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Brian well of course you remember her Tracey gold played the role of carefree Carol Seaver in the TV series growing pains.
-- -- Well it's been years and she start on that series and -- -- growing pains of her own along the way at nineteen.
Tracy -- a very public battle when she suffered from anorexia.
Well a few years later the disorder nearly took her life.
Today she's fully recovered and is helping others battled their own eating disorders -- new reality show in joining me now is actress author.
Of room to grow.
And host of the new lifetime series -- secrets Tracey gold project seen hanging city here we're having such a great conversation before we can dance I don't really believe that this show that you're doing is so important.
For our society I know that you pitch this because of the life experience you had -- your -- eating this.
Well absolutely I mean it was really close to my heart and throughout the years you know since I got sick and -- I have recovered -- people come up to me throughout the years and said you know my sister my friend.
It has -- -- you know this opens police who have.
Whispered in quiet and -- -- you know.
Think it is -- I didn't and a little bit of -- -- secrecy had I want it to.
Shed -- light on me and talk about it in open up a conversation and show people that it's not this.
-- it's you know it's -- red carpet disease and I think that you know.
The media tries to put on it.
It's -- really painful isolating lonely.
Pleased to be it people died from it absolutely not something that people just get over and -- gloss over at and I think the weird thing is that people think that you know.
You these CD anorexic and that's the person who kind of -- it.
A lot of times.
Most of them I've heard people dying all our normal weight girls who have believe me.
And have just gone too far with an -- Yeah I think that's weird like a lot of people don't see like the red flags because you can height that I wanna take a look.
At a clip because you go inside the lives of some these women struggling with eating disorders.
I have as well -- into osteoporosis.
I lost a lot of my hair.
Okay so we're I think care -- she she's not scared.
Had another island dental problems too.
At this weight.
It if she were left to her own devices and would continue losing weight and her life expectancy.
Could be months to a few years.
Think it's so important for young women to smoothness and what -- world -- -- -- hundred planes in this images that we see you weren't actress yeah I mean you.
You probably felt that pressure to perform well you -- here's the thing I mean I obviously I felt pressure and being ITV series he's -- Definite pressure but I I also think that if -- to cross our society and I think nowadays you can worsen when I got sick but that that the mishaps like.
Media and Internet and all the pictures and all let me Google will anything not photo and you know you can see exactly Photoshop it all that source of an unreal expectations I mean you -- this thing work.
You know nowadays with like this Miley Cyrus and Demi -- these beautiful young girls who are normal weight and somehow they're there -- they're.
She -- for for not being a size zero and I think the that's such a mixed horrible message that's being sent out to young girls and then we on the flip side we have this obesity property and in society and there is a story yesterday about this third grade boy in Ohio whose 200 pounds now.
He was taken -- now the first of this kind taken away from -- -- put in Foster care.
Where does Tracey gold come down.
I here's what I think -- I'm certainly not the expert on this it's just purely an opinion and mine in my opinion is I hate to see a child taken away from.
Any parent so I would hope that there would be education for the mother rather than removing him from -- home I think we get into a scary kind of slippery slope of Big Brother kind and being able to take a child out -- -- Abuse absolutely then you need to step -- but this seems -- this is an honor roll student come beloved child.
Who is -- and I would hope that you could keep him in -- home.
Educate the mother get him help and and not have to shake up his world and I have I had accepted by the second -- seven year old and my heart like just.
Just breaks to think he if he wouldn't be in his home to check out what that mother must be going through so -- we're all going to be watching on lifetime.
Your show starving secret Tracey gold premieres December 2 10 PM thank you -- -- so much.
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