Jackie Goldschneider Writes Open Letter Amid Anorexia Recovery!
CelebnReality247.com reports that Jackie Goldschneider, 45, has been very open about her struggles with eating food and that she is starving everyday.
According to Jackie, she had been hiding her eating disorder for years but she could no longer hide it, especially since her kids started to question why mom only ate salad and the same meal every night.
Jackie has a fear of gaining weight since she was cubby when she was a teenager. The teasing from boys and peers in school made her feel less than. It was the cause of her disorder.
Now, years later, Jackie Goldschneider made the steps to get the help she needs to understand that eating food is ok.
Fast forward to now, she has “put on weight” and is “out of the danger zone” amid her recovery from anorexia, which she has battled — mostly privately — for the better part of two decades.
Jackie Goldschneider took to social media recently to update fans of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey”:
Tonight’s episode marked the beginning of my recovery from an 18 year-long eating disorder that took over my mind, my body and my life. 18 years of dangerous habits, secretive behaviors and obsessive eating and exercise patterns that I was terrified to let go of, because I wrapped so much of my identity around being thin. I was ashamed of my behavior around food and scared that people wouldn’t understand why or how I could do this to myself. I also didn’t know how to get help, as a middle aged woman with 4 young children.
There’s so much shame around ED’s and so many things that people don’t know about them, and because of that, millions of us struggle in silence. A person dies every 52 minutes from an eating disorder, which means over 10,000 deaths each year.
In my darkest days, I desperately wanted to see someone who had suffered like I suffered, and who had successfully recovered and lived a happy life. When I ultimately decided to acknowledge and recover from this, I wanted to be that person for as many other people as I could. Having these conversations on camera was terrifying at times and heartbreaking to watch back, but I am so thankful that I’m finally on this road and I’m grateful to Bravo for allowing me to break my silence so publicly, so that people know there is no shame in having an eating disorder or in asking for help, and that help is available for anyone at any stage of life.
If you are struggling with an eating disorder please call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at (800) 931-2237 or visit www.nationaleatingdisorders.org for help getting started with recovery.
Thank you for all of your messages of love and support. They have been so empowering and incredibly appreciated!
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