Famous People Who Have Had Eating Disorders

An eating disorder is a condition defined by abnormal eating habits that can prove to be detrimental, even life threatening, to a persons health. An eating disorder is a real, treatable medical illness, that involves either excessive or insufficient food intake. Common eating disorders include bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and anorexia nervosa. People with eating disorders health, and lives, are at great risk. In fact, people with anorexia are 18 times more likely to die at an early age than comparably aged people in the general population. Here is a list of 25 famous people who have struggled with an eating disorder

Picture of Actress Christina Ricci who battled with anorexia
Actress Christina Ricci 
Picture of Kelly Clarkson who admitted to suffering from an eating disorder as a teen
Singer Kelly Clarkson
Picture of Sharon Osbourne who suffered from bulimia for over 35 years
Sharon Osbourne
Picture of Singer Ashlee Simpson who struggled with anorexia
Singer Ashlee Simpson
Picture of Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler who struggled with an eating disorder
Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Picture of Actress Jessica Alba who struggled with an eating disorder
Actress Jessica Alba
Picture of Spice Girl Geri Halliwell who struggled with an eating disorder
Spice Girl Geri Halliwell

Picture of Mary Kate Olsen who struggled with anorexia
Mary Kate Olsen
Picture of Karen Carpenter who struggled and died from anorexia
Singer Karen Carpenter

Picture of Singer/Choreographer Paula Abdul who struggled with bulimia
Singer/Choreographer Paula Abdul

Picture of Singer /Songwriter Fiona Apple who struggled with bulimia
Singer/Songwriter Fiona Apple
Picture of Actress Justine Bateman who struggled with bulimia
Actress Justine Bateman
Picture of Rock Musician Daniel Johns who admitted to having an eating disorder
Rock Musician Daniel Johns

Picture of Actress Calista Flockhart who struggled with anorexia
Actress Calista Flockhart
Picture of Actress Jane Fonda who struggled with anorexia and bulimia for 30 years
Actress Jane Fonda
Picture of Singer Lady Gaga who struggled with bulimia
Singer Lady Gaga

Picture of Actress Tracey Gold who struggled with anorexia
Actress Tracey Gold
Picture of Comedian Joan Rivers who struggled with bulimia for years
Comedian Joan Rivers
Picture of Actress Tara Reid who struggled with anorexia
Actress Tara Reid

Picture of TV Star Meredith Viera who struggled with eating disorders when she was younger
TV Star Meredith Viera

Picture of Actress Kate Winslet who has admitted to struggling with eating disorders
Actress Kate Winslet

Picture of Singer Alanis Morissette who struggled with anorexia and bulimia
Singer Alanis Morissette
Picture of Nicole Richie who struggled with an eating disorder
Nicole Richie

Picture of Actress Candace Cameron who struggled with bulimia
Actress Candace Cameron
Picture of French Model Isabella Caro who struggled with and subsequently died due to complications caused by anorexia
French Model Isabella Caro

Millions of people all over the world have struggled with eating disorders. Sufficient nutrition, reduction of excessive exercise, and stopping purging behaviors are the key foundations of getting better. Specific forms of talk therapy, or psychotherapy, and medication, are effective for many eating disorders. If you or someone you know may be struggling with an eating disorder, you are not alone. Eating disorders are very serious, and can be very detrimental to one's health. But with treatment, one can get better.

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