She famously slammed her ex-‘husband’ Sam Ball for making ‘despicable and disgusting’ comments about her weight on Married At First Sight.
And while Elizabeth Sobinoff, 27, has lost weight since the show, she’s revealed that fans should think twice about complementing her on her slimmer frame.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the bubbly jewellery store manager shared a post explaining that her chronic illness is the reason why her weight constantly fluctuates.
‘I know there is a lot of people out there saying, ‘wow, you’ve lost a lot of weight!’ ‘Or I hope you didn’t do it to please others’. Let’s have a little chat about this hey?’ she began her lengthy caption.
‘One of my illnesses is porphyria, how I manage mine is through a high carb diet, I use chocolate because my body can tolerate it right now ( before I get the “there is healthier alternatives” it is working for me currently and I get scared to try a lot of foods because my body also rejects ‘healthy food’ too, it’s not bias),’ she continued.
‘Also lots of people out there have to be on medication, unfortunately weight gain can be a common side effect for a lot of chronic illness meds or chronic illness in general. Sometimes the weight gain in this can be more than 20kgs.’
Elizabeth went on: ‘I know I seem light-hearted in this video, but in actual fact this type of weight gain can be soul destroying. Yes, chronic illness can affect your weight, you can loose a lot, you can gain a lot.’
She completed her post by congratulating ‘all the beautiful souls out there trying to make it through the day’.
The post was accompanied by a series of videos which showed Elizabeth describing her battle with chronic illness and weight fluctuations to camera.
‘You’re going to see many times when I’m bigger and smaller and it really just depends on how I’m trying to manage my chronic illness,’ the brunette beauty said during one of the clips.
Following her stint on reality TV, Elizabeth has been using her newfound fame to spread awareness on the topic of chronic illness.
The star was diagnosed porphyria and autoimmune disease (a mild form of Lupus) one year ago, and suffers from symptoms including photosensitivity, speech problems and hair loss.