Zosia Mamet Shock Her Fans With Revelations About Eating Disorder, Weight Issues

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By Smitha Nambiar | August 20, 2014 1:57 PM EST

Zosia Russell Mamet, or Zosia Mamet, popularly known as the Girls star revealed in the current issue of Glamour magazine that she has had weight issues and has been struggling with an eating disorder since childhood.

Zosia Mamet, who is one of the most popular television stars and has appeared in television series Mad Men, United States of Tara and Parenthood, is currently the bubbly star (Shoshanna) on the HBO original series Girls. In a detailed column on Glamour magazine, Zosia Mamet wrote that she has been upset about her weight and has been struggling all her life with eating disorders. "I was told I was fat for the first time when I was 8. I'm not fat; I've never been fat. But ever since then, there has been a monster in my brain that tells me I am - that convinces me my clothes don't fit or that I've eating too much," wrote Mamet.

The actresses' column on the Glamour magazine is extremely compelling as she narrated the pain and trauma that she went through because she thought she was "fat!" Her eating disorder took a toll on her health and also her mind. Mamet over exercised and even starved herself to achieve the dream figure that every girl was desperate for. In the process, she abused her body and became a depressed and lonely young girl.

Recollecting her memories about how her father eventually got her into treatment, the Girls actress said, "My dad came home one night from a party, took me by the shoulders, and said, 'You're not allowed to die.' It was the first time I realized this wasn't all about me. I didn't care if I died, but my family did." Zosia Mamet remembered that she was only 17 and waiting to die. The beautiful actress further said that these kinds of disorder "consume" and make the victim feel egocentric.

Mamet feels that people who are going through obsessive eating disorders or have "food control issues" should speak up. "We all suffer in some small way; we are all a little bit ashamed of that second cupcake. Let's diminish the stigma. Let's remind one another that we're beautiful. Maybe you'll help a friend. Maybe you'll help yourself. And if you're reading this and you're suffering, please know you're not alone. Tell someone: The people who love you will listen, I promise. And you'll feel better," wrote Mamet.
She said that though she is at a healthy weight today, her obsession will remain for years to come.

Click here to read the detailed column by Zosia Mamet on Glamour magazine.

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