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Ruby Schleicher feature, body image issues, Collingwood Magpies star, AFL Women’s, women’s sport

Dual All Australian and Collingwood’s defensive pillar Ruby Schleicher has opened up to Fox Sports about her personal battle with body image and how it has inspired her to mentor teammates and young girls within and outside the AFLW system.

The 24-year-old revealed that it wasn’t until she became a professional athlete that she started to have a poor relationship with food and began purging to fast track weight loss.

“I was too heavy when I started playing footy … I hated how I looked as I just didn’t look like any of the other girls around me and that’s when I started having body image issues,” she said.

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“For me to lose weight, I started counting calories and that is a deep dark hole to go down. I was eating 1700 calories a day which is ridiculous for someone training every day…

Read more at www.foxsports.com.au

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