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When Greta -- servant came -- radio city rock -- in 2000 she thought she would finally get her life in order.
It's -- up to thirty times a day and spending a hundred dollars down -- in that I keep speaking really depressed.
The lifelong dancer dreamed of becoming a -- and she was a little girl in Kansas City.
But when she made it to New York City she was in the throes of an eating disorders she struggled with since she was sixteen your result.
Classic go to -- would be that a person's cases that -- sour cream chips French onion death.
Pizza cookies you know -- salty crunchy creamy.
Then 25 year old -- -- would charge food purchases on her parents credit card binge and purge between performances in throughout the day until midnight.
Then her routine would start all over again.
I would wake up and every day I would say okay today's the -- -- going to do it.
Clinical psychologist and author of and emotional eating Jennifer tapes says because dancers are judged on their appearance they can fall into a vicious cycle.
There's also a lot of resources shows that people with changing in Bohemia.
Really really struggle with managing their emotions -- are misusing food to -- Greta says confusion and -- about being a lesbian also fueled her eating disorder.
She became completely exhausted and hopeless turning to self injury.
Could be -- -- make up then you know my -- I rations that might cost him loans and you know here Betty talking carrying on and and I was just thinking I was thinking about us having society nation concept and you know because it's just so miserable.
-- says although there are weight requirements the rockettes never pressured her to lose weight.
She showed up for every rehearsal and performance until the last week when she pulled a no show.
The fact that I would risk.
My job and for future you know future.
Seasons with that I was just night and caring about.
The dance any longer.
After two failed treatment attempts Greta checked into a 28 day program in Arizona.
Harvard has a study that says 13 of people who struggled with eating disorder relapse.
Hey I think it's confusing because I think it really depends on that there -- that -- pursuit.
This time treatment works in credit was able to pursue another jury.
Becoming a psychotherapist.
Specializing in eating disorders.
You know I know exactly what it's like to be -- union the conflict that it you know between the recovery and part of yourself and eating disorder part of yourself that's.
You know and and how hard it is to manage that.
-- 39 years old Greta has a good relationship with food and as tools to cope if she ever has negative thoughts.
She -- written a book about her journey called something spectacular.
The true story of one -- battle with Italy emea.
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