Lindsay Ronga is an eating disorder specialist who has recently joined TikTok. Ronga founded body and food freedom coaching program OutshiningED.
On TikTok, Ronga has nearly
11,000 followers and more than
304,000 likes across all of her videos.
she posted a video on August 10, in which
she eats her “fear food” and encourages others
struggling with an eating disorder to do the same.
In eating disorder recovery, a “fear food”
is something that is scary or hard to eat.
Ronga said that the idea for the video came to her
while she was eating a piece of chocolate chip
banana bread, one of her own former fear foods.
The idea of Ronga’s video is to encourage anyone
struggling with an eating disorder to work on normalizing
their fear foods so eventually they become “just foods”.
her recording is meant to serve
as a comforting crutch, as a
reminder that progress is possible'.
many TikTokers have taken to the comments to share
that Ronga’s video inspired them to eat their fear
foods. Several users have also dueted Ronga’s video.
“It’s really special to witness this," Ronga said