Rachel's History With Food, Fitness, and Weight
Rachel said she grew up using food as a coping mechanism and was 200 pounds by her early teens. She never seemed to lose weight even though she played sports throughout high school, and she convinced herself that weight loss was hopeless because of her genetics.
Rachel admits that she hated cardio and conditioning because carrying the extra weight made it extremely difficult to move without some form of pain. "I had two knee surgeries by my junior year, which further decimated my hope that I could live any other lifestyle," Rachel said.