There comes a point in your life that you turned to food whenever you feel bored, lonely and stressed. But in the case of Bulimia eating excessively is more of a compulsion. This is a condition affecting men and women of all ages. Bulimia is characterized by purging, binge eating and consuming larger quantities of foods in a short period of time and followed by an attempt to get rid of the consumed foods by spitting out or vomiting.
Common symptoms of Bulimia includes lack of eating controls, secrecy about eating, alternating between fasting and overeating, going to comfort rooms after heavy meals, using diuretics and laxatives after eating and excessive exercising. Living with the worst stage of Bulimia is difficult and this puts your health at risk. This condition also poses negative effects that individuals will endure like dizziness, weakness, abdominal pain, bloating, hoarseness, acid reflux, feet and hands swelling and many more.
This condition is a common in individuals whose occupations are merely focused on appearances like celebrities and athletes. No wonder, several notable personalities are said to be suffering from this stressing eating disorder. Public figures have also revealed and spoken publicly about their suffering due to this eating disorder. However, individuals have to keep in mind that everybody can be victims not just the rich and famous.
4 Famous People
Nevertheless, it was found out that many of the sufferers are coming from the niche of famous personalities. Some of them are as follows:
1. Princess Diana
Being in the eye of the public constantly has put the Princess of Wales into pressure and due to depression; Bulimia has become her way of coping. She had dealt with this condition for many years, and binging and vomiting have become her escape mechanism. She was proud of herself because she had overcome the condition completely.
2. Jane Fonda
She is a reigning fitness queen in her time and one of the many individuals who are suffering from Bulimia. She revealed that she became Bulimic as an actress and model at the age of 21, and her suffering is immense. Despite her condition, she still manages to talk about her personal battle against eating disorder to other individuals. This somehow educates people about Bulimia and how it affects one’s life.
3. Geri Halliwell
She is a famous member of the hottest girl group The Spice Girls. She has been obsessed to stay thin which leads her to pressure. This pressure is the reason why she developed Bulimia and suffers from this condition. She has also become exercise freak because of her strong intention to be slim.
4. Alanis Morissette
She is a famous singer with striking success in the international scene. She believed that professional pressure is the reason why she developed an eating disorder. She blames this pressure for her weight issues. She suffered from Bulimia between ages 14 to 18 but glad that she had made a way to overcome this.
Many of these famous people have recovered from the condition. However they can no longer deny that once in their life, this has caused their sufferings.