The Cavinder twins, Haley and Hanna, revealed they had struggled with an eating disorder.
In a candid 29-minute video posted to their YouTube channel the sisters opened up about their difficult relationship with food and how they had been afflicted with anorexia nervosa.
The basketball-playing twins had decided to share the video on June 2, which is World Eating Disorders Action Day.
‘Something that Hanna and I have been struggling with for years now … is our eating habits,’ Haley said.
Hanna said that she started ‘calorie counting’ and became sensitive to the things she ate after the two transferred from Fresno State to Miami in April 2022.
The Cavinder twins, Haley and Hanna, revealed they had struggled with an eating disorder
The sisters opened up about their difficult relationship with food in a video on YouTube
‘If we’re going to do something we’re going to do it 100 percent,’ Hanna said. ‘There’s no in-between, so it’s extreme. That’s just kind of how our minds work. And I feel bad because I started calorie counting — it was kind of me.
‘It started getting very toxic with eating a certain amount of calories a day. But we’re burning so many calories, we’re not taking in enough.’
Haley and Hanna described their issues with hormonal imbalances and hair loss as well as being compared to one another on social media.
They even revealed that they saw it as a competition with one another with one twin trying to last longer without eating than the other.
The pair, who were two of the highest-paid college athletes, reached out for help.
They turned to MLB icon Alex Rodriguez’s ex-girlfriend, fitness guru Kathryne ‘Kat’ Padgett, who says she helped people become their ‘best selves.’
Padgett revealed that the twins weren’t enough not only to fuel themselves to play their sport but also for everyday life.
The Cavinder Twins revealed that their goal for 2023 had been to fix their relationship with food which led them to working with a nutritionist, Padgett.
The sisters revealed that their goal for 2023 had been to fix their relationship with food
The pair, who were two of the highest-paid college athletes, reached out for help
They turned to MLB icon Alex Rodriguez’s ex-girlfriend, fitness guru Kathryne ‘Kat’ Padgett (L)
Padgett noted their ‘unsustainable; eating habits with the sisters starving themselves for extended periods before binging at other points and worked with them to get their carbohydrate intake up.
Both said they hoped that their video would help others struggling, with even one person helped considered a ‘win’ for them.
‘We want to help people,’ Haley said. ‘Genuinely want to help people, so feel free to reach out, don’t be afraid to talk to someone.’
The Cavinder twins, who didn’t trigger their fifth-year of eligibility in order to seek new opportunities outside of college basketball, such as NIL and long-term brand partnerships- graduated from the University of Miami earlier in May.
In April, both sisters shared an announcement regarding their NIL agreement with WWE, adding that they’re looking forward to ‘a lot of long-term deals.’
The Cavinder twins graduated from the University of Miami earlier in May
The two TikTok sensations have earned an estimated seven figures through NIL deals since the NCAA granted college athletes access to sponsorship endorsements in 2021.
The Cavinders, who are taking their podcast to Jake Paul’s Betr Media, have no trouble in striking partnerships with Victoria’s Secret, Champs Sports, and other fitness, fashion, health, and lifestyle brands, among their books.
‘[Influencing and WWE] could be in the future but I think it’s more of having passive income and we’re super into health and fitness, so we’re trying to create a brand with that and then we really want to get into real estate,’ Hanna said on the ‘BFFs’ podcast in April.
The twins have 4.5million followers on TikTok and over a million on Instagram, combined.