Taylor Swift has opened up in a recent Netflix documentary about her struggle to overcome an eating disorder.
In ‘Miss Americana’, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, she talked of her experience with the eating disorder punished and her negative body self-image after seeing her photos.
The pop star talked about her struggles and how she used to starve in a way to achieve double zero figure. She also told how she kept a check on her food and constantly exercise to achieve it.
In 2015, during her world tour, she felt as if she’s going to die in between.
Her struggles with the obsession of losing weight had been a several years long journey. It begin after a her photo on the cover of magazine got publish with the headline “Pregnant at 18?” Just because she wore something in which her tummy didn’t look flat.
“I didn’t know if I was going to feel comfortable with talking about body image and talking about the stuff I’ve gone through in terms of how unhealthy that’s been for me — my relationship with food and all that over the years,” she said. “But the way that (director) Lana (Wilson) tells the story, it really makes sense.
“I’m not as articulate as I should be about this topic because there are so many people who could talk about it in a better way. But all I know is my own experience. And my relationship with food was exactly the same psychology that I applied to everything else in my life: If I was given a pat on the head, I registered that as good. If I was given a punishment, I registered that as bad.”
She said in an interview with a channel.
“It’s not good for me to see pictures of myself every day,” she says in a voice-over in the film. “It’s only happened a few times, and I’m not in any way proud of it. A picture of me where I feel like I looked like my tummy was too big, or … someone said that I looked pregnant … and that’ll just trigger me to just starve a little bit — just stop eating.”