By Jason the 200 lb. Cowboy

Lauren Alaina recently opened up about her struggles with an eating disorder. In case you missed it, during a Facebook Live Interview with Motto, Lauren revealed that her problems began following her appearance on season ten of “American Idol.”

“I had bulimia for a few years,” she said. “I was really sick. I don’t know that person – I can’t believe that was me.”

The 21-year-old added, “I just desperately wanted to be thin. That’s all I thought. I was obsessed with it, which it was ridiculous because I had everything going for me. I was following my dream. Everything I wanted at the time, I was getting. But I was obsessed with this other thing that was making me unhappy.”

Lauren credits her mother with helping her get through it. “My mom made me look in the mirror every day and say three things that I loved about myself,” she shared. While at first it was hard for her to come up with anything to say, she doesn’t have that problem now. Lauren says, “I try to remind myself of the things that I like about myself that make me who I am.”

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