people are always shocked when she finishes her meals

Amy's favorite food is hamburgers, because they are fun to build, eat and take

Amy said that her family and friends are shocked at how her relationship with food has changed in recent years, but are proud of the progress

Amy said that her family and friends are shocked at how her relationship with food has changed in recent years, but are proud of the progress

Amy said that her family and friends are shocked at how her relationship with food has changed in recent years, but are proud of the progress