So, what was it like to be fat?

This is me, 52 kilos overweight. Before I got diabetes type 1 dumped on me. I remember learning naturopathy for six years with my classmates, those skinny girls who ate kohlrabi out of plastic food bags.
I would look at them and knew that my clinic would have a long line of patients. Everyone would want to know what I had to say. Because I knew what it was like being fat. I knew how embarrassing it can be, how helpless you feel, and out of control. And I knew what it was like to feel that you’ve tried everything, and nothing helps. And what despair felt like. And being unable to see how you get out of the mess you are in. And how in the deepest dark to find the strength to imagine that maybe there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
And I myself, had a hard time listening to a dietologist who didn’t know what it was like being hungry for years on end. And didn’t really understand what I was going through. Nobody knew what it was like when you were hit by such a constraint, having no freedom. Being denied. In 2014 due to continuous stress, I collapsed and was rushed into emergency, where I began insulin injections.
I’m Liron Meidan, a naturopath and diabetic type 1 and 2, reaching out to you. You can lead a good, full, balanced life and sleep well at night with diabetes.