Fit & Fab

Overcoming eating disorders to be a bodybuilder

Teased for being overweight in her teens, Sharlynn Ooi turned to exercise and came out tops in bodybuilding competitions

Ms Sharlynn Ooi fought off depression and eating disorders by turning to strength and fitness training.
Ms Sharlynn Ooi fought off depression and eating disorders by turning to strength and fitness training.PHOTO: LEVEL SINGAPORE

What is your secret to looking fabulous? I feel that it is a lot about keeping to a regular exercise routine, having a healthy diet and, most importantly, having work-life balance with enough me-time to recharge.

When I was 14, I was slightly overweight and people made mean comments about me.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 27, 2021, with the headline 'Overcoming eating disorders to be a bodybuilder'. Subscribe