Mayim Bialik is opening up about her eating disorder struggles in the latest episode of her podcast.
The Call Me Kat star revealed that she’s been in recovery for the past two years.
“I happen to be a compulsive overeater, and I’m an anorexic and I’m a restricter and I’ve never said that,” Mayim revealed. “I eat too much when no one’s looking. I’m eating so I don’t have to feel anything.”
She shared that “this is the first time I’ve ever talked about it, because people are like, ‘Well, why are you so overweight?’ Well, because I’m a compulsive overeater in addition to being an anorexic and restricter.”
“I’m trying to release the pressure of being 15 pounds lighter, which is what I, quote, ‘should be’ by Hollywood standards,” Mayim continued while speaking with author and activist Glennon Doyle. “I’m trying to release the pressure of caring that I’m wearing the clothes that make me look like those other women, even though I’m not those other women. Those are, like, my short-term 2021 goals. Like, when can I wear all black and not have a stylist be like, ‘We need you in more color.’ It’s like, how about if I wear black because I feel the best and I like it, and they make a lot of cool clothes in the color black?”
Many other celebrities have spoken out about their struggles with eating disorders, including Demi Lovato, Katharine McPhee, and Outer Banks‘ Madelyn Cline.
Mayim is set to be one of the guest hosts on Jeopardy!
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