Elaine Crowley has admitted that she regrets taking part in Operation Transformation. She said taking part in the show wasn’t a ‘good idea’.
The TV3 presenter explained that she was in a good place both physically and mentally when she was invited to take part in Operation Transformation, but things quickly changed.
She told the RTÉ Guide: “When I agreed I began to panic.”
“Mentally, it knocked me right back into binge-eating. I thought, ‘well I’m a fatty anyway, so I might as well binge,” the Midday host revealed.
She explained that the show took a toll on her, “Psychologically, it can be quite damaging to be weighed in such a manner."
Elaine’s said the pressure of the weight in was extremely difficult, especially as her weight fluctuated. “I put on weight, lost it and put it all back on again. I wouldn’t put myself under that much scrutiny ever again.”
The Corkonian shared that she has often struggled with body confidence, but as she got older, she realised that it isn’t worth worrying about.
You should accept your body the way it is. Fretting about your appearance can have such a damaging effect on your life, so we couldn’t agree more with Elaine.
“For years, I hated myself for the way I looked. Now I don’t give a fiddler’s about that anymore. I’m grand, my body works and I’m healthy and strong,” she said.
“Now my focus is on health, muscle, strength and fitness. It’s not about weight. I’ve been way skinnier than I am now and I have been miserable,” Elaine added.