Alexis Bellino Discusses Her Anorexia and Bulimia Battle

‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ star Alexis Bellino has opened up about her past struggles with anorexia and bulimia with the hope that she can help someone else overcome it. In an interview with E! Online, Alexis says she suffered from both anorexia and bulimia, which got worse when she was 18 and in college.

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“I would go days without eating, because it does consume you… I would do both [purging and starving], but mostly purging because I would be out with friends. It’s not pretty.”

After suffering from anorexia and bulimia for years, Alexis says, “it’s time to try to help people with something I overcame.”

“Someone can be 10 years free of [an eating disorder]. Your life can go back to normal. I’ve been through a lot of therapy over the years.”

Alexis says she knows she’s not completely cured of the eating disorders, but says it can be controlled and it’s something you don’t have to practice.

Ladies, you can get a handle on it and control your life. If Alexis can do it, you can too.