Famous People With Eating Disorders

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Celebrities who have struggled with bulimia, anorexia nervosa, and other abnormal eating habits.

Eating disorders are diseases that involve abnormal eating habits, from eating very little to eating an excessive amount of food. The most well-known eating disorders are bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa. Bulimia involves eating an excessive amount of food, then vomiting to rid oneself of the food. Anorexia involves an individual restricting their food intake.

Celebrities who have suffered from eating disorders include Jessica Alba, who said in an interview with Glamour, "A lot of girls have eating disorders, and I did too - I got obsessed with it." Actress Kate Beckinsale is formerly anorexic. She doesn't blame the media for pressuring girls into eating disorders and instead says issues with food are more about what is going on in the home. Other actresses who have struggled with eating disorders include Kate Winslet, Christina Ricci, and Jane Fonda.

Musicians have also struggled with eating disorders. “Criminal” singer Fiona Apple turned to anorexia as an emotional response to being sexually assaulted. Men, too, are affected. Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns said that his struggle with anorexia was a result of his life spinning out of control at the height of his band's success.