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Weiner turned to theater as an alternative outlet. She began scripting one-woman plays about body image, exercise addiction, self-hatred, and other issues facing young people. Today she travels around the U.S. acting out her play, Body Loathing, Body Love, which chronicles her struggle with exercise bulimia. Her latest project is a television show focused on teen issues.

"Recovery is a continuum," she says. "It took years and years to build these attitudes; you can't fix them overnight. But you can choose to stop relying on exercise as a coping mechanism."

Edited by Craig H. Kliger, MD

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