[caption id="attachment_71715" align="aligncenter" width="594"] Snookie Reveals Battle With Anorexia: "It Got Really, Really Bad"[/caption]
Snooki talks about her dangerous affair with anorexia
Snooki is well-known for her role in Jersey Shore; however, her new lifestyle defies the wild child behavior she displayed in the popular reality show. She is now a mother and a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. That show will be the catapult for her to open up about a serious anorexia problem she had during high school.
The young star will reveal her struggle with an eating disorder on an upcoming Dancing with the Stars episode. She says she wants to help other young girls who are struggling with the same problem. She stated that she started out eating one salad every day, and then moved to eating a single cracker in a day. That eventually led to eating one grape every day to not eating anything at all for several days.
Snooki saw cheerleading as a major focus during her high school years. She struggled with maintaining a certain weight because she wanted to fit into that structure.
"Cheerleading was my life in high school but it wasn't always easy for me," she said. "I started to be anorexic. There were these little girls coming up, like freshmen, who were literally, like, 70 pounds."
"And I was like, my spot as a flier is going to get taken away. So I ended up starving myself," she continued. "I started eating one salad a day, and then it became, like, one cracker a day, and then it became just one grape a day. And then… just not eating at all for three days. It was a really, really, bad time for me."
She believes that all girls go through self-image worries. She wants those in danger of anorexia to know that they can overcome the disease in order to live a happy, healthy life. That dark period of her life is over now as she concentrates on being a good mother and role model to her child.
"I definitely though I should bring it up on this show because a lot of kids watch, and I just wanted kids to know they can overcome it," she told Us. "I think a lot of high school kids go through that, I think every girl struggles with that at some point, so it's important."
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Snooki Talks Anorexia Struggle During High School on Dancing With the Stars: "It Got Really, Really Bad"