At her thinnest point in 2015, the 5'3" Black weighed only 93 lbs. She described her obsessive regimen to The Daily Star:
On a typical day, I would wake up at about 5am and go to the gym before work for an hour session. I would run at least 8 miles and then do an excessive amount of sit-ups and crunches. At lunch, I would go to the gym again for another hour cardio workout. I would skip dinner but I would snack on an apple or low-fat yoghurt if I was desperately hungry. Honestly I don't know how I had the energy to exercise on such a poor diet. I honestly believed I wasn't skinny enough.
After friends and family expressed concern for her health, Black did some research and realized the damage her lifestyle was doing to her body. Slowly, she overcame her body image issues and began the process putting on weight and muscle. Today, she weighs a healthy 117 lbs, and regularly updates her Instagram fans on how her workouts are going.
Understandably, she's sensitive about her past. So it doesn't help when trolls leave comments shaming her for finally reaching a healthy weight. That's exactly what happened when she recently posted some throwback images to celebrate how far she's come.
Although most of her comments were positive, a few monsters dropped by to tell her she should go back to starving herself.
Various trolls told Black that she looked better when her ribs were clearly visible through her abdomen. Others asked her for tips on how they too could lose a dangerous amount of weight. She was so taken aback by the comments, she posted a video to address them.
In the end, she just doesn't want other young women making her mistake. She has a message for them, one that she learned the hard way.
Striving to be skinny is in no way maintainable or good for you. I've embraced my curves now and realise how attractive they are.