christina ricciChristina Ricci recently opened up about her troubled past:

“I had been really anorexic until I was like 16. They were going to hospitalize me, and I was worried about people force-feeding me through a tube. I didn’t want that, so I fought the disease.” “I remember the overwhelming feeling of hopelessness when I was in the middle of it. My brain had basically become my biggest tormentor. I’d become afraid of myself.”

… says Christina in Black Book magazine. Article by Skinny vs. Curvy, referred by Lauren  Johnson *     *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *       *       *      *      *      *      *      * I really appreciate that Christina refers to anorexia as a disease – because that’s what it is. And it is a very mental thing. It becomes just as much about control as it can be about wanting to be thin. There are so many reasons why people develop eating disorders and it’s very hard to overcome. Having celebrities confess that they had eating disorders proves that the industry is not pushing healthy messages of what people should look like. But it’s inspiring when people like Christina open up and talk about eating disorders and how serious they can be.