News anchor and talk show host Katie Couric is used to asking tough questions, but recently she took her own turn in the hot seat when pop star and X-Factor judge Demi Lovato appeared on her show. Lovato has received a lot of attention recently for her struggles with eating disorders and has been quite vocal recently, acting as a spokeswoman for eating disorders. Showing solidarity with the singer, Couric revealed that she struggled with bulimia between the ages of 18 and 24 while she was at the University of Virginia and just as she was embarking on her career as a television journalist.
The New York Post reported that Couric was able to receive treatment from a therapist. By researching the effects that purging can have on your body, Miss Couric realized the importance of getting treatment. Though there is no definitive cure for eating disorders like bulimia, Katie Couric was able to recover by getting help.
“I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years after that,” Couric revealed during Lovato’s appearance on her talk show, which aired Sept. 24. “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.”
Katie Couric feels proud of her decision to reveal her own struggle with bulimia in order to inspire others. “I felt like it was the right thing to do.” She told E! News.
Katie Couric is a well-respected journalist with a reputation for being calm and in-control. The fact that she sought treatment to battle her eating disorder will hopefully serve to inspire others to get the help that they need.
Bulimia is a deadly disease and without getting the proper treatment, it can wage devastating effects on your physical and mental health. Katie Couric proves that with the right treatment, it’s possible to experience a lasting recovery and accomplish amazing things.