Angie now reckons that her eating disorder has triggered her inflammatory-based conditions of being coeliac and having endometriosis.
"A lot of foods really affect my endo and my coeliac even if it’s not gluten related – my body is just so sensitive and I’m working on it now to get it back to a place where I’m kind to it again and undoing all the damage that I’ve done," she says.
But despite admitting that period of her life was "so awful" and that she "blocked a lot of it out", Angie says she wouldn't have been so interested in exploring her mental health because of it.
"I wouldn’t be as caring and understanding because I wouldn’t have been through all of that stuff," she says.
"I reckon without all those little battle wounds and scars, I wouldn’t be me. Even though some of it’s s***, it’s still the adventure and the safari of coming into who you are as a person."
The biggest thing Angie wants people suffering from an eating disorder to know is for them to know their body.
"The only thing you can control is what you put in your body and what you take out so I think nowadays I would say to young girls if they’re basing their body on someone else’s, no," Angie says.
"Everybody’s body is totally different – know your worth but also know your body. Know what you can eat and what you can’t eat, know that exercise is not just to look good, it’s for your mental health. There are so many resources out there and ask for help - I didn’t have people to look up to like that. Use those resources and know your body."
When it comes to a day on a plate for Angie, though, it depends on her work schedule and current mental state.
"If I have really bad anxiety, I can’t eat but I’ll make myself eat smoothies that will sit well in my tummy. If I’m depressed, I can’t stop eating so I’ll want to have gluten-free chippies and all the lactose-free cheeses in the world, you know, whatever you’re not supposed to want, you want," she admits, adding that she loves Liddells lactose-free cheeses.
"I would say when I’m normal, happy, working Angie, for breakfast I’d always have some kind of smoothie. I’m all about natural remedies so like a banana fruit smoothie with all my supplements and herbs," she says.
"For lunch I’m mad for a poke bowl or some kind of salad with seafood or a vegetarian one. There are so many gluten-free snacks now, heaps of different muesli bars and nuts. I’m huge on nuts because they’re such a good source of protein for me seeing as I don’t eat a lot of meat."
When it comes to dinner time, the former Bachelorette is a big fan of whipping up her own kitchen creations.
"I love cooking so for dinner I usually cook a fish curry or a vegetable curry or some kind of stir-fry, that’s probably my go-to."
As for exercise, it's all about feeling physically and mentally good for Angie.
"When I’m not crazy busy I do like to have more of a routine where I can go to the gym – I was just starting to get into reformer Pilates," Angie shares.
"Love a bit of stretching, I do love yoga but haven’t done it properly in ages but I do my own stretching.
"Every single night I meditate - I have this amazing gratitude meditation I do every night and then in the morning I make sure I do really big, strong breathing techniques that I’ve got from my energy healer. That kind of starts my day and flushes out all the s*** and then just brings in all the positivity. But meditation is my go-to – I wouldn’t be pretty much anxiety-free without my meditation and all my beautiful supplements and herbs from my naturopath."