May I Take Your Disorder?
April 24, 2009 by beecup
‘American Idol’ judge Kara DioGuardi spilled the pork and beans on her eating disorder.
“I’ve never spoken about this. I had kind of a binge eating disorder where, instead of dealing with my emotions, I would stuff them down with food,” DioGuardi admits to ‘Extra.’
“I never threw up or starved myself. It was an eating disorder. I actually went into a treatment center for it…I would get up and eat in the middle of the night.”
She calls that an eating disorder? I call that early breakfast. I went into a treatment centre, too. The International House of Pancakes.
DioGuardi says following her bliss instead of her swallowing her chips helped her overcome her food issues.
“The moment I started doing music, the moment I did what I loved to do in my life and committed to it, I didn’t have those problems anymore,” she says. “I have my outlet. I have that form of expression. I can go to the studio and talk about my feelings.”
Not content with just helping herself, DioGuardi has a studio at Phoenix House, an L.A. treatment centre where she motivates youth to build their self-confidence.