Sarah Ferguson Opened Up About Her Battle With Eating Disorders: "I Wanted To Be As Beautiful As Princess Diana"

Date August 30, 2018

Women of the royal family just like the rest of us want to look slender and attractive. But sometimes, this desire grows into paranoia. That was exactly what happened to Sarah Ferguson when she suffered from eating disorders.


Sarah Ferguson opened up about her battle with bulimia

Sometimes, the road to a skinny body can be more dangerous as it seems. Women of the royal family got used to living in the spotlight, which means they should always look gorgeous. Sarah Ferguson turned her desire to have a slender figure into a real obsession, which resulted in the eating disorder called bulimia.

In a podcast with Dr. Vijay Murthy, Ferguson opened up about what it felt like to live with the condition.

I realized that actually it wasn’t a treat and, in fact, what I was doing was almost going to kill myself.


Sarah confessed the reason she got bulimia was connected with her obsessive desire to look as “beautiful and thin as Princess Diana.”

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How Sarah managed to overcome addiction

Everyone who's ever suffered from eating disorders knows how hard it may be to overcome addiction. Fortunately, Sarah Ferguson found the way out.


After finding herself in a “dangerous” place, Sarah learned to be a comfort eater. Today, Ferguson hopes to be a “human bridge” for all people suffering from eating disorders. She says the first step to recovery is asking for help.

If Sarah did it, you can do it too!

Princess Diana also suffered from bulimia

Sarah Ferguson was not the only royal who suffered from eating disorders. Princess Diana was diagnosed with bulimia after discovering her husband’s affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles.

Diana stated to BBC:

I didn’t like myself, I was ashamed because I couldn’t cope with the pressures. I had bulimia for a number of years, and that’s like a secret disease…


What we all should learn from these women is not to deal with a condition alone. If you feel you can’t get over an eating disorder by yourself, it’s always better to address for a professional help. Remember, there is nothing here to be ashamed of. Be healthy!

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