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Actress and model Jaime Pressly discussed her bout with an eating disorder during her modeling days in her 2009 memoir, "It's Not Necessarily the Truth."
In the book, Jaime said she subsisted on only one English muffin per day and purged in order to keep her weight down.
Jaime credits her friend Dawn and her boyfriend for urging her to stop her destructive behavior.
"Dawn was going into my bedroom to grab something and she walked past the bathroom and heard me, and (she) went and got her boyfriend and her boyfriend busted the door down and said, 'You will not, absolutely not, do this,'" Pressly wrote in her memoir.
Now at a healthy weight, Jaime says that she feels much happier today, thanks to taking time for herself each day.
The Sopranos beauty opened up to CNN in 2005 about her fight with bulimia. "Knowing that I was able to overcome it and be healthy and happy again is amazing." The actress is now a spokeswoman for the National Eating Disorders Association.
Actress, activist, athlete, wife and mother, was one of the first famous women to openly discuss her eating disorder. In the late 1970s, she went public with her "bulimarexia," the binge-and-vomit cycle that nearly ruined her health. Overwhelmed by the demands of the Hollywood culture, she spent nearly 20 years in the relentless pursuit of thinness.
Singer Janet Jackson has been quoted in the media as having an ongoing battle with an eating disorder. Sources say she has been battling weight problems most of her life, and recently blew-up to 160 pounds from her normal weight of 118 pounds. "She'll go months eating whatever she can get her hands on, and then she'll go months eating just salads and fruits and drinking Evian water," the family source said. "She's had this feast-or-famine eating disorder for years and has gotten up to 200 pounds or more at times." The source revealed that Jackson is back with her personal trainer, Tony Martinez, in an effort to tone up by the time her new album is released.
Janet Jackson's once ripped abs and svelte 118 pound frame has been replaced with 160 lbs of gravy. She has reportedly contacted her old friend and trainer, Tony Martinez, in hopes to shed the 40+ lbs by the time her forthcoming album is released in early spring.
The lastest on Janet Jackson according to all the celebrity news in she now once againg has gained weight. At the end of May, Janet Jackson appeared on the cover of US Weekly looking much toned and speaking about how she lost 60 pounds and kept the weight off for more than one year. Now, after just a month and a half, she seems to have gained at least 20 pounds since posing for that cover. Apparently, she didn't "end her yo-yo weight nightmare" after all! Hopefully she can get some help with this.
Hollywood stunner Jessica Alba admitted to developing an eating disorder while preparing for her break-out role in James Cameron’s TV series “Dark Angel,” which required Alba to don skintight costume. The 5’6” Fantastic Four star was prompted to seek professional help for anorexia after her weight dipped below 100 pounds.
"With treatment I have now conquered the fear which drove me to become dangerously thin," Alba said.
Obsessive about her weight since puberty, self-proclaimed “ugly duckling” Alba said she started cooking her own meals at age 12 to avoid becoming overweight like other members of her family.
Commedienne, author, entrepreneur and mother developed "acute onset" bulimia after the tragic suicide of her husband, Edgar Rosenberg. Devastated by the loss, her appetite went into orbit as she launched her gastronomic space program--bags of cookies, whole cakes and ice cream by the gallon. She was so angry and despondent that for a moment she too considered suicide. The love of those around her caused her to take stock. She began to count her blessings, not her losses. She sought counseling. She volunteered to help others. She learned that the long journey back to health begins with small steps. Step-by-step, she recovered.
Joyce Maynard is a journalist and fiction writer for more than 30 years.
"I was always a skinny kid and it was always easy for me to be a skinny kid because I was a notoriously picky eater. There always was a focus on me to make sure I ate enough."
"Then in my teens I wasn't a skinny waif anymore. I wasn't overweight. I just had a body that was filling out in a womanly way. My mother was deeply ocncerned. As I had done all my life, I took onto my shoulders the responsibility for my parents' disappointments, and attended to them the best I could. This is probably when I started struggling with anorexia."
Jason Bateman's older sister never seemed to keep her struggles a secret, but she did go on to detail her experience to Entertainment Weekly in 1996. "I realized I was an anorexic, a bulimic, and a compulsive overeater," she said. "I needed a concept of God that worked for me, and I wound up giving my life to Jesus Christ."During the worst of it, the Family Ties actress signed up for a 12-step program.