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Eating disorders are waaaaay too prevalent in our society, and shouldn't exist altogether.
They do exist, though, which means that there are those struggling out there who need help.
Katie Couric had Demi Lovato on her show, Katie, recently where the beautiful X Factor judge opened up about her past with eating disorders and body image issues.
Then, Katie revealed a pretty shocking fact about herself… she too has suffered from an eating disorder, more specifically, bulimia.
"I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years after that. And I know this rigidity, this feeling that if you eat one thing that’s wrong, you’re full of self-loathing and then you punish yourself, whether it’s one cookie or a stick of gum that isn’t sugarless, that I would sometimes beat myself up for that."
What a painful and traumatic past.
Thankfully, she got over them and is now a healthier person. We hope that others can learn from her story.
Check out the video (above) to see a promo for the episode.
This is so sad!
An English Coroner slammed the fashion industry and magazines in the inquest into the death of a 14 year old from Somerset, England.
Last year Fiona Geraghty was found dead in her room of an apparent suicide by hanging after struggling with an eating disorder, which her parents believe was the direct result of being bullied.
Coroner Michael Rose listed the cause of death as "misadventure", but rather than pointing the finger at the so-called "mean girls" he flat out blamed the fashion industry's constant use of waif thin models.
We had no idea people actually did this but apparently it happens enough that Instagram had to take action.
We're talking about Instagrams that promote eating disorders and other self-destructive behaviors.
It was allegedly getting to be such a problem that the photo-sharing social networking site released a statement:
"Don’t promote or glorify self-harm: While Instagram is a place where people can share their lives with others through photographs, any account found encouraging or urging users to embrace anorexia, bulimia, or other eating disorders; or to cut, harm themselves, or commit suicide will result in a disabled account without warning.
We believe that communication regarding these behaviors in order to create awareness, come together for support and to facilitate recovery is important, but that Instagram is not the place for active promotion or glorification of self-harm."
It seems that all of that should go without saying but we guess there are some confused people out there.
We feel like if someone is using Instagram to share photos that promote self-destruction, then it may be more a cry for help than some sadistic attempt to harm others.
We feel so bad for anyone who feels the need to have an account like that and hope that if they get their Instagram account disabled it'll be a small wake up call to change their lives.
[Image via Twitter.]
All it takes is one person.
One person to make you feel bad, or to put you down, and you could slip into a scary eating disorder.
This is what happened to CoCo — all it took was one photoshoot director to call her fat, and that sparked a struggle with bulimia
This is a bombshell insight into one of the world's most beloved musicians!
Pop culture historian Debra Sharon Davis has written a book about John Lennon called BackStage Pass VIP and alleges the Beatles guitarist was bulimic!
She asserts that Lennon was often hungry, but “hated the feeling of being full," so he would often vomit after meals. Check out this excerpt from the book