Hollywood often puts too much pressure on celebrities to constantly look perfect. Unfortunately this pressure causes some A-listers to do some pretty unhealthy things to remain slim and beautiful. Take a look at these 11 celebrities who suffer from eating disorders in an attempt to fit into the Hollywood mold. Thankfully, many of these stars have overcome their battles and today live a much happier and healthier lifestyle.
1. Demi Lovato
The former Disney star admits that her issues with food began when she was around 8-years old. The X-Factor judge confessed to overeating and said that sometimes she would bake a pan of cookies and eat the whole batch in one sitting. Lovato says then she became unhappy with her body and started going to extreme measures to lose weight. Lovato admits to throwing up and starving herself throughout her teenage years in hopes of maintaining a slim figure. Luckily, Demi has received the help she needs and now lives a drug-free and healthy lifestyle.
2. Brittany Snow
The Pitch Perfect star told the media in 2007 that she had suffered from anorexia for over nine years. The 28-year old actress who battled weight issues during her teenage years also suffered from depression and self-mutilation. Snow admitted that by age 14, she weighed 87 lbs. and Guiding Light‘s producers called her into their office to talk about her size. Snow finally received help when she was 19. Doctors diagnosed her with anorexia, exercise bulimia (instead of throwing up you go to the gym for hours), depression and body dysmorphia. Amazingly, Snow still had an acting career throughout all of her health issues. Snow received treatment and says that today she is happy with her body and diet.
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