In the September issue of Glamour, “Girls” star Zosia Mamet reveals she had and still deals with a serious eating disorder that has affected her whole life.
“I was told I was fat for the first time when I was eight. I’m not fat; I’m never been fat. But ever since then, there has been a monster in my brain that tells me I am – that convinces me my clothes don’t fit or that I’ve eating too much.”
The 26-year-old went on to say, “At times it has forced me to starves myself, to run extra miles, to abuse my body.”
It wasn’t until her dad made her get help that she realized her disease was affecting everyone, not just her.
“He came home one night from a party, took me by the shoulders, and said, ‘You’re not allowed to die’. It was the first time I realized this wasn’t all about me. I didn’t care if I died, but my family did. That’s the thing about these kind of disorders: They’re consuming; they make you egocentric; they’re all you can see.”
Even though she has been to treatment, it is still a daily battle for her;
“Today I am at a healthy weight, though I realize that my obsession will always be with me in some way.”
For the full interview, make sure to check out Glamour’s September Issue on stands now.