Stacey’s earliest memories of her disordered eating patterns and negative self image where around age 10 after her big audition for the title role in Annie on Broadway. An agent told her after her audition, “You need to lose weight.” She was immediately put on a very strict diet and the next 15 years were filled with an array of fad diets, weight loss pills, periods of starvation, extreme exercise, depression, anxiety and bulimia. After being sent to an emergency room due to the effects of her eating disorder, she knew her only choice was to seek help. She fought with a vengeance for her own recovery and learned to set her own standards. Stacey is now encouraging others do the same by telling her personal story with humor and brutal honesty. Stacey has been in recovery from her eating disorder for over 10 years and not only has she been committed to her own healing she has been committed to healing the planet. She is a professional stand-up comedian, actress, TV host, certified personal trainer, motivational speaker, environmentalist, animal welfare advocate, but most importantly, an eating disorder survivor.
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Looking Through Broken Mirrors: Understanding Eating Disorders
In this program Stacey addresses the progression of her eating disorder and treatment through her own personal story. She’ll discuss the different types of eating disorders and the warning signs, and all the while, add a fresh, humorous twist to this serious topic. What are the effects of fad diets, crash diets, diet pills and over exercising? How is the media’s intense influence on a slender body image brainwashing you? What is society’s reaction to the media? How can we not let the media influence us? What is a healthy body weight and how to maintain it without obsessing, dieting and unhealthy eating patterns? These are a number of questions Stacey addresses. Stacey provides the tools to create strength and self-confidence in times of stress and how to avoid unhealthy eating patterns and disorders, and shows the audience how to find body acceptance in everyday life no matter what size you are.
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