Male TV/Movie Star Admits to Being a Compulsive Overeater

love2eatinpa, 23 February 2010, 22 comments
Categories: Famous People Who Suffer from an ED
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A friend of mine sent this to me yesterday. I thought it was really interesting to see a famous man admitting this on national television and in a book.

Personally, I didn’t recognize the name Jeff Garlin, but I certainly recognized him from the movies. I admire him for coming forward, I’m sure it wasn’t easy.

Clearly it is not just us “regular” folks who suffer from this. We all know that admitting we have a problem is the first step to fixing it. I wish him all the best.


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  1. Kim
    23 February 2010, 5:41 pm

    I didn’t recognize the name either, but I recognize him from “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” I think it’s so good when people in the public eye come forward about this stuff. It removes a lot of shame. Thanks for passing along!
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..A weekend in words =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    that’s a great point about the shame, kim, and i agree!

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  2. christie @ honoring health
    23 February 2010, 6:11 pm

    I think that is awesome that he was willing to come forth like that. I wish more celebs would do the same.
    .-= christie @ honoring health´s last blog ..Un-Stuck: The Finally. =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    my gosh, could you imagine if all celebrities would come out like that?! i bet half of hollywood has some kind of eating disorder, but no one ever wants to admit to it.

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  3. jackie callahan
    23 February 2010, 7:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing that. I think it helps every time any one comes forward and gets honest about food addiction; it helps us get the support and recognition for the problem. Too many people still think it’s a matter of weakness, or will power, or determination, and it’s not fair to be judged like that. When a celebrity comes forward, it gives even more visibility to the problem. So thanks!
    .-= jackie callahan´s last blog ..Lean On Me =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    you’re right, jackie, we all feel a little more validated and a little less “alone” when other people step forward, especially someone who lives in the public eye. hopefully it helps “normal” eaters to know just how (sadly) prevalent this disease is.

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  4. Diana
    23 February 2010, 8:05 pm

    Same here. I’m glad there are more people talking about it…really getting to the heart of it. That its an addiciton rather than over eating. Sad, but great that the word is getting out more!
    .-= Diana´s last blog ..Scale betrayal =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    yup, diana, most people, including myself up until i realized i had an eating disorder just over two years ago, thought it was just a matter of willpower.

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  5. Jody - Fit at 52
    23 February 2010, 8:49 pm

    I think we do need to get the word out. It is great that he went public! I actually have a post on eating but also eating disorder awareness as well. Kind of weird to put them together but I did….
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Diet & Dieting – Dr. J Guest Posts! =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    i read your post today and saw that, it was interesting.

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  6. Patsy
    24 February 2010, 4:11 am

    I seem to remember John Travolta admitting the same thing (this could be OLD news!)
    .-= Patsy´s last blog ..I *Heart* Weight Training! =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    Really!?!?? wow, i don’t remember that. but then, i haven’t been as aware until i knew i was a fellow sufferer.

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  7. Jill
    24 February 2010, 4:00 pm

    I do recognize the name, and was very surprised to see that he has an eating problem. I know he is a very heavy set man but I never thought anything of it. Thanks for passing this along. 🙂

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    i know, why would anybody think eating disorder, especially for a man, right? just goes to show…

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  8. Anonymous Fat Girl
    24 February 2010, 7:54 pm

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing – and for bringing this issue out in the open – because it’s not just regular folks that are dealing with this as well now know.
    .-= Anonymous Fat Girl´s last blog ..Don’t become an animal carcass in the Sahara Desert (or a weight loss blog casualty) =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    sadly, i bet the folks in the limelight have an even harder time with all the pressures of having to look young and thin. i would think it would make them want to binge all the more.

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  9. Jill
    25 February 2010, 8:07 pm

    Here another good and very funny interview of Jeff Garlin by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.
    http://blog.beliefnet.com/freshliving/2010/02/the-humor-to-hear-a-true-friend.html

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks, jill! i will check it out.

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  10. Jill
    25 February 2010, 8:32 pm

    You’re welcome. 🙂

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    i just got done watching it, it was hysterical.

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  11. Jill
    25 February 2010, 9:40 pm

    I’m glad you liked it, I was laughing all the way through. 🙂

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