Stacy London Reveals Eating Disorders After Lady Gaga Calls For 'Body Revolution'
What Not To Wear host Stacy London, 43, seemed to answer Lady Gaga's call for a "Body Revolution 2013" when she confessed her past with eating disorders like anorexia and compulsive overeating. "I felt like I'd never had a serious boyfriend and I really wanted to be attractive," London tells People of the time when she dropped to 90 pounds and had to be hospitalized. "I was 22 and weighed as much as a golden retriever."
London, who went on to be an assistant to the executive fashion editor of Vogue, then began to eat too much, doubling her weight in merely a year. "When I went from 90 to 180 pounds, I hated myself," London said. "I was so nervous all the time. I started eating to calm myself down. I would eat four almond croissants just to get myself to work. I started eating unlimited amounts of pudding mix. I could not get enough food in me," London revealed. "I was eating loaves of bread, boxes of cereal. I was so devastated that I couldn't be like all these beautiful people at Vogue."
Now the host of What Not, a much healthier and healthier-looking London divulges more details of her troubled past and weight issues in her new book The Truth About Style, which hits stands just as the recently-lampooned and slightly curvier Lady Gaga called on people to affirm their bodies, regardless of weight, shape or critique. "There's always that fear I'll get caught up in eating disorders again," London admitted. "Counterbalancing that with positive thought is what I try to concentrate on now."
The Truth About Style comes out October 2.
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