Olivia Wilde has always been a skinny lady.
"I lost a bunch of weight and I was really never sleeping… I moved in with a girlfriend and she said, 'You don't sleep; you sleep three hours a night!' Then you go through a period where you're self-medicating with something to fill a void because you have created a void by removing someone from you. There's a chunk missing and people fill it with all sorts of things."
So sad that she was so unhappy. She really turned to food as her main comfort, saying:
"I definitely self-medicate with food, that's my thing; I love to cook. I always convince myself, 'It's better than crack cocaine, so I guess it's OK…' Food is like a hug on the inside.
I'm a healthy person, but I definitely packed it on because I wanted to feel a buffer between me and the pain, because the world started getting really scary and new relationships (and) dating was a lot more painful than I ever imagined."
It sounds like she went through some pretty tough times, but she said that it was actually worthwhile for her to have to deal with all of that, because now she's a stronger person!
"Learning to be by myself and be OK with it and not need the validation of another human being, that has been the biggest challenge. But I know coming out of that I'll be a better person, a better partner eventually for someone."
Way to be you, gurl!
She's lost the weight, found a nice balance with food and learned to love herself for her.
Glad you're feeling better!
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