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Southern Charm: Ashley Jacobs Denies Having an Eating Disorder Or Being On Drugs; Blames Weight Loss On Stress

Southern Charm‘s Ashley Jacobs is responding to claims about her recent weight loss.

In a new Instagram post, the reality TV newbie opens up about concerns over her weight.

It’s no secret that Ashley has lost a considerable amount of weight over the last year. Just check out her Instagram page and you’ll see the change in her figure.

Older photos of Ashley circa 2016 and 2017:

More recent photos of Ashley:

This has been a hot topic in many Facebook groups and many have insinuated that Ashley’s weight loss stems from drug use, a claim the reality star denies. Others have questioned if Ashley suffers from an eating disorder, another rumor she says is untrue.

Ashley claims that her recent weight loss is the result of extreme stress and nothing more.

“I was going to say in my caption something like, “Happy Summer Solstice” and turn commenting off. But then I thought, “who am I kidding?” Turn commenting off so I don’t have to read all the comments on how unhealthy I look? How about I be honest with all of you and address this weight concern once and for all,” Ashley captioned a photo of her in a bikini on a pool float.

I was going to say in my caption something like, “Happy Summer Solstice” and turn commenting off. But then I thought, “who am I kidding?” Turn commenting off so I don’t have to read all the comments on how unhealthy I look? How about I be honest with all of you and address this weight concern once and for all. So here goes… In the last 8 months I have struggled with severe anxiety related to stress. I was completely overwhelmed with moving across the country, leaving my family and friends, being in a new relationship, not having my nursing license, oh and being on a reality TV show! I made these choices and I take complete accountability for them. What I lacked was proper coping mechanisms. I dropped a lot of weight in a matter of months. I was putting too much pressure on myself, not taking care of my health and fitness, along with other external stressors. People deal with stress in a multitude of ways (some of them healthy, some of them not so much). It’s important to monitor your response to stress, anxiety, or any other negative emotion in order to keep your health in check. I’ve learned the hard way that you need to ask for help when things aren’t going well. You need to talk to qualified professionals, get medical support, and not feel ashamed or try to ‘tough it out.’ It isn’t easy, but there is hope for me and I believe that things will get better. I’m allowing comments but if you could please try to refrain from saying, “Eat a cheeseburger, you’re on drugs, you have an eating disorder, or you’re way too skinny,” I’d appreciate it because TRUST ME, I know… I’ve heard it all and it doesn’t help. I appreciate everyone’s concern and hope you can all support me. I know how far I have strayed from who I used to be, and could be once again. I’m committed to choosing my health and well-being first?? Xo, Ashley

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“So here goes… In the last 8 months, I have struggled with severe anxiety related to stress,” Ashley reveals. “I was completely overwhelmed with moving across the country, leaving my family and friends, being in a new relationship, not having my nursing license, oh and being on a reality TV show! I made these choices and I take complete accountability for them. What I lacked was proper coping mechanisms.”

Ashley continued, “I dropped a lot of weight in a matter of months. I was putting too much pressure on myself, not taking care of my health and fitness, along with other external stressors. People deal with stress in a multitude of ways (some of them healthy, some of them not so much). It’s important to monitor your response to stress, anxiety, or any other negative emotion in order to keep your health in check. I’ve learned the hard way that you need to ask for help when things aren’t going well. You need to talk to qualified professionals, get medical support, and not feel ashamed or try to ‘tough it out.’ It isn’t easy, but there is hope for me and I believe that things will get better.”

“I’m allowing comments but if you could please try to refrain from saying, “Eat a cheeseburger, you’re on drugs, you have an eating disorder, or you’re way too skinny,” I’d appreciate it because TRUST ME, I know… I’ve heard it all and it doesn’t help. I appreciate everyone’s concern and hope you can all support me. I know how far I have strayed from who I used to be, and could be once again. I’m committed to choosing my health and well-being first,” Ashley wrapped.

Thoughts on Ashley’s post? Do you believe Ashley’s weight loss stems from stress and not drugs or an eating disorder? Sound off below!

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