“I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years after that,” Katie says. “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?'” Couric said. “That is such a huge thing for people who wrestle with this.”
Katie said that she overcame the issue through therapy and fear she would do permanent damage to her body.
The interview with Lovato airs Monday on Katie’s talk show. Check your local listings for time and channel.
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