Zosia Mamet opens up about eating disorder

Zosia In a column for Glamour magazine, Zosia Mamet has revealed she has had an eating disorder for years.

The Girls star has struggled with this problem since childhood and she admits she is still in recovery.

”I’ve struggled with an eating disorder since I was a child. This struggle has been mostly a private one, a war nobody knew was raging inside me. I tried to fight it alone for a long time. And I nearly died,” Zosia says.

”Here’s how I think of my eating disorder: I’m an addict in recovery. I was told I was fat for the first time when I was eight. I’m not fat; I’ve never been fat. But ever since then, there has been a monster in my brain that tells me I am — that convinces me my clothes don’t fit or that I’ve eaten too much. At times it has forced me to starve myself, to run extra miles, to abuse my body,” she adds.

zosia-mametMamet finally sought help thanks to her father.

”My dad eventually got me into treatment. He came home one night from a party, took me by the shoulders, and said, ‘You’re not allowed to die.’ It was the first time I realized this wasn’t all about me. I didn’t care if I died, but my family did. That’s the thing about these kinds of disorders: They’re consuming; they make you egocentric; they’re all you can see.”

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