Jules Wainstein is a proud mother and wife who is socializing with the top of NYC society. Looking at Jules it may seem she may have it made; however Jules has made it clear that she has suffered in the past and it took a lot of courage to make it through her darkest days.
Recently, we saw Jules open up to Carole and Bethenny regarding her battle with an eating disorder and how she hopes to turn her struggle into hope for other women going through the same issue.
Opening up to People magazine, Jules states:
“it was almost cathartic to come out with it. I believe that secrets keep you sick. When your friends are aware what behavior to look for, it helps. It’s like letting go.”
After ending her competitive swimming career at age 17 she started restricting her diet to 1,000 calories or under per day:
“I would make a list of things that I would eat and add up every meal, every calorie.”
“I had no energy. I was depressed, I slept a lot.”
Soon after the anorexia turned into bulimia and she would throw up anything that she ate going down to a frightening 80 lbs. Realizing she had a problem, she called her parents for help who put her in a treatment center where she started to heal:
“I gained weight. You start to appreciate life and your body. It was incredible.”
Jules also stated that she plans to be open with her children on her past and will not hide anything. She also states that she is “always going to be in recovery” but is focusing on her blessings:
“It’s a lot of work to be healthy coming from an eating disorder, but I feel really lucky.”
Jules has stated she felt alone and didn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel and is hoping that she can help others who may be in the same situation. I commend her for being open and honest as she is putting herself in a vulnerable spot on television; however hopefully she can use it as a platform for a greater cause.
Do you think Jules should write a book or go on speaking engagements like Carole has suggested? Are you surprised with how open she is on the subject?
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