Actor Mayim Bialik, who is part of the popular sitcom ‘Big Bang Theory‘, she recently shared that she has been recovering from eating disorders for the past two years. According to a report by Today, the actress said she had been dealing with pressure to look fit for Hollywood.
The revelation occurred in an episode of the The collapse of Mayim Bialik podcast, where the 45-year-old actress spoke about her struggle for the first time. “This is the first time I’ve talked about it, because people ask me, ‘Well, why are you so overweight?’ Well, because I’m a compulsive eater and besides being anorexic and restrictive, “said Bialik.
He was also joined by author and activist Glennon Doyle, who has also previously spoken out about his own eating disorder. Bialik grew up in the spotlight as the teen star of ‘To flourish‘. She said Doyle’s bravery inspired her a lot and decided it was time to tell her own story.
On her podcast, the actress also mentioned that she was once called “brave” for the simple fact of being in a movie, when she weighed more than her usual weight. “I’m trying to relieve the pressure of weighing 15 pounds less, which is what I quote, ‘it should be’ by Hollywood standards. I’m trying to free myself from the pressure of worrying about wearing the clothes that make me look like those other women, even though I’m not those other women. Those are, like, my short-term goals for 2021, ”said the actress, who is a mother of two boys.
Congratulations to the actress for speaking her truth, for sharing her struggle, and for also talking about her mental health (she had previously shared that she had a history of depression and had stressed the importance of therapy and medication).