A FAMOUS nutrition blogger ditched a vegan diet after she turned orange and her hair fell out.
Jordan Younger, who has 70,000 followers, said she thought she was dying.
She has now written a book called Breaking Vegan offering other vegans advice on how to ditch the diet.
But her vegan U-turn triggered fury from activists who made death threats after Younger started to warn others of the health risks.
She said she noticed problems with her skin, hair, and overall health almost as soon as she became a vegan.
She said: “My hair was thinning, my skin was a mess – and orange from too much beta-carotene – and my face was gaunter than gaunt.
“I looked and felt like a shadow of my former self.”
She said she soon realised that her body was starting to shut down and she needed to start eating more healthily.
Bloating and stomach problems lead her to try the diet in the first place but she said it was the biggest mistake she ever made.
“After switching over to a plant-based diet, my problems of bloating and stomach issues seemed to be cured,” she added.
“However, I quickly found myself adding more and more restrictions to my diet until I hardly ate any solid foods at all. “Ultimately, this led to a devastating cycle of cleansing that had terrible effects on my body.
“Come spring of 2014, there was no hiding it.
“I was not the picture of health I claimed to be.
“I couldn’t sleep because I was so full of anxiety about what I was going to eat the next day and what foods I had to avoid.”
Younger had to seek medical help after she admitted to herself she had an eating disorder.
Despite her losing thousands of followers and receiving death threats from animal rights activists she says that’s the best choice she has ever made.
She has been vegan-free for 18 months.
She added: “The real kicker came when I stopped menstruating.
“At first I told myself it had nothing to do with the way that I ate, but as the months wore on and nothing came, I started to worry.
“I had gotten into the vegan lifestyle so I could be the healthiest version of myself, but now I was wreaking havoc on my body, and I knew it.
“I dropped the vegan label shortly after I came to terms with my eating disorder, and that was one of the best things I could have done for myself.
“Now, I live a label-free life, and I find more power in that than I ever found in my plant-based fanaticism.
“Today I feel like I am living a much healthier life than I ever have. “It’s been a year and a half since I went off veganism.
“I feel so much better, really healthy and balanced mentally,” she shared. “
Younger has renamed her blog from The Blonde Vegan to The Balanced Blonde and keeps sharing her favourite recipes with almost 70,000 followers.