Dana has struggled to find her ideal weight from a young age. Before the age of 12, in fact, she had started binge-eating; on her Facebook page, Dana has described her disorder as “a form of self-torture, all tying back into lacking self-worth.”
And Dana tried everything she could to break that self-destructive cycle and to shed some pounds. As she has explained to BuzzFeed, “I did Weight Watchers, I went to fat camp, I had personal trainers.” But nothing seemed to permanently work.
She continued, “I would always lose the weight, and then I would always gain it back, and I was just trapped in that cycle. It repeated itself over ten-plus years of my life.”