Katie Kurik finally lifted the weight off her shoulder.
The 64-year-old radio presenter spoke very openly about how he struggled with bulimia in the 1980s in his memoir “Going There”.
In a book he received before the Post was released on October 26, he detailed how he had suffered from eating disorders for seven or eight years since he was a teenager. In one chapter he wrote that he did not go to Smith College and was so depressed that he drank soda and water. Then he stuck his finger in her throat to let go of himself.
The Langar woman’s book also describes how her family took the diet seriously and that it was a “lifestyle” in her home. His mother and sisters survived in Tab soda and cottage cheese.
“Hunger, cheating, drinking, cleaning – it takes years to break the cycle,” he writes.
But decades later, Couric is learning to love his body, he told people in his book profile. “When I go to the doctor, I pull back – I look,” he said. “Sometimes I flatly refuse. I don’t want it to ruin my day.”
He also reflected on memories of eating among his family.
“I think there was a side to perfectionism and high achievement, it was part of our family, and it caused dissatisfaction with my body,” he told People. “Women were under a lot of pressure and diet was part of the culture.”
“Like many women in our generation, I wanted to be thin and skinny,” added the former Today show host. “I remember the years when Twiggy in the ’60s was very angry and shaped that era. And it seemed like there was a very thin ideal body type.”
Kurik went through bulimia when he saw how bad it was for his health and those around him.
“I’m really starting to realize how dangerous this is,” he told People. “When Karen Carpenter died [of heart failure caused by years of anorexia] In 1983, this shocked me radically. ”The carpenter was a famous singer and drummer, he was known as the single“ I’m Looking for Love ”/“ I’ll Be Yours ”and was part of the musical duo“ The Carpenters ”.
“I try my best. I think some of my neuroses may have been sent to them, but I emphasize healthy eating and taking care of yourself,” he continued. Kurik. “Food still plays a slightly bigger role in my mind, but it’s almost not.”
If you or someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder, you can get help. Call the National Eating Disorders Association’s (800) 931-2237 hotline or visit nationaleatingdisorders.org. Or call or visit the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Related Diseases at (888) 375-7767. anad.org