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Overcoming an Eating Disorder

Mia Kang, a reality TV show host, martial arts fighter, and cover model, has written a book titled Knockout about overcoming her eating disorder. In this interview, Kang discusses how she developed problems with eating at age 13 and how traveling to Thailand and discovering Muay Thai martial arts helped her control them. Listen to hear about Kang’s struggle with food and self-image and how she eventually learned to love and respect her body.


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Story Length: 7:41

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