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The Boys' Nicola Correia-Damude in Two-Piece Workout Gear Says "It's Truth Time"

The actress opens up about her eating disorder in a vulnerable social media post.

Nicola Correia-Damude is opening up about her health struggles. In a new social media post, The Boys star gets transparent about a recent relapse into her eating disorder, while looking healthy and stunning in her workout gear. "Some truth time. I'm sharing this because I get some Peace from knowing others may be going through the same thing and need to read this today. To know they're not alone," she starts the deep and candid post. Here is everything you need to know about her confession. 


Her Eating Disorder Has Been "Really Bad Again" the Last Few Months

"My Eating Disorder has been really bad again these last few months," Nicola admits. "I feel like I was doing better there for a while. Starting to feel more Love and practicing active care for myself. But then a few new stressors came into my life and I went back down the rabbit hole."


She Has Been "Strict Dietings and Restricting Food" and Also Going On "Extreme Binges"


"Strict dieting and restricting of food groups followed by extreme binges. Preoccupation with exercise and constantly body-checking and comparing myself to others and my old self. Never feeling good enough and not being able to enjoy the Beautiful Life I have because of my obsession with changing my body," she continues. 


She Has Been Battling Disordered Eating for 35 Years

"And it didn't just take an emotional toll. It affected my physical health as well," she continues. "I'm doing better now but I can't believe that at 42 I'm still trapped in this cycle. That, after almost 35 years of disordered eating and thinking, I am still so vulnerable to these episodes. It is an important reminder to me that Eating Disorders are complex mental health issues. My Life is wonderful. I am so lucky. I have a wonderful Career, supportive Family and Friends, constant positive reinforcement from my incredible Fans and the intellectual understanding and I am a strong and valuable person."


She Feels "Powerless" in Diet Culture

"But all of that can become powerless in the face of this life long struggle with body image and diet culture," she says. "I know that just by acknowledging this I am putting myself back on the path to healing and and getting back on track."


She Is "Committed" to Healing

"I am so much better than I used to be and I know I will continue to heal on a deeper level because I'm committed to finally getting to a place where I don't equate my value with my weight and where my brain doesn't fall back on disordered eating when I'm under stress. I believe in my Healing and my Future. And, just in case you need to hear it today, I believe in yours too," she concludes at the end of the post. 

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