City woman overcomes eating disorders
Offering hope: Amy Candido overcame two eating disorders and went on to help others recover. She now works with the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at BC Children’s Hospital. It started in junior high, when she decided to become a vegetarian. Nothing to send up any red flags, since many people cut meat from their diet out of a concern for animal welfare; but for Amy Candido, it was the first step on a slippery slope to an eating disorder that would completely take over her life.
“I didn’t know why I chose that,” she said of her decision to restrict her diet. “But now, looking back, I know that was just a way for me to control an aspect of my life, because subconsciously, everything was going out of control.”