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The Real Housewives of New York City

Real Housewives of New York City's Jules Wainstein Says Confessing Her Eating Disorder to Costar Bethenny Frankel Was 'Cathartic'

Originally posted 05/12/2016 09:25AM

When she joined the cast of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City this season, Julianne "Jules" Wainstein knew it meant risking a public discussion about her eating disorder – and sure enough, it did.

"She looks like a really thin girl ... she looks like there's an issue," said her costar, the unapologetic Bethenny Frankel, during the premiere episode. "I wrote a book called Naturally Thin. This is not naturally thin."

A few episodes later, Frankel, 45, and Wainstein, 35, sat down for some one-on-one time, and Wainstein came clean about her battle with anorexia and bulimia.

In this week's issue of PEOPLE, the Hong Korn-born socialite opens up about how being honest about her struggles has helped her.

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The Real Housewives of New York City

Real Housewives of New York City's Jules Wainstein Opens Up About Struggling with Anorexia That Got Her Down to Just 80 Lbs.: 'It Consumed My Entire Life'

Originally posted 05/11/2016 10:45AM

Julianne "Jules" Wainstein thinks "secrets keep you sick," which is why she didn't hold back when discussing her eating disorder on Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City last week.

In this week's issue of PEOPLE, the Hong Korn-born socialite and RHONY newbie opens up about her battle with anorexia, which began in high school.

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Candace Cameron Bure on Her Struggles with Bulimia: 'It Was Never About the Weight, It Was an Emotional Issue'

Candace Cameron Bure on Her Struggles with Bulimia: 'It Was Never About the Weight, It Was an Emotional Issue'

Originally posted 05/04/2016 11:55AM

Even though Candace Cameron Bure grew up in the spotlight, it wasn't until after her run on Full House was over that she developed an eating disorder.

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Mariel Hemingway Breaks the Family Cycle with Her Eating Disorder Recovery: 'It's Been Such a Deep Issue for My Family'

Mariel Hemingway Breaks the Family Cycle with Her Eating Disorder Recovery: 'It's Been Such a Deep Issue for My Family'

Originally posted 04/12/2016 12:00PM

Recovering from an eating disorder was a long process for Mariel Hemingway – one that helped her to realize that the issue was deeply ingrained in her family. She says her father, Jack, and grandfather, Ernest, both had their own preoccupations with eating and exercise.

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Bodywatch

Woman Creates Cookbook for Others Suffering with Eating Disorders to Help Them Become Comfortable with Food Again

Originally posted 04/04/2016 11:50AM

While Francesca Baker was at an inpatient facility to get help with her eating disorder, food was often a topic of conversation.

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Bodywatch

The Words 'Binge' and 'Beautiful' Cause Emotional Reactions in Projects for Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Originally posted 02/26/2016 10:25AM

For people struggling with an eating disorder, seemingly benign words like 'beautiful' or 'binge' take on a new meaning.

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Bodywatch

People Recovering from Eating Disorders Respond to the Word 'Fat,' and It's Both Heartbreaking and Inspiring (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/23/2016 03:50PM

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Zosia Mamet Reflects on How Her Mother Influenced Her Body Image: 'She Struggled, So I Struggled'

Bodywatch

Zosia Mamet Reflects on How Her Mother Influenced Her Body Image: 'She Struggled, So I Struggled'

Originally posted 02/19/2016 03:55PM

Zosia Mamet candidly wrote about her eating disorder for Glamour in 2014, and now she's opening up again about how her mother's own issues with her body influenced Mamet's struggles.

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