About the Film

 

     This feature-length documentary from executive producer Nancy Kerrigan will have exclusive access to the nation's most intense eating disorder program for athletes, the Victory Program at McCallum Place.

     As a former Olympic Athlete, Kerrigan has witnessed the difficulties and the pressures faced by athletes participating in high-risk "lean" sports such as figure skating.

 

    Eating disorders - the deadliest of all mental illnesses - affect more athletes than concussions, yet receive little attention in the sports world.

    Why Don't You Lose 5 Pounds? will feature stories from Olympic, collegiate, and high school athletes, as well as coaches and judges. The film will show the struggle athletes face when trying to return to competition while battling an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. 

   Join us as we take a deeper look at the power of sports culture, and what happens when that power enables a lethal mental disease.