katie couric bulimic

Should we be surprised that Katie Couric struggled with bulimia? I suppose not. I mean, not from a standpoint of “it’s something real women know how to do” but from a standpoint of “I think being on TV in their early 20’s would make anyone incredibly insecure, even if they seem as cool and confident as Katie Couric.”

She told Page Six:

“I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years after that. And I know this rigidity, this feeling that if you eat one thing that’s wrong, you’re full of self-loathing and then you punish yourself, whether it’s one cookie or a stick of gum that isn’t sugarless, that I would sometimes beat myself up for that. How do you have a healthy relationship with food, and say, “You know what, I can have one cookie and it’s OK?” That is such a huge thing for people who wrestle with this.”

I think that’s a huge thing for a lot of us (although until this moment I thought you lost calories by chewing sugar free gum, so that is a little upsetting).

Katie Couric has since overcome her disorder, and she looks great and healthy. Do you know how? By going to spin classes. Which are fun, and good for you, and won’t destroy your body. Remember: spin classes, they’re something real women who have happy lives know how to do.

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